Category Archives: Religion

Buzz: Reach Ministries offering two meals a week from 3 Callahan St. in Rome. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday. Friends of the Library offers ‘Christmas Gift’ Silent Auction.

Buzz: Reach Ministries offering two meals a week from 3 Callahan St. in Rome. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday. Friends of the Library offers ‘Christmas Gift’ Silent Auction.

Reach Ministries is now offering meals on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 3 Callahan St. in Rome. Open to the homeless and low-income families, Reach Ministries offers meals at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays. REACH (Receive Everything About Christ Here) began as an addiction ministry but turned to homelessness, says founder Merlene Justice. She… Continue Reading

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On Clergy Appreciation Sunday, Floyd’s Pastoral Care office asks: ‘May God’s Word refresh your heart and give you a welcomed respite amidst the chaos as you minister selflessly and tirelessly.’

On Clergy Appreciation Sunday, Floyd’s Pastoral Care office asks: ‘May God’s Word refresh your heart and give you a welcomed respite amidst the chaos as you minister selflessly and tirelessly.’

  In recent weeks, you’ve read a lot about the challenges faced by all of us during the pandemic, especially religious leaders as they confront issues of closed houses of worship, safety of congregation and staff, the spiritual and emotional needs of the faithful — and themselves. Each October, a day is set aside to… Continue Reading

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First person: North Rome Pastor Terry Addis on his life-threatening battle with coronavirus and the escalating struggles facing today’s church leaders — and congregations.

First person: North Rome Pastor Terry Addis on his life-threatening battle with coronavirus and the escalating struggles facing today’s church leaders — and congregations.

  Critical challenges from the pandemic are only adding to the daily load faced by the pastors and other religious leaders of our community. Now imagine the pastor himself being hospitalized in a life-threatening battle with coronavirus, including advanced treatment of collapsed lungs and pneumonia. Terry Addis, senior pastor at North Rome Church of God,… Continue Reading

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Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

  Heavy demolition work is beginning on the former Magic Touch car wash at 915 Broad St. next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome. The church purchased the property at auction from Dulaney Estate Holdings LLC after the Dulaneys opened the Go-Go Express Car Wash on North Broad adjacent to Five Points. Matt Little of Little… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

  It was a Facebook Messenger exchange that opened our eyes last week. The conversation with a former local member of the clergy was about the loss of Mother Melissa Kean, all of 30 years old but already a much-loved member of the community. We talked of the pressures on clergy today, multiplied tremendously by… Continue Reading

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Rome Police, 16 area pastors trying to expand communication, build trust within the community.  ‘We need to support our police department from the pulpit.’

Rome Police, 16 area pastors trying to expand communication, build trust within the community. ‘We need to support our police department from the pulpit.’

  Amid the endless television footage and boldheadlines, senior officers with the Rome Police Department met with community pastors at Cornerstone Church over lunch on Monday, Senior Pastor Jody Hagerty says the pastors’ goal was to “help support the people of our community” amid all that’s happening. With the pastors being “responsible for a large part… Continue Reading

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Initial plans released for area Catholic churches to resume Mass as early as May 25. Required attendance is waived through June.

Initial plans released for area Catholic churches to resume Mass as early as May 25. Required attendance is waived through June.

Come Holy Spirit, Fill and Renew Us! from Archdiocese of Atlanta on Vimeo. The Archdiocese of Atlanta is allowing Catholic churches in Rome,  Cartersville, Calhoun and Cedartown to resume weekend and daily masses as soon as May 25. Catholics’ requirements to attend will be suspected through June 28, however. Many changes will be in place,… Continue Reading

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What to do about weekend in-person church services. Catholic churches to stay online through May. Others announcing plans.

What to do about weekend in-person church services. Catholic churches to stay online through May. Others announcing plans.

    What to expect at your church this weekend: As some of Georgia’s businesses prepare to open Saturday and Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp also has OK’d “holding in-person services” while observing social distancing and other public health guidelines. Kemp’s statement follows: “For places of worship, holding in-person services is allowed, but under Phase One… Continue Reading

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Local businessman T.K. Hamilton shares his story of how God changed his life in new book, “ReRight: Life Re-Written by the Creator.”

Local businessman T.K. Hamilton shares his story of how God changed his life in new book, “ReRight: Life Re-Written by the Creator.”

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Not only has local businessman T.K. Hamilton built a growing roofing company with locations in Rome and Fort Mill, S.C., but you can now add “author” to his list of accomplishments. He felt his personal story of how God changed his life is worth sharing with the world, so he… Continue Reading

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Religion: He is Risen! Celebrating Easter in different ways. Missed a service? Check this Facebook Live links.

Religion: He is Risen! Celebrating Easter in different ways. Missed a service? Check this Facebook Live links.

  Gov. Brian P. Kemp urges Georgians to plan for online or call-in religious services, including Easter Sunday: “I greatly appreciate faith leaders across our state who have made the tough decision to stop the spread of COVID-19 by suspending in-person religious services. Their leadership is literally saving lives,” said Kemp. “To all Georgians celebrating Easter… Continue Reading

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Religion: Missed the Sunday church broadcast? Check these links.

Religion: Missed the Sunday church broadcast? Check these links.

  Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. Below please find a list of area churches and their plans for broadcast services or other events.  To add a service, please email us at druck@hometownheadlines.com using the brief examples below. We will continue this feature through Easter Sunday. No flyers or PDFs, please.  Click here to watch… Continue Reading

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Prayers: Area churches unite to present two community Easter drive-in services. Faith community holds vigils outside Floyd, Redmond on Sunday. First Baptist of Rome observing 24 hours of prayer. Miss Sunday service? See below.

Prayers: Area churches unite to present two community Easter drive-in services. Faith community holds vigils outside Floyd, Redmond on Sunday. First Baptist of Rome observing 24 hours of prayer. Miss Sunday service? See below.

Quick view from Redmond Regional showing Sunday evening’s turnout. In the background: Overflow parking at the Harbin Clinic buildings. According to a Remond post: “We are overwhelmed with the amazing show of support from our friends and neighbors of faith. It’s hard to describe how incredible tonight was but this video might give you an… Continue Reading

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Churches: Where to watch Sunday services as congregations turn to Facebook, webcasts. Links included.

Churches: Where to watch Sunday services as congregations turn to Facebook, webcasts. Links included.

LOCAL CHURCHES GO ONLINE Above: Saturday’s vigil Mass at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome with Father Rafael Carballo. The Sunday Mass schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. English / 11 a.m. Spanish Below please find a list of area churches and their plans for broadcast services on Sunday. To add a service, please email us at druck@hometownheadlines.com… Continue Reading

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Coronavirus/health: Harbin Clinic adopts ‘no visitor policy’ at all sites. Latest safety advice. Hospitals canceling nonessential surgeries, procedures. Resource guide.

Coronavirus/health: Harbin Clinic adopts ‘no visitor policy’ at all sites. Latest safety advice. Hospitals canceling nonessential surgeries, procedures. Resource guide.

Media release: In an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, Harbin Clinic is implementing a no visitor policy at all locations. The following restrictions apply, including Immediate Care: Patients only allowed at all Harbin Clinic locations with limited exceptions. One person per patient for children and minors. One person per patient for those who… Continue Reading

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