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Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • May. 22, 2019 - 12:22 PM

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Welcome Methodist Church, Welcome Road, Roopville, will celebrate its 100th Homecoming Service on Sunday, May 26.

Singing will begin at 10:30 a.m. featuring McKenzie Lee, Davis Vaughn and Robin McKenzie. Dr. Sam Newman, former pastor, will lead the service and deliver the sermon.

Dinner on the grounds will follow.

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St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 3 Village Road, will celebrate the groundbreaking for its new faith formation building on Tuesday, May 28.

“The new building will be called Annunciation Hall,” said Kathy Kelly-Huey, director of faith formation for the parish. “Bishop Joel Konzen, auxiliary bishop of atlanta, will be the celebrant for the groundbreaking.”

The ceremonies will start at 7 p.m.

Annunciation Hall will have eight new rooms to support the church’s growing pre-kindergarten school. “Additionally the hall will be home our Pre-K- 12th grade faith formation session which meet Sunday, Monday and Wednesday in the late afternoon and evenings,” Kelly-Huey said.

While on a trip to the Holy Land, Father Terry Crone, pastor at St. Mary Magdalene, purchased an Icon of the Annunciation which will be featured prominently in the new building.

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Sargent Baptist Church observed Public Safety Appreciation Week with blue ribbons and bags of homemade cookies for men and women in the congregation who serve in public safety.

On April 28, Pastor Brian Self recognized seven congregants and expressed appreciation to them for their work and for their care and concern for all the residents of Coweta County. Recognized were Buster Meadows, Newnan police chief; Angel Padro, Newnan Police Department school resource officer; Alisha Self, Newnan Police Department administrative assistant; Jenna Anderson, Newnan Police Department part-time court assistant; Ken Johnson, retired chief, Newnan Fire Department; Nick Duffey, lieutenant, College Park Police Department; Robert Shellabarger, lieutenant, Fairburn Fire Department.

Also recognized and thanked was Jay Sewell, lineman for Coweta Fayette EMC.

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Senior Sunday was celebrated May 19 at First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

Seniors and close family were treated to breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast ended with the traditional senior class pictures.

During worship, graduates wore caps and gowns and processed to reserved seats in the sanctuary. Graduates were recognized by the school, and each graduate was presented with a Bible.

The service closed with a blessing for the students.

At 6 p.m., Senior Night offered a time to remember the past and celebrate the coming future with the church’s seniors. Biographies of graduates were shared, and there was a media presentation.