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Ask Father Paul 123009

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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 some questions that I’ve gotten over the years and via email for this column. Read More»

Thanks to many ...

Well, here we are. In another few days we will be facing another decade. It seems as if just yesterday we were ushering in the new millennium. Where have the past 10 years gone?

They have been particularly trying ones for me and I consider myself lucky to still be here. I suppose “blessed” would be a better word. Read More»

Local churches announce New Year’s Eve and ‘Watch Night’ services Dec. 31

Several churches in the Fayette area will hold services on New Year’s Eve to usher in the new decade.

Called “Watch Night” services by some, the Watch Night tradition began in 1732 with the Moravians in Germany. It was a time for giving thanks for the blessings of the previous year and praying for God’s blessings and good things in the upcoming year. People gathered in churches before midnight and continued their vigil into the new year. Read More»

Classes on Judaism offered

Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville will offer a two-part class on “Judaism - Are you Curious?” Saturday, Jan. 9 (part one) and Saturday, Jan. 16 (part two), both sessions taught from 9 a.m. until noon.

Classes are free but donations will be accepted. Read More»

Pear turkeys?

Cole Minter (top photo) and Olivia Lohr and Alicia Baston (bottom photo)

Cole Minter (top photo) and Olivia Lohr and Alicia Baston (bottom photo) cooked up “turkeys” in cooking class at St. Andrew’s Dayschool during the celebration of Thanksgiving last month. The turkey was actually a pear ... and the feathers were ... well, just use your imagination. Photo/Special.

Learning about Thanksgiving

Learning about Thanksgiving

Davis Smallwood and Lauren Lawson participated in a Thanksgiving feast last month as part of learning activities at St. Andrew’s in the Pines Dayschool in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

New GriefShare session starts Jan 12 at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

On Jan. 12, Fayetteville First Baptist Church will begin a new session of GriefShare, a 13-week Bible based program for those who have lost a loved one.
The class meets each Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Each class begins with a video followed by group discussion. Read More»

Visit from St. Nicholas

Jon Paul Landon, a senior at East Coweta High School. Photo/Special.

The children who attended the Christmas Eve services at The Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, received a special story and visit. Bishop David Epps gathered the children near the altar and told them a short story about Bishop Nicholas of Myra and how he later became a “saint.” Upon the conclusion of the story, the door opened and in came Bishop Nicholas.

Every child present received the gift of a “gold” clad U. S. dollar. Some said that Saint Nicholas looked a lot like Jon Paul Landon, a senior at East Coweta High School. Photo/Special.

Healing ministry classes

Shown above are, front row (L-R), Bonnie Bar of Carrollton, Christi Thompson of Newnan,  Sheryl Liptak of Fayetteville, and Sall

A 13-week class on Scripture passages related to healings performed by Christ was taught at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg. Teachers were Bonnie Bar, MSN, RN, an associate professor of nursing at the State University of West Georgia in Carrollton, and James Taylor, DPC, a chaplain at Piedmont-Fayette Hospital. Completion of the class is a requirement for members of the order of St. Luke the Physician, an international, interdenominational healing order. Read More»

Religion Briefs 123009

All Saints children’s program set
All Saints Anglican Church, now located at 225 S. Peachtree Parkway, will present its Children’s Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Jan. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

FFUMC seniors plan lunch
Senior Adults in the Titus II group at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church will have lunch at noon Tuesday, Jan. 5, in the Family Life Center Gym. Read More»

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