Church

FUMC offers its first ‘Fitness Open House’ November 7-10

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) is offering several different fitness classes and is hosting a Fitness Open House Nov. 7 - 10.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the classes at no charge for an introduction to each format.

“Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up in your house on the couch,” said Kristin Heiden, minister of Christian formation. “These classes offer a fun, low-cost opportunity for fitness and fellowship. Come find a class that’s right for you.”

The following classes are available: Read More»

Rainbow groups forming at Holy Trinity

Rainbows is a program that fosters emotional healing for children and teens who are grieving a loss due to a death, divorce, deployment, or other emotional trauma.

Rainbow Groups are now forming and sessions will begin in January, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. For more information, contact Rebecca Capezzuto, 678-478-1737 or 770-487-7672.

Avrit speaks to Coweta group on Pregnancy Resource Center

Phyllis Avrit, of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Fayetteville.

Phyllis Avrit, of the Pregnancy Resource Center in Fayetteville, recently spoke to the Women of Christ the King at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg. Avrit gave a detailed introduction and report of the work and ministry of the center.

The Center is a private Christian organization, which receives no state or federal funds. It operates totally on donations from churches, individuals, and businesses. Read More»

Blessing of the Bikes at CTK

The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle.

The “Blessing of the Bikes” occurred recently at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The Rev. Canon Dan Hale, interim vicar at Hogansville’s St. Matthew CEC, prayed over and administered holy water to each motorcycle. Afterwards, ten people left the church for a ride. Hale also serves as priest-in-residence at Christ the King, is canon liturgist for the Diocese of the Mid-South, and serves as a member of the Bishop’s Council. He resides in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 11/02/11

Nativity offers special services this week
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark two special observances this week. At 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 2) the church will hold a service of remembrance and healing in giving thanks for family members and friends who have died. At the regular 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 6, the parish will celebrate “Newcomer Sunday,” with a special liturgy honoring new members of the congregation. All are welcome at both services. The church is on Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highway 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Choosing to live life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A minister was asked to do the funeral for a real rascal. A man approached him and said, “I know my brother was a lying, drunken cheat who ran around on his wife and never amounted to anything. But you will refer to him as a saint.” That was a tough assignment! The pastor knew both men were lying, drunken cheats. In fact, younger brother had a worse reputation than older brother.

Funeral time came, and the pastor decided to shoot straight. He said, “We all know this man was a horrible, no good, miserable low-life, but compared to his brother sitting over there, he was a saint!” Read More»

Get your famous ‘Perlieu Stew” at Bethany UMC this Saturday

Bethany United Methodist Church will offer its famous Perlieu Stew Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. or until the stew is sold out. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pints of stew are $6 and quarts are $10. Read More»

Bible Express cover girl

Brianna Burton (far right)

Fayetteville resident Brianna Burton (far right) made the cover of the November issue of Bible Express magazine. Brianna is 11 years old and attends Fayette Middle School. This is her first cover. She will also appear in the January 2012 issue. Bible Express is a magazine focused on preteens and is a product of LifeWay Christian Resources (www.lifeway.com). Photo/Special.

COS announces events for Reformation Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate its Lutheran heritage with Reformation Sunday events Oct. 30.

During GraceFlock worship at 10:50 a.m. two songs by composer/vocalist/guitarist Lans Rothfusz, “Here I Stand” and “Soli Deo Gloria,” will be sung with excitement.

At 8:30 and 11 a.m. The COS Brass and Joyful Noise Ringers will join Sanctuary Choir and the congregation for festival music.

The color red, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, will be everywhere: worshipers are even encouraged to wear red clothing. Read More»

Inman UMC will offer ‘allergy friendly’ Trunk or Treat for kids

Inman United Methodist Church, 151 Hills Bridge Road, Fayetteville, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat – “Light the Night for Jesus” - event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everything is free and open to the community.

The event will feature games, hay rides, pony rides, and inflatables beginning at 5:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat will begin promptly at 8 pm. Read More»