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Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 12, 2019 - 10:55 AM

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Bonnie and Pat Martin have sung for many good causes, and now friends will be singing for them.

The Martins, who sang for years with the Atkins Family, have been dealing with serious health issues. Friends have organized a benefit singing for them at Friendship Baptist Church on Poplar Road.

The benefit will be Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. The Chris Studdard Trio from LaGrange will be among those singing.

The Atkins Family has sung at many churches in Coweta and surrounding counties.

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Assembly of the First Born, 20338 Hwy 34, Franklin will be celebrating homecoming on Sunday, July 14.

In addition to the usual homecoming activities, there will be events – including some with water – for youth. The service will start at 11 a.m.

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The Veatch-Nixon Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church held its last class on June 30.

The class was organized on May 18, 1941. A celebration of the class’s 78 years was held on June 30.

There was a reception during the Sunday school hour, and the class was recognized during the 10:55 traditional service

The Veatch-Nixon class was once the church’s largest – meeting in the fellowship hall. Attendance would sometimes reach 150.

The class began as the young adult class and took the longterm name from Dr. Jessie

Veatch, minister of the church when the class was organized, and Karl Nixon, who taught the class for 46 years.