Church

New priest

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center. Shown with him are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church.  In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Josh Bowron, standing center, was ordained to the priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville. Shown with him after the ceremony are his wife, Brittany, standing left, and the Rev. Rita Henault, right, rector of the church. In front are the Bowrons’ daughter, Ava, left, and son, Henry, right. Bowron, formerly a teacher at Counterpane Montessori School in Fayettevile, was sponsored as a candidate for ordination by the Church of the Nativity. He is the new senior assistant to the rector at St. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer ‘Vacation Bible Sundays’ this summer

Vacation Bible Sundays for all ages at Peachtree City United Methodist Church start July 10 and continue through Aug 7.

A kid-centered worship will begin at 9 a.m. in the worship center. Children will enjoy crafts, games, music and Bible time. There are classes offered for all ages from babies to adults. A multitude of Bible study classes will be available for every age that comes. Youth programs for middle and high school students will be offered.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a time of fellowship and snacks to meet everyone and share in the excitement at PTCUMC. Read More»

Clayton State will host Sacred Harp Singing School July 15, 16

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall will host its Sacred Harp Singing School on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Read More»

Gospel sings set for July 22, 23

For the month of July the Grantville Southern Country Gospel Sings, which formerly were held in the renovated Railroad Freight Depot, will continue to be held down the tracks a bit at the First Baptist Church of Grantville.

The sings will be held on the fourth Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 7 p.m.

The concerts are free and open to the public and there will be opportunity to meet the artists. The concerts are done both as artistic performances and as Christian ministry. Read More»

Religion Briefs 06/29//11

Early deadline for July 6 paper
The Citizen offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday. The normal Monday deadline will be changed. The deadline will be noon on Friday, July 1, for religion articles, weddings, engagements and births to be published on Wednesday, July 6. Please make a note of this on your calendars.

CDM will offer Prophet Chambers Training Read More»

A salute to wonderful fathers is never too late

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Our column rotation placed my Father’s Day tribute after the fact this year, but, hey, it’s never too late to salute the dads who are doing a good job with fatherhood, and to challenge all of us to raise our performance even more.

Being a father is a wonderful gift, an awesome privilege. I’ve entered the almost-empty nest stage of life, and would love the turn back the clock just a few years. I loved raising my kids, and tried especially to make many memories and spend much time with them. They say kids spell love t-i-m-e, and would rather have you than any thing you can buy for them. Read More»

Dodson appointed new senior pastor at PTCUMC

Dr. Steve Dodson

The Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson was appointed as senior minister at Peachtree City United Methodist Church by Bishop B. Michael Watson at the denomination’s North Georgia Annual Conference, meeting in Athens, Ga., June 14-17. Dodson will preach his first sermon to the Peachtree City congregation on June 26. Read More»

Billy Beard is new senior pastor at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will welcome a new pastor to the pulpit Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Billy Beard formerly served as associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Dalton and will preach his first sermon at Hopewell this Sunday. The Methodist church routinely relocates ministers in an effort to give churches a more well-rounded experience. Hopewell’s current minister, The Rev. Scott Pickering, served the Tyrone church for the past six years and will now be serving County Line United Methodist Church in Acworth. Read More»

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Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location.

Rolling Hills Baptist Church held its first Sunday morning worship service at NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings in Coweta County over the weekend, celebrating the latest chapter in the church’s missional journey. Shown is Senior Pastor Frank Mercer giving the sermon at the new location. The congregation formerly worshipped at the Cinemark Tinseltown 17 Movie Theater in the Fayetteville Pavilion. Sunday worship service at the new location starts at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information on Rolling Hills, see the website at http://WheresTheSteeple.org. Photo/Taylor Trebotte.

All Saints’ Anglican’s annual music camp set for July 11-15

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 11-15. The featured theme, “Sing To The Lord A New Song,” will be evident in traditional hymns and praise songs, as well as scripture verses and messages.

Curriculum for the camp is a potpouri of music, singing, dancing, and instruction in various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»