The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jan. 31, 2019 - 10:23 PM

First United Methodist Church in downtown Newnan is ground zero for the Run for Angels, an annual fundraiser benefiting Angel’s House.

The 17th annual event will be Saturday. There will be a 5K and 10K road race and a one-mile Fun Run. Kickoff is at 8 a.m.

Registration costs $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K and $15 for the 1-mile Fun Run. People can register from 12 noon to 6 p.m. today at First Methodist or Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m.

There also is a Chicken-Q on race day with plates at $10 each.

Angel's House is a temporary shelter for teen girls in Coweta County who are waiting placement in foster homes.

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The Sons of Jubal will present two concerts at Line Creek Baptist Church, 1488 Bob Smith Road, Sharpsburg, on Thursday.

The concerts will start at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be pre-concert music starting a half hour before each.

A love offering will be received at each concert. The Sons of Jubal is comprised of music ministers from Baptist churches throughout Georgia.

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Central Baptist Church on Brown Street will celebrate Scout Sunday on Sunday.

A breakfast for Scouts will be held. At the 10:55 a.m. worship service, Boy Scouts will attend in full uniform and Girl Scouts will accent their Sunday outfits with an official vest or sash.
All scouts will sit together in a designated area with their leaders.

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The Ladies on Spokes Cycling group shared their New Year joy with $100 donations to five local non-profit organizations.

Receiving funds were A Self-Help Assistance Program, Bloom, The i58 Mission, Piedmont
Healthcare’s Women’s Heart Program, and Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.

ASAP empowers women and youth with the tools for success. Tool and equipment donations are refurbished by volunteers and help empower women and youth all over the world.

Bloom is a private, non-profit foster care organization located in Fayetteville. They recruit, support and train foster families. The I-58 Mission is designed to care for those in or near Senoia by meeting physical needs and showing the love of Christ. They are located at the Vineyard Church on Hwy. 85 in Senoia.

The Piedmont Healthcare’s Women’s Heart Program empowers women with or at risk for cardiovascular disease to lead healthier, longer lives by offering a supportive environment where they can connect with others and access exceptional holistic cardiovascular care attuned to their unique needs. Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families with home ownership and home repair services in Fayette, Henry and Clayton counties.

Ladies on Spokes is a non-profit Christian women’s club which was formed to promote the sport of bicycle riding in the Coweta County area. The club exists to enrich the lives of women by uniting them to support one another with love and acceptance, to encourage each other to become physically fit and to share the love of Christ with those around them.

Riders of all abilities are welcome.

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Winston Skinner spoke the Coweta Guards Camp 715, Sons of Confederate Veterans on Jan. 22.

Skinner talked about Coweta County’s historical markers. He is news editor at The Newnan Times-Herald.

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Jenna Faith Strizak was guest preacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Jan. 27.

Strizak is associate rector at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur, where she has served since 2012. As a priest of the church, she teaches and preaches, administers sacraments and visits the sick.

Strizak works on spiritual formation with seminarians at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, has served on the standing committee of the Diocese of Atlanta and currently is part of the Commission on Ministry.

A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, she is an avid Sacred Harp singer. Before ordination, Strizak worked as a hospice chaplain and college admissions officer.