Fayette Samaritans honored for service

Longtime Samaritan officer and volunteer Lena Slaughter (L) and Fayetteville Christian Church secretary Helen Thornton welcomed everyone to the luncheon for the Samaritans’ 20th anniversary. Photo/Special.

The Fayette Samaritans celebrates 20 years of serving needy Fayette Countians this year.

It first began in a couple of small rooms in back of the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Services on Ga. Highway 85 South.

When DFACS grew and needed the space, Leslie Contracting Co. offered the organization an office suite at its headquarters on North Jeff Davis. Read More»

A handyman I’m not, but I’m thankful God is still building

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

I was cleaning out my desk and found my “Handyman Club of America” sticker. I remember the day I received it. I usually don’t mess with junk mail, but this piece caught my eye and immediately my self-esteem received a boost.

“Your membership has been approved! You are an official member of the Handyman Club of America. Please keep what you learn here to yourself. Use your special member privileges for YOUR benefit only. Keep any free tools or equipment given to you by the club out of the hands of non-members.” Read More»

Edgefield Baptist’s revival starts tonight

The Edgefield Church Family in Fayetteville invites the community to join them Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. nightly for their three-day revival.

Speakers will be Edgefield’s very own Elder Daniel Smart and Pastor Melba Rankins from Restoration International in Pensacola, Fla. Smart will be the speaker Wednesday, Feb. 29 – Thursday, March 1. Rankins will conclude the revival services on Friday, March 2.

The Theme scripture will be Hosea 6:2, “After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.” (NIV) Read More»

Thursday Lenten lunches continue

The Lenten Lunch series which started on Ash Wednesday continues at Fayetteville First United MethodistChurch. 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 1, Dr. Dave Lee; 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»

Nativity to host bishop this Sunday

The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore, assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will celebrate the Eucharist and preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, March 4, at the Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville.

After the service, all are invited to an “international luncheon” in the parish hall. Members have been asked to bring items unique to their native countries or regions of the U.S. The church is located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Epps, Gardner graduate from St. Michael’s Seminary

Shown (L-R) Bishop David Epps, Father Jason Epps, Deacon James Gardner, Canon Robert Wills. Photo/Special.

Two men in the Diocese of the Mid-South of the Charismatic Episcopal Church recently graduated with a master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary.

Jason Douglas Epps,of Senoia, who had also received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgia State University, and James Franklin Gardner of Tyrone, who had also received a bachelor of science degree from Southern Polytechnic Institute, received their master of ministry degrees in a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg where both serve as clergy. Read More»

COS will host Lenten dramas

For five Wednesdays beginning Feb. 29, 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. The public is invited and there is no charge. Read More»

Last chance to order pinestraw, fertilizer from UMM

Delivery starts this saturday, March 3, for The United Methodist Men at Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s 33rd Annual Fertilizer and Pine Straw Sale. Delivery will also be Saturday, March 10.

Products are priced comparably to big box retailers in the area and the men deliver to local residents free of charge. Read More»

Danny Wilson is new pastor at Lisbon Baptist in Fayetteville

Danny Wilson, of Newnan

Members of Lisbon Baptist Church announce that they have called a new pastor for the church. Danny Wilson, of Newnan accepted the position effective Feb. 19.

Wilson formerly served at Unity Baptist Church in Newnan.

He and his wife Lynn have two sons, Brian Wilson and his son Zach, a senior at Georgia Southern University, and Cliff Wilson, his wife Lauri and their children Max, and Amelia, all of Newnan. Read More»

CDM to offer ‘Soul Healing’ study March 7

Pastor Carolyn Driver

Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn, will conduct a 13-week study entitled “Soul Healing” which will meet every Wednesday evening from 7 - 8:15 p.m. beginning March 7.

The teacher, Pastor Carolyn Driver says,”Soul Healing is working out your own salvation by dealing with the issues of the mind, emotions and will.”

Those who desire to mature in their spiritual growth and development should attend.

For directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370, or visit the website,

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