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Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are some questions that I’ve gotten over the years of my ministry and via email for this column. Read More»

David Ring to speak at Southside Baptist Sunday

David Ring, nationally known speaker and head of David Ring Ministries, will speak at Southside Baptist Church in Fayetteville Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. This is a one night, free event. A love offering will be taken.

David Ring was born with cerebral palsy on October 28, 1953 in Jonesboro, Ark. After being orphaned at an early age, he says he was cast about from “pillar to post.”

“Life seemed worse than hopeless until my relationship began with Jesus Christ,” Ring says, “who taught me self respect and an acceptance of my physical challenges.” Read More»

Youth choirs make joyful noise

The combined Youth Choirs of First Baptist Newnan and Flat Creek Baptist in Fayetteville recently led Sunday morning worship at Flat Creek Baptist Church. These teenagers recently attended the Georgia Baptist Youth Choir Festival in Conyers where Youth Choirs from across the state gathered for a weekend of singing under the direction of clinician, Dennis Allen.

Handbell choirs from all over Ga. to present concert here March 13

Peachtree City United Methodist Church will host a free concert of handbell choirs from United Methodist churches throughout the state of Georgia, all performing together at Peachtree City United Methodist Church Saturday, March 13, at 4 p.m.

The choirs will spend the day rehearsing together in a “Ring Through” format under the direction of Arnold Sherman, composer, arranger and director. Read More»

Renewing vows

Dale and Erika Kreutter of Fayetteville

Twenty seven couples of all ages celebrated Valentine’s Day 2010 in a Renewal of Marriage Vows Celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church. As the couple with the longest marriage, Dale and Erika Kreutter of Fayetteville were invited to be the first to renew their vows. The Kreutters, who were married Feb. 26, 1960, were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Photo/Special.

Hopewell will offer FPU

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will begin Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) class on Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

FPU is a 13-week program with the goal of “not just information, but transformation.”

More than one million families have attended FPU. On average, they pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days.

The program is for everyone, regardless of age, regardless of income, and regardless of marital status. Read More»

Super Soup Sunday

Lillian Oakes (L) and Gretchen Adams (R) pose next to their display of more than 150 cans of soup they collected on Souper Bowl Sunday.  Photo/Special.

Lillian Oakes (L) and Gretchen Adams (R) pose next to their display of more than 150 cans of soup they collected on Souper Bowl Sunday. The girls are giving free soup to people in the neighborhood as a mission project, kicking off “A Year of Missions” at Bethany United Methodist Church. Bethany is at the intersection of Milam/Rivers and Lee’s Lake Roads in north Fayette County. Photo/Special.

‘Centering Prayer’ workshop set

Peachtree City United Methodist Church invites the community to a Centering Prayer Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The workshop will be led by Roberta Oster, coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Atlanta, and costs $30. Register online at www.ptcumc.org or by calling the church at 770-487-6499. Reservations made by Feb. 24 will include a box lunch and drink. The church will take registrations at the door on Feb.27 (lunch not included). Read More»

SFM readies for spring yard sale

Square Foot Ministries is now accepting items for its annual yard sale set for sometime this spring.

Items being accepted include furniture, books, jewelry, small appliances. knick knacks, toys, children’s shoes and clothing, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Adult clothing and mattresses/box springs will not be accepted.

For more information, call Faye Livingston, 770-401-9761, or Judy Reynolds, 770-461-8529.

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Lenten lunches continue
Lenten lunches will continue at First United Methodist Church each Thursday throughout Lent (Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25) and will end with a lunch on April 1. All lunches will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Feb. 25 lunch will be hosted by the Bethany and Trinity circles. Julie Harp will be the speaker. FFUMC is at 175 E. Lanier Ave. (Ga. Highway 54) in downtown Fayetteville. For more information, call the church office, 770-461-4313.

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