Holy Trinity will offer GriefShare

GriefShare at Holy Trinity Church at 101 Walt Banks Road in Peachtree City will begin on Wednesday, May 7.

GriefShare is a Christian grief recovery program for those grieving the death of a loved one.

The 13 week video/discussion group will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in room #103 of the Faith Formation Building. Each session is self-contained, so one is welcome to begin attending at any session.

To learn more about GriefShare or to pre-register, contact Gayle Reddy at 770-631-8251 or at

Fayette Presbyterian’s Spring Fling set for May 10

Fayette Presbyterian Church will host its 8th Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free community event. It will be held across from the historic Fayette County Courthouse at the Gazebo and Fountain in Fayetteville.

The event will feature live bands, carnival games, inflatables, rides, and a Mother’s Day Bake Sale. A variety of foods, drinks, snow cones and more will be available from participating local restaurants.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Fayette Samaritan’s Food Pantry will be accepted.

Radar scans for unmarked graves at Hopeful Church

Jeff DeHart, regional manager, of Ground Penetrating Radar System (GPRS), operates the high tech ground radar equipment to locate unmarked graves in the historic Hopeful Church Cemetery. Several unmarked graves were located during the procedure. Photo/Special. Inset: A close-up of the radar screen on the GPRS  shows the location of unmarked graves.

Penetrating Radar Systems, Inc. (GPRS) a nation wide leader in ground radar from Toledo, Ohio, recently provided its services to Fayette’s historic Hopeful community in a search for unmarked graves.

Hopeful community, in the northwest corner of Fayette County on Ga. Highway 92 and New Hope Road, was established in 1825, the same year Fayette’s old courthouse was started. It includes a cemetery which is the final resting place of Fayette pioneers and veterans. Read More»

Gospel Community Church restores F’ville playground

Community Group Leader David Patton and Matthew Zietsma go over renovation plans for the Weatherly Walk playground. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville’s Gospel Community Church Community Group raised over $500 towards restoring the playground at Weatherly Walk in Fayetteville. Group members also provided the labor to clean the playground, install new swings and slide, mulch, basketball backboard, rim and net. Village Paint of Fayetteville supplied paint and supplies to paint the backstop and play set.

The families and members of the local community were invited to join the celebration, games and food that were provided on April 26 when the Grand Opening was held.

PTC Presbyterian members donate over 10,000 meals

Young volunteer James Spears from First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City works on the mission project to Stop Hunger Now. Photo/Special.

Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City worked with Stop Hunger Now, an organization committed to end hunger across the globe.

Members of First Presbyterian of PTC were challenged by the Rev. Morgan Hay to donate $40 during the 40 days of lent, with a goal of $3,600.

That goal was exceeded and over 10,000 meals designed to provide the greatest nutritional value in the most efficient packaging were made. Read More»

Mr. Bloomberg: ‘Not by works, lest any man should boast’

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Last week, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that he was certain his outstanding accomplishments have gotten him a ticket into heaven. In a New York Times interview, he was quoted as saying, “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Unfortunately, if he made this statement, his feelings are similar to many people who also are either misguided or unaware of the Bible’s clarity on how to get to heaven. Read More»

‘The Resurrection on Trial’ set for Sunday, April 27, at FFBC

On Sunday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m., the Fayetteville First Baptist Church will present an Easter play, “The Resurrection on Trial.” at 6 p.m.

The play is described as a “ ... well researched and beautifully written drama of a court case in which most of those on the scene at the resurrection are called on to prove or disprove the validity of the resurrection.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-461-8378 or visit

Fayetteville First Baptist is at 205 E. Stonewall ave (Ga. Hwy. 54 East), in downtown Fayetteville.

B’Nai Israel, COS join hands for Holocaust Remembrance event

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and Congregation B’Nai Israel continue an 11-year tradition on April 27 when they sponsor a Holocaust Remembrance Service, Yom Ha’Shoah. The service is at 4 p.m., and this year takes place at Christ Our Shepherd in Peachtree City.

During the service 11 candles will be lighted after 11 brief readings to commemorate the 11 million innocent people who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime, six million Jews and five million others. Read More»

In your Easter bonnet ...

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Members of the Serendipity Sunday School class at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone paid homage to their mothers and grandmothers this Easter by wearing hats. It harkened back to a time when this season meant new clothes, shoes, hats, and gloves to emphasize a newness of spirit and a recommitment of life.

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran members complete mission trip to Honduras

Shown are Honduras Mission Trip volunteers from Word of God Lutheran Church, Peachtree City: Front row, Lars Kuhr, Jim Guthrie, Pastor John Fraser, Bert Laaker; middle row: Ralph Quamme, Christine Bell, Margie Bell; back row: Karen Quamme, Pete Anderson, Nancy Ruck, Tim Ruck, Danny Bell, Hal Prather. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church sponsored a mission trip to the Hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras from March 28 to April 8. Twelve participants traveled to the Colon region of Honduras, eight of whom were returning participants from a mission trip to the same location last year. Christine Bell, a member of Word of God, is a long term missionary at the hospital. Read More»

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