Olivet to host forum on youth and law enforcement

In response to nationwide incidents involving police and citizen Interactions, The Olivet Church is sponsoring a forum to educate youth on making proper choices when interacting with law enforcement officers.

The forum which will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. will highlight “Know Your Rights — Exercise Common Sense.”

The event will be held at the Olivet church campus, 877 Ga. Highway 314 North, Fayetteville.

Various law enforcement officers have been invited to participate as panelists to collaborate with youth about their roles in communities. Read More»

New interim staff at COS

Christine Plaza and Michael Boylan

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces the appointment of two part-time staff members. Christine Plaza is the interim director of children and family ministries. She has been an active volunteer in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and funeral ministries. Michael Boylan is the interim director of communication. Formerly a writer and editor for The Citizen, he is responsible for all electronic and print publications. Photos/Special.

Providence UMC, Heritage Christian to offer DivorceCare Jan. 26

For those going through separation or divorce, Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer DivorceCare twice each year.

Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when those involved feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help individuals face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Read More»

Holy Trinity will conduct poverty survival program

The poverty simulation program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC to host 2nd annual GIC

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC). Led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team, the extended weekend is planned for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Read More»

Weaver and Family Time will be featured at St. Paul’s Jan. 25

The founder and CEO of Family Time Training (, Kirk Weaver, will be the special guest at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City Jan. 25.

The Family Time ministry group offers innovative family devotion materials.

Weaver will offer training to lead family devotions in the home.

Weaver will lead the children’s sermon during worship. Then, during the Sunday School hour, he will give some special insight into Family Time Training.

The day wraps up with the highlight event — a one hour training and lunch starting at noon. Read More»

Karen Romano-Taylor to be commissioned as minister

Karen Romano-Taylor

Karen Romano-Taylor of Peachtree City will be installed as a commissioned minister of hospital ministry in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and will also receive the designation of licensed liturgical minister in services on Sunday, Jan. 25.

Her commissioning and licensure service will take place at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Ga. Highway 34, Sharpsburg. David Epps, bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South will officiate. Read More»

Warm clothing, blanket donations accepted here

Kwik Wash Coin Laundry of Fayetteville, and Church Of The Harvest International of Jonesboro, Have joined efforts to collect unneeded, gently used, outer wear and comforters.

COTHI Closet Ministry accepts donations at Kwik Wash Coin Laundry, located at 909 N. Glynn Street, Fayetteville. (Behind the new Family Dollar)

Throughout the year, COTHI Closet Ministry distributes thousands of clothing items to local and surrounding communities in need.

COTHI Closet, now a three year ministry, is dedicated to continuing servicing the community with donated items.

Pastor Stringham retiring

He served all over world and at home

Glenn Stringham is retiring from his longtime position as pastor to senior adults at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Stringham has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years and will retire on Jan. 31.

The Stringham family moved to Fayetteville from Hawaii where the pastor was stationed with the U.S. Army and served on staff at the First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor.

Stringham also served as pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Jonesboro for 10 years before joining the staff of Fayetteville First Baptist. Read More»

Why go to church?

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

I can think of no better way to start this New Year than to affirm our regular attendance in our houses of worship. I put first importance on our spiritual wellbeing, but did you know that scientific research has indicated many physical and emotional benefits as well?

An article on reported on 52 reasons to go to church, including full references to the scientific research. I’ll share just what we have room for here. Read More»

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