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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»

Religion Briefs 06/22//11

Early deadline for July 6 paper
The Citizen offices will be closed Monday, July 4, for the holiday and 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.

Brooks VBS: June 24, 25, 26 Read More»

Ask Father Paul 06/15/11

Father Paul Massey's picture

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 over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

PTC’s All Saints Anglican will host healing program Saturday

All Saints Anglican Church will offer a free, two-part healing program on Saturday, June 18 which is open to the public.

The first part of the program is a three-hour seminar beginning at 9 a.m. which covers the basics of healing and provides important knowledge for those seeking divine healing. A Bible study on the subject is included.

The second part of the program will be at 7 p.m. It is entitled “a Miracle Healing Service.” Read More»

Bowron to be ordained at Episcopal Church of the Nativity this Sunday

The Rev. Deacon Josh Bowron, formerly of Fayetteville

The Rev. Deacon Josh Bowron, formerly of Fayetteville, will be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service starting at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville.

The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will officiate. The Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, will formally present Bowron for ordination. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service. Read More»

Nativity youth group leaves for mission in North Carolina

Ten young people and adults from the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, will leave Sunday, June 19, for a one-week work camp mission in Lexington, N.C.

Parish youth on the trip will be Eli Jentzen, Breahna McNeirney, Zavi Norman, Lachlan Page, Zebulon Page, Olivia Richburg and Victoria Richburg. They will be accompanied by the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, and her husband, Mark, and by Bob Page, a vestry member. Read More»

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