SIMPSONVILLE, SC - Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction.

The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space — a welcoming connecting space that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship.

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Waiting For A Forever Family

Before we said, “I do”, my husband and I sat down and had a really serious conversation about foster care. We both knew going into our marriage that God had placed foster care on our hearts long before we ever met. A little over a year into our marriage, we were both working multiple jobs trying to make ends meet and we were barely seeing each other in the process. We wanted to become parents so badly. I had a dream that one day I would be lying in bed and a little boy would wake me up and say, “Mama”. We were struggling with infertility and caught in a cycle of just going through the motions. Then, God spoke to Ben.

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Orchard aims to spread kindness in the Atlanta area with the first-ever Do Good Challenge

ATLANTA -- On October 5, 2019, people all over the city will make the world a better place by participating in The Do Good Challenge, a new signature event for Atlanta.

The Do Good Challenge will bring people together to do good for others and make a positive impact on Atlanta. It is an excellent opportunity to honor loved ones, facilitate team building, and serve with family, all while having fun and making a difference.

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Simpsonville City Park was filled with music, cars, stands and kids playground at the annual Freedom Fest in Simpsonville, SC
Simpsonville City Park was filled with music, cars, stands and kids playground at the annual Freedom Fest in Simpsonville, SC
Major Janice Curtis greets and welcome visitors to the Simpsonville Freedom Fest.
Mayor Janice Curtis greets and welcome visitors to the Simpsonville Freedom Fest.

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- The FBI recently arrested ISIS-inspired Mustafa Mousab Alowemer for allegedly plotting to blow up a local church using a backpack filled with explosives.

Was this an isolated event or a precursor to future attacks?

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JDRF Greater Western Carolinas anticipates around 1,000 participants to join the walk

On Saturday, September 14 the JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter kicks off its 21st  annual JDRF One Walk at BMW Performance Center. Aiming to raise more than $195,000 to help fund critically needed type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, the event, organized by JDRF Greater Western Carolinas volunteers, is expected to attract around 1,000 supporters, including teams representing local businesses, families, schools and other organizations. The event is one of approximately 160 JDRF One Walks nationwide that bring together hundreds of thousands of people each year who share JDRF’s vision to create a world without  T1D.

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Youth literacy grants aim to support literacy programs for a successful 2019-2020 academic year

Goodlettsville, Tennessee  — Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the award of more than $62,000 for youth literacy grants in South Carolina that work to help students and educators reach their literacy goals throughout the academic year. These funds are aimed at supporting youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves. The grants awarded to South Carolina organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 7,500 students.

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