News from the Tennessee Valley Religion


‘The High Is a Lie’ March 6 in Athens

Dr. Mary F. Holley will present “Crystal Meth: The High Is a Lie” in Athens at the Days Inn conference room March 6 at 7 p.m.

Holley is the founder and director of Mothers Against Methamphetamine, a national drug education program. She started the organization after the suicide death of her 24-year-old brother in 2000. Holley investigated the effects of crystal meth on the human brain, and what she found was appalling, she said. Presented by Mighty Warrior Church of Tanner, the program will cover the appearance and formulation of the drug, its effects on users and the risk for addiction. The program is free. Call 232-4620.

Goodson to speak at conference

Decatur native Amanda H. Goodson of Tucson, Ariz., will be the featured speaker for a women’s conference, “Never the Same 2007,” at Emmanuel Church International in Decatur. The event will be March 2 at 6 p.m. and March 3 at 9 a.m.

Goodson, a senior manager at Raytheon Missile Systems, is also founder of Never the Same Ministries. She earned an electrical engineering degree from Tuskegee University, a master’s degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology and a doctor of ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.For more information, call (520) 207-8743 or go online to

Grace Point Church sets note burning

Grace Point Baptist, a new church meeting temporarily at Cotaco Fire Hall, will have a note-burning ceremony Sunday at 5 p.m.

The congregation has paid off a note on its future site, 25 acres across from Brewer High School on Eva Road, said member Don Murphy. The church was started in February 2006. Sponsored by Danville Baptist Church, Grace Point is part of Morgan Baptist Association. The Rev. Rodney Bowling is pastor.

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