The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 06, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak is a small church that has gained several new members during the past year.

To celebrate those additions, the church is planning a covered dish dinner to follow the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. A snow and snowman theme is planned for the decorations for the festive meal.

“This is in honor of our new members who have joined during the last year,” said Michael McFarlin, the church’s pastor.

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Artist/instructor Gail McDaniel is teaching an eight-week watercolor painting course at First United Methodist Church in Griffin.

The classes began Jan. 4. McDaniel is affiliated with the Winsor & Newton Creative Artist Network of London.

"Participants are encouraged to paint their own choice of subject matter, in their own style, at their own speed, all the while being challenged to work out of their comfort zone and having fun along the way," McDaniel said.

Sessions will be from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 11, 18 and 25; and Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22. For more information or to register, call 678-603-1502 or email

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First Place 4 Health, a Christ-centered total-wellness program and Bible study, is starting a new 12-week session. The program includes Bible study, food tracking, Scripture memory, accountability and encouragement.

There are two groups. Tuesday group orientation will be Jan. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 2564 Highway 154, Newnan, Mobile unit 400.

Thursday group orientation will be Jan. 12 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 3260 Highway 16, Sharpsburg, Upstairs Conference Room.

“The actual classes begin the following week,” organizer Linda Sewell said. Classes close to newcomers after the second session.

For information, contact Sewell at 770-301-4778 or

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The annual Thanksgiving Basket project at Resurrection Lutheran Church was a success.

More than 25 volunteers gathered on Nov. 18-19 to put together food and baskets for 130 families. More than 600 people – including 350 children – were fed.