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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


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


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Just a thought

Just a Thought: A stump? Chop down the tree and leave a stump?

October 03, 2013 | William Burnham | RELIGION


Celebration at Shiloh United Methodist

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a "Celebrate Jesus'' worship event from 4–8 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Almon Ball Field, 10 Almon Church Road.

October 03, 2013 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Celebrating 122 years of tradition

Tradition and new leadership are merging together at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

September 26, 2013 | Danielle Everson | RELIGION


Jersey UMC holding barbecue fundraiser

Members of a small church just over the Newton County line in Walton County are looking to keep their church home going strong with a barbecue fundraiser this weekend.

September 19, 2013 | Danielle Everson | RELIGION


McCoy: Hope where all seems lost

"The LORD's power overcame me, and while I was in the LORD's spirit, he led me out and set me down in the middle of a certain valley. It was full of bones. He led me through them all around, and I saw that there were a great many of them on the valley floor, and they were very dry. He asked me, "Human one, can these bones live again?"

September 12, 2013 | Jan McCoy | RELIGION


Banking on saving souls

Though her ministry is small in numbers, Pastor Grace Scott, 54, said her mission is to win souls for Christ through biblical teaching.

August 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | RELIGION


Author to speak on 'Seven Gifts'

The Daughters of the King at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Covington, will host author and inspirational speaker Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright at 2 p.m. Aug. 25, and the event is open to the public. The church is at 4140 Clark St.

August 08, 2013 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Connexion Church grand opening and back to school bash Aug. 3-4

One of the newest churches on Salem Road, Connexion Church, is inviting the community to a Back to School Bash and school supply giveaway Saturday as part of the church's Grand Opening weekend.

August 02, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | RELIGION


An Appalachian assist

A group from Covington First United Methodist Church recently traveled to Eastern Kentucky coal country to assist Red Bird Mission, an organization in Beverly, Ky., that provides several ministries to the surrounding Appalachian region.

July 18, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | RELIGION


Salem Camp Meeting schedule

The 185th Salem Camp Meeting begins Friday evening. Here is the complete camp meeting schedule:

July 11, 2013 | Staff Report | RELIGION


Just a Thought: Individual wars

We are at war.

June 20, 2013 | William Burnham | RELIGION


Methodist youth group travels abroad

Christian education was taken to a whole new level this summer as a group of high school juniors and seniors from Covington First United Methodist Church traveled to England, Scotland and Ireland to explore and learn about their Methodist heritage.

June 20, 2013 | Madison Morganthall | RELIGION


Pastor spreads word through ‘hip pop’

Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood.

June 06, 2013 | By Michelle Parham | RELIGION


Hezekiah Walker to perform in Lithonia

Grammy-winning artist Hezekiah Walker will appear at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at The Mall at Stonecrest in celebration of his new CD, "Azusa the Next Generation." The appearance will be nationally televised.

May 23, 2013 | Staff Report | RELIGION


In the Beginning...

Rockdale County will have an opportunity to celebrate the King James Bible, a bestseller for more than 400 years, during a six-week exhibit at Nancy Guinn Library beginning May 29.

May 02, 2013 | Kathy Hooks | RELIGION


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