The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 21, 2017 - 10:10 PM

A suicide prevention workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Crossroads Church, Highway 16/Studio 3.

Every year more than 43,000 suicides occur across the United States. Armed Forces Mission is working to train compassionate community members to prevent suicide.

Chaplain Kenneth Koon of AFM said the organization is building proven and replicable models of intervention and a caring network of thousands. Some 8,000 people have participated in the Intervention Challenge as part of Armed Forces Mission’s Stop Suicide USA Campaign.

Workshop objectives are to increase personal awareness, identify risk factors and warning sign, and discuss attitudes that help and hurt.

Koon, who holds a doctor of ministry degree, will lead the sessions.

Hosted by Crossroads, the training is free to all first responders, veterans, and military personnel. The training provides four hours of POST-approved continuing education.

The cost is $30 for the general public and includes lunch. Register online at

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The fifth annual Sportsman’s Banquet and Gun Giveaway will be Saturday at Church of God of the Union Assembly, 3821 Highway 34 West.

Entertainment, games, food and prizes will be facets of the event. Tickets are $50 each and include five chances to win. Prizes will include a Kimber SS Ultra Carry, a Browning BPS Hunter, a Browning X-Bolt Hunter, a Browning SA 22 and a Browning X-Bolt Stalker. For information, contact Brian at 770-328-9857 or

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The sixth pastoral anniversary for Oliver L. Wood will be celebrated at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 2563 Smokey Road, on Sunday.

There will be services at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Orlando Fraley, pastor of Breaking Stronghold Ministries in Fayette County, will preach in the morning, and Bartholomew Orr, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in LaGrange and New Birth Baptist Church near Alvaton, will bring the afternoon message.

“We will have a profound word from the Lord, choir singing and praising God,” said Henri-Jean Stewart, the church secretary.

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New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Luthersville will celebrate its 141st anniversary on Sunday.

There will be services at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lowinston Jackson, pastor of Total Faith Missionary Church of God in Luthersville will preach in the afternoon.

Tywone Ferrell, pastor of New Mt. Bethel, said the church is celebrating “141 years of God’s unwavering faithfulness.”

Dinner will be served.

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Resurrection Lutheran Church’s annual pig roast will be Sunday at 4 p.m.

The will be food as well as games for children. The Resurrection Quilting Group has reserved four quilts to raffle off at the event. Tickets are selling for $3 or two for $5.  

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Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating 131 years with four days of celebration.

Theme for the services will be “Moving Forward.” Services will be held Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m. The final service will be Oct. 1 at 11 a.m.

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Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving will hold a workshop for family caregivers on Thursday at Community Christian Church, 1717 Highway 54, Sharpsburg.

The program will be from 10 a.m- 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register, call Emily Rogers at 678-552-2850 or email

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Dr. Alveda King was the keynote speaker for  a banquet in North Carolina recently.

King spoke at the It's A Beautiful LIFE banquet and at the Mass For Life in Southern Pines, N.C. on Sept. 17. She is the daughter of the late Dr. A.D. King, who was once pastor at Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church.

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Central Baptist Church held a baby dedication service on Sept. 3.

Dr. Winford L. Hendrix, transition pastor, presided at the service. Dedicated was Wylie Ruth Blackburn, daughter of Will and Jovanca Blackburn.