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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.

Religion Briefs 07/14/10

Order Angel Food at the Summit tomorrow
The Summit Presbyterian Church is an Angel Food ordering site. The deadline to order is Thursday, July 15 and pick up is Saturday, July 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. For more info, phone 770-460-3335, email info@thesummitpc.net, or visit the website, www.thesummitpc.net.

Providence has preschool openings Read More»

Failure can be a good teacher

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It’s exciting to see the Atlanta Braves having a better year. Even Chipper Jones is finally coming around. At the end of June, Chipper was batting .254 with five home runs and 32 RBI. Way off his best years’ production, but after a slow start, his offense appears to be picking up.

Think about what a .254 average means. He gets a hit only one out of every four times he comes to the plate. Or, he fails to get a hit three out of every four times he comes to the plate. Yet, he still gets what? Something like $14 million this season? Read More»

Flat Creek Baptist’s Fine Arts Academy opens registration for the coming year

Flat Creek Baptist Church has opened registration for its 2010-2011 session of the Fine Arts Academy, offering instruction in music and art for children, youth and adults. Sessions will be held based on the desire of students and the availability of teachers. Lessons will be taught weekly at Flat Creek and will be scheduled in mutual agreement with teachers, students, and the church calendar. Read More»

All Saints free music camp starts next week

Registration is still open for All Saints Anglican Church’s free Children’s Music Camp set to start next Monday. The theme is “A Week of Praise” with a focus on a variety of music, especially traditional hymns and praise songs. The camp will run through Friday.

Curriculum includes singing, dancing, an introduction to various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

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