Church

COS will host couples’ events

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church decided to combine two early-February events — the Winter Olympics and Valentine’s Day.

The result is an afternoon for couples with the theme, “Marriage Fun and Funny Olympics,” scheduled for Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at the church.

Couples of all ages will enjoy games, some modeled on Olympic events, others inspired by television shows such as “The Newlywed Game.” All are welcome.

The cost is $10 per couple. Childcare is available, but spaces must be reserved by calling the church at 770-487-8717. Read More»

Morgan Hay installed as pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City

Shown the pastors and friends who took part in the installation service for the Rev. Morgan Morse Hay at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City last month. They are (L-R), the Rev. Leigh Jones, Deby Brooke, Steve Pelham, the Rev. Jan Tolbert, Pastor Hay, the Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, the Rev. Penny Hill, Phil Hamilton and Rebekah Hay Groover. Photo/Special.

The Rev. Morgan Morse Hay was installed as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Peachtree City, on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Several pastors who had previously worked with Hay officiated the service: the Rev. Jan Tolbert, teaching elder at Carrolton Presbyterian; the Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, teaching elder with Macedonia Ministry; the Rev. Leigh Jones, teaching elder at the Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection; Deby Brooke, deacon at St. Andrews Presbyterian; and the Rev. Penny Hill, teaching elder at the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. Read More»

Valentine’s Dinner at FPC will honor women of the church

Fayette Presbyterian Church (FPC) will hold its Third Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner on Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. to honor the women of the church.

“Last year’s occasion was joyously received by all women attending,” a spokesperson said. “They especially enjoyed personal catering at their tables by men of the church.”

The men’s group will again wear semi-formal black and white tuxedo attire and, like last year, will prepare and serve individual meals to each woman attending. Read More»

Cokes Chapel UMC launches Cokes Kids for Christ services

Last Sunday, Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg launched a youth-focused worship service dubbed Cokes Kids for Christ, or CKC. The service was designed for children in preschool to 12th grade. The service is held from 10-10:45 a.m. in the Contemporary Worship Center. Read More»

Shores installed as LLM at CTK

Charles “Chuck” Shores of Newnan was installed Jan. 26 as a licensed liturgical minister in the Diocese of the Mid-South at services at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

The licensed liturgical ministers who are assigned to Christ the King serve in various ways. They may serve as chalice bearers and lay readers during services, assist in the distribution of Holy Communion to the children and workers in the nursery, and bring Communion to those who could not be present at the Sunday morning services due to illness or infirmity. Read More»

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Cornerstone UMC kids help out Backpack Buddies

Ericka Schulz (L) and Randolph Tomlin were just two of the kids and parents from Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Newnan who helped on Jan. 23 with the Backpack Buddies group from Senoia’s Vineyard Community Church to provide weekend meals for at-risk children. Backpack Buddies’ expanding role in the community includes feeding 270 children from 10 Coweta County schools. Photo/Katie Brown.

Are you better at worrying than you are at praying?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Let’s admit it: we are worriers.

Sometimes our worries are ridiculous. For several years, a woman was having trouble getting to sleep at night because she just knew someone was going to break into her house and steal her fine china. She was scared to death. One evening, her husband did hear a noise, went downstairs and encountered a real burglar.

He said, “Good evening. I’m so pleased to meet you. Will you please come upstairs and meet my wife? She’s been wanting to meet you for years.” Read More»

Christian Youth Theater plans organizational meeting at PTC Presbyterian this Friday

Claire Hemenway performs as Mrs. Mayor JoJo with Hayden McGregor, of Peachtree City, in an earlier CYT production of Horton Hears a Who.

Colton Hayes and Iain Hemenway, of Peachtree City, played the Wickershams in a previous CYT Atlanta production of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who. Photo/Special.

Christian Youth Theater Atlanta, an after-school theater arts training organization, is starting a new location in Fayette County.

An organizational “Vision Night” meeting is set for Friday, Jan. 31, at Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church with separate sessions for parents and students.

Students, ages 6-18, should arrive at 6 p.m. Friday for a short training session. The parents’ session will follow at 7 p.m. to meet the leadership team, learn more about CYT in the area, then sit back and see what the students have learned in the short hour they have been with the team. Read More»

Nativity will collect food for ‘Souper Bowl’

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will mark “Souper Bowl Sunday” at its 10 a.m. service on Feb. 2 with the in-gathering of canned goods for needy individuals and families. Nativity holds the activity every year on the same day as the annual Super Bowl game.

“While many of us once again will enjoy seeing the action on TV on a cold Sunday afternoon and evening, we also don’t want to forget the many who are hungry, homeless and cold,” said the Rev. Rita Renault, rector. “Besides, setting aside this food Sunday morning will leave plenty of time to see the festivities later in the day.” Read More»

Providence UMC will host creation vs. evolution debate

The community is invited to join Soaring Eagles Home School Co-op for a rare opportunity to see the creation vs. evolution debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye via live simulcast on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at Providence United Methodist Church. Doors will open at 6 p.m.with the simulcast beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Seats are first come, first served. The event is free.

Concessions will be available for purchase until 7 p.m.

The sold-out live event is being held in the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum near Cincinnati. Read More»