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All about Lent

When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | RELIGION


Pancake Day(?)

Most people may see pancakes as a delicious flat cake that we devour with some syrup, but did you know that it has some religious significance to it? Shrove Tuesday, or known as Pancake Day, uses pancakes to celebrate the last day of Carnival, Mardi Gras and preceding Lent. Pancakes are usually associated with Shrove Tuesday because it was a way for people to give up certain foods like eggs, milk, flour and sugar for Lent.

January 24, 2015 | Javon Dickerson | RELIGION


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Harvest for the hungry

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.

October 22, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Bible Encounter

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.

October 15, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


In the garden

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.

October 08, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Meet the Secretary of the Year

Annette Harmon of Salem United Methodist Church in Covington was recently honored as Secretary of the Year at the 28th Annual Conference of the Georgia Chapter of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries.

Harmon has worked with Salem 12 years and is a certified professional United Methodist Church Secretary. She also has for two years attended the National Institute of Church & Finance Administration at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

October 01, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


The pride of the patch

Beautiful orange pumpkins are a staple of fall decorating around Covington. It's a tradition for families to pick out an ideal pumpkin to place by a hay bale and a basket of mums in the yard or to carve into a jack-o'-lantern. This fall, Covington residents will have over 1,800 of them to choose from just off the Square, as Covington First United Methodist Church presents its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Patch.

There has been one little hiccup, however. The delivery, originally expected to arrive on Saturday, has been delayed. It is unclear at this time when ...

October 01, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


The Learning Center

At the Social Circle Christian Learning Center, high school and middle school students have a chance to develop both spiritually and academically.

September 24, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Covington church has its own fire truck

Churches regularly receive donations, mostly in the form of money or land, sometimes in stock or items that can be put to practical use.

September 17, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Allen Memorial celebrates sanctuary centennial

Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford celebrates its centennial on Sunday.

September 10, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Christian kick-start

Parents who want their children to play soccer in a Christian environment can sign them up in the fall soccer program offered by the Christian Youth Sports Association in Covington.

September 10, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Comin’ down the Avenue

There's nothing unusual about a church celebrating a milestone; churches take time to mark special occasions regularly. But when a church has a grand opening, it is a truly unique observance. The Avenue Church in Social Circle will mark its grand opening on Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Social Circle Theater.

September 03, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


The Singing Saints

The Saints come marching in: The Singing Saints Choir of Covington First United Methodist Church will sing for the Day Revival at Monticello Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 20 at 11:00 AM. Preaching will be Dr. Harper Shannon, leader of evangelism among Alabama Baptists, and former pastor of churches in Birmingham and Montgomery. Pictured are the members of the choir with Becky Ramsey, Director (front row, left) and Alice Walker, Accompanist (front row, right).

September 01, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Love on the links

Attention golfers: are you looking for a way to save lives and make a difference in the community while playing the sport you love? Next month, you have the opportunity to do just that. Refuge Pregnancy Center is hosting the 2010 Cari Hilton Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 20 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Oaks course in Covington. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the center.

August 27, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Active teens, ActiveWater

Teenagers often have the reputation of being self-centered. Whether playing video games, spending hours on Facebook or working a part-time job to make extra money, many teens spend their free time in pursuit of things that only benefit themselves. Two local students are shattering the stereotype of the selfish teenager by committing to raise $10,000 to help relieve the water crisis in the African nation of Zambia.

August 20, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


The abiding journey

Nearly all churches take seriously Christ's call to make disciples. However, discipleship is not a one-size-fits-all process, and many churches need help developing a discipleship system that works for them. One local man has dedicated himself to helping church leaders cultivate strategies to turn mere converts into disciples who devote their lives fully to Christ.

August 13, 2010 | Chris Queen news@covnews.com | RELIGION


The first female

A local church with a long and storied history opened a new chapter with the installation of its first female senior pastor. The Rev. Rhoda Howell was appointed by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church to serve as pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in July. Howell came to Covington from Trinity United Methodist Church in Dalton and has served at various churches in Cobb County.

August 06, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


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