When more than 2 billion Christians around the world begin observing Lent next week, they will do so in a variety of ways.
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.
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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.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church has a new priest-in-charge as the Rev. M. Edwin Beckham preach his first sermon this Sunday at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services and preside over the Holy Eucharist.
Covington First United Methodist Church is now offering a third, more casual church service on Sunday afternoons, called REVIVE @ 5, "Breathing new life into worship."
After years of high quality children's events and programs, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church on Ga. Highway 212 in Covington is opening its first preschool in August. The church, about to celebrate its 10th anniversary this March, has become well known for events like Christmas 4 Kids, Easter 4 Kids, Vacation Bible School, Soccer Camp, and now Mornings with Mommy. Now, they are taking it to the next level by opening up a preschool for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.
Have you ever known someone whose theology was spot on, but still there was something missing? They had right theology but wrong motives or attitudes. What does this make one? Well it simply makes them one with right theology but far from God. In the Old Testament, we see this example in the prophet Jonah (more concerned over a plant that dies than over 120,000 people's souls). In the New Testament, we see it in the attitude of the older brother to the prodigal son, who doesn't rejoice over his lost brother's return but, instead throws ...
Hundreds gathered Sunday night in a celebration of freedom, faith and family in the Sesquicentennial Emancipation Proclamation community worship service, hosted at Springfield Baptist Church.
I have never met a person who was running from God, yet who didn't feel justified in doing so. However, as justified as you may feel, it is still impossible to run away from an all present God (Psalm 139:7-12).
"And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful."
The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers invite residents to attend their event on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Georgia Piedmont College Building D, located on Alcovy Road in Covington. Fiction and nonfiction writers above the age of 16 are encouraged to attend. Julie Garon, multi-published writer will host her theme, "Putting Your Heart on Paper" alongside her daughter Marion Bond West as she host her theme," Writing with Emotion."
"We're all about educating. That's our mission," said Jackie Rodriguez, the director for the East Metro Atlanta Christian Critique group.
Family Promise, a collaborative interfaith nonprofit which provides hospitality and social services to help restore homeless families in the Rockdale and Newton counties community to sustainable independence, has grown tremendously since it began last year.
The program is made up of multiple churches in both Rockdale and Newton counties, hence the name Family Promise of NewRock. The program started out with the magic number of 13 churches to host one week, once every quarter, but has now grown to 15 churches with three additional support churches, too small to host themselves, but provide support to other churches.
The East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers invite residents to attend their event on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Georgia Piedmont College in Covington.
Calvary Community Church, 120 Crowell Road, Conyers, is sponsoring a church yard sale Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Porterdale Hotel in Porterdale, from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. The proceeds of the yard sale will go toward the medical expenses of their Pastor Tim Walden who is in need of a kidney transplant.
The inaugural gospel benefit concert presented by the Washington Street Community Center is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Porter Memorial Auditorium at Newton High School, 140 Ram Drive.
The annual Family Christian Camp, "TRAI TÂM GIAO," returns to Conyers for the fifth year, the second time held at Camp Westminster off Lake Rockaway Road.