A small congregation has moved into the former building of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington, and invites the community to its first worship service this Sunday.
When East Newton Baptist Church presents its production of "Bethlehem: A Live Nativity" Dec. 8, no one involved in the production, not the church's pastor, Tom Lee, nor the 25 cast members, nor the army of church volunteers who have worked to bring together the drama, will be the least bit surprised or upset if the youngest cast member goes a little "off script.''
The Jewish celebration of Chanukah 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 Chanukah is a rich one.
The congregation of the historic Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Covington is moving. And though the relocation is seen as a step forward for the congregation, some members are unhappy to leave the historic site behind.
Audrey Curray is glad she resisted the urge to sleep in on a recent Saturday morning. Instead, the Rockdale teenager and about 150 other area youth and adults gathered in late October at Springfield Baptist Church for a summit focused on teen domestic violence.
A Southern gospel music concert is coming to Newton County to help raise money for a new school program that will teach the gospel.
"Change the World Day,'' a program that offers help for those in need, supports community service projects and offers a number of free activities, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St.
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Richards Chapel United Methodist Church in Covington will be celebrating their 143rd church anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 2. The church also recently welcomed the first female pastor in the church's history, the Rev. Maria Church-Johnson (pictured above). The church also falls under the district of the Rev. Sharma Lewis, the first black woman district superintendent in the ADOX district and the second black woman district superintendent in the North Georgia Conference.
Bethabara Missionary Baptist Church in Covington held their annual Irene Banks Heritage ceremony on Sept. 11.
Allen Memorial UMC welcomed new and returning students from Oxford College on Aug. 28. The students were recognized and were able to share their talents in morning worship. Three students sang in the choir, while two others played the flute and participated in the hand bell choir. The Chaplain of Oxford College, the Rev. Lyn Pace, offered the closing prayer and blessing. (Above) After the morning worship, Students from Oxford College enjoyed a covered dish luncheon in their honor.
On Sunday, Covington First United Methodist Church will hold their annual Blessing of the Backpacks Service. Students of all ages, teachers, administrators and all school employees are invited to bring their Backpacks to worship on Sunday morning to a special service to pray for a great school year. Each person will receive a tag to attach to their backpack that says, "The church family of FUMC loves them and are praying for them."
Spring Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps single parents and their children, will hold a fundraiser dinner at 5 p.m. on July 30 at DeKalb Tech's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington.
WHO: Max Vincent THE CHURCH: Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford BIRTHPLACE: Frankfurt, Germany; HOMETOWN: Augusta/Thompson EDUCATION: Two master's degrees in divinity and theology from Duke Divinity College HOBBIES: Golf; reading (favorite book-"A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens); cooking ("My best dish is a spiced smoked turkey breast made on the grill"). DEFINING VERSE: "For those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall line up with wings like eagles." - ...
At 7 a.m. sharp each morning this week, Howard Kennedy has stood outside the Salem Campground tabernacle to sound the trumpet, marking the beginning of the day.
The wooden benches at the Salem Campground get a bit of cushioning as preparations continue for the opening of the annual campmeeting on Friday. The event runs through July 15. Helping to place the cushions are (from left) Rafael Lopez, Ricky McCory, Akin Robinson, Shaun McCory, Sam Ramsey and Joey Smith.
Air National Guard Col. Max Wood, a former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, will be the featured speaker for a casual worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Prospect United Methodist Church, 6752 Ga. Highway 212 in Covington.
Frank B. Turner will lead the adult Bible class at the upcoming Salem Campmeeting, which begins Friday, July 8, at the historic Salem campground.The adult class will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15, at the Salem Hotel. The 183rd campmeeting runs July 8-15.
Summer fun: Students at vacation Bible school at Covington First Baptist Church prepare to learn about missions in Haiti and around the world in a session on Thursday. The children also enjoyed creating praise music and playing on giant inflatables, coloring, mining for rocks and learning about their Christian faith.
First United Methodist Church of Covington has a new associate pastor, the Rev. Jan McCoy. She has served as pastor of the Devereux United Methodist Circuit in the Augusta District for four years, and last year served on the Augusta District Committee on Religion and Race, according to a release. She was involved with Clergy United of Hancock County (clergy-led) and United Ministries of Hancock County (laity/clergy led), and has participated for three years in ...
The Salem Campmeeting will begin to stir again July 8 and will continue through July 15. This gathering began in 1828, and this year will be the 183rd time it happens.
Preparing for camp: At the Salem Campmeeting Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed details of the upcoming 183rd annual Salem Campmeeting to be held Friday, July 8, through Friday, July 15. (Back row) Judd Doster and Roland Vaughn, (4th row) Bill Rogers, Jonathan Anderson, Buck Vaughn, and Dan Morgan, (3rd row) Tom Barnett, Jerry Marrett, The Rev. Tom Elliott, and Sam Ramsey, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, (2nd row) Benny Potts, Sandra Keller, ...
Let's get cooking: Covington First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be held at the church from 9 a.m. to noon on June 27 through July 1. The theme is the Shake It Up Cafe - Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe!