Religion Briefs 031517

‘Why …?’ series continues at COS
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites the community to wrestle with basic questions of the Christian faith this week. On Wednesday, March 15, Madison Hellsten, interim director of high school ministry, is the guest speaker, addressing “Why Jesus?” at the 6:30 p.m. service.  Supper  will be served at 5:30 p.m. Call 770-487-8717 to make a reservation or inquire about this week’s menu. There is a nominal charge. Two discussion groups meet just after worship for a half-hour. The “Why …” theme will be continued during  Sunday services and in discussion groups at 9:40 a.m. Sunday.

FPC to host ladies’ Lenten Bible study
Fayette Presbyterian Church will host a Lenten Ladies Bible Study on Thursday mornings, beginning March 16 at 10 a.m., and finishing on Maundy Thursday, April 13. The group will center on Jesus’s last weeks on earth using Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Scriptures to compare/contrast to the movie. Bring a Bible, a notebook, and a pen to class each week.  There is no homework and no workbook to purchase.

PUMC presents ‘Glory Days’ March 17
Reserve your seats for this Friday’s free candlelit evening of acoustic music, coffee and dessert at Providence United Methodist Church. Music will be provided by a nine member band, which includes guest musicians, “The Mad Violinist,” Ashanti Floyd, and Shane Steward, an accomplished guitar, mandolin and banjo player. This is a free event that is open to the community, but reservations are required due to limited seating. For reservations contact Leslie Lunsford, llunsford@provumc.com.

St. Gabriel continues annual Fish Fry
St. Gabriel Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus Council 11458 will continue its annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in March plus Friday, April 7, at 5 p.m. The cost is  $8 per plate. Baked and fried options and To-Go plates are available.  St Gabriel Catholic Church is at 152 Antioch Rd., Fayetteville.

Lenten services continue at NFUMC
Soup and Sacrament Lenten worship continues each Thursday evening at North Fayette United Methodist Church. Soup, a lesson, and Holy Communion starts at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday during Lent. North Fayette UMC is at 847 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville. For more information call 770-461-2409 or visit www.nfumc.com.