Religion Briefs 11/22/11

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COS plans chili supper tonight
The annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili Supper at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is tonight, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. A variety of chilis will be offered, from mild to flaming, with vegetarian options and unusual ingredients to sample. Homemade desserts will complement the meal. There is no charge, and all are welcome. Pastor Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese, will speak at the 7 p.m. worship service. The Dietmeyer family will provide special music. COS is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Silent auction planned at Harvest Comm. Center
The Harvest Community Center and Eleventh Hour Call Ministry will host a silent auction at The Harvest Christian Community Center, 383 Fayette Place, Fayetteville, Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Treasures of all sorts will be available for bidding. All proceeds will go to meet the financial needs of The Harvest Christian Community Center. The auction will begin with a time of worship and prayer offered by pastors who meet there. Fellowhip will be enjoyed by all during the auction time. Donated items will be appreciated.  Call 770-842-4604 for more information.

St. Paul Lutheran announces Advent services
Christmas mid-week Advent services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Prachtree City are planned for Nov. 30 amd Dec. 7 (Wednesdays) at 5 and 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 14. Advent worship will be combined with the Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served on the 14th. St. Paul is on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree City.

COS will hold Advent services
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will offer mid-week Advent services on Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, from 7-7:30 p.m. “Taking the Story of Christmas Home” is the theme. According to associate pastor Miriam Beecher, “Each worship service will have a multi-sensory creative touch.” Some of the traditions and practices to be explored are Christmas trees, wreaths, cards, lights and candy canes. The Shepherd’s Band and Logos Ringers will provide music. Christ Our Shepherd is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

Woolsey Baptist will present musical
The Celebration Choir and Drama Team of Woolsey Baptist Church will present, “Merry Christmas to You, A Musical Christmas Card,” on Sunday, Dec. 4, in both the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services.  “Merry Christmas to You” is by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer, and is arranged and orchestrated by Bruce Greer. The public is  invited. Childcare will be provided. Woolsey Baptist Church is at 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville.  For more information, call the church office, 770-461-9618 or log onto www.woolseybaptist.org. The church also has a Facebook page.

St. Andrew’s annual fine arts fair coming up
St. Andrew’s in the Pines will host its Fine Art and Christmas Fair and ECW Golden Elephant and Bake Sale Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall. 316 Peachtree Pkwy N., Peachtree City.The event will feature juried fine art and crafts including glass art, fine art, textiles, local honey, jewelery, hand-made cards, sweets, Christmas ornaments, rustic birdhouses and more. Benefits go to ECW projects and outreach programs. For more information, call 770-487-0426.