Church

Karafanda selected as new youth minister at Hopewell

Shannon E. Karafanda

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone has announced the appointment of a new youth pastor. After an exhaustive search, the Rev. Shannon E. Karafanda is charged with restructuring and enlarging Hopewell’s youth ministry.

Karafanda is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church with a focus on family ministries. She grew up in Morrow and worked as a computer programmer before pursuing her call to the ministry in 1999. She has a bachelor of science degree in management from Georgia Tech and a masters in divinity, from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Read More»

Steve Darmody to appear in concert this Saturday

World Vision and The Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church are co-sponsoring a concert by award-winning baritone Steve Darmody this Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist Church.

“Steve’s voice has been called ‘the milk chocolate voice of gospel music’,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

No. Fayette UMC’s 5K run/walk, barbecue, craft fair set for Saturday

Registration will be taken right up until race time 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.

The cost is $25. 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»

COS will offer several service projects for ‘Unite Weekend’

Unite Weekend is October 1 at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran, and service projects include volunteers from several area churches. Christ Our Shepherd will offer several events to the community. An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 2:30-7 p.m.

On Oct. 1 flu shots will be offered from 2-4 p.m.; the cost is $25.

Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. is the Give and Take Exchange Mart. Clean and gently-used items are available free.

Paper shredding, also free, is offered by Thrivent Financial; documents may be dropped off at the church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Read More»

Sharpsburg Baptist will host barbecue, craft sales Sept. 24

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 sharpsburgbc@yahoo.com.

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

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

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.