Religion - Coweta Living 2011
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A publication of The Times-Herald
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n Community Christian Churchswebsite, there is a welcoming videomessage from Pastor Ed Martin.
The greeting includes basicsabout the church and an invitation
to visit. What follows is a series ofhumorous outtakes. The messagecommunicates a lot about Martin andperhaps even more about CommunityChristian, whose website includes thesewords: (E)ven though we take God seriouslywe dont take ourselves that seriously.
Newer churches particularly those thatconnect with a younger demographic tendto use more technology. Four Corners Churchand Browns Mill Church are examples.
Four Corners website includes a podcastand online sermons. Browns Mill has sermonaudio and selected videos as well as somephotographs.
There is some cost associated withvarious uses of technology.
Community Christian and ResurrectionLutheran have tried allowing people to givetheir offering with a debit or credit card.Adrianne Setzer of Resurrection said thechurch had to stop the practice because feeswere getting too high.
Community Christian still offers theservice through its greeting centers. Whilethere are not that many people who use it,some do, observed Bill Coffman, one ofCommunity Christians pastors. So manypeople in our society dont carry cash.
Some technology is low cost even free.Many local churches have a Facebook pagethat may share a daily Bible verse or thought,images from church events, postings aboutupcoming activities or requests for prayer.
Community Christian uses lots oftechnology, including a website with severaldifferent features and a Facebook page.Were using it pretty intently, Coffman saidof Facebook.
Pictures from a summer mission trip toHaiti were posted to Community ChristiansFacebook page each night. The site also offersa daily devotional, which is connected
By W. Winston Skinner
new way for churches tofulfill their mission
Bill Coffman, one of Community Christians pastors, says his church usestechnology pretty intently, including a Facebook page.
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thematically with the Sunday sermon.The church has about 50 small groups,
and they use a DVD lesson that exploresthemes related to Sundays sermon wheneverthey meet. Those lessons offer a way tospark discussion that brings members intothe topic being explored, Coffman said.
Technology changes rapidly, and lookingahead is important for congregations thatwant to use technology for ministry.
Offering services in multiplelocations makes it easier forCommunity Christian membersto have success inviting friendsto experience what theirchurch has to offer.
Pastor Ed Martin leads a service at Community Christian Church.
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Community Christians Facebook page ispretty well used now, Coffman said,compared to when the site first went up.
We knew the power of it, he said. Weknew it could be used.
Community Christian does not have astaff member who specifically oversees theweb-based outreach, but lots of people areinvolved. If youre not regularly updating it,it becomes stale, Coffman said. He saidposting pictures from every event we do is agoal.
The web presence serves as anevangelical tool, but it also serves anotherfunction. Community Christian has its officesand worship center on Highway 154 betweenSharpsburg and Thomas Crossroads. Thechurch also, however, holds services atMadras Middle School and Northgate HighSchool.
Were one church in three locations,Coffman said. Information and photographson the web help connect church memberswho may not see each other on a regular
Bill Coffman uses Community Christian Churchs technology to record the messages of Pastor Ed Martin, shown on video below.
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basis. A photo may even reveal that a friendfrom work or school is a CommunityChristian member at another site.
Technology also makes the multipleservices work together. The sermon at theSharpsburg site is shown on a large videoscreen and taped for use at the other sites.
The tape is physically taken to Northgateand Madras each Sunday morning. It was alittle dicey at first, but we never missed amessage, Coffman said. Videotape waschosen in part because it is easy to use ateach site and has less likelihood of technicaldifficulties.
At the Madras and Northgate campuses,everything is live except the message, whichis on video, Coffman said. A host pastor ateach school personalizes the message at theend and offers people the opportunity tomake spiritual commitments or seekcounseling or prayer.
Holding services at the schools is part of
Community Christians plan to bring church to thepeople, rather than bringing people to the church,Coffman said. He explained that people who love achurch will drive 40 minutes to a service, but peoplewho are just wondering what a church is likeprobably will not.
Offering services in multiple locations makes iteasier for Community Christian members to havesuccess inviting friends to experience what theirchurch has to offer.
Community Christian also offers a way foryou to be really involved in the message during themessage itself, Coffman said. Video screens atservices list a website. People who have a cellularphone with Internet service can access the siteand read relevant Bible passages as the serviceunfolds.
You can use this as your Bible, Coffman said.Few people accessed the site when it was first
offered about 18 months ago, but many do now.We were trying to be a little bit ahead of the
curve, Coffman said. CL
Mass ScheduleSunday Masses
5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil, 9:00 a.m. and 12 Noon MassesA nursery is available at the 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Masses
12:00 Noon Mass features ASL Interpretation
Weekday LiturgiesCommunion Service
9:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and FridayMass
7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. on Thursday
Directions: Located just off Hwy 154 and Ebenezer Church Road. Turn right just past the Fire Station onto Literary Lane. (SMM will be on the horizon.) Turn left atRobinson Lake Road and right onto Village Road. Not on MapQuest or older GPS.
3 Village Road s Newnan, GA 30265 s770.253.1888 Visit us on the web at www.smmcatholic.org
A Growing Faith Community
Word of God Lutheran Church
and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
PASTOR LARRY LYSTIG INTERIM PASTOR
Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Worship location:
303 Kelly Drive, Suite 10, Peachtree City, GA
North American Lutheran Church
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Coweta CountyChurch DirectoryIf youre looking for a church home, Coweta County has plenty ofofferings, from traditional churches meeting in historic buildings tonew storefront churches with more contemporary services andprograms. If your church would like to be added to our nextdirectory, please e-mail your church information email@example.com.
Abundant Life Faith Church10 Forest Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-1155770-304-1172
Agape Christian CenterMinistries, Inc.50 B East Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263404-277-2132
All Souls Church688 Hwy. 29 NorthNewnan, GA 30263P.O. Box 71546Newnan, GA 30271770-251-9343
A Place of Refuge10 Fisher AlleyNewnan, GA 30263-2109770-252-3855aplaceofrefugechurch.org
Arnco Baptist Church81 Arnco 3rd St.Newnan, GA 30263678-423-8503
Bethel United MethodistChurch2325 Luther Bailey RoadSenoia GA 30276770-315-3308
Bethlehem BaptistChurch2194 West Grantville Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-583-2394
Beulah Baptist Church936 Turkey Creek RoadNewnan, GA 30263-5766770-304-0540
Bexton Road Baptist Church240 Bexton Rd.Moreland, GA 30259770-251-5346
Bible Baptist Church1485 Hwy. 34 East, Suite 2-BNewnan, GA 30265770-253-7175biblebaptistchurchofnewnan.com
Browns Mill Church15 Perry St.Newnan, GA 30263770-702-2785www.brownsmillchurch.com
Burns Chapel United Methodist Church30 Lovelace St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-6564
The Cathedral of Christ the King(Charismatic Episcopal Church)4881 Highway 34 EastSharpsburg, GA 30277770-252-2428www.ctkcec.org
Central Baptist Church14 West Broad St.Newnan, GA 30263770-683-0610centralbaptistnewnan.org
Christ Presbyterian Church PCA4881 Highway 34 EastSharpsburg, GA 30277
Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church4096 Lower FayettevilleRd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3167770-253-6052cokeschapel.org
Community ChristianChurch1717 Highway 154Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-251-9516community-christian.net
Cornerstone United Methodist Church2956 Highway 154Newnan, GA 30265-1800770-304-9397umc-cornerstone.com
Coweta Particular Baptist Fellowship178 Cecil Hunter Rd.Moreland, GA 30259678-521-1039cpbfellowship.com
Crossroads Church2564 Highway 154Newnan, GA 302653260 Highway 16Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-254-0291www.crossroadsnewnan.org
Dent Chapel AMEChurch3660 Hwy. 34 W.Newnan GA 30263770-253-2408
Downtown Church of Christ71 Greenville St.Newnan, GA 30263-2627678-423-9200downtownchurchofchrist.com
East Newnan Baptist Church577 E. Gordon Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-0550www.eastnewnanbaptist.org
Eastside Church of Christ20 Walters LaneSharpsburg, GA 30277-2079770-304-9561
Elim Baptist Church1529 Handy Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-2322
Emmanuel Life and Worship Center102 East Freeman St.Newnan, GA 30263770-252-3344emmanuellifeandworshipcenter.com
Emory Chapel United Methodist Church2677 Highway 34 WestNewnan, GA 30263770-253-9602
Faith Bible Church4907 Highway 34 E.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3505770-252-8244faithbiblechurch.us
FaithCreek United Methodist Church2331 Highway 29 N.Newnan, GA 30265-1032770-251-2724faithcreek.org
Faith Lutheran Church575 Fischer Rd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3482770-253-4007georgiafaith.com
First Baptist Church of Grantville45 West Broad St.
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Our church is a servant-oriented church. Our mission is to reach the lost, meet the needs of the church, and build strong Christian families.
Sunday SchoolPreschool | Children
Youth | Adult
Our ProgramsChildrens Church | Awana
Upward | Vacation Bible SchoolMens Bible Study and Fellowship
Womens Bible Study
Schedule of EventsSundaySunday School.... 9:15-10:15Worship ............ 10:30-12:00
WednesdayDinner Served .........................5:00-6:30Awana/Kids Adventure Camp 6:30-8:00Bible Study ..............................6:30-8:00LiveWire Youth ........................6:30-8:00
rchard Hills Church
171 Gordon Road, Newnan | Georgia 30263Dr. Stacy Thomas, Pastor | 678-854-9180
Friday Nights: "Movies on the Lawn" (May - September!)
Adventure Summer Camp 2012 Fun and Unique Activities!
P.O. Box 96Grantville, GA 30220770-583-2810
First Baptist Church of Haralson224 Magnolia St.Haralson, GA 30229770-599-1265www.haralsonbaptist.org
First Baptist Church of Moreland2930 S. Highway 29P.O. Box 135Moreland, GA 30259770-253-3535www.fbcmoreland.org
First Baptist Church of Newnan15 West Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-0797www.fbcnewnan.org
First Baptist Church of Senoia41 Johnson St.Senoia, GA 30276770-599-3012www.fbcsenoia.org
First Christian Church8 Elm St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1772www.fcc-newnan.com
First PentecostalHoliness Church107 Jefferson St.Newnan, GA 30263-1420770-683-8507
First United MethodistChurch of Newnan33 Greenville St. SouthNewnan, GA 30263-2601770-253-7400newnanfumc.org
Four Corners Church19 W. Court SquareNewnan, GA 30263770-548-6753 fourcornersnewnan.org
Freeman MemorialUnited MethodistChurch353 East Newnan Rd.Newnan, GA 30263
Friendship BaptistChurch29 Peachtree St.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-3382
Gordon Road Church Of Christ1211 Gordon Rd.Moreland, GA 30259-2539770-502-1261
Grace Baptist Church825 Ebenezer ChurchRd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-304-8846gbcsharpsburg.com
Grace Community Fellowship75 Roscoe Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1213gracenewnan.org
Greater JehovahBaptistChurch2 Roger Arnold Rd.P. O. Box 609Grantville, GA 30220770-583-2521
Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church245 Yeager Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-1676678-423-9782
Greater Mount ZionAME Church12 Richard Allen DriveNewnan, GA 30264770-683-4691www.greatermtzioname.com
Harvest Park BaptistChurch37 Frank Cook Rd.Newnan, Georgia 30263www.harvestpark.org
Heatherwood BaptistChurch721 Shenandoah Blvd.Newnan, GA 30265770-304-0091www.heatherwoodbaptist.org
John Wesley United Methodist Church155 Church St.
Grantville, GA 30220770-583-3113
Liberty Baptist Church of Coweta2015 Hwy. 154, Suite 10Newnan, GA 30265www.lbcfayette.org
Liberty Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)948 Macedonia Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-3039www.libertychristianchurchnewnan.com
Lighthouse of Praise Tabernacle11 East Gordon Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-5292770-252-8252
Line Creek BaptistChurch1488 Bob Smith Rd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277678-423-0390www.linecreekbaptist.org
Lovejoy Memorial Methodist Church
60 East Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263-1960770-253-8277
Macedonia BaptistChurch1504 Macedonia Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-7222www.mbcnewnan.com
Mills Chapel BaptistChurch85 Country Club Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-7967www.millschapel.com
Moreland UnitedMethodist Church16 Church St.P.O. Box 156Moreland, GA 30259770-253-0460www.morelandumc.org
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church644 Bear Creek Rd.Moreland, GA 30259770-253-6023
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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church958 Summers-McKoy Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-8376www.mtcarmelumcnewnan.com
Mt. Gilead UnitedMethodist Church2651 East Hwy. 16 Sharpsburg GA 30277770-254-8876
Mount Hope BaptistChurch12 Griffin St.Grantville, GA 30220770-567-3880
Mount Olive United Methodist Church1180 Poplar Rd.Newnan, GA 30265770-254-9590
Mt. Prospect Baptist Church335 Bethlehem ChurchRd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-9731
Mount Sinai BaptistChurch6 Lovelace St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1976
Mt. Vernon First BaptistChurch53 Pinson St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-3772
New Beginning BaptistChurch973 Standing Rock Rd.Senoia, GA 30276-1415770-599-8071nbbc-senoia.com
New Day BaptistChurch1129 Bruce Jackson Rd.Newnan, GA 30263
New Heights BaptistChurch2063 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd.Newnan, GA 30265770-252-0993
New Horizons Baptist Church
70-D Bullsboro Dr.Newnan, GA 30263770-683-0484www.nhbc-newnan.org
New Lebanon Baptist Church1674 Wagers Mill Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-254-0703
New Life in Christ Anglican Church20 Tower Way, Suite 5Newnan, GA 30265770-502-9053www.theamia.org
Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church72 Robinson St.Newnan, GA 30263-2543770-253-9447
Newnan Church ofChrist2675 Highway 34 ENewnan, GA 30265-2145770-253-3684newnancoc.org
Newnan Family Worship Center Church of God300 Jefferson St.Newnan, GA 30263-1031770-251-0944
Newnan PresbyterianChurch38 Greenville St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-4405www.newnanpres.org
North Coweta BaptistChurch5936 Hwy. 29 N.Palmetto, GA 30268770-463-1601
Northside BaptistChurch3070 Highway 29 NorthNewnan, GA 30265770-304-0508www.nbcnewnan.org
Oak Lawn BaptistChurch482 Pine Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-502-0436
Old Mount BethlehemBaptist Church602 Old Corinth Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-3059770-251-1980
Open Door BaptistChurchHighway 16Senoia, GA 30276770-599-6541
Orchard Hills BaptistChurch171 Gordon Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-5238678-854-9180www.orchardhillschurch.com
Palmetto Church of God84 Smith CirclePalmetto, GA 30268770-463-3332palmettochurchofgod.tripod.com
Peachtree City SeventhDay Adventist Church4957 Highway 34 E.Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-253-8291peachtreecity.netadvent.org
Pentecostal Church-God Academy457 Ishman Ballard Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-0900
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church6033 Gordon Rd.Senoia, GA 30276770-599-3051
Powell Chapel United Methodist Church586 Old Atlanta HighwayNewnan, GA 30263770-253-7841
Providence Baptist Church37 Summers-McKoy Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-6452678-378-1831
Providence BaptistChurch918 Providence ChurchRd.Newnan, GA 30263770-502-8431
Resurrection LutheranChurch1250 Lora Smith Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-6300770-254-8833rlchurch.com
Rock Springs BaptistChurch2405 Fischer Rd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-463-1151
Royal Baptist Church70 Mayo Royal IndustrialBlvd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-7762www.royalbaptist.org
St. George CatholicChurch771 Roscoe Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-4718770-251-5353stgeorgecatholicchurch.org
Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church3 Village LaneNewnan, GA 30265-6261770-253-3843smmcatholic.org
St. Pauls EpiscopalChurch576 Roscoe Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-4782770-253-4264
St. Peter Baptist Church1586 Lower Fayetteville Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-2324770-251-7301
Saint Smyrna BaptistChurch68 Heery Rd.P.O. Box 1073Newnan, GA 30264770-251-0730www.saintsmyrna.org
Sargent Baptist ChurchP.O. Box 189467 N. Main St.Sargent, GA 30275770-253-5859sargentbaptistchurch.com
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Scotts ChapelLamb RoadMoreland, GA 30259
Senoia United Methodist Church229 Bridge St.Senoia, GA 30276770-599-3245senoiaumc.org
Sharpsburg BaptistChurch6413 Highway 54P.O. Box 127Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-251-6963www.sharpsburgbaptist.com
Sharpsburg First Church of the Nazarene4757 Highway 34 E.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3507770-252-3734
Shiloh Chinese Christian Church163 Hillwood CircleNewnan, GA 30263770-502-2306www.followersofhisglory.org
SonRise Baptist Church6 Shenandoah Blvd.Newnan, GA 30265678-423-1828www.sonrisebaptist.org
SouthCrest Church365 Walt SandersMemorial Dr. Newnan, GA 30265770-252-4446www.southcrestchurch.tv
South Metro Ministries3935 Highway 34 EastSharpsburg, GA 30277770-251-3777www.southmetroministries.com
Southpointe Church3613 Highway 34 E.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3551770-251-3776southpointechurch.com
StonePoint Church18 Savannah St.Newnan, GA 30263770-683-5645
Summer Hill Baptist Church1325 Highway 29 S.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-8296
Sunnyside BaptistChurch255 Greenville St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-2030
Tri-County BaptistChurch5445 Hwy. 16 E.Senoia, GA 30276770-599-8121
Trinity Baptist Church122 Franklin Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-1366770-253-3449
Trinity FellowshipChurch8817 Highway 54Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2106770-252-1020tri-church.com
True Light HolinessChurch1976 Smokey Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-502-1230
Turin Baptist Church29 Church St.P.O. Box 99Turin, GA 30289770-599-3626www.turinbc.org
Turin United Methodist Church20 Longstreet Ave.
Turin, GA 30289770-599-3169www.turinumc.org
Unity Baptist Church311 Smokey Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-2483www.unitybaptistchurchnewnan.org
WellSpring ChurchEastside ElementarySchoolOld Hwy. 85 at EastsideSchool RoadSenoia, GA 30276404-271-8182
Wesley Chapel Church2563 Smokey Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-5035770-251-5408
Westside BaptistChurch762 Smokey Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-5662770-251-5333wsbnewnan.org
Westside School Road Church ofChrist197 Westside SchoolRd.Newnan, GA 30263-3026770-253-1215westsidesrcoc.com
Westview Christian Church40 Mulberry St.Newnan, GA 30263-1350770-253-9976
White Oak First Baptist2078 E. Hwy. 34Newnan, GA 30265770-251-7870wofbc.org
White Oak AssociateReformed Presbyterian Church2796 Gordon Rd.Senoia, GA 30276770-253-7904www.whiteoakarp.org
Zion Hill Baptist Church87 Pinson St.Newnan, GA 30263-2440770-253-1298
Zion Lutheran Church53 Country Club Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-2884 CL
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1250 Lora Smith RoadNewnan, GA(off Hwy. 34 East)www.rlchurch.com
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