Ask Father Paul – The origin of Thanksgiving

DEAR FATHER PAUL: My family moved to America and to this area from the Middle East over ten years ago. We love America and we love it here. As I email this, it is only a few weeks until Thanksgiving 2017. Of all the many American holidays, Thanksgiving has become our most favorite. We love […]

Giving thanks one week early

“Thirty Days of Thanksgiving” kicked off on Nov. 1, and I’ve been reading with interest people’s Facebook postings sharing what they are thankful for. What did we ever do before social media? We are a blessed people. How often we complain about what we don’t have instead of giving thanks for what we do have! […]

It’s National Collection Week in Fayette, Coweta for Operation Christmas Child

It’s National Collection Week in Fayette, Coweta for Operation Christmas Child

Fayette and Coweta families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world, many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own. Above, excited children show […]

For all the saints

I’m actually writing this article on Nov. 1. On the “liturgical calendar” of The Church, used mainly by Catholics, Lutherans, and Anglicans, but also by many others, November 1st is set aside as “All Saints’ Day.” I thought I’d share a little about this day and its meaning. So many articles and official documents have […]

Evergreen Church holds annual quilt blessing

Evergreen Church holds annual quilt blessing

From left to right:Cris DeGroot, Sue Schultz, Laura Bosma, Susan Klinker, Dorothy Smith, Christine Gardener, Linda Hangen, JoAnn Lutes. Photo/Submitted. This month, Evergreen Church held their annual Blessing of the Quilts hosted by Comfort Quilters, one of their ministry partners.  The Comfort Quilters “wrapped” the Evergreen Sanctuary in 116 handmade quilts sewn so far this year. […]

The Power of God’s word is still at work

For the past several weeks, I’ve been preaching on Jesus’ parable about the sower, the seed, and the soils. The parable is so important that it is recorded in three of the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Jesus said the sower sows the seed. Then Jesus described four kinds of soils: hard ground, stony […]

Religion Briefs 110117

Hertiage Run is Saturday Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville is excited to announce their first annual Color Run, “Color Me for Camp,” on Nov. 4 on their cross country course. Proceeds will directly benefit WinShape Camp expenses and provide scholarships.   Festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the run will kick-off at 9 a.m. The […]

Reformation anniversary

Reformation anniversary

Pastor Justin Kollmeyer of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, prepares for the Celebration Service of the 500th Anniversary of The Protestant Reformation, to be held at Prince of Peace on Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville, this Sunday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. The community is invited and warmly encouraged to come as guests. The seal is “Luther’s […]

Ask Father Paul – Is Doubt A Sin?

DEAR FATHER PAUL:  I am a long-time Christian, but I find that I sometimes have doubts about some Christian beliefs and doctrines. I am well educated and have always had a strong inclination to seek the truth and reject falsehoods. Are my occasional doubts a sin?  J. K. DEAR J. K. Thank you for your […]

A word of encouragement for this busy time of year

Can you believe we’re over halfway through October? At this writing, we’re still in short sleeves and enjoying summer-like temperatures. No jacket weather yet. But football is happening, pumpkins are for sale, and the World Series is right around the corner, so it must be Fall. And what about that big, bright moon appearing on […]

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