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Are you mishandling grace?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

The great evangelist D. L. Moody loved to study his Bible, and it occurred to him one day that he had never tackled the topic of grace. He took a day and did a Bible study on God’s grace. A second day was required, and then a third. By the afternoon of the third day, Moody was so filled with the idea of God’s grace that he had to go out on the street and talk to someone about it.

Moody stopped the first person he saw, a complete stranger, and said, “My friend, do you have any understanding of grace?” Read More»

Sharing Ramadan Fast with the Islamic Center in Fayetteville

Carolyn Cary's picture

The Islamic Community is halfway through their holy month of Ramadan. It is also the ninth month in its calendar. In the year 2010 it extends from August 11th through September 9th.

As has been done for the past nine years, the ICCA Community Center in Fayetteville has shared one of its fast days with those in the community.

For some 29 or 30 days, depending on what time of the year it falls, Muslims will wake before dawn, have breakfast, and not eat again until after dusk that evening. Currently that’s about 8:20 p.m. Read More»

From Calvary to Carriage Lane ... pastor celebrates 20 years in Peachtree City

the Rev. Dr. W. Douglas Griffith and his wife, Cindy

Members of Carriage Lane Prebyterian Church, PCA, in Peachtree City, celebrated the Rev. Dr. W. Douglas Griffith’s 20th anniversary as their senior pastor on Sunday, August 15. Griffith and his wife, Cindy, were surprised at the morning worship service by guest preacher and friend, the Rev. Dr. Jon Payne and visiting family members. A special church luncheon followed the service. Read More»

Local project, ‘Jesus Feast’ continues through Sept. 18

The Jesus Feast, a project focusing on the miracles of Jesus, will continue through Sept. 18.

Individuals are encouraged to spend 40 days focusing on Jesus, from Aug. 10 until The Day of Atonement, Saturday, Sept. 18.

Local radio station J93.3 will read one miracle each day at 2:40 p.m. The project will conclude with a community service at the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville on the final day, Sept. 18.

Visit the website, www.jesusfeast.org, for more information.

South Gate Ministry’s Bible study starts Sept. 16

South Gate Ministry Training Center announces its inaugural inductive Bible study, The Book of Acts. The Institute aims to promote and engender a biblical worldview among Christians everywhere, to equip, present and future, to correctly and effectively handle the Word of God, and to provide a scriptural foundation for understanding God’s will for his people through intensive inductive Bible studies. Read More»

GreekFest 2010 includes Greek dancing lessons

St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will host its 6th Annual Building Fundraiser, GreekFest 2010, Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Seymour Hangar at Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

Greek dancing lessons will be offered along with live music and dancing. Appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30. The “All you can eat and drink” menu includes many Greek delicacies including Dolmathes, Spanakopites, Greek salad, lemon chicken, and Baklava. Adult Beverages and soft drinks are included. Read More»

Religion Briefs 09/01/10

Holy Trinity starts GriefShare Sept. 8 & 10
Griefshare, a 13-week Christian video/discussion support group for those who have lost a loved one, will be offered at Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City beginning Wednesday, evening, Sept. 8 and Friday morning, Sept. 10. Each GriefShare session is self-contained so one can begin attending at any time. Sessions will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, contact Gayle Reddy at 770-631-8251. Holy Trinity is at 101 Walt Banks Road. Read More»

Where did Sunday School come from?

Justin Kollmeyer's picture

I love history. I love Sunday School. So it only stands to reason that I would love the “History of Sunday School,” right?

Here’s a short version, thanks mainly to an article by Timothy Larson of Christian History magazine.

Sunday Schools were originally schools where poor children could learn to read. The Sunday School movement began in Britain in the 1780s. The Industrial Revolution had resulted in many children spending all week long working in factories. Christian philanthropists wanted to free these children from a life of illiteracy. Read More»

Back from Puerto Rico

Back from Puerto Rico

A group of 35 high school youth and adults from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City spent a week in Puerto Rico. While there, they worked at a domestic violence center, assisted at a care center for the elderly, painted parts of a cathedral, scraped and painted residents’ homes, and weeded and landscaped at a botanical garden. Read More»

Women’s Day set for this Sunday

Edgefield Baptist Church in Fayetteville will host its Women’s Day Program Sunday, Aug. 29, with several services and guest speakers lined up.

The theme is “Called to be a blessing.” Suggested attire is clothing in shades of purple and white.

The Rev. J.T. Ware of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Fairburn will speak at 8:45 a.m., Minister Regina Belle-Battle of New Shield of Faith Christian Ministries in Atlanta will speak at 10 a.m., and Bishop Dianne Collins of Faith Walk Ministries in College Park will speak at 3 p.m. There is no admission charge. Read More»