SDA Church free health event starts this Friday

The community is invited to join Dr. Wes Youngberg, author of Goodbye Diabetes: Preventing and Reversing Diabetes the Natural Way, for a free community health event to be presented Sept. 13 and 14 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Ga. Hwy. 34 just west of Peachtree City. Youngberg will share current research on the most effective lifestyle-medicine strategies.

Friday’s session, Sept 13, will begin at 7 p.m. and will focus on “Turning good genes on and bad genes off: Mastering your genetic risk with lifestyle and nutritional medicine.” Read More»

Rolling Hills Baptist Church team builds house in Juarez, Mexico

Rolling Hills Baptist Church’s mission team to Mexico included: (kneeling, L-R) Dave Lebby, Renee Lebby, and Mike Mahoney. Standing, (L-R) are Anna Farrington, Jaime and Hilda Vasquez and their family, Marilyn Davis, Brian Farrington, David Lebby, Dan Hester, and Kathy Palomino. Photo/Special.

A team of 10 adults and one high school aged youth from Rolling Hills Baptist Church returned recently from Juarez, Mexico, where they built a home for Jaime and Hilda Vasquez and their five children.

Although construction of the home is typically done with 18 or more people, this much smaller team was able to complete the house in the same amount of time. The keys to the house were given to the family during a dedication ceremony on Friday.

Coincidentally the house was completed on the birth date of one of the Vasquez children, so he received a very large present! Read More»

Rolling Hills youth group returns from Nashville mission

Shown kneeling, Leanne Farrington and senior pastor Frank Mercer. Second row, Evan Mercer, Zion Martin, Josh Cannon, Katie Alldredge, Savannah Stout, Anne Bruner, and Laura Alldredge. Third row, Meaghan Brown, Jordon Cannon and Zoe Martin. Fourth  row,  Emily Hale, Anna Farrington and Jake Mercer. Top row,  Douglas Wood, Josh Hughes, Brian Farrington and Jimbo Alldredge. Photo/Special.

The youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church recently returned from “Mission-Fuge” in Nashville, Tenn. M-FUGE is a program that embeds groups of youth and adult chaperones into ministry with local communities to serve people in need. The Rolling Hills youth served in a number of different areas to include tutoring kids in math and English, working with World Relief Organization to help refugee children from Burma, leading games and recreation at a children’s day camp, and helping remodel a basketball court for the community. Read More»

Back to school swim party

About 35-40 youth and sponsors from the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg enjoyed a Back-to-School swim party at the home of Bishop David and Cindy Epps recently.

About 35-40 youth and sponsors from the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg enjoyed a Back-to-School swim party at the home of Bishop David and Cindy Epps recently.

The CTK youth group, “Three Rings,” meets each Monday at 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall 4881 Ga. Hwy. 34 E, Sharpsburg.

Leah Stone of Sharpsburg

Mrs. Leah Stone of Sharpsburg passed away July 29, 2013.

She is survived by her husband, Rick Stone of Sharpsburg; daughters, Brianna Stone and Cami Stone, both of Sharpsburg; mother, Louise Laughlin of Sharpsburg; father, Gene Slaughter of Crestview, Fla. and brother, Trent Slaughter of Roswell.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Fultz officiating. Interment will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens. Read More»

Forest Sherman of Sharpsburg

Mr. Forest (Fred) Sherman of Sharpsburg passed away August 2, 2013.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sherman of Sharpsburg; son, Rick Sherman and his wife Lisa of Tyrone; grandchildren, Blaze and Brea Sherman of Tyrone and daughter-in-law, Kathy Sherman of Anderson, S.C.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Dan Roberts and Minister Gary Boyd officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC’s childcare center receives grant, approval

Cokes Chapel Childcare Center (Cokes Childcare) has a huge feather in its cap these days. The center was recently awarded a grant designating it an approved Pre-K site.

“We are simply elated,” said Heather Goelz, center director. “What this means is that the sºtate will fund six and a half hours of educational instruction for enrolled children at little cost to the parents. This is great news for families seeking to find affordable early education for their children. Our mission is to help children grow, develop, flourish and learn, and this grant helps us to achieve our mission.” Read More»

David Epps appointed Marine Corps League chaplain

Bishop David Epps

In its annual conference in Macon, the Georgia Department of the Marine Corps League elected Bishop David Epps, Sharpsburg, to serve a term as the chaplain for the Department of Georgia. Read More»

Seminar attendees at CTK

 (left to right): Matt Keefer, worship leader at Palmetto Baptist Church; David and Carol Winkles, of Trinity Fellowship Assembly of God, Sharpsburg; and Sheryl and The Rev. Deacon Joseph Liptak, Church of the Holy Cross, Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Several churches and organizations cooperated in holding a Pornography Awareness seminar in Coweta County recently. Dr. Judy Massey, Peachtree City, director of continuing education for the Diocese of the Mid-South, Charismatic Episcopal Church, coordinated the program which was held at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

Chris E. Benner, 49, of Griffin

Chris E. Benner, 49, of Griffin, passed away July 1, 2013.

He was employed by Delta Airlines where he worked for 25 years as a ground support mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Benner; parents, Harry "Jim" (Jeannette) Benner and sister, Kim (Lee) Hancock.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Pastor Gladdie Kreimann will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. prior to the service. Read More»