Fayette County

Pumpkins on sale at Hopewell

Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is selling pumpkins again this year. The Patch hours are Sunday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp, The church uses the proceeds from pumpkin sales to fund the missions and programs of the church. Hopewell members invite the community to stop by and buy pumpkins to decorate for the upcoming holidays. The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High School. Read More»

COS will take on projects this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will spend Oct. 22-24 tackling 19 projects during the second annual Servant Weekend. Projects range from golf cart path and roadway clean-up, to clearing two lots at Christian City, to painting fingernails and singing for residents at a local retirement facility.

The public is invited to participate in seven events at the church. One requires an appointment (call 770-487-8717): free glaucoma testing offered by “god’s eyes” and PTC Eye Clinic, Oct. 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Greek appetizers available

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) is offering its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen. Read More»

PTCUMC will offer ‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar Tuesday

Peachtree City United Methodist will sponsor a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for both those that have lost a loved one and those that have experienced a divorce. The two seminars will be separate but run at the same time.

“The holiday season is approaching and we are aware of how difficult this time of the year is for those experiencing losses,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar is designed to help those going through these difficult ‘firsts’ to make decisions ahead of time.” Read More»

Olivet will celebrate 19th anniversary October 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

Sunday, Oct. 24 will be Church Homecoming; and Sunday, Oct. 31 is the Church Anniversary. Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

“Our ministry leadership is working diligently to make our anniversary celebration second to none,” a spokesperson said. “Everyone, regardless of their religious background is welcome to attend services.” Read More»

Jones-Holt wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Holt

Caroline Jessie Jones and James Matthew Holt were married at First Baptist Church Opelika, Ala.on July 10, 2010. Pastor Cade Farris conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Jones of Fayetteville. She is the granddaughter of Jessie Marie Bishop and the late Max W. Bishop of Ailey, Ga., and the late Cecil and Alma Jones of Broadstairs, England. She is a 2006 graduate of Landmark Christian School and a 2010 graduate of Auburn University. Read More»

Stanley anniversary

Ray and Evelyn Stanley of Fayetteville

Ray and Evelyn Stanley of Fayetteville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2010.

After meeting on a blind date, they were married in Bay Minette, Ala in 1960. Their children, Renee and Stacey Bright (Jay, Parker, and Julianna) of Fayetteville, Gerri and Andy Davis (Stephanie and Alex) of McDonough, and Jeff Stanley and Bobby Delvaux of Atlanta, hosted a celebration weekend in Blue Ridge. Read More»

Fayette County NAACP to hold 13th annual banquet

The Freedom Fund Banquet Committee is planning its 13th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet scheduled for October 30 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Peachtree City. Read More»

Something in The Picnic Basket for everyone

A collection of just some of the baked goods offered every day at The Picnic Basket. Photo/Michael Boylan.

If you could have perfect weather and the promise of no pesky insects interfering, everyone loves a picnic. The Picnic Basket, located at 303 Kelly Dr. Suite 1 in Peachtree City, provides a warm and cozy park-like atmosphere that can be enjoyed year round, whether it’s a swelteringly hot summer day or a cold and rainy winter afternoon. Read More»