The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 11, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Parent/Child Dedication will be held Sunday at 10:55 a.m. at Central Baptist Church.

The Music Friends, Children, PreK—K choirs will sing, and an offering will be received for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes.

Central has had special music at several services recently. In celebration of Earth Day and God's creation, the Music Makers – grades 1-2 and the Young Musicians – grades 3-5 filled the choir loft on April 22.

Mindy Leech and Becky Pruitt presented a duet, “The Lord is My Shepherd,” on April 29. The following Sunday, May 6, the youth girls ensemble sang “The Gift of Love.”

Samuel Bandela, who serves as a missionary in India with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, spoke at the Purses in the Pew program on April 23 in the Heritage Room at Central. 

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Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Smokey Road will observe Women Day and Mother’s Day on Sunday.

The service will start at 11 a.m. “The speaker for the event will be Mrs. Faye Rosser of Atlanta,” said Henri Jean Stewart, the church secretary.

Stewart described the Sunday program as “this blessed event” and as “a time when all mothers and women are recognized in the church.”

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White Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4619 Gordon Road, Senoia is celebrating the 18th pastoral anniversary of Dr. K.G. Bailey, the church’s pastor.

Bailey and his wife, Lashawn Bailey, will be honored at a series of services. Pre-Pastoral Anniversary services will be held Wednesday and Thursday. Michael Jackson will bring the message on Wednesday, and Leonard Cochran will preach on Thursday.

The Pastoral Anniversary service will be May 20. That service will start at 8:30 a.m. James Alexander, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher.

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Christ the King Church will hold a Sacramental Healing Service will be on May 18 at 7 p.m. 

The service combines two of the sacraments of the church. The first is Holy Unction, or the anointing of the sick with oil, as described in James 5. In a quiet, prayerful, non-intrusive atmosphere, there will be a time of contemplation. Prayers will be offered for persons present or for others who are unable to attend.

The sick will, if they wish, be anointed and prayed over by members of the church's clergy or prayer ministry. 

There will also be the opportunity to receive Holy Eucharist, or Holy Communion. Christ the King celebrates an "open table," meaning all baptized Christians may receive the bread and the wine.

The service will be led by Father Paul Dickinson and Deacon Mike Wilton.

Christ the King Church is located at 4881 Highway 34 East near Sharpsburg. The service will be followed by desert in the Parish Life Center.

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Dr. Alveda King spoke about the upcoming referendum that could legalize abortion in Ireland on April 18 on Spirit Radio.

She also spoke at Compassion Pregnancy Center in Clinton Township, Mich. on April 19 and at Montgomery Right to Life in Spring, Texas on April 21.

Her late father, A.D. King, was at one time pastor of Mt. Vernon First Baptist Church. She is on the staff of Priests for Life.