The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Nov. 21, 2018 - 9:39 PM

New Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Luthersville will holds its Family and Friends Day Celebration on Sunday.

The service will start at 11 a.m. Alex Parks, Pastor of Red Oak Baptist Church, will be preaching.

“Dinner will be served after the service,” said T. Ferrell, pastor at New Mt. Bethel.

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A Christmas Keyboard Extravaganza will be held Sunday at First Baptist Church in downtown Newnan.

The music will start at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature four grand pianos, a pipe organ, handbells and 14 keyboardists. There will also be a congregational carol sing.

Admission is free.

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Nearly 200 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Coweta and Fayette counties traveled to Marianna, Fla., to aid hurricane victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

The weekend trip is part of an ongoing effort by local Latter-day Saints to help communities devastated by hurricanes in Florida and the Carolinas. For three days, the church members cut and removed trees, cleared debris and installed roof tarps. The volunteers camped out in their own tents around a local church building, where they organized into work crews.

Volunteers were responsible for their own travel, food and shelter so that they would not take away from already-limited resources in impacted areas.

More than 100 Coweta-area volunteers also traveled to Wilmington, N.C., during the weekend of Oct. 20, where they removed debris from flooded homes and stripped out drywall, cabinetry and floors so that owners could start to rebuild.

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Several area ministers recently completed the 8-week course, Ministry in Crisis.

Getting credit for the class were BJ Bowers, Sharon Cooper, Nelson Furtado, Yolanda Jones-Colton, Lenton Snow, Ira Tigner, and James Woods. The class was led by Dr. Nancy Long and offered by the LaGrange District of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Zion Hill Baptist Church, 87 Pinson St., held the African Relief Benefit Concert, Two Continents – One Goal, on Nov. 18.

The afternoon concert featured Dorothy Norwood, a gospel singer, songwriter, storyteller and evangelist.

In response to a growing number of homeless and abandoned children, Cry Cameroon Ministries was established in 1992 to provide for the basic needs of children at Harvest Home Orphanage in Cameroon.

Proceeds from the concert help feed the hungry, educate and give hope to orphaned children and offer spiritual and biblical guidance.

Ada Long was chairperson for the event. Co-chairpersons were Ida Johnson and Dorothy Hall.

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Funding has been provided to Southwest Christian Care by a gift from the board of directors at Coweta-Fayette EMC.

Southwest Christian Care, located in Union City, is a ministry dedicated to providing

the highest quality care and support for terminally ill patients, children with special needs,

senior adults and their families in the name of Jesus Christ. Because all of its services are

provided at no cost to patients or families, Southwest Christian Care depends solely upon

generous gifts of individuals, churches, civic groups, corporations, businesses and foundations.

The gift from Coweta-Fayette EMC, which has its headquarters in Palmetto, will go toward several capital campaign endeavors for 2019, including a renovation project for the Hospice Inpatient Unit.