The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 14, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Freeman Memorial United Methodist Church, 353 East Newnan Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday.

The service will start at 11 a.m. Winston Skinner, a minister and news editor for The Newnan Times-Herald, will be bringing the message.  

There will be memorials given to Jim Harris, Jo Hearn, Louise Smith, William Tinsley and Rosa Lee Woodall. A covered dish meal will follow the service.

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Bethel Heard Baptist Church, 2482 Charlie B. Johnston Road, Franklin will celebrate the sixth pastoral anniversary for Anthony Melson on Sunday.

Melson and his wife, Gwen, will be honored at the 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. services. Nathaniel Russell, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Sargent, will preach in the morning, and James Alexander of Zion Hill Baptist Church of Newnan will be the afternoon speaker.

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Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Luthersville, will be celebrating their annual Women’s Day program on Sunday.

The service will start at 11 a.m. Pastor Tonya Cooper, Church of Life, Atlanta will be the guest speaker. Zion Hill member Marcia Brooks said the theme for the service will be Women of Purpose Working Together To Make A Difference.

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Revival will be held Monday-Wednesday at three area churches.

Monday’s service will be at Elim Baptist Church on Handy Road. Arnco Baptist Church will be the location on Tuesday, and Wednesday’s service will be at Providence Baptist Church on Providence Church Road.

Services will start at 7 p.m. Danny Wilson, longtime pastor at Unity Baptist Church, will be the evangelist for the revival.

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Homecoming was held Aug. 6 at Bethel Baptist Church in the Rocky Mount community near Luthersville.

Won by Faith Quartet sang at the homecoming service. A covered dish meal followed.

Revival followed from Aug. 7-9. Dr. Paul Dennis, a pastor for 26 years, was the evangelist.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary and a Ph.D. in theology from Southern Bible Institute.

Currently the pastor of New Lebanon Baptist Church, Dennis was pastor of Royal Baptist Church for several years. He has also been the director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Outdoors since 2013. He speaks frequently at revivals, sportsmen events and conferences.

Dennis and his wife, Sandra Hyde Dennis, have three children and have served as foster parents to many others.

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More than 4.5 million people have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

The nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught by Ramsey on DVD, followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

FPU is coming up in Newnan at Griffin First Assembly Newnan, 210 Jefferson Parkway. Classes will begin Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. For information and registration, contact the church.

Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly.

“FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” Ramsey said. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.”

After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money, an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. For more information, visit

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Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church held a Youth Explosion on Aug. 12.

Kelontae Gavin, recording artist, came to Mt. Vernon for the event. Youth choirs, soloists and praise dancers also took part. Final Breakthrough Dance and Mime Ministry served as guest hostesses for the event.