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

FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace is this Saturday

Carol Key displays some of the jewelry she will offer for sale at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s Christmas Marketplace scheduled for  this Saturday at the church. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and supports 12 local charities and missions. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will host the 22nd annual Christmas Market Place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will feature more than 70 unique craft vendors along with gently used treasures at the bric-a-brac sale.

Donations may be dropped off at the church until the sale.

Shoppers can scour the marketplace for jewelry, carpentry, stained glass, monogramming, decorative art, smocked dresses, Christmas wreaths and other great treasures. Read More»

Gospel of John study starts at Christ the King in Sharpsburg

Father James Taylor

A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

New Hope’s run/walk is this weekend

Heart Cry Ministry at New Hope Baptist Church will sponsor its 11th Annual 5K Run/ Walk, Kid’s Fun Run, “Footsteps for the Orphan,” including a pasta dinner, and silent auction Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5.

The run/walk will be Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 a.m., 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. Pre-Registration is $20 if received by Oct. 28 ($15 for Kid’s Fun Run). Registration after the 28th is $25 ($20 for Kids Fun Run). All proceeds will benefit Heart Cry’s Orphan Ministry. Read More»

NHBC, FBCJ to take Operation Christmas Child donations

While many Fayetteville families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas. Fayetteville families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. Read More»

FUMC offers its first ‘Fitness Open House’ November 7-10

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) is offering several different fitness classes and is hosting a Fitness Open House Nov. 7 - 10.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the classes at no charge for an introduction to each format.

“Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up in your house on the couch,” said Kristin Heiden, minister of Christian formation. “These classes offer a fun, low-cost opportunity for fitness and fellowship. Come find a class that’s right for you.”

The following classes are available: Read More»

Rainbow groups forming at Holy Trinity

Rainbows is a program that fosters emotional healing for children and teens who are grieving a loss due to a death, divorce, deployment, or other emotional trauma.

Rainbow Groups are now forming and sessions will begin in January, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. For more information, contact Rebecca Capezzuto, 678-478-1737 or 770-487-7672.

Avrit speaks to Coweta group on Pregnancy Resource Center

Phyllis Avrit, of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Fayetteville.

Phyllis Avrit, of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Fayetteville, recently spoke to the Women of Christ the King at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg. Avrit gave a detailed introduction and report of the work and ministry of the center.

The Center is a private Christian organization, which receives no state or federal funds. It operates totally on donations from churches, individuals, and businesses. Read More»

Blessing of the Bikes at CTK

The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle.

The “Blessing of the Bikes” occurred recently at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle. Afterwards, ten people left the church for a ride. Hale also serves as priest-in-residence at Christ the King, is canon liturgist for the Diocese of the Mid-South, and serves as a member of the Bishop’s Council. He resides in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 11/02/11

Nativity offers special services this week
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark two special observances this week. At 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 2) the church will hold a service of remembrance and healing in giving thanks for family members and friends who have died. At the regular 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 6, the parish will celebrate “Newcomer Sunday,” with a special liturgy honoring new members of the congregation. All are welcome at both services. The church is on Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highway 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»