August 9, 2013

Area church news and events


DALTON — • Shining Light Baptist Church is having homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Welcome Valley Boys will sing and Pastor Allen Self will preach. The church is on the corner of Chestnut and Fifth Avenue in Chatsworth, near Regions bank.

• Sunday is second Sunday, back to school potluck and blessing of backpacks at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. During the 10 a.m. service the Rev. Pat Grace will bless the backpacks brought in by students. Also during the 10 a.m. service there will be an opportunity to help St. Mark’s preschool replace books that need to be replaced. If you have questions regarding the book drive you may call Ellen Andersen, director of St. Mark’s preschool, at (706) 278-8857. Back to school potluck will follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. The community is invited to attend this service and all services at the church, which is at 901 W. Emery St. in Dalton.

• Jeff Stice, 6-time Southern Gospel Musician of the Year, will be in concert on Friday at 7 p.m. at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, 121 N. Varnell Road. An appreciation/love offering will be taken.

• Whitfield Baptist will continue its annual “Awesome Preaching in August” series this Tuesday with Terry Ellis, president of the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn. Ellis is a member of Dogwood Valley Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill. The service begins at 7 p.m. There will be music and a nursery will be available. Pastor Wayne Cofield invites everyone. Whitfield Baptist is at 2134 Dug Gap Road, 2.5 miles south of Walnut Avenue.


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  • McCarver in concert at Mount Rachel Baptist

    To musician Cody McCarver, “been there, done that” could not be a more accurate phrase.

    August 1, 2014

  • The Rev. G. David Henderson: Stop praying and start witnessing

    Today’s devotional is to readers who have prayed many years (possibly with tears) for God to save your unsaved family members, and as yet they’re nowhere near salvation. For our unsaved loved ones to be saved, we must obey all God’s instructions for their salvation that are presented in this devotional.

    August 1, 2014

  • Le Miz 3 mlh.jpg Do you hear the people sing?

    Sometimes referred to as “the world’s most popular musical,” “Les Miserables,” an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1846 novel, has been performed around the globe in more than a dozen languages for nearly 30 years.

    July 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • Bryan Collins: God so loved

    In John 3:16, Jesus spoke of the Father’s love of the world, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

    July 11, 2014

  • The Rev. G. David Henderson: Those who help also serve Christ

    If the reader wrongly believes Christ can’t use you because you’re too timid to sing, pray, speak publicly, play musical instruments in worship services inside a church sanctuary, today’s devotional will greatly encourage you.

    July 4, 2014

  • New pastor for First Presbyterian

    The Rev. William McMullen “Will” Scott, currently of Indianapolis, Ind., has been called to serve as the pastor of Dalton’s First Presbyterian Church. Scott is only the 19th senior minister to be called by the congregation in the church’s 167-year history. His nomination was approved by the congregation Sunday, June 15, following a yearlong search.

    June 16, 2014

  • Bryan Collins: Men, step up

    On Sunday, our nation will celebrate Father’s Day. The observable differences in the way Father’s Day and Mother’s Day are celebrated could be attributed to several different factors.  Mother’s Day is typically a more sentimental occasion than Father’s Day because our moms are usually a little more sentimental. Moms are typically more nurturing and so we think of them differently than we think of our dads. It is too often the case that moms have to play the role of mother and father to the children.

    June 13, 2014

  • The Rev. G. David Henderson: The powerlessness in aloneness

    God knows the fragileness of every human he has created. The first time God graded something as “no good” within his new creations is when he created the first human, Adam: “It is not good for any man to abide alone” (Genesis 2:18). God then created Eve.

    June 6, 2014

  • DLT play features bluegrass gospel music, comedy

    It is October of 1945, the war is over, and the gospel-singing Sanders family is back together again.

    June 1, 2014

  • O.N. Jonas Memorial Foundation plans for future

    The yearly meeting of the O.N. Jonas Memorial Foundation was recently held and plans for the future were discussed. The foundation (administered by the Creative Arts Guild) began in 1968 with friends of the late Oscar N. Jonas uniting with business, civic and educational leaders to establish an organization that could perpetuate Oscar’s aspirations for the cultural enrichment of all children in northwest Georgia. The foundation sponsors visual, performing and literary arts in Dalton Public Schools, Whitfield County Schools and Murray County Schools, and also Crossroads, Mountainbrook and the Dalton Regional Youth Detention Center. All programs are free to students.

    June 1, 2014