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Just a thought: Lord, you take over

Isn't it true that we spend most of our time operating in our own strength and power? When was the last time you said, "Lord, You take over…" and wasn't it after you had given it your best and your best wasn't good enough to get it done. We often fall into the trap of thinking "This is what I do, and I will do it…Spiritual and impossible things are what God does and when I need help with those things I'll turn to Him." But just as it was for Peter, it is for ...

July 24, 2014 | William Burnham | RELIGION


Rasmussen: Do not be afraid — this is expected

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim. Have you heard that name? On May 11th of this year she was convicted of apostasy and adultery. What had she done? Well, she was a Christian, having been raised by her Christian mom. But since her dad was a Muslim, even though he had been absent, since he was a Muslim – her being a Christian was apostasy. And then, she married a Christian and got pregnant. And since she was supposed to be a Muslim, and he wasn't a Muslim man, that's adultery. The Sudanese government gave her three days to reject the Christian ...

July 24, 2014 | Scott Rasmussen | RELIGION


Zion Baptist Church to hosts event series Saturday

Zion Baptist Church in Covington aims to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

July 24, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION


Gum Creek Presbyterian Church welcomes new members

Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, a part of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery, is an Oxford community church with about 100 parishioners and a tremendous commitment to local and worldwide missions.

July 17, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION


Burnham: Whom we worship we must serve

Whom we worship we must serve.

July 10, 2014 | | RELIGION


Fish Fry & Bake

The Church of the Good Shepherd held its Fish Fry and Bake Sale to benefit Entirely Ready Inc. June 21.

July 10, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


A DIVERSE PARISH

St. Augustine Catholic Church, a parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, is a diverse and multicultural community freely living and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION


5 reasons we need camp meetings now more than ever

Each summer I do something odd by most American standards: I spend one week with my extended family, we sleep in a crowded cabin with no air conditioner and we go to worship services three times per day - alongside of hundreds of others - in an open air structure with a sawdust floor. The songs we sing were written long before I was born and the sermons last much longer than 15 to 18 minutes.

June 26, 2014 | Jonathan Andersen | RELIGION


Book sale and signing at Square Perk on Friday

Covington resident and author Terri Webster is holding a signing for her latest book, "Markers for Single Moms: Finding God's Direction in the Chaos."

June 19, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Solid Rock Baptist always has something going on

Nestled in a hollow off Brown Bridge Road, Solid Rock Baptist Church has been serving the community for 25 years.

June 19, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION


Ghanaian missionary staying in U.S. to start revival

Saul was an ordinary guy who went out to look for lost donkeys. He didn't have any expectations of being a king, nor did he set out to be king of Israel. All he wanted was to find his father's lost donkeys and go back home, but not only were the donkeys found, Saul ended up being king of Israel (1 Samuel 9:1-27; 10:1-24).

June 19, 2014 | Edmund Amartey | RELIGION


Just a thought: What will you do?

One of the greatest questions ever asked in response to hearing the Word of God… "What should we do then?" (Luke 3:10) To the believer who is already walking with God: Remember salvation is not turning over a new leaf, it is about living a new life. This affects all areas of your life - spouse, children, parents, work, giving and serving. Don't just talk about the benefits of salvation; live them. To those who are still in need of coming to Jesus - Repent! Turn from your sin and self efforts (Eph. 2:8,9) and trust in Jesus ...

June 05, 2014 | William Burnham | RELIGION


Matching your life

A growth spurt is in effect in East Newton County. A roundabout is going to be constructed at the intersection of 142 and 278. Baxter is under construction.

June 05, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION


Living ‘Under Grace’

"Sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace" (Romans 6:14). Nearly 2000 years ago, Paul wrote that to Christians, to people he included with himself when he said, "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life" (Romans 6:4-5).

June 05, 2014 | Jonathan E. Scharf | RELIGION


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Church in the Now services in Covington

Church in the Now will have its first worship service in Covington this month.

September 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | RELIGION


Spring Hill UMC gets new pastor

William Hemphill II is the new pastor of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1282 Ga. Highway 162. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Emory University. He and his wife of 17 years Cheryl have three children: Tristan, Kenstan and Zalayah.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Gathering the harvest outreach

Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship presents its second annual "Gathering the Harvest Outreach" event, set for Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Gathering the harvest outreach

Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship presents its second annual "Gathering the Harvest Outreach" event, set for Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Burnham: Losing your worship

Have you ever lost something under the sofa? You know that feeling you get when you drop something and it rolls (almost as if in slow motion) right up under there? Down we go scrambling on our hands and knees (with a flashlight or broom handle) in search of that lost item. Oh, I wish God's people would go in search of their worship that way.

You may say, "My worship isn't lost, I go to church." But that's the point. So many have lost their worship and don't even realize it. We go to church ...

August 30, 2012 | William Burnham | RELIGION


Overcoming life’s hurts

One thing the world seems unlikely to ever run out of is broken people. And as long as they exist, there will be a need for Celebrate Recovery, the Christian answer to the 12-step program.

The Christian-based addiction recovery program, created by pastors John Baker and Rick Warren of the popular Saddleback Church, uses the eight beatitudes ("Happy are the...") to help people get over life's "hurts, habits and hang-ups."

August 30, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | RELIGION


Starrsville’s first female pastor

Dr. Rev. Susan Martin Taylor has so many names and titles, I wasn't sure how to properly address her. Pastor Susan assured me that she answers to just about anything.

August 23, 2012 | Nhi Ho | RELIGION


Q&A with new Salem UMC pastor Peabody

Salem United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor recently in the Rev. Joe Peabody, a self-labeled preacher's kid, sports junkie, lover of sailing, devoted husband and father of two.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Salem Campmeeting to be featured online

This year's Salem Campmeeting will be featured on the Internet at AIBnet.tv from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 through Aug. 18. Two-hour long programs will be rotated throughout the week.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


A gathering of prayer

Community leaders and local church organizations have come together to organize a community prayer event called "Community On Our Knees" at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11, at the Covington square.

August 09, 2012 | Elizabeth Park news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Local to perform ‘for His glory’ concert

Scarlett Temple, of Social Circle, is looking forward to sharing with others her personal testimony and calling to serve the Lord through her music ministry.

July 12, 2012 | Nhi Ho | RELIGION


Salem UMC’s team went to Philippines

During the first two weeks of June, Salem United Methodist Church's mission team went to the Philippines for a life-changing experience. Church member Carol Standard led the team of 14 people from the church including her brother from out of town.

July 12, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | RELIGION


Episcopal bishops OK gay blessing prayer

Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.

July 11, 2012 | RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer | RELIGION


Atlanta Bishop visits Good Shepherd

Rev. Timothy Graham, Jenna Faith Strizak and Bishop of Atlanta John Neil Alexander. The Church of the Good Shepherd welcomed the Bishop of Atlanta Saturday, June 9, for the ordination of deacon Jenna Faith Strizak of Covington. Also ordained was Gwin Hunter Hanahan from South Carolina.

June 21, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Where the church is united

Last week we began a very important conversation on when and where there needs to be unity and diversity in Christian circles. If you read the article, we outlined three levels of theological division and unity. Level one issues are those that are essential and necessary for Christianity, level two issues are those where denominations and local churches have traditionally divided, and level three issues are those where Christians can disagree, but can still join in the same church or denomination of churches. Over the next several weeks, I am going to be talking about these levels of disagreement one ...

June 14, 2012 | Jason Dees | RELIGION


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