Miracles for Mozambique: Cokes Chapel launches campaign to raise money for African church

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church is taking a fresh approach to its annual stewardship campaign when Abundant Joy is launched Oct. 6. The church will collect monies to help Liberdade United Methodist Church located in Mozambique, Africa, to buy Bibles and hymnals.

“I believe ‘Miracles for Mozambique’ is a mission everyone will rally around and support,” said Dr. Mark Jordan, pastor of Cokes Chapel. Read More»

SBC plans Chicken Q, fair, bake sale

Sharpsburg Baptist Church on Ga. Hwy. 54 will have a Chicken Q/Bake Sale/Fair Saturday, Sept. 28. Plates will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to ticket holders, and to walk-ups until 2 p.m. or while food lasts.

Tickets are $8 each and are available at the church office, 770-251-6963, or

Also available will be iced coffee and “Lily’s Brew” lemonade from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., made from an old Incan recipe from Peru. Proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC participates in hunger relief at Trinity UMC

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Trinity Table Mission Team. Front row, kneeling, Mary Beth Thompson, Allie Statham. Back row (L-R), Scott Thompson, Abby Lee, Bridgett Adamson, Dee Croft, Alice Scott, Pam Todd, Tiffany Jordan, David Richards, Todd Croft, Makenna Archer, Maya Smith, Sky Travers. Middle row (L-R), Tyson Adamson, Ethan Smith, Jared Gardenour, Jordan Gardenour, Ethan Jordan. Photo/Special

On Sunday, Sept. 8 members of Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church traveled from Sharpsburg to Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Atlanta to participate in a weekly, community-wide feeding program administered by Trinity Table.

Cokes Chapel congregants, members of LaGrange District United Methodist Men, and a group known as the Christian Craftsmen assembled 1,200 sandwiches to accompany to-go lunches for the homeless and hungry. These sack lunches are in addition to the meal of spaghetti, sauce, salad, and bread that the church served on Sunday morning. Read More»

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»

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