The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 10, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Zion Hill Baptist Church, 87 Pinson St., will be holding its Church Picnic and Family and Friends Celebration on Saturday.

Event will be at Carl G. Miller Park, 74 Sewell Road, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The weekend will also include a service on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the church.

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Mt. Vernon First Bapt. Church, 54 Pinson St., is holding a Priscilla Shirer Bible study, Navigating a Life Interrupted.

The first session will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. The women’s Bible study will be held for seven weeks. Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, will be a focal point with studies answering questions about what people do when God interrupts their lives.

Workbooks are available for purchase, but not required. For information, contact Donna Freeland at 770-294-3391.

Shirer is a well-known author, minister and actress.

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Kyle Mackey joined the staff of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on July 1.

Mackey is the church’s full-time curate. A curate in the Episcopal Church is a newly ordained priest who functions as an assistant to the rector or priest in charge. Youth ministry will be Mackey's focus as he begins his work at St. Paul's.

He will also be share in liturgical functions – preaching and officiating.

Mackey received a master of divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in May of this year and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Georgia in 2013. Mackey was ordained as transitional deacon last December and was ordained a priest on June, 23 at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.

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A youth mission team from Central Baptist Church has returned from a mission trip to Riverton, Wyo., and the Wind River Reservation.

The team left Central on the morning of June 15. Central youth led Vacation Bible School each morning and did construction each afternoon at Eagle's Hope Shelter. They returned to Newnan on the evening of June 23.

Participants included Thad Allen, Connor Bailey, Reeves Blackburn, Kirby Bowen, Holden
Burris, Ashleigh Claire Cole, Nancy Cothran, Steve Cothran, Sarah Dean, Brice Dumas, Katie Faison, Lilly Hammond, Grayson Hanusiak, Caroline Headley, Matt Headley, Beck James, Donovan James, Sarah Lunsford, Ida Lee Lunsford, Jackson McLendon, Cooper Minichowski, Mason Minichowski, Taylor Kate Murphy, Anne Smith, Henry Smith, Russell Smith, Hutch Tripp, Willis Tripp, Kelli Zachry and Zach Zachry.