The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Powell Chapel United Methodist Church, 586 Old Atlanta Hwy. has a busy schedule during the next few weeks.

The church will celebrate Family and Friends Day this Sunday at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served immediately after the service.

The Summer 2018 Lock-In  with the Queens of the Throne Dance Ministry will be held at the church on July 27-28. Participants will arrive at the church at 7 p.m. on July 27 and pickup is at 8 a.m.

The event is for ages 4-8, and the cost is $10 per child. Space is limited. People with interest should visit the Queens of the Throne Facebook page.

On July 29, Powell Chapel will hold Praise and Worship Day. The service will start at 11 a.m.
There will be dancing and singing. Immediately after the service, school backpacks will be given to each child from kindergarten through 12th grade. There will be one bag per child, and children must be present.

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Clark Chapel United Methodist Church in Luthersville is holding its revival services starting Sunday.

The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. Dr. Rashad Richey, PhD of Beulah Heights University will be preaching.

Revival will continue from Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. Preaching will be Monday, Tywone Ferrell, pastor, New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Luthersville; Tuesday, Dr. Terri Lemons, pastor, Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church; and Wednesday, Renee Clark, pastor, White Plains United Methodist Church, St. Marks.

Richey is a talk show host on WAOK AM radio from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. He also is a featured reporter on WGCL-TV, channel 46 in Atlanta. Richey also has moderated political debates in metro Atlanta and is highly sought after as a speaker and preacher.

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The Peachtree City Chapter of New Neighbors League Club will hold its annual Amnesty Day on Aug. 2 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The day will begin with coffee at 9:30 a.m. followed with a meeting at 10. Amnesty Day opens up membership in NNLC for individuals who have lived in the area for more than one year.

The fee to join is $45.

Ordinarily, new members must be invited to join by one of the area representatives within the first year of their move to the Fayette-Coweta County area.  Amnesty allows residents who have lived here for more than a year and sponsored by a current NNLC member to join in August.

NNLC’s purpose is to bring newcomers to the area together so that they may meet and become friends while adjusting to new surroundings.  It is a not-for-profit social organization that has a wide variety of special interest groups.

Women who live in Fayette-Coweta county area and would like more information about NNLC may contact Club Director Carol Jenson-Linton at 770-486-9116 or visit

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The local Suicide Survivors Support Group is meeting regularly at a local church.

Organized in August 1997, the group helps people who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Information and resources can be found at and
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

The local group meets the second Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are at Crossroads Church, 2564 Highway 154.

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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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On July 15, Lamar Wright was soloist at Central Baptist Church.

Wright joined the chancel choir in singing “We Have a Shepherd.”