Religion Briefs 11/02/11

Nativity offers special services this week
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will mark two special observances this week. At 7 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 2) the church will hold a service of remembrance and healing in giving thanks for family members and friends who have died. At the regular 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Nov. 6, the parish will celebrate “Newcomer Sunday,” with a special liturgy honoring new members of the congregation. All are welcome at both services. The church is on Antioch Road, just off Ga. Highway 92, south of downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Choosing to live life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A minister was asked to do the funeral for a real rascal. A man approached him and said, “I know my brother was a lying, drunken cheat who ran around on his wife and never amounted to anything. But you will refer to him as a saint.” That was a tough assignment! The pastor knew both men were lying, drunken cheats. In fact, younger brother had a worse reputation than older brother.

Funeral time came, and the pastor decided to shoot straight. He said, “We all know this man was a horrible, no good, miserable low-life, but compared to his brother sitting over there, he was a saint!” Read More»

Get your famous ‘Perlieu Stew” at Bethany UMC this Saturday

Bethany United Methodist Church will offer its famous Perlieu Stew Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 5 p.m. or until the stew is sold out. Plates are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Pints of stew are $6 and quarts are $10. Read More»

Bible Express cover girl

Brianna Burton (far right)

Fayetteville resident Brianna Burton (far right) made the cover of the November issue of Bible Express magazine. Brianna is 11 years old and attends Fayette Middle School. This is her first cover. She will also appear in the January 2012 issue. Bible Express is a magazine focused on preteens and is a product of LifeWay Christian Resources ( Photo/Special.

COS announces events for Reformation Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate its Lutheran heritage with Reformation Sunday events Oct. 30.

During GraceFlock worship at 10:50 a.m. two songs by composer/vocalist/guitarist Lans Rothfusz, “Here I Stand” and “Soli Deo Gloria,” will be sung with excitement.

At 8:30 and 11 a.m. The COS Brass and Joyful Noise Ringers will join Sanctuary Choir and the congregation for festival music.

The color red, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, will be everywhere: worshipers are even encouraged to wear red clothing. Read More»

Inman UMC will offer ‘allergy friendly’ Trunk or Treat for kids

Inman United Methodist Church, 151 Hills Bridge Road, Fayetteville, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat – “Light the Night for Jesus” - event on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Everything is free and open to the community.

The event will feature games, hay rides, pony rides, and inflatables beginning at 5:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat will begin promptly at 8 pm. Read More»

For the FC Humane Society ...

Rev. Rita Henault, rector, presents the check to Sherry Vernick

Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville raised a record amount of $1,381 for the Fayette County Humane Society during the recent annual blessing of the animals. At right, the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, presents the check to Sherry Vernick, an organization volunteer and board member. Vernick is holding two puppies rescued from a shelter when they were two days old — Meryl, on the left, and Liberace. Photo/Special.

FUMC’s Christmas Marketplace set for Nov. 5 in Family Life Center

The 22nd annual Christmas Marketplace is Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Family Life Center. The event will feature more than 80 unique vendors, large bric-a-brac sale and homemade bake sale.

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

The United Methodist Women will host the event and all profits support their missions. Donations may be dropped off at the church beginning Sunday, Oct. 30, until the sale. Read More»

PTCUMC to offer dual seminar for ‘Surviving the Holidays’

PTCUMC will present “Surviving the Holidays, ” a seminar for both GriefShare and DivorceCare, Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Seminars for GriefShare and DivorceCare will be held in separate rooms.

“This seminar is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death or after separation or divorce,” a spokesperson said. “The seminar features practical suggestions through video interviews with counselors, experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after facing these life changing experiences.” Read More»

Leave toys, food, clothing at CCC

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 349 Kenwood Rd., Fayetteville, is a drop off point for Toys for Tots, non-perishable food and paper goods for Fayette Samaritans and is collecting coats and sweaters for the needy. Donors are asked to call in advance (770-460-9745) before dropping off any items to the church.

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