Free weekly parenting classes begin at Brooks UMC April 11

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

The church has partnered with the experienced psychotherapists of A New Start Counseling Center, Inc. to cover issues that are relevant for families in the community. Covered topics include teen sexuality, peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse, social media addictions, and family dynamics. Read More»

Greek Orthodox Easter is 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»

Religion Briefs 03/28/12

Jews for Jesus program set for tonight
On Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m, Tyrone First Baptist Church will host Jews for Jesus’ presentation, “Christ in the Passover.” The student ministry and AWANA children will join the others in the sanctuary for a time of gathering to hear Scripture in a whole new light. Tyrone First Baptist is on Arrowwood Drive, adjacent to Sharon Memorial Gardens, in downtown Tyrone.

Inman UMC to hold Easter Egg Hunt Read More»

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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 received in my ministry over the years and via email for this column.

 Dear Father Paul:  If I sin after I become a Christian, do I lose my salvation? — J. K.
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Go back to biblical times at Providence’s Marketplace

Eden O’Neal and Sabrina Klinker ride one of the camels. Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church will host its annual Marketplace event, giving local residents a taste of life in biblical times, this Thursday, March 22 (6 - 9 p.m.), Friday, March 23 (6 - 10 p.m.) and Saturday, March 24 (4 -10 p.m.)  at the church on Bernhard Road.
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Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran presents weekly Lenten dramas

Each Wednesday through March 28, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will stage a drama series, “The People vs. Judas Iscariot: The Punishment Phase.”

The dramas will be presented from 7-7:30 p.m. at the church.

The audience will serve as the jury as prosecution and defense attorneys present evidence based on the Bible and tradition.

Various witnesses will be “subpoenaed” to testify, including Peter, John and Mary Magdalene.

Actors appearing in all five episodes are Dave Byers, Clint Barbour, JoAnne Pritchett and Tom Rehak. Read More»

Tyrone Christian breaks new ground with contemporary service

The First Christian Church of Tyrone recently broke new ground by adding a more contemporary style of worship to its Sunday morning traditional format.

Pastor Dan Roberts said, “While we will always have a traditional Sunday service, we decided to add a contemporary style because we know that it appeals to many younger families.”

Both services begin at 10:30 a.m. Read More»

Prince of Peace youth stage lockout this Saturday night

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church youth group in Fayetteville is working to raise awareness and doing projects to help needy and hungry people across the local community and around the world.

All youth 6th grade to 12th grade will participate in a lock-out, where each youth will prepare his/her own sleeping quarters (a cardboard box) and spend the night outside on Saturday, March 24.

The group will begin with a soup supper and activities before heading outdoors to snooze in their own cardboard homes. Read More»

Epps appointed to give pastoral oversight to military chaplains

Bishop David Epps of Sharpsburg

Bishop David Epps of Sharpsburg has been appointed by Archbishop Craig Bates of New York to provide Episcopal and pastoral oversight to the military chaplains of the United States Armed Forces.

Epps says he was led to a “personal awareness of my covenant relationship with God” by a United States Navy chaplain assigned to serve the Marines with whom Epps was serving.

“I seriously thought I was going to be a Navy chaplain when I finished my enlistment and entered college but, apparently, God had other plans.” Read More»

Tyrone First Christian will present ‘Jews for Jesus’ program April 4

The First Christian Church of Tyrone will feature a special free program by the international organization “Jews For Jesus” on April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mark Landrum, a Georgia native, who will lead a “Model Seder.” The ritual feast includes a retelling of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, as described in the biblical Book of Exodus.

First Christian is a congregational church at 294 Jenkins Road. It recently added a Sunday morning contemporary service to its longstanding traditional service. Read More»

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