What’s Perlieu Stew? Yuuummmm, good!

What’s Perlieu Stew? Yuuummmm, good!

Enjoying the annual Perlieu Stew at the Bethany United Methodist Church are church members from left: Britt McDade, Lucille McDade, Erin McDade, and Bill McDade. Over 100 people attended the event that began over 80 years ago, when the men in the area would bring home wild game from fall hunts. This year they also had a cookbook for sale with recipes from church members. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

‘Passed,’ present meet to observe 7 generations of Oakleys in Fayette

Gathering at the church are (L-R) Anne Drake, Arleen Palmer, Larry Ellis, Abner Oakley (holding Addie Grace McDade), Kevin Oakley, Bethany Wommack, Claudine Oakley, David Thompson (kneeling), Nathan McDade, Erin McDade, Elsa McDade, Debbie Buckner, Brit McDade, Jonathan Stover (kneeling), Audrey Warr, Becky Carlson, Chuck Wood, Anna Stover, Carolina Stover, Samuel Stover, Mary Oakley (holding Marianna Stover), Dot Cochran, Aurelia Wood, Billy Cochran and Mary-Grace Trogdon. Photo/Special.

On the sunny, brisk morning of Dec. 23, 2011, 29 descendants and extended family gathered at Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church to celebrate their heritage and honor John and Elizabeth Oakley.

John Oakley appears in the 1830 census, living in Fayette County. It is believed that he and Elizabeth came from South Carolina.

At that time, Fayette County was much larger than it is today and the area they settled is now that part of south Fulton that was once old Campbell County. The land stayed in the family for over 150 years. Read More»

New Year great time to setgoals for personal growth

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Someone said, “Age is a state of mind.” If age is a state of mind, then why does my back go out?

Someone else said, “You’re as young as you feel.” Some days all we feel are our aches and pains, but, hey, don’t dwell on it.

How old are you? Joel Smith suggests an “age barometer” that helps us tell how old we are by tabulating how many changes we’ve lived through. Give yourself one point for each item you remember:

• Blackjack chewing gum

• Wax, coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water

• Candy cigarettes

• Drink machines that dispensed from the top Read More»

Open house planned this Sunday for Dan Brigham

The Rev. Dan Brigham, previous rector of St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church in Peachtree City for 23 years, will be relocating to the north country — Madison, Wisc. — to be closer to his daughter Sarah and sons, Peter and Philip.

An open house, hosted by members of All Saints Anglican Church, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Log Cabin off Loghouse Road. Current and former parishioners of All Saints and St. Andrews, as well as friends and family, are invited to this event.

For more information, call the church office, 770-486-5374.

New class officers

From left: Paul Wiley, president, Mary Ann Roberts, vice president, Virginia Pope, second vice president, the Rev. Bob Partridge, installing minister, June Bosworth, secretary, and Shirley Washburn, treasurer. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Officers for the coming year for the Fellowship-Discipleship Sunday School Class include from left: Paul Wiley, president, Mary Ann Roberts, vice president, Virginia Pope, second vice president, the Rev. Bob Partridge, installing minister, June Bosworth, secretary, and Shirley Washburn, treasurer. All are members of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Fayetteville. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Providence offers hope for 2012; launches ‘Year of the Jubilee’

Providence UMC kicks off “2012: Year of the Jubilee” on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Senior Pastor Warren Huddleston explains, “Like the rest of the community, we’ve had people who attend Providence who have lost jobs, dealt with chronic illness, lost loved ones or just had a rough time of it in the last few years. God promises to give us hope and a future when we seek Him with our whole hearts. Read More»

COS launches new worship emphasis this weekend

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City begins a new worship emphasis Jan.7-8, “Generation You/U.” Each week a different age group will be spotlighted; this weekend it will be “Bouncing Babies and Inquisitive Infants.”

Christ Our Shepherd’s weekday preschool ministry and its director, Colleen Ferris, will be featured by means of a video clip. The church’s new nursery ministry leader, Sheree Benner, will be introduced. Read More»

Beth Schafer to appear in concert at B’nai Israel Jan 28

Beth Schafer

Congregation B’nai Israel of Fayetteville, a reform synagogue serving the Jewish population on the southside of Metro Atlanta, will present a concert Jan. 28 by the award-winning, faith-based musician, Beth Schafer. Read More»

PTC Christian offers family movies

Peachtree City Christian Church will offer two family movie showings. On Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m., the church will will show the movie, “Courageous” (PG-13), for the cost of $1 per person.

There is also childcare available at the church (pizza, games and fun included) for a cost of $20 per family with three or more children; $15 per family with two children; and only $7 per family with one child.

All proceeds for the childcare goes to support Joshua’s Gift, a ministry to feed needy children in the area. Popcorn and drinks will be available for a nominal charge as well. Read More»

‘Come Together’ benefit concert planned for Jan. 15 at New Hope

Pastor Rhys Stenner and the church family of New Hope Baptist in Fayetteville will present the Third annual Come Together Benefit Concert for Wellspring Living featuring a list of renowned awarding winning gospel artists and the New Hope Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at New Hope. The cost is $20 per ticket. Read More»

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