Greek Orthodox churches will celebrate Easter on April 15

Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) on Sunday, April 15.

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church invites members of the community to attend services at 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. See the Holy Week schedule online at, including the following:

• Saturday, April 14: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, 9 - 11:00 a.m.; The Canon of Crucifixion, 11 p.m. Read More»

Get set, ready, go!

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park on April 7 could hardly wait for the go-ahead. And all bets were off once the word was given. Kids swarmed the park, making fast work of the more than 4,000 colored eggs supplied by Way of Life Community Church, sponsor of the event again this year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parenting classes start at Brooks

Brooks UMC will host a weekly Parenting Teens seminar on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 11 and continuing through May 9.

The church has partnered with the psychotherapists of A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. to cover issues such as teen sexuality, peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse, social media addictions, and family dynamics.

Brooks UMC is at the corner of GA 85 Connector and Morgan Mill Road. Call the church, 770-719-7593 or go to the website: for more information.

Peachtree City UMC will hold garage sale this weekend

Members of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church will have a Mission Garage Sale this Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Donations will be accepted at the Robinson Road worship center this Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

No large exercise equipment or old computers will be accepted.

Only clothes for children and teens will be accepted. All proceeds go to International missions.

For questions concerning donations and pickup, contact Sandy Conard by phone or email, 770-487-8199 or Read More»

Youth music groups will lead service at Christ Our Shepherd

The high school worship band at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, “one50,” will lead the GraceFlock contemporary service at 10:50 a.m on April 15.

Led by Lans Rothfusz, the group has recently expanded: new singers have joined those playing guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums.

Shepherd’s Flock Singers will be the choir at the 8:30 a.m. service April 15; these singers are all in grades 1-5. Besides leading congregational participation, they will sing one song from the musical they are preparing, “The Lost Boy.” Read More»

Hopewell UMC invites community to ‘stop hunger’ packaging event

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 preschool and MMO registration open to the public

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) are now taking registration for the 2012 – 2013 school year. The programs provide a Christian environment of learning for ages one through four years old. Classes meet two, three or four days, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 - $175 per month. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/11/12

Bethany UMC to hold yard sale
Bethany United Methodist church will hold a yard sale Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, children’s items and miscellaneous. The church is at 607 Rivers Rd. (intersection of Rivers-Milam roads and Lee’s Lake Road) in north Fayette County. For information, call the church, 770-964-6999.

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PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

PTC marks 31st annual Community Good Friday Service

Community prepares for Easter, Passover this week

The south side religious community —  both Christians and Jews —  are gearing up for a busy week since Holy Week and Easter as well as the beginning of the Jewish celebration of Passover occur in the same week. Christians’ Holy Week continues Wednesday through Sunday, culminating in Easter Sunday, April 8, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jewish Passover begins on Saturday, April 7, and continues through April 13.

Christian Holy Week ends the 40-day season of Lent which began on Ash Wednesday in February.
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Walt Disney and Easter

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Ed Young, Christian pastor, author, and speaker, writes in his book The Creative Leader:

“Following his stint in World War I, Walt Disney stepped into the American entertainment business with dreams of becoming a cartoonist and animator. Despite setback after setback, Disney persisted with his vision to produce groundbreaking entertainment through the creative medium of animation. Read More»

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