COS Lutheran will offer two Ash Wednesday services

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer two Ash Wednesday services on March 5 at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Both will include the imposition of ashes for those who wish, Holy Communion, and a sermon.

The Sanctuary Choir will provide special music at 6:30.

A soup supper will precede the evening service, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Soup will be provided by the church, but all are invited to bring their favorite soups to share.

There is no charge and all are invited to these services which usher in the season of Lent.

Pastor takes Ash Wednesday to the streets with ‘Ashes to Go’

Today, Ash Wednesday, March 5, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, from 7 to 9 a.m, outside Prime Financial Services at the corner of Ga. Hwy. 92 South and Antioch Road in Fayetteville.

Nativity is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and renewal. Read More»

Barkers head up Ladies’ Winter Conference at Heritage Baptist

Frank and Barbara Barker

Barbara Barker will be the speaker at Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s Ladies Winter Conference Friday evening March 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Her husband, Dr. Frank Barker, will preach at the Sunday morning service at Heritage March 16.

Barbara’s topic will be “Walking with Jesus -The Key Steps to the Christian Life.” Read More»

PTCUMC’s Global Impact event a big success, say organizers

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) hosted its first Global Impact Celebration (GIC) last month and, based on the congregation’s response, the church is already beginning plans for next year’s GIC.

“It was an exceptional week in the life of our church,” said the Rev. Keith Windmiller, associate pastor for Serve Ministries. Read More»

Recent seminary grads

Shown, front row (L-R), Bishop David Epps, Dr. Andy Ellis, Paul Dickinson, Dr. Robert Wills. Second row (L-R) assisting clergy: Dr. James Taylor, Peachtree City; the Rev. Deacon James Gardner, Tyrone; Father Jason Epps, Dean of the Cathedral, Senoia; and the Rev. Deacon Tony McGee, Newnan. Photo/Special.

Two men at the Cathedral of Christ the King were recently graduated from two different seminaries. Dr. Andy Ellis of Tyrone received the master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia / London, while Paul Dickinson of Sharpsburg received the master of ministry degree from St. Michael’s Seminary in San Clemente, Calif. The men were recognized in services at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Read More»

LDS church hosts family history fair, opens mini-Family History Center

Roger Hoffman, director of the Newnan Family History Center, speaks to local genealogy buffs on the importance of family history research. Photo/Special.

About 50 members of the community visited the Fayetteville Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its Family History Fair last month.

The keynote speaker, Roger Hoffman, explained why family history is so important. Maureen Keillor taught classes on Beginning the Adventure, Online Research and Crossing the Brickwall and the Atlantic.

The Fayetteville Ward also announced the March 5 opening of its mini-Family History Center, a mobile computer lab designed to assist members and the community in using to advance their family history research. Read More»

New Hope Baptist will present musical celebration March 22

New Hope Baptist Church of Fayetteville invites the community to “Come Together,”a musical celebration on Saturday evening, March 22 at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Canton Jones, this night of gospel music will feature Yolanda Adams, Wess Morgan, Vicki Yohe, Darwin Hobbs and the New Hope choir and orchestra.

General admission tickets are $25 and are available at the website: and after Sunday worship services. Read More»

Girl Scout takes project to a whole new level

Lauren Ladouceuer. Photo/Special.

Most juniors in high school use the spring and Thanksgiving breaks to relax and unwind from the stress. But Lauren Ladouceuer is not a regular high school junior.

In August, 2012, Lauren’s father visited the country of Haiti to visit his grandparents. When he returned home, he told Lauren about the children struggling in the town of La Trembly.

“The timing was perfect because I wanted to do my Girl Scout Gold Award Project in Haiti, but didn’t know where to start”, Lauren said. Now, she had the ideas for her project and could put them into action. Read More»

Christian City dedicates newest facilities

Community leaders, volunteers, sponsors, Christian City Trustees, and staff gathered to dedicate a new Crisis Stabilization Cottage and Multi-Court Recreational Facility on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City.

Among the attendees were Union City Mayor, Vince Williams; City Councilman, Brian Jones; Consumer Investigator, Dale Cardwell, and many others. Read More»

Sold out for Promise Place

Sold out for Promise Place

The Feb. 28 performance held at the Legacy Theater in Tyrone and featuring Atlanta’s Whole World Improv Theater comedy troupe benefitted the nonprofit Promise Place domestic violence prevention organization. Pictured are a few of the attendees for the sold-out performance. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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