Religion Briefs 05/09/12

COS will bless newly purchased land
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will conduct a service of blessing on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. for 33 acres the church purchased on 411 Palmetto Rd. The land includes a lake and grassy areas which the church is making plans to put to use. After the blessing, participants will stay for clean-up projects at the site.

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Girl, 12, on a mission: Help Asia’s enslaved girls

Caroline Statzer shows some of her handmade personal items as part of her Little Princess Project. Much of the money from sales of the items goes to a charity that rescues Cambodian girls from the sex slave traffic in the Orient. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Twelve-year-old Caroline Statzer is clearly on a mission. It is one aimed at providing needed items for girls in Cambodia after they are rescued from that nation’s notorious sex trade.

Caroline’s Little Princess Project is making a personal difference in the lives of young girls who already have seen horrors that many of us could never imagine. Read More»

Vacation Bible School is right around the corner

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May’s approaching means the school year is almost over and churches across the county are preparing for Vacation Bible School. This concentrated time of Bible study, activity, music, crafts, recreation, refreshments and fun for children and students usually is held during a week of “summer vacation.” Times have changed and people take vacations throughout the year these days, so the emphasis should be called “Summer Bible School,” but Vacation Bible School, or VBS, is the traditional name. Read More»

Russian group to perform

Lyra, a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a concert at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on April 26 at 7 p.m. The five singers will perform Russian sacred music and folk songs. They will sing 30 concerts in seven states this spring. They also concertize throughout Western Europe and Scandinavia. There is no admission charge, but an offering will be collected to defray the group’s expenses.

National Heights Baptist will offer ‘Shred Day’ May 5

National Heights Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host a “Shred Day” Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church.

There will be no charge to the public for shredding but donations will be accepted.

The church has hired “Shred-It,” one of Georgia’s largest professional shredding companies to manage the shredding. Read More»

Brooks UMC will offer community fitness classes beginning May 1

Beginning on May 1, Brooks UMC will offer Fitness Classes to the community in the church gym.

R2F (Return 2 Fitness) is a class that is structured according to the fitness level of the participant and is a great class for beginners. R2F will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 – 9:45 a.m.

Zumba will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Zumba is a popular Latin inspired dance/fitness program that mixes dancing and aerobics with high energy Latin music. Read More»

COS will confirm 17 this Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate the confirmation of 17 eighth-graders on April 29 at the 11 a.m. service.

After three years of study, these young Christians will stand to publicly confess their faith in Jesus Christ.

They are: Allison Abraham, Jonathan Bruhn, Jack deFrances, Drew Dohany, Nathaniel Highfill, Olivia Hunt, Devin King, Reed Livingston, Abby Mortensen, Spencer Perez, Alex Ruck, Will Sanders, Jordan Scruggs, Aaron Brewer, Destinee Muller, Kyle Reamer and Daniel Shoaf.

A reception will follow the service.

Beautifying Tyrone

Some of the volunteers are shown from Left: Jimmy Miller, Chris Worley, Lori Barnes and Miles Barnes.

Eight “Road Warriors” of First Christian Church of Tyrone tackled the streets of Tyrone last Saturday in an effort to simply serve their home town. They cleaned up all sorts of things in the way of trash, debris, and cigarette butts, just trying to improve the looks of of their city. The clean-up is planned to be a periodic event. Some of the volunteers are shown from Left: Jimmy Miller, Chris Worley, Lori Barnes and Miles Barnes. Also helping were Marcus Garrett, Noah Garrett, Renee Garrett and Pastor Dan Roberts. First Christian is at 294 Jenkins Road. Read More»

Marketplace offered glimpse into the past

Starr’s Mill High School art teacher and  Providence UMC member Todd Little talks to Marketplace visitors about making pottery. Photo/Holly DeVane.

Many people from the community enjoyed the free Marketplace event at Providence UMC last month. Senior minister Warren Huddleston said the most popular additions this year were the Tikvah Airlines flight to the Marketplace and the Wailing Wall.

“Tikvah means ‘hope’ in Hebrew so people ‘flew’ back in time to find hope at the Marketplace,” he said. “Our Prayer Team spoke with visitors and explained how to write their prayers and put them in the slots in the Wailing Wall. At the end of the evening they prayed over all the prayer requests and burned them as an offering to God.” Read More»

PTCUMC to host ‘Going Beyond’ simulcast

Peachtree City United Methodist Church will host LifeWay Women’s “Going Beyond” Simulcast with Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer and worship leader Anthony Evans on Friday, May 4 from 7 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the church.

The cost is $20 with registration accepted online or at the church office.

Those that register online should mail checks payable to PTCUMC to Peachtree City UMC, 225 Robinson Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

The event is for women of every age, culture, and background. Read More»