Religion Briefs 12/28/11


Edgefield will have Watch Night service
Edgefield Baptist Church’s Celebration of Christ will continue on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. when the Watch Night service will be held with the theme, “The Best is Yet to Come.” Edgefield is on Church Street in downtown Fayetteville.

New Year’s Eve Masses planned at St. Mary’s
On New Years Eve at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Coweta County, a Vigil Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. On New Year’s Day, Masses will be celebrated at 9 a.m. and at noon. A nursery is available at both Sunday Masses and ASL interpretation is available at the noon Mass. The church is at 3 Village Road, near the intersection of Ga. Highway 154 and Lower Fayetteville Road. For information, call 770-253-1888.

St. Andrew’s plans Lessons and Carols
On Sunday, Jan. 1, St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church  will have a service of Lessons and Carols at 10  a.m. St. Andrew’s is at 316 N. Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City.

Basics of Christian faith explored
The Rev. Mark Westmoreland, pastor of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, will lead a study of the basics of the Christian faith beginning Wednesday, Jan. 4, and continuing for 16 weeks. The study is for New Christians, as well as seasoned believers, who have questions about the basics of the Christian faith. The class will end March 28. Cost of materials is $10. Contact the church office for more information, 770-461-4313.

Children’s Epiphany pageant planned
On Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m. All Saints Anglican Church will present the Children’s Epiphany Pageant. All Saints meets at 225 South Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Call the All Saints office for further information, 770-486-5374.

Prophetic service scheduled
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host a Prophet Chambers Prophetic Service on Sunday, Jan. 8,  at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier. For directions, contact the CDM office at 770-969-8370. No nursery or childcare will be provided.

Youth worship to feature Christian music
Hopewell UMC will host a Youth Worship Evening on Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. Kyle O’Neal and his band (from The United Methodist Church at The Well in Cartersville) will lead in some contemporary Christian music to kick off the New Year. Youth are invited to bring their friends  The event is free but a donation for “Stop Hunger Now” will be collected. Contact Hopewell’s youth pastor, Shannon Karafanda (, for more information. Hopewell is at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, directly across from Sandy Creek High.

Divorce Care starts in January at PTCUMC
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where they can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. The new session will begin on Jan. 11 and will meet from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. weekly on Wednesday evenings at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd.  Sessions will be held in Room 300. For information, contact Susan McCormick (404-405-5343) or Kevin McCormick (770-891-1177).

CDM to host seminar
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn,  will host a seminar titled Prophet Chambers Training on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier. The training is for those who feel called to the office of the prophet and for those who want to understand the role of the prophet in the 21st Century. Contact the CDM office in advance, 770-969-8370, for registration information. No nursery or childcare will be provided.

GriefShare starts Jan. 19 at PTCUMC
GriefShare, A 14-week series open to anyone in the community grieving the loss of a friend or loved one, will begin on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Room 308 at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd.  The program is Christ-centered and uses a video, workbook, and open discussion format. A minimal fee covers the cost of the workbook; scholarships are available. For information, contact the church office, 770-487-6499.

Seniors head for Columbus Jan. 27
The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will travel to Columbus (Ga.) to visit The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Patriot Park, view an IMAX movie, and have lunch at the Fife & Drum Restaurant on Friday, Jan. 27. The group will leave the church at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 and includes the museum. guided tour and IMAX movie, plus lunch at the Fife & Drum. For information, call the church office, 770-461-4313.

Summit again offers free tutoring
The Family Resource Center at The Summit Presbyterian Church will once again offer free tutoring for elementary and high school students. Classes meet on Wednesdays, one from 4-5 p.m. and another from 5-6 p.m. Help is offered in math, reading, homework, science, and language arts. Tutors are supervised by certified teachers. To register, call 770-460-3335 or email

Rainbow groups forming at Holy Trinity
Rainbows is a program that fosters emotional healing for children and teens who are grieving a loss due to a death, divorce, deployment, or other emotional trauma. Rainbow Groups are now forming and sessions will begin in January, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. For more information, contact Rebecca Capezzuto, 678-478-1737 or 770-487-7672.

Prayer group formed at Summit
A community prayer group is being formed at The Summit Family Resource Center, 1373 Ga. Highway 92 S. Fayetteville. The group will meet from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Thursday mornings. They will pray for our schools, community and families. This is an inter-denominational event. Everyone is invited. Call 770-460-3335 for more information.

Inman UMM plan meeting
The next meeting of the United Methodist Men at Inman UMC will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the American Buffet.