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Back to school, back to church

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Oh, the sweet days of summer. Watermelon, fresh vegetables, red tomatoes, Fourth of July, beach vacation, Vacation Bible Schools, youth camp, peaches, homemade ice cream, plenty of Braves games!

I’d love a few more months of summer, but that’s not how the calendar works. Summer break is winding down and families are getting in “back to school” mode.

Pastors like back to school mode because members who have been on vacation hopefully will settle back into regular church attendance and participation. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/30/14

PTCUMC men’s breakfast set for Aug. 2
PTCUMC United Methodist Men’s next breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2 beginning at 7:45 a.m. with coffee and fellowship, and breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Windgate Multi-Purpose Room. Guest speaker is Will Garner, executive director of the Midwest Food Bank-Georgia Division. Midwest formed in 2003 as a non-profit organization that provides food to over 225,000 needy people every month throughout the U.S. and aboard.

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Nativity will begin new evening service Sunday

Jorge Darr (L), a guitarist, will lead the music Aug. 3 for the new Sunday afternoon service at Episcopal Church of the Nativity.  His wife, Jean Riehl (R) was one of the key planners for the service format. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will begin holding an additional afternoon service, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The parish will continue its present 10 a.m.Sunday Eucharist.

The Rev. Rita Henault, Nativity’s rector, said the new service will be “... casual, relaxed, affirming and participatory,” and will include scripture, prayer and Holy Communion, as well as music in different forms. Read More»

Carriage Lane Presbyterian readies for annual yard sale

Members of Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City are gearing up for their annual Ranch on Jesus yard sale planned for Friday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual yard sale plays a large part in covering the educational costs of Ugandan children at Ranch on Jesus orphanage. Read More»

Hopewell UMC ladies have Christmas in July

Julie Compton of Sassy Chick Paint Parties helps Hopewell UMC member Ellen Brooks (left) with her art creation. The “Christmas in July” event was held on Friday, July 25, at the church in Tyrone. Photo/Special.

Six members of Hopewell UMC’s United Methodist women met on Friday, July 25, to celebrate Christmas in July. Julie Compton, of Sassy Chick Paint Parties, helped the women paint a jolly snowman to use in their Christmas décor.

“It’s surprising how Compton can guide the untrained hands of ‘wannabe’ painters to execute a frame worthy piece of art they can be proud to display,” said Elaine Pierce, a member of the group.

The women continued the theme by playing Christmas music and preparing delightful snacks to fortify them for their task.
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Plans for Christian City’s Chair-ity Event’ now underway

Ticket sales for Christian City’s annual Chair-ity event, a major fundraiser now in its eighth year, have now begun and tickets may be purchased online for $25 at www.christiancity.org.

Hosted by dedicated volunteers, community leaders, and the local arts community, this year’s Chair-ity Event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree in Peachtree City.

Dress is casual for this drop-in event and ticket prices cover both food and drink. Read More»

ABC will offer free promotional class this fall

Pastors from local churches, lay leaders and individuals are invited to take advantage of the free Bible college course promotion this fall semester at Atlanta Bible College in McDonough.

The purpose of the promotion is to let the public know about Atlanta Bible College and give church leaders and members an opportunity to go back to school to complete a theology degree or to start school and obtain a quality Biblical education. A one year foundation certificate does not require a GED.

Courses offered include:.
• Pastoral leadership
• Administration
• Christian Education Read More»

God bless nurses!

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

For a long time I’ve wanted to lift up and honor some of the most important contributors to our society, and particularly these contributors right here in our own Fayette community. Well, now’s the time. God bless nurses! On a personal note, this year my own young wife celebrates her 40th consecutive year of being a working registered nurse. To her and to all nurses we extend our honor, appreciation, and gratitude.
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New pastor installed

Shown (L-R) is the Stark family,  Linda, Paul, Jacob and Taylor. Photo/Special.

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in Peachtree City recently celebrated the installation of its new pastor, Paul Stark. Born and raised in California, Stark comes to Peachtree City from Missouri, where he served several small rural churches, taught daily Bible studies online on E-DIBS, and began Pillar Ministries to minister to church workers. Shown (L-R) is the Stark family, Linda, Paul, Jacob and Taylor. Photo/Special.

COS plans youth-led services; tailgate party for musicians

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will welcome “Confirmed” to the Saturday evening worship service, July 26 at 7 p.m. This contemporary youth band is from Trinity Lutheran Church, Vale, N.C.

At the Saturday service, as well as Sunday services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m., Christ Our Shepherd high school youth will provide the sermon, drawing from their week-long mission trip to Nashville, Tenn. Read More»

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