Religion Briefs 0815

Tue, 08/14/2007 - 2:43pm
By: The Citizen

NHB to host Samaritans speaker tonight
Those who would like to learn more about the Fayette Samaritans are invited to the fellowship hall of National Heights Baptist church Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6:45 p.m. when a Samaritans speaker will discuss the role of the organization as it helps to meet the critical needs of Fayette County residents who do not qualify for assistance from other agencies. National Heights is on Ga. Hwy. 54 West at the intersection of Old Norton and Sandy Creek Roads, Fayetteville. The church website is

Forrest to give Spanish presentation Friday
Fr. Tom Forrest, C.Ss.R., will give a “Spanish Night of Reflection on the Power of the Holy Spirit” at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City Friday, Aug. 17 from 7-10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Those involved in ministry are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact the Hispanic Ministry office at Holy Trinity, 770-487-5352.

Bethany UMC to host community picnic Saturday
Members of Bethany United Methodist church are inviting the entire community to their church picnic this Saturday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. The church is on the corner of Rivers Road and Lee’s Lake Road in north Fayette County. For information, call 770-964-6999.

Liveoak Baptist to present play Aug 18
Liveoak Baptist Church will present a free performance of “Calvary,” a play written by local resident Lashanna Fountain, Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Fountain, a member of Liveoak, is a college graduate who is returning to Michigan to attend law school. Live Oak Baptist is at 2601 Flat Shoals Rd., College Park. For more information, call 770-996-8066.

‘Amazing Collection’ Bible study starts Aug. 18
Fayette Family Church will host a seminar this Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, to introduce its upcoming Bible study for women, “The Amazing Collection,” a study of the Bible from beginning to end. Teachers of the series, Pat Harley, Eleanor Lewis and Linda Sweeney, will be featured at the seminar. Music will be provided by Verna Law. The church is at 895 Ga. Hwy. 85 South (intersection of Ga. Hwy. 92 South Connector), Fayetteville. To register call Nancy Ploener, 770-716-6235 or e-mail For information on the Bible study, go to

Brooks UMC will “Bless the Backpacks”
On Sunday, Aug. 19 at 8:45 and 11 a.m., members of Brooks United Methodist Church will have special services to bless and dedicate the new school year. Lunch will be provided after the 11 a.m. service and a nursery will be provided. Teachers, administrators, students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Providence will offer the Alpha course
Providence United Methodist Church will offer the Alpha Course, an 11-week practical introduction to the Christian faith, beginning Sunday, Aug. 19 from 5-7 p.m. Classes are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere and include dinner, followed by a video and discussion. Alpha is free and childcare is provided. For more information call the office, 770- 719-8800, or Tom Sewak, 404-427-8648. Providence UMC is at 592 Bernhard Road in Fayetteville.

Harp’s to host Akin Family concert
Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church will host the David Akin Family Concert this Sunday, Aug. 19, with family programs at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and a full concert at 7 p.m. A 20th anniversary slideshow will be presented at 6:45 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Harp’s Crossing is at 1183 Ga. Hwy. 92 South. For more information, call 770-461-5318 or visit

Kindermusik starts Aug. 20 at Fayetteville First
Kindermusik, the international music program for young children, will begin a 15 week semester of classes Aug. 20 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Classes are grouped for newborns (0-18 months), toddlers (18 months to 3 years), preschoolers (3-5 years) and young children (4.5 to 7 years). Musical concepts, listening CDs, instruments and materials are all age appropriate. Call Joan Aycock, 770-460-0053, for more information or to enroll.

F’ville Christian plans blood drive
Fayetteville Christian Church will have a blood drive Monday, Aug. 20, from 2:30 - 7 p.m. at the church, 114 Hickory Rd., Fayetteville. To schedule a time, call 770-461-8763 and ask for Helen. Walk-ins also welcome.

Moms for Moms starts fall Bible study
Moms for Moms fall Bible study, “A Woman’s Heart: God’s Dwelling Place,” by Beth Moore, will begin Tuesday, Aug. 21, and will continue each Tuesday for 11 weeks at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City. The study has been updated and revised to include all new video footage and new graphics. Childcare is free with reservation. To reserve a space at the Bible study or for more information on Moms for Moms, contact Jennifer Marcontell, 770-631-0969.

GriefShare starts Aug. 23 in PTC
Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s fall Grief Share support group will begin on Aug. 23 at the church, 225 Robinson Road, room 308. The 14-week class will meet every Thursday night from 6:30-8 p.m. and uses a video, workbook, and open discussion format. There is a fee of $15 which includes workbook (scholarships available). For information or to enroll, call Lisa Mahaffey, 678-817-5641, or Helen Ragsdale, 678-817-0238.

Heritage Christian to offer DivorceCare
Heritage Christian Church will offer DivorceCare, a 13-week divorce recovery support group, which will meet Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning Aug. 22. During the class, children and youth activities are available for infants through high school. For more information, call Bethany at the church office, 770-716-5768. Heritage Christian Church is at 2130 Redwine Road, Fayetteville.

St. Paul Lutheran to host “moving” Bible study
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will host a Susan Miller Bible study specifically for new residents of the Fayette area entitled “Moving On After Moving In.” The class will begin Friday, Aug. 24 from 9:15 - 11 a.m. and will continue for 13 weeks. Child care is available. To register call the church office, 770-487-0339, or Donna King, 770-716-6797. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy. and Ga. Hwy. 74 in Peachtree City.

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