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LDS church hosts family history fair, opens mini-Family History Center

Roger Hoffman, director of the Newnan Family History Center, speaks to local genealogy buffs on the importance of family history research. Photo/Special.

About 50 members of the community visited the Fayetteville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its Family History Fair last month.

The keynote speaker, Roger Hoffman, explained why family history is so important. Maureen Keillor taught classes on Beginning the Adventure, Online Research and Crossing the Brickwall and the Atlantic.

The Fayetteville Ward also announced the March 5 opening of its mini-Family History Center, a mobile computer lab designed to assist members and the community in using familysearch.org to advance their family history research. Read More»

New Hope Baptist will present musical celebration March 22

New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville invites the community to “Come Together,”a musical celebration on Saturday evening, March 22 at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Canton Jones, this night of gospel music will feature Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Vicki Yohe, Darwin Hobbs and the New Hope choir and orchestra.

General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the website: www.cometogetherconcert.org and after Sunday worship services. Read More»

When temptation comes, keep your running shoes ready

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We were in seminary in Fort Worth when my second daughter, Rachel, was born. About the time my wife had to take a leave of absence from her RN position, the paper route in the seminary village became open. So I became a newspaper carrier for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for about nine months. Every day at 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. I threw the paper. I loved Saturday when the morning and evening editions combined. I dreaded Sundays because the paper weighed a ton. Since it was a walking route, I was loaded down. Read More»

Religion Briefs 02/26/14

Nativity sets Mardi Gras event
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville will hold a pancake feast and and Mardi Gras celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Both events traditionally end the church’s pre-Lenten season in preparation for the start of Lent the next day. The church is at 130 Antioch Rd, Fayetteville. For more info, call  770-460-6390.

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Fayette church takes Ash Wednesday to the streets

On Ash Wednesday, March 5, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, from 7 to 9 a.m, outside Prime Financial Services at the corner of Ga. Hwy. 92 South and Antioch Road in Fayetteville.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal. Read More»

Join bikers at PUMC for ‘Biker Sunday’

Providence UMC’s senior pastor Diane Parrish and her Harley. Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites members of the community to dust off that bike, grab their leathers and take a ride with Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish and her husband, Ray.

On Sunday, March 2, Providence will host a special “Biker Sunday,” when bikers in the community are invited to come to church then ride with the Providence group. Read More»

Holy Trinity Catholic Church to host trail run March 1

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will host a Trinity Trail Run on March 1.

All 5K and 2K participants will receive a t-shirt and complimentary breakfast of pancakes and tamales.

The top three male/female winners of each age group in the 5K will receive awards.

Proceeds from the race will benefit teens who will work this summer for Catholic Heart Work Camp and Amigos for Christ, two organizations dedicated to the revitalization of communities throughout the United States and Nicaragua.

Registration is $30. Read More»

Joint culinary event at First Presbyterian, PTC

Front Row (L-R), Barb Crenshaw, Mary Chapman, Margaret Border, Elizabeth Hiatt, Mary Bagby, Cheryl Hall, Chef Pat Hawthorne, Sharon Brickell, and Marilyn Veley. Back Row (L-R), Carolyn Gulick, Bethany Smithley, the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay, Iola Snow, Cathy Olson, and Anne Perry. Photo/Special.

The women of First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City joined with the women of Newnan Presbyterian Church for an afternoon of wine and food pairing. The event was coordinated by First Presbyterian of PTC chef Pat Hawthorne. Approximately 30 women, including the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay, joined in the fun and the food as they learned about how the dishes were prepared and received the recipes to take home. Pictured are the women from Peachtree City, along with chef Pat Hawthorne. Read More»

Holy Trinity will host ‘Passion and Purpose for Marriage’

Dr. Allen Hunt and George Lower will head up the special guests at the “Passion and Purpose for Marriage” seminar at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

“This is a life-changing event that will help you see your marriage, your life, your faith, and the world in a whole new way,” a spokesperson said. “It’s not your typical church marriage event!” Read More»

New Stephen Ministers

Judy Kirby and Ann Warnock (shown L-R)

Judy Kirby and Ann Warnock (shown L-R) were commissioned Stephen Ministers at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City on Feb. 16. After they completed 50 hours of training at Dogwood Church, they committed the balance of two years to caring for a person in crisis in weekly one-to-one sessions. They join some 20 Stephen Ministers and six leaders at Christ Our Shepherd. Photo/Special.