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Church thanks pastor for 50 years of service

We've all heard the old saying, "Give me my flowers while I am living so I can enjoy them." That's what the members of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Fleming did for their pastor Nov. 7.

November 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


People make Liberty great

Six years ago when my wife Judy and I drove into Hinesville on Highway 84, we quickly realized Hinesville is not an ordinary town.

November 16, 2009 | By Rev. Will Carter Columnist | Faith


Goodbye to dear friends

Our community has a friend. Our community has many friends. However, one friend really comes to mind this week. Perhaps the reason for this is that we will soon bid farewell to him and his wife.

November 09, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


Stephen ministers called to service

First Baptist Church of Hinesville recently began a new ministry program called Stephen Ministry.

November 09, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Government should not be parents

It's that time again. November third is coming and you have to decide: Will you go stand in line and navigate the waters of the voting pool? Or will you say, "I just don't have time for this, and what difference does it make anyway? I'm not going." Or, how about this one: "I don't like the choices. I'm not even going to vote this time." I actually had one person say to me in a restaurant this week, "Unless they can give me someone worth voting for, why should I bother?"

November 02, 2009 | By Dr. Tim Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Camp meeting is tradition at Pleasant Grove

It has been an exciting week of celebration for Pleasant Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Camp meeting services began last Sunday evening and will culminate today at 3:30 p.m.

November 02, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Long countians help Kentucky ministry

Three Long County women, with the help of a few others, are doing their part to help the poor this winter.

October 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Faith


Come forth, invest in God

Prayer is special. Prayer is unique. Prayer is communion. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire uttered or expressed unto God, through Jesus Christ, His son.

October 26, 2009 | By Dr. Lucile Smiley Columnist | Faith


What my pastor means to me

Pastors spend many hours encouraging and supporting members of their congregations. During the week - and especially on Sundays - they help people cope with a myriad of issues and problems.

October 26, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Camp meetings continue at St. Peter's

St. Peter's AME Church next weekend will continue a tradition that started around the time of the Civil War.

October 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Faith


'Angels All Around'

I discovered that penning a second book was far easier than the first one, partly because of what I learned in the first process - the process of dealing with editing, publishing, marketing and such - but more so because of the themes and content.

October 19, 2009 | By Dr. Tom Smiley Special to the Courier | Faith


Senior stays active with church, family, hobbies

At the tender age of 82, Myrtle Caison is still going strong. She is used to to being busy and has not allowed the passing of time to dampen her spirit or hinder her drive.

October 19, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


God will take us from depressed to refreshed

It goes without saying that today, as never before, we are faced with mounting problems and issues that weigh heavily upon us as we struggle just to make it through the day.

October 12, 2009 | By Bishop John Lockett Columnist | Faith


It's time to come home

There is something special about returning to our local churches - coming home. It does not matter how far you have traveled or how many churches you have attended, returning home is exciting.

October 12, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Show appreciation for your ministers

"It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-13, New Living Translation).

October 05, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


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ValueSpeak: Thriving is more than simply surviving

The doctors called it “failure to thrive.”

February 11, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Receive God's gift through His Son

Is the word "propitiate" a part of your vocabulary?

February 10, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Valentine's Day — according to kids



Kids are pretty honest and upfront about their feelings. So who better to ask about the meaning of Valentine's Day?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Weatherman turns embarrassing situation into hilarious stand-up routine



We all have times in our lives when things don't go according to plan. We lose jobs, illness befalls us or family tragedies strike. But how many of us have dealt with a train wreck on live TV?

February 09, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Why "American Sniper" is not "just a movie"

"American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as a patriotic sniper serving in the Iraq War, is not “just a movie." It serves as a chilling reminder of the realities of war — a war that remains an afterthought for many Americans who weren't directly involved in the action — and the hurtful feelings many Americans still hold towards Islam.

February 09, 2015 | Sohaib Awan Deseret News | Faith


'Religious' objections to vaccinations? There really aren't any

In the national debate over immunizing children, much has been said about "religious objections" to vaccines claimed by parents. Finding a religion whose tenets object to the practice, however, is difficult.

February 09, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith


How to overcome past mistakes

Jay Gatsby, the main character of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby," is obsessed with the past. He longs for days when he was with the lovable Daisy Buchanan. He uses this desire as fuel to find success and wealth, hoping that he could win back Daisy. This desire almost acts like a poison, leading him down a path that eventually leads him to his death.

February 08, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Minister, minister, make me a match

In the fall of 1980, two young, single Catholics arrived on the campus of Georgia Tech University to begin graduate programs. Both regularly attended church services and events at the Catholic student center hoping to find connections in a new place.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


The little-known relationship between religion and chocolate

Chocolate has a rich history, involving centuries-old Mayan and Aztec rituals, Spanish colonizers and, surprisingly, Catholic priests.

February 08, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret Media Companies | Faith


Make the right call: Go with God

The other evening, I watched the Super Bowl with several people from our church. I wasn't a fan of either team, so I really didn't care who won.

February 07, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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