Religion Briefs 11/28/12

Summit to host dinner, concert
Everyone is invited to a great country dinner and concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at The Summit Church, 1373 Hwy. 92 S., Fayetteville. Sharron Kay King, an award winning country and gospel artist from Macon, will be in concert following dinner.  There is no charge but a love offering will be received for Ms. King. For more information call 770-460-3335.

Woolsey’s 5K for Missions will be Dec. 1
The second annual Woolsey Baptist 5K for Missions is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at 9 a.m. A 1K fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5k race at 9 a.m. Packets and race day information will be available at 7:30 a.m. Log onto either www.woolseybaptist.org or active.com (search for “Woolsey 5K for Missions; location , Fayetteville, Ga.) Woolsey Baptist Church is located at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office, 770- 461- 9618.

Christmas Fair at St. Andrew’s Dec. 1
The St. Andrew’s Fine Art & Craft Christmas Fair, Saturday, Dec. 1, will feature more than 20 juried vendors showing hand-smocked children’s clothing, art gourds, jewelry, hand made soaps and lotions, pottery, art glass, angel decor, fine art, textiles, wood sculpture, handmade chocolates and candies, and more. The fair is held in conjunction with the Episcopal Church Women’s (ECW) bazaar, bake sale and golden elephant. The fair is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parish hall, 316 N. Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City. Phone 770-487-0426 for more information. All proceeds benefit ECW projects.

Hanging of the Greens set for Dec. 2
Woolsey Baptist Church will have its annual Hanging of the Green service on Sunday night, Dec. 2  at 6 p.m. Childcare will be provided.  Woolsey Baptist Church is at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office, 770- 461- 9618 or log onto www.woolseybaptist.org.

Christmas Bazaar planned in Sharpsburg
Sharpsburg Baptist Church will host an old fashioned Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the church on Ga. Hwy. 54. The event will feature a bake sale, homemade jams and jellies, woodworking, hand-crafted gifts of all kinds, gently used items, books,  toys and much more. For more information, call 770-251-6963 or e-mail olivebranchladies@gmail.com.

NHBC to host Blue Christmas service
Sunday morning, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., National Heights Baptist Church will host a special “Blue Christmas Service” to recognize and honor the loved ones who are no longer living as well as offer a time of hope for those who are still suffering their loss.  Contact the church, 770-461-1704, for more information.

Blue Christmas, Advent services set at COS
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites the community to seasonal services to help prepare for Christmas. The Blue Christmas Service on Mon., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. is for anyone, but especially for those who experience sadness or loss during the season. Readings, prayers and music by the Christ Our Shepherd Flute Choir are chosen to help bring peace and comfort. Midweek Advent Services are scheduled for Dec. 5, 12, and 19, at 7 p.m. These 30-minute worship opportunities will feature three characters of Advent.

New Hope’s ‘Living Tree’ is Dec 4-9
Performances of New Hope Baptist Church’s annual “Living Christmas Tree” start Tuesday, Dec. 4 with a ticketed dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. Performances follow each evening at 7 p.m. through Dec. 9, with two matinee performances planned for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are required but are free and may be obtained at the door. The church is at 551 New Hope Rd. For more information, visit www.newhopebc.org.

Prayer vigil is Dec. 7-8 in Fayetteville
Apostle Sandra Broughton and the Fully Delivered Ministries family will host the  9th Annual 24 Hour Prayer Vigil beginning Friday, Dec. 7  at 6 p.m. The group will be in prayer continually from Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. until Saturday Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Visitors can attend for the full 24 hours or any portion. The Vigil will take place at the Fully Delivered Ministries location at 282-B Ga. Hwy. 314 Fayetteville.

Bible Baptist Church to present musical
Bible Baptist Church will present the Christmas musical, “The Greatest Gift” on Saturday, Dec. 8 beginning at 7:15 p.m. BBC is in the White Oak Shopping Center at 1485 Ga. Hwy. 34 East, Newnan.

N. Fayette UMC to host Breakfast with Santa
North Fayette United Methodist Church invites children to a free breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8. A free pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. Santa will visit from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and free photos will be taken with Santa. Children of all ages are welcome.  North Fayette UMC is at 847 New Hope Rd in Fayetteville. For more information contact the church, 770-461-2409 or info@nfumc.com.

NHBC will present Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’
National Heights Baptist Church’s Sanctuary Choir and Friends will present Vivaldi’s “Gloria” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m.  This special Christmas musical presentation will include a full chorus and soloist with organ accompaniment, and will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall for all worshipers. The community is invited to attend at no charge.  The church is on Ga. Highway 54 west of Fayetteville at the intersection of Sandy Creek Road.  Contact the church at 770-461-1704 for further information.

Holy Trinity to host Advent Mission
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host its Advent Mission Dec. 17-19 at 7 p.m. nightly, featuring Fr. Kevin McDonald, C. Ss. R. from Woburn, Mass. and Padre Thomas Martin Deely, C.Ss. R. of Pittcburgh, Pa. McDonald presently is assigned to the Redemptorist Community in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Deely currently works for Reaping the Harvest, a ministry dedicated to migrant workers in Esopus, N.Y. There will be childcare and a community social each night. Holy Trinity is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Walt Banks Road.

Real Life Center needs donations
The Real Life Center, which operates a food pantry, has a continuous need for food/pantry items. Donations can be dropped off at the Real Life Center, 382 Senoia Rd., Tyrone, Monday through Thursday from  9 a.m. - noon, and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.  The center is sponsored and supported by several churches in the area. For more information, visit the web site, www.reallifecenter.org