NAACP speaker: Keep working to overcome ‘dream haters’

Derrick Boazman. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet sponsored by the Fayette County Branch of the of the NAACP held Oct. 25 was radio personality, community activist and former Atlanta City Councilman Derrick Boazman.

Boazman in speaking about the lawsuit on district voting said Fayette is a county where the NAACP had to file suit to get equity and a level playing field.

“We’ve come all the way from Carver Homes (where Boazman lived as a child) to Aberdeen Parkway,” Boazman said. Read More»

Ask Father Paul - A puzzling scripture

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Shop FFUMC’s Christmas Marketplace this Saturday

Get a jump start on Christmas shopping this Saturday at the 25th annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature more than 80 unique vendors selling a large variety of items located throughout the entire church. Read More»

JC & Lena Weston's 50th Anniversary

JC and Lena Weston

JC (John) and Lena Weston celebrated their 50th Anniversary with family and friends October 11th at the Historic Train Depot in downtown Fayetteville.  The two were married in Fayetteville in 1964, which is where they have continued to reside.

Both are active members of the North Peachtree congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. JC continues to work as a construction contractor however; most days are now spent enjoying some of Fayetteville’s finest fishing ponds.  Read More»

Franklin-Long engagement

Chloe Leigh Franklin engaged to 2LT John Christopher Long

Matthew and Anne Franklin of Peachtree City, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter, Chloe Leigh Franklin to 2LT John Christopher Long, son of Dr. James and Lisa Long of Newnan, Georgia.

The bride-to-be is is the granddaughter of Weldon and Betsy Franklin of Dallas, Texas and the late Frank McArdle, of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Joanne McArdle of Pembroke, Massachusetts.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Quince and Pat Burton, of Newnan, Georgia and the late Sam Long and Bernice Long of Buffalo, New York. Read More»

You’re never too old for some things

Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

Children from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will Trick-or-Treat at Heritage of Peachtree Assisted Living on Oct. 29. They will also participate in “reverse” Trick-or-Treating when they take to the residents bags of candy they have collected. On Nov. 2 many of the children will bring a “tithe” of their Halloween candy to church give to needy persons. Shown is Christian Jubin from Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church receiving candy from Marie Ball, 101 years old, while Trick-or-Treating last year at Heritage Assisted Living. Photo/Special.

Religion Briefs 10/29/14

Hopewell’s Fall Festival is tonight
Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a Fall Festival  tonight, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. The festival will feature “Touch the Truck,” with fire trucks, trash trucks, and other vehicles, as well as Face Painting/Tattoo Station, Bouncy Castle, Decorate a Pumpkin, Mummy Wrap, and a costume contest with prizes for ages 3-12. Hot dogs, snacks and  Trick or Treat candy will be available.  The church is at 351 Jenkins Rd., directly across from Sandy Creek High. For more information call 770-306-7537.
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Hopewell UMC to host Fisher for book signing tomorrow

Rosemary Fisher

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone will host a book signing and talk by Rosemary Fisher, author of the newly published book “The Smokin’ Hot Bride of Christ.” The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

The subtitle of the book is “Rapture Ready” and the book is about “ ... preparing your mind, body and spirit for His glorious return.”

The book is based on scripture from Corinthians and is appropriate for both men and women. Read More»

MRBC plans family blast, movie Friday

The McDonough Road Baptist Church will hold its annual Fall Family Blast Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. on the front lawn. Children’s games, popcorn, hot dogs, candy, cake walk, face painting and other activities will begin at 5:30 p.m., while the movie on the lawn, “Mom’s Night Out,” will begin at 7:15 p.m.

“Bring your chairs, and enjoy some family time. The kids will get plenty of candy and have some fun activities, and then you can watch a great, funny movie together under the stars,” said David L. Chancey, pastor. Read More»

First Presbyterian’s Music for Missions to feature jazz, dancing, auction Nov. 14

Peachtree Jazz Edition band members include, kneeling (L-R), Ted Zitelli, Tom Sepanski, director David Gaissert, David Brinson and Dale Pheicie. Standing (L-R), Gary Ray, David Marcus, Tom Tierney, Ron Bratcher, Joe McDaniel, Joe Auriemma, singer Toni Byrd, Wayne Hughes, Saunders Jones, Donn Blosser, Brian Thomas and Bill Greenhaw.  Not pictured:  Tara Adcock.  Photo by Ellen Tew.

Enjoy live music, dancing, and a silent auction while supporting local and international missions, on Friday, Nov. 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City.

“Music for Missions” will feature the band, Peachtree Jazz Edition playing big band dance hits accompanied by singer Toni Byrd. The concert and dance will take place in Smith Hall from 7 - 10 p.m. Read More»

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