Sharpsburg

Students honor 9/11 heroes by cleaning up park in PTC

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to honor the 10th-year anniversary of 9/11 with public service, when 32 students turned out to clean municipal baseball fields in Peachtree City for use by special needs athletes. Photo/Special.

History students in Northgate High School teacher Jim Rew’s class decided to translate their history lessons into action by serving local children. That call to service led them to helping clean up a special needs ball field in Peachtree City.

While teaching his students about 9/11 during the 10-year anniversary of the event, Rew used his lessons as a “teachable moment” to analyze his student’s responses to the attacks on the United States. Read More»

Traffic improvement at the movies

Traffic improvement at the movies

Look familiar? It was a while in the making but the new intersection at Ga. highways 34 and 54 opened for traffic in time for the holiday weekend. The long-awaited intersection marks the entrance to the northeast section of Fischer Crossings and the NCG Cinemas. Also open now is the right turn lane extending west of the intersection to the traffic light at Fischer Road. Photo/Ben Nelms.

4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Gospel of John study starts tonight

A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

First Youth Service held at CTK

Last month, Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg experienced its first youth-led service in the church’s 15-year history. The preacher of the day was Rhianna Benson, a 14-year-old home schooled freshman.

Several months prior, a number of youth approached Christ the King, with the idea and he readily approved.

“When I was about 17,” Epps said, “I was the Youth Day preacher at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tenn. It was my first sermon and, although it was awful, it was where I got my start.” Read More»

Gospel of John study starts at Christ the King in Sharpsburg

Father James Taylor

A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

Blessing of the Bikes at CTK

The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle.

The “Blessing of the Bikes” occurred recently at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle. Afterwards, ten people left the church for a ride. Hale also serves as priest-in-residence at Christ the King, is canon liturgist for the Diocese of the Mid-South, and serves as a member of the Bishop’s Council. He resides in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Church bikers visit recovering bishop

Church bikers visit recovering bishop

Members of the motorcycling community at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg took their first ride together, which included a stop at the home of Bishop John Holloway and family. The group left Christ the King after morning services on Sunday, Oct. 16, and made the 40-mile ride to the city of Griffin. Father Jason administered Holy Eucharist to the Holloway family. John Holloway served as the Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South from 1997 until June 2007 when he suffered a massive stroke. Read More»

Sharpsburg-based Trinity Christian School visits Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville

The Joseph Sams School (www.josephsamsschool.org ), a private, non-profit organization serving special needs students in Fayetteville, was visited by over 40 sixth- graders from Sharpsburg-based Trinity Christian School (www.tcslions.org) on September 27th as part of that school’s community service project. During their visit to the school, the sixth graders observed and interacted with Sams School students, and then separated into groups to provide specific services to the Sams School. Read More»

‘Covet to Prophesy’ workshop set for Saturday at Christ the King

Dr. Judy Massey

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Mid-South Diocese’s Division of Ministry Development will host an activation workshop on prophecy and the gifts of the Holy Spirit entitled “Covet to Prophesy” (1 Corinthians 14:39).

The purpose of the workshop is to “help empower believers to advance the Kingdom of God within themselves and the world around.”

The presenter will be Dr. Judy Massey. Read More»