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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»

FFUMC now registering for fall preschool and MMO programs

Fayetteville First UMC (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) invites families to register children for the 2011 – 2012 school year. FFUMC’s Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) provides a Christian environment of learning for children ages one through four years old.

Classes meet two, three or four days Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 to $175 per month. Read More»

FUMC’s S.A.G.E. heads for St. Simons Island in September

The S.A.G.E. group (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is planning a trip to St. Simons Island Sept. 26 through 29 for an “Autumn Adventure: Tracing footsteps From the Past.” The group will stay at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island.

The cost is $349.40 per person and includes lodging, eight meals, entrance fees plus $50 bus fee. The deadline to register is Aug. 26 and the trip is contingent on a 15 person minimum. Read More»

New Hope, Dogwood Baptist WinShape C3 starts Monday

Registration is still open for Winshape Camps C3, which will be hosted by New Hope Baptist and Dogwood Church, July 25-29. The day camp is open to all students who have completed first through sixth grade.

Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. at New Hope North Campus, 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville (770 461-4337). Cost is $179 for a full week of camp. A deposit of $50 is due upon registration.

C3 combines sports and recreation, arts, Bible study and worship.

To be considered for a full or partial scholarship, call Dogwood Church, 770-487-6691. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/20//11

Break Away Lunch planned for July 28 Read More»

Ask Father Paul 07/13/11

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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 over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

Grace Flock Band announces upcoming performances

GraceFlock Band’s travel group includes (L to R) seated, Kathy Rothfusz and Susan Summers; standing, Lans Rothfusz, Christine Pederson, Karl Dietmeyer, Brandon Rothfusz, Mark Summers, Frank Trembley, Penny Kahley, and Gary Pederson. Photo/Special.

GraceFlock Band from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will play a concert on July 17 at All Saints Lutheran Church in Lilburn. The band will also play on Aug. 6 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Alpharetta and on Aug. 12 at The Frederick W. Brown Amphitheater in Peachtree City. The band has produced three compact discs of all-original music, and they lead music every Sunday at a 10:50 a.m. worship service. Read More»

Flat Creek will host ‘Mighty Men of God’ conference August 5 & 6

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a “Mighty Men of God” conference Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6, for all men of the community age 12 and older. The conference will feature Dr. Paul David Freed, minister, author, publisher and TV personality, who will speak on manhood, fatherhood, sonship, leadership and friendship principles, and workplace issues.

On Friday, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the conference scheduled from 6:45 - 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8 a.m., with the conference scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Read More»