Sally Oakes: What does Jesus offer?

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The following is based on John 6:24 – 35, where Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.”

What do you want?

Girl Scouts share cookies

Girl Scouts share cookies Some of those helping out (L-R) were sponsor Emily Hall, Katie Barry, Ana Hall, Dorothy Murphy, and Hannah Jones. Photo/Special.

The Girl Scouts of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City provided desserts and cookies for the parish on a recent Sunday morning.

FFUMC will serve final Lenten Lunch tomorrow

The United Methodist Women at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will have the final Lenten Lunchon of the weekly series Thursday, April 9 at noon. Luncheons, which feature a light lunch and short Lenten message, have been offered by FFUMC for the past several years and are served throughout the season of Lent.

NFUMC announces Spring Fling

North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Road, announces its Fifth Annual Spring Fling and Yard Sale on Saturday, April, 18, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Unity Christian will host women’s conference May 2

The Unity Christian Church will host the Third Annual Community Women’s Conference on May 2, beginning at 8 a.m. with continental breakfast and ending at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge.

Gregory confirms 28 at St. Mary Magdalene in Coweta County

Gregory confirms 28 at St. Mary Magdalene in Coweta County Nick Diaz received the sacrament of confirmation from Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory during a recent ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church near Thomas Crossroads in Coweta County. Also shown are Gwen Gray, left, and Father Dan Fleming, right. Photo/Special.

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory recently presided at the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Coweta County, confirming four adults and 24 youth.

Maj. Jonathan Landon installed as Archdeacon of Armed Forces

Maj. Jonathan Landon, Chaplain, U. S. Army, was installed as the Archdeacon of the Archdiocese of the Armed Forces last week by Archbishop Douglas Woodall at the Archdiocese’s Annual Convocation.

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Angel Food orders taken April 11
The Branches Community Church, host site for Angel Food Ministries, will take orders for boxes of food Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. until noon. The cost is $30 and payment may be made by cash, money order or food stamps. Pick up will be Saturday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Orders also are taken online at with payment by debit or credit card. The church is at 282 Ga. Hwy. 314, Suite B, Fayetteville.

Two Coweta churches announce Holy Week events

Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal and New Life in Christ Anglican Church, both in Coweta County, have announced special events for Holy Week and Easter.

Easter events ...

Easter and Holy Week activities will be announced in a special front page story in The Citizen on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Please send times of services and news of any accompanying special events to:
Deadline is noon, Monday, April 6

Justin Kollmeyer: You’ve got a fresh start

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Blooming flowers, green grass, more sun. Fresh starts. What a wonderful concept!

Springtime makes the world new again. We’re beginning to see it all around us. Bradford pears and daffodils. Azaleas and dogwoods. Blooming flowers, green grass, more sun, and fresh starts.

Carter to speak on evolution at Heritage Christian tonight

Dr. Robert Carter of Creation Ministries International will speak at Heritage Christian Church Wednesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. on the topic of “Busting the Myth of Evolution: Genesis, Fossils and the Flood.”

Lenten lunches continue

The United Methodist Women (UMW)at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church sponsors a weekly series of Lenten Lunches throughout the season of Lent.

Deadline extended for pastries

Deadline extended for pastries Shown above, from left, Julie Skouteris, Georgia Lungaro, Mary Quinn. Photo/Special.

Members of the Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) at St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church work feverishly to prepare Greek appetizers and Baklava for the semi-annual Pastry Sale. To place an order in time for Easter entertaining, contact or call 770-487-0078. Although the deadline has been extended, orders should be placed soon to ensure availability. Prices are $10 per dozen for Spanakopites and Tiropites and $18 per dozen for Baklava. Pickup is April 3 (from 3 to 6) and April 4 (from 9 to noon) at the church, located at 313 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City. All proceeds go to charity.

McDonough Road Baptist to present musical this Sunday

The McDonough Road Baptist Church Celebration Choir and Orchestra will present “Unfailing Love” this Sunday, April 5, at 10:55 a.m.

Ventriloquist David Pendleton to perform at New Hope April 3

“A Laugh For Life!” Comedy Concert with nationally renowned ventriloquist David Pendleton is coming to New Hope Baptist Church, North, 551 New Hope Road in Fayetteville, Friday night, April 3, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

For the newborns

For the newborns

Page McDonald, left, outreach director for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Peachtree City, and Tina Patrick of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church (also in Peachtree City), director of the Baby Peaches program for metro Atlanta, load the car with baby items recently donated by St. Andrew’s members. For information on the program or to make a donation, call 678-481-9976. Photo/Special.

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Brooks UMC to present comedy tonight
Brooks United Methodist Church will present a night of comedy, “Hope Through Hilarity,” featuring comedian Scott Davis, Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. For more information go to or call Brooks UMC at 770-719-7593. The church is at 119 Morgan Mill Rd., Brooks, on Ga. 85 Connector just three miles east of Starr’s Mill.

Father Paul Massey: Ask Father Paul 032509

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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 a few that I have received during my years of ministry and via email for this column.

Lenten lunches at F’ville First offer midweek pause, devotion

The United Methodist Women at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are again sponsoring a series of Lenten Lunches throughout the season of Lent.

Marketplace: A successful trip back in time

Marketplace: A successful trip back in time Visitors to Providence UMC’s recent “Marketplace” event were taken back in time to biblical days. The entrance here was guarded by Roman soldiers who made sure each visitor paid his “taxes” to Caesar. Photo/Ben Nelms.

If you walked onto the campus of Providence United Methodist Church last week you would have thought you had stepped back in time to the Jerusalem of more than 2,000 years ago.

Upon entering you were directed to the Census Tent to sign the scroll and receive gold coins — one of which had to be used to pay your taxes to Caesar. Roman guards walked the grounds and watched the crowded market from the city wall, while animals roamed and people who didn’t pay their taxes were put in the jail around the corner.

NFUMC brass choir presents inaugural concert this Friday

The community is invited to enjoy the sounds of the newly formed Community Brass Choir of North Fayette United Methodist Church as it presents its inaugural concert on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The choir is under the direction of the Rev. Mike Daniell, director of NFUMC music ministries, and the concert will feature mostly sacred works. The concert also will feature participation by the audience.

Wesleyannes to perform

Wesleyannes to perform

The Wesleyannes, a select group of 12 women from the Wesleyan College choir, will perform at Bethany United Methodist Church for the 11 a.m.

Thaxton to speak on Darwin’s ‘origin’ theory March 27, 28

If Charles Darwin were alive today, would he write and publish The Origin of Species?

Although many accept Darwin’s theory as fact, one scientist, Fayette County’s own Charles Thaxton, doesn’t think Darwin’s pivotal book makes sense in light of recent scientific discoveries. He is holding a conference at Covenant Presbyterian Church March 27 and 28 to explain why.

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Truett-McConnell ensemble to perform
Truitt McConnell’s touring ensemble “Enthroned Praise” will join with the Youth Choir/Drama “Redeemed” and Adult Choir of Flat Creek Baptist Church for a combined workshop and worship Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29. Dr. John Davis and Dr. Greg Woodward will be the clinicians for the weekend. On Sunday, March 29 at 10:45 a.m., all voices will lead in morning worship, then at 6 p.m. all voices will join in a Fifth Sunday Night PraisSing. The church is at 161 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville, phone 770-487-4890. For directions, see

Dr. David L. Chancey: Memorizing scripture: Hard work with great rewards

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Author Gary Burge told about Jay Leno roving among his late night show audience several years ago, asking how much the audience knew about the Bible.

Lenten lunches at F’ville First offer midweek pause, message

The United Methodist Women at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are again sponsoring a series of Lenten Lunches throughout the season of Lent.

Newly installed

Newly installed

New lay readers at St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree were commissioned March 8.

NFUMC will celebrate 25 years starting Sunday

“Remembering the Future” will be the theme as North Fayette United Methodist Church (NFUMC) begins celebrating its 25th Anniversary (1984 - 2009).

Farley to speak on educational choices

Foundations, a Lutheran educational program at Faith Lutheran Church (WELS) in Sharpsburg, will host a lecture entitled, “God’s Lamp: Bible Centered Educational Choice,” on Sunday, March 22 at 9:15 a.m. in the education wing of the church.

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