The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Aug. 02, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Promotion Sunday will be held Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in downtown Newnan.

Sunday school students will move to the next grade level. Two-year-olds and third-graders will receive Bibles during the 9:45 a.m. service.

The service will also include the church’s annual blessing of the backpacks. Following the 11 a.m. service, First Methodist’s annual church-wide picnic will be held at First Avenue Park.

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Smith Chapel United Methodist Church on Welcome-to-Arnco Road is making plans for homecoming and revival.

Homecoming will be Sunday at 11 a.m. “We invited all members, former members and all our friends and neighbors out to worship with us,” said church member Louise Moore.

“We will be having preaching from our own pastor, Gary Johnson, and from our choir,” Moore said. “Dinner will be served immediately following the service.”

Revival will be from Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m.  Antoine Martin, pastor of Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, will preach on Monday.

Tuesday’s preacher will be Dentez D. Orr, pastor of Elim Baptist Church, and Jairo Gay, pastor of Louise United Methodist Church in Troup County, will preach on Wednesday.

There will be guest churches on the program each night.

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A fish fry benefitting Coweta County Quilts of Valor will be held Aug. 11 from 4-7 p.m. in the parish hall at First United Methodist Church, 33 Greenville St.

A suggested minimum donation is requested for a plate with fish, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, dessert and tea. Quilts will be presented to veterans at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. 

An RSVP is requested by Aug. 6 to or 404-790-4831.

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Kindred Hospice is recruiting volunteers in Coweta County, including U.S. veterans.

“Use your great talents such as being a friend, listening, reading, playing an instrument, or listening to veterans’ stories,” said Lynn Yeager, manager of volunteer service for Kindred.

Volunteers complete orientation and a background check. For information, contact Lynn Yeager at 770-502-1104 or

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A prayer vigil offering spiritual support  to the families and children at the U.S./Mexico border and those affected in Atlanta-area communities was held July 19.

The vigil took place at noon at Plaza Fiesta Party Stage in Atlanta. Speakers included Fabio Sotelo, Latino missioner for St. Bede’s in Atlanta, and Tom Hagood, pastor of Columbia Presbyterian Church.