Today is Ash Wednesday

Yes, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Lent is the season in the Liturgical Church Calendar which precedes Easter. The name “Lent” comes from an Old English word “lencten,” which means spring, because the days “lengthen” with more sunlight and the growing season begins. The ancient church adopted 40 days for Lent because […]

Religion Briefs 030117

Jewish friendship group forming A new Jewish friendship group, Havurah Hachnasat Orchim, based on the philosophy of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, is now forming on the south side. Its vision is to create a community where ancient tradition is blended with innovation, where study and deeds of kindness are the cornerstones of a thriving and […]

FFUMC begins annual Lenten Lunches

The Lenten season will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with the first Lenten Lunch at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW), include a light meal ($3) followed by a devotional. This year’s study is based on Adam Hamilton’s book, “Creed.”  […]

Stations of the Cross services set at All Saints

All Saints Anglican Church will offer Wednesday night Stations of the Cross services beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, and continuing every Wednesday night through April 5. Services will be followed by a pot luck supper and Bible study. From very early times, pilgrims to Jerusalem have desired to walk along the same […]

Evergreen plans Lenten events

Evergreen Church invites the community to join in its Lenten activities. The Lenten season traditionally begins with Ash Wednesday. Evergreen Church will host an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, March 1 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. The church will continue to reflect throughout Lent as Evergreen’s associate pastor Tim Norton delivers a Lenten sermon each Sunday […]

FPC mission dinner features mystery play

FPC mission dinner features mystery play

Stars of the show (L-R) were John Dodds as Lead Investigator James “Two Gun” Hart, Jacob Winslett as Jake the Henchman, Ed McKeogh as Mayor William Dunhill, Rebecca McKeogh as Mamie the saloon owner, Jennifer Moses as Roxie, the PA to “The Boss,” Susan Holcombe as Lily Lu the Chinese Businesswoman, and Chris Gandy as […]

Olivet will celebrate Women’s Emphasis Month

Olivet will celebrate Women’s Emphasis Month

Above Rev. Dominique Robinson The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will begin Women’s Emphasis Month March 8. Evening worship services are planned for each Wednesday in March. A culminating Women’s Day celebration will be held on Sunday, March 26. This year’s theme is “Kingdom Builders for Christ,” Ephesians 2:20 (KJV). All Wednesday night services are at […]

WOG Lutheran plans Ash Wednesday, Lenten services

Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City has announced its schedule of services for the Lenten season.  The Ash Wednesday service on March 1 begins at 7 p.m. The service includes the imposition of ashes and liturgy and music from the Holden Evening Prayer service. Mid-week Lenten services are scheduled for Wednesdays March 8,15, […]

Couples celebrate joint 50th anniversaries

Couples celebrate joint 50th anniversaries

Frank and Martha Dansby of Fayetteville   Three couples — from Griffin, Williamson and Fayetteville — were honored with a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversaries after a recent worship service at St. John Lutheran Church in Griffin. The couples were all married within a 24-hour period in 1967, in three different states, and did […]

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