McDonough Rd. Baptist’s Women’s Ministry hosts Trudy Cathy White

The McDonough Road Baptist Church Women’s Ministry is hosting a luncheon featuring Trudy Cathy White on Saturday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the church.

The theme of the luncheon will be “Daughters of the King.”

The daughter of Chick-fil-a founder Truett Cathy, White and her husband John are former missionaries to Brazil. After 20 years of international service, they founded the Lifeshape Foundation, which oversees several ministries to young people. She also serves as girls’ director at Winshape Camps located in Mt. Berry and Young Harris, Ga. She is author of Along the Way. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate pastoral care courses

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate level pastoral care training known as clinical pastoral education (CPE) for community members and clergy interested in learning more about spiritual care.

As part of the program, students of all faiths minister to people in intimate and sometimes critical situations while being supervised. Over the course of five months, the CPE students will engage with patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and hospice facilities. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/18/12

Jewish feasts to be discussed at Crosspoint
What do the Jewish Fall Feasts have to do with the New Testament?  Murray Tillis of Light of Messiah Ministries in Atlanta will answer that question as he presents “The Gospel in the Jewish Fall Feasts” at Crosspoint Community Church, 300 Tivoli Garden, Peachtree City, on Sunday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. At 6:30 p.m., Tillis will present  “Jesus in the Passover,” showing  how Jewish people celebrate Passover today. Call for more information, 770-631-0996 or visit
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Hey, sports parents, let’s remember — it’s all about the kids

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An Easter egg hunt annually attended by hundreds of children in Colorado Springs, Colo., was cancelled this year because of misbehavior. Not by the kids, but by the over zealous parents.

Last year, too many parents anxious to help their children gather plastic eggs filled with candy and store coupons jumped the ropes marking the boundaries. What was designed as a fun activity for kids turned into a fiasco of adults acting badly. Read More»

Greek Orthodox churches will celebrate Easter on April 15

Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) on Sunday, April 15.

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church invites members of the community to attend services at 313 Dividend Dr., Peachtree City. See the Holy Week schedule online at, including the following:

• Saturday, April 14: Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil, 9 - 11:00 a.m.; The Canon of Crucifixion, 11 p.m. Read More»

Get set, ready, go!

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The mass of children waiting for the Tyrone Easter Egg Hunt held at Shamrock Park on April 7 could hardly wait for the go-ahead. And all bets were off once the word was given. Kids swarmed the park, making fast work of the more than 4,000 colored eggs supplied by Way of Life Community Church, sponsor of the event again this year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Parenting classes start at Brooks

Brooks UMC will host a weekly Parenting Teens seminar on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning April 11 and continuing through May 9.

The church has partnered with the psychotherapists of A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. to cover issues such as teen sexuality, peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse, social media addictions, and family dynamics.

Brooks UMC is at the corner of GA 85 Connector and Morgan Mill Road. Call the church, 770-719-7593 or go to the website: for more information.

Peachtree City UMC will hold garage sale this weekend

Members of the Peachtree City United Methodist Church will have a Mission Garage Sale this Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Donations will be accepted at the Robinson Road worship center this Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

No large exercise equipment or old computers will be accepted.

Only clothes for children and teens will be accepted. All proceeds go to International missions.

For questions concerning donations and pickup, contact Sandy Conard by phone or email, 770-487-8199 or Read More»

Youth music groups will lead service at Christ Our Shepherd

The high school worship band at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, “one50,” will lead the GraceFlock contemporary service at 10:50 a.m on April 15.

Led by Lans Rothfusz, the group has recently expanded: new singers have joined those playing guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums.

Shepherd’s Flock Singers will be the choir at the 8:30 a.m. service April 15; these singers are all in grades 1-5. Besides leading congregational participation, they will sing one song from the musical they are preparing, “The Lost Boy.” Read More»

Hopewell UMC invites community to ‘stop hunger’ packaging event

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is inviting men, women and children of all ages to participate in its upcoming “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event scheduled for Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. Members of the church and others will package 10,000 meals for the Stop Hunger Now organization, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The last time members of Hopewell participated in one of these events they packaged 10,000 meals in less than an hour. Read More»