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Miss Willette Brown, 90, of Fayetteville

Miss Willette Brown, 90, passed away on December 20, 2010 at Savannah Court in Newnan surrounded by her caring family.

Born in the Ebenezer Community of Fayette County to loving parents, Elizabeth (Lizzie) McEachern Brown and Marcus L. Brown, Jr., she was a graduate of Fayette County High School. After attending West Georgia (now State University of West Georgia) and teaching for a few years, she embarked on a long career at Standard Oil. After residing in Jacksonville, FL for a number of years, she returned to Fayetteville in 1957. Read More»

How do we come to Christmas?

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I recently heard a newscast that reported Americans are spending about $20 less per person this year than last year on Christmas gifts. Our average this year is about $680.

Then the newscaster said that 31 percent of Americans feel they are worse off economically this year than last. That same day, a news article found its way to my inbox with the headline, “Study Says Recession Catching Up to Churches.” Read More»

‘Churchless,’ Rolling Hills plans outdoor Community Christmas service Dec. 24

Rolling Hills Baptist Church will celebrate Christmas with a special “Christmas by Candlelight” event on Friday, Dec. 24 , from 6 - 6:30 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Square.

The event will include singing Christmas carols at the Gazebo, reading the Christmas story, and singing Silent Night by candlelight. The event is open to the public. Read More»

Episcopal Church of the Nativity celebrates 20 years in Fayetteville

New members were welcomed Sunday when the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary. From left in front are Nicole Philips, Diana Richburg, Gail Kirby, Ross W. Terry, Kimisha Scarborough (holding her son, Keymani, who was baptized), Kiora Nichols (Keymani’s godmother), Edward Saha and Shirley Saha. Standing in the rear are the Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, and the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Photo/Special.

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, which began its life as a congregation two decades ago in a storefront space in Fayetteville, celebrated its 20th anniversary last Sunday.

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, was on hand to preside at the Eucharist, preach, and administer sacraments of confirmation, and reception of new members. Both he and the Rev. Rita Henault, rector, also officiated at a baptism. Read More»

Benson presides as ‘Boy Bishop’ at Christ the King

Nicholas Bishop

At the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg on Sunday, Dec. 12, Kyle Benson, age 17, presided over much of the Sunday service as “Nicholas Bishop,” also known as “Boy Bishop,” in an ancient European ceremony which offers a lesson in humility and recognition of the wisdom of youthful innocence. Read More»

Kids fill shoeboxes for the needy

The youth at Southside Church recently conducted a project called “Together We Can.” They collected items and filled shoeboxes for the needy kids in the local community this Christmas.

Altogether they collected 183 pairs of shoes in October, leaving them 183 boxes to fill. The kids were challenged to turn these shoeboxes into toy boxes for children. A total of 664 toys were donated and 216 shoeboxes were filled. The shoes and the toys were donated to the Real Life Center for families in the local area.

For more information on the project, call 770-631-9334.

Religion Briefs 12/22/10

St. Paul offers support group in January
Beginning in January, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will offer “Living Free,” a supportive community for people and families experiencing life-controlling issues. Introductory meetings begin in January on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Following the introduction, groups meet Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Details at 770-486-3545

Word of God Lutheran changes location Read More»

Zimmermann-Hart wedding

Mr. & Mrs. Hart

Sandra Cathy Zimmermann and Christopher Shane Hart were married on Oct. 9, 2010 at Palmetto Baptist Church, Palmetto. Pastor Jimmy Orr conducted the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of the late William and Deborah Zimmermann of Covington. The groom is the son of Charles and Patsy Bohannon of Palmetto.

The bride was escorted by her brother, Michael ZImmermann. Her sister, Wendy Zimmermann served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Adriana Nassar and Shayna Hart. Amy Webb, the daughter of the bride served as the flower girl. Read More»

Tramonte-Willenborg

Kathryn Reid Tramonte engaged to Andrew Maurice Willenborg

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Tramonte Jr. of Peachtree City announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Reid Tramonte, to Andrew Maurice Willenborg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Willenborg of Johns Creek. He is also the son of the late Cynthia Willenborg.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Starr’s Mill High in Fayetteville. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in December 2010. She will work as an engineer for ExxonMobil. Read More»

Treillage Tree Lighting

Treillage Tree Lighting

Neighbors in The Treillage sub-division in Peachtree City gathered recently for their 13th annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Each year the neighborhood meets on the corner of Bob and Carol Preacher’s home to light the 25 foot tall magnolia tree. Everyone enjoys hot chocolate, cookies, carols and fellowship. Pictured are children of the neighborhood. Photo/Special.