LLM certification

Father Dan Hale; Christi & Richard Thompson; Donna Turner & Nancy Wine; Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; & Karen Hennessy & Jon Pau

Several men and women received training leading toward certification as Licensed Liturgical Ministers (LLM) in the Mid-South Diocese of the Charismatic Episcopal Church. Those who complete the process are licensed by the diocese to serve the chalice at services of Holy Communion and are authorized to take Holy Communion to the sick and shut-in of their parish. The classes were held at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg and were taught by Father Dan Hale, Canon Liturgist for the Mid-South Diocese, assisted by Deacon James Gardner. Read More»

Robert H. Ashley

Robert H. Ashley, 70, Brooks, died Jan. 16, 2010. He was born Dec. 29, 1939 in Sharpsburg, son of the late Ralph and Estelle Ashley. He enjoyed working on his land and spending time with his family. He started a successful wire rope and sling business over 50 years ago. He also started an insurance company and loved to work. Read More»

William Ross Elliott

William Ross Elliott, 23, Sharpsburg, died Jan.. 4, 2010 of complications of pulmonary illness. He was a 2005 graduate of Northgate High School. He enjoyed outdoor adventure and loved hiking, marine life, photography and a fine cigar. Memorial services will be this Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at the McKoon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ed Deabler officiating. Read More»

Visit from St. Nicholas

Jon Paul Landon, a senior at East Coweta High School. Photo/Special.

The children who attended the Christmas Eve services at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, received a special story and visit. Bishop David Epps gathered the children near the altar and told them a short story about Bishop Nicholas of Myra and how he later became a “saint.” Upon the conclusion of the story, the door opened and in came Bishop Nicholas.

Every child present received the gift of a “gold” clad U. S. dollar. Some said that Saint Nicholas looked a lot like Jon Paul Landon, a senior at East Coweta High School. Photo/Special.

Healing ministry classes

Shown above are, front row (L-R), Bonnie Bar of Carrollton, Christi Thompson of Newnan,  Sheryl Liptak of Fayetteville, and Sall

A 13-week class on Scripture passages related to healings performed by Christ was taught at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Teachers were Bonnie Bar, MSN, RN, an associate professor of nursing at the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, and James Taylor, DPC, a chaplain at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital. Completion of the class is a requirement for members of the order of St. Luke the Physician, an international, interdenominational healing order. Read More»

‘Boy Bishop’ Metzger presides at Christ the King Church

Thomas Metzger

At the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg on Sunday, Dec. 6, Thomas Metzger, age 12, presided over much of the Sunday service as “Boy Bishop,” in an ancient European ceremony which offers a lesson in humility and recognition of the wisdom of youthful innocence. Thomas also preached a brief sermon he had written himself. Members of the congregation congratulated Boy Bishop Thomas with a standing ovation.
Last year’s Boy Bishop, Jon Paul Landon, served as Bishop’s Chaplain for the Boy Bishop, Read More»

Tea Party trips to D.C.: Was it worth my time?

I just wanted to ask the people that read your paper, “What are you doing for your country?”
I went to Washington, D.C., with some other tea party patriots twice this year. I was asked many times, “Was it worth it?“
Before I answer, first let me tell you what one of the dates, a Thursday, could have involved, instead of going to Washington.
· For starters it was my youngest daughter’s 21st birthday. I was not there to celebrate it.
· I gave up a scheduled full day’s work. I lost money.
· I had promised to be at my wife’s spinning class. I wasn’t. Read More»

Christmas Bazaar at Sharpsburg Baptist planned for this Saturday

The third annual “Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar” plus this years’ chicken barbecue will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sharpsburg Baptist Church. The Bazaar, sponsored by the Olive Branch ladies group, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Among the many items included will be homemade jams, jellies, relish, baked goods and other goodies. There will also be a White Elephant table offering a variety of crafts, toys, gifts for all ages. Enjoy warm cider and cookies at the hospitality table. Read More»