The Newnan Times-Herald


Religion Briefs

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Aug. 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Newnan Salvation Army Service Center will be holding Stuff the Bus on Saturday at Walmart.

Stuff the Bus is a Salvation Army project to collect school supplies to help students start the school year with what they need. The most needed supplies are flash cards, pocket folders, three-ring binders, #2 pencils, color pencils, loose leaf paper and safety scissors.

Other needs include hand sanitizer, facial tissue, backpacks, markers and crayons.

Volunteers will be at Walmart from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be one volunteer manning a table inside the store and another outside Walmart with the service center’s new disaster truck, which will serve as the “bus” for the collection project.

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A Back to School Event will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at Tabernacle of Prayer, 73 Sprayberry Road.

The event will be from 2-4 p.m. The first 100 students will receive a free backpack with school supplies, according to member Fran Siller.

Hotdogs will be served, and there will be a bounce house.

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Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Welcome to Arnco Road, will hold homecoming on Sunday at 11 a.m.

“We welcome all members, former members, former pastor and all visitors and friends,” church member Louise Moore said. “This is a time to come together for worship and fellowship.”

Lunch will be served at the Panther Creek Community Center immediately following the service.

Revival will be held at Smith Chapel from Monday-Wednesday at 7 p.m. L.M. Spear Jr., pastor at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Villa Rica, “will be the guest minister for all three nights,” Moore said.

There will be guest churches on the program each night.

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Women on Mission at East Newnan Baptist Church will kick off a new program year with a dinner on Sunday, Aug. 4.

The meal will start at 6 p.m. Participants are invited to bring a salad and/or sandwiches to share, along with a drink.

Pastor David Jonassen and his wife, Susie, will be sharing their mission trip experiences. “This night of Christian fellowship can be enjoyed by all,” said Women on Mission member June Harris.