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Mr. Bloomberg: ‘Not by works, lest any man should boast’

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Last week, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that he was certain his outstanding accomplishments have gotten him a ticket into heaven. In a New York Times interview, he was quoted as saying, “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Unfortunately, if he made this statement, his feelings are similar to many people who also are either misguided or unaware of the Bible’s clarity on how to get to heaven. Read More»

‘The Resurrection on Trial’ set for Sunday, April 27, at FFBC

On Sunday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m., the Fayetteville First Baptist Church will present an Easter play, “The Resurrection on Trial.” at 6 p.m.

The play is described as a “ ... well researched and beautifully written drama of a court case in which most of those on the scene at the resurrection are called on to prove or disprove the validity of the resurrection.”

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 770-461-8378 or visit www.fayettevillefbc.org.

Fayetteville First Baptist is at 205 E. Stonewall ave (Ga. Hwy. 54 East), in downtown Fayetteville.

B’Nai Israel, COS join hands for Holocaust Remembrance event

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and Congregation B’Nai Israel continue an 11-year tradition on April 27 when they sponsor a Holocaust Remembrance Service, Yom Ha’Shoah. The service is at 4 p.m., and this year takes place at Christ Our Shepherd in Peachtree City.

During the service 11 candles will be lighted after 11 brief readings to commemorate the 11 million innocent people who perished at the hands of the Nazi regime, six million Jews and five million others. Read More»

In your Easter bonnet ...

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Members of the Serendipity Sunday School class at Hopewell UMC in Tyrone paid homage to their mothers and grandmothers this Easter by wearing hats. It harkened back to a time when this season meant new clothes, shoes, hats, and gloves to emphasize a newness of spirit and a recommitment of life.

Pictured here (left to right) are members Judy Gosdin, Sharon Collins, Elaine Pierce, and Debbie Hamby. The church is located at 351 Jenkins Road, across from Sandy Creek High. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran members complete mission trip to Honduras

Shown are Honduras Mission Trip volunteers from Word of God Lutheran Church, Peachtree City: Front row, Lars Kuhr, Jim Guthrie, Pastor John Fraser, Bert Laaker; middle row: Ralph Quamme, Christine Bell, Margie Bell; back row: Karen Quamme, Pete Anderson, Nancy Ruck, Tim Ruck, Danny Bell, Hal Prather. Photo/Special.

Word of God Lutheran Church sponsored a mission trip to the Hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras from March 28 to April 8. Twelve participants traveled to the Colon region of Honduras, eight of whom were returning participants from a mission trip to the same location last year. Christine Bell, a member of Word of God, is a long term missionary at the hospital. Read More»

Providence United Methodist changes worship times

Beginning this Sunday, April 27, Providence United Methodist Church will have traditional worship at 9:30 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m.

“Since everyone is so busy during the week with school, work and sports, we are looking forward to having a fellowship time between worship services where people who worship at different times can catch up with each other,” Senior Pastor Diane Parrish explains. “Our café is open all morning, so we want everyone to feel comfortable visiting on the patio now that the weather is nice.” Read More»

The Summit Church

From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner.

The Summit Church celebrated 11 years in ministry on March 30, 2014. From left to right Dottie Davis, Bi Qing Brannon, Jerry Brannon, and Mary Wheeler prepare for the anniversary dinner. Photo/Special. (This photo ran last week with erroneous information. It is the policy of The Citizen to correct errors of fact upon notification.)

Religion Briefs 04/23/14

Mt. Olive’s revivals continue tonight
Mt. Olive Baptist Church continues its consecutive Wednesday Night Revivals, April 23 and 30, each at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Keith Staley of Chosen Generation will speak April 23, and Pastor Collier Starks of Rebirth Christian Outreach Center will speak on April 30. Mt. Olive is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 North, Fayetteville.

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Herman Edward Reich, 78, of Peachtree City

Herman Edward Reich

Herman Edward Reich, 78, passed away at his home in Peachtree City, Ga. on April 21, 2014, as a result of a long battle with cancer. His family was by his side when he drifted off to heaven to join his wife of 50 years Mary Jean. Read More»

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville

Hulett Byron Bearden

Hulett Byron Bearden of Fayetteville formerly of Bremen, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local assisted living facility.

He was born in Carroll County, December 22, 1934, son of the late Berlin Eugene Bearden and Ila Belle McGuire Bearden. Mr. Bearden retired in 1974 as SM SGT from the U.S. Air Force with 20 years of service. He later retired from the University of West Georgia as a warehouse supervisor. Mr. Bearden was a graduate of Waco High School and was by faith a Primitive Baptist. Read More»