Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
July 9, 2002
A group of people meets religiously at Lake Blackshear, where they don’t worry about what they look like or what they travel in.
Linda Harden faithfully goes to an appointment every week that she looks forward to keeping. “We try to go every Sunday we are here during the summer,” she says. Her friends and neighbors who live on Lake Blackshear meet at the same place at the same time. “It’s becomes a regular for a lot of us up here.”
Doesn’t matter what they wear, sunglasses expected, with an optional cup of coffee in hand. Dogs welcomed. Seventy-eight people made it, most of them coming in their boats to their floating meeting place, to sing a from their modest book that has 16 songs, and hear an unusual talk.
“You are Jesus’ hand and feet. I want you to think of Jesus at this point as a coach. You may ask me anything in my name and I will do it,' ” said Pastor Dorscia Atkinson.
They come to boat church, where local church leaders try to reach out to people who often find water activities more appealing than church services.
They brought the church to the water’s edge. “Very different from my church in Atlanta.” A national poll shows about one out of three people regularly attend church once a week, with most churches experiencing a seasonal drop in attendance during the summer.
When boat church started several years ago, the organizers felt they were successful if they had one boat and six people attend. Last year, at least 500 people can at least one time to boat church.
Preacher Dorscia Atkinson finds the outdoor setting a challenge. “Not allow the sun, the winds, the birds, all the things which are beautiful things that can disrupt you...”
In 30 minutes, Linda Harden faithfully kept her church appointment, with an open-air church that floats her religious boat.
Boat church starts in mid-April and runs through early September. And, yes, they take up collection.