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Daniel Lee Williams, 88, of Riverdale

Daniel Lee Williams, 88, of Riverdale passed away on April 20, 2011.

Mr. Williams was born in Woolsey, GA. He served his country as a decorated Army Veteran of World War II serving in 5 European campaigns including the Normandy invasion. He is retired from Ft. Gillem and AAFES. He also served his community as a City Councilman for the City of Riverdale, Master of Riverdale Masonic Lodge and Deacon of Riverdale First Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Margie Mae “Trixie” Williams, who passed away on February 8, 2011 and by his son Douglas Williams. Read More»

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

Celebrate Easter — Easter services at local churches this week

It’s Easter once again on the southside and Christians everywhere are preparing to celebrate the holiest of Christian events, the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Most observances started last Sunday with the celebration of Palm Sunday and will continue through this Sunday with the observance of events leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

The traditional Community Good Friday gathering of area churches for the service of the Seven Last Words of Christ will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Peachtree City on Friday, April 22, starting at noon. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 04/20/11

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Dear Father Paul: Did the resurrection of Christ really happen? What’s the proof? One of my professors says that the resurrection of Christ is a myth. — Anthoney

Dear Anthoney: You ask an excellent question, because if Jesus really did rise from the dead it means that he is, indeed, the Son of God and we owe him our love, worship and lifetime devotion. On the other hand, if he didn’t, it means that he was a fake, a phony, and we owe him nothing. The stakes on this question are very high. Read More»

Heritage will present ‘Path to the Savior’

The scene of Jesus at the cross is portrayed by Kaitlin Fultz (the weeping Mary). Roman Soldiers are David Sanders (L) and A.J Espinosa. Photo/Special.

Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville will present “The Lake Experience: The Path to the Savior” on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m.

“The Path to the Savior,” is a walking tour on the church’s lake property that is based on the miraculous, life-changing “touch” of Jesus as He lived out His walk of suffering. Special golf-cart accommodations will be available for those with special needs. Read More»

All Saints Anglican recreates processional into Jerusalem

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City celebrated Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week last Sunday with a processional commemorating the arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. From left, the Rev. Michael Fry, William Fry and “Monty” the donkey. Photo/Freddy Burdeshaw.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City last Sunday began Holy Week celebrating the triumphal arrival of Jesus Christ on a donkey into Jerusalem. The service featured an outdoor processional that included a donkey, the Liturgy of the palms, “Roman soldiers” and chanting songs of praise.

During the service, Holy Communion was served and children read the Gospel account of Jesus’ betrayal, conviction and death.

At the conclusion of the service, those attending left the sanctuary in silence as the disciples themselves left Calvary in a state of confusion and dismay. Read More»

GriefShare starts May 5 in PTC

Beginning May 5, Peachtree City United Methodist Church will offer GriefShare each Thursday night from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

GriefShare is a Christ-centered Biblically based support group for anyone who has lost a loved one.

It is open to anyone in the community and surrounding area who has lost a spouse, child, a parent, a sibling or a close friend.

GriefShare is led by facilitators who understand the grief process and want to help. All facilitators have experienced the loss of a loved one and can identify with the emotions that result from the grief process. Read More»

CDM to host free seminar

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) will host a free seminar called The Power and Purpose of the Average Church, Saturday, April 30, from 1 -3 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Jack Eldred. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/20/11

PTC Presbyterian plans rummage sale
First Presbyterian Church will have a rummage sale to help the youth go on a mission trip to Chattanooga for the second year in a row. The sale will be held Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian is at 206 Willowbend Rd., near City Hall and the Peachtree City Library.

St. Christopher’s will host tea Read More»

Kendall-Prestidge - engagement

Taryn Marie Kendall engaged to Micheal Todd Prestidge

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kendall of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Taryn Marie Kendall, to Micheal Todd Prestidge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Prestidge of Marietta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the Medical College of Georgia where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is currently working at Brightmoor Hospice in Griffin and is attending Georgia State University where she will graduate as a nurse practitioner in 2012. Read More»

McCormick-King engagement

Megan Leigh McCormick engaged to Mark Adam King

Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCormick of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leigh McCormick, to Mark Adam King, son of John and Karen King of Atlanta.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Fayette County High School, Mercer University, and will receive her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia in August 2011. She is currently completing her clinical residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where she has accepted a post-doctoral fellowship. Read More»

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