GriefShare support group starts tonight at Dogwood

Dogwood Church, 975 Ga. Highway 74 South in Tyrone, will offer a GriefShare support group on Wednesday evenings beginning Jan. 7, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The group will meet in the atrium area of the church office.

The 13-week program has been updated and is led by people who understand the grief process and want to help. Access to valuable GriefShare resources is provided to help recover from the loss and rebuild your life.

Contact Donna at 770-692-7634, or to register.

St. Christopher’s plans dinner benefit this Saturday

St. Christopher Hellenic (Greek) Orthodox Church in Peachtree City announces its 12th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner sponsored by Philoptochos (Friends of the Poor) for the benefit of Saint Basil Academy in Garrison, N.Y.

The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Hangar in Peachtree City.

It will be an evening of food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

A live auction of handmade Vasilopites (decorative breads) will be held. The public is welcome. Read More»

COS Lutheran will celebrate the Spiritual Jan. 10-11

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will celebrate a unique American contribution, the Spiritual, at all four services Jan. 10-11.

The Sanctuary Choir will sing an anthem by local composer William Allen Pasch, in which he matched two Spiritual tunes, “To the Water” and “New Jordan,” to a text by Martin Luther.

“Second Sundays Band” will lead the congregation in traditional Spirituals at the 10:50 a.m. service and also some more contemporary expressions. Read More»

Carriage Lane will present ‘Slugs and Bugs’ with Randall Goodgame

Randall Goodgame

Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City will host “Slugs and Bugs Live” on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. This is a joyful, gospel-filled, life celebrating interactive musical sponsored by Kids on the Lane Mother’s Day Out Program and is for the whole family.

Randall Goodgame (former “Silly Song” writer for Veggietales) will lead the approximately 70-minute performance with live music, background musical tracks and brightly colored animated videos that extend through most of the songs. Read More»

Hopewell UMC to offer Financial Peace University

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will conduct Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University course beginning Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m.

“This course changes everything,” a spokesperson said. “Your money. Your story. Your life. During the class you will learn God’s way of handling money. The average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700 within the first 90 days. You will learn how to get out of debt the same way you learned to walk — one step at a time.”

Membership kits are available for $93 each. Read More»

Providence, Heritage to offer DivorceCare Jan. 26

For those going through separation or divorce, Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer DivorceCare twice each year.

Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced.

It’s a confusing time when those involved feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help individuals face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Read More»

Marriage workshop coming to FFUMC Jan. 31

Cleve and Joy Kiser, Leader Couple with Better Marriages of Georgia. Photo/Special.

“Pathways to the Heart … Pathways to Growth,” an informative marriage celebration event for couples of all ages and stages of life, is coming to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on Jan. 31 from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided at no charge for the entire event.

Better Marriages of Georgia will partner with FFUMC to present three workshops, a romantic dinner and an evening concert to foster healthy marriages by offering insight, practical ideas and quality time for couples. Read More»

Religion Briefs 01/07/15

GriefShare starts Jan. 8 at PTCUMC
New GriefShare classes at Peachtree City United Methodist Church will begin Thursday, Jan. 8 and continue through April 23 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in Room 308 at the Robinson Road campus. GriefShare is a  Bible-based class for those who have lost a loved one, either recently or in the past. For more information, call Wanda Andereck, 770-716-8306, or email

OM’s Perspectives class starts Thursday Read More»

Life is a gift and time is a treasure

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Several years ago, Tom Heymann wrote a book entitled In An Average Lifetime. I’m sure the stats are a little dated now, but it’s still interesting to think about what happens in an average lifetime.

He shared that the average American lives to be 74.9 years old and earns $1.2 million. The average American drives 413,226 miles, and sits in traffic for nine months. In an average lifetime, we spend 49 hours seeing doctors, and 64 hours waiting to see them. Read More»

Operation Mobilization’s ‘Perspectives’ starts Jan. 8

Operation Mobilization’s “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” class begins Jan. 8 and will meet weekly through May 7 (16 Thursdays).

The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. at Operation Mobilization, 285 Lynnwood Ave., Tyrone.

“For four decades, God has used “Perspectives” to give people a better understanding of how they fit into God’s story,” said class spokesperson Kristi Threatt. “Perspectives is more than a class. It is part of God’s global disciple making movement.” Read More»

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