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Religion

  • Richburg UMC has "A God-sized vision"

    The Richburg United Methodist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary on Oct. 7 with much fan fare.
    At this homecoming and church anniversary service, about 100 friends and family gathered to thank God for their many years of existence as a church family, said pastor, the Rev. Linda T. Jenkins.
    “It was an amazing day!” she said.

  • Walking revival

    Rev. Keith Hinson has been working and planning for revival for more than a month now, but not the revival at his own church.
    Hinson is pastor of Woodward Baptist Church. In September, he and members of his congregation embarked on "40 Days of Revival," walking through Chester each day carrying a cross. The walks, which take place every day except Wednesday and Sunday do end about the time the church's revival starts on Oct. 14, but Hinson said his vision reaches beyond the walls of Woodward.

  • A well-spent summer...by Rev. Will McBrayer

    This summer my wife and I were able to join Liberty Baptist church on a mission trip to Haiti. Before we could even get the idea in our heads, our son Blair who is only nine-years-old, said he wanted to go.
    We explained that there wouldn’t be any air-conditioning and it wouldn’t at all be like a trip to the beach. He wasn’t concerned about that and was ready to go.
    The wonderful people at Liberty were so accepting of our little missionary.

  • Organ concert planned for Purity...by Shamira McCray

    Purity Presbyterian Church welcomes back Timothy Smith. He is the former interim director of music and organist for Purity. Smith will be in concert on Sunday, July. 29 at the church and will perform a recital completely from memory. The organ concert will begin at 7 p.m. It is expected to draw crowds from Chester, as well as the Columbia and Charlotte regions.
    “Tim is a long time organist at Purity,” Ed West, interim director of music at the church, said. “He was well known in our community and part of our chorus.”

  • Someone did something good

    This article is as much about the person behind the story as it is about the story, itself. It's also very interesting and quite moving. It started about 82 years ago when Willie Lynn Rodman Drews was born. Growing up in the Rodman area with her two sisters, they "were taught to respect all people". Becoming adults, the sisters eventually went their respective ways and had their own families. One sister remained in Chester, another moved to Charleston and Willie Lynn settled in Georgia.

  • Christ Central Ministries wins $25K grant

    The Chester community, including students away at college and friends from as far away as Africa, rallied in support to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm for Christ Central Ministries, said project leader Kathi Gaddy. She sent out an urgent email earlier this month asking for the community's help.
    “I really NEED your help!” Gaddy wrote. “I'm spearheading a mission in Chester, S.C. and we are up for a $25,000 grant from State Farm. It is a social media blitz to win.”

  • Local author's book released nationwide

  • World Communion Day, the Scottish Presbyterian Way

    World Communion Sunday is Oct. 2. Thousands of congregations across the nation will observe a special remembrance service commemorating the Last Supper of Jesus with His disciples.

  • Purity goes on a mission of hope

  • Church Calendar For Friday, December 17, 2010

    Antioch Baptist
    Christmas service, "Reason For The Season," 5 p.m. Sunday. Everyone invited.

    Armenia Baptist
    • Christmas program featuring the play "Christmas Comes To Chester," 6 p.m. Saturday.
    • Weekly Bible study, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Van service available. Call 581-8329.

    Armenia UMC
    • Worship at 9:30 a.m. Social time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Services on Dec. 19 and 26 will be on the regular schedule.