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MLK and the Bible

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this next week, I want to share with you some thoughts about his vision and his direct connection to the scriptures of The Holy Bible. I happen to believe that we cannot begin to understand the strength and conviction of his leadership toward racial equality in our country unless we see the underlying power of God’s Word in his life and work. I also happen to believe that he was profoundly correct in his use and application of scripture to the issue that burned in his soul. Read More»

Flat Creek to host cancer seminar, ‘The Barnabas Project’

“It’s cancer.” Few words have as much potential to turn life upside down and change everything in an instant. But more than 1.5 million people will hear these words this year in the U.S. alone. That’s over 4,000 a day.

“The Barnabas Project,” presented by the American Association of Christian Counselors Series, is a three-session study to be held on Tuesday nights: Jan. 17, 24, and 31, at 6:30 p.m. each night in Room A-200 at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 161 Flat Creek Trail, Fayetteville. Attendees are asked to enter through the back of the campus, door marked “Welcome Center.” Read More»

All Saints Anglican members bring Good News Club to Braelinn Elem. students

Shown are members of All Saints Anglican Church who teach “The Good News” at Braelinn Elementary School each Monday after school. Front row, L-R,Madeline Fry, Ruth Gray, Becky West, and Judy Caudle. Back row, L-R, Karen Harris, Ellie Rover, R.C. Rover, Connie Berger, Quinn Berger, and Tom Caudle.  Not shown is Libby Deverill, also one of the teachers.  Photo/Special.

Several members of All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City are offering the “Good News Club,” an hour after school each Monday held under the auspices of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), an international organization that has been around since 1937.

CEF is nondenominational and its statement of faith is solid and Biblical. The organization’s goal is to place a Good News Club in every school in every county in the United States, so that “the Good News of Jesus can be proclaimed in the fertile soil of the public school.” Read More»

New Hope concert

New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present the Third annual Come Together Benefit Concert for Wellspring Living featuring a stellar list of renowned awarding winning gospel artists and the New Hope Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at New Hope. The cost is $20 per tocket, general admission.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Wellspring Living to raise awareness about the issue of human trafficking in Georgia. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/11/12

Divorce Care starts tonight at PTCUMC
DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It’s a place where they can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. The new session will begin on Jan. 11 and will meet from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. weekly on Wednesday evenings at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd.  Sessions will be held in Room 300. For information, contact Susan McCormick (404-405-5343) or Kevin McCormick (770-891-1177).
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What’s Perlieu Stew? Yuuummmm, good!

What’s Perlieu Stew? Yuuummmm, good!

Enjoying the annual Perlieu Stew at the Bethany United Methodist Church are church members from left: Britt McDade, Lucille McDade, Erin McDade, and Bill McDade. Over 100 people attended the event that began over 80 years ago, when the men in the area would bring home wild game from fall hunts. This year they also had a cookbook for sale with recipes from church members. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

‘Passed,’ present meet to observe 7 generations of Oakleys in Fayette

Gathering at the church are (L-R) Anne Drake, Arleen Palmer, Larry Ellis, Abner Oakley (holding Addie Grace McDade), Kevin Oakley, Bethany Wommack, Claudine Oakley, David Thompson (kneeling), Nathan McDade, Erin McDade, Elsa McDade, Debbie Buckner, Brit McDade, Jonathan Stover (kneeling), Audrey Warr, Becky Carlson, Chuck Wood, Anna Stover, Carolina Stover, Samuel Stover, Mary Oakley (holding Marianna Stover), Dot Cochran, Aurelia Wood, Billy Cochran and Mary-Grace Trogdon. Photo/Special.

On the sunny, brisk morning of Dec. 23, 2011, 29 descendants and extended family gathered at Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church to celebrate their heritage and honor John and Elizabeth Oakley.

John Oakley appears in the 1830 census, living in Fayette County. It is believed that he and Elizabeth came from South Carolina.

At that time, Fayette County was much larger than it is today and the area they settled is now that part of south Fulton that was once old Campbell County. The land stayed in the family for over 150 years. Read More»

New Year great time to setgoals for personal growth

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Someone said, “Age is a state of mind.” If age is a state of mind, then why does my back go out?

Someone else said, “You’re as young as you feel.” Some days all we feel are our aches and pains, but, hey, don’t dwell on it.

How old are you? Joel Smith suggests an “age barometer” that helps us tell how old we are by tabulating how many changes we’ve lived through. Give yourself one point for each item you remember:

• Blackjack chewing gum

• Wax, coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water

• Candy cigarettes

• Drink machines that dispensed from the top Read More»

Open house planned this Sunday for Dan Brigham

The Rev. Dan Brigham, previous rector of St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City for 23 years, will be relocating to the north country — Madison, Wisc. — to be closer to his daughter Sarah and sons, Peter and Philip.

An open house, hosted by members of All Saints Anglican Church, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Log Cabin off Loghouse Road. Current and former parishioners of All Saints and St. Andrews, as well as friends and family, are invited to this event.

For more information, call the church office, 770-486-5374.

New class officers

From left: Paul Wiley, president, Mary Ann Roberts, vice president, Virginia Pope, second vice president, the Rev. Bob Partridge, installing minister, June Bosworth, secretary, and Shirley Washburn, treasurer. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Officers for the coming year for the Fellowship-Discipleship Sunday School Class include from left: Paul Wiley, president, Mary Ann Roberts, vice president, Virginia Pope, second vice president, the Rev. Bob Partridge, installing minister, June Bosworth, secretary, and Shirley Washburn, treasurer. All are members of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary.