A Resurrection Recipe for the Young

A Resurrection Recipe for the Young

The day before Good Friday (Maundy Thursday), the four-year-olds in the God’s Little Angels class at the First Baptist Church, Edgefield, were busy learning how to make Resurrection Muffins, under the guidance of classmate Mary Judith’s grandmother, Judith Hamilton of Johnston. She guided them through the Easter story and what each part of the muffin […]

Rev. Ernest M. Gordon 50 Years in the Pulpit

Rev. Ernest M. Gordon 50 Years in the Pulpit

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is announcing the retirement of Rev. Ernest M. Gordon. Rev. Gordon has been a pastor for 50 years. He has led Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church for 46 years. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will be helping Rev. Gordon celebrate his 50 years of leading the lost to Christ with a retirement ceremony […]

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Steven Hendrickson, NSO’s Principal Trumpet to Perform at Spann UMC in Ward

Although he is usually seen with the National Symphony Orchestra in white tie and tails, when he performs in the local area he is dressed more informally.  This is Steven Hendrickson, principal trumpet for the National Symphony Orchestra which is based in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  Not only is Steven a musician, among […]

Sweetwater Baptist to Host Wild Game Supper

Sweetwater Baptist Church will host their 8th Annual Wild Game Supper, Saturday, March 8, starting at 5:00.  This year’s event will feature Hank Hough, Dan the Animal Man, and King’s Cause.  Hank Hough, of Kingdom Dog Ministries from Spring, Texas, will be showcased at the adults’ service.  He will use his black labs to teach […]

Philippi Baptist Church to Celebrate 200 Years

Philippi Baptist Church to Celebrate 200 Years

On February 23, 2014, Philippi Baptist Church of Johnston will celebrate 200 years since the church was organized to serve a rural area of the Johnston community. The church began on February 26, 1814, as the “Baptist Church of Christ at Bull Branch”, which was founded by 25 charter members. On that inaugural date in […]

Ski Trip Taken by Four Area Churches

Ski Trip Taken by Four Area Churches

Four area churches joined together in a ski trip to West Virginia over the last weekend. The trip was organized by Eric and Helen Thompson. Those going: Harmony United Methodist, Johnston First Baptist, Providence Baptist, Little Stevens Creek Baptist.  The travelers all joined together at the ski resort for the photo.

Cowboy Church at Sandy Oaks Farm

Cowboy Church at Sandy Oaks Farm

Come As You Are – All Welcome – By Tiffani Ireland – “Home grown and old fashioned.”  That is how Sandy Quarles, co-owner with her husband, Wesley, of Sandy Oaks Farm, home of the annual Sandy Oaks Rodeo, describes the church services that occur every Thursday night at the farm.  Known as cowboy church, theses […]

Pies for Parsonage

Pies for Parsonage

Edgefield United Methodist Church is working toward fundraising for the new parsonage now underway on Buncombe Street. On Tuesday of this week these three  ladies of the church – Mary Elizabeth Ouzts (left), Patsy Gilliam, and Lois Keesley (right), AKA “Rowdy Rebellettes” – were making chicken pot pies, already sold, to the public.  Church member […]