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Orbin D. Howell, Jr., age 89

Orbin D. Howell, Jr.

Orbin D. Howell, Jr., died Tuesday, October 19, 2010, ten days short of his 90th birthday. Funeral services were held Friday, October 22, 2010 at 11:00AM at First Presbyterian Church in Macon with the Reverend Chip Miller and the Reverend John Kinser officiating. Burial followed at Macon Memorial Park.

Mr. Howell was born in Macon, GA to the late Orbin D. and Annie Dean Howell. He was also predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia G. Howell. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 11/03/10

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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 in my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: I’m kind of confused. What does it mean to repent? Is it just confessing my sins and asking for forgiveness? I’ve done that lots of times and I don’t feel any better. — Ricardo. Read More»

Rolling Hills youth group collects food for the needy

Rolling Hills Baptist Church members participating in the food drive shown above (L-R) Maddie Mercer, Evan Mercer, Pete Mercer, Anna Farrington, Douglas Wood, Mitchell Camp, Devin Camp, Catherine Trebotte, Josh Hughes, Jimbo Alldredge, Riley Williamson, and Ryan Williamson. Photo/Special.

Several members of the youth group from Rolling Hills Baptist Church descended on the Lakeside subdivision in Fayetteville Oct. 24 to collect food in support of needy families in Fayette County. All the food collected was donated to the Real Life Center in Tyrone to stock its food pantry. The food drive took place over two Sundays; the first to distribute flyers and donation bags, and the second to collect the filled bags. Read More»

Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

The 21st annual Christmas Marketplace will be held Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center in Fayetteville. The event is hosted by the United Methodist Women and will include more than 60 unique vendors, children’s clothing consignment, large bric-a-brac sale and homemade bake sale. Proceeds support church missions.

Donated items are still being accepted and may be dropped off at the church, 175 East Lanier Ave. (Ga. Highway 54) in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Young gospel singing sensation to appear at Flat Creek Baptist

Logan Smith, the 13-year-old gospel singing sensation from Covington, will appear in concert at Flat Creek Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

Logan began singing at the age of seven and has appeared with the Gaither Homecoming Tour many times. He recorded his first CD, “The Journey Begins,” at the age of 10 and has since recorded several more.

The concert at Flat Creek is free and open to the community.

For more information on Logan go to www.logansmithministries.com or www.myspace.com/logan smithsings. Read More»

Griefshare for the holidays seminar planned at FFBC

Fayetteville First Baptist Church will host a free seminar entitled, “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church’s worship center, 205 Stonewall Ave. (one block from the Fayette County Courthouse), Fayetteville.

Childcare will be provided if needed.

The seminar is for those facing the holidays after a loved one’s death and features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and others who have experienced this particular type of grief. Read More»

FFUMC’s Christmas Tour of Homes set for Dec. 5 & 6

The annual Christmas Tour of Homes, an annual major fundraiser for Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, from 1 – 5 p.m.

Six beautiful homes within Fayette County will be on the tour this year, including restored historic dwellings, an ecologically friendly home, and the home of an interior designer.

Proceeds will go to Square Foot Ministry to assist in the completion of the Fayette Counseling Center. Read More»

FFUMC youth help build house in Alabama; serve homeless in Atlanta

The youth of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church participated in a unique mission experience Oct. 14 - 17. The group of 45 partnered with the Fuller Center and Square Foot Ministries to build a home which was once just a concrete slab in Lanett, Ala.

Following the build, they went to SafeHouse Outreach in downtown Atlanta to work with the homeless. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/03/10

NHBC to host Fall Festival, car show
National Heights Baptist Church will be have a free fall festival and car show Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Peach State Early Ford V-8 Club will feature antique Ford automobiles dating from the 1920s to the 1980s. Read More»

Sciera-Snyder engagement

Katherine Sciera engaged to Eric Snyder

John and Mary Sciera of Fayetteville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Sciera, to Eric Snyder, son of Percy Snyder of Greencastle, Ind. and Ms. Deborah Snyder, of Orlando, Fla.

The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2001 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in natural resources and environmental science. She is a 2003 and 2008 graduate of Clemson University with both master’s and doctorate degrees in environmental toxicology. She currently works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta. Read More»

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