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Providence will bless the animals Saturday

Providence United Methodist Church invites members of the community to bring their favorite furry or feathered friends and come out for a special blessing on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Providence’s associate pastor, the Rev. Kory Trinrud, explains, “We are offering a blessing to these animal companions because in them we are reminded of the love God has for us and the wonder that is to be found in creation.”

Visitors should go to the grassy area between the children’s and main buildings on the Providence campus. Read More»

COS will bless the pets in Tyrone Sunday

Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites all to its annual Blessing of the Animals Service on Sunday, Oct, 5 at 2 p.m. on the property at 411 Palmetto Rd. in Tyrone. Pastors Miriam Beecher and Fritz Wiese will lead the service and bless each pet. Beecher offers a blessing to Lee and Christine Alford’s pet at the 2013 service. Leashes or cages are requested where appropriate. More information? Call 770-487-8717. Photo/Special.

Curry to speak at luncheon Tuesday

Atlanta resident and writer Ann Curry will discuss her biography, Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, at the Oct. 7 luncheon meeting of Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The event will be held in the Family Life Center at noon.

Tickets are $6 and can be reserved by calling the church office at 770-461-4313 by Oct. 2.

Curry has devoted more than 25 years studying Thomas’s 41-year diary of 450,000 words to chronicle her life.

Generous donation

Shown (L-R) are  Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Jackson, Fellowship of Love Church. Photo/Special.

Fellowship of Love Church (FOLC) in Fayetteville recently donated $2,500 to Fayette Senior Services as a contribution towards its building expansion fund. The donation is part of the 2014 Empowerment Package FOLC is awarding to Fayette Senior Services and is valued at approximately $7,500. Other components of the package will include 24 fitness chairs, an elliptical machine and funds for support technology. Shown (L-R) are Becky Hendershot, chief financial officer, Fayette Senior Services; Nancy Meaders, president and CEO, Fayette Senior Services; and Pastor B.A. Read More»

Holy Trinity church will offer end of life seminar

Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City will offer a free End of Life seminar in two sessions this month, a program that “will empower individuals, families and caregivers with an understanding of the respect and dignity of life in light of Church Teaching.” Read More»

Money, family, schedules, topics at Summit

The Summit Church will offer three dinner meetings, Oct. 19, Jan. 11, and May 17, all at 6 p.m., to discuss managing money, dealing with crazy schedules, and family. Each meeting will feature a different speaker.

The Rev. John Westlund, campus pastor at Middle Tennessee State University, will speak at the October meeting.Westlund will speak on “What in the World Am I Going to Do About Money?” Read More»

Reindl tapped for children’s ministries director

Kim Reindl is extremely busy these days. As the newly installed director of children’s ministries at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, she will oversee virtually every aspect of children’s ministries at the church.

She says she is committed to implementing fresh, engaging, age-appropriate curriculum, leading Children’s Church and offering fun, interactive activities designed to help children to grow in their faith. Read More»

Religion Briefs 10/01/14

Holy Trinity will have Memorial Mass
Embrace Ministry of Holy Trinity will host a Memorial Mass in honor of all babies lost during pregnancy, stillbirth or first year of life, to be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees can honor their child, inscribe their baby’s name in the book of  life, and gather with other families that have gone through the same suffering. RSVP to marciapoynter@gmail.com.

Woolsey to host family lunch Read More»

How important are people to you?

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Bubba was always bragging about people he knew. One day his boss confronted Bubba and said, “Bubba, it’s impossible for someone to know all the people you claim to know.”

Bubba said, “Well, name someone, anyone.”

The boss wanted to prove his point, so he said, “How about Tom Cruise?”

Bubba said, “Oh, yes, Tom and I know each other well.” Read More»

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