Religion Briefs 01/28/15

COS will host Hope service Monday
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a Hope Service on Monday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. Karl Dietmeyer will offer his insights into Christian Love, working around the theme “Uncomfortable Comfortableness.” He will also conduct the Christ Our Shepherd Flute Choir and Joyful Noise Ringers as they provide special music. Holy Communion and prayers for healing anchor this service.

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'WWII Heritage Days' set for April 18, 19

'Big Band' era hangar dance is Saturday

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated in April at the 12th annual “WWII Heritage Days” in Peachtree City.

The history festival is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing and is held at the group’s Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The festival is set for April 18 and 19 and will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Read More»

Spivey Hall presents flute concert for youth

Performance part of youth concert series

As part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts series, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 11:15 a.m.

Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble is a volunteer community flute choir comprised of 15 members under the direction of fellow member Kathy Farmer.
With more than ten C flutes, as well as dedicated alto flutes, bass flutes, and piccolo players, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble can perform a variety of contemporary flute choir arrangements as well as classics by Beethoven and Mozart. Read More»

James Erman Jones, 87, of Brooks

James Erman ("J.E.") Jones, 87, of Brooks passed away January 21, 2015.

He retired from Merita Bakery Company.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen Jones; his daughters, Sherry Graham and Lisa Eason; his son, Glenn Jones; his grandchildren, Brandy Graham, Kathleen Kendrick, Monica Lewis, Erica Bush, Keath Eason, Braek Jones, Robert Jones; his great-grandchildren, Trae Davis, Gayla Graham, Kamryn Kendrick, Natilee Bush, Tristen Kendrick, Phillip Wright, Noah Bush, Emma Eason, Madalynn Wright; and his sister, Frances Alverson. Read More»

Jack M. Wilson, Jr., age 63

Mr. Jack M. Wilson, Jr. was born on September 14, 1951 to Jack Sr. and Lillian Wilson in Atlanta, Ga.

He passed away on January 23, 2015 and is survived by his sons, Christopher Wilson and his wife Victoria of Newnan; Zachary Wilson of Statesboro and aunt Sandra Milford Sadler of Atlanta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800 –

Still confused over golf cart decals? Read the primer

Some will need two decals

Confused about golf cart decals and what is now required? Peachtree City has decals, Tyrone has decals, and Fayette County has decals for the first time this year. But some of the governments have reciprocal agreements and some don’t.

Hoping to clear up some of the confusion, Peachtree City officials recently released a golf cart primer to help cart owners figure out which decals they need.

Some golf cart owners will need to buy two decals. Read More»

Area students named to college honor rolls

Area students continue to collect honors after leaving home as shown by their listing on college honor rolls for the Fall 2014 session at their colleges.

Three Fayetteville natives were recently named to the Dean’s List at Reinhardt University. They are Tanner Baker, Brittany Gaddy and Lindsay New.
Reinhardt University is a private comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/21/15

Stringham to be honored Sunday
Members of Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a farewell fellowship in honor of Pastor Glenn Stringham and his family this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. The Stringhams’ community of friends is invited. Stringham recently announced his intention to retire from his position as pastor to senior adults effective Jan. 31.  He has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years.

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Christian City celebrates 50 years of service

Original sign for Christian City

'Golden Anniversary' celebration is gala event

Christian City is hosting a special celebration to honor its 50th anniversary of service to society's most vulnerable groups -- children and seniors.

“This is going to be a major event in the life of Christian City,” said Bob Crutchfield, president and CEO. “We’ll reflect on our past and look towards our future, as we celebrate 50 years of service to children and seniors.”

The golden anniversary celebration is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delta Flight Museum at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read More»

Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»