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Epiphany Day:Let’s ‘Google it’

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Today, January 6, is Epiphany Day. So, let’s “Google it!”

What is the Epiphany of Our Lord?

It is the wonderful liturgical festival observed every year on Jan. 6. It is the oldest of the Christmas festivals and originally the most important. Since Jan. 6 is most often a weekday, Lutherans and liturgical Protestants sometimes shift the celebration of Epiphany to the Sunday immediately before or following the 6th. Epiphany is also a season that lasts until the beginning of Lent and encompasses four to nine Sundays, depending on the date of Easter.

What does the word “epiphany” mean? Read More»

Holy Cross church will offer weight loss class

The Church of the Holy Cross in Fayetteville will host a 13-week class, “Losing Weight God’s Way,” at the church on Tuesday evenings, beginning Jan. 12.

The class will involve learning to practice Biblical eating habits and exercise and will be taught by Dr. Judy Massey.

Cost is $25 for materials including workbook and a DVD. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Judy Massey, 678-457-3566, or judymassey@earthlink.net.

Church of the Holy Cross is at 140 Kathi Ave. near McDonald’s in downtown Fayetteville.

Flat Creek will start new classes

Flat Creek Baptist Church will offer new classes beginning this weekend. Preceding the classes on Sundays, the Adult Discipleship Hour will be held in the Worship Center at 4:45 p.m. led by the pastor.

On Wednesdays. Prayer Meeting and Devotion sessions will be led by the pastor at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 10, Flat Creek will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-200.

“Ramsey covers such things as how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and experience the joy of giving,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

St. Paul’s Episcopal serves meals on Christmas Day

Megan Masters, left, Mikayla Pape and her mother Elizabeth Pape and Sarah Crow. Photo/Frank Vella/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

About 40 home-bound patients and the residents of the Angel House women’s shelter received a hot meal on Christmas day, courtesy of parishioners from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newnan.

More than 70 parishioners left behind their freshly unwrapped presents to meet at the church on Roscoe Road to prepare and deliver the lunch of ham, mashed potatoes, carrots, green-bean casserole, pudding, milk and juice.

For more than a decade, the church has ensured that people served by the Means on Wheels program are fed when their usual volunteers take a day off. Read More»

B’nai Israel will offer classes on Judaism Jan. 9, 16

Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville will offer a two-part class on “Judaism - Are you Curious?” Saturday, Jan. 9 (part one) and Saturday, Jan. 16 (part two), both sessions taught from 9 a.m. until noon.

Classes are free but donations will be accepted.

Both sessions will be held at Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville. The classes will explain the differences in Jewish and other religious traditions.

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be admitted. Seating is limited.

To register, call Susan Levine, 678-817-7162 or email slevine@bnai-israel.net.

FPC to host Griefshare

A new GriefShare session will start Sunday, Jan. 10, at Fayette Presbyterian Church. Sessions will be held from 2 - 4 p.m.

“GriefShare is a grief recovery support group sponsered by people who understand what you are experiencing and can offer comfort, encouragement, and hope on your journey from ‘mourning to joy,’” a spokesperson said.

GriefShare is non-denominational but Christ-centered. It is for anyone who has lost a loved one whether recently or in the past.

Fayette Presbyterian Church is at 791 Forest Ave.(Ga. Highway 92 North) in Fayetteville. Read More»

New GriefShare session starts Jan 12 at FFBC

On Jan. 12, Fayetteville First Baptist Church will begin a new session of GriefShare, a 13-week Bible based program for those who have lost a loved one. The class meets each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past. Read More»

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Potluck meal planned at Inman
The Joy and Sharing group at Inman United Methodist Church will have its meeting and potluck meal Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the church. For additonal information, call 770-461-2123. Read More»

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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 some questions that I’ve gotten over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

Thanks to many ...

Well, here we are. In another few days we will be facing another decade. It seems as if just yesterday we were ushering in the new millennium. Where have the past 10 years gone?

They have been particularly trying ones for me and I consider myself lucky to still be here. I suppose “blessed” would be a better word. Read More»

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