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Religion Bulletin - Aug. 7, 2015

Carter to teach Sunday school at Plains church

First Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary with the 11 a.m. worship service led by Willie E. Lockett, chief judge of superior court in Dougherty County.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Discarded, halfhearted and disenchanted

OPINION: Hot topics come to mind one at a time

Looking at meaning in a sign, faithfulness in attendance and leaders wearing thin with their flock.

Religion Bulletin - July 31, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school in Plains

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Carter’s lesson will begin at 10 a.m. Doors to the sanctuary open at 8:30 a.m. and an orientation begins at 9 a.m.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Signs that summer's reached the church pews

OPINION: Vacations and other distractions are felt on Sunday mornings

There are certain things that inevitably happen in the religious community when the hottest part of summer comes.

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Religion Bulletin - July 17, 2015

Carter not scheduled to teach this Sunday in Plains

Cray Chapel CME Church will conduct its Youth Explosion 2015 Wednesday through Saturday.

Georgia House speaker: Same-sex marriages make pastor protection law necessary

Speaker David Ralston says state needs to reassure pastors that they will be protected

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, said Monday that he wants to "reassure" Georgia clergy that the state will protect them should they decide not to perform same-sex weddings.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Finding religious identity

OPINION: Religious identity is more important than we acknowledge

Polls show that those who identify themselves as Christian (of any denomination) is waning, implying a weakening of religious identity.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - July 3, 2015

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on July 10 featuring Southern Majesty of Worth County.

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Albany area reacts to Supreme Court same-sex ruling

South Georgia feelings divided over Supreme Court ruling

Not unlike those around the rest of the country reactions in southwest Georgia to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling stating that state’s cannot ban same sex marriage has been somewhat mixed.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Does religious liberty always trump the law?

FAITH COLUMN: North Carolina law would allow religious conscience to decide action by county officials

North Carolina lawmakers, not waiting to hear how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the legality of gay marriage, has passed a law that allows any county registrar to refuse, by reason of religious conscience, to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple.

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Fuller Center for Housing carrying on dream of founder Millard Fuller

Stacey Driggers addresses Dougherty Kiwanis Club

In just over a decade, the faith-driven Fuller Center for Housing has built, renovated or improved more than 400,000 homes around the world, and in the process rallied millions of volunteers to help lift families out of poverty.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Grief in wake of Charleston killings

FAITH COLUMNIST: Nine are killed in what should be a place of peace

One can’t help but ask – even though it is unfair to lump people together – what is wrong with a subset of angry, murderous, white men in our nation? Sandy Hook. Aurora. Now Charleston. Even sacred places are targets for cowardly assassins who murder elementary school children and moviegoers.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin - June 19, 2015

President Jimmy Carter to speak Sunday at Plains church

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school on Father’s Day at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin June 12, 2015

Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this Sunday in Plains

Baconton United Methodist Church will host a gospel sing today at 7 p.m. featuring Frank Story; Healing Hands and Majestic Kingdom plan Prison Break conference.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: Patience, trust needed during time of change

FAITH COLUMNIST: The arrival of a new church pastor can bring with it some anxiety

This Sunday I will experience an event that most laypersons have gone through many times. A new senior pastor will stand in the pulpit where I worship.

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