Religion Briefs 10/03/12

Orders being taken for Greek pastries
The annual holiday Greek Pastry Sale for Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church is now taking place. Pastries include Spanakopita (buttery filo triangles of spinach, feta, cream cheese, eggs and onions), Tiropita (buttery filo triangles of feta, cream cheese, eggs, and onions) and desserts: baklava, kourambiedes, koulouria and melamakarona. For further details, see Appetizers at www.saintchristopherhoc.org ; or contact Helen at 770-486-6580.  Orders must be submitted by Nov. 2 for pickup at 313 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City on Nov. 16 and 17.

Brooks UMC will offer ballroom dancing
Beginning this month, Brooks United Methodist Church will host ballroom dancing classes on Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. The classes are  $35 per person per month. Brooks UMC is located at 119 Morgan Mill Road,  on the Ga. Highway 85 Connector, three miles south of Starr’s Mill. For more information call the church office, 770-719-7593.

Brooks thrift shop will open on Thursdays
The Second Chance Thrift Shop in Brooks  will be open on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,  beginning Oct. 4.  The community is invited to celebrate on Oct. 4 with one free punch on their frequent shoppers card and a $5 gift certificate give away. All Halloween items will be half price. The annual clearance sale will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at Brooks United Methodist Church. The Second Chance Thrift Shop is in Brooks just past the post office.

White Oak barbecue set for Oct. 6
The 29th Annual Fall Barbecue at White Oak Presbyterian Church will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6,  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 located at 2796 Gordon Rd., near the intersection of Ga. Highway 54.

Bowman to speak at COS Sunday
Gary Bowman of Ethiopia Water Mission will speak at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. The church is a member of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA, which has established a partnership with Lutheran Christians there. Drought and famine have created a desperate situation in Ethiopia. To help, the synod supports financially drilling wells to provide clean water in that country, and has planned to send a work-mission group there. Bowman will be introduced at the three Sunday worship services as well.

Hopewell to host bonfire after game
Hopewell United Methodist Church will host a 5th Quarter Bonfire after the Sandy Creek homecoming game on Oct. 12. The community is welcome to come after the game and enjoy music with DJ Kevin Stallings, games, prizes, marshmallow roasting, and snacks. Hopewell is  at 351 Jenkins Rd. in Tyrone, directly across from Sandy Creek High. Call the church, 770-306-7537, for more information.

Sharpsburg Baptist plans Chicken-Q, Fair
Sharpsburg Baptist Church will host a Chicken-Q/Bake Sale/Fair, Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church on Ga. Highway 54.  Tickets are $8 each and are available at the church office, 770-251-6963 or olivebranchladies@gmail.com. Food will be served from 11a.m. -12:30 p.m. to ticket holders. Food will be served to walk-ups until 2 p.m. or while food lasts. Vendor spaces for selling crafts, gently used clothing and other goods from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (tables not provided) are available for a $15 donation. For vendor info, email olivebranchladies@gmail.com.

Festival of the Trees set for Nov. 17
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City invites the community to attend “Celebrating a Season of Joy at the Festival of the Trees” on Saturday Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. The evening will feature dancing, live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting the ministries of Holy Trinity. Tickets are $20 per person. The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center is at 2443 Ga. Hwy. 54 West, Peachtree City.  For more information contact Rebecca Capezzuto@ 678-466-1737 or rcapezzuto@holytrinityptc.org