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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»

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville

Nels Christian Nielsen, 50, of Fayetteville, passed away July 10, 2014.

He served our country in the US Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Carol Nielsen.

He is survived by his wife Tina Nielsen of Fayetteville; daughter Crystal (Jonathan) Booth of Brooks and Brittany (Thomas) Lowery of Fayetteville; grandsons Jacob, Peyton, Aaron and James; 2 sisters; and several nieces & nephews. Read More»

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison

Loretta Hughes Nickelson Allison, 80, of Sharpsburg, Ga. passed away July 7, 2014 from a long illness.

She was born April 7, 1934 in Sinking Creek, Va. and graduated from Mayfield High School in 1952. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Hallie Hughes. Her husband, Buddy Nickelson, her sisters, Ileta Huffman, Sally Patton and Eva Saunders preceded her in death. Read More»

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City

John Melvin Currie

John Melvin Currie, 65, of Peachtree City passed away July 9, 2014. Read More»

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

PTC’s top rookie and Rotarian of the Year

Rotary Club of Peachtree City past president, Amy Leuenberger, congratulates Don Walden and Scott Bradshaw (R) for being selected as this year’s Rookie and Rotarian of the Year, respectively. The awards are well deserving because of their hard work and dedication to Rotary’s “service above self.” Photo/Special.

Choral auditions start this month

The Masterworks Chorale in concert with accompanist David Kinrade and artistic director Kathy Bizarth. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

If you enjoy choral singing and want to sing even better, a golden opportunity awaits you.

Kathy Bizarth, artistic director for Coweta County’s distinguished Masterworks Chorale, is holding auditions for new singers through the month of July. For an appointment at your convenience, call her at 770-846-8278 or reach her by email at kbizarth@numail.org. Read More»

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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.
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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»