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New year brings optimism, challenge, opportunity for growth

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The savvy, creative experts in the advertising industry understand the impact of key words in getting consumers’ attention. Can you guess their favorite word used most often in advertising campaigns? It’s not sale, or clearance. It’s the little word new. Read More»

My most enjoyable find in 2010? Facebook!

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And you’re saying, “Come on, Judy. This is the religion section. What does a silly site like Facebook have to do with religion?”

Ha! Little do you know. My pastor and many church members are my “friends” on Facebook and you would be surprised what a powerful tool that can be! Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC offers Bible study opportunities

The Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will offer several opportunities for Bible study classes beginning in January.

The Rev. Mark Westmoreland will lead an eight-week study on the Book of Romans beginning Jan 5. Classes will meet Wednesday nights at 6:15. There is no cost for the class. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC will start new GriefShare session Jan. 13

GriefShare meetings Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 308 at the church, 225 Robinson Rd., Peachtree City.

This is a support group for persons experiencing grief following the death of a friend or family member.

“Anyone experiencing grief finds sharing with others helpful when the others understand and share that experience,” a spokesperson said. “No one should go it alone.”

The cost is $18 dollars for workbooks. Scholarships are available if needed. Read More»

FFUMC will offer Financial Peace University beginning this month

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University, a 13-week course, winter through spring 2011. The course benefits couples and individuals of all ages, those with or without debt. Read More»

Free tutoring offered at Summit

The Summit Church’s tutoring program is a ministry that focuses on supporting, encouraging, and serving children in the local community.

The church offers free tutoring and homework help for children in elementary-high school, every Wednesday when school is in session.

For more information, or to register child, contact: Carole Foran, 770-487-7655 or carole4kids@mindspring.com.

Religion Briefs 01/0511

Vasilopita, dinner set at St. Christopher’s
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church of Peachtree City will hold its 8th Annual Vasilopita and Covered Dish Dinner (St. Basil’s celebration) on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at the PeachCity Event Center at 313 Dividend Dr, Ste. 300. The public is invited to share a fun evening of great food, live auction of loaves of Vasilopita bread (to benefit the Academy of St. Basil located in Garrison, N.Y.) and entertainment for all ages.Contact Tammy, 404-625-4663, or visit saintchristopherhoc.org for information. Read More»

Green Oil Co. raises money for local charities

John Bushaw, General Manager of Fairburn Family Travel Center for the past 8 years, and Donna Nichols an 18 year Veteran Green Oil Employee and Champion Fund Raiser. Photo/Special.

The Wyatt Brothers, owners of Geo. H. Green Oil Co., are pleased to report that their annual charity fundraising efforts were successful in raising some $24,000 for their three adopted charity partners – Greater Atlanta’s “Empty Stocking Fund – serving Children since 1927, Newnan, Ga’s, “Welcome House” and Fairburn, Ga’s “In His Great Name Ministry.”  Read More»

Cookie winners

Cookie winners

Fayette Senior Services held its annual Christmas Cookie Contest and two of the winners are, from left, Kay Roberson, for All Around Best Cookie, and Donna Thompson, for Most Original Cookie. The winners received a certificate for a free lunch in the Ultimate Café. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Happy birthday, Grace

Happy birthday, Grace

Grace Arnold, right, was treated to a 90th birthday party. A member of her Sunday School Class at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, Shirley Bowman, congratulates her. Grace was born in Chicago, and has a daughter in Fayette County and a son in Illinois. Photo/Carolyn Cary

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