What’s the Apostles’ Creed?

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As the Christian church spread throughout the Roman world in the first century, and as the first leaders died out, there was a practical need for local churches to have a basic statement of beliefs. As false teachers began to bring in strange ideas, Christians needed to know “Just what is it that we believe?”
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Recently named ‘Heritage Christian Academy’ will hold open house this Thursday

The tooth fairy visited Mrs. Gonzalez and Mrs. Park’s young three-year-old class at the Heritage Christian Academy to teach them about proper dental health. Shown above (L-R) are Brett Meredith, Jack Senkarik, McKenna Zeitel, Greyson Clearie, Arden Herring, Cecil Williams, Brady Herring, Will Eidson, Pilar Fritschy, Lucas Hutson, Sofia Merkley, Caroline Culver and the Tooth Fairy with friend. Photo/Special.

The Heritage Christian Church Weekday Preschool, which recently changed its name to Heritage Christian Academy, will host an open house this Thursday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-noon and from 6-8 p.m. The academy is open to children ages 6 months to 5 years old.

According to Linda Yelton, academy director, the school is changing its name to reflect its continued commitment to excellence and to position the school to begin kindergarten classes. Read More»

Weekly Lenten lunches continue each Thursday at F’ville First UMC

Members of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) invite the community to their Lenten Lunch series which began on Ash Wednesday.

Lunches are served at noon each Thursday in the fellowship hall. A light lunch is served followed by an inspirational speaker.

The lunch is hosted by each of FFUMC’s United Methodist Women’s Circle groups. The cost of the lunch is $2.

Speakers for the Thursday Lenten Lunches are: March 8, David Hobson; March 15, Gary Wood; March 22, the Rev. Jennie Andone; March 29 the Rev. Ed Steil; and April 5 the Rev. Bob Partridge. Read More»

COS announces Lenten dramas

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

The dramas will be 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.There is no charge to attend. Read More»

Covenant Presbyterian to host series on ‘Intelligent Design’

Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville will host a free three-session lecture series on “Intelligent Design” with Dr. Charles Thaxton during Wednesday Night Ministry on March 14, 21 and 28 at 7 p.m.

The lecture series will address the history, the case for, and frequently asked questions about “Intelligent Design.”

Thaxton is considered the “grandfather of the intelligent design movement.” He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Iowa State University and completed post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and Brandeis University. Read More»

All Saints hosts founder of Haiti’s Bethlehem Ministry

Pere Jean Monique Bruno

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City recently hosted two special visitors from Haiti — Pere Jean Monique Bruno and his wife, Madam Marise Bruno. This followed All Saints’ three-week campaign of raising funds for the clinic in Terrier Rouge, Haiti.

The Brunos were the missionary story at Braelinn Elementary’s Good News Club. Before Pere Bruno spoke to the children, they serenaded him with a Creole song they had learned.

Later in the evening, a dinner was held at the Log House with a feast of Chick-fil-A chicken, plus dishes prepared by parishioners. Read More»

Brian Cosby will lead Covenant’s seminar on theology of suffering

Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville will host a three- week seminar entitled, “Building a Theology of Suffering” led by the Rev. Dr. Brian Cosby,

This seminar, which will be held on March 18, 25 and April 1, is part of the ongoing Bible Institute hosted by Covenant Presbyterian on Sunday evenings, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cosby will be exploring the biblical theology of suffering — “understanding where suffering came from, why God ordains it, how to rightly respond to it, and how to minister to those experiencing it.” Cosby is on staff at Carriage Lane Presbyterian in Peachtree City. Read More»

FFUMC preschool and MMO programs accepting registration

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) Preschool and Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) is now taking registration for the 2012 – 2013 school year. The programs provide a Christian environment of learning for children ages one through four years old.

Classes meet two, three or four days, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuition ranges from $145 - $175 per month. Read More»

Recognized for service

Donna Turner of Sharpsburg and Bishop David Epps. Photo/Special.

Donna Turner of Sharpsburg, outgoing director of the Women of Christ the King, was recently recognized for her ministry of leadership among the women of the church. In addition to serving as director, Turner has also been active in teaching Bible studies to the women of the church. She will remain an active member of the Women’s Council. She is also an active licensed liturgical minister. A presentation of a bouquet of flowers was made by Bishop David Epps, pastor of the Cathedral of Christ the King. Photo/Special.

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