December’s Chair-ity Event will benefit children at Christian City

Chair-ity volunteer and artist Angela White poses with her hand-painted chair. Photo/Special.

Next month, community leaders and elected officials, including Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, will come together to host an elegant holiday affair with delicious food and Christmas cheer.

It’s the 5th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

The event will feature a silent auction of extraordinary chairs and other works of art donated by local artisans.

All proceeds will help the children who live at Christian City have a wonderful Christmas. Read More»

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran plans holiday meal Nov. 23

The annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili Supper at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will be Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

A variety of chilis will be offered, from mild to flaming, with vegetarian options and unusual ingredients to sample. Homemade desserts will complement the meal. There is no charge, and all are welcome.

Pastor Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese, will speak at the 7 p.m. worship service.

The Dietmeyer family will provide special music.

COS is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Flat Creek Baptist to host training event

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a Sunday School Training Event, “Light Unto My Path,” based on Psalms 119:105, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the church. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the training event from 7-10 p.m.

The cost is $5 each for Fairburn Association members and $15 each for non-Fairburn Association members.

There will be classes for leaders of all age groups (from preschool through adult) as well as pastors, Sunday School directors and more, led by acclaimed leaders from all over the state. Read More»

Holy Trinity will offer special Griefshare this month

“Surviving the Holidays” is a special GriefShare program to help those dealing with grief during the holidays.

A special holiday devotional will be provided.

Sessions will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room #205 of the Faith Formation Building at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Rd, Peachtree City.

To register and for more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770-631-8251

Providence UMC hosts book signing, Jan. classes

Ron Clower, author of “Jesus Christ: Centerpiece of God’s Universe” will sign copies of his book on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the café at Providence UMC.

Providence invites the community to the book signing followed by Wednesday Night Supper. Dinner is free for first time visitors but seats are limited. Guests must sign up ahead of time by emailing Rhonda at

The menu is turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable, salad, drink and dessert. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/16/11

Holiday GriefShare offered at COS
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Christ Our Shepherd will offer two workshops at 7 p.m.  “Grief Share Surviving the Holidays” helps people deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season. “Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays” helps people not only to survive but also to find strength, healing and tools to move forward. Childcare will be available. Call 770-487-8717 to make a reservation.

‘Kids on the Lane’ now registering Read More»

4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Helping hands

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community. The Real Life Center food pantry and thrift store, both located in Tyrone, are sponsored by several churches in the area. Shown (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students Caleb McCord and Zach Chreiteh. Photo/Special.

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What is your life known for?

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Former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow is outspoken about his faith in Jesus Christ. Whether wearing scripture verses such as John 3:16 and Philippians 4:13 under his eyes or “taking a knee” for a moment of prayer in the middle of a touchdown celebration, the former Heisman Trophy winner is unashamed.

Tebow now plays for the Denver Broncos, and, suddenly his prayer moment has become the latest internet sensation.

It started just two weeks ago when Broncos fan Jared Kleinstein, a Denver native who now lives in New York, was watching the Denver game with friends at a bar. Read More»

Dr. Marcus Miller to speak at COS Saturday, Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller will preach at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this weekend. His theme will be “Going with Jesus to Deeper Waters.”

Services are on Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m.

Miller became president of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., in 2006. For 11 years before that he was bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA. Read More»

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