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Mildred Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, Ind.

Mildred Smyser

Mildred (Mickie) Smyser, 77, of Kokomo, died on Tuesday June 15th, 2010, after a brief illness while visiting her daughter’s home in Georgia. She was born in Clinton County, TN on December 19, 1932 to Floyd and Stella (Turner) Foust.

Mildred married Billy J. Smyser on March 17, 1950, in Kokomo. She graduated from Kokomo High School and had been employed at First National Bank and for the Nassar Cardiology Group in Indianapolis. Read More»

ESL students collect Pennies for Peace

ESL students collect Pennies for Peace

Recently the Fayette Adult Education, ESL class, read “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, a book about building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Upon finishing the book, Yon-Sook Dickinson, an ESL student in the class, started a donation for Pennies for Peace, Mortenson's organization for school building fund raising. The class was able to collect over $50. Photo/Special.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky.

Ruth Wrenn Beeson Wood, 82 of Florence, Ky. Passed away Thursday 6/10 at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. She was a Homemaker, Charter member of Heritage Fellowship Church, choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of Bible Study, Womens Christian Fellowship of Northern Ky.She enjoyed gardening, sewing and was a great cook. Preceded in death by husbands: Stephen Wrenn Jr., Howard Beeson and Bill Wood. Survived by daughters Kandi Davis, Florence, Kris O’Ryan, Union, son Steve Wrenn, Atlanta, Ga., 4 granddaughters and 5 great-grandchildren. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 06/16/10

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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 over the years and recently via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: Why do some churches practice infant baptism while others do not? — Eric Read More»

All Saints’ free music camp set for July 12-16 in PTC

All Saints Anglican Church Music Director Shannon Bryan leads (L-R) Andrew Fry and  Nicholas Macaluso in a tune-up for the annual free Music Camp planned for July 12-16. The camp is open to the public. Photo/Special.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will conduct its annual free children’s Music Camp July 12-16. The theme is “A Week of Praise” with a focus on a variety of music, especially traditional hymns and praise songs.

Curriculum for the camp includes singing, dancing, an introduction to various instruments, composition, and art. It also features contests, games and snacks. No previous experience is required. Read More»

Visit Brooks UMC thrift shop Saturday for bargains, goodies

The Second Chance Thrift Shop in Brooks will celebrate its first year of operation on Saturday, June 19.

The community is encouraged to join the celebration by coming by for cookies and lemonade that day.

“Your support of this ministry of Brooks UMC has been phenomenal and we have been able to reach out into the community with Christ’s love because of all the support,” a spokesperson said. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC to host ‘Let Freedom Ring’ celebration July 4

The community is invited to a “Let Freedom Ring” celebration at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, Sunday, July 4, at 1:30 p.m., in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the nation’s 234th birthday.

Several Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops will present the flag to kick off the program. Congressional Resolution Number 25, which established the nationwide ringing of bells at precisely 2 p.m. eastern daylight time, will be read aloud, followed by a reading of The Declaration of Independence. Read More»

Christ the King will offer 2-day healing conference June 25, 26

A Conference on Healing, featuring the teaching and ministry of the Most Rev. Charles Jones, archbishop of the Southeast Province of the International Charismatic Episcopal Church, will be held Friday evening, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The conference will continue Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The conference, whose theme is, “He Makes All Things New,” is sponsored by the local chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. Prayer for those suffering from physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual conditions will be offered. Read More»

FFUMC will offer four FPU classes

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church (FFUMC) will offer multiple courses in Financial Peace University (13-week course) in the fall of 2010. The course benefits couples/individuals of all ages — those with or without debt.

The cost, including all materials, is $100. Once signed up, couples/individuals can retake the course without additional costs. All classes are held at the church. Read More»

Southcrest Church in Newnan will offer Worship Music Camp for youth

Youth in grades 6-12 in the south Atlanta area may be interested in attending a Worship Music Camp in Newnan, which will be held June 21-15 at Southcrest Church, 365 Walt Sanders Memorial Drive.

The cost is $150. Individual sessions also are available at $20 per session.

There will be clinics for voice, guitar, bass, drums/percussion and keyboards led by top music instructors who are worship leaders. Each day will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. and will have scheduled individual sessions starting at 1:30 p.m. Read More»

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