Religion Briefs 09/21/11

Spears will speak on parenting tonight
Dr. Dana Spears, Ph.D, L.P.C. will present a program on “Video game addiction and the effects of social media on teens” tonight, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Faith Formation Chapel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. Spears is the author of the parenting book, Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer? The event is open to the public. Holy Trinity is at 101 Walt Banks Rd. (corner of Walt Banks and Ga. Highway 54) in Peachtree City.

CDM seminar set for Sept. 24 Read More»

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

New members of the Lisbon Baptist Biscuit Club

The Biscuit Club meets on the first Thursdays of the month for the school year at Lisbon Baptist Church. It starts around 7:45 a.m., and the church provide transportation to Whitewater High School. “Give the church a call if you'd like to attend so that we can make a biscuit for you,” says Ginger Reeves. Back row biscuit eaters are (L-R) Wyatt Burke, Levi Kerlin, George Harris and Dylan Crozier. Front row (L-R) are Alex Neal and Joshua Martinez. Photo/Ginger Reeves.

Where were you when the towers fell? One man’s experience on 9/11

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Tuesday morning is major study time for me as I prepare for next Sunday’s message. On September 11, 2001, I was busy writing when our secretary rang me and said, “An airplane just crashed into the World Trade Center.”

I immediately turned the radio on and tuned into breaking news. Drawn into the news coverage, I totally lost my focus. When the second tower was hit, I had this sudden sense that I needed to go home and be with my wife. When I got home, she had no idea what was happening.

I turned on the TV, and said, “Our nation is being attacked.” Read More»

Bethany UMC members ready for big celebration this Sunday — 155 years

Historic Bethany United Methodist Church, one of the oldest churches in Fayette County, will celebrate 155 years of service to the community with a Homecoming celebration this Sunday, Sept. 18. Morning worship will be at 10:55 a.m. with lunch following. The Rev. Bruce Handy will deliver the sermon.

The event will also feature special singing. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a well-filled basket to share. Visitors and former members are encouraged to attend this historical event. Read More»

Goals for Landmark’s beginning seniors

Al Mead, associate pastor of sports and recreation at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville is shown with interim head of Landmark, Leanne Messer. Photo/Special.

Al Mead, associate pastor of sports and recreation at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, delivered the convocation address to the senior class of Landmark Christian School in Fairburn. He is shown with interim head of Landmark, Leanne Messer. Mead spoke to the class about courage in the face of adversity and encouraged them to intentionally pursue their God-ordained destinies. Mead is also the father of two Landmark alumni, Ashley (Class of 2006) and Monique (2009). Photo/Special.

NFUMC plans 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair

Registration is taking place for North Fayette United Methodist Church’s Fifth Annual “Find Your Way” 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday Sept. 24, at 8 a.m., at 847 New Hope Road, Fayetteville.

A Craft/Flea Market and barbecue will be held after the 5K Run.

Registration for the event is $25 up to race day. The race will begin and end at the church.

The event is open to runners and walkers of all age groups.

This is an officially timed event, and will be held rain or shine. Runners start at 8:30 a.m. and walkers begin at 8:35 am. Winners in each category will receive a trophy. Read More»

F’ville’s Prince of Peace Lutheran Church plans special service for home-schoolers

Home-school families are invited to a Community Chapel Service and Fellowship to be offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Hwy. 314 in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. Pastor Justin Kollmeyer will offer a community non-denominational daytime Children’s Chapel Service for students and parents of home-schooling families. Uplifting songs, Scripture, a positive Christian “object lesson,” prayer, and a blessing for the students will highlight the 30-minute service. Discussion about continuing the services on a regular basis will follow, and a light lunch will be provided. Read More»

Sharpsburg Baptist will host barbecue, craft sales

Sharpsburg Baptist Church and the women’s service group, the Olive Branch, will host the annual Chicken Q and Fair scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 6413 Ga. Hwy. 54 in Sharpsburg.

Space for selling arts and crafts and food items is available for $15. In addition, chicken barbecue is available from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a cost of $8 per plate, including 1/2 chicken, slaw, potato chips, bread and tea. Tickets are available by calling 770-251-6963 or walk-up.

For addition questions call 770-251-6963 or email

Religion Briefs 09/14/11

Mom’s Circle at COS meets today
Moms’ Circle at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church meets for the first time this fall for brunch today from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church. The Circle provides mothers an opportunity for fellowship and learning. “99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children” by Kathleen Long Bostrom ($12) will be the basis for discussion. Childcare is provided at no charge for children age 3 and younger. Mothers of preschool and elementary-age children are invited every second Wednesday. For more information call 770-487-8717. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 09/07/11

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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 questions that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: If you had to give (in your opinion) just one verse from the Bible which best describes God’s view of the situation in America today, what would it be? — Randy Read More»

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