Fayette County

Fayette Sheriff’s first-ever Citizens Academy is underway and drawing plaudits

More than two dozen Fayette residents are attending the inaugural Fayette County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s inaugural Citizen Academy is now in its fourth week. Sheriff Barry Babb on Tuesday gave an assessment of the course and its impact on citizens and staff.

Babb said more than two dozen people are participating in the 12-week course. Classes are held on Tuesday nights at the sheriff’s office.

The program is designed to provide citizens with basic information about the law enforcement profession and the daily operations of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

FFUMC offers annual Lenten Lunch program

The community is invited to begin the season of Lent today at the first Lenten Lunch of the season to be held at noon in the Fellowship Hall of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

All other lunches through Holy Week will be held on Thursdays at noon.

An annual event, the lunches are sponsored each week by a UMW Circle, and include a meal ($2) and a study. The first lesson following the book “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus” will be led by the Rev. Mark Westmoreland and will include the imposition of ashes. Read More»

COS plans Ash Wednesday services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will hold Ash Wednesday services today at 12:15 and 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent in preparation for Easter.

Services include a unique service structure, a sermon, Holy Communion, and the option to receive ashes on the forehead, remembering “Dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return.”

The 7 p.m. service also offers an anthem by the Sanctuary Choir. For more info, call 770-487-8717.

All Saints begins Lent with Ash Wednesday service tonight

Members of All Saints Anglican Church will observe the beginning of the Lenten season with Ash Wednesday services today at noon and 7 p.m. Services will be held in the new church facility at 149 Ebenezer Road, just south of Ga. Highway 54, east of Peachtree City.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent — the 40 weekdays before Easter. As Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness before embarking on his ministry, so Christians have long undertaken a 40-day preparation for the Easter celebration. Read More»

Haskin selected new stake president of Fayetteville LDS

New Fayetteville stake LDS leaders (L-R), Greg Kennedy, Darrell Haskin, Tanner Corbridge. Photo/Special.

Darrell S. Haskin, director of flight crew systems at Delta Air Lines, has been appointed to serve as the new Fayetteville stake president over members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The stake president, along with Gregory W. Kennedy and Tanner Corbridge, two counselors, will be responsible for presiding and directing the work of the church for more than 3,700 members residing in the ten congregations that encompass Fayette, Coweta, Spalding, Lamar, Pike and Upson counties.

Haskin served a two-year volunteer church mission in Thailand. Read More»

Hicks to speak at Olivet’s Heritage Day

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, pastor emeritus, Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker for The Olivet Church’s Annual Heritage Day, Sunday, Feb 22. Worship begins at 8 and 11 a.m.

The Olivet Church is in the heart of North Fayetteville, 877 Ga Highway 314 North, between Ga. Highway 138 and Ga. Highway 85.

Servant/pastor/teacher is Dr. William Holmes Robinson. For more info, contact The Olivet Church via www.theolivetchurch.org or call the office, 770-460-6656.

NFC Ministries hosts gala Valentine party

Shown at the Restoration of Love celebration at the New Family of Christ Ministries (L-R), guest speaker Pastor John Nash, Kathy Nash, NFCM‘s co-pastor Barbara Holmes and Pastor Bill Holmes. Photo/Special.

The New Family of Christ Ministries in Fayetteville celebrated Valentine with a “Restoration of Love” event which began with songs of praise, a wonderful dinner feast, fun and games, and a unique version of Deal or No Deal, where everyone won a prize.

The keynote speaker was Pastor John A Nash, B.A., M.Div., whose fun-filled address engaged everyone to participate, and encouraged all to think of new and exciting ways of bringing love back into their marriages, relationships and homes. Read More»

FFUMC will begin GriefShare

GriefShare classes will begin Feb. 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Facilitators are Bill and Carol Webb.

GriefShare is a 13-week program where caring individuals walk the class through the journey of grief. Each session provides a video seminar followed by group discussion. Personal study and reflection materials are provided for help throughout the week.

To register or for more information, contact the Webbs at 404-234-1056 or carolbass@bellsouth.net or contact the Rev. Carolyn Clifton at cclifton@fayettevillefirst.com.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran to offer FPU

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer Financial Peace University on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the church, beginning Feb. 24. The class materials cost $99, but financial aid will enable some families to participate.

Rick Wampler (rrwampler@gmail.com) and Harold Denton will lead the course at COS. Both are FPU “alumni.”

More than 1.5 million families and individuals have completed FPU, which makes use of print and video materials by Dave Ramsey. Read More»

Dawkins-Blackmon engagement

Margaret Virginia Dawkins engaged to Timothy Heath Blackmon

Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Dawkins III of Peachtree City, Ga. are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Virginia Dawkins to Timothy Heath Blackmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Gene Blackmon of Hayden, Ala.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of McIntosh High School and a 2011 graduate of The University of West Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. She teaches in Jefferson County Schools in Birmingham, Ala. Read More»

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