Fayetteville First Baptist Church holds first Veterans Day program

The veterans choir performed at the Salute to Veterans program held at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Nearly 500 were on hand for the event with four fifth-grade essay winners announced. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

The Fayetteville First Baptist Church held its first Veterans Day Program with nearly 500 attending and nearly 100 church members participating in the program.

The Rev. Glenn Stringham emceed the “Salute To Veterans” event, himself a service veteran of 22 years. He is also the minister to senior adults at the church.

Music was presented by the Southenaires Big Band, who contributed its time for the evenings enjoyment. Appropriate music and recognition of each military branch of service was given, and veterans from each branch stood when appropriate. Read More»

Retired, but not finished

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This past Sunday we had a big event and celebrated the ministry of Deanna McAteer, our director of children’s ministries here at Prince of Peace for the past 22 years. Deanna is a remarkable Christian woman, who has given so much to so many. I’d like to tell you a little more about her in my article this week. Read More»

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is tonight at Nativity Episcopal

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in Fayette County will participate Wednesday, Nov. 16, in an interfaith Thanksgiving service sponsored by Fayette Interfaith Network. The service will begin at 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, located at 130 Antioch Road, just off Georgia Route 92 south of downtown Fayetteville.

A special focus of the service will be the honoring of the late Susan Levine. Mrs. Levine, who died Aug. 10, for many years was cantorial soloist at Congregation B’nai Israel and was an active member of Fayette Interfaith Network. Read More»

Holly Grove AME will host Women’s Day Celebration services Sunday

The women of Holly Grove AME Church will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration Service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 10:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. During the morning service, three women of various ages from the community will share messages on “Women of Strength” based on the women of the Bible. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. Read More»

December’s Chair-ity Event will benefit children at Christian City

Chair-ity volunteer and artist Angela White poses with her hand-painted chair. Photo/Special.

Next month, community leaders and elected officials, including Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, 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.

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»

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran plans holiday meal Nov. 23

The annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili Supper at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will be Nov. 23 at 6 p.m.

A variety of chilis will be offered, from mild to flaming, with vegetarian options and unusual ingredients to sample. Homemade desserts will complement the meal. There is no charge, and all are welcome.

Pastor Fred Wiese, father of COS senior pastor Fritz Wiese, will speak at the 7 p.m. worship service.

The Dietmeyer family will provide special music.

COS is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City.

Flat Creek Baptist to host training event

Flat Creek Baptist Church will host a Sunday School Training Event, “Light Unto My Path,” based on Psalms 119:105, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at the church. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the training event from 7-10 p.m.

The cost is $5 each for Fairburn Association members and $15 each for non-Fairburn Association members.

There will be classes for leaders of all age groups (from preschool through adult) as well as pastors, Sunday School directors and more, led by acclaimed leaders from all over the state. Read More»

Holy Trinity will offer special Griefshare this month

“Surviving the Holidays” is a special GriefShare program to help those dealing with grief during the holidays.

A special holiday devotional will be provided.

Sessions will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7-9 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room #205 of the Faith Formation Building at Holy Trinity Church, 101 Walt Banks Rd, Peachtree City.

To register and for more information, contact Gayle Reddy, 770-631-8251

Providence UMC hosts book signing, Jan. classes

Ron Clower, author of “Jesus Christ: Centerpiece of God’s Universe” will sign copies of his book on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the café at Providence UMC.

Providence invites the community to the book signing followed by Wednesday Night Supper. Dinner is free for first time visitors but seats are limited. Guests must sign up ahead of time by emailing Rhonda at

The menu is turkey, dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable, salad, drink and dessert. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/16/11

Holiday GriefShare offered at COS
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Christ Our Shepherd will offer two workshops at 7 p.m.  “Grief Share Surviving the Holidays” helps people deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season. “Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays” helps people not only to survive but also to find strength, healing and tools to move forward. Childcare will be available. Call 770-487-8717 to make a reservation.

‘Kids on the Lane’ now registering Read More»