Religion Briefs 12/28/11

Edgefield will have Watch Night service
Edgefield Baptist Church’s Celebration of Christ will continue on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. when the Watch Night service will be held with the theme, “The Best is Yet to Come.” Edgefield is on Church Street in downtown Fayetteville.

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Dealing with grief at Christmas

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Amid the joy of Christmas, there is another side to the Christmas story that is often overlooked. Not everyone was thrilled to learn of the coming of the long-awaited Messiah, especially King Herod, who could not stand the thought of anyone competing for his throne.

Feeling threatened, Herod ordered a massacre of all baby boys under age two. Among the sounds of that first Christmas were soldiers’ threats, baby’s cries, and young mothers wailing in desperation as grief collided with the good news of Christmas. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/21/11

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Freedom to Live Ministries opens doors in Fayetteville

Lawrence G Jennings Jr.,

There’s a new church in Fayette County and its pastor says he is “excited to spread the word.”

Lawrence G Jennings Jr., a retired Air Force NCO from Virginia, started Freedom to Live Ministries in 2007 and recently opened the ministry’s doors as a church in Fayetteville. The congregation meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at 85 N. Business Parkway, Suite 105 Fayetteville. (FTLM shares a church with Abundant Life Word Church.)

Jennings served under the mentorship and pastoral leadership of Bishop B. Courtney McBath, senior founder of Calvary Revival Church (CRC) Norfolk, Va. He says the life of a servant has always been a part of his spiritual growth. Read More»

Providence will offer Divorce Care/Divorce Care for Kids

A new 13-week DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) session will begin on Monday, Jan. 23, at Providence United Methodist Church. Providence is at 592 Bernhard Rd. in Fayetteville.

Providence UMC and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer these programs. Both sessions are free and nursery is available for children not participating in DC4K.

DC4K curriculum is geared for children ages 5 - 12 years. The group meets each Monday evening (except for Fayette County school holidays) from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Read More»

Local church receives appreciation from Marine vets

Bishop David Epps accepted the certificate for CTK church.

During their 2011 Awards Ceremony, Marine Corps veterans from the Clyde Thomason Detachment of the Marine Corps League presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg

The award was presented to Bishop David Epps who received it on behalf of the church. Epps, a Marine veteran, served as the detachment’s first chaplain for over two years and was recently elected to serve as the junior vice commandant. He also serves as the Jr. Vice Pound Keeper for the Military Order of the Devil Dogs, Pound 350. He is also a member of the American Legion. Read More»

Truck full of generosity

Shown is event organizer, Rich Hart, with the truck full of food that was donated along with a check for $1,000 to help restock the food pantry at Real Life Center. Photo/Special.

Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. in Peachtree City held an Employee Appreciation Day called “Putt Fore Pantry” the Friday before Thanksgiving. Employees collect food items to benefit the Real Life Center and use the food that is donated to build a nine- hole miniature golf course throughout their building. Teams of employees then play golf to win prizes. Shown is the event organizer, Rich Hart, with the truck full of food that was donated along with a check for $1,000 to help restock the food pantry at Real Life Center. Photo/Special.

Area churches offering Christmas services

It’s Christmas in Fayette and Coweta counties. Christians once again are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with special worship services both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, which, this year, falls on Saturday and Sunday. Some services are formal, some informal, but all reverently celebrate the birth of the person who is the very heart of the Christian religion. Read More»

Heritage Christian presents another Dickens Christmas Village

Heritage Christian presents another Dickens Christmas Village

Visitors to the Dickens Christmas Village at Heritage Christian Church were able to enjoy the sounds of the holidays from strolling singers dressed in period Victorian garb, as well as a live nativity scene, treats, homemade toys and candles and more. The church just east of Peachtree City stages the annual event during the Christmas season. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Were it not for a broken organ ...

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

This story is so familiar to so many of you. But, perhaps it will be new information to many, as well. This is the great story of the beautiful Christmas Carol “Silent Night.” I share with you here the way the story is told in the book “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J. Morgan. Whether “old story” or “new information,” I invite you to glean from this story the true meaning of Christmas.
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