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Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/03//11

Flat Rock AME will celebrate anniversary
Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold its 157th church anniversary with an afternoon service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Flat Rock is the oldest African American Church in Fayette County. The senior pastor at Flat Rock is the Rev. Ed Johnson. The special guest speaker is Bishop James L. Davis, bishop of the 9th Episcopal District of the AME Church in Alabama. Dinner will be served to all who come between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Flat Rock is at 148 Old Chapel Lane, Fayetteville. Read More»

Your pre-marriage counseling*

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

If you’ve read any of my articles here in the Citizen or if you know me and my ministry at all, you know that I strongly believe marriage is “God’s idea” and that His sole intention, specifically declared in Scripture, is for marriage to be the life-long union of one man and one woman. And I believe that marriage and family are still the backbone of our country and our society. I believe that we in the church need to help people in their marriage in the beginning and throughout the years. I believe that marriage is wonderful and exciting and fun. Read More»

Heritage, Providence will offer Divorce Care sessions

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

New GriefShare session starts Aug. 16 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, Aug. 16

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. Read More»

Churches, agencies, businesses join hands for free lunch program

This summer, 325 children from 119 families in the Fayette area were in need of a nutritious meal.

Thanks to the combined efforts of Fayette County Department of Family and Children’s service, area congregations, and the support of community partners, these children received a free lunch every weekday.

This year, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran, Peachtree City First Baptist Church, New Vision Church in Fayetteville, Peachtree City Presbyterian and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta and Islamic Speakers Bureau helped with the effort. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/27//11

CDM to host hip-hop revival
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn, will host a Hip-Hop Revival on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 6 p.m. Various groups will minister in rap form.The speaker will be Prophet Timothy Frazier. For directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370.

FCCF 5th Sunday meeting set for July 31 Read More»

Just be honest, OK? Just tell the truth

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

The other day, I was finishing a very pleasant visit with a couple who had worshipped with us the previous Sunday. They walked me out the door, pulled the door shut, and then realized the door was locked.

Yes, the door was locked and the folks did not have a key in their pocket nor hidden outside. So what to do? It was hot and humid and we were already starting to sweat.

I called the office and one of our ministry assistants picked up a phone book, looked in the yellow pages and gave me a number for a locksmith listing in Fayette County. Read More»

COS day camp starts Monday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer a day camp July 25 – 29 for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade. The hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon. The camp will be led by five staff members from Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries, Inc. (LLMI), which operates two retreat centers in North Carolina and one in Georgia. Two days will include trips off-site. A small number of openings still exist. For more information, contact Candace Robichaux, children@coslutheran.org.

Fayette family takes ‘forgiving forward’ to Jerusalem

The Hebel family:  (L-R) Andrew, Bruce, Toni, Amy, Aaron. Photo/Special.

“Go to Jerusalem.” That’s what Toni Hebel says she heard while having her quiet time with God just a month ago. She sensed that she and her entire family were supposed to go and take the message of forgiveness to the Jewish people in Israel.

For anyone else, that might be an overwhelming vision. But for the Hebel family, overwhelming visions are becoming common. Read More»

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