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Pumpkins on sale at Hopewell

Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone is selling pumpkins again this year. The Patch hours are Sunday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Shown unloading and setting up the pumpkins (L-R) are Scott Pickering, pastor at Hopewell, and Sharon Pierce and Jeanie Kemp, The church uses the proceeds from pumpkin sales to fund the missions and programs of the church. Hopewell members invite the community to stop by and buy pumpkins to decorate for the upcoming holidays. The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., across from Sandy Creek High School. Read More»

Bethany will do Wesley Walk for Others

Members of Bethany United Methodist Church will be walking and volunteering for the Wesley Walk for Others on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The 6.2-mile walk around Stone Mountain benefits Wesley Community Ministries, which serves lower-income older adults and children through Project Extend, home-repair for lower-income older adults, Bethlehem Senior Center, and Camp Wesley.

For the last four years, Bethany has raised the most money for the walk, for churches its size.

COS will take on projects this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will spend Oct. 22-24 tackling 19 projects during the second annual Servant Weekend. Projects range from golf cart path and roadway clean-up, to clearing two lots at Christian City, to painting fingernails and singing for residents at a local retirement facility.

The public is invited to participate in seven events at the church. One requires an appointment (call 770-487-8717): free glaucoma testing offered by “god’s eyes” and PTC Eye Clinic, Oct. 22, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Read More»

Symphony returns to FFUMC

The Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra will perform a return concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door. Admission is free for students enrolled in the SCS’s orchestra program.

Selections include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Holst’s St. Paul Suite, van Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, and Saint-Saens’s “Danse Bacchanale.”

Greek appetizers available

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) is offering its annual Greek Appetizers and Pastry Sale just in time for holiday entertaining.

Offered for sale will be Spanakopita (filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropites (filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10 per dozen and Baklava (filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18 per dozen. Read More»

PTCUMC will offer ‘Surviving the Holidays’ seminar Tuesday

Peachtree City United Methodist will sponsor a “Surviving the Holidays” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.

The seminar is for both those that have lost a loved one and those that have experienced a divorce. The two seminars will be separate but run at the same time.

“The holiday season is approaching and we are aware of how difficult this time of the year is for those experiencing losses,” a spokesperson said. “This seminar is designed to help those going through these difficult ‘firsts’ to make decisions ahead of time.” Read More»

Olivet will celebrate 19th anniversary October 31

The Olivet Church in Fayetteville will celebrate its 19th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 31 and invites the community to join in the celebration. Special services are planned for each Sunday during the month of October.

Sunday, Oct. 24 will be Church Homecoming; and Sunday, Oct. 31 is the Church Anniversary. Service times are 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m.

“Our ministry leadership is working diligently to make our anniversary celebration second to none,” a spokesperson said. “Everyone, regardless of their religious background is welcome to attend services.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/20/10

Public servant appreciation lunch
On Sunday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. members of Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will show appreciation to those who serve as public servants in Fayette county (local fire, police, sheriff and EMS officials) by providing them with a complimentary lunch in the George Porter Fellowship Hall. All public servants are welcome. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, contact the church, 770-461-7388. Elder Eddie Thomas is senior pastor.

Bethany plans Trunk or Treat Read More»

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

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Are you appreciating your staff?

Since 1994, the folks at Focus on the Family have led churches to emphasize “Clergy Appreciation Month” and show appreciation to their pastors and staff year round, but especially during the month of October.

Why? Because it’s biblical. The apostle Paul wrote in I Timothy 5:17, “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.” Read More»

Angel Food: Help for needy families

The Summit Church in Fayette County is a local distribution area for Angel Food Ministries.

Angel Food Ministries (www.angelfoodministries.com), an organization dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality food to those in need, offers relief to families in 45 states.

Angel Food provides individuals and families with fresh, brand name food for a fraction of the retail price. By purchasing food in bulk, directly from some of the top suppliers in the country, food is discounted by up to 50 percent of retail. Read More»

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