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GriefShare session starts May 3 at F’ville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will offer a new session of GriefShare, a free, 13-week Bible-based program for those who have lost a loved one, starting Tuesday, May 3.

The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion.

The program is open to people of all ages in the community and surrounding areas, whether the loss is recent or in the past.

Sessions are led by Paul and Mary Ellen Ashworth, Jenny Muller and Gena Turner and meet in Room A-101 in the First Baptist Church Worship Center building at 205 Stonewall Ave. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth group helps out at Real Life Center

Rolling Hills members helping out at the Real Life center include, front row, L-R, Robin Camp, Meaghan Brown, Evan Mercer, Catherine Trebotte, Brandon Heaton, Mitchell Camp, and Leanne Farrington. On the back row, L-R, are Pete Mercer, Devin Camp, Pete Trebotte, Brian Farrington. Photo/Special.

Several members of the youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church, along with parents, gave up a Saturday morning to help out at the Real Life Center on April 16.

While there they were able to knock out several tasks that were on the RLC to-do list that they hadn’t been able to get to, including assembling some donated furniture, sorting a huge pile of donated shoes, consolidating garbage bags of donated clothing, and some general clean-up. Read More»

Stenner to speak at Atlanta Christian’s commencement

Atlanta Christian College announced today that the Rev. Rhys Stenner, senior pastor of the 6,500-member New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, will speak at this year’s spring commencement exercises. Commencement for the college – which will become Point University this summer – will be held May 14 at New Hope Baptist. Read More»

‘How Great Is Our God” cantata set for May 14, 15 in Coweta

Sharpsburg Baptist Church, in conjunction with Northside Baptist Church of Newnan, will host one of the presentations of the musical, “How Great Is Our God,” to be presented at Sharpsburg Baptist on May 14 at 6 p.m. and at Northside Baptist on May 15 at 6 p.m.. Read More»

CDM to host free seminar April 30

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) will host a free seminar called The Power and Purpose of the Average Church, Saturday, April 30, from 1 -3 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Jack Eldred. Read More»

CDM to host summer camp for kids May 31 - August 5

Christ Discipleship Ministries (CDM) will collaborate with Patterson Sports Authority, FHS Business Consulting, Path To Wellness Foundation, DEC (Driver Empowerment Center), and the QYRx Group to sponsor a summer camp called CDM/PSA Summer Youth Camp 2011, to be held at Christ Discipleship Ministries, 114 W. Campbellton Street, Fairburn.

The camp will be for boys and girls age PreK through 12th grade with such activities as sports, games, arts and crafts, field trips, character building, guest speakers, liberal arts and more. Read More»

Religion Briefs 04/27/11

PTC Presbyterian plans rummage sale
First Presbyterian Church will have a rummage sale to help the youth go on a mission trip to Chattanooga for the second year in a row. The sale will be held Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. First Presbyterian is at 206 Willowbend Rd., near City Hall and the Peachtree City Library.

St. Christopher’s will host tea Read More»

Torch of Hope kicks off Relay for Life this Friday

By Cindy Morley
Special to The Citizen

One by one, the Torch of Hope will be passed from survivor to survivor.

The Torch of Hope will begin its trek from Peachtree City City Hall about 4:30 p.m. April 29, being held high in the hands of Harold Logsdon, former PTC Mayor and Honorary Co-Chairman of the Fayette County Relay for Life – and most importantly, a cancer survivor. The Torch will be passed hand-to-hand as it makes its way along Highway 54 to Peachtree Parkway, Crosstown, TDK and Dividend on the way to Falcon Field, the new home of the Fayette County Relay For Life. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn returns this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to kick off the spring season with its first outdoor event of the year.

This Friday, the first Lunch on the Lawn program of 2011 will provide a wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Historic Courthouse lawn.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event.

PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Free kids event Saturday

To help raise awareness for child abuse prevention, the Fayette County Department of Family and Children Services is hosting a fun event for children Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

There will be a balloon artist, petting zoo, face painting and other activities and games for children. Also the Fayetteville Police Department will offer child identification cards and the Fayette County Health Department will offer free vision, dental and hearing screenings for children. Read More»