Epps, Gardner graduate from St. Michael’s Seminary

Shown (L-R) Bishop David Epps, Father Jason Epps, Deacon James Gardner, Canon Robert Wills. Photo/Special.

Two men in the Diocese of the Mid-South of the Charismatic Episcopal Church recently graduated with a master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary.

Jason Douglas Epps,of Senoia, who had also received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgia State University, and James Franklin Gardner of Tyrone, who had also received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Polytechnic Institute, received their master of ministry degrees in a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg where both serve as clergy. Read More»

COS will host Lenten dramas

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.

Actors appearing in all five episodes are Dave Byers, Clint Barbour, JoAnne Pritchett and Tom Rehak. The public is invited and there is no charge. Read More»

Last chance to order pinestraw, fertilizer from UMM

Delivery starts this saturday, March 3, for The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s 33rd Annual Fertilizer and Pine Straw Sale. Delivery will also be 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»

Danny Wilson is new pastor at Lisbon Baptist in Fayetteville

Danny Wilson, of Newnan

Members of Lisbon Baptist Church announce that they have called a new pastor for the church. Danny Wilson, of Newnan accepted the position effective Feb. 19.

Wilson formerly served at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan.

He and his wife Lynn have two sons, Brian Wilson and his son Zach, a senior at Georgia Southern University, and Cliff Wilson, his wife Lauri and their children Max, and Amelia, all of Newnan. Read More»

CDM to offer ‘Soul Healing’ study March 7

Pastor Carolyn Driver

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.”

Those who desire to mature in their spiritual growth and development should attend.

For directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370, or visit the website,

Religion Briefs 02/29/12

St. Paul plans Lenten services
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will hold mid-week Lenten services on Wednesdays, Feb. 29, and March 7, 14, 21, and 28, also at 5 and 7 p.m. with dinner between services at 6 p.m. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy. off Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City.

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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»