Still time to get tickets to Chair-ity event

Next week, community leaders and elected officials will come together to host an elegant holiday affair with delicious food and Christmas cheer. It’s the 5th Annual Children’s Chair-ity Event benefiting the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City — and there’s still time to get tickets.

The event will feature a silent auction of extraordinary chairs and other works of art donated by local artisans. All proceeds will help the children who live at Christian City have a wonderful Christmas. Read More»

Dogwood Church creates orchard for the community

Volunteers get atarted on the Dogwood Church orchard that will provide fresh fruit for needy families through the Real Life Center. Photo/Speci

Seeing the need of providing hungry families in Fayette County with fresh fruit, Jeff Meyers from Dogwood Church recently presented a vision that would see to this need through the Real Life Center.

The vision cast was huge and it included creating an orchard that would produce 20,000 pounds of fresh fruit — including apples, peaches, plums, blueberries, blackberries, figs, pomegranates, and grapes — a year and helping 100 or more hurting families each week. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will present Christmas drama Dec. 4

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “The Best Christmas Ever” Sunday, Dec.4, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

“The Best Christmas Ever” shares the experience of the fictional Pyne family that recently moved to Fayetteville just in time for the neighborhood Christmas gathering. As they meet their neighbors and discover new friendships, they also discover the meaning of Christmas, according to Mark Karki, minister of music and worship. Read More»

COS to present children’s musical

“Operation Christmas Child,” this year’s children’s musical at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, is scheduled for Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Actors and singers are in grades 1-5, with the preschool Cherub Choir also participating.

Actors in leading roles include: Addie Ellison, Emily McDonald, Michael King, Davis Cover, Kieran Marland, Carson Robichaux, Trace Alford, Joshua Hiatt, and Ashleigh Shriner. Soloists will be Emily McDowell, Natalie Irvin and Victoria Taylor. Read More»

FFUMC: No Christmas Tour of Homes this year; concert, dinner, and auction planned instead

In place of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s (FFUMC) 2011 Tour of Homes, members will host a silent auction and dinner before the Candlelight Concert on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. This year marks the 12th performance of the Candlelight Concert featuring violinist Sonja Squires and pianist Rick Massengale.

Along with all of the great instrumentalists, the concert will feature vocalists Kristy Cline and Dr. Franklin Green. Read More»

Ron Clower class now in progress; will be offered again in January

Ron Clower, author of “Jesus Christ: Centerpiece of God’s Universe,” wrote his book after years of leading studies on that book of the Bible.

He is currently leading a Wednesday night study at Providence United Methodist Church, using his book as a resource and will offer the 12-week study again beginning January 11 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up for the study by emailing Leslie at

Providence is at 592 Bernhard Rd., Fayetteville in southern Fayette County between Redwine Road and Ga. Hwy 85. Call 770-719-8800 for more information.

Religion Briefs 11/22/11

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Luzio-Smola engagement

Krista Dana Luzio engaged to Evan Michael Smola

Martha Luzio of Park Ridge, Ill. announces the engagement of her daughter, Krista Dana Luzio, to Evan Michael Smola, son of Michael and Janet Smola of Tyrone.

The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Leon Luzio. She is a 2005 graduate of Butler University and a 2008 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. She is a personal injury/medical malpractice attorney in Chicago, Ill. Read More»

Hunter-Rich engagement

Amy Joy Hunter engaged to Jason Rich

Keith and Sheila Hunter of Tyrone announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Joy Hunter, to Jason Rich, son of Barry and Marge Rich of Manchester, Conn.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Vernon Mashburn and the late Mrs. Lorene Mashburn of Pineview, and Mrs. Marjorie Foskey of Hawkinsville. She is a graduate of Berry College with a B.A. in international studies and Spanish. She is currently an MBA candidate at the Georgia Tech Business School and works in business management in Atlanta. Read More»

Roundy-Minc engagement

Ronica An Roundy engaged to Michael Todd Minc

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Roundy of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Ronica An Roundy, to Michael Todd Minc, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Minc of Pensacola, Fla.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Ruth Roundy of Bear Creek, N.C. and the late W.T. Roundy, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. An Bo Ok of Seoul, South Korea.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Saul Minc of Boynton Beach, Fla. and George Nielson of Pensacola, Fla. and the late Jo Nielson.

A February 2012 wedding is planned.

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