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Religion Briefs 01/19/11

Bethany moves to Parrott’s temporarily
Because of the filming of a movie at the church, Bethany United Methodist Church is holding services at Parrott’s Funeral Home chapel now through Feb. 20. Services are expected to resume at the church on Feb. 27. Choir rehearsal will be suspended until after the filming. The movie, “Joyful Noise,” will star Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, and Kris Kristoferson. Projected release date is January 2012.

PTCUMC starts DivorceCare Jan. 19 Read More»

New year brings optimism, challenge, opportunity for growth

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The savvy, creative experts in the advertising industry understand the impact of key words in getting consumers’ attention. Can you guess their favorite word used most often in advertising campaigns? It’s not sale, or clearance. It’s the little word new. Read More»

My most enjoyable find in 2010? Facebook!

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And you’re saying, “Come on, Judy. This is the religion section. What does a silly site like Facebook have to do with religion?”

Ha! Little do you know. My pastor and many church members are my “friends” on Facebook and you would be surprised what a powerful tool that can be! Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC offers Bible study opportunities

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer several opportunities for Bible study classes beginning in January.

The Rev. Mark Westmoreland will lead an eight-week study on the Book of Romans beginning Jan 5. Classes will meet Wednesday nights at 6:15. There is no cost for the class. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC will start new GriefShare session Jan. 13

GriefShare meetings Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 308 at the church, 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City.

This is a support group for persons experiencing grief following the death of a friend or family member.

“Anyone experiencing grief finds sharing with others helpful when the others understand and share that experience,” a spokesperson said. “No one should go it alone.”

The cost is $18 dollars for workbooks. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning this month

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

Free tutoring offered at Summit

The Summit Church’s tutoring program is a ministry that focuses on supporting, encouraging, and serving children in the local community.

The church offers free tutoring and homework help for children in elementary-high school, every Wednesday when school is in session.

For more information, or to register child, contact: Carole Foran, 770-487-7655 or carole4kids@mindspring.com.

Religion Briefs 01/0511

Vasilopita, dinner set at St. Christopher’s
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will hold its 8th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner (St. Basil’s celebration) on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the PeachCity Event Center at 313 Dividend Dr, Ste. 300. The public is invited to share a fun evening of great food, live auction of loaves of Vasilopita bread (to benefit the Academy of St. Basil located in Garrison, N.Y.) and entertainment for all ages.Contact Tammy, 404-625-4663, or visit saintchristopherhoc.org for information. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 12/29/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten during my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: We have just celebrated Christmas, and I have a steak dinner riding on this question. Was Jesus really born on December 25th? My friend says he was. I say he was not. — A.T.

Dear A.T.: So how do you like your steak cooked A.T.? Read More»

PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran will offer new support group in January

Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues.

Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Following the introduction, groups will meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m.

For more information and details, call 770-486-3545.