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Reconciliation to prepare for Communion or Confirmation

Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Continuing a Legacy

Serving in the community for more than 150 years, First Presbyterian Church of Covington is still standing strong. Established in 1827, originally as a garden, this ministry has always made its mark in the community. The roots of this ministry go so deep into the community; one of its forefathers, Dr. Hayes, was one of the very first pastors of the church, and still has living family members who are active in the ministry.

October 11, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Like a Rock

Established in 1989 on the outskirts of Covington Ga, Solid Rock Baptist Church is preparing to celebrate their 25th year anniversary. Under the leadership of Pastor Mike Franklin, Solid Rock strives to "meet needs, share Jesus and to love people."

October 04, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


What is Yom Kippur?

Known as the "Day of Atonement," Yom Kippur is a day when people who subscribe to the Jewish faith atone for sins between themselves and G-d of the past year. Yom Kippur is a complete Sabbath, which means no work can be performed during the holiday. Fasting is a part of Yom Kippur, and Jews are expected to observe a 25-hour fast that begins before sunset on the evening before the holiday and ends after nightfall on Yom Kippur. The Talmud, which is the collection of Jewish laws and traditions, also lists several lesser-known restrictions regarding Yom Kippur. Washing and ...

September 25, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


A beacon of hope

First Baptist Church of Covington - this 190-year-old establishment has been in existence since 1823. Located on the Square in downtown Covington, this church is a beacon of hope to the local community.

September 11, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Salem UMC’s new service targets youth

A local church is adding a service to its Sunday schedule to encourage younger potential members to join the congregation's family.

September 04, 2014 | Kayla Robins | RELIGION


A blessed sanctuary

Allen Memorial Methodist Church sits on the scenic campus of Oxford College. Founded in 1841 by renowned missionary John Allen, Allen Memorial's main sanctuary has been a part of the Oxford community for more than 100 years. The education building, nursery and fellowship hall, often referred to as Lovern Hall, were built alongside the main sanctuary in the late 1960s.

September 04, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Man leaves legacy in 10,000 books

Bo Davis had a passion, and he was not short on living up to it.

August 28, 2014 | Kayla Robins | RELIGION


Mansfield Baptist Church

Established in 1911, Mansfield Baptist Church has been serving their community for over 95 years. In the next upcoming months the ministry will be celebrating their 100th birthday.

August 21, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


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First Methodist welcomes new associate

First United Methodist Church of Covington has a new associate pastor, the Rev. Jan McCoy.

June 24, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Special announcement: Salem Campmeeting

The Salem Campmeeting will begin to stir again July 8 and will continue through July 15. This gathering began in 1828, and this year will be the 183rd time it happens.

June 10, 2011 | By Don Martin | RELIGION


Shake It Up Café

Let's get cooking: Covington First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to noon on June 27 through July 1. The theme is the Shake It Up Cafe - Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe!

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Salem Campmeeting plans its 183rd year

Preparing for camp: At the Salem Campmeeting Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed details of the upcoming 183rd annual Salem Campmeeting to be held Friday, July 8, through Friday, July 15. (Back row) Judd Doster and Roland Vaughn, (4th row) Bill Rogers, Jonathan Anderson, Buck Vaughn, and Dan Morgan, (3rd row) Tom Barnett, Jerry Marrett, The Rev. Tom Elliott, and Sam Ramsey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, (2nd row) Benny Potts, Sandra Keller, Laura Kemp, and Tony Ramsey, (front row) Hardy Ogletree, Joanne McDonald, Ann Cook, Dr. Carter Rogers, Jimi Forward, and Alvin Vaughn. Not pictured: Wayne Ingle ...

May 20, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Change the World, Impact the Community Day to be held May 7

Covington First United Methodist Church will celebrate its second annual Change The World, Impact The Community Day on May 7.

April 28, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Your Community: Good Friday & Easter

ALLEN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 803 Whatcoat St., Oxford; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. today; Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. Saturday, sunrise service 7:30 a.m. Easter (breakfast 8 a.m.), service 11 a.m.; allenmemorialumc.org

April 22, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Gearing Up For The Resurrection

If there is a Sunday when churches can expect a larger than normal turnout, it is Easter.

April 22, 2011 | By Paul Casola | RELIGION


Community Holy Week services at Good Shepherd Episcopal

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 4140 Clark St. S.W., will play host to Holy Week services for the downtown community.

April 18, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


40 years of music

Becky Ramsey was honored with a reception on April 3 for her 40 years of service as organist for First United Methodist Church of Covington.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Singers to give special performance

Jessa and Jordan Anderson will perform in a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Covington,

March 24, 2011 | Special to The News | RELIGION


Merryvale ministry celebrates anniversary

Twelve years ago, Perry Kirk was approached by his pastor at First Baptist Church of Covington regarding a need for ministry at a new assisted living facility.

March 17, 2011 | By Paul Casola news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Baptists Breaking Debt

First Baptist Church of Covington wants to be debt-free.

March 11, 2011 | By Paul Casola | RELIGION


In Response: Bumper sticker ideology

I am writing in response to an article written by my friend and Christian brother, Jason Dees. I am writing because of others who have asked for my response. Jason is a very bright, energetic and faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We enjoy each other's company, and our congregations long have worshipped together and engaged in ministry together in this community. When Jason speaks, I listen. Of course, I do not always agree. We come from different traditions that have disagreed over some things for centuries.

March 11, 2011 | By Billy Wade | RELIGION


Ash Wednesday

The Rev. Timothy H. Graham, Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Covington, brushes the forehead of Suzanne Grace, Senior Warden, with ash. Ash Wednesday is today. It kicks off Lent in the Christian calendar. Easter is Sunday, April 24.

March 09, 2011 | Brittany Thomas | RELIGION


Capes Jackson: Go green!

The birds haven't visited my garden lately. I can't really blame them. Over the winter months, I abandoned the white fenced-in area filled with bird feeders, red double knockout roses, butterfly bushes, flowering annuals and perennials, garden art, wind chimes, fountain and my favorite bench. As I opened the gate this weekend, my eyes swept over empty clay pots, dead flowers, rose bushes void of shape and color, molded feeders and a fountain filled with murky water and algae.

March 04, 2011 | Colleen Capes Jackson | RELIGION


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