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.
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.
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.
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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.
The 185th Salem Camp Meeting begins Friday evening. Here is the complete camp meeting schedule:
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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.
Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood.
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.
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.
The Newton County Celebration Choir will perform a concert at 6 p.m. June 1 with guest singer Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.
The world cannot know him, but we know him because he indwells us.
"Ugandan Thunder," an internationally acclaimed choir consisting of 22 multi-talented children is currently thrilling audiences across the country and will soon make a stop in Covington.
Each year, Berean Baptist Church takes up an offering for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. The full amount of this offering goes to missionaries associated with the North American Mission Board for salaries and ministry supplies. This in turn enables missionaries to help others hear the message of Christ in hopes of them responding in faith to his offer of salvation.
Newly installed Pastor Billie Cox of Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers is keen on announcing that there's a girl in the pulpit and invites the community to come experience the difference.
First Presbyterian Church is presenting a free, three-part program, COUPLES, for those who are married, engaged or dating.
When you think of college spring break, is volunteering for church work the first thing on your mind? For Ruth Wendland, Alison Wine, Lauren Maertz and Annette Scharf, apparently, it is. Skipping the more traditional spring break locations, these four college students from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn., are making their way to Covington looking to be put to work. Their goal: sharing the good news about Jesus. They were sponsored by a group called Kingdom Workers and by Abiding Grace Lutheran Church.
Covington First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches will continue their annual tradition of hosting a joint Community Ash Wednesday service.