The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Mar. 30, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Congregation Bnai Israel, located near Fayetteville, will be hosting a community Seder the evening of  March 31.

“The seder is a meal with rituals and full of meaning. It is a joyful and contemplative remembering of the Jewish peoples' redemption from slavery to freedom,” according to Vicki Leopold.

Those planning to attend can make reservation and purchase tickets by calling 678-817-7162. 

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The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia will be holding its Spring General Assembly at First Baptist Church, Griffin on April 6-7. Jody Long, the new executive coordinator will be recognized.

There also will be a celebration of Frank Broome's retirement after 20 years as executive coordinator. Broome’s wife, Susan, is a niece of the late Margaret Askew of Newnan.

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Area faith leaders gathered recently to encourage Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, Georgia’s U.S. senators, to pass a clean Dream Act without any further delay.

The gathering was Feb. 7 at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. The faith leaders described a Dream Act to provide a path to citizenship to young people brought to America as children as “an urgent moral imperative.”

Taking part in the prayer vigil were Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients; Juan Sandoval, deacon for hispanic ministries and pastoral care, Cathedral of St. Philip; Fabio Sotelo, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church; Tom Hagood, Columbia Presbyterian Church;  Caroline Magee, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church; and Abbie Fuksman, Bend the Arc.