Church members and volunteers at Springfield Baptist Church are demonstrating their belief that it is better to give than to receive this holiday season.
This year, Alcovy United Methodist Church, which uses the motto "The Little Church with the Big Heart,'' decided to replace its traditional Christmas tree with one that is designed to feed the hungry.
Because of last Sunday's dismal weather, East Newton Baptist Church has rescheduled its live Nativity drama, "Bethlehem,'' for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20
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.
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There's an old adage that says, "you can't go home again." Many young people who feel the call to ministry are discovering that the cliche is simply not true as they return to serve at their home churches. Covington native Philip Carroll, youth minister at Covington Christian Church, is one of those people.
Education is key to a child's success throughout life, and most parents want to find the best possible education for their children. There are many opportunities for quality education in Newton County, from public schools to private academies to home schooling. One local school is working to provide a Christian-based education in a unique atmosphere.
For generations of children, the Vacation Bible School experience has been the same, with countless churches purchasing the same curriculum as other churches year after year. A local church is transforming the VBS experience into one that includes the entire family. Eastridge Community Church will put on "Go Orange Presents: Secret Service" on July 11 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and July 12-14 at 7 p.m.
For the last two years, Pastor Stan Patterson has been working hard to make his up-and-coming church a solid member of the community, while giving members a contemporary experience with their worship.
The acoustic music of the Watkins Family will thrill audiences in Covington on Saturday, June 19, at 6 p.m. They will be performing at Pony Express Gospel Music Barn at 1852 South Ga. Highway 11, in a special concert. The group which includes matriarch Judy Watkins and her three adult children - Todd, Lorie and Shanon, continue a path sharing their love of Jesus through traditional music touring across the United States and Canada since 1982.
Pastor George Gibbs said his ministry, Greater World Outreach, didn't invent recycling but is definitely taking it to another level.
Covington First United Methodist Church recently hosted Change The World, Impact The Community Day, an event where a community of faith came together. Covington FUMC believes that Change The World is not just a day, it should be a lifestyle. Covington FUMC invites the community to events this summer. Monthly Friday Night Movies - The movies will be a Screen on the Green set up on the lawn in front of our Sanctuary Annex building. ...
Eating a hot meal is more than just satisfying to the stomach for recipients of the Servants of the Lord Meals on Wheels program. Since its start 25 years ago, when a man named Bernie Bourdon took the concept of a government-funded program even further, the ministry has been about providing not only food but friendship to shut-ins.
Spirit Speaks Seminar centers on prayer and growth in each person's spiritual journey.
Our church, Abiding Grace, is in a building project. Last night, we had one of the coolest opportunities of the whole planning process. We got to meet with the artist who is creating our stained glass windows. That was fun - picturing how it will all look - anticipating how these windows will be communicating to all who see them something special - something about God and his grace for them. Now, before you read ...
Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker for the occasion is Bishop Alfred L. Norris, a retired bishop from the Texas Annual Conference, Houston Area. Presently, he is serving as interim president-dean of Gammon Theological Seminary.
Lifepointe Church of the Nazarene is having its Barbecue and Classic Car Driven Youth Fundraiser on May 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will provide a way to raise as much as $3,000 to send 17 of Lifepointe's youth members to a weeklong summer camp. The camp, involving about 300 children from all over Georgia, costs $140, which is too expensive for most of the youth members who are from low-income families. According to ...
Giving to a cause is as easy as listening to music. At least it will be for those who attend Elm Street Live at 8 p.m. on May 28. Half of the proceeds from the night's event will be donated to the Susan G. Komen three-day breast cancer walk. Tickets will be sold for $8 once the doors open at 7 p.m.
The 9:45 a.m. service at First Baptist Church offers a break from its 180-year history of traditional services. It also allows for more people to be able to attend the church. "We were just growing and had to do something," said Pastor Jason Dees, explaining that the 11 a.m. service filled up fast. With a lot of interest backing it, the service ...
Annette Harmon, administrative assistant and financial secretary of Salem United Methodist Church in Covington attended the 28th Annual Conference of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries which was held in Orlando, April 15 – 18. More than 215 professionals representing United Methodist offices on various levels, both nationally and internationally, were in attendance.