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Ask Father Paul - 02-22-12

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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 gotten in my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul:  What is Lent and Ash Wednesday all about?  My church does not participate in Lent. — Dennis
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President of Nat’l Reform Jewish group to speak at B’nai Israel

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, will speak at services beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville.

“We hope that many of our friends in the south metro Atlanta area will be able to join us for this event, and to hear this dynamic and visionary leader in American Judaism,” said Mike Edison, congregational president. “It is truly an honor to have him.” Read More»

Cobbert chosen as Redemption’s senior pastor

The elders, deacons and members of Redemption Fellowship have announced that the Rev. Stephan Cobbert has accepted the call to the position of senior pastor.

Cobbert comes to Redemption from Providence Church in Birmingham, Ala., where he served as senior pastor.

Prior to serving at Providence Church, Cobbert was instrumental in planting missions churches, both in Houston, Texas and Lithonia, Ga.

Cobbert received his masters of divinity and Th.M. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., in 1997.

He and his wife Monica now reside in Riverdale. Read More»

John Jacobs to present worship experience at FFC

John Jacobs and the Next Generation Power Force will present a worship experience at the Fayette Family Church, 1729 Ga. Hwy. 54 W, on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. services.

Jacobs is the founder of the Strength Evangelist Concept and Power Team now called the Next Generation Power Force. He has held more than 3,000 crusades in 40 countries and his team has held more than 30,000 Public School Assemblies in the U.S. Read More»

COS announces Ash Wednesday, Lenten events

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two Ash Wednesday communion services on Feb. 22, one at 12:15 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.

For five Wednesdays beginning Feb. 29, Christ Our Shepherd will stage a drama series, “The People vs. Judas Iscariot: The Punishment Phase.”

The dramas will be from 7-7:30 p.m. at the church. The audience will serve as the jury as prosecution and defense attorneys present evidence based on the Bible and tradition.

Various witnesses will be “subpoenaed” to testify, including Peter, John and Mary Magdalene. Read More»

Lenten mission starts at Holy Trinity March 7

Fr. Andy Meiners, addressing the English-speaking community and Fr. Mark Wise, addressing the Spanish-speaking community, will lead the Lenten mission at Holy trinity Catholic Church on March 4-7 at 7 p.m.

The priests will help individuals live a more fruitful Lent giving new insight of some symbols which help them walk their journey with Christ.

A reflection will be offered after the daily 9 a.m. Mass for the benefit of those who are unable to come in the evening.

For more information, call 770-487-7672.

Providence teens join world hunger cause

This Friday and Saturday, teens from Providence United Methodist Church will join the efforts of hundreds of thousands of young people all over the nation who will set aside the usual “stuff” that fills their daily lives. Instead, they will do World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine because they say they want to “Overcome Hunger with Love” – the theme for this year. By going without food, they get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day. Read More»

Pinestraw, fertilizer sale continues at PTCUMC

The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church are now taking orders for their 33rd Annual Fertilizer and Pine Straw Sale. Delivery will be Saturday, March 3 and Saturday, March 10.

Products are priced comparably to big box retailers in the area and the men deliver to local residents free of charge. Read More»

CDM to offer ‘Soul Healing’ study in March

Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn, will conduct a 13-week study entitled “Soul Healing” which will meet every Wednesday evening from 7 - 8:15 p.m. beginning March 7.

The teacher, Pastor Carolyn Driver says,”Soul Healing is working out your own salvation by dealing with the issues of the mind, emotions and will. If we want to fulfill the potential of our re-created spirit we must work with the mind, emotions and will in order for them to become congruent with the Spirit.” Read More»

S.A.G.E. Methodist group heads for Cartersville

The S.A.G.E. group (senior adults going everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church have scheduled a trip to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartertsville for their February outing. The trip is planned for Monday, Feb. 27, leaving the church at 9 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person and includes museum, planetarium show and transportation. Lunch will be on your own at the museum cafe. Read More»

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