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Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 02, 2019 - 6:20 PM

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Serve Coweta will be held Saturday.

Organizer Melanie Reeves said the kickoff will be at 8 a.m. at Greenville Street Park. If it rains, volunteers will gather at First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

Serve Coweta sends teams to several locations in the county for projects that help people and organizations in the community.

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Mary Alice Rose, a member of the Christian Science board of lectureship, will speak on “The Science of Christianity” on Saturday.

Rose will speak at the Fayette County Public Library, 1812 Heritage Place Way, Fayetteville, from 2-3 p.m. Rose’s interest in science and technology led to a 20-year career in different areas of applied physical science.

Through those years, her love for God permeated every aspect of her daily work. Whether supporting research by tornado chasers as a meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Oklahoma, making live broadcasts during severe weather outbreaks on NOAA Weather Radio, troubleshooting operational software at sea as an engineer and researcher in underwater acoustics or co-managing a division of 140 engineers and scientists in development of the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope, prayer was her constant guiding and motivating force.

In 2002, Rose made the transition to full-time ministry as a Christian Science practitioner, where she helps people every day in praying about such challenges as careers, finances, health and relationships.

Rose is also an authorized teacher of Christian Science and has had a number of articles published in Christian Science periodicals. She has given talks on Christian Science to interfaith groups and college comparative religion classes for 20 years, and, since 2010, has been an international speaker on the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Rose and her husband live in Brookeville, Md.

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Unveiling of a marker named for enslaved people buried at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday.

The dedication ceremony for the monolith will be held from 3:30-4:15 p.m. The historic church and cemetery are located on Lower Fayetteville Road near Sharpsburg.