Religion Briefs 01/0511

Vasilopita, dinner set at St. Christopher’s
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will hold its 8th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner (St. Basil’s celebration) on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the PeachCity Event Center at 313 Dividend Dr, Ste. 300. The public is invited to share a fun evening of great food, live auction of loaves of Vasilopita bread (to benefit the Academy of St. Basil located in Garrison, N.Y.) and entertainment for all ages.Contact Tammy, 404-625-4663, or visit saintchristopherhoc.org for information.

Give blood at FFUMC Jan. 9
The next Red Cross Blood Drive at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will be Sunday, Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Sign up in the courtyard on Sundays or by emailing Tommy Webb at webbs4@bellsouth.net.

Word of God Lutheran changes location
Word of God Lutheran Church, which usually worships at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City, will have a joint service with Prince of Peace Lutheran in Fayetteville on Jan. 9 only. Services will return to the conference center the following week.

GriefShare starts Tuesday at FFBC
Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer GriefShare classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 11 and continuing through April 5. The entire class lasts 13 weeks and is taught by Mary Ellen Ashworth, Jenny Muller and Gena Turner. Call Mary Ellen at the church office, 770-461-8378, for directions and more information.

PTCUMC starts DivorceCare Jan. 12
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced and for those who are seeking healing from the pain of divorce. A new session begins Jan. 12 and will continue through April 27. For information contact Kevin McCormick, 770-891-1177 (kmccormick56@comcast.net), or Susan McCormick, 404-405-5343 (susu74@comcast.net).

Bethany moves to Parrott’s temporarily
Because of the filming of a movie at the church, Bethany United Methodist Church will hold services at Parrott’s Funeral Home chapel from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20. Services are expected to resume at the church on Feb. 27. Choir rehearsal will be suspended until after the filming. The movie, “Joyful Noise,” will star Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, and Kris Kristoferson. Projected release date is January 2012.

PTCUMC will begin Financial Peace series
Registration for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is open for classes beginning in January at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. Registration and materials cost approximately $100. Scholarships are available. Childcare is not provided. Call 770-487-6499 or email karen.hunt@ptcumc.org to register.

Holy Trinity will present ‘Requiem’
On Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. the Adult Choirs of Holy Trinity Catholic Church will present “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure as well as other special music under the direction of Claire Stroud. The evening will include a reception following the concert. Holy Trinity is on the corner of Walt Banks Road and Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City.

St. Paul to offer support group this month
Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues. Introductory meetings begin in January on Sundays mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Following the introduction, groups meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Details at 770-486-3545

Harvest Christian offers Saturday services
Harvest Christian Community Center, a division of Eleventh Hour Call Church, has begun having Saturday worship services at 10:30 a.m. at 383 N. Glynn St., (Ga. Highway 85), Fayetteville. Guest pastors from local churches will be invited to preach. For more information, call 770-461-2009 or 770-842-4604.

Prayer and praise group meets in Tyrone
A group of about 35-40 believers from the “southern crescent of Atlanta” recently started what is now a weekly prayer and praise gathering in Tyrone. It was a powerful worship experience. Many contributed by singing, praying, and sharing from the Scripture. The group plans to meet every Friday night at 7:14 p.m. ( See 2 Chronicles 7:14) at the Compass Dance Academy, 118 Palmetto Rd., Suite A, Tyrone. For information, call 770-632-5600.