Fayette County

Peachtree City UMC welcomes Tamlyn Collins, Joshua Toepper to pastoral staff

Tamlyn Collins and Joshua Toepper

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., recently welcomed not one, but two new pastors to its church pastoral staff.

The Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor, Serve Ministries and the Rev. Joshua Toepper, executive director, Grow Ministries, round out the pastoral staff along with long serving pastors, Dr. Steve Dodson, senior pastor and the Rev. Sean Robinson, pastor of worship and congregational care. Read More»

Hopewell UMC ladies plan painting party July 25

Hopewell United Methodist Women will sponsor another fun paint party on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. The instructor will be Julie Compton of “Sassy Chick Painting Party” who will help everyone paint a fun-loving snowman for the Christmas season. Read More»

Nativity will offer Sunday evening service, concert beginning Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience. Read More»

Volunteers, staff hold kickoff meeting for Christian City event

Front row (L-R): George Martin, Carla Waters, Anna Marie Hendry, Janet McGregor Dunn, Renie Cochran, Debi Lenox, Donna Johnson, Vicki Turner, Brenda Cox, and Ashley Bonner. Back row (L-R): Phil Kouns and Bob Crutchfield. Photo/Special.

Volunteers and staff gathered recently on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City for this year’s “Chair-ity Event” kick-off meeting. Plans are already underway for this annual holiday fund raiser, now in its eighth year. Proceeds from the event support the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village.

“Last year we raised over $79,000 dollars for our kids, and this year we’re hoping to raise even more,” said Ashley Bonner, Christian City’s fund development specialist. Read More»

Lake Peachtree repair is being mishandled

I am very concerned about the the mismanagement of the Lake Peachtree problems. I have 50 years experience in the public works sector and I cannot remember when the public has been so misinformed about a problem that has such a simple solution that it should have been addressed two months ago and the lake refilled back in June.

No one has informed the public that this was a simple maintenance problem that could have been fixed by the county forces within a week of it being found. Read More»

Ms. Willis and Hobby Lobby

This has reference to the article by Bonnie Willis about “Hobby Lobby: Where the real war is,” which appeared in The Citizen Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

The explanation Ms. Willis provided concerning “the federal government case against Hobby Lobby” is the best I have seen any place. For me her explanation was even clearer than I had previously understood. Read More»

Contraception Cause bends the truth, Constitution

The furtherance of contraception has always been accompanied by lies, manipulation, and misinformation, and the recent case with Hobby Lobby and the contraception mandate is no exception.

The first church to officially sanction contraception was the Anglican Church back in 1930 at the Lambeth Conference. They did so on the pretense that it would only be used by married couples “where there is a morally sound reason for avoiding complete abstinence.” Read More»

The benefits of carting PT

When I worked in Peachtree City back in the ’90s, I drove my golf cart to work for about a year. I remember that I felt that I was much more in tune with my surroundings on a golf cart versus driving my car. You’re in the elements on a cart, and I had some neat experiences driving to and from work. Read More»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»