Religion Briefs 021809

Tue, 02/17/2009 - 4:12pm
By: The Citizen

Sharon Thomas to speak at FCC
The women of Fayetteville Christian Church will host a program presented by Sharon Thomas of Established Footsteps Ministry at a covered dish luncheon Monday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. until noon. The luncheon will follow the program. A love offering will be received. Thomas is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College. All women in the church are invited to attend and bring a friend and a covered dish. The group will meet in the sanctuary at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Pat Asby, 770-964-9615, or Nora Blair, 770-703-6676.

Nativity youth plan pancake fund raiser
The youth at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Feast on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5-7 p.m., to raise money for missions. The event will have a Mardi Gras theme and a free will offering will be taken. Shrove Tuesday is also known as “Fat” Tuesday and “Mardi Gras,” and is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday. Eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday is an English tradition, the point of which is to eat up all the fattening foods before the more austere and penitential season of Lent begins the following day. Nativity is at 130 Antioch Rd., Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office, 770-460-6390.

NFUMC announces Ash Wednesday events
The community is invited to celebrate Ash Wednesday with North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. The celebration will begin Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. with a “Soup and Soul” dinner in building B, followed by the Service of Ashes at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. There is no charge for dinner but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life, the signature fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society. To make dinner reservations call 770-461-2409 or email The church website is

Nativity plans 3 Ash Wednesday services
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Antioch Road in Fayetteville will host Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 25 at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. at the church. For more information, call the church office, 770-460-6390.

First Baptist PTC to host singles event
The single adults ministry of First Baptist Church Peachtree City will host a singles event at “The Bridge” in Peachtree City on Friday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 -11 p.m. Pizza, sodas, and desserts will be available as well as volleyball, ping pong, billiards, and video games. For more information about the event, contact Don Strahan, event organizer, 678-817-9287.

Cleghorns to appear at Emmanuel Feb. 28
The Cleghorns, a group from from Kathleen, Ga., will be in concert at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Cline Road in Moreland (Coweta County) on Feb 28 at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the community. For more info call Roy Smith, 770-251-5621.

Jonesboro to host Blackaby, Lotz conference
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host the Fresh Encounter Conference with Henry Blackaby and Anne Graham Lotz Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28. For details and registration information, go to For questions, call 770-471-2332.

BOCC to host seminar March 2-4
The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A. will host a special seminar, “Real Answers for Real Issues!” Monday through Wednesday, March 2-4, at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is at 3650 Flat Shoals Road in College Park, near the I-85/Flat Shoals interchange. All are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided. For more information, call 770-472-4800, or visit the church online at

Family Fuel conference set for March 14
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host a one-day Family Fuel Conference for students in grades 5-12 and their parents Saturday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. the cost is $20 per person or $50 maximum per family and includes conference materials and lunch. To register, go to or call Brenda, 770-478-6710.

Loving Choices group meets in PTC
GraceLife Ministries at First Baptist Church in Peachtree City is offering a new women’s support group, Loving Choices, which meets on Thursday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. The group is free, is open to women of all ages, and will provide free childcare. GraceLife Support groups are for those who struggle with or who are in recovery from grief, anger, alcohol, drug and sexual addictions. The church currently offers Men’s Freedom From Addictions, Grief Share, and Loving Choices. Groups meet at First Baptist Church Peachtree City, 208 Willowbend Rd., Thursday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-487-8133.

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