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Community prayer box is ready to accept prayers at Leslie United Methodist Church

Submitted by:  Cindy Pryor The prayer box is located  to the left of the front steps and is available for anyone who would like to ... Read more

5 months ago by Nichole Buchanan.

Keith Wishum: Doing the small things is critical

Would you like to make more money? Would you like a higher-level job? Here’s your ticket to greater things: whatever it is, do your job ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: 10-5-19

AMERICUS Union Oak Grove Baptist Church The annual Ushers’ Fellowship Program is at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 with guest speaker, Deacon Eric Brown, son of ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Local law enforcement officers blessed at St. John’s

By Beth Alston   AMERICUS — During an impressive service at St. John’s Anglican Church Monday evening, individually blessed between 25 and 30 local law ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: How do we destroy our enemies?

On his first day of basic training, Mark Szczybo and his fellow recruits were herded off buses to the care of screaming drill sergeants. Recruits spent ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: 9-28-19

AMERICUS Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Everyone is invited to the annual Men and Women Day program during the 11 a.m. worship service Oct. 6. ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: It can happen for all of us

What a difference a few days can make. In the 1996-97 NBA season when former NBA MVP David Robinson went down with injuries, things got ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

New church to open in Sumter County

AMERICUS — Something new is happening in Americus. A new faith community called Sumter Chapel will soon formally open its doors to people and families ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: 9-21-19

AMERICUS   Friendship Missionary Baptist Church The 124th church anniversary celebration continues at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 with a concert by the Friendship Missionary ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Pastor’s viewpoint: Aug. 24, 2019

From the old French “poverte” or the modern French “pauvrete” or the Latin “paupertas” or the Anglo-Saxon “povert,” the English word “poverty” implies the lack ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: In what direction are you drifting?

Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. For bathroom facilities, his family had to use an outhouse. The little boy hated ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: Aug. 24, 2019

AMERICUS Healing Temple Ministries Pastor Elder George A. and first lady Geraldine Solomon’s ministry of seven years’ celebration culminates at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 with ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: Aug. 17, 2019

AMERICUS New Ebenezer Baptist Church A Four Gospel Writers program is at 3 p.m. Aug. 18 with speakers Pastor Christopher O’Bryant, Pastor Travis Rush, Pastor ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: He knows each of us

A middle-aged woman had a heart attack and was rushed the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience in which ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: August 10, 2019

AMERICUS Big Bethel Missionary Baptist Church The annual Men’s Day Service is observed at 11 a.m. Aug. 11. The Rev. Ferlin Tyson of Mount Able ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Pastor’s viewpoint: Aug. 3, 2019

The miracle of birth! Deoxyribonucleic acid was discovered in 1869, but it was not until February 28, 1953, that Watson and Crick discovered the double-helix ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Time fidgets

“Tempus Fidget” Richard Doebler calls it. Time doesn’t fly; it fidgets. The story is told of a farmer who decided one morning to plow his ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: August 3, 2019

AMERICUS   New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming Services are observed at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 with Sunday school at 10 a.m.   Big ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Magnolia Manor gets early start on Christmas shopping this year

AMERICUS — The staff at Magnolia Manor recently launched a fundraiser called “Christmas in July.” They hope to provide gifts for each of their 1,300 ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: When I close my eyes ….

When I close my eyes, I can see it. My family has enjoyed going to Vogel State Park every summer for over 25 years. It’s ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: July 27, 2019

AMERICUS Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Annual revival services start at 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1. Evangelist for the week is Pastor Willard Weston of Sardis ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Hebron celebrates its 125th anniversary

AMERICUS — Hebron Baptist Church celebrated its 125th anniversary on July 14 with remembrances, special music, and recognitions that exemplify its commitment to the generosity ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: Ministering through music

Debra Hughes and the Americus Sumter County High School band preached a powerful sermon. Relax; it was legal and no boundaries between church and state ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: July 20, 2019

AMERICUS Perry B. Grove Baptist Church The church’s 90th anniversary is celebrated at 2 p.m. July 20 with Pastor Gregory Lindsey of The Dinner with ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: We have to let him

Jesus saves. What does that mean? To a banker, saying that someone saves might suggest that he regularly deposits some of his income into an ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Church briefs: July 13, 2017

AMERICUS Hebron Baptist Church The 125th anniversary of its founding is celebrated at a special service at 10:30 a.m. July 14. All family and friends ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Pastor’s viewpoint: June 29, 2019

    T. O’Donnell is founder and CEO of workitdaily. com and she’s spent the last 15 years studying the reasons so many people don’t ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

Keith Wishum: It’s about the people, people

Americans have turned away from church. According to Barna Research, on a typical Sunday, only 40 percent attend church. The fastest growing religious category in ... Read more

1 year ago by Beth Alston.

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