Church

Women’s Day program set for Aug. 29

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.”

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 and suggested attire is clothing in shades of purple and white. Read More»

Harp’s Crossing to present ‘Baggage Claim’ Sept. 17

Harp’s Crossing Community Theater will present “Baggage Claim,” a modern parable, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17, 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. at Harp’s Crossing Baptist Church.

The play revolves around the D’Baquel family, who, after receiving an invitation for a complimentary night out at a scenic canyon Bed and Breakfast, arrives to find nothing is going according to their plan.

They find themselves surrounded by goofballs and a screwy bellhop who has his own agenda for the family’s luggage.

The producation includes a diverse cast and promises to be an entertaining evening. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/18/10

Flint Ridge revival starts tonight Read More»

Brooks Christian celebrates 100 years of service

Left inset, Brooks Christian as it appears today in downtown Brooks, Ga. Right inset, an undated photo of the same building in the same location. Note the absence of the tree.

Brooks Christian Church will host a Centennial Celebration weekend on Aug. 14 and 15 to celebrate the church’s 100th anniversary. Events include a free Gospel Singing Saturday night, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. featuring Four-Given Quartet, Dodie Ramsey, and The Barkers.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, the 11 a.m. worship will be led by the Celebration Women’s Sextet and will include a brief history video of the church, along with testimonials and a brief devotional. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 08/11/10

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

Dear Father Paul: A very close friend of mine is a very dedicated vegetarian. She often urges me to adopt this eating style, but I love a good hamburger or steak. Does the Bible speak to this question? — No Name Please

Dear Friend: Whether or not we should or should not eat meat is not a moral or religious issue for Christians. The Bible does not specifically endorse or forbid one or the other. Read More»

Whisnant-Brown engagement

Kevin and Teresa McCarthy of Fayetteville announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica Frances Whisnant, to Alexander James Brown, son of Robert and Mi Yon Brown.

The bride is a 2007 graduate of Starr’s Mill High School. She currently attends Kennesaw State University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The groom is a 2006 graduate of McIntosh High School. He attends Kennesaw State University, and will graduate and receive a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in December. Read More»

Project Linus being ‘reborn’ at Community Christian Church

Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fayetteville is revitalizing the “Project Linus” program which makes no-sew fleece security blankets, receiving blankets, quilts, crotcheted and knitted afghans and comforters for newborns and children,.

“Project Linus” volunteers provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill or tramatized children (ages 0 -18). These blankets are distributed to local hospitals, DEFACS offices, police, fire and sheriffs departments, homeless shelters or anywhere that a child needs a big hug. Read More»

Confirmed at Christ Our Shepherd

After three years of weekly classes, 25 eighth-graders stood to confirm their faith and become adult members of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

After three years of weekly classes, 25 eighth-graders stood to confirm their faith and become adult members of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City. Read More»

Local churches provide summer lunches for 240 needy children

This summer, some 240 children in need enjoyed nutritious meals each weekday thanks to the combined efforts of Fayette County congregations and the support of community partners.

Over the past seven years Laura Cox of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church has worked closely with the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services to gather the names of children who normally receive free lunches during the school year and coordinate the preparation and delivery of lunches. Read More»

Religion briefs 8-11-10

Zion Youth Conference set for Aug. 13-15
Edgefield Baptist Church’s Zion Youth Ministry will host Youth Conference 2010 Aug. 13-15. The theme is “Abraham’s Seed.” The conference will start Friday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m., with guest speaker MinisterTamarkus Cook, and will conclude Sunday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. with guest speaker Minister Stephanie Caldwell. Edgefield is at 140 Church St. in Fayetteville. For more information, call the church, 770-461-7388.

Homecoming, revival planned at Bethlehem Read More»