‘Tis the season to show extra generosity

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Did you hear about the secret Santas who are paying off Christmas layaways? Wal-Mart customers in San Leandro, Calif., were called and asked to pick up their layaways after they were paid off by a total stranger.

One customer was Elizabeth Cortez, who owed a balance of $111 when she got the surprise call.

“A good Samaritan just paid for you,” said the Wal-Mart employee.

“I’m like ‘What?’”

The stranger was waiting at the Wal-Mart counter, hoping to meet her. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/18/13

Brooks UMC hosts party
Brooks United Methodist church will host a Christmas dinner and party tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 5:45 pm. RSVP to 770-719-7593.

St. Paul’s Christmas program is tonight
The St. Paul Lutheran School’s Advent Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 18. The church is at 700 Ardenlee Pkwy., Peachtree City. For information, call 770-486-3545.

Last Advent service to be held at WOG Read More»

Sharing food and warmth

Shown are Melissa Allen, Leigh Ann Peek, Susan Gilbert, Emily Wilmesherr, Drew Wilmesherr, Tom Janes, Betty Janes, Katie Allen,George Cleek, Sue Cleek, Carson Robichaux, Dottie Davis, and Lee Peek. For more information on this program go to Photo/Special.

Members of The Summit Church make 80 lunches each month and take them to the residents of The Pine Street Shelter in Atlanta. Last month when the lunches were delivered, Betty Janes noted that many of the homeless people had plastic bags on their feet because of a lack of socks and shoes. The church has since collected socks, hats and scarves and delivered them with the lunches on Dec. 12. Read More»

Hopewell will deliver gifts, collect donations, kick off new programs

Hopewell UMC members annually collect gifts for needy children in the area. Help is needed to deliver the gifts this Saturday, Dec. 21. Those willing to help deliver gifts can see Tom Wilson or contact the church office, 770-306-7537. The group will meet at the church approximately 8:30 a.m. to load up vehicles. Volunteers should be completed by 11 a.m. Read More»

FFUMC will host candlelight dinner, auction, concert Sun.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will host a night of candlelight to include a candlelight dinner and silent auction along with an annual candlelight concert on Sunday, Dec. 22. The concert is free to the community, and the dinner and auction proceeds benefit two local mission projects.

Although the deadline for tickets to the dinner has passed, one can still attend the auction and concert. Read More»

Thank you, church musicians

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

Yes, as Christmas approaches, let’s take a moment to stop and thank all of you church musicians for all the wonderful blessings you add to our celebration of Christ’s birth. Without the music of the faith which you bring us, we surely confess that the season would be something far less meaningful than it is. And certainly you bless us all year long in every season and occasion with your precious gifts of sacred music. Read More»

Evensong service set for tonight at Nativity Episcopal

Evensong, a musical setting of the Book of Common Prayer service of Evening Prayer, will be presented at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 11) at the Church of the Nativity, located at 130 Antioch Rd., just off Ga. Hwy. 85, south of downtown Fayetteville.

The Nativity church choir, directed by Charlesworth Gordon, will lead the service. Immediately afterward, everyone is invited to attend a continuation of Wednesday evening discussions on the relation of Biblical texts to the Handel oratorio, Messiah. Read More»

Hay accepts call to First Presbyterian in Peachtree City

Morgan Hay - The Hay family, left to right Anderson, Robert, Morgan and Stockton. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Morgan Morse Hay has been called to serve as senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

Hay is a cum laude graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. She received her master of divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur and previously served as associate pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker.

Phil Hamilton, chairman of the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC), said, “The PNC went through a process of comparing the candidates’ strengths with the needs of the church. Pastor Hay ranked highest in every area.” Read More»

Jim Hendricks will appear in concert at Peachtree City UMC

Jim Hendricks

Pianist Jim Hendricks will be in concert at Peachtree City United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The concert is open to the public.

Hendricks intrigued musicians and family members as a child with the uncanny ability to play anything he heard on records and memorize any printed music that came across the piano. While still in grammar school, he was able to transcribe by ear complex harmonies and melodies — without the use of a piano. He continued intensive musical studies and was considered a professional as a teenager. Read More»

LDS church will present ‘Festival of the Nativity’

The Peachtree City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) will present “The Festival of the Nativity,” featuring 250 Nativity sets from around the world on display, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Special musical performances will be presented both evenings.

A special viewing for seniors will be offered Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided for the seniors. All are welcome. There is no admission charge.

There will also be a collection box for the Fayette Care Clinic. Read More»

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