Georgia Church Suppers is the ultimate church cookbook featuring favorite recipes from Baptist churches across the state of Georgia. In addition to the outstanding recipes, each church is featured with a full-color profile about the church letting everyone who purchases the book know what makes the church special. Everyone knows church cookbooks always have the best recipes those treasured recipes that have been handed down through generations of great cooks. From Chicken Salad Puffs to Grown Up Mac and Cheese, Southern Biscuits to Holiday Cranberry Salad, and so much more, this unique cookbook captures them all in an easy-to-follow format that even a novice cook can use. Georgia Church Suppers provides the perfect recipes for church socials and dinners on the ground as well as parties at home or a weeknight dinner with the family. Not your average cookbook, this is the ULTIMATE church cookbook for Georgia.
The South Georgia Conference, created in 1866 by the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, began at a time of great change in the region. This updated edition of the History of the South Georgia Conference 1866 - 2018 traces the roots of Georgia Methodism from John Wesley's residence in Savannah in 1736 through present day. The subsequent struggles, triumphs, decisions and concerns can all be found within these pages. The South Georgia Conference's come alive with photos and histories documented by each church historian and now compiled within this second edition of History. The Archives and History Committee of the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church collaborated and edited this edition. Anne Packard, Curator of the Moore Methodist Museum and Archivist for the conference, working with the Assistant Curators, Cindy Angelich and Marlee Pack, are indebted to both the committee and church historians for their time and energy in creating this book.
Tried & true recipes, often closely guarded secrets, that have been handed down...those are the recipes you'll find in our Church Suppers cookbook. Recipes you can count on like cheese Danish rolls, shredded beef sandwiches and chocolate icebox cake. We've also filled the pages with tips and ideas for some of our favorite get-togethers...ladies' luncheons, summertime socials, chili cook-offs, ice cream socials & bake sales. We've even added a chapter filled with recipes to feed a crowd!
Georgia Odyssey is a lively survey of the state’s history, from its beginnings as a European colony to its current standing as an international business mecca, from the self-imposed isolation of its Jim Crow era to its role as host of the centennial Olympic Games and beyond, from its long reign as the linchpin state of the Democratic Solid South to its current dominance by the Republican Party. This new edition incorporates current trends that have placed Georgia among the country’s most dynamic and attractive states, fueled the growth of its Hispanic and Asian American populations, and otherwise dramatically altered its demographic, economic, social, and cultural appearance and persona. “The constantly shifting cultural landscape of contemporary Georgia,” writes James C. Cobb, “presents a jumbled panorama of anachronism, contradiction, contrast, and peculiarity.” A Georgia native, Cobb delights in debunking familiar myths about his state as he brings its past to life and makes it relevant to today. Not all of that past is pleasant to recall, Cobb notes. Moreover, not all of today’s Georgians are as unequivocal as the tobacco farmer who informed a visiting journalist in 1938 that “we Georgians are Georgian as hell.” That said, a great many Georgians, both natives and new arrivals, care deeply about the state’s identity and consider it integral to their own. Georgia Odyssey is the ideal introduction to our past and a unique and often provocative look at the interaction of that past with our present and future.
The most delicious home-cooked food around is served up at church potlucks and socials. In Best Church Supper Recipes, you'll find best-loved recipes for all occasions to share with family & friends. Handy tips on planning potlucks; selecting, cooking and transporting food for potlucks and making creative table decorations.
When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.
Deliciously Southern takes the reader on a delicious journey around the South with over 380 recipes that capture the very heart of Southern cooking. Also incuded in the cookbook is a collection of the most beloved recipes from the former North Georgia landmark BJ's Restaurant. Woven throughout the cookbook are helpful cooking tips that read like notes from a friend; warm stories of family gatherings, church suppers, and old-fashioned Sunday dinners; and short pieces of Southern culinary history. Plus a special menu section for all Southern occasions such as holiday entertaining,down-home family suppers,ladies luncheons,teas,and Sunday dinners.
The birth of an academic discipline is a rare event. Even more extraordinary is academia's acknowledgment that spirituality has scholarly as well as personal dimensions. Inquiry and dialogue are the essence of this new discipline, as it paves the way toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be human within the Christian faith. The twenty-five essays in this volume, originally published in either the Christian Spirituality Bulletin or Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, offer groundbreaking explorations of Christian spirituality. Arranged under five broad headings, these essays create an insightful dialogue on the questions, methods, and critical approaches implemented by the discipline's top scholars. Topics addressed include the particular intellectual and methodological challenges presented by spirituality as an academic discipline, the self-implicating nature of the study of spirituality, historical perspectives, theological implications, healing as a function of spirituality, and the relationship between aesthetics and spirituality—art and spirit. Scholars working on either broad or focused themes in spirituality will benefit from this clear and accessible presentation of the salient aspects of the discipline. In their insight and historical and methodological content, these essays provide valuable tools for students and teachers of spirituality and related fields, in their insight and historical and methodological content. This volume speaks to all who practice and study spirituality from any religious or secular perspective, encouraging reflective and open dialogue with one of humanity's major religious traditions. Contributors: J. Matthew Ashley, Thomas Berry, Mark S. Burrows, Douglas Burton-Christie, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Lisa E. Dahill, Elizabeth A. Dreyer, Mary Frohlich, Belden C. Lane, Elizabeth Liebert, E. Ann Matter, Bernard McGinn, Meredith B. McGuire, Mark McIntosh, Barbara Newman, Walter H. Principe, Don E. Saliers, Sandra M. Schneiders, Philip F. Sheldrake, Jon Sobrino, Wendy M. Wright
The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition surviving on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Bolton Community of McIntosh County, Georgia. Incorporating oral history, first-person accounts, musical transcriptions, photographs, and drawings, Shout Because You're Free documents a group of performers known as the McIntosh County Shouters. Derived from African practices, the ring shout combines call-and-response singing, the percussion of a stick or broom on a wood floor, and hand-clapping and foot-tapping. First described in depth by outside observers on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia during the Civil War, the ring shout was presumed to have died out in active practice until 1980, when the shouters in the Bolton community first came to the public's attention. Shout Because You're Free is the result of sixteen years of research and fieldwork by Art and Margo Rosenbaum, authors of Folk Visions and Voices. The book includes descriptions of present-day community shouts, a chapter on the history of the shout's African origins, the recollections of early outside observers, and later folklorists' comments. In addition, the tunes and texts of twenty-five shout songs performed by the McIntosh County Shouters are transcribed by ethnomusicologist Johann S. Buis.Shout Because You're Free is a fascinating look at a unique living tradition that demonstrates ties to Africa, slavery, and Emancipation while interweaving these influences with worship and oneness with the spirit.
"As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take and eat it; this is My body.’" -Matthew 26:26 (HCSB) A follow-up to Believer’s Baptism in the New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, The Lord’s Supper explores the current Baptist view of the communion sacrament. Contributors include Andreas Köstenberger ("The Lord’s Supper as a Passover Meal"), Jonathan Pennington ("The Last Supper in the Gospels"), Jim Hamilton ("The Lord’s Supper in Paul"), and Michael Haykin ("Communion in the Early Church"). Adding a helpful perspective, chapters are also provided on the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian views of communion.
Since colonial days, religious work in American has happened through denominations. At least since the start of the twentieth century, these religious bodies consisted of a fairly tight, intra-denominationally connected system of congregations, regional judicatories, and national offices. This system was the product of more than two centuries of consolidation among Americanbs historic immigrant and indigenous churches. The vast majority of these structures are still in place, retain some semblance of internal coherence, have considerable social and religious significance, and will be with us for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, the stresses upon them today clearly indicate that they are entering an unsettled period of transition. The purpose of this book is to examine the national structures of eight diverse Protestant denominations as a part of that shift. The frame of this study is the relationship between the theological and organizational nature of national denominational structures as they adapt to the changing situation of the twenty-first century.
Whatever an event’s raison d’etre, a dinner on the grounds is filled with the classic elements of Southern culture—reshly cultivated food, family tradition, heirlooms, laughter and stories, all enjoyed in an outdoor venue. James T. Farmer III presents a collection of menus with mouthwatering recipes for every occasion, from traditional country church– hosted homecomings to lavish southern weddings, while reminding us that the art of grand Southern entertaining is not that each event need be grand, but that they are all grandly presented with style and confidence rooted in a heritage of hospitality. James T. Farmer III, a true Southern gentleman and a graduate of Auburn University, has written a variety of books on southern living, including A Time to Plant, Porch Living, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch, and A Time to Cook: Dishes from My Southern Sideboard. He is president of James Farmer Designs, which specializes in residential landscape, interior and floral design. He has appeared on the Today Show as well as regional television. His work has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home, among other magazines, and he is an editor-at-large for Southern Living. He lives in Kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon.