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Patricia Louise Brown Finch, of Sharpsburg

Patricia Louise Brown Finch, of Sharpsburg, Ga.

Patricia Louise Brown Finch, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012 after a long and courageous struggle with brain cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Finch; son and daughter-in-law, David and Julie Cureton of Alpharetta; stepson, Eric Finch and wife, Anita of Maryland, stepson, Rhett Finch of California; sister, Nancy Brown of Decatur; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Karen Brown of Tennessee; brother-in-law, Don Finch of Woodstock; grandchildren, Clara and Elise Cureton, and Natalie and Sidney Finch. Read More»

Rev. Robert Fitler, 80, of Sharpsburg

Rev. Robert Fitler, of Sharpsburg, Ga., past away on June 30, 2012 just days before his 81st birthday.

A praise and worship memorial service will be Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City, Ga. Interment will be in Vicksburg, Miss.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Frances Fitler, son Douglas Fitler and wife Candy, daughter Susan Godfrey and husband Rick, nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bob was born in Greenville, Miss. on July 13, 1931. Read More»

Eight complete LLM class at CTK

(L-R) Joseph Thompson of Newnan, of Cathedral of Christ the King; Archdeacon Daniel Hale; Rainee Lyn Head, Newnan, Cathedral of Christ the King; Thomas Metzger, Peachtree City, Cathedral of Christ the King; Allen Argrove, Manchester, St. Luke’s Church; Valerie Duke, Sharpsburg, Cathedral of Christ the King; David Clark, Manchester, St. Luke’s Church; Susanne Dickinson, Sharpsburg, Cathedral of Christ the King; and Wayne Lewis, Estill Springs, Tennessee, St. Philip the Evangelist. Photo/Special.

A training class for those approved to serve as Licensed Liturgical Ministers (also known as Lay Eucharistic Ministers) in the Charismatic Episcopal Church’s Diocese of the Mid-South was held June 16 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

The class was taught by Archdeacon Daniel Hale III of Peachtree City. Hale also serves as the vicar of St. Matthew’s Church in Hogansville.Class members were exposed to history, theology, and practical aspects concerning the work of LLMs. Read More»

S’burg mayor says council absences justified

Two of the members of the Sharpsburg Town Council have missed a significant number of meetings in the past year and a half. Councilman Keith Rhodes missed nine meetings in 2011 and three meetings so far this year while Councilman Gordy Anderson missed four in 2011 and three this year through June. But Mayor Wendell Staley says there is more to the story. Read More»

‘Sean and Andi McGee Day’ celebrated at Christ the King

Left to right above, Cameron, Josie, Sean, Andi, and Katherine McGee. Photo/Special.

Sean and Andi McGee of Newnan were honored at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg, with Bishop David Epps, pastor of the church and bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South, declaring June 3 to be “Sean and Andi McGee Day” at the church.

The McGees have been active in Christ the King for nearly all of the church’s 16 year history and the McGees’ oldest son, Tristan, was the first person baptized at the church.

Tristan, now 16, missed the event as he was on a youth mission trip to the nation of India. Read More»

Faith Lutheran’s summer soccer camp starts Monday

Faith Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg will start its summer soccer camp program next Monday, June 18, and will continue through Thursday, June 21. The program is for children rising to kindergarten through children children rising to sixth grade. The registration fee is $50.

“The camp is an opportunity to grow in both soccer skills, and faith in Jesus while sharing Christian fellowship, meeting new friends and having fun,” said Vicar Mark Reichert. Read More»

Patrick F. Ciandella, 89, of Sharpsburg

Patrick F. Ciandella

Patrick F. Ciandella, 89, died peacefully at his home in Sharpsburg, Ga., with his loving wife of 60 years at his side, on May 22, 2012.

He was born in Jersey City, N.J., on June 21, 1923.

After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp. During the war, he "Flew the Hump" from bases in India and Burma to deliver supplies to Chinese troops fighting the Japanese in China. He was awarded an Air Medal and two Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service. Following the war, he worked for a number of civil aviation firms and lived for three years in Cairo, Egypt. Read More»

Faith Lutheran’s summer soccer camp starts June 18 in Coweta

Faith Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg will host a four-day summer soccer camp this month and and is still taking registrations.

The program will be June 18 - 21 and is intended for children rising to kindergarten through children rising to sixth grade. The registration fee is $50.

“The camp is an opportunity to grow in both soccer skills, and faith in Jesus while sharing Christian fellowship, meeting new friends and having fun,” said Vicar Mark Reichert. Read More»

CTK honors its grads

Abby Thompson of Newnan (left in photo), and Denise Landon of Tyrone

Abby Thompson of Newnan (left in photo), and Denise Landon of Tyrone, both 2012 graduates, were honored in services recently at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg. Thompson, the daughter of Richard and Christi Thompson, graduated with honors from East Coweta High School and will attend Georgia State University. Landon, the daughter of Army Chaplain (Major) Jonathan and Rebeka Landon, graduated from the Dental Assistant Program at West Georgia Technical College. Read More»

Local chapter of Order of St. Luke members meet with OSL president and region director

Members of the Jehovah Rapha Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician, based at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg, recently met with The Rev. John Rice, the Current OSL president and Region 3 director at Green Ginger Restaurant in Peachtree City.

Rice, who retired from the Episcopal Church prior to assuming full-time duties with OSL, shared his vision of OSL with the members of the chapter. Read More»

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