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Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran will offer Godly Play Workshop

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 101 N. Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City, invites Christian educators and Sunday School teachers to a Godly Play Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Godly Play is sometimes tagged “Montessori Comes to Church.”

This workshop would be beneficial whether one is new to the curriculum or a seasoned storyteller. Read More»

Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

Religion Briefs 08/03//11

Flat Rock AME will celebrate anniversary
Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold its 157th church anniversary with an afternoon service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Flat Rock is the oldest African American Church in Fayette County. The senior pastor at Flat Rock is the Rev. Ed Johnson. The special guest speaker is Bishop James L. Davis, bishop of the 9th Episcopal District of the AME Church in Alabama. Dinner will be served to all who come between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Flat Rock is at 148 Old Chapel Lane, Fayetteville. Read More»

Mitchell-Osterhage engagement

Kristen Nicole Mitchell engaged to Drake Andrew Osterhage

Susan and Scott Mitchell of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Mitchell, to Drake Andrew Osterhage, son of Rebecca and Dennis Osterhage of Fayetteville.

The bride-to-be is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in anthropology. She is now pursuing her M.S. in library and information sciences from the University of North Texas.

The groom-elect is pursuing a B.A. in communication studies at the University of Georgia and has served as president of the International Association of Business Communicators, UGA chapter. Read More»

Pinyan-Hanie engagement

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan engaged to Keegan William Hanie

Olivia Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Keegan William Hanie have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rachelle Pinyan of Fayetteville and Glenn Pinyan of McDonough, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bannister of Fayetteville. She is a 2007 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in special education adapted curriculum. She will begin teaching special education at Coffee County Middle School this fall. Read More»

Woods-Snyder wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Snyder

Kaye Michelle Woods and Jonathan Philipp Snyder were married in the Campbell Courtyard at the Wyndham Peachtree, Peachtree City, April 2, 2011. Michael Zajas, of Mesa, Ariz., conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woods of Peachtree City and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Byron Woods, of Hapeville, and Margaret Rafferty and the late Armp Rafferty, of Owensboro, Ky. Read More»

Puckett-Gareau wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Gareau

Jennifer Paige Puckett and Martin Patrick Gareau were married Saturday, May 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Fairburn. Pastor Timothy Gareau, uncle of the groom, officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy Farr of Newnan and Rick Puckett of Douglasville. She is a pharmacist with Publix in Atlanta.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Patrick Gareau Sr. of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the director for global operations with Casemate, also in Atlanta.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Read More»

Peachtree City mom and son Pedal for Pets

Wendy Maguire is passionate about animals. Her own dogs and cats are well loved. But animals that are chained up, neglected, abused and homeless break her heart. “I wish I could adopt them all,” said Wendy.

Instead, she’s making a difference by raising funds in a ride for The Georgia Heartland Humane Society Free Spay/Neuter Clinic.   She refers to the two women, Jane Reed and Jill Whiskers who started this crusade three months ago as “bonafide heroes.” Read More»

Students place at national competitions

Some students spent part of their summer break preparing for and competing at national organizational conferences, bringing home trophies and medals as rewards for their hard work. Read More»

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

Trying their hands at art in Senoia

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority recently sponsored its third Hands On Art Camp. The camp this year included painting, photography and fiber art and was held at The Veranda on Seavy Street. A few of the campers included (from left) Miranda Cavins, Anna Chirillo, Madison Batchelor and Olivia Forte. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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