Religion Briefs 09/25/13

Nativity to bless animals Saturday
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will sponsor its fifth annual Blessing of the Animals and Pet Fair at the Fayette County Office Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Many other activities are planned including contests and dog obedience demonstrations. Food and drink will be on sale. The Rev. Rita Henault, rector of Church of the Nativity, will bless pets every hour on the hour from noon to 3 p.m. at the county office parking lot gazebo.

New Hope will host women’s gathering
Touching Hearts Ministries will present “Coming Alive:  A Gathering for Women,” Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  at New Hope Baptist Church North, 551 New Hope Rd. Fayetteville. The event will feature t guest speakers Martha Wilson, Robin Dixon, Kim Stanley, Toni Hebel and Daphne Williams. There is no charge, lunch will be provided, and registration is required. Register online at www.touchingheartsministries.org or call 770-719-1210.

GriefShare starts Oct. 1 at FBCPTC
GriefShare is being offered at the First Baptist Church, Peachtree City,  starting Oct. 1.  This is a 13-week Christian grief recovery group for those who have lost loved ones.  Each session is self-contained, so one can begin attending at any time.  The  group will meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2  until 3:30 p.m. in room 504 at the FBCPTC.  To pre-register or learn more about the program, contact either Ron or Carol Purvis at 770-502-9775.

White Oak barbecue coming up Oct. 5
The 30th Annual Fall Barbecue at White Oak Presbyterian Church will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Perennial favorites — barbecue plates, quarts of Brunswick stew, and pounds of barbecue — will be $8 each. Proceeds support White Oak’s foreign and local missionaries and missions. White Oak Presbyterian is in Coweta County at 2796 Gordon Rd., near the intersection of Ga. Hwy. 54, between Sharpsburg/Turin and Luthersville.

CDM to host prophetic service
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will have a Prophet Chambers prophetic service Sunday, Oct. 6,  at 5 p.m. The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier.  For directions, contact the CDM office at 770-969-8370. No nursery or childcare will be provided.