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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


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


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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


Dove nominees will bring traditional mountain sounds to Social Circle

The award winning Marksmen Quartet will bring their unique style of gospel music to the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3861 Ebenezer Church Road, between Monroe and Social Circle, Sunday, April 25 at 6 p.m. A love offering will be received. For information, call (770) 267-4025.

April 16, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Former Covington pastor to preach on Day 1

The Rev. Dr. Royeese Stowe, senior pastor of Chamblee First United Methodist Church in Chamblee is the featured preacher April 25 on "Day 1," the nationally broadcast radio program also accessible by podcast at Day1.org. The program includes a message by Stowe along with interviews conducted by the program's host and executive producer, Peter Wallace.

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Old-time music concert to benefit FaithWorks

New Georgia Railroad will perform a concert of old-time music Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, 4140 Clark Street, Covington.

April 02, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION


The hunt is on

The Easter bunny is coming. And he's set to make several appearances, bringing fun, games, prizes and, of course, lots of candy to children. Two places in particular where you can spot him will be at the First Baptist Church Community Egg Drop and the Community Easter Egg Hunt at The Church At Covington.

More than 5,000 eggs will be dropping on American Legion Field on April 3. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and events will kick off at 1:30 p.m. All families with children 12 years and younger are welcome to the free event.

March 26, 2010 | Nikita Britt news@covnews.com | RELIGION


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