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4 local women plan to climb Africa’s Kilimanjaro ‘for freedom’

These Fayette County women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds and bring awareness to the reality of the countless women and children living as slaves around the world. Participating in the climb are (clockwise from left) Sue McCabe of Tyrone, Nancy Byrne of Fayetteville, Susan Woods of Peachtree City and Sarah Bradfield of Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There are an infinite number of ways to take action against injustice. But for four Fayette County women that action means participating in the Freedom Climb where dozens of women from the U.S. and beyond will climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds and awareness about the reality of slavery in the 21st century.

Participating in the Freedom Climb are Fayetteville resident Nancy Byrne, Tyrone resident Sue McCabe and Peachtree City residents Susan Woods and Sarah Bradfield. Read More»

Helping hands

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community. The Real Life Center food pantry and thrift store, both located in Tyrone, are sponsored by several churches in the area. Shown (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students Caleb McCord and Zach Chreiteh. Photo/Special.

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What is your life known for?

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Former Florida Gator quarterback Tim Tebow is outspoken about his faith in Jesus Christ. Whether wearing scripture verses such as John 3:16 and Philippians 4:13 under his eyes or “taking a knee” for a moment of prayer in the middle of a touchdown celebration, the former Heisman Trophy winner is unashamed.

Tebow now plays for the Denver Broncos, and, suddenly his prayer moment has become the latest internet sensation.

It started just two weeks ago when Broncos fan Jared Kleinstein, a Denver native who now lives in New York, was watching the Denver game with friends at a bar. Read More»

Dr. Marcus Miller to speak at COS Saturday, Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller

The Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Miller will preach at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City this weekend. His theme will be “Going with Jesus to Deeper Waters.”

Services are on Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30, 10:50, and 11 a.m.

Miller became president of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., in 2006. For 11 years before that he was bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod, ELCA. Read More»

New men’s ministry starting up in Fayette

A new men’s ministry initiative for Atlanta’s southern crescent is underway, currently being led by the Rev. Tom Rowe (ret.)

There has been one planning meeting so far. The next planning meeting is this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. at The Center, 640 Ebenezer Church Rd., Fayetteville. Pastors, men’s ministry leaders, and other interested men are strongly encouraged to become part of shaping and carrying forth this effort.

For more information, contact Rowe at tomrowe120@gmail.com.

Gospel of John study starts tonight

A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

Fayetteville First Baptist will host special holiday GriefShare session

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a free seminar,”Surviving The Holidays,” from GriefShare on Nov. 15. The session lasts about two hours and is for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

“The holidays can be an especially difficult time after the death of a loved one,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar will help you with the emotions and with people during the holiday season. Everyone who attends will receive a free book with 30 days of devotions to help you cope with the holiday season.” Read More»

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is Nov. 16 at Nativity Episcopal

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in Fayette County will participate Wednesday, Nov. 16, in an interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by Fayette Interfaith Network.

The service will begin at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 130 Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highwaye 92 south of downtown Fayetteville.

A special focus of the service will be the honoring of the late Susan Levine, who died Aug. 10. Levine, for many years, was cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel and was an active member of Fayette Interfaith Network. Read More»

Providence UMC hosts Clower book signing, January classes

Ron Clower, author of “Jesus Christ: Centerpiece of God’s Universe” will sign copies of his book on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the café at Providence United Methodist Church.

Providence invites the community to the book signing followed by Wednesday Night Supper. Dinner is free for first time visitors but seats are limited. Guests must sign up ahead of time by emailing Rhonda at Rcrowther@provumc.com.

The menu is turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable, salad, drink and dessert. Read More»

New Hope, Jonesboro FBC will take Operation Christmas Child donations

While many Fayetteville families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

Fayetteville families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. Read More»

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