First Youth Service held at CTK

Last month, Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg experienced its first youth-led service in the church’s 15-year history. The preacher of the day was Rhianna Benson, a 14-year-old home schooled freshman.

Several months prior, a number of youth approached Christ the King, with the idea and he readily approved.

“When I was about 17,” Epps said, “I was the Youth Day preacher at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tenn. It was my first sermon and, although it was awful, it was where I got my start.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/09/11

COS youth will host supper, auction Sat.
Christ Our Shepherd’s Youth Groups announce a Spaghetti Supper/Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6 - 8:15 p.m., at the church. According to Melissa Jacobson, middle school and family director, and Marta Diehm, interim high school director, funds raised will support events in 2012 including the triennial National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, Affirm Leadership Week, and Middle School Retreat to Lutherock in Arden, N.C.

Men’s Chorus Night is this Saturday Read More»

Midwest Food Bank opens doors, make first deliveries

Volunteers help load up donations for nine area food banks in the first ever distribution of the Georgia division of Midwest Food Bank, located in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

On Oct. 25, the Georgia Division of Midwest Food Bank, located in Peachtree City, distributed a total of 518 cases of food to nine area agencies. These agencies represent four different counties and serve over 6,000 people monthly.

As Ken King, Midwest Food Bank’s local director of operations, said, “It is such a blessing to offer hope to the hungry and less fortunate”.

A number of energetic volunteers from several local churches gathered on Tuesday morning for general instructions and to offer a prayer for the agencies that were scheduled to receive food. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people in their congregations and people they meet. Here are a few questions that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace is this Saturday

Carol Key displays some of the jewelry she will offer for sale at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s Christmas Marketplace scheduled for  this Saturday at the church. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and supports 12 local charities and missions. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will host the 22nd annual Christmas Market Place on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will feature more than 70 unique craft vendors along with gently used treasures at the bric-a-brac sale.

Donations may be dropped off at the church until the sale.

Shoppers can scour the marketplace for jewelry, carpentry, stained glass, monogramming, decorative art, smocked dresses, Christmas wreaths and other great treasures. Read More»

Gospel of John study starts at Christ the King in Sharpsburg

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A Bible study exploring the Gospel of John will begin Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg.

The study will involve a chapter-by-chapter (and sometimes a verse-by-verse) approach to the book. The study will be held in the fellowship hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. each week. Read More»

New Hope’s run/walk is this weekend

Heart Cry Ministry at New Hope Baptist Church will sponsor its 11th Annual 5K Run/ Walk, Kid’s Fun Run, “Footsteps for the Orphan,” including a pasta dinner, and silent auction Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and 5.

The run/walk will be Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 a.m., 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville. Pre-Registration is $20 if received by Oct. 28 ($15 for Kid’s Fun Run). Registration after the 28th is $25 ($20 for Kids Fun Run). All proceeds will benefit Heart Cry’s Orphan Ministry. Read More»

NHBC, FBCJ to take Operation Christmas Child donations

While many Fayetteville families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas. Fayetteville families are participating in the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind — Operation Christmas Child — an effort that has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. Read More»

FUMC offers its first ‘Fitness Open House’ November 7-10

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) is offering several different fitness classes and is hosting a Fitness Open House Nov. 7 - 10.

Anyone is welcome to attend any of the classes at no charge for an introduction to each format.

“Don’t let the winter weather keep you cooped up in your house on the couch,” said Kristin Heiden, minister of Christian formation. “These classes offer a fun, low-cost opportunity for fitness and fellowship. Come find a class that’s right for you.”

The following classes are available: Read More»

Rainbow groups forming at Holy Trinity

Rainbows is a program that fosters emotional healing for children and teens who are grieving a loss due to a death, divorce, deployment, or other emotional trauma.

Rainbow Groups are now forming and sessions will begin in January, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. For more information, contact Rebecca Capezzuto, 678-478-1737 or 770-487-7672.

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