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Burch celebrating silver anniversary

Burch Bears celebrate anniversary

School still has some original staff

Robert J. Burch Elementary School is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of 25 years with some special t-shirts that reflect the past.

The faculty and staff received a commemorative anniversary t-shirt with a design that is a replica of the original Burch t-shirt design from the school's inaugural year, 1990.

Shown in the center of the picture is current Burch third grade teacher Melissa Nelms, who was one of the original Burch Bears. She is holding a shadow box displaying the original t-shirt. Read More»

Recognize school counselors during 'appreciation' week

They provide much-needed service to kids, parents, schools

Fayette County will celebrate school counselors during National School Counseling Week of Feb. 2 through Feb. 6.

The week is sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and is designed to focus public attention on the unique contributions of professional school counselors and how students are positively impacted by their work. Read More»

Methodist planning global impact program

Several speakers to be featured during long weekend

Peachtree City United Methodist Church is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC).

This extended weekend program from Feb. 5-8 will be led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team.

After last year’s inaugural event, the church saw a tremendous increase in mission support from members. Support for missions grew from $80,000 in 2013 to more than $465,000 between February and December 2014. Read More»

Healthy teeth, fit body and spiritual direction

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

I visited the dentist last week and commented to my hygienist about the timing of my appointment. I’m getting my teeth cleaned right after eating all these Christmas sweets. My mouth must be full of sugar. Thankfully, no cavities, but one thing led to another.

She told me about a mother who gave her boys very little sugar. They couldn’t have candy, but they could have as many goldfish crackers as they wanted throughout the day. Turns out, the crackers were sticking to their teeth, the carbohydrates were turning to sugar, and the sugar was doing a number on their teeth. Read More»

FFBC’s Glenn Stringham announces retirement

Pastor Glenn Stringham

Pastor Glenn Stringham announced to the congregation of Fayetteville First Baptist Church his intention to retire from his position as pastor to senior adults effective Jan. 31. He has served the church in that position for nearly 19 years.

The church will host a farewell fellowship in honor of Stringham and his family Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Their community of friends is invited.

Stringham and his family moved to Fayetteville from Hawaii where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. While there he served on staff of First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor. Read More»

Olivet to host forum on youth and law enforcement

In response to nationwide incidents involving police and citizen Interactions, The Olivet Church is sponsoring a forum to educate youth on making proper choices when interacting with law enforcement officers.

The forum which will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. will highlight “Know Your Rights — Exercise Common Sense.”

The event will be held at the Olivet church campus, 877 Ga. Highway 314 North, Fayetteville.

Various law enforcement officers have been invited to participate as panelists to collaborate with youth about their roles in communities. Read More»

New interim staff at COS

Christine Plaza and Michael Boylan

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City announces the appointment of two part-time staff members. Christine Plaza is the interim director of children and family ministries. She has been an active volunteer in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and funeral ministries. Michael Boylan is the interim director of communication. Formerly a writer and editor for The Citizen, he is responsible for all electronic and print publications. Photos/Special.

Providence UMC, Heritage Christian to offer DivorceCare Jan. 26

For those going through separation or divorce, Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church partner to offer DivorceCare twice each year.

Most people will say that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when those involved feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues they’ve never faced before.

DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help individuals face these challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Read More»

Holy Trinity will conduct poverty survival program

The poverty simulation program called “Welcome to the State of Poverty” will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City.

The interactive program places participants into “families” or other roles and challenges them to survive with an income level below poverty level for one month.

The program is open to all church members, and any interested community members. Read More»

Peachtree City UMC to host 2nd annual GIC

Peachtree City United Methodist Church (PTCUMC) is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC). Led by the Rev. Tamlyn Collins, associate pastor of Serve Ministries, and the GIC Planning Team, the extended weekend is planned for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 5-8. Read More»

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