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Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville

Ms. Waunetta Mae Grodeck, 78, of Fayetteville, passed away on May 15, 2011.

Ms. Grodeck is preceded in death by her parents August L. Steinke and Effie M. Hettrick Steinke; daughter Linda Lambert; grandchild Amanda Lee; three sisters; two brothers.

She is survived by her daughters Joanne (John) Romph of Fayetteville and Sandra A. Derth of Parma, OH; son Edgar A. Pape of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Lawrence Steinke of Cisne, IL and Maynard Steinke Rockford, IL.

There are no services scheduled at this time. Read More»

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville

Mr. Jesse Edwin Powell of Fayetteville died May 16, 2011.

Mr. Powell was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Delta Air Lines.

He is survived by his wife Mrs. Doris Powell of Fayetteville; daughters Linda Kay Faia and her husband Robert of Isle of Palms, SC; stepchildren James Bobbitt and his wife Cathy of Peachtree City; Brenda Dover and her husband Ted of Charlotte, NC; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Marie McEwen of Fitzgerald; nieces and nephews. Read More»

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

Rotary Club’s fund-raiser for tornado victims features eye-catching cars

What a set of wheels. These ladies were two of the many who got a close-up look at a large selection of unique vehicles May 14 at the Sam’s Club store at Fischer Crossings, including this vintage yellow Corvette from the golden age of muscle cars. Sponsored by the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club, the event helped raise money for the Rotary Foundation, A Better Way Ministries GED program, Our Father's House, Community Welcome House, God's Eyes ministry. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: My adult son doubts and rejects the whole Gospel message of Christ. He seems to have little interest in spiritual things. I sent him your last “proof of Jesus’ resurrection” column. What more can I (and should I) do? — Paul Read More»

Hopewell’s Chick-N-Que is Saturday

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. 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.

Individuals may rent space at the yard sale for a fee of $20. Call Pat Powers, 770-632-9050, for information. Read More»

Inman represented at Wesley Walk

L-R, Martha Kozisek, Betty Workman, Joni Janssen, Judy Rhoem (IUMC’s Walk Coordinator) holdingTeddy, and Catherine Evans. On the back row, L-R, are AmyRuth Stevens, Jolynn Stevens (director of music), Ed Rhoem, Alec Marlow, Herm Janssen (men’s club president), Scott Marlow, Jared Evans (youth pastor), and Evan Marlow.

Inman United Methodist Church was represented well at the recent 4th Annual Wesley Speedway Walk for Others with 14 adults, two youth, and Teddy, Mollie, and Lucky, canine members, participating. Proceeds will benefit the Wesley Community Centers, including Camp Wesley for children, Project Extend home repairs for the elderly, and The Bethlehem Senior Center. For more information about the church, visit www.inmanmethodist.org. Shown at left, front row, L-R, Martha Kozisek, Betty Workman, Joni Janssen, Judy Rhoem (IUMC’s Walk Coordinator) holdingTeddy, and Catherine Evans. Read More»

Square Foot Ministry’s yard sale is this Saturday

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»

Heritage Christian to host WinShape C3 Day Camp

Registration is now open for Winshape C3 Camp, which will be hosted by Heritage Christian Church, July 11-15. The day camp is open to all students who have completed first through sixth grade. Camp runs from 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Cost is $179 for a full week of camp. A deposit of $50 is due upon registration.

C3 combines sports and recreation, arts, Bible study and worship for a truly unforgettable week of life change. Read More»

Whitewater senior, other Heritage Christian members head for Haiti

Graham Geyer, Whitewater High School senior, with the children of Haiti. Geyer and others from Heritage Christian in Fayetteville, traveled to Haiti as a pre-mission scouting trip. Photo/Special.

Despite the U.S. State Departments travel warnings about Haiti, Whitewater High senior Graham Geyer decided not to let the warnings deter his spring break plans. Geyer along with four adults from the Fayette County area traveled to Port-au-Prince as part of a fact-finding mission for an upcoming mission trip in June.

“We went there to visit the orphanage and see the “tent city” we are going to be working at in June,” Geyer said, “The orphanage has 120 children and about half of the kids have mild to severe disabilities and the tent city is filled with children. It’s very sad.” Read More»

SUMC, Optimists provide aid for Meriwether disaster victims

The Rev. Nathaniel Long of Senoia UMC hands a box of “Cuties” citrus fruit to Tony Bell of the Senoia Optimist Club. Food and supplies were delivered to the Manchester First UMC for Meriwether County disaster victims. Photo/Special.

Senoia United Methodist Church and the Senoia Optimist Club have turned their energies to helping the children and youth effected by the latest series of harsh weather.

Taking direction from Manchester First United Methodist Church, the two groups have combined their resources. The Senoia Optimist Club provided the funds to purchase the supplies to fee 400 students at Mountain View Elementary School outside Manchester. The school is gone but all students were receiving free breakfast and lunch due to the poverty level in this particular area. Read More»

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