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Issue Date: 2003-12-18
Volume: 182
Number: 25


Staying ahead of the growth curve in Southeast Georgia

RINCON-For 20 years Agnes Brigdon prayed for a church to be started in her community to help her reach her neighbors for Christ. In late 2001 that dream came true when First Baptist Church of Rincon started a mission three miles down the road.

Religious Newsbriefs

Update: Judge rules home prayer meetings in Conn. home are legal
(RNS)-A federal judge has ruled that a New Milford, Conn., family can legally hold prayer meetings in its home.
Conservative Episcopalians urged to 'stand firm' regarding gay bishop issue
(RNS)-Conservative Episcopalians are being urged to "please stand firm a little while longer" and not leave the denomination until officials can develop an alternative network for dissidents.

People and Places

Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

Crisis intervention helping to deal with tragedies

The multi-car crash was the worst in Georgia's history. Nearly 125 cars were involved in a pile-up on I-75 near Dalton on a foggy spring morning.


Seeds from the Sower

A streamlined train was rushing over the rails, speeding madly to its destination. A passenger asked the porter, "Does this train stop at the next town?"
The Open Door

Last night Janice and I had the privilege of enjoying fellowship with the pastors and wives and lay leadership of Rehoboth Baptist Association at Westside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, where Mike Holloway is pastor.
Strong-willed daughter tests parents' patience

Christmas Victor: Bethlehem Over Babel

Katharine Hepburn, an academy award winning actress, died at age 96 on June 29th. She professed to be an atheist and once said on a TV talk show, "I don't believe in a god and as far as when I die, I'm looking forward to a nice, long rest in the ground."