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Thanksgiving more than a holiday, but a way of life

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A Baptist minister was summoned to the bedside of a Presbyterian woman who was quite ill. As he went up the walk towards the house, he met the little daughter running toward him and said, “I’m glad your mother remembered me in her time of illness. Is your minister out of town?”

The little girl replied, “No, he’s at home, but we thought it was something contagious and we didn’t want to expose him to it so we called you.”

The Thanksgiving holiday exposes us to something that should be contagious, and that’s a heart of gratitude. Read More»

Fine Arts & Crafts fair set for Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) doing inventory are Jackie Hackney, Annie Doris Mann, Shirley Poole, Eileen Patton, Jane Lindsey, Joy Boyden, Elsie Burroughs, Julia Brewer, Mildred Mayne (partially hidden), and Pat Trebuchon. Not pictured is Honey Corbin, photographer.

Members of St. Andrew’s ECW are getting ready for their annual Christmas Fine Art & Craft Fair planned for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway North, Peachtree City.

The event will include 24 juried vendors featuring jewelry, handmade cards, fine art, textiles, Christmas decor, wood sculpture and folk art, smocked children’s clothing, local honey, award winning jams, jellies and chocolate, natural soaps, fused glass, fashion accessories and more.

All proceeds benefit ECW programs and community outreach.

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces holiday services, events

St. Paul Lutheran Church on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree city will have a Thanksgiving Day Service, Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.

Christmas Mid-week Advent Services will be held Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 with two service times, 5 and 7p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

On Dec. 15, Advent Worship will consist of a Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served this evening.

On Dec. 19, the church will host a Happy Birthday Jesus Party and Christmas Carol Singing at 9:30 a.m. during the Sunday School hour. No Bible classes will be held on this day. Read More»

COS plans chili dinner Wednesday; Advent celebration starts Nov. 28

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will mark Thanksgiving Eve with a chili supper and worship. The supper, an annual tradition, begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24. A variety of chilis and desserts will be offered.

Worship will begin at 7 p.m.; the guest preacher will be the Rev. Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese. Read More»

All Saints Anglican in Peachtree City will host Christmas Music Recital Dec. 4

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will host a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan who will accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar. Read More»

New Hope’s ‘Living Christmas Tree’ will perform Dec. 7-12

New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville invites the community to its presentation of The Living Christmas Tree 2010, “The Journey Home.”

This year’s production features 400 adults, students and children taking part in the choirs, orchestra and cast, as well as a 40 foot “singing” Christmas Tree with thousands of computerized lighting effects.

The all new original story focuses on a soldier returning home from war with many questions about his faith.

Reconnecting with his father in a coffee shop, the young man’s “journey home” weaves a path through dramatic scenes from the Bible. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC to offer Financial Peace University beginning in January

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

Religion Briefs 11/24/10

Prayer and praise group meets in Tyrone
A group of about 35-40 believers from the “southern crescent of Atlanta” recently started what is now a weekly prayer and praise gathering in Tyrone. The group plans to meet every Friday night at 7:14 p.m. ( See 2 Chronicles 7:14) at the Compass Dance Academy, 118 Palmetto Rd., Suite A, Tyrone. For information, call 770-632-5600.

Southern Crescent Chorale to perform Read More»

The Manhattan Declaration Part 1

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

What in the world could a declaration by that name have to do with those of us living here on the south side of Atlanta? Well, it simply bears the name of the place where a gathering of well known and respected national Christian leaders met about a year ago to make an important and historic faith declaration, much like the governmental declaration that was made in Philadelphia in 1776. Read More»

Dr. Sams will speak Wednesday on Thanksgiving, memories

The community is invited to join members of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Wednesday night, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a special Thanksgiving evening with Dr. Ferrol Sams Jr. speaking on the beauty of family and Thanksgiving and the importance of memory.

“Ferrol Sams is one of those rare artists who, through his amazing words, sings the commonplace, revealing the rich beauty, humor and love that surround us everyday,” said the Rev. Mark Westmoreland, senior minister at FFUMC. “After reading or hearing him, all we can really say is ‘of course’ or maybe ‘Amen.’” Read More»

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