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McDonough Road Baptist will present Christmas drama Dec. 4

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Several students from Bennett’s Mill Middle School recently got involved in the efforts of the Real Life Center in Tyrone and collected food and clothing for the RLC’s food pantry and thrift store. The group collected more than 2,000 cans of food and allowed the center to serve 186 families in the community.

Shown above (L-R) are Bennet’s Mill students James Hartley, Ian Belwood, Oliver Whiten, and Andrew Hogan, and teacher, Martha Trisler. Photo/Special.

Providence UMC starts garden for community

With a lot in the news lately about organic gardening, “farm-to-table food” and schools teaching children how to grow food which they then eat in the cafeteria, Providence United Methodist Church has committed to use part of its property to offer organic gardening plots for families, schools and groups in the area who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

The church will also grow fruits and vegetables on one large plot as an outreach to those in the community who struggle to buy healthy food. Read More»

COS will present children’s musical

Children at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will present “Operation Christmas Child” on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. In the musical, characters at “Fort Faithful 12-25” learn about sharing with children across the world through Operation Christmas Child, which distributes millions of shoeboxes filled with gifts. Christ Our Shepherd contributed 125 boxes this year.

The public is invited, and there is no admission cost.

The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

S.A.G.E. heads for Callenwolde

The S.A.G.E. group at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (Senior Adults Going Everywhere) will enjoy Christmas at Callenwolde on Thursday, Dec. 8, leaving the church at 9 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. The cost is $20 plus lunch at the Picadilly. Read More»

‘Love Feasts’ featured at COS

Christ Our Shepherd will offer two “Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition” on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. Following the practice of New Testament Agape meals, worshipers are served Love Feast buns and either apple juice or Moravian-recipe coffee. Beeswax candles are distributed during “Silent Night.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/30/11

St. Paul Lutheran announces Advent services
Christmas mid-week Advent services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Prachtree City are planned for Nov. 30 amd Dec. 7 (Wednesdays) at 5 and 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 14. Advent worship will be combined with the Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served on the 14th. St. Paul is on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree City.

COS Advent services begin tonight Read More»

Limbaugh-Blubaugh engagement

Maggie Priscilla Limbaugh engaged to Joseph Eston Blubaugh

Gary and Susan Limbaugh of Crawfordville, Fla. announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Priscilla Limbaugh, to Joseph Eston Blubaugh, son of Jamie Armour of Peachtree City and David Blubaugh of Senoia.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Burl Carraway and the late Mrs. Faye Carraway and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Limbaugh. She is a graduate of Wakulla High School and Florida Southern College. She holds a B.A. in English and is employed by GrayRobinson P.A. in Lakeland, Fla. Read More»

John Olin Young, 70, of Fayetteville

John Olin Young, 70, of Fayetteville, Ga. died November 21, 2011. He was a lifelong Bulldogs fan and well known for his sense of humor. Raised in Monroe, Ga. he is survived by his mother Susie O'Mary, wife Mary Helen (Mitchell) Young, children Jennifer Estrada, Josh and Nick Young.

No services will be held, but donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home at 760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30315, 404-688-9515 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
www.southcarecremation.com

Arthur Ward Carpenter, age 45, of Peachtree City

Arthur Ward Carpenter, age 45, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Nov. 26, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Lianne Carpenter; children, Wesley, Christian, Elizabeth Kate, and Madeline Hope Carpenter; parents, Ken & Lois Carpenter; sister, Karen Klinger; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Healing Bridge at the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City in his memory to help benefit others.

Have a Heart this Christmas

Sara Beth Sweatman, a 10th grader at Whitewater High School and member of the school’s Beta Club, shows off one of the glass ornaments that will be sold in Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ “Give Love” campaign. Photo/Special.

Shoppers looking for a more meaningful gift this Christmas won’t have to look very far. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local, non-profit organization, has just kicked off its “Have a Heart, Give Love” gift giving campaign.  Supporters of the organization can make a donation of $50 or more in honor of someone, and the honoree will receive a glass ornament along with a Christmas card informing them of the donation made in their name. Read More»

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