Can your church count on you?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

The community orchestra had been preparing for their annual fall concert for nearly five months. At the final dress rehearsal, the conductor took time during a break to thank everyone who had helped over the past months. He thanked the sponsors, the press, the ladies who had helped with the costumes, and everyone else he could think of.

Finally, he said, “I want to pay special tribute to one member who hasn’t missed a single rehearsal. Everyone else has missed at least one night except Joe, our first violinist. I’d like him to stand and be recognized. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/16/14

Woolsey Baptist to host sports camp
A Sports Camp is being held at Woolsey Baptist Church, 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville,  July 21- 24, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Sports include: flag football, baseball/softball, soccer, track/field, volleyball and kickball.  Cost is $10/person or $20 max/family.  This is open to rising K5 through rising seventh grade.  Register at http://www.woolseybaptist/.org or call the church office, 770-461-9618.

Final‘Summer Speaker’ session is July 23 Read More»

Peachtree City UMC welcomes Tamlyn Collins, Joshua Toepper to pastoral staff

Tamlyn Collins and Joshua Toepper

Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd., recently welcomed not one, but two new pastors to its church pastoral staff.

The Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor, Serve Ministries and the Rev. Joshua Toepper, executive director, Grow Ministries, round out the pastoral staff along with long serving pastors, Dr. Steve Dodson, senior pastor and the Rev. Sean Robinson, pastor of worship and congregational care. Read More»

Hopewell UMC ladies plan painting party July 25

Hopewell United Methodist Women will sponsor another fun paint party on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. The instructor will be Julie Compton of “Sassy Chick Painting Party” who will help everyone paint a fun-loving snowman for the Christmas season. Read More»

Nativity will offer Sunday evening service, concert beginning Aug. 3

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 3, The Episcopal Church of the Nativity will begin offering a Sunday evening service at 5:30 p.m. each week. The service is designed to appeal to those who are looking for a church home or are wishing to supplement their church experience. Read More»

Volunteers, staff hold kickoff meeting for Christian City event

Front row (L-R): George Martin, Carla Waters, Anna Marie Hendry, Janet McGregor Dunn, Renie Cochran, Debi Lenox, Donna Johnson, Vicki Turner, Brenda Cox, and Ashley Bonner. Back row (L-R): Phil Kouns and Bob Crutchfield. Photo/Special.

Volunteers and staff gathered recently on the campus of The Children’s Village at Christian City for this year’s “Chair-ity Event” kick-off meeting. Plans are already underway for this annual holiday fund raiser, now in its eighth year. Proceeds from the event support the abandoned, abused, and otherwise homeless children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village.

“Last year we raised over $79,000 dollars for our kids, and this year we’re hoping to raise even more,” said Ashley Bonner, Christian City’s fund development specialist. Read More»

Ask Father Paul

Father Paul Massey's picture

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Guilt and forgiveness

Dear Father Paul:  I am a man in my late 50s who has lived a selfish, sinful life. To be honest, I have broken almost all of the Ten Commandments. I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious, life threatening, disease and have tried to turn over a new leaf, but I find that I am still overwhelmed with guilt.  Can you help me? — No Name.
Read More»

Dietmeyer, Hahn to perform tonight at Christ Our Shepherd

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn of The OK Factor

Karla Dietmeyer and Olivia Hahn, also known as “The OK Factor,” will present a concert on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City.

Olivia (O) and Karla (K) met when both were students in classical music at Luther College. They began collaborating in 2012, joining forces to form an alternative folk duo which experiments in a number of genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and popular music. The OK Factor writes original music and also embeds traditional fragments into their own compositions. Read More»

‘Broadway and Beyond’ concert planned for tonight at All Saint

All Saints Anglican Church will host a free concert, open to the public, tonight, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Sopranist Chelsea Buyalos and guitarist LeeLee Hunter will perform pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. The program will feature pieces we all know and love. Buyalos and Hunter are also participating in the church’s annual Music Camp being held through July 11. Read More»

Religion Briefs 07/09/14

Interfaith dinner scheduled for July 12
The Islamic Community Center of Atlanta will host its Annual Ramaden Interfaith Dinner Saturday, July 12, from 7:45 until 10 p.m. at the center in Fayetteville, 288 E. Lanier Ave. No RSVP required. Feel free to invite others. Dress code casual but modest — preferably no short pants or sleeveless shirts. For questions, email or call 404-285-9530.

Stark to give first sermon at St. Paul’s Read More»