The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 14, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Western Baptist Association will hold its annual Spring Meeting on Tuesday at New Lebanon Baptist Church on Wagers Mill Road.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Churches will be bringing items for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes at 5:30.

Dr. Steve Echols, president of Brewton Parker College, will be the featured speaker. The New Lebanon Choir, led by Debbie Argo, will sing.

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A book sale, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Newnan Preschool, will be held Wednesday and Thursday at the church’s parish hall.

There will be a wide variety of books – hardbound and paperback. The preschool has been collecting books from donors for several weeks.

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Amber Adams of Tyrone traveled to Chicago from April 6-9 as part of requirements for a world religions class.

Adams, a biology major at Harding University, was among 90 students to participate in the trip designed to enlighten students about people and practices of major living religious traditions. On Friday, students visited the Baha'i House of Prayer, the Hindu Temple Balaji, Islamic Foundation mosque and a Sikh Religious Society.

At each location, students were met with tour guides, panel discussions or social interactions like the traditional Sikh "langar" dinner. On Saturday, students attended Shabbat service at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregations and met with Buddhists at Soka Gakkai International.

Harding University is a private Christian university located in Searcy, Ark.