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Spring Hill UMC gets new pastor

William Hemphill II is the new pastor of Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 1282 Ga. Highway 162. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Emory University. He and his wife of 17 years Cheryl have three children: Tristan, Kenstan and Zalayah.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Gathering the harvest outreach

Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship presents its second annual "Gathering the Harvest Outreach" event, set for Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Gathering the harvest outreach

Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship presents its second annual "Gathering the Harvest Outreach" event, set for Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 13, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Burnham: Losing your worship

Have you ever lost something under the sofa? You know that feeling you get when you drop something and it rolls (almost as if in slow motion) right up under there? Down we go scrambling on our hands and knees (with a flashlight or broom handle) in search of that lost item. Oh, I wish God's people would go in search of their worship that way.

You may say, "My worship isn't lost, I go to church." But that's the point. So many have lost their worship and don't even realize it. We go to church ...

August 30, 2012 | William Burnham | RELIGION

Overcoming life’s hurts

One thing the world seems unlikely to ever run out of is broken people. And as long as they exist, there will be a need for Celebrate Recovery, the Christian answer to the 12-step program.

The Christian-based addiction recovery program, created by pastors John Baker and Rick Warren of the popular Saddleback Church, uses the eight beatitudes ("Happy are the...") to help people get over life's "hurts, habits and hang-ups."

August 30, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | RELIGION

Starrsville’s first female pastor

Dr. Rev. Susan Martin Taylor has so many names and titles, I wasn't sure how to properly address her. Pastor Susan assured me that she answers to just about anything.

August 23, 2012 | Nhi Ho | RELIGION

Q&A with new Salem UMC pastor Peabody

Salem United Methodist Church welcomed a new pastor recently in the Rev. Joe Peabody, a self-labeled preacher's kid, sports junkie, lover of sailing, devoted husband and father of two.

August 16, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Salem Campmeeting to be featured online

This year's Salem Campmeeting will be featured on the Internet at from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 through Aug. 18. Two-hour long programs will be rotated throughout the week.

August 09, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

A gathering of prayer

Community leaders and local church organizations have come together to organize a community prayer event called "Community On Our Knees" at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11, at the Covington square.

August 09, 2012 | Elizabeth Park | RELIGION

Local to perform ‘for His glory’ concert

Scarlett Temple, of Social Circle, is looking forward to sharing with others her personal testimony and calling to serve the Lord through her music ministry.

July 12, 2012 | Nhi Ho | RELIGION

Salem UMC’s team went to Philippines

During the first two weeks of June, Salem United Methodist Church's mission team went to the Philippines for a life-changing experience. Church member Carol Standard led the team of 14 people from the church including her brother from out of town.

July 12, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | RELIGION

Episcopal bishops OK gay blessing prayer

Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.

July 11, 2012 | RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer | RELIGION

Atlanta Bishop visits Good Shepherd

Rev. Timothy Graham, Jenna Faith Strizak and Bishop of Atlanta John Neil Alexander. The Church of the Good Shepherd welcomed the Bishop of Atlanta Saturday, June 9, for the ordination of deacon Jenna Faith Strizak of Covington. Also ordained was Gwin Hunter Hanahan from South Carolina.

June 21, 2012 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Where the church is united

Last week we began a very important conversation on when and where there needs to be unity and diversity in Christian circles. If you read the article, we outlined three levels of theological division and unity. Level one issues are those that are essential and necessary for Christianity, level two issues are those where denominations and local churches have traditionally divided, and level three issues are those where Christians can disagree, but can still join in the same church or denomination of churches. Over the next several weeks, I am going to be talking about these levels of disagreement one ...

June 14, 2012 | Jason Dees | RELIGION

Abiding Grace receives two summer volunteers

Vacations, beaches, friends and family are all the elements for a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable summer. However, two students from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. have chosen to dedicate their summer to support Abiding Grace Lutheran Church. Noah Willitz and Kyle Heise are both studying to become pastors. They will start their third year of college this coming fall. They are zealous for this opportunity to serve the people of the Covington area. This experience will aid in their future ministries. "I am really excited to be able to work in a growing community such as Covington, and to ...

June 07, 2012 | Jonathan E. Scharf | RELIGION

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