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<ul><li><p>Religion</p><p>A publication of The Times-Herald</p></li><li><p>88 Coweta Living 2011-12 RELIGION</p><p>n Community Christian Churchswebsite, there is a welcoming videomessage from Pastor Ed Martin.</p><p>The greeting includes basicsabout the church and an invitation</p><p>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.</p><p>Newer churches particularly those thatconnect with a younger demographic tendto use more technology. Four Corners Churchand Browns Mill Church are examples.</p><p>Four Corners website includes a podcastand online sermons. Browns Mill has sermonaudio and selected videos as well as somephotographs.</p><p>There is some cost associated withvarious uses of technology.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Community Christian uses lots oftechnology, including a website with severaldifferent features and a Facebook page.Were using it pretty intently, Coffman saidof Facebook.</p><p>Pictures from a summer mission trip toHaiti were posted to Community ChristiansFacebook page each night. The site also offersa daily devotional, which is connected</p><p>By W. Winston Skinner</p><p>new way for churches tofulfill their mission</p><p>Technology</p><p>Bill Coffman, one of Community Christians pastors, says his church usestechnology pretty intently, including a Facebook page.</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 88</p></li><li><p>RELIGION Coweta Living 2011-12 89</p><p>thematically with the Sunday sermon.The church has about 50 small groups,</p><p>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.</p><p>Technology changes rapidly, and lookingahead is important for congregations thatwant to use technology for ministry.</p><p>Offering services in multiplelocations makes it easier forCommunity Christian membersto have success inviting friendsto experience what theirchurch has to offer.</p><p>Pastor Ed Martin leads a service at Community Christian Church.</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 89</p></li><li><p>90 Coweta Living 2011-12 RELIGION</p><p>Community Christians Facebook page ispretty well used now, Coffman said,compared to when the site first went up.</p><p>We knew the power of it, he said. Weknew it could be used.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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</p><p>Bill Coffman uses Community Christian Churchs technology to record the messages of Pastor Ed Martin, shown on video below.</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 90</p></li><li><p>RELIGION Coweta Living 2011-12 91</p><p>basis. A photo may even reveal that a friendfrom work or school is a CommunityChristian member at another site.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>Holding services at the schools is part of</p><p>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.</p><p>Offering services in multiple locations makes iteasier for Community Christian members to havesuccess inviting friends to experience what theirchurch has to offer.</p><p>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.</p><p>You can use this as your Bible, Coffman said.Few people accessed the site when it was first</p><p>offered about 18 months ago, but many do now.We were trying to be a little bit ahead of the</p><p>curve, Coffman said. CL</p><p>Mass ScheduleSunday Masses</p><p>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</p><p>12:00 Noon Mass features ASL Interpretation</p><p>Weekday LiturgiesCommunion Service</p><p>9:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and FridayMass</p><p>7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. on Thursday</p><p>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.</p><p>3 Village Road s Newnan, GA 30265 s770.253.1888 Visit us on the web at www.smmcatholic.org</p><p>A Growing Faith Community</p><p>Word of God Lutheran Church</p><p>and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ</p><p>PASTOR LARRY LYSTIG INTERIM PASTOR</p><p>Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Worship location: </p><p>303 Kelly Drive, Suite 10, Peachtree City, GA</p><p>678-833-5310</p><p>www.LutheranExplorers.org</p><p>North American Lutheran Church</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 91</p></li><li><p>92 Coweta Living 2011-12 RELIGION</p><p>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 toncmagnews@newnan.com.</p><p>Abundant Life Faith Church10 Forest Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-1155770-304-1172</p><p>Agape Christian CenterMinistries, Inc.50 B East Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263404-277-2132</p><p>All Souls Church688 Hwy. 29 NorthNewnan, GA 30263P.O. Box 71546Newnan, GA 30271770-251-9343</p><p>A Place of Refuge10 Fisher AlleyNewnan, GA 30263-2109770-252-3855aplaceofrefugechurch.org</p><p>Arnco Baptist Church81 Arnco 3rd St.Newnan, GA 30263678-423-8503</p><p>Bethel United MethodistChurch2325 Luther Bailey RoadSenoia GA 30276770-315-3308</p><p>Bethlehem BaptistChurch2194 West Grantville Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-583-2394</p><p>Beulah Baptist Church936 Turkey Creek RoadNewnan, GA 30263-5766770-304-0540</p><p>Bexton Road Baptist Church240 Bexton Rd.Moreland, GA 30259770-251-5346</p><p>Bible Baptist Church1485 Hwy. 34 East, Suite 2-BNewnan, GA 30265770-253-7175biblebaptistchurchofnewnan.com</p><p>Browns Mill Church15 Perry St.Newnan, GA 30263770-702-2785www.brownsmillchurch.com</p><p>Burns Chapel United Methodist Church30 Lovelace St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-6564</p><p>The Cathedral of Christ the King(Charismatic Episcopal Church)4881 Highway 34 EastSharpsburg, GA 30277770-252-2428www.ctkcec.org</p><p>Central Baptist Church14 West Broad St.Newnan, GA 30263770-683-0610centralbaptistnewnan.org</p><p>Christ Presbyterian Church PCA4881 Highway 34 EastSharpsburg, GA 30277</p><p>770-252-0110cpcnewnan.com</p><p>Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church4096 Lower FayettevilleRd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3167770-253-6052cokeschapel.org</p><p>Community ChristianChurch1717 Highway 154Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-251-9516community-christian.net</p><p>Cornerstone United Methodist Church2956 Highway 154Newnan, GA 30265-1800770-304-9397umc-cornerstone.com</p><p>Coweta Particular Baptist Fellowship178 Cecil Hunter Rd.Moreland, GA 30259678-521-1039cpbfellowship.com</p><p>Crossroads Church2564 Highway 154Newnan, GA 302653260 Highway 16Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-254-0291www.crossroadsnewnan.org</p><p>Dent Chapel AMEChurch3660 Hwy. 34 W.Newnan GA 30263770-253-2408</p><p>Downtown Church of Christ71 Greenville St.Newnan, GA 30263-2627678-423-9200downtownchurchofchrist.com</p><p>East Newnan Baptist Church577 E. Gordon Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-0550www.eastnewnanbaptist.org</p><p>Eastside Church of Christ20 Walters LaneSharpsburg, GA 30277-2079770-304-9561</p><p>Elim Baptist Church1529 Handy Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-2322</p><p>Emmanuel Life and Worship Center102 East Freeman St.Newnan, GA 30263770-252-3344emmanuellifeandworshipcenter.com</p><p>Emory Chapel United Methodist Church2677 Highway 34 WestNewnan, GA 30263770-253-9602</p><p>Faith Bible Church4907 Highway 34 E.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3505770-252-8244faithbiblechurch.us</p><p>FaithCreek United Methodist Church2331 Highway 29 N.Newnan, GA 30265-1032770-251-2724faithcreek.org</p><p>Faith Lutheran Church575 Fischer Rd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3482770-253-4007georgiafaith.com</p><p>First Baptist Church of Grantville45 West Broad St.</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 92</p></li><li><p>RELIGION Coweta Living 2011-12 93</p><p>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.</p><p>Sunday SchoolPreschool | Children</p><p>Youth | Adult</p><p>Our ProgramsChildrens Church | Awana</p><p>Upward | Vacation Bible SchoolMens Bible Study and Fellowship</p><p>Womens Bible Study</p><p>Schedule of EventsSundaySunday School.... 9:15-10:15Worship ............ 10:30-12:00</p><p>WednesdayDinner Served .........................5:00-6:30Awana/Kids Adventure Camp 6:30-8:00Bible Study ..............................6:30-8:00LiveWire Youth ........................6:30-8:00</p><p>rchard Hills Church</p><p>171 Gordon Road, Newnan | Georgia 30263Dr. Stacy Thomas, Pastor | 678-854-9180</p><p>www.orchardhillschurch.com</p><p>Friday Nights: "Movies on the Lawn" (May - September!)</p><p>Adventure Summer Camp 2012 Fun and Unique Activities!</p><p>P.O. Box 96Grantville, GA 30220770-583-2810</p><p>First Baptist Church of Haralson224 Magnolia St.Haralson, GA 30229770-599-1265www.haralsonbaptist.org</p><p>First Baptist Church of Moreland2930 S. Highway 29P.O. Box 135Moreland, GA 30259770-253-3535www.fbcmoreland.org</p><p>First Baptist Church of Newnan15 West Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-0797www.fbcnewnan.org</p><p>First Baptist Church of Senoia41 Johnson St.Senoia, GA 30276770-599-3012www.fbcsenoia.org</p><p>First Christian Church8 Elm St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1772www.fcc-newnan.com</p><p>First PentecostalHoliness Church107 Jefferson St.Newnan, GA 30263-1420770-683-8507</p><p>First United MethodistChurch of Newnan33 Greenville St. SouthNewnan, GA 30263-2601770-253-7400newnanfumc.org</p><p>Four Corners Church19 W. Court SquareNewnan, GA 30263770-548-6753 fourcornersnewnan.org</p><p>Freeman MemorialUnited MethodistChurch353 East Newnan Rd.Newnan, GA 30263</p><p>678-423-5444</p><p>Friendship BaptistChurch29 Peachtree St.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-3382</p><p>Gordon Road Church Of Christ1211 Gordon Rd.Moreland, GA 30259-2539770-502-1261</p><p>Grace Baptist Church825 Ebenezer ChurchRd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277770-304-8846gbcsharpsburg.com</p><p>Grace Community Fellowship75 Roscoe Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1213gracenewnan.org</p><p>Greater JehovahBaptistChurch2 Roger Arnold Rd.P. O. Box 609Grantville, GA 30220770-583-2521</p><p>Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church245 Yeager Rd.Newnan, GA 30265-1676678-423-9782</p><p>Greater Mount ZionAME Church12 Richard Allen DriveNewnan, GA 30264770-683-4691www.greatermtzioname.com</p><p>Harvest Park BaptistChurch37 Frank Cook Rd.Newnan, Georgia 30263www.harvestpark.org</p><p>Heatherwood BaptistChurch721 Shenandoah Blvd.Newnan, GA 30265770-304-0091www.heatherwoodbaptist.org</p><p>John Wesley United Methodist Church155 Church St.</p><p>Grantville, GA 30220770-583-3113</p><p>Liberty Baptist Church of Coweta2015 Hwy. 154, Suite 10Newnan, GA 30265www.lbcfayette.org</p><p>Liberty Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)948 Macedonia Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-3039www.libertychristianchurchnewnan.com</p><p>Lighthouse of Praise Tabernacle11 East Gordon Rd.Newnan, GA 30263-5292770-252-8252</p><p>Line Creek BaptistChurch1488 Bob Smith Rd.Sharpsburg, GA 30277678-423-0390www.linecreekbaptist.org</p><p>Lovejoy Memorial Methodist Church</p><p>60 East Washington St.Newnan, GA 30263-1960770-253-8277</p><p>Macedonia BaptistChurch1504 Macedonia Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-7222www.mbcnewnan.com</p><p>Mills Chapel BaptistChurch85 Country Club Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-7967www.millschapel.com</p><p>Moreland UnitedMethodist Church16 Church St.P.O. Box 156Moreland, GA 30259770-253-0460www.morelandumc.org</p><p>Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church644 Bear Creek Rd.Moreland, GA 30259770-253-6023</p><p>GNCC_88-95_religion 7/21/11 1:50 PM Page 93</p></li><li><p>94 Coweta Living 2011-12 RELIGION</p><p>Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church958 Summers-McKoy Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-8376www.mtcarmelumcnewnan.com</p><p>Mt. Gilead UnitedMethodist Church2651 East Hwy. 16 Sharpsburg GA 30277770-254-8876</p><p>Mount Hope BaptistChurch12 Griffin St.Grantville, GA 30220770-567-3880</p><p>Mount Olive United Methodist Church1180 Poplar Rd.Newnan, GA 30265770-254-9590</p><p>Mt. Prospect Baptist Church335 Bethlehem ChurchRd.Newnan, GA 30263770-251-9731</p><p>Mount Sinai BaptistChurch6 Lovelace St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-1976</p><p>Mt. Vernon First BaptistChurch53 Pinson St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-3772</p><p>New Beginning BaptistChurch973 Standing Rock Rd.Senoia, GA 30276-1415770-599-8071nbbc-senoia.com</p><p>New Day BaptistChurch1129 Bruce Jackson Rd.Newnan, GA 30263</p><p>New Heights BaptistChurch2063 Sharpsburg-McCollum Rd.Newnan, GA 30265770-252-0993</p><p>New Horizons Baptist Church</p><p>70-D Bullsboro Dr.Newnan, GA 30263770-683-0484www.nhbc-newnan.org</p><p>New Lebanon Baptist Church1674 Wagers Mill Rd.Newnan, GA 30263770-254-0703</p><p>New Life in Christ Anglican Church20 Tower Way, Suite 5Newnan, GA 30265770-502-9053www.theamia.org</p><p>Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church72 Robinson St.Newnan, GA 30263-2543770-253-9447</p><p>Newnan Church ofChrist2675 Highway 34 ENewnan, GA 30265-2145770-253-3684newnancoc.org </p><p>Newnan Family Worship Center Church of God300 Jefferson St.Newnan, GA 30263-1031770-251-0944</p><p>Newnan PresbyterianChurch38 Greenville St.Newnan, GA 30263770-253-4405www.newnanpres.org</p><p>North Coweta BaptistChurch5936 Hwy. 29 N.Palmetto, GA 30268770-463-1601</p><p>Northside BaptistChurch3070 Hi...</p></li></ul>