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 ...

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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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Last Advent service at St. Paul Lutheran is tonight in Peachtree City

St. Paul Lutheran Church will present its last Advent service tonight, Dec. 14, with the Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m.

No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 18, a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing will be held at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held.

On Christmas Eve, Saturday, a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at 6 p.m. On Christmas Day, Sunday morning, a Christmas Day Combined Service with Holy Communion will be held at 10 a.m. Read More»

Chabad of PTC will host Chanukah party Dec. 25

Rabbi Yossi Lew, Rabbi at Chabad of Peachtree City, recently spoke to a class at Rising Star Montessori Academy about the story of Chanukah. Chabad of PTC will host a Chanukah party on Dec. 25 in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Chabad of Peachtree City announces “Our Big, Fat, Chabad Chanukah Party” to be held on Dec. 25, at The Lifeboat Medical Associates Building, 1201 Georgian Park, Peachtree City.

The party will be from 2-4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and includes hot latkes, jelly donuts and drinks.

The party will include games, face painting, arts and crafts, a Grand Dreidel spinning contest and the lighting of the Great Menorah at 4:30 p.m.

For additional information and directions, contact Don Thomas, 770-731-0219, or

FFUMC’s concert, dinner, auction is this weekend

Members of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will host a silent auction and dinner before the Candlelight Concert this Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. This year marks the 12th performance of the Candlelight Concert featuring violinist Sonja Squires and pianist Rick Massengale.

Along with all of the great instrumentalists, the concert will feature vocalists Kristy Cline and Dr. Franklin Green.

Dinner reservations are required and may be made by calling the church office, 770-461-4313.

In lieu of dinner ticket sales, donations will be accepted. Read More»

Dickens Village juggler

Dickens Village juggler

Heritage Christian Church held its Dickens Village last week. In addition to a live nativity scene and a concert inside the church, dozens of people dressed in Victorian era costumes and entertained the crowds with music, juggling and conversation — albeit one with British accents. The crowds enjoyed free treats like hot cocoa, candy, popcorn, peanuts and more, while making their way to candle-making stations and an old-fashioned toy store. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Rolling Hills will host outdoor community Christmas service

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a special “Christmas by Candlelight” event on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 6 -6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Square.

The event will include singing Christmas carols at the Gazebo, reading the Christmas story, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. The event is open to the public. Read More»

Delivering food for the needy

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haa

Pictured from left are P.J. Patri, Kelly Haas and Michelle Haas delivering the most recent food drive donation from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Every 5th Sunday for the past two years St. Paul’s has collected food to support the ministry at Real Life Center, partnering with the Real Life Center to reach families who are hurting in the community. So far this year RLC has distributed over 225,000 lbs. of food, bread and vegetables to families in need of food assistance. Photo/Special.

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