The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 01, 2017 - 6:40 AM

A Matter of Balance class will be held at the Peachtree City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4957 Hwy 34 East in Sharpsburg, starting Wednesday.

Classes will be from 6-8 p.m. and will continue for eight weeks.  “The class will be held in the Shoal Creek Adventist School library.  The class teaches goals for increasing physical activity, how to make changes at home to reduce falling and exercises to increase strength,” according to Laurie Gibson.

Cost is $25 for the eight-week session. For information, contact Cathy Wofford at 770-253-8291.

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Five life-scenes from “Oh, the Humanity” by Will Eno and monologues from the Book of Mercy by Leonard Cohen will be presented April 7-8 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta.

Tickets will be $10 at the door.

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Sonny Seals and George Hart of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia will be the speakers for the free Lunch and Learn program on April 14 at noon at the Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow.

Hart and Seals are co-authors of “Historic Rural Churches of Georgia,” a co-publication of the Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press. The two will discuss efforts to save Georgia’s rural churches.

Georgia has hundreds of rural churches that represent a unique way to look at 18th and 19th century Georgia history. They tell the story of a time when virtually all of Georgia was rural: the story of where Georgians came from and how we got they got to various communities.

Seals and his friend Hart decided to form the nonprofit Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, with a mission to research, document, and preserve the history of the rural icons of the past. They built a website – – with photographs of the churches, accompanied by a brief history of each and its historical role in the community.

The success of the website led to the recently released book and a GPB short documentary series, “Saving Grace: The Story of Georgia through the Eyes of Her Rural Churches.”