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A story for your mid-summer reading

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I love stories that reveal far more than what is on their surface. As a matter of fact, Jesus loved stories that revealed far more than what was on their surface. We call His stories”parables.” Much of what we remember about Jesus is His teaching in parables. The Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and the Lost Sheep are just a few examples

Here’s a story for your mid-summer reading. I pray you’ll be drawn into it, so that it can reveal to you the Truth beyond its surface. Read More»

Fredrick Wiese will become new senior pastor at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran

The Rev. Fredrick Wiese, wife LuAnne, daughter, Morgan, and son, Luke. Photo/Special.

Following a two-year search process, the congregation of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church has announced that the Rev. Fredrick “Fritz” Wiese will become its new senior pastor. His official “start date” at the Peachtree City church is Aug. 1, 2010, two years to the day after longtime pastor Rev. John Weber retired.

The Rev. Julian Gordy, bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will officiate in Pastor Wiese’s installation service to be held at the church on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. Read More»

Give blood today; honor fallen Fayette County soldier

Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold an Honor Blood Drive today, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. The blood given today will honor Lt. Robert Wilson Collins, killed in action on April 7, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs or more, and show a photo I.D.

Those who are 16 years old may donate with written parental consent.

All donors will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/21/10

Grantville gospel sings moved
The monthly Grantville Gospel Sings, which have been held in Grantville’s Railroad Freight Depot, will now be held in Grantville’s New Life Baptist Church, 5710 South U.S. Hwy. 29, directly across the road from Glanton Elementary School. The sings will begin at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., as they did in the Depot. Sings, featuring local gospel groups, are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24.

Brooks thrift shop plans clearance sale Read More»

Ask Father Paul 07/14/10

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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 over the years and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: Can a Christian lose his/her salvation? — E.J. Read More»

Hopewell schedules blood drive to honor fallen soldier

Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold an Honor Blood Drive Wednesday, July 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. The blood given that day will honor Lt. Robert Wilson Collins, killed in action on April 7, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs or more, and show a photo I.D.

Those who are 16 years old may donate with written parental consent.

“Please come out and donate blood in honor of Lt. Collins, a soldier, servant, and leader who gave his life for our freedoms,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Coweta Gospel sings move to new location

The monthly Grantville Gospel Sings, which have been held in Grantville’s Railroad Freight Depot, will now be held in Grantville’s New Life Baptist Church, 5710 South U.S. Hwy. 29, directly across the road from Glanton Elementary School.

The sings will begin at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., as they did in the Depot.

The schedule for July includes:Friday, July 23, One Accord from Columbus, Masters Touch from LaGrange, Denny Grimes from Columbus, and Abiding in the Vine from Columbus. Read More»

FFUMC will offer several Financial Peace classes beginning in August

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) has announced it will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University (13-week course) in the fall of 2010. The course benefits couples/individuals of all ages — those with or without debt.

All classes will be taught at the church in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Newnan Catholic church members will honor their patron saint July 21

Members of Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Newnan are preparing to honor their patron saint. Although the official date is Thursday, July 22, the parish is planning a vigil Mass at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. The special liturgy will focus on the saint’s life and her faithful dedication and following of Jesus Christ.

Saint Mary Magdalene stood at the foot of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, accompanied by his mother Mary. She was the first disciple to find that he had risen from the dead as he promised and she proclaimed his Resurrection to the other apostles. Read More»

Trip to DeKalb Farmer’s Market planned July 27

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will partner with Fayette Senior Services for a trip to the DeKalb Farmer’s Market July 27. The group will leave the church at 10 a.m. and return about 3:30 p. m.

The cost of the trip is $7, with lunch cost additional, paid by the individual. The church will provide coolers and markers for those who want to make purchases at the market.

At least 15 registered participants are required to make the trip. Register at the church by July 20. Individuals must be paid to be considered registered. For more information, call the church, 770-461-4313.

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