Community Lenten services start this week and will continue until the Wednesday before Easter.
The first service will be held Wednesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Roscoe Road. Hazel Smith Glover, interim rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will preach. It will be Ash Wednesday, and the imposition of ashes will be offered.
All of the services start at noon. Each week, an offering will be received that will go to Samaritan’s Clinic. Lunch will be available after each service for $5.
Locations and speakers for upcoming dates are, March 8, St. George Catholic Church, Dr. Daniel Nance; March 15, Central Baptist Church, JoAn Kinrade; March 22, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Dr. Jimmy Patterson; March 29, First United Methodist Church, Newnan, Scott Pickering; April 5, Newnan Presbyterian Church, Henry Atem; April 12, First Baptist Church, Newnan, Susan Haynes.
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A Church Financial Workshop will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Western Baptist Association, 18 Jefferson Place.
Tony Neal, a certified public accountant and a missionary with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, will lead the seminar. Topics will include budgeting, accountable reimbursement plans, Internal Revenue Service rules on housing allowances for pastors, insurance coverage, the Social Security offset and retirement.
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The Southern Crescent Chorale continues its tradition of supporting youth organizations with an evening of choral music.
The concert will be March 4 at 7 p.m. at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville. The chorale will be joined by McIntosh High School Cantabile and Whitewater High School Chorale. Each choir will sing a variety of choral favorites and then join together for a finale.
The concert will benefit Wellspring Living, an organization whose mission is to help domestic minor sex trafficking victims and the ‘at risk’ develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed. Wellspring Living provides residential living and therapeutic support to strengthen each girl’s ability to rebuild her life, develop healthy relationships, and avoid re-victimization.
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The Western Baptist Association Woman’s Missionary Union’s Spring Inspirational Meeting will be held March 7 at 6 p.m. at Heatherwood Baptist Church.
A covered dish meal will be held at 7 p.m. Bill Barker of Appalachian Regional Ministries will be speaking. Those attending are asked to bring children’s socks and underwear, new or gently used jeans for boys and girls and diapers.
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Deacon Steve Swope of St. George Catholic Church filled the pulpit at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 19.
Ordained to the permanent Diaconate in 2008, Swope is a Catholic Relief Services Global Fellow. In that role, Swope has been able to connect with "the Church's poorest in our world" and participate and witness in the work "to address the greatest refugee crisis since World War II."