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PTC’s Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran celebrates 40 years

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway as it was in 1978. Photo/Special.

John Weber to speak at all services on Saturday, Sunday

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will kick off a year’s celebrations to mark the church’s 40th anniversary this weekend.

Founding pastor John Weber will preach at worship services on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Weber led the first service on Dec. 1, 1974, at Glenloch Recreation Center, and then served the church for 34 years. The congregation met in a warehouse on Dividend Drive until the first Church building was finished in 1978. Read More»

Providence will celebrate Hanging of the Greens

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a special worship service, called “Hanging of the Greens,”this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m.

Providence Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains,”Hanging of the Greens is a worship service for the whole family where we explain the significance of Christian symbols like the Christmas tree, wreaths, colors of the Christian year and poinsettias, as we start the Advent season. We will have only one worship service that morning, at 10:30 a.m. “ Read More»

Debbie Harbin to speak at ladies’ Christmas tea

 The Harbin family (L-R), Michael Harbin, Gracie Harbin (child), Cayllr Harbin, Daniel Harbin (standing), Sophie Harbin (baby), Hayley Harbin, Marty Harbin, Debbie Harbin, Matthew Harbin, Holly Harbin, Clayton (baby), Heather McDaniel, Ellie (baby), David Harbin (standing), Ryan McMichael. Photo/Special.

Heritage Reformed Baptist Church’s annual Ladies Christmas Tea will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the church. This year’s speaker will be Debbie Harbin, the wife of newly elected state senator Marty Harbin. Debbie’s message will be “Treasuring The Christ of Christmas.”

Debbie grew up in Jacksonville, Fla. and after graduating from high school attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing in Atlanta. She became an R.N. in 1977 and worked as a nurse for the next seven years. Read More»

‘A Threshold Christmas’ set for Dec. 11 in Newnan

Threshold Church, an up and coming church forming in Newnan, invites the community to its first public event, “A Threshold Christmas, planned for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Park in Newnan.

The free event will feature live reindeer, cupcakes, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

Heading up the new church is seasoned pastor and Newnan resident, Quincy Brown, a long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, who announced the new church last summer. Read More»

Hopewell celebrates life of 103-year-old member

103-year-old Lamar Wallace (center) flanked by David and Debbie Hamby.

Members of Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone celebrated the amazing life of their 103-year-old member, Lamar Wallace (center), on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The theme for the event was”Oklahoma,” because that is his home state. Wallace is flanked by David and Debbie Hamby who were instrumental in organizing the event. Debbie co-chaired the event with Marilyn Ellis and Sharon Collins, all of Tyrone. A Delta Air Lines employee group, called “Cabin Jammers” provided some toe tapping Bluegrass music for the evening that included a meal, entertainment, and a huge birthday cake. Read More»

Andy Ellis ordained at CTK

Bishop David Epps presides over the ordination ceremony of Philip Andrew Ellis at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg. Photo/Special.

Philip Andrew Ellis was ordained to the ministry at The Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Born in the U.K. and fluent in English, French and German , Ellis attended Oxford and Leicester Universities, graduating with dual master’s degrees and a PhD. He developed a career initially working for local and then central government in the UK, ultimately working for Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet as a special advisor on European policy and environmental law. Read More»

Religion Briefs 11/26/14

COS’s chili supper is tonight
Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City invites all to the annual Thanksgiving Eve Chili  Supper and Worship Service on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Worship will follow the supper.  Worship will feature three lay speakers, Pat Rach, Brad Jubin, and Stefan Welch (via videotape). There is  no charge. The church is on the corner of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

St. Paul plans Pie Fellowship tonight Read More»

Fellowship is a gift that must be enriched

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On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, NASA launched its unmanned rocket Antares that was tasked with bringing supplies to the International Space Station. Six seconds after take-off, Antares suffered a “catastrophic anomaly” and exploded.

One early newscast suggested that the rocket was veering off course and that scientists on the ground destroyed it. But that report was inaccurate.

NASA doesn’t know what happened, and it may take six months to a year to find out. But when I heard that report, my mind jumped to churches that I’m aware are struggling with conflict and internal strife. Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC’s new Advent Study starts tonight

The community is invited to prepare for Christmas through a new free Advent study “Hope Amidst the Chaos” written and led by Fayetteville First United Methodist Church’s associate minister, the Rev. Allyson Lawrence.

The four-week study exploring the book of Isaiah begins Nov. 19 and continues Dec. 3, 10 and 17 with two meeting times each day: one at 10 a.m. and the other at 6:15 p.m. Read More»

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