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A church of the community

Today, Good Hope Baptist Church is honoring Pastor E.J. Tomlinson and his dedication to the ministry for over 32 years. Coming into the ministry at the tender age of 25, Tomlinson says he was a young boy who has grown with this ministry. His long time wife of 28 years, Stephanie, and their dear son, Cornelius, have stood by Pastor Tomlinson as he has watched the face of his congregation transform over the years. Tomlinson has been noted as the 3rd longest person to pastor over a single congregation in Newton County.

November 15, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Changing lives: Grace United Methodist Church

Newly appointed Pastor George Lanier shares the rich history of Grace United Methodist Church. Grace Methodist has been a part of the Covington community for more than 150 years. A predominately African American church Grace United Methodist knows what it takes to survive in the 21st century church.

November 01, 2014 | Rasheera Dopson-Robinson | RELIGION


Connexion Church is on the move

New on the scene and ready to impact the community of Newton County, Connexion Church is here to stay. Under the leadership of Pastor Andrew Covington, this progressive ministry is proud to announce that they are under a new roof. Kicking off its first service Nov. 9, Connexion church is building a legacy.

October 25, 2014 | | RELIGION


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


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FUMC to host movie nights, praise services

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. Their first movie will be Friday, June 11, at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. There will be hotdogs, popcorn and drinks available. Other movie ...

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Servants of the Lord Meals on Wheels

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.

June 04, 2010 | Nikita Britt | RELIGION


The spirit speaks to us if we listen

Spirit Speaks Seminar centers on prayer and growth in each person's spiritual journey.

May 28, 2010 | By Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Grace Notes: The story of our stained glass

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 on, ask yourself what image you would put in the front and center window. What would you consider to be the most important thing to communicate with those ...

May 21, 2010 | Jonathan E. Scharf | RELIGION


Grace United to host Family and Friends Day

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.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Lifepointe Church to hold classic car show and barbecue

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 organizer and youth pastor Alex Ganadania, the fundraiser also serves another purpose. It illustrates to the teens that they ...

May 21, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Sweet dream on Elm Street

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.

May 21, 2010 | First Elm Street Live concert a benefit by Corey Crowder | RELIGION


Breaking the mold

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 began in August 2009 in the Fellowship Hall, falling between the 8:25 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
According to Dees, about 150 people attend.
The more relaxed service provides a different sound ...

May 14, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


Salem United Methodist lets the light shine

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.

May 07, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Heritage Days

Heritage Days at Calvary Baptist Church is a celebration of its rich heritage and serves as a way to impact the community and beyond.

May 07, 2010 | Nikita Britt | RELIGION


Cover to cover

Salem United Methodist Church is calling all readers to its front porch for a Bible Reading Marathon.

Opening ceremonies kick off with a prayer and some music at noon Friday. The reading will begin in Genesis and last for a half day, beginning at noon and lasting until 10 p.m.

April 30, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


First United Methodist Church hosts festival

On May 8, Newton County will come together as a community of faith working together to "Impact Our Community." This day is about collecting for local missions. Donations of money or items will be accepted for FaithWorks, the Food Pantry, Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, Washington Street Community Center, Newton Medical Center and the Lions Club.

A "Steeple Chase," 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk will kick the day off at 8 a.m. The starting line is in front of Covington First United Methodist Church. At 8 a.m. the fun run/walk will begin, and at 8 ...

April 30, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Pine Grove Woman’s Club celebrates 100 years

Happy 100th anniversary to the ladies of the Pine Grove Woman's Club in Mansfield. Started in 1910 out of necessity for companionship in the then vast farmland region of east Newton County, their club has survived for a century now, a rarity indeed.

Lillian Whisnante, a member for seventy-five years, remembers the beginnings of her club membership. "I used to go to the meetings with my mama who was a member. Each month the county agent would come to one of the members' houses and teach us about canning, gardens and sewing, and we would have a lunch. This ...

April 29, 2010 | Janet Jernigan news@covnews.com | RELIGION


God given gifts

Expect to see more than just art at the Creative Arts Festival hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Covington.

April 23, 2010 | Nikita Britt | RELIGION


Jehovah’s Witnesses plan two-day circuit assembly

The annual Circuit Assembly for the Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses in S.W. DeKalb, Conyers, and Oxford will be held on April 17 and April 18 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 125 Glen Road, Conyers.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


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