Come with me to Ash Wednesday service

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Come with me into the sanctuary tonight for the Ash Wednesday Service, the start of Lent. Read with me two important bulletin notes which help set the appropriate spiritual mood and atmosphere for this service and this season.
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Religion Briefs 03/05/14

WOG plans Ash Wednesday service
Word of God Lutheran  Church in Peachtree City will hold its Ash Wednesday service tonight, March 5, at 7 p.m. The service will include the imposition of ashes and holy communion. During the Lenten season, Wednesday night services will be held each week from March 12 - April 9 at 7 p.m. Word of God Lutheran Church is located at 303 Kelly Dr., Suite 100, Peachtree City.  For information, call 770-897-4508 or visit

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COS Lutheran will offer two Ash Wednesday services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two Ash Wednesday services on March 5 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Both will include the imposition of ashes for those who wish, Holy Communion, and a sermon.

The Sanctuary Choir will provide special music at 6:30.

A soup supper will precede the evening service, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Soup will be provided by the church, but all are invited to bring their favorite soups to share.

There is no charge and all are invited to these services which usher in the season of Lent.

Pastor takes Ash Wednesday to the streets with ‘Ashes to Go’

Today, 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.

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»

Barkers head up Ladies’ Winter Conference at Heritage Baptist

Frank and Barbara Barker

Barbara Barker will be the speaker at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s Ladies Winter Conference Friday evening March 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Her husband, Dr. Frank Barker, will preach at the Sunday morning service at Heritage March 16.

Barbara’s topic will be “Walking with Jesus -The Key Steps to the Christian Life.” Read More»

PTCUMC’s Global Impact event a big success, say organizers

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) hosted its first Global Impact Celebration (GIC) last month and, based on the congregation’s response, the church is already beginning plans for next year’s GIC.

“It was an exceptional week in the life of our church,” said the Rev. Keith Windmiller, associate pastor for Serve Ministries. Read More»

Recent seminary grads

Shown, front row (L-R), Bishop David Epps, Dr. Andy Ellis, Paul Dickinson, Dr. Robert Wills. Second row (L-R) assisting clergy: Dr. James Taylor, Peachtree City; the Rev. Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Father Jason Epps, Dean of the Cathedral, Senoia; and the Rev. Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Two men at the Cathedral of Christ the King were recently graduated from two different seminaries. Dr. Andy Ellis of Tyrone received the master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia / London, while Paul Dickinson of Sharpsburg received the master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary in San Clemente, Calif. The men were recognized in services at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

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 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: 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»