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Religion Briefs


  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 18, 2018 - 11:13 PM

Tabernacle of Prayer, 73 Sprayberry Road, is having a Children's Crusade.

The meetings began Friday and continue through Sunday. God's Handy Work Ministries will be featured. Service times are Saturday at 6 p.m. with pizza at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

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The Methodist Men of Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fundraiser allows the men to carry on projects like meals and programs for A Better Way Ministries, the Atlanta Homeless Shelter and other projects throughout the year. The $8 meal consists of half a barbecued chicken, slaw, beans, bread and iced tea. 

The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road.

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St. John Chrysostom Melkite Catholic Church will hold its Mid-East Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

The church is located at 1428 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. For 52 years, St. John parishioners have prepared and served homemade Mid-East food to visitors from Atlanta and its surrounding areas. Now the church community is gearing up for what they expect to be the church’s largest food festival.

Church members use family recipes to prepare all the food that will be served with ingredients from Mid-East heritage and cultural history. Parishioners will be serving foods such as kibbeh, a meat entrée made with ground round of beef, onions, cracked wheat and special spices; rolled grape leaves, grape leaves stuffed with rice, meat and special spices and cooked in lemon juice and water; meat and spinach pies, made with a homemade dough filled either with a lemon-spinach or meat filling.

Favorite desserts include baklava, a delicate pastry filled with nuts; hareeseh, a homemade farina butter cake drizzled with rose water flavored syrup; and zalabieh, a homemade fried doughnut prepared freshly on-site.

The hours for the festival are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Various booths of different attractions will be lined to allow visitors to vicariously travel through Mid-East culture and heritage. Activities include church tours conducted throughout the day and entertainment including music and children’s activities.

A variety of handmade crafts, Byzantine icons and artifacts from the Holy Land will be for sale.

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The Hogansville Power Crusade will be held Saturday from noon-7 p.m. at McGhee Ballfield on Church Street in Hogansville.

The free event will feature Jordan Wray, 808, Higher Hope, Stephen Stanley, Boha Tribe and Unbroken. Lauren Gaddy, Steven Curtis, TJ Boyd and David Wilson will be speaking.

Theme for the free event is “Uniting Our Community in Christ.” First Baptist Church of Hogansville is sponsoring the crusade.

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The Smith Chapel United Methodist Church Women will be celebrating Women Day on May 20.

The service will start at 9 a.m. The theme will be “The Power of Bold Faith, Hope and Love in Action.”

Dorothy Johnson, wife of Gary Johnson, pastor of the church, will be speaking. Christine Hughes is president of the United Methodist Women at Smith Chapel.

Leta McCollough Seletzy will be the pulpit guest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday.

Sunday is the Day of Pentecost, and the service will start at 10:30 a.m. Seletzy has written articles for the Washington Post and Oprah Magazine.

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Leta McCollough Seletzy will be the pulpit guest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday.

Sunday is the Day of Pentecost, and the service will start at 10:30 a.m. Seletzy has written articles for the Washington Post and Oprah Magazine.

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Bethel Heard Baptist Church, 2484 Charlie B. Johnston Road, Franklin will celebrate its 155th church anniversary on Sunday.

Anthony Melson, the church’s pastor, will bring the morning message at 11. Guest pastor for the 2:30 p.m program will be the Keith Lewis, pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church Of Bowdon.

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A teenage trumpeter from Grantville will share his musical talents at Allen-Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Lone Oak on Sunday.

William Sipes, 14, will play three hymns during the 11 a.m. service. Sipes, who is finishing eighth grade at Smokey Road Middle, is already in the band at Newnan High School.