The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Nov. 01, 2018 - 10:28 PM

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church in Peachtree City is holding its annual Greek pastry sale.

Items include spanakopita and tiropita, $10 per dozen; and baklava, $18 per dozen. For information, visit . 

Today is the deadline for orders. Proceeds benefit Philoptochos/Friends of the Poor’s local and national charities.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 576 Roscoe Road, will observe the Feast of All Saints on Sunday.

The ancient tradition celebrates all the saints, known and unknown, throughout the generations. During the services of Holy Eucharist on Sunday, parishioners at St. Paul’s will give thanks for all saints.

Those who have experienced the death of a loved one during the past year are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. service, where roses and candles may be placed at the altar in memory of the person.

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Ryan Joseph and The Wrights will be bringing their musical gifts to the 10:55 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Central Baptist Church, 14 W. Broad St. in Newnan.

The evening before, they will be presenting a concert at the Wadsworth Auditorium. Joseph currently tours with Alan Jackson – playing fiddle and mandolin and singing harmony vocals.

Joseph performs, tours and records with numerous artists. He holds a master’s degree in instrumental pedagogy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. He is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, teaching commercial and classical violin.

Adam Wright, son of Cathy and Lamar Wright of Newnan, is a singer, songwriter, producer and musician. His songs have been recorded by country music artists and nominated for several awards.

Adam and his wife, Shannon Wright, have recorded four studio albums and toured as a duo with numerous artists and bands.

Adam most recently toured with Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack. His full-length solo album, “Dust,” came out in June. 

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First Christian Church, 8 Elm St., will hold its 67th homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Randy Worrell, chaplain at Christian City in Union City, will be the guest speaker. Bill and Bea McKenzie will bring special music.

There will be a fellowship meal following the morning worship service.

“Homecoming will be the kickstart to our revival,” member Angela Rogers said. Revival services will be Sunday-Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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Smith Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 140th church anniversary on Sunday at 11 a.m.

Gary Johnson, pastor of the church, will bring the message. “We will be having a good time serving the Lord,” member Louise Moore said. “Smith Chapel is a church where everybody is somebody and Christ is above all.”

Lunch will be served immediately following the service.

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Lovejoy Memorial United Methodist Church, 60 E. Washington St., will celebrate homecoming on Sunday.

The service will start at 11 a.m. The traditional covered dish meal will follow in the fellowship hall.

Gary Parrish, former pastor of First United Methodist Church of Newnan, will bring the message.

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Grantville Prayer Band #7 will be celebrating their 53rd Anniversary at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 127 Church St., Grantville on Sunday at 2 p.m.

“Pastor Antoine Martin will be the messenger,” Marcia Brooks said. 

For information, contact  Evangelist Jannie Anderson, president, at 770-583-3398 home or
404-319-9639 cell, or Joseph Ward, treasurer at 770-583-2204 home or 770-301-6626 cell.

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Pat Terry will present a concert on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1504 Macedonia Road.

Tickets are $15. For information, call 770-253-7222 or email .

Terry will be presenting the world debut of his new album, “How hard is it to fly.”

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Providence Baptist Church on Providence Church Road is collecting gently used coats, insulated overalls, hats, gloves, blankets, sleeping bags and boots.

The items will go to Soldiers of the Cross for homeless people. The collection continues through Nov. 14.