The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 04, 2018 - 8:50 AM

A Vietnam veterans recognition will be held May 12 at 11 a.m. at Temple of Prayer Family Worship Cathedral, 161 Senoia Road, Fairburn.

The  honors ceremony is a collaborative effort between State Senator Donzella James (SD 35, South Atlanta) and the pastoral leadership of the Temple of Prayer with the support State Senator Gail Davenport (SD 44) of Jonesboro.  Deadline to sign up is today, May 4.

James and Davenport will be joined by GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby for the presentation ceremony as Vietnam veterans who sign up will receive the State’s Certificate of Honor and the Defense Department’s Commemorative Lapel Pin – both for honorable military service during the Vietnam war.

Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Vietnam War – from June 1, 1954 to May 15, 1975, as recognized by Department of Defense – is eligible to receive the certificate. This includes veterans with service in-country and those who served in other capacities.

“It is never the wrong time to say thank you to a veteran, and that is especially true for so many Vietnam War veterans who were never properly thanked when they returned home,” Roby said.  “We hope to eventually present every Georgia veteran with a Certificate of Honor recognizing their service during the Vietnam War.”

Veterans interested in participating should email with their DD Form 214 attached or fax their information – name, address, and phone number – and “214” to (404) 656-7006.  Either way, please mark it “Temple of Prayer C&P Ceremony.”  

For more information call Brian Zeringue, GDVS public information officer, at 404-656-5933.

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Pastor Appreciation For Pastor Marilyn Lewis and Pastor Winston Lewis will be held Sunday at Russell Temple AME Church, 155 Westside School Road.

The service will start at 2:30 p.m. Amanda Kelly, pastor of New Hope AME Church of Senoia will be the guest preacher.

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The Western Union Baptist Association Caravan will be held at Providence Baptist Church on Summers-McKoy Road on Monday.

The program will start at 7 p.m. Ervin Smith, pastor of New Solomon Grove Baptist Church in Pine Mountain, will deliver the message for the event.