The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Apr. 26, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Elim Baptist Church, 9 Elim Church Road will celebrate Men’s Day on Saturday.

The service will start at 6 p.m. Willie V. Orr, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, will bring the message.

Men’s Day is celebrated annually at Elim.

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Family and Friends Day will be held Sunday at Providence Baptist Church on Summers-McKoy Road.

The service will start at 10 a.m. and will feature the theme “Celebrating Family Legacy” with I Corinthians 13 as the background Scripture.

Dr. Melvin D. Brittian Jr. will deliver the sermon. “Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the Family and Friends Day celebration,” church member Doris Powell said.

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The Swingin’ Singin’ Seniors from First United Methodist Church of Newnan will present a concert at Liberty Christian Church, 948 Macedonia Road, on Sunday.

The concert will start at 1:30 p.m. The group from First Methodist will sing with the Liberty Christian choir. Mary Jane Miles, who directs the Liberty choir, is also a member of the Swingin’ Singin Seniors.

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Women’s Day will be observed Sunday at Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church on Bohannon Road near Grantville.

“Women, it’s time to wake up, stand up and rise up as we celebrate Women's Day at Mt. Gilead,” said Eleanor Grier, the speaker. Grier is the wife of Mt. Gilead’s pastor, Rodney Dexter Grier.

The service will start at 2:30 p.m.

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Thursday, May 3, is the National Day of Prayer.

At least two observances are planned locally. There will be a service at 10 a.m. on the lawn at the Glanton Municipal Complex in Grantville. In inclement weather, the program will be held in the city courtroom.

A prayer event in Newnan is set for noon Thursday at Greenville Street Park. Local church and community leaders will offer prayers for various segments of society.

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“My Fair Lady,” Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady, will be presented at Dunwoody United Methodist Church starting Thursday.

The play “is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time,” said Brentley Cauthen, fine arts administrator for the church. Performances are set for May 3-5 at 7 p.m. and May 6 at 3 p.m. at the church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Atlanta.

Tickets are $15 online – – and at the door.

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Churches and other groups are in the final days of selling tickets for the Belk Charity Sale, which will be May 5 from 6-10 a.m.

Tickets are $5 each, and the selling non-profits keep all the ticket money. The ticket entitles the holder to discounts on most purchases during the sale, and the ticket holder also can get $5 off a purchase.

Churches selling tickets include All Souls Church of God in Christ, Allen-Lee United Methodist Church, Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Emmanuel Life and Worship Center and St. Smyrna Baptist Church. The Christian Motorcyclists Association is also selling tickets.

Among other groups participating are the Garrett Martin Foundation, Friends of Southern Crescent, Heard County Lions Club, Free Spirit, Sigma Kappa Sorority – Atlanta Chapter, Family Patterns Matter, Lambda Alpha, Delta Xi Sorority, Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance, Bridging the Gap, Ephesus Library and the Neweta Club.