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Religion Bulletin - Oct. 9, 2015

Chad Ellis named senior pastor of Gillionville Baptist Church

Former President Jimmy Carter is not scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. His next scheduled appearance is Oct. 18.

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Creating a sacred space | PHOTOS

St. Patrick's Episcopal church completes installation of stained glass windows

Church members sponsor stained glass windows at an Albany church, including one that honors the window designer’s grandfather.

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As Mount Zion Baptist Church celebrates 150th anniversary, Juanita Gay recalls 50 of the years

The iconic church is holding events every weekend this month to celebrate

In 50 years as a member of the Mount Zion congregation, Juanita Gay has witnessed the congregation swell to become one of the largest churches in southwest Georgia.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Oct. 2, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday School this weekend in Plains

Debbie Cone has joined Avalon United Methodist Church in Albany as its first female pastor, replacing Dennis Lanning who recently transferred to Marshallville.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Pope Francis offends all sides

OPINION: Pope shows he is not beholden to liberal or conservative agenda

Pope Francis’ first trip to the United States generated an immense amount of publicity, much of it adoring and admiring. But the Pope also garnered a fair share of condemnation from all sides.

Albany-Dougherty Planning grants variance, special approval

Commission allows horses on 4.8-acre site, approval for church expansion

The Albany-Dougherty Planning Commission votes to grant a variance that will allow a family to keep horses on a 4.8-acre site and special approval for a church to expand.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Imagining a visit from the pope

OPINION: A surprise visit from the pope could lead to some other surprises as well

How would citizens of Southwest Georgia react if Pope Francis were to make a surprise sidetrip to Albany, Georgia, before returning to the Vatican?

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin - Sept. 25, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday School in Plains

Arcadia Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men and Women’s Day on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Covenant Presbyterian Church to hold 60th anniversary celebration

Activities to begin Saturday evening and conclude on Sunday

Covenant Presbyterian Church will conduct its 60th Anniversary celebration this weekend at the church off Dawson Road. The festivities will kick off Saturday evening at 7 in the Bradwell Fellowship Hall.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Translation puts psalms in new perspective

OPINION: Translation by Robert Alter reintroduces structure of psalms

I am reading Robert Alter’s translation of the psalms – one psalm per day – for the next 150 days. “The Book of Psalms: A Translation and Commentary” is not for everybody, even though the book comes very highly acclaimed.

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Greenbriar Church creates special needs ministry

Special ed teacher instrumental in church's 'Leaps & Bounds' program

A special education teacher is instrumental in starting a special needs ministry at an Albany church.

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Mt. Zion Baptist Church set to kick off its 150th anniversary celebration

Special events start Sunday and will be held until Nov. 8

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will kick off its 150th anniversary celebration Sunday with the first of several events which will extend into November. The church will also recognize senior pastor’s Daniel Simmons’ 24th year behind the pulpit.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Recognizing the blind spots

Last week I wrote about my plan to read through the Psalms for the next 150 days, one psalm per day. This is a new plan for me.

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New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church expanding community outreach

Recent expansion includes plaza purchase, second day care

The New Beginning Plaza, in the immediate future, will house a barber shop and beauty salon — which is hoped to eventually be followed by a restaurant and community grocery store.

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Albany Area Religion Bulletin

Rules change to attend President Carter's Sunday school class in Plains

All visitors who wish to attend President Carter’s class must obtain a seat assignment Saturday on site and in person. No one will be permitted to obtain extra seat assignments for visitors who are not present at time of distribution.


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