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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


Kwanzaa: Honoring community

It was during the peak of the civil rights movement that the cultural holiday of Kwanza was born. Unlike other similar holidays such as Hanukah and Christmas, Kwanzaa is not based upon religious association. This holiday was created to celebrate the life and the heritage of African culture seen in African and Pan African communities around the world.

December 20, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

The Jewish celebration of Hanukah 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 Hanukah is a rich one.

December 20, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION


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A quarter-century of service

These days it seems rare for a pastor to experience a long tenure at one church. A quarter-century of service is certainly an occasion worth celebrating, and one local church is marking such an achievement: First Presbyterian Church in Covington this weekend is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Billy Wade.

January 28, 2011 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Oral Roberts president a father in Christ

Oral Roberts University President Dr. Mark Rutland will speak at Prospect United Methodist Church in Covington on Sunday.

January 20, 2011 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Oak Hill Church Growing strong

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.

January 14, 2011 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Faith-based recovery group celebrates a decade

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.

January 07, 2011 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


How to help

During the hustle and busyness of the holidays, it's easy to overlook the fact that many people in the community need help.

November 26, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


The Spring Ministries

Terri Webster had a vision, a calling that tugged on her heart, to find a way to help divorced and widowed moms.

November 19, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Showing gratitude on Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images for most Americans of turkey, football, pumpkin pie, time with family and friends.

November 19, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Lovejoy UMC barbecue is Saturday

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.

November 12, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


Providence Christian School celebrates Reformation Day

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). Providence Christian School recognizes this historical event with a celebration of Reformation Day, held each year on Oct. 31 (or the Friday closest to the 31st).

November 05, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Churches get creative in dealing with recession

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.

November 04, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


About Faith: Conquering the Lady

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.

November 04, 2010 | Brian Dale | RELIGION


Fall Festival benefits local community

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 the little ones and much more.

October 31, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


The Day of the Dead

Many Americans think of Halloween as a harmless, fun holiday, with kids and adults dressing in costumes and passing out candy.

October 29, 2010 | Chris Queen | RELIGION


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


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