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Religion Briefs 06/28/14

Whitewater to hold yard sale June 28
Whitewater Church will have a church-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, June 28, from 8  a.m. - 2 p.m. to benefit the new addition for classrooms and offices. The church is at 1144 Ga. Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville. Items for sale include books, children’s clothing, housewares, home decor (some brass and copper), lamps and more.

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Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville

Donald Lee Tolleson, 65, of Fayetteville passed away June 23, 2014.

Lee was the president and founder of LT Mechanical Contractors, retired.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Madison Tolleson, and is survived by his mother, Margaret Tolleson Carter, his sister, Lane Tolleson Adams (Larry), two sons, Brian Tolleson of Atlanta and Kevin Tolleson (Carla) of Sharpsburg, and three grandchildren, his friend Marsha Hartley, and his former spouse, Carolyn Oliver Tolleson, the mother of his children. Read More»

Backpack Buddies provide a helpful hand this summer

Zariyah Maynard plays with bubbles while participating in the Summer F.U.N. program at Seavy Street Park in Senoia/ Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By Bonnie Hester
Intern for The Citizen

The nonprofit organization Backpack Buddies has kicked off the third year of its summer program, “Summer F.U.N. Coweta,” which provides at-risk children in Senoia with meals and recreation during the summer months.

The program, which takes place at the Freeman Sasser Building at Seavy Street Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, began on June 2 and will continue through the last week of July. Read More»

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City

John T. Bohan, Sr., age 77, of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1936 to Hazel Cordrey Bohan and Walter T. Bohan in Houlton, Maine.

He retired from Delta Airlines after 28 years of service. After retirement, he became a Peachtree City Crossing Guard for 5 years. John was a member to the Peachtree City United Methodist Church, the VFW, and the American Legion of Peachtree City.

He married his wife of 44 years, Joyce Kizzire Bohan on May 30, 1970 in Riverdale, Ga. Read More»

Vacation Bible School comes to Marnelle Mobile Home Park

VBS participants dance and sing along to worship music with Rolling Hills Baptist Church volunteers at Marnelle Mobile Home Park. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

By BONNIE HESTER
Intern for The Citizen

Rollings Hills Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School for the families of Marnelle Mobile Home Park on Ga. Highway 54 June 9-12. Over 30 children (ages kindergarten through fifth grade) participated in the program.

Daily activities included recreational games, Bible study, crafts to help children visualize the day’s lesson, and group worship music. The last night of the program was a celebration for the whole family, with a cookout dinner for all residents and carnival booth games for the children. Read More»

How well do you manage your stress?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

A well-circulated cartoon depicts a zebra standing and facing the reader. He’s half white and half black-and-white as his stripes are unravelling and piling up on the ground beside him. The caption reads, “I think it’s stress.”

Stress has been called the virus of the modern era. Most of us live with so much stress that it’s become as normal as brushing our teeth. Some of our stress comes from circumstances beyond our control, while much of it is brought on ourselves. Read More»

PTCUMC’s Summer Speaker Series continues this week

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC), 225 Robinson Rd., continues its Summer Speaker Series today, June 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Karen Stephens will lead participants in a discussion about “Love and Hospitality” as related in Hebrews 13:1-3: “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Read More»

Several local authors featured at B&N book signing in Newnan

Connie Campbell Bratcher

Local author Connie Campbell Bratcher will be among several local authors featured at a book signing at Newnan’s Barnes & Noble store on June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Bratcher’s current book of inspirational poetry, Shine The Light, will be featured and D.D. Watson, illustrator of the book, will be on hand as well. Read More»

Brooks thrift shop celebrates anniversary with special sales

Second Chance Thrift Shop, a mission of Brooks United Methodist Church, is turning five. To celebrate, the shop will offer customers five special sales and giveaways June 19-21.

Thursday and Friday, June 19 and 20, all clothes will be half off, and Saturday, June 21, customers can pick any one item to be half off.

There will be drawings for a raffle basket and gift certificates, as well as refreshments. Every customer will also receive a free punch on their Frequent Shopper’s Card. Read More»

Flat Creek, Newnan churches join for special performance

Flat Creek Baptist Church between Fayetteville and Peachtree City, and First Baptist Church of Newnan in downtown Newnan, will join forces for a special two-day Freedom Celebration, a musical salute to the Armed Forces, with performances set for June 29 at Flat Creek and June 30 in Newnan. Both services will be at 7 p.m.

Dr. Jimmy Pastor will be the guest preacher at Flat Creek and Dr. Jerry Cross will be the guest preacher at Newnan. Read More»