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Pancake Day(?)

Most people may see pancakes as a delicious flat cake that we devour with some syrup, but did you know that it has some religious significance to it? Shrove Tuesday, or known as Pancake Day, uses pancakes to celebrate the last day of Carnival, Mardi Gras and preceding Lent. Pancakes are usually associated with Shrove Tuesday because it was a way for people to give up certain foods like eggs, milk, flour and sugar for Lent.

January 24, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | RELIGION


Kwanzaa: Honoring community

It was during the peak of the civil rights movement that the cultural holiday of Kwanza was born. Unlike other similar holidays such as Hanukah and Christmas, Kwanzaa is not based upon religious association. This holiday was created to celebrate the life and the heritage of African culture seen in African and Pan African communities around the world.

December 20, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

The Jewish celebration of Hanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the timing. Each is celebrated at the end of the year when the holiday season has hit full swing. But much like the story of Christmas, the story of Hanukah is a rich one.

December 20, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


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Heritage Days

Heritage Days at Calvary Baptist Church is a celebration of its rich heritage and serves as a way to impact the community and beyond.

May 07, 2010 | Nikita Britt | RELIGION


Cover to cover

Salem United Methodist Church is calling all readers to its front porch for a Bible Reading Marathon.

Opening ceremonies kick off with a prayer and some music at noon Friday. The reading will begin in Genesis and last for a half day, beginning at noon and lasting until 10 p.m.

April 30, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


First United Methodist Church hosts festival

On May 8, Newton County will come together as a community of faith working together to "Impact Our Community." This day is about collecting for local missions. Donations of money or items will be accepted for FaithWorks, the Food Pantry, Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, Washington Street Community Center, Newton Medical Center and the Lions Club.

A "Steeple Chase," 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk will kick the day off at 8 a.m. The starting line is in front of Covington First United Methodist Church. At 8 a.m. the fun run/walk will begin, and at 8 ...

April 30, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Pine Grove Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years

Happy 100th anniversary to the ladies of the Pine Grove Woman's Club in Mansfield. Started in 1910 out of necessity for companionship in the then vast farmland region of east Newton County, their club has survived for a century now, a rarity indeed.

Lillian Whisnante, a member for seventy-five years, remembers the beginnings of her club membership. "I used to go to the meetings with my mama who was a member. Each month the county agent would come to one of the members' houses and teach us about canning, gardens and sewing, and we would have a lunch. This ...

April 29, 2010 | Janet Jernigan news@covnews.com | RELIGION


God given gifts

Expect to see more than just art at the Creative Arts Festival hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Covington.

April 23, 2010 | Nikita Britt | RELIGION


Jehovah’s Witnesses plan two-day circuit assembly

The annual Circuit Assembly for the Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses in S.W. DeKalb, Conyers, and Oxford will be held on April 17 and April 18 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 125 Glen Road, Conyers.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Dove nominees will bring traditional mountain sounds to Social Circle

The award winning Marksmen Quartet will bring their unique style of gospel music to the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, between Monroe and Social Circle, Sunday, April 25 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. For information, call (770) 267-4025.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Former Covington pastor to preach on Day 1

The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe, senior pastor of Chamblee First United Methodist Church in Chamblee is the featured preacher April 25 on "Day 1," the nationally broadcast radio program also accessible by podcast at Day1.org. The program includes a message by Stowe along with interviews conducted by the program's host and executive producer, Peter Wallace.

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Old-time music concert to benefit FaithWorks

New Georgia Railroad will perform a concert of old-time music Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 4140 Clark Street, Covington.

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


The hunt is on

The Easter bunny is coming. And he's set to make several appearances, bringing fun, games, prizes and, of course, lots of candy to children. Two places in particular where you can spot him will be at the First Baptist Church Community Egg Drop and the Community Easter Egg Hunt at The Church At Covington.

More than 5,000 eggs will be dropping on American Legion Field on April 3. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and events will kick off at 1:30 p.m. All families with children 12 years and younger are welcome to the free event.

March 26, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Guest preacher to visit First Presbyterian Church

Dr. John Griffith, president of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S. C., will preside at the First Presbyterian Church in Covington on Sunday, March 21, at 11 a.m.

March 19, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


The power of a praying woman

With March being Women's Appreciation Month, it's only appropriate for Good Hope Baptist Church to have a day focused on celebrating women.

Its ninth annual Victorian Tea is this Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. And it all began with the church's first lady Stephanie Tomlinson, who said the Lord dropped in her spirit to have a social event for women after establishing a Women's Day a couple years prior.

March 19, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Point of Grace comes to Covington

Pastor William Burnham and his wife moved to Covington 12 years ago, but it wasn't until two and a half years ago that God laid on their hearts the potential of starting a ministry, and it wasn't until Feb. 14 of this year that the ministry arrived in Covington.

March 12, 2010 | By Nikita Britt | RELIGION


African American Heritage Festival to be held Saturday

One Voice of Newton County is presenting its annual African American Heritage Festival on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton County High School's Porter Auditorium. This event is free to the public. The festival will include history bowls and classic debate competitions featuring middle and high schools from both Rockdale and Newton counties. Several area schools will be represented. One Voice will also announce its essay contest winners who will be awarded scholarships for post secondary education. One Voice, a conglomeration of various churches and para-church organizations throughout Newton County, wishes to ...

February 26, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


John Gray comes to Covington

Members of Hebron World Church, 7165 Turner Lake Circle, will welcome Christian comedian and minister John Gray to their 10:30 a.m. service.

February 26, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


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