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Religion Briefs 07/03/13

Fayette Presbyterian VBS starts July 8
Fayette Presbyterian Church will have VBS July 8-12, from 9 a.m.- noon.  The theme this year is “Everywhere Fun Fair-Where God’s World Comes Together.”  Children entering grades K-fifth are invited to participate. Registration is free, and will be available June 3 on the church website, www.fayettepcusa.org.  Activities will include crafts, games, snacks, music, and Bible stories. For more information, contact the church office, 770-461-7147. The church is at 791 Forest Ave. (Ga. Hwy, 92 N.), Fayetteville.

Summit to offer parents’ night out
The Summit Church’s Family Resource Center will offer a Parent’s Night Out on Fridays from July 12- Aug. 9 from 6-9 p.m. During this time, dinner and Vacation Bible School will be offered for children having completed Kindergarten through fifth grade.  This is all at no charge but preregistration is requested. Call 770-460-3335 or email info@thesummitpc.net with contact information and children’s ages. Go to www.thesummitpc.net for more information.

Greek ladies will host tea
God’s Green Earth, a Summer Tea hosted by Philoptochos Society (Friends of the Poor) of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church will be held on July 13 from noon to 2 p.m.  at the Peachtree City Event Center, 313 Dividend Dr. Ladies can enjoy a Greek twist on refreshments and are requested to wear their favorite hat. Local Master Gardeners will speak. Tickets are $25. For tickets, call Helen, 770-486-6580. All proceeds benefit charity.

New Church VBS starts July 29
The New Church of Peachtree City, an ECO Presbyterian Church, will offer Sonwest Roundup VBS, July 29 - Aug. 2. from 9 a.m.-noon at the Methodist Annex, 225 S. Peachtree Parkway. For more information or to register visit www.ecopresptc.com.  Those who have questions may contact Danielle Wilcox,  dwilcox74@yahoo.com.

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