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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Oral Roberts University President Dr. Mark Rutland will speak at Prospect United Methodist Church in Covington on Sunday.
Oak Hill Church of Christ on Snapping Shoals Road in Covington is on the verge of expanding its influence and experiencing a new phase in its existence.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program for "hurts, habits, and hang-ups," marks its 10th anniversary at Eastridge Community Church at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13.
During the hustle and busyness of the holidays, it's easy to overlook the fact that many people in the community need help.
Terri Webster had a vision, a calling that tugged on her heart, to find a way to help divorced and widowed moms.
The Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images for most Americans of turkey, football, pumpkin pie, time with family and friends.
Few culinary traditions speak of the South like barbecue. The distinctive smell and taste of good barbecue seem to be synonymous with the Southern lifestyle. Churches have co-opted the barbecue experience as a fundraising and fellowship tool for years. It's a near-perfect marriage: Church members have fun making the barbecue and Brunswick stew, and the people who buy it love to eat it. Lovejoy United Methodist Church in Covington continues ...
Oct. 31, 1517, was one of the turning points in world history, affecting not just church history, but the very course of civilization across the globe. On that day, Martin Luther, a German monk and university professor, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church, in which he called for a return to the core teachings of Scripture (particularly as they pertain to salvation, grace, and the authority of Scripture). ...
The recent downturn in the economy has affected everyone. Tens of thousands of Georgians have lost their jobs, and even those who are employed have friends, family, or neighbors who are out of work. Many with jobs have suffered pay cuts or taken jobs with less pay.
As a boy, I went with my family on a vacation through the Western states. We visited the most popular destinations: Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon, but the grandest destination was Zion National Park, made memorable by my father's mountain climbing adventure.
Central Community Church will be celebrating its sixth Annual Fall Festival today from 5 – 8 p.m. This year's theme will be "A Country Fair" complete with a country store where vendors can sell their homemade merchandise, baked goods or advertise their business. There will be an air brush artist booth, pony rides, 'smores, hot cocoa, games for all ages, hamburgers, corn dogs, hayrides, cake walk, funnel cakes, crazy hair, a kiddie area for ...
Many Americans think of Halloween as a harmless, fun holiday, with kids and adults dressing in costumes and passing out candy. Others see it as a day rooted in evil and plan alternative celebrations. With the growing Hispanic population, and rising Catholic population in Newton County, there are an increasing number of people here celebrating the Catholic traditions of All Saints Day and All Souls Day and the Latin American tradition ...
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means families will be looking for activities to attend and ways to spend the holiday. Churches often offer safe alternatives to trick or treating, where kids can get the candy they crave and expend energy playing games. This year, one local church is offering an event that is not just a Halloween-alternative fall festival but is also a way to help give back to the community.
Give the Rev. John Dallas two hours and he can teach you about the Bible, taking the stories and people in the Old Testament and tying them in with Christ's story in the New Testament.
For nearly a decade, the Rev. Clara Lett and her volunteers and supporters at Rainbow Covenant Ministries and Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter have taken to heart Jesus' call to care for people in need.