Religion Briefs 04/25/12

Summit to host Jazz Festival
The Summit Church at 1373 Ga. Hwy. 92 S. will have a Jazz Festival on April 28  from 1-4 p.m. The music and the food will be free.  The participating groups will be  The UpSetters , The SoundSketch, and Capo3.  The leaders of these respective groups are: Brad Bradshaw, Mike Wheeler and Butch Watson.  Everyone is welcome.

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations.  Here are a few that I have received in my ministry over the years and via email for this column.

 Dear father Paul:  One of my professors claims that Jesus went to India as a young man and there learned most of his teachings from Hindu gurus.  Did he?  — M.W.

 Dear M.W.  Your professor is seriously mistaken.
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David Rathbun accepts call as associate pastor, youth minister

The Rathbun family: David and Carra with children Kendall (far left), Micah (middle) and Addison. Photo/special.

Lisbon Baptist Church has announced the calling of David Rathbun as their associate pastor/minister to youth and children, effective April 1, 2012.

Rathbun comes to Lisbon after serving five years as associate pastor at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville. He and his wife, Carra, have two daughters and one son, Addison, Kendall, and Micah. Rathbun is a graduate of The University of Georgia and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Rathbun’s ministry at Lisbon will be focused on youth and children (ages birth through 12th grade). Read More»

Holocaust remembrance service planned this weekend

Yom Ha’Shoah, a service remembering the Holocaust, is an event shared by Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and Congregation B’Nai Israel of Fayetteville. This year’s ninth annual service will be at Christ Our Shepherd on April 22 at 4 p.m. Music will be provided by a combined choir of both congregations and COS’ Flute Choir.

Writings of 11 authors will be read and 11 candles lit, one for each million persons who died (six million Jews and five million others). Children will read poems by children who survived or witnessed the Holocaust. Read More»

Covenant will offer literature, reformed theology courses

Covenant Presbyterian Church will host “A Mini-Course on Literature” by Dr. Sharon M. Sellers during Wednesday Night Ministry. Sellers earned her master’s and Ph.D. in American studies from Emory University and has taught college-level literature for over 30 years.

Covered literature will include classic American short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Willa Cather, and Flannery O’Connor. All materials will be provided. The course will run for four consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 18 at 6:30 pm. Read More»

Help pack ‘Stop Hunger Now’ packets at Hopewell Saturday

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is inviting men, women and children of all ages to participate in its upcoming “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m.

Members of the church and others will package 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.

The last time members of Hopewell participated in one of these events they packaged 10,000 meals in less than an hour. Read More»

FFUMC will host ‘Un-Belize-able Variety Show and Dinner’ May 12

Enjoy dinner, a show and support a mission on Saturday, May 12, at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s UnBelizeable Variety Show and Dinner. Show times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will benefit FFUMC’s 2012 Belize Mission Trip. Read More»

McDonough Rd. Baptist’s Women’s Ministry hosts Trudy Cathy White

The McDonough Road Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a luncheon featuring Trudy Cathy White on Saturday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the church.

The theme of the luncheon will be “Daughters of the King.”

The daughter of Chick-fil-a founder Truett Cathy, White and her husband John are former missionaries to Brazil. After 20 years of international service, they founded the Lifeshape Foundation, which oversees several ministries to young people. She also serves as girls’ director at Winshape Camps located in Mt. Berry and Young Harris, Ga. She is author of Along the Way. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate pastoral care courses

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate level pastoral care training known as clinical pastoral education (CPE) for community members and clergy interested in learning more about spiritual care.

As part of the program, students of all faiths minister to people in intimate and sometimes critical situations while being supervised. Over the course of five months, the CPE students will engage with patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and hospice facilities. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/18/12

Jewish feasts to be discussed at Crosspoint
What do the Jewish Fall Feasts have to do with the New Testament?  Murray Tillis of Light of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta will answer that question as he presents “The Gospel in the Jewish Fall Feasts” at Crosspoint Community Church, 300 Tivoli Garden, Peachtree City, on Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. At 6:30 p.m., Tillis will present  “Jesus in the Passover,” showing  how Jewish people celebrate Passover today. Call for more information, 770-631-0996 or visit
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