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Nativity displays

Around 1,000 people enjoyed viewing the more than 300 Nativity sets from all over the world. Photo/Special.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peachtree City recently held its first annual Festival of the Nativity. Around 1,000 people enjoyed viewing the more than 300 Nativity sets from all over the world. Photo/Special.

Fayette Presbyterian will offer special GriefShare session Jan. 5

Surviving the Holidays is a special one-session program produced by GriefShare, a Christ-centered grief support group program. It will be held on Jan. 5 at Fayette Presbyterian Church and is open to all the community.

For many, in past years the holiday season has been a time of great anticipation and excitement. However, this year the prospect of having faced the holidays without a loved one may have caused anxiety and great sadness. Read More»

Dogwood to offer GriefShare

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group held from 7- 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 8.

The group will meet in the atrium area of the church office.

“GriefShare is a 13-week program led by friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” Read More»

GriefShare begins at HTCC

Holy Trinity Catholic Church will offer GriefShare, a 13-week Christian video/discussion support group for those who are coping with the death of a loved one, either recently or from years past. Sessions will start on Jan. 8 and 10. The church offers an evening program on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. or a morning program on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m in Room #103 in the Faith Formation building. For more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770- 631-8251.

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate pastoral care courses

Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers graduate level pastoral care training known as clinical pastoral education (CPE) for community members and clergy interested in learning more about spiritual care.

As part of the program, students of all faiths minister to people in intimate and sometimes critical situations while being supervised. Over the course of five months, the CPE students will engage with patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and hospice facilities.

The CPE program is offered twice a year at both Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Henry Hospital. Read More»

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Jesus’s ‘real’ birthdate?

Dear Father Paul: I am 11  years old. My friend Annie says that Jesus was not born on Dec. 25 and that we don’t really know the exact date of his birth. That’s news to me.  Is she right? — Jackie.
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Religion Briefs 12/25/13

DCCI to hold New year’s Eve service
Destiny Christian Center, International will hold a New Year’s Eve service Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Breakfast will be served after worship. The church is at 182 N. Glynn St (Ga. Hwy. 85), Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-719-8521 or visit www.destinycci.org.

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Dogwood Church will offer GriefShare in January

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Hwy. 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group to be held from 7- 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 8. The group will meet in the atrium area of the church office.

“GriefShare is a 13-week program led by friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.” Read More»

Dickinsons serve as Boy Bishops at Christ the King

Isaac and David Dickinson recently served as Boy Bishops at The Cathedral of Christ the King. Photo/Special.

On a recent Sunday morning at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg, two brothers shared the honor of being named St. Nicholas bishops for the Advent season.

Isaac Dickinson, 16, was the bishop during the 8:30 a.m. service while his brother, David Dickinson, 18, served at the 10 a.m. service. Each service began, as usual, with the processional hymn and acclamation. At the rear of the procession was a young man in the full regalia of a bishop – a young man they knew very well, but were more accustomed to seeing in the cassock and cotta of an acolyte. Read More»

Christmas musical

Young actors at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church recently performed a children’s musical, “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen.”

Young actors at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church recently performed a children’s musical, “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen.” Read More»

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