History in the Making – Sunday, Oct. 28, was an historic day for Edgefield County as Republican Baptist Church hosted the commissioning service for a new “church plant” known as the Hispanic Baptist Church of Edgefield County, which will become the first church of its kind in Edgefield. In speaking with The Advertiser regarding this […]
By Ethel Butler – Mount Canaan Baptist Church celebrated its annual Women’s Day Program, Sunday, October 28. The theme was “Women Becoming Vessels of Honor.” Sis. Doris D. Blalock served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The speaker, Rev. Loraine Dee Ryan, was introduced by Rev. Dr. Sallie B.Cooks. Rev. G. L. Brightharp, pastor, presented the Woman […]
Many dogs – and a few other animals, too – came to The Episcopal Church of the Ridge on Sunday for the 12th annual Blessing of the Animals. This service is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. To honor gentle St. Francis, pets come to church for blessing as a […]
Jonathan Holston is second African-American in the position Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is the new resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Holston took the role on Sept 1. The most favored episcopacy candidate in the elections at the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, he was overwhelmingly elected on the […]
One of our correspondents, Sigrid Fowler, spent a month in Jerusalem this summer at a university there studying Hebrew. She writes a Bible study article each week for The Advertiser and she supplied us with some pictures to go with her articles, some of which we offer here.
The Right Reverend Andrew Waldo, Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, made his annual visitation today, June 24, to the Episcopal Church of the Ridge. One new communicant was received into the Episcopal Church as the entire congregation renewed their Baptismal Covenant during service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Edgefield. Bishop […]
On June 22, fourteen youth and seven adults from St. William Catholic Church in Ward visited the Catholic Diocese of Charleston and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. During the trip, the group visited with The Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone, who is the 13th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. They also […]
Spann United Methodist Church in Ward will have its annual Good Friday service at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 6. The service will include hymns about the Cross and a meditation by Pastor John Kneece. On Easter morning, Spann will have a service at 9:45. Spann’s membership has increased recently, with typical attendance of more […]