The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 04, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Russell Temple AME Church, 155 West Side School Road, will hold its annual Women’s Day Celebration starting today.

There will be a service of praise today at 7 p.m. Kimberly Lyons, pastor from Flipper Chapel AME Church in Fayetteville, will speak.

A prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Patrice Gerideau from Washington, D.C. will speak.

The Women's Day program is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Cassandra Hill, pastor of Wesley Chapel AME Church, will bring the message.

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An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday at Senoia United Methodist Church, 229 Bridge St.

The drive from 1-6 p.m., is co-sponsored by the church and the Senoia Optimist Club. Grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade cookies will be served to donors, and there will be coupons from Senoia area businesses.

Donors are again asked to bring one or more non-perishable food item for a local food bank.

While “walk-ins” are welcome, potential donors may either sign up online at or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  In addition, Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ellen Ingram may be contacted at 770-842-4533.

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Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity will transport Cowetans back to 1984 with its second annual Feast for Habitat: Footloose 80’s Dance Party.

This year’s event will be held on Thursday from 6-10 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Newnan. Guests will enjoy dishes prepared by local celebrity chefs and restaurateurs including Chef Roy Khoo, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center; Chef Hilary White, Bistro Hilary; Chef Tricia Vera, West Georgia Technical College; Chad Smith, Rednexican; Chai Choomuang, Garlic Thai Cuisine and Sushi Bar; Nour Rabai, Pita Mediterranean Street Food; Bonne Boyd Bedingfield, Beautifully Baked; and David Karamitros, European Delight.

“This year’s secret menu will include gluten-free and vegetarian offerings, and dishes will be paired with beers and wines from various regions,” said Cristina I. Bowerman, executive director of the local Habitat affiliate.

“Live music will be played by local band favorite, Limited Edition, and guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite 80’s attire,” Bowerman said.

To purchase base (non-alcoholic) and all-inclusive (beer and wine) tickets, visit or call (770) 252-9049, ext. 11. Feast for Habitat proceeds will support the construction of NCHFH’s first development off of East Broad Street.

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Peachtree City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4957 Hwy. 34 E. in Sharpsburg, will host its annual PowerPac Weekend on Nov. 10-11.

Presentations will be held Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 11:10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Guest speaker Jason Foster will talk on how to "Grow Up in Christ," said Laurie Gibson.

The church's worship band, Let Your Light Shine, will provide music Friday night and Saturday evening, and Atlanta Adventist Academy's choir and bell choir will lead music during the Sabbath church service.  “A pizza dinner and volleyball will follow the Sabbath evening service,” Gibson said.

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Matt Sapp was installed as the 13th pastor of Central Baptist Church on Oct. 29.

Dr. Mark Wilbanks, pastor of Wieuca Road Baptist Church, delivered the installation

sermon. Dr. David Sapp, retired pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and father of Matt Sapp, gave the charge to the pastor and congregation.

Wilbanks was Matt Sapp’s mentor and first supervisor in ministry. Anne Cronic, minister of music, put together the order of worship for the service. The church’s chancel choir sang “Celebrate the Day” and “The Church’s One Foundation.”