FFUMC will offer four FPU classes in February, March

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University (13 week course) in early 2010. The course benefits couples/individuals of all ages — those with or without debt.

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a life-changing program that shows how to reach financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. More than one million families have attended FPU. Read More»

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Open Door’s revival continues
Open Door Baptist Church’s revival will continue through this Friday., Jan. 29, with services each night beginning at 7 p.m. The guest evangelist is Darrell Hayes. Open Door is at 7364 Ga. Hwy. 16 East, just outside Senoia. For information, call the church, 770-599-6541.

Holy Trinity will offer GriefShare Read More»

Hume and Tiger and the need for bread

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So Brit Hume of Fox News created a firestorm of protest when he suggested on “Fox News Sunday” Jan. 3 that Tiger Woods should consider turning to Christianity and away from Buddhism. I missed it completely since I’m tied up on Sundays doing pastor stuff and don’t get to watch much Sunday TV.

I try to stay up on local news and on the big stuff, like college football developments and other life and death events. Like Lane Kiffin leaving Tennessee after only one season — what a shame! The SEC is much better off without him, and so is Tennessee. But back to Brit and Tiger. Read More»

National Heights Baptist plans community pancake breakfast

National Heights Baptist Church is preparing a Community Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. as an opportunity to meet more of the community surrounding the church.

“The area around the church has grown significantly in recent years and the congregation would like to offer its help, prayers and fellowship to all their neighbors — as well as anyone new to the Fayetteville-Peachtree City area,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

‘Decisions for end of life’ seminar set for tomorrow

An Adult Speaker Series will be launched at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Newnan, with the program entitled “Making Health Care Decisions Near the End-Of-Life” It will be presented by Dr. Carl Hug, M.D., Ph.D., on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the church.

Hug serves as professor of anesthesiology emeritus at Emory University School of Medicine.

No reservations are required and the public is invited to attend.

St. Mary Magdalene is at 3 Village Rd., directly behind the new Coweta Public Library, and just off Ga. Highway 154 and Lower Fayetteville Road.

FFUMC’s 2009 Tour of Homes raises $12,500 for counseling center build

(L-R) are: Gary Wood, Cleve Kiser, the Rev. Mark Westmoreland presenting check; and Craig Wiley. Photo/Special.

United Methodist Church (FFUMC), presented a $12,500 check to Craig Wiley, chair for the Counseling Center Legacy Build, to support the completion of the Fayette Counseling Center.

Funds for the donation were generated from the recent 2009 Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by FFUMC, and chaired by Cleve Kiser.

Work was initiated by Square Foot Ministries in February 2009 to develop a new 3,800 square foot counseling center. Wiley reminded the group that Square Foot Ministries — a nondenominational charity — was initiated a number of years back within FFUMC. Read More»

‘U2charist’ service set for Jan 30 at Providence

Providence United Methodist Church will present the music of U2 live on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The term “U2charist” was coined by an Episcopal church; “Eucharist,” meaning “Thanksgiving,” is another term for Holy Communion, so this is a service of U2 music combined with a short message and communion. Read More»

CDM will host seminar Sunday

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM),114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host a leadership seminar entitled “Elijah and Elisha and the Relationship of Today’s Church Leadership” Sunday, Jan. 24, at 5:30 p.m. The speakers will be Pastor Carolyn Driver and Pastor Timothy Frazier.

The seminar seeks to restore a healthy relationship among senior pastors and their licensed and ordained ministers (sons and daughters). Read More»

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Yancy in concert at PTC Presbyterian
The First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City will present Yancy in concert for one night only, Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and $5 for seniors or students. Childcare will be provided for ages 2 and younger. For more information or to order a ticket, call 770-487-7757 or contact

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Distracted and harried, and relying on Christ

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OK, so it’s a new year. It seems I should write about resolutions or something, but nothing has come to me — besides, I’m as bad as anyone about breaking them. Then again, I could write about the expectation of what is to come in 2010, but really, no one can know what the year will bring; we just know that God will be there. Read More»