Each week, the House of Mercy fills their parking lot with clothing, furniture, household items and some food so those in need can get needed items. Johanne Harris, the executive director, said this is in addition to those who live at the House of Mercy and are provided food, clothing and shelter.
Video: House of Mercy helps those in need
Messiah's Mansion brings Bible to life through life-sized exhibit
Stitching for the glory of God at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church
FOCUS Thrift Store in Hamilton creates a family atmosphere
Video: Interim pastor serves as "temporary shepherd" to Presbyterian churches
Video: Phenix City teen shares her faith and talent through music
Video: 'Miracle child' following in his family's footsteps
Columbus pastor describes his vision of Heaven in new book
Vintage Hot Wheels among the treasures sold during Columbus show
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson talks about blighted farm tanks at South Commons
Columbus, Phenix City weather for March 22 from WRBL's Bob Jeswald
Messiah's Mansion, a full-scale model of the biblical, Old-Testament Sanctuary, has arrived in the Chattahoochee Valley and is open Aug. 6-14. It's located in Phenix City on Hwy 280, north of the Home Depot and next to Big Mama's Fireworks. Tours are free and conducted daily from 1-7pm but tickets are required. Fore more information go to pcalasanctuary.com or call (706)-530-0111.
Needlework enthusiasts gathered on February 27, 2016 to work on stitching canvases for God’s glory. All are welcomed to join this two-year long project to be a part of this creative journey to show the work of God.
The FOCUS Thrift Store in Hamilton, Georgia, redefines the thrift shop by creating a warm environment where customers feel welcomed. Workers and regular customers have formed friendships spanning generations and consider the people at the store a part of their families.
The Rev. Joel Alvis calls himself a “temporary shepherd,” and currently his flock is at First Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Since 2004, he has made a career serving as an interim pastor at Presbyterian churches, guiding congregations between installed pastors.
The Rev. Rudy Allen Sr. was in the church sanctuary getting ready for a Sunday morning service when he turned and saw his young grandson sitting in a chair behind the pulpit. Smiling, he told the boy, "You can't sit there. Nobody but the preacher sits there." Rudy Allen III responded, "I am a preacher." Many of his family members have followed in the footsteps of Allen Sr. as a preacher, but he never expected Allen III to do the same. Allen III was born with Down syndrome. "My wife calls him a miracle child," Allen Sr. said. "He is an inspiration to this family." Allen III is not a pastor, but leads prayers, preaches and conducts a Bible study at Turning Point Christian Ministries in Columbus, where his father, Rudy Allen Jr., is pastor.
"America's Toy Scout" Joel Magee brings the Columbus Vintage Toy Buying Show to the Courtyard Marriott in search of play toys and collectible toys that date from the 1980s and older. Magee is a Disney specialist for the television series "Pawn Stars," and has been buying old toys for 30 years
A sexual assault evidence kit contains forensic evidence gathered from a victim's body during an intrusive, hours-long examination. Testing kits can find DNA evidence used to identify rapists, boost prosecutions or exonerate the falsely accused.
About a dozen Columbus State University student's chose Alternative Spring Break and joined House of Heroes to clean up a U.S. Army widow's yard "to show our thanks for what her husband did for our country"
Columbus High School junior Patrick Chappel, 16, isn't satisfied with the Muscogee County School District's response to criticism of its video conference with state legislators, an alternative event conducted during the hour before the National School Walkout.