Religion Briefs 11/30/11

St. Paul Lutheran announces Advent services
Christmas mid-week Advent services at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Prachtree City are planned for Nov. 30 amd Dec. 7 (Wednesdays) at 5 and 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 14. Advent worship will be combined with the Children’s Christmas Program at 7 p.m. No dinner will be served on the 14th. St. Paul is on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree City.

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Limbaugh-Blubaugh engagement

Maggie Priscilla Limbaugh engaged to Joseph Eston Blubaugh

Gary and Susan Limbaugh of Crawfordville, Fla. announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Priscilla Limbaugh, to Joseph Eston Blubaugh, son of Jamie Armour of Peachtree City and David Blubaugh of Senoia.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Burl Carraway and the late Mrs. Faye Carraway and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Limbaugh. She is a graduate of Wakulla High School and Florida Southern College. She holds a B.A. in English and is employed by GrayRobinson P.A. in Lakeland, Fla. Read More»

John Olin Young, 70, of Fayetteville

John Olin Young, 70, of Fayetteville, Ga. died November 21, 2011. He was a lifelong Bulldogs fan and well known for his sense of humor. Raised in Monroe, Ga. he is survived by his mother Susie O'Mary, wife Mary Helen (Mitchell) Young, children Jennifer Estrada, Josh and Nick Young.

No services will be held, but donations can be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home at 760 Pollard Blvd SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30315, 404-688-9515 or to the American Cancer Society at

Arthur Ward Carpenter, age 45, of Peachtree City

Arthur Ward Carpenter, age 45, of Peachtree City, Ga., passed away on Nov. 26, 2011.

He is survived by his wife, Lianne Carpenter; children, Wesley, Christian, Elizabeth Kate, and Madeline Hope Carpenter; parents, Ken & Lois Carpenter; sister, Karen Klinger; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 at 5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Healing Bridge at the First Baptist Church of Peachtree City in his memory to help benefit others.

Have a Heart this Christmas

Sara Beth Sweatman, a 10th grader at Whitewater High School and member of the school’s Beta Club, shows off one of the glass ornaments that will be sold in Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ “Give Love” campaign. Photo/Special.

Shoppers looking for a more meaningful gift this Christmas won’t have to look very far. Fayette Youth Protection Homes, a local, non-profit organization, has just kicked off its “Have a Heart, Give Love” gift giving campaign.  Supporters of the organization can make a donation of $50 or more in honor of someone, and the honoree will receive a glass ornament along with a Christmas card informing them of the donation made in their name. Read More»

Mayor’s Motorcade provides gifts for residents in mental health hospitals

In the state of Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in Georgia’s seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family. Read More»

Fayette County Blue Devils give back

Gathered for their “give back” mission are (top row, L-R) Head Coach Mike Wright, assistants Alvin Mitchell, Qua Robinson, Herb Washington; (2nd row) Tyreese Westmoreland, Mikey Wright, Desmond Tell, Ricky Avery, Justin Hughes, Jordan Mitchell, Zachary Paul, Will Anderson, Aaron Washington; (3rd row) Jack Bukowski, Ahmad Golston, Nate McCollum, Cody Jones-Price, Ty Kaufman; and (front row) Alan Wright, Ethan Paul, Peanut Robinson. Photo/Special.

The 9-year-old Blue Devils of Fayette County, a top ranked team in Division 1 of the Southern Competitive Football League, decided to put their helmets and pads down for a day, and give back to the Atlanta community in the spirit of being thankful.

Partnering with a church in the city, the boys packed meals and wrapped plastic utensils all morning, and spent the afternoon riding through Atlanta in search of those less fortunate this Thanksgiving. The team, along with church members and coaches, handed out an entire van full of boxed meals and bottles of water to the homeless in Atlanta. Read More»

PTC Dog Park Association offers extended open park hours for holidays

The Peachtree City Dog Park Association (PTCDPA) is announcing special extended open park hours for the winter holidays.

Because a lot of Fayette County’s college students and their dogs return home for the holidays as well as visiting relatives with their dogs, the PTCDPA is offering free open park days from Thanksgiving Day to New Year’s Day. Everyone is allowed to bring their dogs to park free of charge. Read More»

Are you giving thanks, or living thanks?

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The day before Thanksgiving, an elderly gentleman in Phoenix called his son in New York and said, “Son, I hate to ruin your day, but I have some news for you. Your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough, so call your sister in Chicago and tell her.”

Frantic, the son called his sister, told her the news, and she exploded on the phone: “Getting a divorce? What are they thinking? I’ll take care of this right now!” Read More»

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»

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