A small congregation has moved into the former building of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington, and invites the community to its first worship service this Sunday.
When East Newton Baptist Church presents its production of "Bethlehem: A Live Nativity" Dec. 8, no one involved in the production, not the church's pastor, Tom Lee, nor the 25 cast members, nor the army of church volunteers who have worked to bring together the drama, will be the least bit surprised or upset if the youngest cast member goes a little "off script.''
The Jewish celebration of Chanukah 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 Chanukah is a rich one.
The congregation of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington is moving. And though the relocation is seen as a step forward for the congregation, some members are unhappy to leave the historic site behind.
Audrey Curray is glad she resisted the urge to sleep in on a recent Saturday morning. Instead, the Rockdale teenager and about 150 other area youth and adults gathered in late October at Springfield Baptist Church for a summit focused on teen domestic violence.
A Southern gospel music concert is coming to Newton County to help raise money for a new school program that will teach the gospel.
"Change the World Day,'' a program that offers help for those in need, supports community service projects and offers a number of free activities, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St.
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The 185th Salem Camp Meeting begins Friday evening. Here is the complete camp meeting schedule:
We are at war. No, I am not talking about war in a national sense, but in an individual sense. Both outwardly and inwardly, we are at war individually. Every Christian is constantly fighting an individual war. Not against sin; that was rendered powerless in Jesus' victory at Calvary. Not against Satan; he also was defeated at the cross. No, this fight is against our old flesh (sin nature) and our new nature (placed in ...
Christian education was taken to a whole new level this summer as a group of high school juniors and seniors from Covington First United Methodist Church traveled to England, Scotland and Ireland to explore and learn about their Methodist heritage.
Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood. Covington is home to some of the most talented musicians around, and Judah Swilley, known by his stage name "JUDAH," is among them. His music is a mix of "hip hop" and "pop," or as he calls it "hip pop." And while many artists strive to just make it to the top with hopes of reaching and maintaining celebrity status, ...
Grammy-winning artist Hezekiah Walker will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at The Mall at Stonecrest in celebration of his new CD, "Azusa the Next Generation." The appearance will be nationally televised.
Rockdale County will have an opportunity to celebrate the King James Bible, a bestseller for more than 400 years, during a six-week exhibit at Nancy Guinn Library beginning May 29.
The Newton County Celebration Choir will perform a concert at 6 p.m. June 1 with guest singer Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.
The world cannot know him, but we know him because he indwells us. Yes, I am referring to the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer in Christ (Romans 8:9). Jesus said the world would not know him, but he also said they would experience him, but only as he lives through you and me. The world will not recognize that it is the Holy Spirit in us, living through us that causes conviction. But it ...
"Ugandan Thunder," an internationally acclaimed choir consisting of 22 multi-talented children is currently thrilling audiences across the country and will soon make a stop in Covington.
Each year, Berean Baptist Church takes up an offering for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. The full amount of this offering goes to missionaries associated with the North American Mission Board for salaries and ministry supplies. This in turn enables missionaries to help others hear the message of Christ in hopes of them responding in faith to his offer of salvation.
Newly installed Pastor Billie Cox of Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers is keen on announcing that there's a girl in the pulpit and invites the community to come experience the difference.
First Presbyterian Church is presenting a free, three-part program, COUPLES, for those who are married, engaged or dating.
When you think of college spring break, is volunteering for church work the first thing on your mind? For Ruth Wendland, Alison Wine, Lauren Maertz and Annette Scharf, apparently, it is. Skipping the more traditional spring break locations, these four college students from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., are making their way to Covington looking to be put to work. Their goal: sharing the good news about Jesus. They were sponsored by a ...
Covington First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches will continue their annual tradition of hosting a joint Community Ash Wednesday service.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church has a new priest-in-charge as the Rev. M. Edwin Beckham preach his first sermon this Sunday at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services and preside over the Holy Eucharist.