Thanksgiving for those in need

Thanksgiving for those in need

Nine members of the St. Andrew’s Community Outreach ministry filled 12 baskets of food collected this month making a complete Thanksgiving meal. In addition, 38 Gift certificates for perishable food were included and delivered to Real Life Center, Tyrone. Miss Stephanie and Miss Cathy’s class at the church day school brought their offerings to add to the bountiful baskets and to share with those in need. The Real Life Center provides financial, emotional and spiritual aid to individuals and families in the area who find themselves in difficult circumstances during these hard economic times.

‘Chair-ity’ event Monday benefits Children’s Village

A “Chair-ity” drop-in event for The Children’s Village at Christian City will be held next Monday, Nov. 30, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Hollingsworth House, 200 Stonewall West, in Fayetteville.

Bid for trip with Perdue caps succesful fund raiser

Bid for trip with Perdue caps succesful fund raiser

HeartCry, a ministry of New Hope Baptist Church’s Orphan Ministry, Fayetteville, hosted its annual fund raiser dinner and auction on Nov. 6. This year’s theme was, “Make a House a Home,” to benefit an orphanage in Liberia.

The high point of the evening was the auction of a quail hunting trip for six with Gov. Sonny Perdue, to include lodging and meals in a private location. The winning bid was $6,000, which was sufficient to cover the cost of 50 bunk beds for the newly constructed, Gold Child Orphanage in Liberia.

Greiner welcomed as assoc. rector at All Saints Anglican

Greiner welcomed as assoc. rector at All Saints Anglican

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City has welcomed the Rev. Raymond J. Greiner to its pastoral staff where he will serve as associate rector.

Greiner’s addition comes with the recent merger of his former church, Prince of Peace Anglican, with All Saints. He had served as rector there for the last five years.

Heritage Christian to host ‘Fayette Festival of Carols’

The 5th Annual Fayette Festival of Carols®, a 90-minute multi-media concert sponsored by PEI Logistics, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd. at South Peachtree Parkway, Fayetteville.

Kids invited to ‘Birthday Party for Jesus’ in PTC

The United Methodist Men of Peachtree City United Methodist Church will host a “Birthday Party for Jesus” Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. for toddlers up to fifth graders. The party will be held in the PTCUMC Children and Youth Center at 400 Windgate Road.

Edgefield Baptist will host ‘Tribe of Judah’ Second Anniversary Dec. 5

Minister Barney Jackson and The Tribe of Judah community choir will present their “Just Grateful Gala 2009,”second year anniversary celebration.

‘Gloria’ tour will be here Dec. 13

McDonough Road Baptist Church will present The Gloria Christmas Tour, featuring Travis Cottrell, Shaun Groves and Cindy Morgan, Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ric Wise of Peachtree City and Andy Holt of Columbus announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lindsey Holt, to Matthew Lee Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bascombe Hughes of Powder Springs.

Sally Oakes: Saints we’re not, but ...

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Our world prizes perfection and we come to expect it. We expect it of others, and we expect it of ourselves. We strive for it and fall short and that often gets us demoralized, making us think that we’re somehow inadequate. We’re all too aware of our shortcomings, our mistakes, our past failures.

Heritage Christian will offer holiday DivorceCare class

The Small Group Ministry at Heritage Christian Church will off “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays,” a free, helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Childcare will be provided.

Christmas Tour of Homes planned for Dec. 5 & 6

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will once again sponsor its annual Christmas Tour of Homes, this year planned for Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 and 6, from 1 – 5 p.m. each day. Six homes have been selected for the tour, and include restored historic dwellings, an ecologically friendly home, and the home of an interior designer.

Mayors declare November ‘City Family Month’

Mayors declare November ‘City Family Month’

At the recent City Council meetings in both Peachtree City and Fayetteville, mayors of both cities issued a proclamation declaring November to be City Family Month. The proclamation urges “all citizens to spend quality time with family members to strengthen relationships between parents and children.”

St. Andrew’s Episcopal’s Christmas Arts & Craft Fair set for December 5

Ready for St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s in-the-Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City will host its annual Fine Art & Craft Christmas Fair Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the parish hall, 316 Peachtree Parkway North. Several local well-known artists are scheduled to display their works, including Lisa Nicholson of Marietta, a nationally recognized and award-winning glass artist.

St. Mary’s in Newnan to offer Thanksgiving Mass Nov. 26

A special Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26.

Father Dan Fleming, pastor, will celebrate the Mass.

Joint service planned in Tyrone

The Lighthouse and Hopewell United Methodist Church will join together this year to provide a community Thanksgiving service with Holy Communion at the Hopewell location Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.

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Brooks UMC BBQ, bake sale planned
Brooks United Methodist Church will hold its annual barbecue and bake sale Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. offering barbecue, Brunswick stew and all the trimmings .The ladies will sell homemade desserts. The Second Chance Thrift Shop will offer a shopping bonanza in the gym with a large selection of clothes, household items, books and Christmas decorations. Brooks UMC is at 119 Morgan Mill Rd. in Brooks, three miles south of Starr’s Mill on Ga. 85 Connector. Call for more information or go to

Justin Kollmeyer: One church’s story ... Part 2

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This coming Sunday, Nov. 15, here at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary and Homecoming with worship at 10 a.m. followed by a luncheon for all our members, former members, and guests. We invite all our former members and any of our friends in the community to attend and celebrate and reminisce with us.


St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City recently confirmed eight young adults in their Christian faith. Shown above (L-R) are Jacob Sussman, Alec Emmett, Dillon Richards, Emily Engel, Cory Smith, director of youth ministries, the Rev. Daniel Schepmann, senior pastor, Grant Worthington, Evan Krug, Michael Smith, and Michael Giunta. Photo/Special.

Special holiday GriefShare planned

“GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays,” a free, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death, will be offered at Fayetteville First Baptist Church Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, 205 Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville.

Donuts with Dad

Donuts with Dad

Andrew’s in the Pines Dayschool recently held its annual Donuts with Dad event. Shown above is Jackson Lovejoy showing his dad, Scott, around the school and sharing a doughnut and some juice. Photo/Special.

Jonesboro First Baptist ladies plan luncheon November 14

The annual Ladies Luncheon at Jonesboro First Baptist Church will be held Nov. 14, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the church’s Recreation Outreach Center.

Fayetteville UMC’s Tour of Homes set for Dec. 5 & 6

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will once again sponsor its annual Christmas Tour of Homes, this year planned for Saturday and Sunday Dec. 5 and 6, from 1 – 5 p.m. each day.

See the Rockettes Christmas show with National Heights

National Heights Baptist Church will sponsor a trip to the Fox Theater to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Rockettes.

Honored as graduate

Honored as graduate Bishop David Epps and Denise Landon. Photo/Special.

Retreat speaker

Bishop David Epps, bishop of the Mid-South Diocese, rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg, and vicar of Christ the King Fellowship in Savoy, Ill., was the speaker at an annual men’s retreat at the Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center in Esopus, N.Y. About 60 men from several parishes in the Diocese of the Northeast attended. Epps, a former Marine, spoke on “Lessons Learned in Marine Corps Boot Camp.”

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Prince of Peace celebrates anniversary
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will celebrate its 25th anniversary this Sunday, Nov. 15, with two simultaneous services at 10 a.m. — one in the Life Center and one in the sanctuary. Lunch will be served after the services and a special “Memory Lane” video will be shown. The church is at 257 Ga. Hwy. 314, Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-461-3403 or visit

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are questions that I’ve gotten over the years and for this column.

‘Las Vegas’ comes to PTC this Saturday

The annual fund-raising Las Vegas-style event hosted by three local Catholic churches will take place this Saturday, Nov. 7, at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Locked in

Locked in

“Operation Lock-in” took place at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran recently. Some 38 middle-schoolers heard Maj. Bruce Ladman speak of his experiences in Kuwait. They assembled over 200 items into care packages to be sent to military personnel. Pictured are (foreground, L-R) Jamie Callison, Laura Landis, Theresa Jones, Elli Breckenridge, Megan Eberle, Olivia Laaker, and Eric Sutliff. Background (L-R), Megan and Barbara Sutliff and Sue Landis. Photo/Special.

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