“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. In a real sense all life is inter-related. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
The state’s Senate majority leader does not think voting will become harder for residents if changes are made to absentee voting this year by Georgia’s GOP leadership.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor started paying out unemployment benefits last week through the new federal COVID-19 relief legislation even as a group of unemployed Georgians sued the agency to speed up checks.
Writing a column on faith in the middle of a pandemic is a bit more challenging than I imagined when I said yes to this venture. Knowing the style of my predecessor, which included funny stories that could make you laugh and cry at the same time, all with a message that could get under your …
A three-year-old church is setting up its ministry across from the Maple Street Mansion because of the need for more classroom space for its congregation.
My favorite part of Christmas morning is the quiet when I first wake up and no one else is stirring. I turn on the Christmas tree lights, make some coffee, and just sit with my thoughts.
My great Aunt Vera was an elegant woman with auburn hair that came down to her waist. She always wore it in a soft bun tucked neatly on top of her head. Her blue eyes twinkled when she laughed, which was often, and her smile told you how much she enjoyed life.
One of my friends preached a sermon last week using the Charlie Brown Christmas story to talk about the meaning of Christmas. I told her I would probably steal her idea, so here I am “borrowing,” with attribution to Rev. Sharon Edgar, Chaplain at Wesley Woods of Newnan.
Roopville Road Baptist Church is joining other churches across Georgia next week in hosting a bus tour that encourages voters to participate in the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoffs.
An organization that connects struggling children and families with church members is hoping to expand its footprint into Carroll County next month.
The Catholic Center at the University of West Georgia has been awarded a $3,000 grant to purchase the necessary items for celebrating Mass and other sacraments.
I have noticed that a lot of people started putting up their Christmas decorations early this year. It seems that in a year when so much has been taken away or lost, we are eager to get Christmas up and going before the Corona-Grinch snatches away our joy.
A Carrollton-based caterer will go to hotels across Carroll County on Thanksgiving Day for those in need of a meal and a serving of holiday spirit.
As a preacher, I’m always in search of a good story. Congregations remember a good story. They tolerate a bad joke. They hang on to a story. They will forget the three important theological points you made, which is okay because the story will keep working on them throughout the week.
A Villa Rica pastor has been elected president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, the first ministry leader from west Georgia to lead the group in almost 50 years.
With the holidays coming up soon, churches in Carroll County are preparing for their Operation Christmas Child and Thanksgiving Offering events to help the homeless and families across the globe.
After 25 years at First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Pastor Steve Davis will be retiring this weekend and giving his last sermon at Carrollton High School.
All are welcome to join members of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in celebrating pastor Frederick E. Ricks’ 16th Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday October 25th at 10:30 a.m.
Two things that often divide people are politics and religion, and at this moment, our nation is about as divided in these arenas as we could possibly be. But this is nothing new to the human condition.
A Carrollton-based motivational speaker, left blind after a tonsil surgery, is publishing her first book with a collection of devotionals she has shared online.
The leader of one of Carroll County’s largest churches announced this week that his church is adding an extra service each week — when masks will be optional amid the coronavirus pandemic.
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. I have a few misgivings about sharing this information. I don’t want to be seen tootin’ my own horn. But who better to tell you about pastors than someone who has an inside scoop?
When the pandemic first started, my friend Laura Gayle sent me a small hand-painted watercolor picture with a plain white house on a small rise against a hint of a blue sky. In the left-hand corner, she wrote #stayhome. I put it in a silver frame and sat it on my desk where I can see it whil…
When it comes to building more affordable housing in Carrollton, at least one city pastor says there is a problem that needs to be addressed.
The Villa Rica Police Department is participating in the National Faith and Blue Weekend, with a fellowship event on Oct. 9 to connect police officers and the community.
After opening its doors last month, leaders at the Catholic Center on the campus of UWG are hosting a dedication ceremony this Saturday, with the archbishop of Atlanta scheduled to attend.
On Sept. 21st, people of many nations gathered to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, “Peace Day” provides a globally shared day for humanity to put aside differences and contribute to building a culture of Peace. On this day,…
The new pastor of Carrollton Presbyterian Church will be the host of an International Day of Peace event on Monday, the biggest event yet on the church’s calendar over which he has presided.
So, you may have heard by now, but a couple of weeks ago I announced my retirement as pastor. It’s been a wonderful 25 years, as I have gotten to work with and serve some amazing people. I’ve written about 1,000 articles and preached about 2,000 sermons. This is my next-to-last article, and …
Open Hands United Christian Ministry opened their new location Tuesday on the corner of Bledsoe Street and Newnan Road. The spacious facility will help the organization make more of a difference in the lives of west Georgia families. More such help is needed as COVID-19 puts a strain on the …
A Carroll County pastor and community leader is celebrating 20 years at his church this week during one of the most unusual years of his career.
Words that I have used at funerals are words that come to me now. Funerals (I’ve done about 400 hundred since coming to First Baptist) are about finding ways to say goodbye. So, after announcing my retirement a couple of Sundays ago, I’m thinking a lot about those words.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Smith’s Chapel Memorial Day has been cancelled. Organizers say that the event, in which those who have passed away over the past year are remembered, will hopefully return next year. According to Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, Smith Chapel Metho…
As multiple political and social issues and agendas cause strife between Americans across the nation, New Life Church of Victory is seeking a way to heal the division.