Lenten services continue in Newnan, Moreland

by W. Winston Skinner

The community Lenten services — a long Coweta County tradition — will continue until Holy Week.

Services are held each Wednesday during Lent at a different church. A pastor from another church brings a short message. Then lunch — available for $5 — will be served.

The first service was held yesterday, Ash Wednesday, at First Baptist Church of Newnan. Dr. Harry Barrow, pastor of Newnan Presbyterian Church, brought the message.

On the schedule for the rest of Lent are:

• March 12, St. George Catholic Church. Dr. Jimmy Patterson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Newnan.

• March 19, Central Baptist Church. Allan Sandlin, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

• March 26, St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Henry Atem, pastor of St. George Catholic Church.

• April 2, Newnan Presbyterian Church. Stuart Greene, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Newnan.

• April 9, First United Methodist Church. Rick Price, pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

• April 16, Cornerstone United Methodist Church. Dr. Joel Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church.

An offering is being received at each Lenten service — with the funds going “for a Habitat for Humanity building project,” Patterson said at Wednesday’s service at First Baptist.

Ecumenical services are also being held in Moreland this year. The services are being held in the fellowship hall at Moreland United Methodist Church with participation from several area congregations.

The Moreland services will be held Tuesdays at noon. Emily Wilbert, an organizer of the services, said a free soup lunch will be served after each service.

Speakers for the services in Moreland will be:

• March 11, George Collins, First Baptist Church, Moreland.

• March 18, Pat Latta, pastor, East Newnan Baptist Church.

• March 25, Wayne Sutton, pastor, Luthersville United Methodist Church.

• April 1, Tom Shoger, pastor, White Oak Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

• April 8, Jimmy Evans, pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church.

• April 15, Dr. David Brackman, pastor, Moreland United Methodist Church.



More Local

Main Street Newnan

‘Rio 2’ on big screen at park Friday

Main Street Newnan is holding its second Screen on the Green outdoor family movie Friday as part of August’s First Friday event, &ldqu ... Read More


Effort seeks support for ‘Common Law Grand Jury'

Citizens from across Georgia will be gathering in Ringgold today in an effort to have “Common Law Grand Juries” in each county. ... Read More


Roundabout proposed for Hwys. 54/16 intersection

A traffic roundabout is proposed to replace the four-way stop at the intersection of Georgia Highways 54 and 16 between the towns of Sharpsb ... Read More


Suspect in year-old Troup robbery arrested

By Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com The man suspected of robbing a barbecue restaurant in LaGrange just more than a year ago has finally been arr ... Read More


Grantville seeks budget solutions

While media from metro Atlanta television outlets were in attendance for Monday’s city council meeting in Grantville about an expected ... Read More

Coweta schools welcome 101 new teachers

The Coweta County School System welcomed 101 new teachers at its annual new teacher orientation earlier this week. In his remarks to the new ... Read More