Excerpts from the Newton County Times

Most church services — that is traditional Sunday go to meetings — have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many the weekly time of worship and social gathering is being greatly missed. News from various religious dominations in Newton County once dominated community news. We share some of the accounts that appeared on the "Churches" column of the Newton County Times' Aug. 7, 1953, edition

Part 2

Baptist Church

Rev. Tom Wright, former pastor of the Cassville Baptist Church who now lives in Texas, reached last Sunday morning at an earlier worship hour at the Parthenon Baptist Church, then preached at the 11 o'clock preaching service in Jasper at the Baptist Church.

Rev. Wayne D. Gunther will compel the two weeks revival meeting which he has been holding at the Walnut Grove Baptist Church at Boxley this week, and will begin a revival meeting at the Parthenon Baptist Church the next day, Sunday, Aug. 9. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the two weeks service in the Parthenon church.

Assembly of God

Pastor O.F. Deal

Rev. and Mrs. L.A Kessinger of Little Rock will be with us next week from the 10th through the 14th. Rev. Kissinger is pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Little Rock. He is former pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Jasper. We expect to have a fellowship meeting at the Diamond Cave, Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be preceded by a picnic supper. Rev. Kissinger will be preaching at, he evening service at the cave. They would like to see all of their friends there.

Sunday school begins a 10 a.m. Evangelistic service, 7:45 p.m.

Thursday evening bible study, 7:45 p.m.

More next week

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