Fayette County

A rebuttal to NAACP’s ‘district voting success’

A voice inside tells me, “Let it go. Your words will be twisted. People may even label me with the ‘R’ trifecta: Republican, Redneck, Racist.” But to be silent in the face of a continual barrage of misrepresentations and the abuse of a law that was put in place to eliminate abuses borders on cowardice.

In the Dec. 3 edition of The Citizen, there is not one but two letters to the editor from original supporters of the lawsuit against Fayette County Board of Education and County Commission. Read More»

Why doesn’t PTC’s King get it?

Council member Mike King does not get it – He votes against PTC taxpayers.

Mr. King’s actions and omissions at the Nov. 20, 2014, City Council meeting testify to his misunderstanding and mishandling of the real issues. I am sure he will not be surprised the following points are brought to his attention.

1. After repeatedly stating the un-budgeted employee pay hike would not be funded by reserves or by a tax increase, this is what is happening and that is what Mr. King voted for. City employees are being paid their new salaries from city reserves – and depleting those reserves. Read More»

9-year-old: Qualities public officials should possess

I have attached a letter that my 9-year-old grandson Gregory wrote as an assignment that I gave him. While watching the news one day, he commented on the qualities of our leaders. After some discussion, I charged him to write out his thoughts. I think you will find this very interesting. Thank you.

Dear office, Read More»

COS to present 12th annual Moravian ‘Love Feasts’

Karl Dietmeyer conducts the choir, bells, and orchestra at Christ Our Shepherd’s 2013 Love Feast. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd will offer its twelfth annual Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.

Christ Our Shepherd’s inter-generational church band will play carols in the Narthex about 30 minutes before each service. Then, at 15 minutes before the hour, The musical offering will feature music by Joyful Noise Ringers, The COS Winds, the Love Feast Consort, and harp soloist Jamie Ann Gossett. Read More»

Fayette Bible Church to present ‘A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas’

Everyone is invited to enjoy the musical play “A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas” at Fayette Bible Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 9:45 a.m. There is no admission charge and nursery service will be available.

This is an original musical play written and directed by FBC Music Minister Paul Walther and is loosely based on the stage play “Music Man” by Meredith Wilson.

An integral part of the musical is a presentation of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian to present Appalachian Winter Dec. 14

Shown  is the FPC Chancel Choir with director of music Jacob Winslett. Photo/Special.

The public is invited to experience the rustic and moving sounds of Appalachian Winter, a Christmas cantata by Joseph Martin, performed by the music ministry of Fayette Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

The cantata features the sounds of Christmas folk music passed down from generation to generation and retells the message of Christ’s coming. The annual Brunch with Santa, a fund raiser for the youth program, will follow the cantata service. Read More»

PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran plans pre-Christmas Advent services, dinners

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will have its midweek Advent dinner and worship service tonight, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Next Wednesday, Dec. 17, the School/Advent Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, the church will have a combined service at 10 a.m. with a Happy Birthday Jesus birthday cake following the service.

No Bible classes for children or adults will be held that day.

St. Paul is at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, just off Ga. Hwy. 74, in Peachtree City.

For more infomation, call the church, 770-487-0339.

Providence UMC presents ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ Friday

Providence UMC Associate Pastor Rev. Kory Trinrud and Student Ministry Director Mark Ashby are the Blues Brothers in “Baby Brother Jesus.” Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a free Christmas musical with an uplifting message, “Baby Brother Jesus,” this Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains, “You have never seen the birth of ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ explained like this before. The story is told through the eyes of the main characters surrounding thebirth of Jesus, including a rock ‘n’ roll angel, Shepherds, Wise Guys and the Blues Brothers. It will be a fun evening for the whole family.” Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will present Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is at 175 East Lanier Ave., Fayetteville. The church office number is 770-461-4313. Visit online at www.fayettevillefirst.com.

Clinical Pastoral Education offered at Piedmont-Fayette

Single units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in January 2015. Applications for the January class should be submitted by Dec. 17.

Students of theology, ordained clergy, members of religious orders and qualified people of all faiths (pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others) are invited to apply for the training. Read More»

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