Community

Disaster cleanup help still needed

In response to the April storms, the North Georia United Methodist Conference Disaster Response Team has set up a call center to help match cleanup and repair needs with volunteer teams. The phone number for the Call Center is 678-533-1443. Email the call center at response@ngumc.org.

In Griffin (Spalding County), volunteer teams are needed for tree removal. Bobcats with claws on the front are needed for moving cut trees. Contact Bill Hightower, 404-402-0480. Read More»

Watson will be guest speaker for Senoia’s Homecoming Sunday

The annual Homecoming service at Senoia United Methodist Church will be this Sunday, May 15, at 11 a.m. The traditional Homecoming dinner-on-the-grounds will follow the service.

“This year we are very pleased to have former pastor and our new district superintendent, the Rev. Carol Grubbs Cook, and her husband Scott, joining us for worship,” a homecoming committee member said. “Our guest preacher for our worship time is our resident bishop, the Rev. Mike Watson. His wife, Margaret, will join him.” Read More»

Thrift shop plans sale, breakfast

The Second Chance Thrift Shop will have its annual sale in the gym at Brooks United Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit local, national and international outreach and mission programs.

A pancake breakfast is also planned Saturday morning from 8 – 11:30 a.m. There is no cost for the breakfast, but donations will be accepted.

Brooks UMC is at the corner of Ga. Highway 85 Connector and Morgan Mill Road.

For more information visit the church webpage, www.brooksumc.com, or call 770-719-7593.

Baptism, Bing Rupert Ellis

Shown are L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Bing Rupert Ellis, son of Philip Andrew Ellis and Lei Collins Ellis of Newnan, received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism on May 1, 2011, during the 8:30 a.m. service at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. The sacrament was administered by Bishop David Epps, rector of Christ the King, with Deacon James Gardner assisting. Shown are, L-R, are Gardner, Lei, Andy, and Bing Ellis, and Epps. Photo/Special.

Hopewell to host chicken barbecue, yard sale, bake sale, car wash May 21

Tyrone’s Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold its annual Chick-N-Que on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $7.50.

The meal cosists of a barbecued chicken half, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, and iced tea. Proceeds from the Chick-N-Que fund the many mission projects of the church.

In addition to the Chick-N-Que, there will also be a yard sale, and a bake sale, and the youth will sponsor a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the community are invited to rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

Square Foot Ministry plans yard sale May 21

Square Foot Ministry (SFM), a ministry of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) and local non-profit organization, is seeking donated items for its annual yard sale planned for Saturday, May 21. The yard sale will be in the parking lot and Family Life Center of FFUMC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday only.

Items that will be accepted include furniture, books, jewelry., small appliances, knick-knacks, toys, linens, sporting equipment and household goods in good, saleable condition. Read More»

CDM camp registration continues

Registration continues through May 28 for the CDM/PSA Summer Youth Camp 2011, to be held at Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn. The camp will run from Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Read More»

Religion Briefs 05/11/11

CDM will host Spring Revival
Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM), 114 W. Campbellton St., Fairburn, will host Spring Revival Meetings with Pastor Gerald Gibson of River of Grace Temple Christian Church of Jonesboro on Thursday evening, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday evening, May 13, at 8 p.m. For further information and/or directions, contact the CDM office, 770-969-8370. No nursery or child care will be provided.

Cantata planned at Sharpsburg Baptist Read More»

Gosdin birth

Brian and Jana Gosdin of Sharpsburg announce the birth of their son, Jax Bricen Gosdin, born at 5:06 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Joel and Sandra Gosdin of Woolsey. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Roxy Gadzicki and Dan Schulz of Peachtree City. Great-grandmothers are Margaret Ellington of LaGrange and Shirley Freeman of Clarion, Iowa.

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Future firefighters try out their equipment

Peachtree City hosted the annual Touch a Truck event last week and children of all ages and their families got to tour a wide variety of vehicles. Photo/Michael Boylan.