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Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks

Louise Loggins Cook, 97, of Brooks, passed away December 10, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard Loggins and Matthew Cook; son Billy Loggins; daughters Sussie Camp and Bessie Wright; grandchild Eric Farr. Read More»

St. Paul’s ‘Lessons and Carols’ for Advent

Episcopalians ‘wait’ for Christmas in service modeled after Kings College

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

Some Christians begin celebrating Christmas right after Thanksgiving (or even Halloween if they’re in retail). But for Episcopalians, Christmas begins on Christmas Eve.

For Episcopalians, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the Advent season: a time of preparation. It’s a solemn time, but with an underlying anticipation of the joyful event to come. Read More»

A closer look at Christmas traditions

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Christmas is so full of wonder, meaning and tradition. But, where did all these things that we now call “Christmas” come from? I turned to one of my favorite websites, crosswalk.com, and found a good bit of information on this topic. I’ll share some of it with you here. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/10/14

Potluck dinner is tonight at All Saints
All Saints Anglican Church will have a Feast of St. Nicholas potluck dinner tonight, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m. and will host Advent Lessons and Carols on Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. The church invites the community to visit its new location, 149 Ebenezer Rd, Fayetteville. For more information, call 770-486-5374.

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COS to present 12th annual Moravian ‘Love Feasts’

Karl Dietmeyer conducts the choir, bells, and orchestra at Christ Our Shepherd’s 2013 Love Feast. Photo/Special.

Christ Our Shepherd will offer its twelfth annual Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.

Christ Our Shepherd’s inter-generational church band will play carols in the Narthex about 30 minutes before each service. Then, at 15 minutes before the hour, The musical offering will feature music by Joyful Noise Ringers, The COS Winds, the Love Feast Consort, and harp soloist Jamie Ann Gossett. Read More»

Fayette Bible Church to present ‘A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas’

Everyone is invited to enjoy the musical play “A Doo-Wop ‘50s Christmas” at Fayette Bible Church on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 9:45 a.m. There is no admission charge and nursery service will be available.

This is an original musical play written and directed by FBC Music Minister Paul Walther and is loosely based on the stage play “Music Man” by Meredith Wilson.

An integral part of the musical is a presentation of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. Read More»

Fayette Presbyterian to present Appalachian Winter Dec. 14

Shown  is the FPC Chancel Choir with director of music Jacob Winslett. Photo/Special.

The public is invited to experience the rustic and moving sounds of Appalachian Winter, a Christmas cantata by Joseph Martin, performed by the music ministry of Fayette Presbyterian Church, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14.

The cantata features the sounds of Christmas folk music passed down from generation to generation and retells the message of Christ’s coming. The annual Brunch with Santa, a fund raiser for the youth program, will follow the cantata service. Read More»

PTC’s St. Paul Lutheran plans pre-Christmas Advent services, dinners

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will have its midweek Advent dinner and worship service tonight, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Next Wednesday, Dec. 17, the School/Advent Christmas program will be presented at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, the church will have a combined service at 10 a.m. with a Happy Birthday Jesus birthday cake following the service.

No Bible classes for children or adults will be held that day.

St. Paul is at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, just off Ga. Hwy. 74, in Peachtree City.

For more infomation, call the church, 770-487-0339.

Providence UMC presents ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ Friday

Providence UMC Associate Pastor Rev. Kory Trinrud and Student Ministry Director Mark Ashby are the Blues Brothers in “Baby Brother Jesus.” Photo/Special.

Providence United Methodist Church invites the community to a free Christmas musical with an uplifting message, “Baby Brother Jesus,” this Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains, “You have never seen the birth of ‘Baby Brother Jesus’ explained like this before. The story is told through the eyes of the main characters surrounding thebirth of Jesus, including a rock ‘n’ roll angel, Shepherds, Wise Guys and the Blues Brothers. It will be a fun evening for the whole family.” Read More»

Fayetteville First UMC will present Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church is at 175 East Lanier Ave., Fayetteville. The church office number is 770-461-4313. Visit online at www.fayettevillefirst.com.

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