Local churches come together for fifth Sunday services

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate Fifth Sunday Service on July 31 and its sister churches Berea United Methodist and Eccles United Methodist will join it.

Women counseled to stand always on the truth

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Day Dawn Baptist Church Missionary Auxiliaries conducted its annual Women Day Program on July 24 during regular service in Pineville.

We are all on the same side – the right side

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:20 p.m.

Thanks to all those people who either sent me feedback on the fire prevention series of articles or spoke to me in person.

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments
Monday, July 25, 2016 11:27 a.m.

Dr. Drew K. McPhail teamed up this past season to support and encourage the donation of used or new instruments to the North Charleston POPS! for its …

God’s servants recharged after vacation UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’d like to thank the management of the Independent who graciously allowed me to take a few weeks off from writing this column while I was out of town on a two-week vacation. As many of you know, the pastorate has many physical, emotional and spiritual demands. Therefore, time off is always welcome, appreciated, and needed.

Freedom in U.S. deserves respect UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There has been no shortage of conflict in our nation since the presidential campaigns began and even before. It seems as if a climate of intolerance has developed that has led people to rather extreme and cruel behavior. The situation is that hostility and hatred is somewhat like drinking and driving. When you engage in it you think it is a …

Home fires often started by smoking carelessly

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my last column I left you with this question: what is the leading cause of deaths resulting from residential fires?

Community Room and Cafe ready for lunch in St. Stephen

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will consist of baked lasagna, tossed garden salad, Texas toast, dessert and more.

Head Start outlines application process for new year

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

The Berkeley-Dorchester Head Start Program has provided guidance for parents wishing to have their children enrolled for the 2016-17 school year.

Reduce the danger of kitchen fires in homes

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

As a follow up to last week’s column, I would like to share with you some of the recommendations of the fire department to prevent or minimize fire damage in your home.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church welcomes new Reverend

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

On June 26, Hood’s Chapel welcomed its new pastor, The Rev. Karen Dowell-Wells from Goose Creek. She has for the last year served at Berea United Methodist Church in Bethera and Eccles UM in Huger.

Barnes: 128th annual Baptist Women’s Conference presented

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:50 p.m.

The 128th annual session of the Women’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Dr. Audrey Neal, President, was conducted June 13-17 in Florence. The membership convened at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham with Dr. Ralph Canty.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church says Farewell and Welcome to Their Reverends

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

On June 18 the congregation at Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church had a very nice farewell dinner for Rev. Janice Mabey. There was lots of food, fellowship and a time of tears as the next day was her last day at Hood’s Chapel.

Keep you and your family safe from fires at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

It’s hot out there, but the hottest temperature you will ever experience on this side of life is the one you will feel if your house should ever catch fire.

Join local congregation to learn about Divine Mercy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Deacon Jerry will present a PowerPoint and video presentation on Divine Mercy at 7 p.m., June 22, and 9 p.m. on June 25 in the Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church hall, 1404 Old Highway 52 South, Moncks Corner.

Ministerial Alliance issues statement on Orlando tragedy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

By this time everyone has heard about the tragedy of the lives lost in Orlando. It is another occasion for us as Americans to weep and wonder what is happening. It seems as if violence of one form or the other is always only a step behind us.

It’s busy time for churches in Macedonia community

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church had six high school graduates:

DELK: Golf tournament raising money for student scholarships

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:21 p.m.

The Herbie Orvin Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, June 26 at the Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner.

Rodin: Wesley AME plans 40th annual homecoming celebration

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Wesley AME has announced plans for its 40th Homecoming Celebration.

Association stages 20th Annual Deacon’s Banquet

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The 20th Annual Deacon’s Fellowship Banquet of the Antioch Baptist Association Deacon’s Auxiliary was conducted at 2 p.m. May 21 in the …

It’s time to remember and reflect on the triumph of love and forgiveness

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:23 a.m.

I suspect that many of the readers of this column might not be of the twitter and Facebook generation. Therefore, the comments I get via social media are very small. This is an assumption on my part, but one thing I know for certain is that many of our readers are thoughtful thinkers when it comes to the issues that matter to them and impact their …

Wallace: Do not seek to impress your fellow man with your piety

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Believers in Jesus Christ are called to have a desire to bring glory to God more than bringing glory to themselves. This idea, however, is counter intuitive. Growing in this way includes much grace from Jesus and our reliance on the Holy Spirit to help us change our thoughts and actions.

St. Stephen View: Come out for community lunch

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 11:15 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The menu will consist of pork loin roast, seasoned rice, steamed cabbage, dessert and more.

Wise Words: What comes after summer?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When this column reaches you another Memorial Day with its multiplicity of celebrations would have just slipped past you. Public schools have closed for another school year, and we have set our sights on summer. I hope this will be a safe and enjoyable one for you. …

Trilogy: Community invited to spring revival services at Day Dawn Baptist Church

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Rev. Joshua Prioleau, officers and the entire Day Dawn Baptist Church family has invited the community to revival services 7 p.m. nightly, June 1-3 on Highway 45 in Pineville.

Be encouraging when sharing gospel with others

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:01 a.m.

A dear church member went to be the Lord a few weeks ago. As I was preparing to preach his funeral, the word that came to my mind that described him was the word, “encourager.” I believe that Scripture shows us that encouraging others is a sign of one’s true faith in Christ. Today I want to show you a few ways God’s …

Macedonia Newsline: Bonner Elementary students celebrate end of year

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Providence Baptist Church will have a special singing service by Peggy Sineath, at 11 a.m. May 29. There will be a covered-dish dinner following the service.

Williams: You don’t have to be a victim of circumstance

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 4:41 p.m.

The gentlemen were exchanging pleasantries. They laughed, they told stories, and they seemed to have been having a genuinely good time. Suddenly one of them got a little more serious. You could see the change in his demeanor and hear the concern in his voice. “So, how are you doing?” he asked. The other gentleman did not miss a beat …

Macedonia Newsline: Help send a youth to Summer Camp

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School will have its drama performance, “Good Cop, Bad Cop” at 1:15 p.m. May 25 in the multipurpose room. The performance is free to the public.

Republican Women’s Tea

Republican Women’s Tea
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their annual membership tea at the lovely home of Betty and Keith Gourdin in Pineville.

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