Connection Church plans ‘Weird Animals’ VBS next week

A summer kids’ event called Weird Animals VBS will be hosted at The Connection Church, 398 Corinth Rd., Jonesboro, from June 9 - 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind” is for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade (last grade completed). Kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Read More»

School of prophets attendee

Front row (L-R), Canon Paul and Dr. Judy Massey, Dr. Cindy Epps, Sharpsburg; Janece Risty, Newnan; and Angie Northrup, Senoia. Middle row (L-R), Bonnie Bar, Carrollton; Marian Wilton, Palmetto; and Donna Shelton, Newnan. Back row (L-R), Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan; and Bishop David Epps, Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

A number of people from the South Metro Atlanta area attended the three-day School of the Prophets in Selma, Ala. Canon Paul and Dr. Judy Massey, front row (L-R), attended from Church of the Holy Cross in Fayetteville. And, attending from he Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg were, front row (continuing L-R), Dr. Cindy Epps, Sharpsburg; Janece Risty, Newnan; and Angie Northrup, Senoia.Middle row (L-R), Bonnie Bar, Carrollton; Marian Wilton, Palmetto; and Donna Shelton, Newnan. Back row (L-R), Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan; and Bishop David Epps, Sharpsburg. Read More»

Hopewell UMC’s Chick-N-Que a huge success, organizers say

Hopewell UMC member Tracy Morrison took a break from volunteering to enjoy one of the delicious barbecued chicken meals prepared by the Methodist Men. The Tyrone church sold nearly 850 meals at its annual Chick-N-Que held May 17th. Photo/Special.

The Methodist Men of Hopewell United Methodist Church held their annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 17, and sold nearly all of their 850 barbecued chicken halves.

The first cooking shift, from midnight to 6 a.m, was manned by the Methodist Men and male members of the youth group led by Hopewell’s youth director, Stephen Simon. David Hoyt, president of Hopewell Methodist Men, stated that the youth performed well and he was surprised how mature and responsible they were. Read More»

Heritage Baptist schedules VBS

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible school June 16-20 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the church, 150 Lester Rd. next to Cleveland Elementary. Children who have completed kindergarten through those in fifth grade are eligible to attend.

The theme is “Faith Expedition — God’s Treasure Revealed.” Students will travel across time through the lives of Moses, David, Daniel, Matthew, Paul and Silas in a program that incorporates skits, music, hands-on activities, rewards and much more.

Register at For more information, contact Becky Rast, 770-719-0662.

Hopewell UMC will host ‘Living Inside Out’ VBS

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a “Living Inside Out” Vacation Bible School, June 16-19, from 9 a.m. until noon.

“Living Inside Out” takes a look at the parables Jesus told and teaches how to take the principles from those stories and put them into practice in everyday life.

All attendees and their families are invited to participate in Family Night, June 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, music and snacks will be provided each day. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to volunteer to help with the program. Read More»

CDM to offer seminar June 17

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) is calling all disciples of Christ to attend a free one-day seminar on evangelism and discipleship Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The speaker will be prophet and pastor Timothy Frazier.

For directions, call the CDM office at 770-969-8370. No nursery or childcare will be provided.

Another ‘biggie’

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Christmas and Easter. The “biggies,” right?

Well, what about the event we will “celebrate”tomorrow, which happens to be the 40th day after Easter?

Yes, it was 40 days after Christ’s resurrection that He ascended back into heaven, the event we call “The Ascension.”

News flash: it’s a “biggie,” too.

Bishop John Bradosky of our North American Lutheran Church shared an intriguing reflection on Christ’s ascension and its meaning for us today, the bulk of which I will pass on to you here with his blessing. I have had to edit and omit some portions to fit this column. Read More»

Fellowship of Love Church celebrates six years

B.A. Jackson, left, pastor of Fellowship of Love Church in Fayetteville, hands an empowerment package to Fayette Samaritans representatives (L-R)  Linda Ladd, Lena Slaughter and Pat Patrick. The package included a check for $1,000, a $500 gift card from Staples, and certificates for cleaning supplies and new chairs for the reception room. Photo/Special.

It was just six years ago, In February of 2008, that Minister BaSean A. Jackson met with three other people, Wendell Phillips, Janace Coleman, and John Clemons, at Smokey Bones Restaurant in Peachtree City. The topic of discussion was about whether they could change people’s minds, including their own, about church.

For Jackson, this meant creating a church that would be “... focused more on the people rather than the pastor, love rather than laws, relationships rather than religion, and giving rather than receiving.” Read More»

LDS church will offer family history class next week

The Fayetteville Family History Lab will hold its monthly family history class on Wednesday, June 4, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 2021 Redwine Rd., in rooms 108-109. The event is hosted by the Fayetteville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).

The class will be “Exploring the Vastness of,” the official and free website of the LDS Church’s vast Family History Library based in Salt lake City, Utah. The library contains billions of family history records. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/28/14

Summer Wednesdays starts tonight
Woolsey Baptist Church will kick-off its Summer Wednesdays program on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in for free pizza and music, Student Redneck Olympics and children’s water fun (wear clothes that can get wet). There is something for everyone:  Preschool, children, students, ladies Bible study, and for adults, Crazy Busy Group, choir and prayer group. Woolsey Baptist Church is  at 115 Hampton Rd. in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office, 770- 461-9618 or visit
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