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,

Religion Briefs 02/29/12

St. Paul plans Lenten services
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will hold mid-week Lenten services on Wednesdays, Feb. 29, and March 7, 14, 21, and 28, also at 5 and 7 p.m. with dinner between services at 6 p.m. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy. off Ga. Highway 74 in Peachtree City.

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Ask Father Paul - 02-22-12

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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 that I have gotten in my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul:  What is Lent and Ash Wednesday all about?  My church does not participate in Lent. — Dennis
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