Judy Fowler Kilgore: You have until Monday ...

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Time has really crept up on me this year and here it is almost Christmas. Less than two weeks to go and I have done no shopping — and me with six grandchildren and now, one great-grandchild. I am really behind for whatever reason.

All Saints Anglican announces Christmas events, new schedules

All Saints Anglican Church, now located at 225 S. Peachtree Parkway, will offer Advent Lessons and Carols at the 10:30 a.m. service next Sunday, Dec. 20.

‘Boy Bishop’ Metzger presides at Christ the King Church

‘Boy Bishop’ Metzger

At the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg on Sunday, Dec. 6, Thomas Metzger, age 12, presided over much of the Sunday service as “Boy Bishop,” in an ancient European ceremony which offers a lesson in humility and recognition of the wisdom of youthful innocence. Thomas also preached a brief sermon he had written himself. Members of the congregation congratulated Boy Bishop Thomas with a standing ovation.

Jazz service planned at COS

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will offer a Jazz Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6 p.m.

The Christ Our Shepherd Clarinet Choir and Saxophone Quartet will play arrangements of familiar carols. They will combine to form the Christmas Jazz Ensemble, which will also include keyboard, bass and drums.

First sermon

First sermon

Deacon Jason Epps Recently preached his first Sunday morning sermon at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg, filling the pulpit for his father, Bishop David Epps, who was out of town.


Thanksgiving for those in need

Incorrect identification ran with this photo Nov. 25 due to erroneous info given by the submitter. Shown preparing Thanksgiving baskets are St. Andrew’s Episcopal church members, L-R around table, Graham McDonald, Jane Keegan, Cheryl Dunson, Joyce Hartman, Jerry Burns, Page McDonald (Outreach Chair), Brenda Lipscomb, and Max Thomas. Also participating but not shown is Honey Corbin. Photo/Special.

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Inman plans Christmas dinner Dec. 16
Inman United Methodist Church will have its churchwide Christmas dinner in the Fellowship Hall Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Special entertainment will be provided by the Rev. Herzen Andone, pastor of Peachtree City UMC. For more information, call 770-461-2123.

Justin Kollmeyer: My Christmas ‘piece’

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As a boy I was a “P.K.,” a “Pastor’s Kid,” so every time the church doors were open, I was there. And there were no trips out of town for the holidays, of course, so every year on Christmas Eve I was a part of the Sunday School Children’s Program, which was just fine with me because I liked being in programs and having to do something up front in church.

New Hope’s Living Christmas Tree runs through Dec. 13

New Hope Baptist Church’s 2009 Living Christmas Tree production entitled “Hallelujah ... Light Has Come,” started Tuesday and will run through this Sunday, Dec. 13.

Fayette Community Church plans all-day event for ‘conspiracy’ Honduras fund-raiser

Fayette community Church has partnered with Advent Conspiracy to raise money to provide a well for a village in Honduras.

McDonough Road will present Cottrell in concert December 13

McDonough Road Baptist Church and Compassion International will present contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Travis Cottrell in concert Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Special gift

Special gift

Mrs. Mary Younger (left) and daughter Drenda Brady, members of The Catholic Church of St.

Holly Grove AME will host Men’s Chorus Night Dec. 12

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold “Saturday Night Out with the Lord,” for its Men’s Chorus Night on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. The Pastor at Holly Grove isthe Rev. Eyvonne Whitman.

B’nai Israel to host book fair; celebrate Chanukah

Congregation B’nai Israel will host a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville Saturday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

COS to offer Moravian Love Feasts Saturday & Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. All worshipers will be served specially-baked Love Feast buns, Moravian coffee, and beeswax candles dressed with a red paper “ruff.”

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FFBC offers Christmas music and drama
The Worship Ministries of Fayetteville First Baptist will offer favorite Christmas songs and carols, as well as a play presented by the Revelation Drama Troupe, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 6 p.m. nightly. There is no charge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. each night. The church is at 205 E. Stonewall Ave., just two blocks east of the courthouse. For more information, phone 770-461-8378, email info@fayettevillefbc.org or visit the website, www.fayettevillefbc.org.

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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 some that I’ve gotten over the years and for this column.

Edgefield will host ‘Tribe of Judah’ second anniversary this Saturday

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

Bishop to visit COS Friday; special events announced

Bishop Julian Gordy of the Southeastern Synod, ELCA, will visit Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City on Friday, Dec. 4. Beginning at 7 p.m. he will foster conversation and field questions.

Walking for others

Walking for others Shown clockwise from top are Robert Tobias, Roxanne Tobias, Becky Tobias, Mike Higginbotham, Debbie Rivers, Lillian Oakes, Gretchen Adams, and Sally Oakes, Bethany’s pastor. Photo/Special.

Several members of Bethany United Methodist Church recently participated in the Wesley Walk for Others, a 6.2-mile walk-a-thon around Stone Mountain. The money raised goes to the Bethlehem Senior Center, a senior day center for lower-income older adults; Project Extend, a home repair service for lower-income older adults; and Camp Wesley, a summer camp for lower-income inner-city children.

DivorceCare class offered Sunday

The Small Group Ministry at Heritage Christian Church will offer “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays,” a free, 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.

Kids invited to ‘Birthday Party for Jesus’ at PTCUMC December 6

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.

B’nai Israel will host book fair, celebrate Chanukah Dec. 12

Congregation B’nai Israel will host a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble in Fayetteville Saturday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

McDonough Road will present Cottrell in concert December 13

McDonough Road Baptist Church and Compassion International will present contemporary Christian singer and songwriter Travis Cottrell in concert Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

St. Mary Magdalene to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12

A special celebration will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 12, to honor the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of all the Americas. A special Mass will be held at noon followed by a festive lunch in the parish hall. All are invited.

Christmas Bazaar at Sharpsburg Baptist planned for this Saturday

The third annual “Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar” plus this years’ chicken barbecue will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sharpsburg Baptist Church. The Bazaar, sponsored by the Olive Branch ladies group, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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‘Wonder of Christmas’ to be presented
McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “The Wonder of Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10:55 a.m. Under the direction of Mark Karki, minister of music and worship, the Celebration Choir, orchestra and children’s choir will combine to perform this inspirational musical. McDonough Road Baptist is at 352 McDonough Rd., just past the department of drivers’ services building. The concert is free and open to the public. Childcare is provided. Call 770-460-5423 for more information or visit the website at www.mcdonoughroad.org.

Dr. David L. Chancey: Simple blessings are right under our nose

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Presnell Wood tells about a boy growing up in a simple cottage nestled on the side of a mountain. His family was poor, but they enjoyed a millionaire’s view of a wooded valley.

COS celebrates 35th anniversary

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will mark its 35th anniversary Nov. 28-29 at all worship services. The church was constituted on the first Sunday of Advent, 1974, under the leadership of mission developer/pastor John Weber.

St. Mary’s to offer Thanksgiving Mass

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.

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