Metechi Church- Tbilisi, Georgia

Metechi Church- Tbilisi, Georgia
Church names
Image by Violator1
Located on the bank of the Mktvari river, this church has survived numerous invasions, the communist repression of religion, even being used as a prision and makeshift theater at one point. To the left is the staue of Tbilisi’s founder, King Vahktang Gorgasali.

The church we see now was originally constructed in 1289, but the site formerly housed one of the first Georgian Orthodox churches in Tbilisi, dating to the late 5th Century and built by order of King Gorgasali. At one point the site was comprised of a church and palace, though both were sacked and destroyed by the Mongol invasion of 1235. The rebuilt church, then named Metechi, supposedly contains some stones from the original 5th Century church, and it too was demolished by invading forces in the 17th and late 18th Centuries. It was again rebuilt, and now serves as an iconic symbol of Tbilisi, overlooking the Mktvari River and the lovely "old town" district.

Photo First African Baptist Church, Franklin Square, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 1939

Photo First African Baptist Church, Franklin Square, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 1939

  • Photo Reprint
  • Printed at 17 x 20 in.
  • 1939

The culmination of Frances Benjamin Johnston’s work as an architectural photographer is the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, a systematic record of the early buildings and gardens of nine southern states that was executed between 1933 and 1940 with the financial assistance of thc Carnegie Corporation. Miss Johnston (1864-1952) worked chiefly in Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana and to a lesser degree in Florida. She was one of the first to document vernacular building traditions, photographing not only the great mansions of the South, but churches, graveyards, row houses, offices, kitchens, warehouses, mills, shops, farm buildings, and inns. The survey includes records of severely altered and poorly maintained structures and numerous shots of interiors, furnishings, and architectural details. Photo First African Baptist Church, Franklin Square, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia 1939. Reprint is 17 in. x 20 in. on archival quality photo paper.

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Faith Covenant Church – Atlanta, Georgia – Pastor Mark Moore

If you are looking for a life changing word and a ministry that is concerned about seeing you grow spiritually, then you need to make your way to Faith Covenant Church 2315 Whites Mill Road – Decatur, Georgia 30032. For more information, call (678) 895 7773 or visit 1 Lord…1 Faith…1 Baptism

A Dixie Welcome to Crawfordville, Georgia

A Dixie Welcome to Crawfordville, Georgia
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Image by J. Stephen Conn
I have been visiting Crawfordville – or passing through it – for more than 40 years, and it seems that this mural has always been there, proclaiming "A Dixie Welcome to Crawfordville."

The mural proudly proclaims that Crawfordville is the "Home of Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederacy and Governor of Georgia." The sign also advertises that Crawfordville has "Fine Homes, Stores, Schools, Churches as well as Factory and Business Locations." Want to start a new business where there’s no competition? They’ve got a spot for you in Crawfordville.

For Sunday – a Church in North Georgia

For Sunday – a Church in North Georgia
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This is the Crescent Hill Baptist Church in the Sautee – Nacoochee area of White County, just south of the abomination that is Helen, Georgia

According to Robert LZ: "One-story wood frame church on a stone foundation featuring Gothic Revival windows, a steeple and a portico with slender Gothic columns. Nacoochee Presbyterian Church was founded in 1870. Colonel John H. Nichols built the church in 1871. The original building is now Crescent Hill Baptist Church."

A local tourist information site says:

This lovely gothic style church was built in 1871 by Captain James Nichols who served as a Major of a Confederate Cavalry Regiment. Originally, the affiliation of the church was Presbyterian, but now acts as a Baptist Church. He also built his impressive home next door, which was named "West End", because it resides to the west of the church.

Here is a link to a website that has inventoried and described all of the graves and monuments in the cemetery:

According to this reference, the church seems to have been built along with the nearby Nichols – Hardman House, in the "Second Empire" Style:…

Pastor Jesse Curney, III, Brings A Month Of Empowerment To Georgia Community

Pastor Jesse Curney,III hosting October Empowerment

Lilburn, GA (PRWEB) September 15, 2009

New Mercies Christian Church gets set for the 5th annual October Empowerment. The month long celebration includes dynamic weekly speakers, a domestic violence seminar, a community health and job readiness fair, a concert featuring Grammy Award winning Gospel recording artist Byron Cage, and much more!

October Empowerment is aimed at building personal power, understanding purpose, and praising God for His grace and daily new mercies in our lives. The events are designed to help the community regain personal and financial power, discover purpose in life, and celebrate all the gifts and challenges of life that we have been blessed with daily.

“We are in the midst of one of the most difficult times that most of us as a community have faced,” says Senior Pastor Jesse Curney, III. “In previous years New Mercies has held three night October Empowerment Worship Services; however, in this season we feel a greater mandate. Not only will we be bringing in dynamic speakers each Wednesday evening to minister the Word, but during the month of October, we are incorporating a Health and Job Readiness Fair and, bringing in Gospel Artist Byron Cage to celebrate praise and raise much need scholarship dollars for our youth. Now more than ever we need to be empowered with a roadmap for success.    We look forward to you joining us for October Empowerment. “

WHO: New Mercies Christian Church

WHAT: 5TH Annual October Empowerment


Wednesday, October 7 – Apostle Ron Carpenter – Co-Founder, Redemption World Outreach Center

Wednesday, October 14 – Bishop Darrell Hines – Christian Faith Fellowship Church

Friday, October 16 – Gospel Concert feature Byron Cage & Guests!

Presented by New Mercies and The Star-Struck Foundation –

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Saturday, October 17 – Combating Domestic Violence Seminar

12 Noon – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21 – Bishop Jeff Poole, Sr. Pastor New Hope International

Saturday, October 24 – New Mercies Health and Job Readiness Fair

12 Noon – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28 – Derek Triplett, Hope Fellowship Church

WHERE: All Events to be held at New Mercies Christian Church

4000 Five Forks Trickum Road Lilburn, Ga. 30047 — (770) 925-8600

All Wednesday night events start at 7:00 p.m.

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