Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Making Time for Prayer and Religious Dialogue Top New Year's Resolution Lists

/PRNewswire/ -- The year 2009 will mark a significant return to personal prayer and religious dialogue, according to Dr. Aliza Lavie, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University and currently a Research Associate at The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute.

Lavie's fields of research include gender, public communications and multiculturalism, and she scoured historical archives and private collections to uncover the forgotten manuscripts and human stories that she presents in A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book, published by Spiegel & Grau/Random House earlier this month.

"What I have discovered in the past few weeks is most remarkable. Throughout the diverse communities and movements that I have visited in the United States - religious cultural and political organizations, student groups, mid-life professionals, the aged - in every place there is interest in the power of prayer and in the development of religious dialogue."

Dr. Lavie notes that her contacts and observations extend far beyond the Jewish community and include Christians, Muslims and people who choose not to categorize their faith.

Prayer as a mosaic of communication and knowledge that is continually growing in real time.

"At Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York, at the JCC in Milwaukee, and at an event in Buffalo, I met women who recognized some of the prayers from a particular 19th-century Czech book of prayers which I had included in A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book. I have not encountered Jewish Czech women in Israel or Europe who remembered those prayers. For other parts of the Jewish nation, this knowledge and this connection was burnt in Auschwitz."

Confessing to prayer

Lavie notes that people who say they haven't read the Bible and never prayed before now "confess" to more than introspection and meditation: they report thinking about and talking to their Creator. "They keep journals, they talk to God while they're driving, they open their mouths and ask for help. Perhaps even more surprising, people report having conversations with others about God."

"They are not new for people," Lavie says of the prayers in her book. "Even though people haven't actually heard or read them before, they've had them in the back of their memory. They have them in their blood."

Making time for diet, exercise, more family time and prayer

"Of course I hear many people saying they hope this year they'll stick to their diet; Others are resolving to refrain from texting in the car and promising to keep to the minutes in their cell phone plans. Maybe it's because people associate me with prayer and so this is what they tell me, but I also hear people saying they plan to keep in touch with God this year. And when they say something like 'please, God' about those other resolutions it sounds like their diet, exercise and cell phone resolve might stick."

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Local Churches to hold Watch Night Services on New Year’s Eve

The Watch Night Service originated with the Moravians in 1733. John Wesley appropriated the event into Methodism where it later became a Covenant Renewal Service. It gained special significance in African American congregations where it is sometimes referred to as Freedom’s Eve when in 1863 they waited eagerly for President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The entire Christian community is welcomed at any of the following services:

Flat Rock African Methodist Episcopal Church (Reverend Ed Johnson), Free Spirit Ministries (Reverend Dale L. Foster), and Mount Olive Baptist Church (Reverend Melvin Ware), will hold combined services at 8:00 PM at Mount Olive at 1565 Hwy 92 N. and at 10:0 PM at Free Spirit Ministries which is located 7880 Wood Road in south Fairburn. See http://fsmwc.org/directions.php for directions to Free Spirit Ministries.

Flint Ridge Baptist Church Watch Night/New Year’s Eve Service starts at 9:30 PM, followed by a light breakfast.

The Unity Christian Church's Watch Night Service (Pastor Smith Atwater) will be held on New Year's Eve from 10:00 p.m. and until shortly after 12 Midnight.

Little Vine Baptist Church (Reverend Steven Coleman), located at 115 Handley Road in Tyrone, will have their service at 10:00 PM.

The New Year’s Eve Celebration Service at Redemption Fellowship Church will begin at 10:30 PM. The pastor is Reverend Mike Higgins and Redemption Fellowship is located at 418 Highway 279.

New Hope United Methodist Church (Reverend Belinda McCastle) will hold their service from 10:00 PM to Midnight. New Hope is located at 272 Weldon Road in the Inman area.

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church (Reverend Eyvonne Whitman) and Flipper Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Pastor Sherryl Powell) will be having a combined Watch Night from 10:00 PM -12:00 AM.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

FOX News Channel to Broadcast Saddleback Church Christmas Service: Pastor Rick Warren Delivers Message of Hope for Changing Times

/PRNewswire/ -- FOX News Channel will broadcast four special airings on Dec. 24 and 25 of Saddleback Church's Christmas service featuring an inspirational message titled "When God Changes Your Plans" from Dr. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in southern California and author of "The Purpose Driven Life" and "The Purpose of Christmas."

"What do you do when your plans don't go the way you want them to, like the economy drops out of the bottom?" Warren asks in his timely sermon. "What do you do when all of a sudden your future seems uncertain and you don't know which way to turn or what to do? When things don't go the way you plan you need to remember three things -- God is trying to get your attention; God has a better plan; and God wants you to trust Him."

During the current economic state, many Americans are looking for a sense of peace amidst troubled times. Warren observes that people have been on a similar quest since the first Christmas day more than 2,000 years ago, when one man sought a place for his young fiancee to give birth; shepherds searched for a baby in a manger; and wise men traveled from afar to find a newborn King. Warren's message brings hope by looking past the commercialization of the Season to recognize the true meaning of Christmas.

Saddleback Church will hold a total of 16 Christmas services for the 2008 holiday. The church began services Dec. 20 and will conclude with six on Christmas Eve at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. PST. FOX News Channel recorded one of the earlier programs that will be broadcast nationwide in real time on Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. EST, repeating overnight into Christmas on Dec. 25 at 1 a.m., 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. Check local listings, as all times are subject to change.

"God's plan is bigger than your plan and God's plan is often harder than your plan but God's plan is also better than your plan," Warren continued. "Whenever you cooperate with God's plan and purpose for your life, you get something that you can't get any other way -- significance and meaning."

This is the third year FOX has chosen to broadcast the Saddleback Christmas services, which in previous years have drawn more than 40,000 people. Various musical selections from the Saddleback orchestra, choir and congregants will be interspersed throughout Warren's inspirational message focusing on the "unexpected change" surrounding Christ's birth and the lessons God teaches through it to help us cope with change in today's society.

"Some of you, since September, have lost a lot of income," Warren added. "Some people have been laid off. Some of you have seen your retirement income, your savings, your investments just go way, way down and all you can do is trust. And God is saying that's exactly what I want you to do."

Founded in 1980 by the Warrens, Saddleback Church is located in Orange County, Calif. With an average weekly attendance of 22,000, it is one of the five largest churches in America. For more information about the Saddleback Christmas services, visit http://christmas.saddleback.com/.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Birthday Party for Jesus

All children in the community are invited to attend a birthday Party for Jesus on Sunday Dec. 21st at 2:00 at the Windgate Campus at the Peachtree City United Methodist Church located at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Windgate Road. This event is for toddlers through 5th grade and includes singing, face painting, ice cream, cake and a special guest from the North Pole! Bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Toys for Tots donation. For more information contact Bob Argumosa at 770 486 8204 or visit www.ptcumc.org.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Special Christmas Season at First Presbyterian Church PTC

Sunday, December 14 at 6:30 pm "The Wonders Of Christmas" concert comprised of a full orchestra, choir and praise band. First Presbyterian music ministry will be joined by other talented musicians from the surrounding community.

Wednesday December 17 at 6:30pm
"The Shepherd's Story"; The children's ministry will be performing a musical in the sanctuary following a family Christmas dinner.

Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
Praise and Worship Celebration of Jesus' birth with two candlelight services at 6pm and 8pm.

December 28
Traditional Worship service at 11:15am
A great opportunity to worship the "newborn king".
First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church is located in Peachtree City at 206 Willowbend Rd. across from the library and city hall. 770 487-7757; www.firstpresptc.com

Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Christ Our Shepherd will offer Love Feasts in Moravian Tradition on Saturday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m. A tradition of the Moravian Church since 1727, Love Feasts include serving specially-baked buns and coffee or apple juice to worshipers. All adult worshipers will be given a lighted beeswax candle dressed in a red paper “ruff.” Children will substitute a small flashlight for a candle.

Love Feasts include traditional and Moravian carols sung by everyone. Featured also will be anthems by Sanctuary Choir, Joyful Noise Ringers, Christ Our Shepherd Brass, Christ Our Shepherd Flute Choir, and da Chiesa, the Christ Our Shepherd Strings. Karl Dietmeyer founded and conducts the Flutes and Brass, while David Beecher leads the Sanctuary Choir and handbells. James C. Hagberg conducts da Chiesa, and he also conducts the choir for these Love Feasts. Some of the soloists are Ron Linton, Ken Olander, Delee Rehak, and Amelia Merriman

Additions to this year’s Love Feasts include selections from Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns (1835-1921), and “In Dulci Jubilo” by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), both with da Chiesa. Some anthems and carols considered essential by Moravians, such as “Thou Child Divine” and “Morning Star, O Cheering Sight,” with be back, along with favorite anthems and thrilling congregational carols.

The Moravian Church in the United States and the ELCA established a full-communion relationship in 1999. Although not a merger, the agreement fully partnered our two churches, making possible sharing pastors, worship and ministries.
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LifeKeys Course Offered at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Churc, PTC

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City, Georgia is offering a LifeKeys course for adults ages 21 and up. LifeKeys is a spiritually based, comprehensive program that helps individuals discover their life gifts, spiritual gifts, personality type, values, and passions. Classes will meet at the church on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 am beginning Sunday, January 11th. Participant Fee is $30. Contact the church office to register, 770-487-8717. For more information contact Kris Schmitz at 770-716-6011 or via email at klnschmtiz@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Hope Baptist Church - 2008 Living Christmas Tree

New Hope Baptist Church presents the 2008 Living Christmas Tree entitled "The Promise" december 9 - 14! This year's production is on a grand scale with over 400 adults, youth and children taking part in the Choirs, Orchestra and Cast, as well as a 40 foot "singing" Christmas tree with thousands of computerized lights that will amaze and inspire you.

The all new original story tells of a family as they attend their town's Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration. Upon their return home, the Grandpa tells the children the story of the Manger and the Christ Child, as it comes to life in music and drama. The final song includes a colorful Christmas Parade with special effects that will leave you feeling as though Christmas has really begun.

New Hope would love to invite all to this special Christmas Celebration. The tickets
are free to the community and are available online at www.newhopebc.org , by calling 770-460-4838 or from the church office North Campus 551 New Hope Rd., South Campus Hwy 74. Also after Sunday services (South) 9:15 AM or (North) 10:55 AM.
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Enjoy "The Wonder of Christmas" at First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City

First Presbyterian Church of Peachtree City will be hosting a Christmas Concert titled “The Wonder of Christmas” on Sunday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This will be the third of six concerts given during the church’s 2008-2009 concert series season.

An orchestra and choir, along with organist Sam DeCarlo and accompanist Sue Eutermoser, will accompany the program’s festive seasonal works and carols. Talented ensembles and soloists from the First Presbyterian congregation and community will also share Christmas favorites. The orchestra and Chancel Choir will be conducted by Dr. John Odom. The praise band will be led by Jay Akins.

“The Wonder of Christmas” was created by renowned composer David Hamilton. This concert will weave contemporary songs and traditional Christmas carols with biblically based narrations. You will be reminded of the majesty of the Savior's birth. Sentimental heartstrings will be tugged by well-known songs and carols of the Christmas season and the original underscores that depict the many facets of the Christmas story.

This concert is free to the community. A love offering will be taken. Childcare will be available for children ages 4 and younger.

First Presbyterian Church is located in Peachtree City at 206 Willowbend Rd. across from the library and city hall. For more information, please call (770) 487-7757 or email concerts@firstpresptc.com.
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Lighthouse Church to Hold Candlelight Communion Christmas Eve

The Lighthouse Church (a new United Methodist Church) is holding a special candlelight communion service on Christmas Eve (December 24) at 7:00 pm. The location for the event is the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, Hwy 54 in Peachtree City. Lighthouse currently meets on Sundays at McIntosh High School. For more info, please visit www.lighthouseumc.net.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Writer's Workshop November 18 in Fayette County

The Legacy Equipping Center is happy to announce a Writer's Workshop open to the community on Tuesday, November 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Suggested donation fee: $25

Is there a writer within that wants to come out? Have you ever thought about keeping a journal? Is God speaking to you through your writing? Do you have ideas for articles or books but do not know how to begin? Has God given you a yearning to express your faith and spread the Gospel through the written word? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you!!

Dr. Penny Saurino, Asst. Professor at the University of West Georgia and co-founder and Tech Liason of the Cherokee Rose Writing Project will be joining Tammy Melton, author of Loving God With All Five Senses in teaching this course.

The Legacy Equipping Center is located at 1952 Hwy 54 W, Suite 100, Fayetteville, (2 1/2 blocks east of Publix in Peachtree City).

To RSVP or for more info call 404-643-9042.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Evening of Praise and Worship November 16

Come join the First Presbyterian Church congregation Sunday, November 16 at 6 pm for an evening of praise and worship. All are invited to this new service lead by Jay and Abby Akins, along with Senior Pastor Dr. Miller.

The sanctuary will be filled with the sounds of Modern Praise and Worship Music as we encourage everyone to lift their voices and bow their hearts in worship of our Awesome, Glorious God. We hope to see you there for this incredible night!

First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City is located in the heart of Peachtree City at 206 Willowbend Rd. For more information, visit. www.firstpresptc.com.

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Festival of Lessons and Carols November 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City

The Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church will present A Festival of Lessons and Carols on November 30 at 11:15 am. The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a format of Christian worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus and traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of man, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns.

The service is based on the format of the traditional service held each Christmas in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England. First presented on Christmas Eve in 1918, the festival of Lessons and Carols format was created by Eric Milner-White, whose years as an army chaplain convinced him that the church needed different forms of worship. His original service was adapted from an order drawn up by E.W. Benson (later the Archbishop of Canterbury) who presented a similar service in 1880 in a wooden shed which served as his cathedral in Truro.

Almost immediately, other churches adapted the service for their own use.
The first broadcast of the service from King’s College took place in 1928. It has since been broadcast every year (with the exception of 1930), and there are millions of listeners world wide.

First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City is located across from the City Library at 206 Willowbend Rd.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Rising Starr Baptist to Celebrate Choir Anniversary

Rising Starr Baptist Church will celebrate their Choir Anniversary this Sunday, November 16 at 2:30 PM. The Pastor of rising Starr is Milton B. Reeves. The guest preacher will be Pastor Nathaniel Lee of Zion Baptist Church in Hampton, Georgia. Rising Starr is located on
1094 Old Greenville Road in south-central Fayette County. From Fayetteville or Peachtree City, take GA Highway 85 and turn east on Rising Starr Road. Old Greenville Road road is 3.1 miles east. From Brooks or Woolsey, take the Brooks-Woolsey Road to Rising Starr Road and proceed approximately one half mile to the west. Help make this event one of Christian unity!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trunk or Treat Sunday


Pictured are Natalie Johnson, Grace Johnson, and Hannah Todd.

The Lighthouse Church recently celebrated Trunk or Treat Sunday at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Peachtree City United Methodist Church Announces Thanksgiving Dinner

The Peachtree City United Methodist Church will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner on November 19th at 5:00 and 6:30. The menu includes: Turkey and Dressing Casserole, Cranberry Orange Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Rolls, Pumpkin pie. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the church at 770-487-6499. The cost of the dinner is $7.50 for adults, $3.00 for children (2-10) with a maximum of $20.00 per family.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Legacy Ministries for Christ Invited Community to Free Brunch

Legacy Ministries for Christ, Incorporated would like to invite the community to a free brunch to inform the public about what is offered at the Legacy Equipping Center. This is a drop-in brunch on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM until noon with a presentation to be shown at 10:30 and 11:30. The Equipping Center is located at 1952 Hwy 54 W, Suite 100 (2 1/2 blocks east of Publix in Peachtree City). To RSVP, or for more information, call 404-643-9042, or visit their website at www.legacyministries.info.
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Monday, October 20, 2008

Free Outdoor Concert at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church announces a free outdoor concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 6:00 p.m. at the church. GraceFlock, the church’s contemporary worship band, is releasing a second compact disc, “Alive in the Lamb.” The concert will feature these new songs, written by members Lans Rothfusz and Gary Pederson. “Alive in the Lamb” follows the group’s successful first CD, “Living Treasures.” The public is invited and encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the church’s sanctuary will be used.
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First Presbyterian Church of PTC Hosts Community Wide "Potluck Picnic" October 26

Join First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City on Sunday, October 26, 2008, for a community "Potluck Picnic."

Feast on potluck food, apple cider, popcorn and other foods to make your mouth water. Join in the fun with bingo, carnival games, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Live music provided by the Barn Rats, a blue grass band.

Picnic begins at 12:15 and runs until 4 pm.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mission Video Tour 2008

On Saturday, October 18 the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will host a group of young people from Oklahoma on the first leg of their "Mission Video Tour 2008". The group, from St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Edmond, OK will share their work mission and pilgrimage experiences. We will air their new DVD "True Acts of Grace" which tells how God has used mission trips to transform their lives in Christ. They will also share the music of Scott Chard and the Praise Ensemble from St. Mary's.

The evening will start at 5:00 with food and getting-to-know-you. Program and music starts at 6:00. Admission is free.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

19th Annual Christmas Marketplace at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church on 175 E. Lanier Avenue in Fayetteville, Georgia will be hosting our 19th annual Christmas Marketplace with over 75 vendors, music, bric-a-brac sale and homemade food sale on Saturday, November 1st, 2008. The event begins at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please contact Carol for additional info or vendor inquiries at 770-330-1572.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lighthouse Church in Peachtree City, GA Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Luau

Photo: L - R: Erik Ellison, Warren Robison, and Joshua Ellison
The Lighthouse Church recently celebrated its 2nd birthday with a luau themed party. Guests were treated to a family style dinner in order to say “Mahalo” or thanks for a great second year.
Lighthouse meets Sundays at McIntosh High School and is hosting a family fellowship dinner at Partner’s Pizza in Peachtree City on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm.
Dinner is free for those interested in learning more about the mission of Lighthouse.
Please RSVP to (770) 487-3400 or call for more information.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fayette Community Church Yard Sale & FREE Movie Night

Fayette Community Church, located in the Old Dollar Movie Theatre on Hwy 85 in Fayetteville, will be having a yard sale this coming Saturday, Oct 11th from 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM - Rain Or Shine...

All proceeds from the yard sale will go to sponsor activities and events for the Church Youth Group.

To rent a table to sell your own merchandise, please contact Vickie Davis at 404-723-7411 or email vickie@hughescompany.net

FREE Movie Night: This Saturday night the Church will be showing the movie "The Ghost And Mr. Chicken" with Don Knotts. The movie is FREE so bring your family, friends and co-workers to watch a classic horror flick.

See You There!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

PTC Aglow Meets October 13th

The PTC Aglow fellowship will hold its regular monthly gathering on Monday, October 13, 2008, at 6:45 PM at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Each Aglow meeting includes a time of praise and worship, a time of prayer, and a special speaker. The speaker this month is Tom Kroessig, an Ambassador Field director for Promise Keepers and Spiritual Advisor to PTC Aglow. Tom will be speaking on "The Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper and What They Mean for Men and for Women." You can count on him using a degree of humor and candor as we deal with these important guidelines and their potential impact on both men and women. Bring your spouse Monday night to Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church at 101 North Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree City, at the corner of GA Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

For more information, at call Marianne at 404-840-3659 or e-mail Pam at ptcaglow@yahoo.com.
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"Night of Worship" at First Presbyterian Church in PTC Set for October 12



Join First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City for a "Night of Worship" on Sunday, October 12 at 6 pm.

First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City is one of the oldest churches in Peachtree City and is located in the heart of the city across from City Hall on Willowbend Rd.

For more information, click here.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Get Ready for the Holidays with Greek Appetizers and Baklava!

St. Christopher’s Hellenic Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will be having their annual Greek Appetizers and Baklava sale just in time for your holiday entertaining. They will be offering Spanakopita (a filo pastry filled with spinach, feta and onions) and Tiropita’s (a filo pastry filled with cheeses and herbs) for $10.00 per dozen and Baklava (a filo and nut filled sweet pastry) for $18.00 per dozen.

The pita’s are already prepared and frozen, all you have to do is pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and you have a flaky, warm delicious appetizer for your friends and family to enjoy. Having these tasty appetizers in the freezer and the baklava will save you time during the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Order deadline is October 29th and pickup dates are November 14th from 3 -6 pm and November 15th from 9am – 12 pm at St. Christopher’s Hellenic Orthodox Church at 313 Dividend Drive, Peachtree City.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for the charities that Philoptochos supports, such as Fayette County DFACS, Fayette Samaritans, and St. John the Wonderworker Loaves and Fishes program in Atlanta, International Orthodox Christian Charities, St. Basils Academy in Garrison NY and the Children’ Medical Fund, just to name a few.

To order please see our website at www.saintchristopherhoc.org or helenngeorge@comcast.net or call 770-486-6580. We thank you for your support!

Friday, October 3, 2008

It's Slime Time!

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church invites parents, grandparents, friends, and kids of all ages to Slime Time on Sunday, October 26th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This fun Halloween alternative event features games, pizza, crafts, prizes, and slime! Wear a costume of your favorite Bible hero! RSVP to the church office at 770-487-8717, a donation of $5/family is suggested

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Food For Fellowship" Cookbook - Favorite Recipes of Lisbon Baptist Church in Fayetteville

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With 648 recipes lovingly gathered, the Lisbon Baptist Church Ladies' Disciple Group of Fayetteville has created a "Food for Fellowship" Cookbook. At a price of only $15 (plus $2 for handling), this cookbook is sure to get the family to the table on time for dinner! The proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the church for their building fund.

Here's just one recipe to jumpstart your appetite.

Chicken Enchiladas
By: Glen Fraser
• 3 C. chopped turkey or chicken (dark and white meat)
• 3 C. cooked rice
• 2 cans (10 oz) red or green enchilada sauce
• 1 C. chopped or sliced olives
• 2 C. shredded cheddar cheese or combined cheddar and Monterey Jack
• Burrito sized (10") flour tortillas
Combine meat, rice, 1 can of sauce, half of the olives, and half of the cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir well. Spoon generous amount of filling onto tortilla, fold sides of tortilla over filling, and then roll tortilla and place into 9 1/2" X 12" pan. Repeat, placing rolled tortillas side-by-side until pan is full. Pour remaining sauce over top of enchiladas; spread evenly. Cover with remaining cheese and olives. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

For more information, or to place an order:

Lisbon Baptist Church Ladies
Attn: Ladies Phase 3 Grow Group
1662 Hwy 85 South
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: 770-461-1583
Fax: 770-460-7373
magillham@bellsouth.net
www.lisbonbaptistchurch.com

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Monday, September 8, 2008

In Tough Times Many Americans Turn To Guardian Angels


(StatePoint) Times are hard for lots of families nationwide and many are looking for spiritual guidance to help them get through difficult periods.

During these episodes many people look to connect with their inner spirituality and even with their belief in guardian angels who can help them cope with the challenges of life.

Indeed, 75 percent of Americans believe in angels, according to a recently conducted Gallup poll. Another new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals that 68 percent of Americans believe that angels are active in the world.

It is no wonder then that popular culture has been filled with stories about higher beings - from movie classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" to such television series as "Kyle XY," "The 4400" and "Touched by an Angel."

According to Kaya and Christiane Muller, co-authors of "The Book of Angels, Hidden Secrets: Dreams, Signs, Meditation," there are hundreds of situations or problems that people face - from alcoholism to cancer to depression - that can be helped by getting in touch with their spiritual sides.

"Sooner or later we all face the fundamental questions of who we are and where we are going," says Kaya, whose own personal story led him to a strong belief in spirituality and even in angels.

Kaya was a rising international singing superstar, opening for Celine Dion, having recorded several gold albums. But at the age of 25, he walked away from fame and a multi-million dollar deal from Sony Music to seek out his spiritual path when his family life fell into shambles.

His personal journey to find inner peace led him to a nearly 2,500 year-old text shrouded in mystery and mystique - a part of the rich heritage of Judeo-Christianity, known as "The Traditional Study of Angels." Only a few decades ago did it resurface, after a 500-year underground existence that began during The Spanish Inquisition.

Now, a fresh interpretation of how to apply the teachings of this text is provided in Kaya's new book, "The Book of Angels," which has been a best-seller in Canada, France, Switzerland and Germany and is now making its American debut.

"Angels traditionally have been represented as little cherubic children with wings, but an angel really is a metaphor that expresses the infinite potential of human beings," says Kaya. "Without spirituality there is a nonsense to our existence. We build a life and we work hard at it and, in the end, we die. Everything we create will one day be but dust in the wind. The basic materialistic approach to life always brings a feeling of emptiness one day, whether or not you are successful."

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall Bazaar at The Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Never heard of The Episcopal Church of the Nativity on Antioch Road? Well, you may be missing the best little Church in Fayette County.

Come and visit on Saturday, October 11th when the Church will be hosting its Fall Bazaar. There will be hot coffee and cider to welcome you along with cookies and other home baked goodies. There will be hand crafted items for the holidays as well as other gift ideas. There will be a book sale where you will be able to browse and take your time finding that special book. There will be jewelry, old and new as well as a Tag Sale with gently used children and infants. Gently used household items will also be available. Try your luck with a $5.00 raffle ticket to win $1,000.00 in free Shell gas! The winner will be announced the day of the Bazaar.

A silent auction will also be available enabling you to bid for a lovely gift for yourself or a loved one. Be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event, it will be one you surely do not want to miss.

Whether you are a curious shopper or a casual visitor, coming alone or with a family or a friend, a pilgrim exploring new possibilities for spiritual nourishment in your life or a pioneer considering a new family of faith, you will feel welcome the moment you walk through the doors of this Church.

There are no strangers at Nativity, just friends you haven't met yet. You are welcome, in the name of Christ, to come and worship. Whether you stay for one week or for a lifetime, you will find what you need while you are there. If you are spiritually hungry and thirst for more than what Sunday mornings offer, perhaps a midweek opportunity for prayer might be what you need? Or getting together with friends for Grateful Gatherings, Ones & Others, or the Basket Bunch? There are countless opportunities at this small family Church.

This will be an annual event, so mark your calendars for Saturday, October 11 from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Nativity is located at 130 Antioch Road, Fayetteville 30215. Episcopal Church of the Nativity; 130 Antioch Road; Fayetteville, GA 30215; 770-460-6390; http://www.nativityepiscopal.org/.
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How Sweet The Sound Seeks Atlanta's Best Choir and No-Longer-Used Wireless Phones

PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today the Atlanta-area semi-finalists in the search for the country's best church choir. Atlanta-area choirs and their choir directors who have made it into the semi-final round of the Verizon Wireless' How Sweet The Sound(SM) national competition are:

-- Small Choirs (6-35 singers):
- Atlanta Praise Ministries, Pastor James Jackson (Atlanta)
- Enon Church, Kevin Styles (College Park)
- Eagles Nest Cathedral, Johnathan Williams (West Point)
- Due West United Methodist Church, Billy Payne (Marietta)

-- Large Choirs (36-100 singers):
- Beulahland Bible Church, Dr. Jay Terrell (Macon)
- Atlanta West Pentecostal Church, Brandon Frazier (Lithia Springs)
- Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, Celia Stockton (Atlanta)
- Shaw Temple Mass Choir, Keyth Lee (Atlanta)

The semi-final competition will be held September 15 at Philips Arena. During the event, Atlanta area church choirs will perform for a chance to compete in the national grand finale for a cash prize of up to $25,000 and the title of the best church choir in America.

Bring Your No-Longer Used Phones for a Good Cause

Atlanta gospel music fans planning to watch their favorite choirs compete during this event are encouraged to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and donate them to the company's HopeLine(R) program. Verizon Wireless will collect the phones at booths set up at different locations throughout Philips Arena. All collected phones will support local domestic violence organizations.

HopeLine is Verizon Wireless' exclusive phone recycling and reuse program that collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider to benefit victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness. Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 5 million phones, awarded more than $5 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country.

Those who cannot make it to the September 15 show can drop off their used wireless phones, batteries and accessories at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store across the state of Georgia, at any time of the year.

Award-Winning Gospel Artists Hosting and Judging

The Verizon Wireless How Sweet The Sound national finals are in Atlanta November 8. The semi-finalist winners from 11 cities will compete in the national grand finale. GRAMMY(R)-winning songwriter, producer arranger and music director, Donald Lawrence, will be the tour emcee at each of the 11 semi-final competitions and at the finale. Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker and other gospel artists will join the competition as judges.

Tickets Available

The doors to Philips Arena will open at 6 p.m. before the How Sweet The Sound competition begins at 7:30 p.m. on the 15th. Tickets can be purchased via Ticket Master or the Philips Arena Box Office and are $7 for floor seats and $5 for upper level seats.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Melson Society Opens Anne Frank Exhibit

FF Note: This exhibit opens at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton on September 7th.

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"Since its publication in 1947, Anne Frank’s diary has served as personal witness to the Holocaust. 'Anne Frank: A History for Today' seeks to continue to teach the history and tragedy of the Holocaust, meanwhile making it clear that prejudice and intolerance are topics as real and relevant today as they were during the Nazi era." - Lorene Flanders

The Penelope Melson Society and the Ingram Library will open the exhibit “Anne Frank: A History for Today” on Sunday, Sept. 7. The exhibit is free and the community is welcome to attend during library hours.

Produced in the Netherlands and made available through the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Anne Frank Center USA, the exhibit juxtaposes photographs of the Frank family with historical events of the time period.

With 55 exhibition panels that chronicle the rise of Nazism and a three-dimensional representation of the dining room of the Secret Annex, the exhibit challenges the audience to think about the value of tolerance, mutual respect and the significance of human rights.

Another component of the exhibit features photographs taken by soldier and photojournalist William A. Scott III as he participated in the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in a segregated all-black army unit. Scott was also a member of one of the leading African-American families of Atlanta who founded and operated The Atlanta Daily World, the nation’s first black owned daily newspaper.

Adding more historical drama to the exhibit is guest speaker Dr. Leon Bass, an educator from Pennsylvania and an African-American soldier who participated along with Scott in the liberation of Buchenwald. He will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. His presentation will also be free to the community through the sponsorship of the UWG Office of Minority Affairs.

Lorene Flanders, professor and director of university libraries, said that the exhibit would open the eyes of its viewers.

“The Anne Frank exhibit on the UWG campus gives members of the campus community and local residents the opportunity to view an exhibit that is touring the nation,” said Flanders. “We expect to welcome some 1,000 eighth grade students to campus to visit the exhibit and appreciate the volunteers who have agreed to serve as docents.”

Sponsors for the exhibit include the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Richards College of Business, the Honors College, the Advanced Academy of Georgia and the Office of Minority Affairs in association with Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society.

The exhibit will be on display through Monday, Sept. 29. Library hours are Sunday, 2 – 10 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 678-839-5337.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

FCCF 5th Sunday Service Open to All

The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) 5th Sunday Service will be held Sunday, August 31st at 2:30 PM at True Love Ministries, at 192 Graves Road in Fayetteville. (This is the former location of Mount Olive Baptist Church) From Fayetteville or Peachtree City take GA Highway 54 to Gingercake Road, turn north on Gingercake and go 2.6 miles to Graves Road and turn left, the driveway for True Love Ministries in on the left.

The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) is to promote Christian Unity through fellowship activities involving all citizens of the Southern Crescent community of Christian faith.

All Christians desiring to worship in unity are invited to attend!

For further in formation about the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends, please contact FCCF President, Rev. Jerome Drakeford at jeromesusie@bellsouth.net or (678) 438-0905.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Peachtree City First Presbyterian Announces Concert Series


FF Note: The Concert Series will feature six concerts over the next nine months, and each will feature a different style of music or entertainment.

A new tradition begins at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City on Sunday, September 21 at 4 pm as organist Sam De Carlo presents an afternoon of inspirational music. De Carlo will be joined in concert with John Beresford, senior music student from the University of Michigan. The community is invited to attend the concert at no charge. A love offering will be taken. First Presbyterian Church is located in Peachtree City at 206 Willowbend Rd. across from the Library and City Hall. For more information, please call (770) 487-7757 or email concerts@firstpresptc.com.


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Monday, August 25, 2008

Johnny Unforgettable Murder Mystery

8/25/08 (2:49 p.m.) Harp's Crossing Community Theatre presents a murder mystery the entire family can enjoy, "Johnny Unforgettable". Sept. 12th - Sept. 14th, 7 p.m. each night. 1183 Hwy 92 South, Fayetteville. Childcare is provided with reservations for children up to 6 years old. 770-461-5318 or www.harpscrossing.com.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Contemporary Christian Music Featured Sunday, Aug. 31 at Powers' Crossroads 3-Day Labor Day Weekend Festival in Newnan, Ga.

The three-day Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Art Festival, which opens for its 38th consecutive year on Labor Day Weekend, will feature an afternoon of contemporary Christian music on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Scheduled entertainment beginning at 2 p.m. on the festival's main stage includes One Way Caravan from St. Louis, Mo., featuring Adam Trotter and Kevin Schulte.

West Georgia local favorites Jake Eugene and The Summit of South Fayette, and Chandler, featuring lead vocalist Jeff Chandler, are also scheduled to perform. Contemporary Christian radio station J93.3, WVFJ-FM, Atlanta, is sponsoring the afternoon of music.

The festival, which is held every year on the rolling and wooded 100 acres of historic Powers Plantation in Newnan, Ga., near Franklin, Ga., will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 with the annual Rising Star competition set to kick off at 10 a.m.

The festival will wrap up at 5 p.m. Labor Day afternoon, Sept. 1, after a 2 p.m. Miss Coweta County Pageant, a preliminary event for the Miss West Georgia competition in January 2009.

Visitors to this year's festival will also find perennial favorites in shopping for unique arts and crafts. Each of the more than 175 artisans showcasing their work for sale is selected by judges during the course of the year.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and military personnel, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for children 4 and under. Parking is free and complimentary shuttle service is available from the parking areas.

Visit www.newnan.com/powers for additional information and driving directions.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

PTC First Presbyterian Kids Climb The Wall in Faith


The PTC First Presbyterian Church held its Back 2 School Bash August 17th for all school age kids. Over 175 children turned out for rock climbing, waffles, and worship time. Joining in on the fun were the Clowns of New Hope and Waffle House, who donated a full waffle breakfast for the youth. Director of Discipleship Jake Dukes said, "We had a lot of fun this weekend celebrating our faith and praising the Lord." For more information on upcoming youth programs, visit www.firstpresptc.com




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Thursday, August 14, 2008

All Saints Anglicans Have A ‘Smoky Mountain High’

All Saints Anglican Church members staged their first Family Camp recently in North Carolina and had a Smoky Mountain ‘blast.’

After three days and nights of breathing cool, clear air, getting close to the Lord and each other, some 26 campers from the Peachtree City church left Black Mountain and came home with renewed spirit. The group included twelve adults and 14 children.

The camp was held 25-28 July some 17miles east of Asheville. Campers worshipped, hiked, completed a confidence course, listened to music, and did a lot of bonding. Reverend Michael Fry led the group in Morning Prayer, Holy Communion and Vespers in the forest amphitheater.

“The most fun was on the Alpine tower and giant swing,” said Fry. “But, there was also tennis, swimming, arts and crafts, reading and relaxing. On two nights we had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. One night featured skits as well.”

Camp organizer Charlotte Stevenson picked the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly location based on her experience there as a counselor while in college.

“The spot is drop dead gorgeous, in an old refined sort of way.” said Stevenson. “There’s a huge old, long lodge that was built in 1906 which has been used for events like this ever since. For a few years in the 1920s or 1930s the place was used as a college. Einstein taught a class there, as did Aldous Huxley.”

John Stevenson and seven year-old Andrew Fry led some of the campers on a six mile hike to the top of Old Windy, a 4,375 foot mountain a few miles from Mount Mitchell, which is the highest peak in the eastern United States.

Campers found that both rustic and more modern cabins were available. The next All Saints Family Camp at Black Mountain is scheduled for the summer of 2009. Both members and friends of All Saints are invited.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yard Sale, BBQ & Gospel Singing for a Roof

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 336 Cline Road, Moreland, GA will hold a yard sale, barbecue and gospel singing on Saturday Oct. 4 from 10 am until 4 pm. All proceeds from the event will be used to put a new roof on the church.

BBQ $7.50 a plate and includes stew, BBQ, bread, chips, pickles and drink. The BBQ will be prepared by Bobby Proctor. Many items for sale cheap at the yard sale! The singing will feature Danny Geter from LaGrange, New Horizons from Thomaston, Danny Spencer from Newnan and a host of other good gospel groups. Come spend part of your Saturday helping a good cause. For more info call Pastor Ray Tarwater 706-302-5311 0r Sylvia Yeager at 770-253-6546.
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Dr. George Dillard's Opening Prayer, Patriot Day

Dr. George Dillard, Peachtree Christian Church, opened last year's Patriot Day events in Peachtree City with a very brief talk and a prayer. As we get ready to once again honor those who died on Sept. 11th and all those who are fighting for our freedoms, one of the most important being our freedom of religion, we wanted to share this very moving video. Peachtree City will hold a walk on Sept. 6th, Patriot Day. See the Fayette Front Page or our Patriotic Potpourri blog for more information on the upcoming events.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GodStuf Family Worship Holding Auditions

GodStuf, a drama-based worship program for families with elementary school-age children, is returning to Peachtree City United Methodist Church this September. We are currently seeking high school and adult actors and dancers from the community to audition for roles in this year’s cast. Drama auditions are scheduled for Monday, August 18, at 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Dance auditions are scheduled for Wednesday, August 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Both auditions will be held at the PTCUMC Worship Center at 225 Robinson Road in Peachtree City. GodStuf revolves around a monthly virtue word, combining music, dance, drama, video and bible lessons to create an entertaining learning experience for the entire family. The program takes place every Wednesday at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Road, from September through April, 6:15 – 7:00 PM, except for special holiday schedules and school break weeks. For further information, contact Cathy Fralish, Director of Children’s Ministries, at 770-487-6499 ext. 249.

Old Fashioned Southern Gospel Singing in Grantville

There will be an "Old Fashioned Southern Gospel Singing" at the old train depot in downtown Grantville on Aug. 23 beginning at 7 o'clock. The singing will feature Second Coming of Griffin and New Horizons of Thomaston. It is all free and everyone is invited. Refreshments will be available. The organizer says, "Jesus will be there in the spirit to meet every need. Bring the family and friends and have a great evening praising the Lord." For more info please call Uncle Dan Burdett 770-583-2260 or Roy Smith 770-251-5621 or e-mail depotsinging@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Peachtree City UMC Announces New Session of DivorceCare

The Peachtree City UMC announces the start of a new session of DivorceCare beginning on August 20th and running through November 12th on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Robinson Road campus. DivorceCare is a thirteen week course designed to help those who find themselves in any stage of a situation involving divorce. It is a place where attendees will find others who are there to give support by listening and providing a safe place to come and begin the healing process. A workbook and videos are provided and refreshments are served. To register, go to ptcumc.org or visit the church Monday through Friday 8:30am -5pm. 770-487-6499.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Face of Defense: Former Stunt Man Makes Leap to Ministry

Army Chaplain (Capt.) Eric Light gives a weekly sermon and is available for counseling whenever a soldier might need it. But he is not your ordinary chaplain.

"When I was in college, money was kind of hard to come by, so I became a stunt guy to pay for college," said Light, who serves with the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

In the late 1980s, Hollywood was experiencing a writers' strike. Feeling the pinch from a lack of work there, some of the companies in show business took their shows on the road.

"A guy who was a stuntman moved into town and would put on a Wild West show while trying to obtain the contracts for movies when they came through," said Light, a native of Kingspen, Tenn., and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. "We happened to go to the same church, and he took me under his wing, teaching me the ropes."

Light began working at the Wild West show, which led to performing a few stunts for television shows such as "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Rescue 911." The work on those shows paid most of his way through college.

Following college graduation in 1993, Light quit the stunt man life and began what he said he believed to be his true calling, ministry. He started working with college students in a counselor-like role at the University of Michigan, then at the University of California State in Fullerton.

After the university's program diminished due to a lack of funding, Light found himself without a job. He struggled to find employment for a few years, eventually distributing a resume with the hope someone would contact him for work.

He finally got a call, but from an unexpected place: the Army.

"I got a call from a retired Army chaplain asking if I'd be interested in being a chaplain in the military. I told him, 'No,' because I wanted to work with college-age kids from 18 to 25 years old." Light said.

"He kind of laughed at me after that statement, because soldiers of that age make up a lot of the Army. After that, the light bulb came on, and I knew this was what God was calling me to do."

Over the next 15 months, he lost 50 pounds to meet the Army's weight standards and headed off to basic chaplains training. After graduation, he was assigned to the 1-187th Infantry Regiment, where he received word that he would be deploying to Iraq.

"Getting deployed was never a problem for me," Light said. "All of the active-duty people in my class were getting deployed, so I knew it was a matter of time. What good would I be if I could not deploy with the soldiers I am here for?"

Light said he constantly is learning and trying to improve himself as a better chaplain during his first deployment. Recently, he had an experience that served as a confidence booster.

"I was sitting outside reading when the company commander came walking by and told me I was a good chaplain," he recalled. "For someone outside of the Chaplain Corps to randomly come up to me and notice what I was doing, that really proved to me that being here was the right thing and that I was doing a good job."

While he isn't outside the wire all the time, Light said, he knows his job is equally as important. He must be there not only for the soldiers who are deployed, but also for their families back at home.

"Never in our nation's history have families had to give up so much," he said. "While I'm not out there on the front line fighting, it's my job to be there for [soldiers] when they come back. If I can help prepare these soldiers to go back to their families, I'm doing my part."

By Army Spc. Justin Snyder
Special to American Forces Press Service

Army Spc. Justin Snyder serves in the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team public Affairs Office.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

All Saints Anglican Completes Music Camp

Photo: Children completing the first All Saints Anglican Music Camp were: (Front Row, L-R) Gray Barbee, Katie Barry, Caden Bassett, Michaela Bassett, Emma Bryan, Gavin Bryan, Patrick Coffee, Rebecca Coffee, (Second row, L-R) Mary Daniel, Alexa Echevarria, Madelyn Echevarria, Andrew Fry, William Fry, Lilly Hammond, Madeline Hammond, Hannah Jones, (Third Row, L-R) Luke Jones, Cora Kendall, Ava Belle LeCroy, Tesss LeCroy, Zachery Leon, Madison Snider, Sydney Soto, Emma Toner, Rachel Towe.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City wrapped up its first Summer Music Camp 18 July as 25 children received certificates of completion from the Rector, Father Michael Fry after parents and staff enjoyed an end-of-camp concert.

Music Director Shannon Bryan organized and led the week-long program, with the assistance of over a dozen parish volunteers. The camp, which was conducted at 303 Kelly Drive, included children of ages 6-11.

During the program the children learned a variety of hymns and praise songs and were introduced to several types of musical instruments. Different parish members provided demonstrations of instruments to include the piano, harp, bagpipes, guitar and various percussion instruments.

All Saints first Family Camp will be held in the North Carolina mountains 25-28 July.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mt. Olive Baptist Holds Ushers' Anniversary July 20th

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold its Ushers' Anniversary at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Rev. Melvin Ware, Senior Pastor, and his congregation are members of the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF), and an organization open to all churches in this area who seek to build unity in the local body of Christ.

Minister Joshua Pike of Little Vine Baptist Church in Tyrone will be the Guest Minister for this occasion.

Mt Olive Baptist Church is located at 1565 Hwy 94 N. in Fairburn, right across the Fayette County Line.

Mt. Olive invites you to join them as they celebrate and to help them build Biblical bridges of brotherhood!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Atlanta Motor Speedway Hosts "Faster Pastor" July 17

Thursday Thunder features affordable, family oriented, fun activities along with the intense weekly racing action in Legends Car, Bandolero Car and Thunder Roadster competition. This week is no different with the exception that area church leaders will pull on helmets and strap into the speedway’s ‘cruiser bruiser’ race cars for a nine lap race. Area churches have been preparing for their pastors competition the past several weeks. Many of the churches youth groups will put the final touches on their pastor’s vehicle this Wednesday night as they apply the final paint schemes and graphics to the race cars. The race is set for this Thursday, July 17th.

Car Pastor Name Church Name/City
00 David Sternberg McDonough Christian Church (McDonough, GA)
02 John Dewberry Community Bible Fellowship (Hampton, GA)
03 Stan Berrong Glen Haven Baptist Church (McDonough, GA)
07 Barry Kirkwood Stockbridge Community Bible Church (Stockbridge, GA)
10 Andre Landers New Birth South Metro Church (Hampton, GA)
23 Kenyatta Bush Shiloh Baptist Church (Jonesboro, GA)
43 Keith Strickland Solid Stone Ministries (McDonough, GA)
Don Yarborough Second Baptist of Griffin (Griffin, GA)

Gates Open at 6pm. Autograph session at 7:15pm. Openeing ceremonies at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $5 for adults; $1 for ages 6-12 (free tickets available from the participating churches); five and under are free.

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Christian Mortgage Brokers Association Launches Nationwide!

BUSINESS WIRE --When most people think of mortgage brokers the last thing they think about is Christianity. Yet a group of brokers have banded together with a simple goal: To evangelize the mortgage industry with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

President Brian Peart explains the origin of the Christian Mortgage Brokers Association (CMBA) and their vision: Over the years I have met thousands of mortgage people at my conferences and trade shows and I have always been surprised at the number of Christians. The challenge is that few have the knowledge, methods, and tools to share their Faith in the workplace where it is desperately needed. And our industry really does need this ministry. There are a lot of people hurting out there right now, who need the love, grace and hope that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our members believe its up to us to reach out. We can not be content to sit in church on Sunday and let the Pastor do all the evangelizing; we need to take the Gospel message into the workplace.

Peart has personally inspired hundreds of his clients to follow Jesus Christ through his mortgage business and conferences. Now hes hoping to expand that reach to others in his industry. And the results have been impressive so far. In the first several weeks the CMBA has experienced a flood of new members and held the first nationwide Bible study in mortgage history.

Where it goes from here is anybodys guess. Already, comments are being made about mixing religion and business. But Peart is quick to point out, Our ministry is free. People can go to the website at www.christianmortgagebrokers.org and post prayer requests, get links to helpful sites, and read encouraging messages and even listen to bi-monthly Bible Studies. I believe the industry is ready and I think that the Lord is up to BIG things in the mortgage and real estate industries. We are just excited to be a part of it!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

PTC United Methodist Church Welcomes New Pastor


On June 29th, the Peachtree City UMC welcomed their new Pastor, Rev. Herzen Andone to the staff as their new Senior Pastor. Rev. Chuck Hodges, who had served as the Senior Pastor for the last twelve years, has been appointed to Athens First United Methodist Church in Athens, GA.

Rev. Andone is married to Rev. Jennifer Andone, who has just been appointed to serve as the Pastor at Inman United Methodist Church. They met while they were both students at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Jennie Andone was born in Ohio but grew up in Roswell. She is a graduate of Roswell High School and Stetson University. Herzen Andone grew up in a Navy family and moved as his father’s career took him from place to place. Toward the end of his father’s service, he settled in Florida. He graduated from Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida and, after a few years of working in the business world, returned to college and graduated from the University of Florida.

In the midst of pastoring churches in North Georgia they became parents to two boys. Dakin is 14 and Dylan is 11. Rev. Andone brings years of experience with him from his previous appointments and not only is an accomplished preacher, but an outstanding musician as well, as the congregation experienced on his first Sunday. The Peachtree City UMC welcomes the Andone family to the staff and invites our community to come and meet our newest pastor.

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Revival Planned at First Assembly of God Church in Hogansville

First Assembly of God Church in Hogansville invites everyone to the revival starting Sunday, July 20th at 10 am. Evening service will begin at 6 pm.

Other worship services will be held Monday- Wednesday at 7 pm.

Revival services will be conducted by Bill & Lynda Willis from Florida.

Everyone is welcome. Bring the sick for prayer. All sick brought for these services will be prayed for. Bring your family members or friends. God loves you and is able to help you.

430 Corinth Rd
Hogansville

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Christ Our Shepherd to Observe God and Country Weekend July 5-6

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will observe God and Country Weekend July 5-6. Readers at the services will be active duty military personnel Bill Carter, Irene Glaeser and Bruce Ladman, and retired service people Crystal Balthrop, Mavis Compagno and Randy Gaddo.

Guest preacher will be Commander Patrick McLaughlin, a navy chaplain who has just returned from his second tour in Iraq. Earlier in his career he was chaplain at Presidential Retreat Camp David. His book, “No Atheists in Foxholes: Prayers and Reflections from the Front,” is newly published. Chaplain McLaughlin will talk about his experiences during Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Services are at 7:00 Saturday evening and at 8:30 and 11:00 (two services at this hour) Sunday morning.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Peachtree Wind Ensemble to Sing July 4th

JULY 4 - The public is invited to celebrate the 4th with the Peachtree Wind Ensemble at an ice cream social at 3:00 on the grounds of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School on Ardenlee Parkway in Peachtree City. St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School is hosting the event and the Peachtree Wind Ensemble will be on hand to perform patriotic tunes to celebrate our nation's birthday. The group will perform again at 7:30 in the evening at Partner's Pizza in Peachtree City prior to the fireworks. Bring the family to enjoy marches, ice cream, pizza and fireworks! For more information about the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, go to www.peachwind.org. Interested adult musicians (or former musicians) are always welcome to attend Monday evening rehearsals at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 27, 2008

All Saints Music Camp

Join us this summer for All Saints Music Camp!
July 14th-18th
9:00am-12:00pm
Ages 5-12

Call today to register for a fun, free & enriching week for your child! We’re going to sing, dance, play instruments and musical games and put on a mini-musical! Play an instrument or like to sing? Have fun on our “show and play” day! Get ready for special musical guests, yummy snacks and Karaoke day too!

No singing or performance experience necessary.

All Saints Anglican Church
303 Kelly Drive,
Peachtree City,
Georgia (Suite 10)
770-486-5374
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Coach Bobby Bowden to Speak at Local Church

On July 6th, the community is invited to join Peachtree City Christian Church in welcoming Coach Bobby Bowden to speak at the 10:45am an 11:00am worship services. Bowden’s visit is part of the church activities during the B.I.G. 4th of July Weekend Celebration. Other activities include a picnic fireworks at Pebble Pocket Pool and participation in the PTC Parade.

A living legend in college football, Bowden boasts more wins than any other coach in major college football history, along with a distinguished reputation among both those he coaches and those he coaches against. Bowden’s players have been recognized with some of the biggest awards in football as well, ranging from ACC All-American awards to Heisman winners, showing that Bowden is not only dedicated to excellence on the football field, but off of it as well. He has coached for 42 years, 32 of them at Florida State University, and holds a lifetime coaching record of 366-113-4. He led the Seminoles to fourteen consecutive Bowl games, the second longest streak in college football.

Of all his impressive accolades, some of Bowden’s most notable come from far outside the football world. Bowden is universally recognized as a man of great character, deeply rooted in family, and devoted to his faith. He frequently speaks to different groups and churches, particularly in the South about topics ranging from adversity to character.

WHO:
Coach Bobby Bowden, Head Coach for Florida State University, Dr. George Dillard III, Senior Pastor, PTC Christian Church staff, members and guests.

WHAT:
Coach Bobby Bowden visiting and speaking in the 10:45am and 11:00am worship services.

WHERE:
500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Church Office: 770-487-9711
www.ptcchristian.com

WHEN:
Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at 10:45 am

WHY:
Community outreach celebrating the 4th of July,
Coach Bowden's career and to inspire others to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Sharpsburg Baptist Church Awards Dr. Watson E. Mills Pastor Emeritus Status

Sharpsburg Baptist Church recently celebrated the legacy of their beloved pastor, Dr. Watson E. Mills, who retired June 22. At the time of his retirement banquet, former Mercer University “professor emeritus” had served SBC for 27 years, 5 months, 4 days, 6 ½ hours, but who’s counting? Several friends and colleagues “roasted” Dr. Mills at the banquet, among whom include Terry Daviston of McKoon Funeral Home and Dr. Rollin S. Armour, a former colleague from Mercer University’s Department of Religion.

The congregation surprised Dr. Mills on his last Sunday by granting “Pastor Emeritus” status. Deacons Bill Tinsley and Beth Clough presented the award during the invitation hymn and read the decree. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of “Emeritus” is: a veteran who has honorably completed his service. Also, “the giving of the honor celebrates the lifetime of ministry this person has performed, recognizes the conviction that ordination continues until life ends, and also brings honor to the congregation bestowing the title.”

Dr. Mills began pastoring SBC in 1981 while serving as Vice President of Research and Publication, as well as Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Mercer University in Macon. He commuted for 14+ years and ultimately moved to Coweta County in 1995. With Dr. Mills’ leadership, in 2000 SBC was able to build a worship, education and fellowship facility (11,200 square feet). Since that time the church has seen a growth of 150+ members. In 2003, SBC was recognized by the Georgia Baptist Convention as one of the fastest growing small Baptist churches in the state.

Mills has performed 200+ weddings, christenings and funerals, and provided pastoral care for members in all stages of life. He has delivered more than 1,075 sermons in Sharpsburg, as well as countries including the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Hungary and Switzerland. In 2004 he published The Vocabulary of the Faith, a collection of sermons delivered from the Sharpsburg pulpit. Additionally, he has published 130+ books and hundreds of articles during his career.

Among his many achievements, Dr. Mills also gave birth to the journal, Perspectives in Religious Studies. According to The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the first issue of Perspectives in Religious Studies appeared in 1974. “That year two issues were published, largely by the efforts and vision of Watson Mills, founder of the journal. The journal began as a ‘shoe box operation’ out of Mills' office at Averett College (and his garage). Later, graphics arts students at Chowan College, in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, honed their skills by publishing the fledgling journal as part of their course work.

In 1979 Watson Mills moved to Mercer University, in Macon, Georgia, to establish and build Mercer University Press. Naturally PRS moved with him. In the exciting atmosphere of a new venture, the journal matured rapidly. As the circulation of the journal in creased, the number of issues also increased. In 1976 three issues were published. Later, in 1984, the journal became a quarterly publication. By 1993 PRS could boast a circulation of over 700, including libraries in colleges, universities, and seminaries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. From humble beginnings the journal has gained an international readership in two decades. An index of the first fifteen years of PRS, edited by Watson E. Mills, was published in 1989.”

According to www.mosttraveledpeople.com, Dr. Mills is ranked 52nd in the world, having traveled to 329 countries; and that number is about to increase, as he hit the “retirement trail” flying to Kyrgyzstan, China and India. SBC is proud to have had this amazing man as their spiritual leader for 27+ years. When people ask, “Where in the world is Dr. Watson Mills,” our response will be, “We hope back in Sharpsburg, Georgia near us and our hearts.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gospel Music Fest June 28 in Fayetteville

The Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends (FCCF) will hold a Gospel Music Fest on Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 5:00 PM in Sams' Auditorium, 205 La Fayette Avenue, Fayetteville, GA, 30214 (just off GA Highway 85, behind ARBY's and Captain D's.) Please join us as we praise the Lord in music and in song.

This event is FREE and EVERYONE is invited! For more information, contact FCCF President, Rev. Jerome Drakeford at jeromesusie@bellsouth.net or (678) 438-0905.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Emmanuel Baptist Church Homecoming June 22

Join Emmanuel Baptist Church in Moreland on June 22, 2008, for homecoming. Rev. Archie Slaton will deliver the message at 11 am. Thomaston's own New Horizons will sing.

A revival will follow on June 23 at 7 pm with Jeff McCartney preaching. Danny Geter delivers the sermon on June 24 at 7 pm, with Ray Tarwater speaking on the 25th at 7 pm.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 706-302-5311 or 770-253-6546.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Holly Grove AME Church Ushers' Anniversary June 22

Holly Grove African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church will hold it's Ushers' Anniversary on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at 3:00 PM. The Pastor at Holly Grove is Reverend Eyvonne Whitman.

Holly Grove AME Church is located in Peachtree City at 400 Holly Grove Church Road, just off the south end of Robinson Road. The church phone number is (770) 631-7650. You are invited to join the celebration!

Mount Olive Baptist Church Event June 22

Mount Olive Baptist Church and their Pastor, Reverend Melvin Ware, invite you to their Male Chorus Anniversary at 2:30 PM on Sunday, June 22, 2008. Mount Olive is located 1565 GA Hwy 94 N. in Fairburn, just north of the Fayette County line. The church's phone number is 770-719-9238. Come enjoy selections by the Mount Olive Male Chorus as well as the male choruses from participating churches as they offer praise to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Flint Ridge Baptist Church Celebration June 22

Flint Ridge Baptist Church will hold their annual Men's Day Celebration at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 22, 2008. The Pastor of Flint Ridge Baptist Church is Reverend Jerome Drakeford. The guest preacher will be Reverend Hebrew McDonald, Pastor of Salvation Word of Life Ministry.

Flint Ridge Baptist Church is located at 104 Old Road, off GA Highway 85 in the northern end of Fayette County, just south of Highway 279. The church's phone number is 770-461-8742. The entire Christian community is welcomed to attend.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Glorious Gospel Jazz Fills the Gardens

Extraordinary live music will melodiously fill the gardens as Villa Christina celebrates the 2nd annual Gospel in the Gardens Jazz Series. Step past the lush foliage and wandering stream into the beautiful garden where the top inspirational jazz musicians will perform a trio of free concerts during the summer. When it’s hot outside, let the cool uplifting music be a balm for the soul. Villa Christina’s soothing al fresco evenings of inspirational gospel jazz are presented by Praise 97.5 and TD Entertainment. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with a relaxing getaway to Villa Christina’s secluded gardens and enjoy live performances at the 2nd Annual Gospel Jazz Series at Villa Christina. Adam Ghali, General Manager of Villa Christina, welcomes visitors to the free concerts. “We love hosting outdoor concerts here. Everyone enjoys listening to the uplifting music outside and sharing incredible food with friends and family members.”

Three complimentary outdoor gospel concerts will be performed at Villa Christina on select Sundays throughout the summer. The trio of shows begins on Sunday, June 29th with Brian Clay and special guest Antonio Allen. Originally from Chicago, pianist Brian Clay began learning to play piano at age five. He moved to Atlanta as a youngster, where he still resides. This polished vocal performer, known as “The Nu Flava in music”, accompanies his elegant singing with emotional, passionate piano playing. His style has been described as “a unique blend of urban rhythms and contemporary jazz melodies”. Soulful saxophone player Antonio Allen grew up in a houseful of musicians, all of whom were heavily involved with church music. Although his sax playing is in the gospel genre, Allen’s hip, urban vibe broadens his appeal.

Chandra Currelly is all set to wow the crowd with her improvisational vocal stylings on July 13th. As the former lead vocalist for the SOS Band, Ms. Currelly has plenty of hits on her musical resume. In addition to pop chart success, she has explored success in other genres, including gospel, as well as acting and writing. Chandra has received numerous award nominations including an Atlanta gospel choice (best female vocalist), Helen Hayes (slam!), NAACP (Hot Mikado) and Suzie Bass (rejoice!). Her smooth, soulful, inspiration sound has its own category, one Chandra herself calls “urspijazz”, an extraordinary potpourri of urban, spiritual and jazz musical elements.

Singer and keyboardist Christopher Lewis takes the stage on August 24th. A prolific career songwriter, Lewis has penned numerous gospel jazz hits, including “Delivered”, a number-one single in 1996. Lewis nurtured his musical aspirations by singing in the church choir from age 10 and eventually moving on to quartet harmonies, directing, and pursuing a musical career writing heartfelt lyrics. Eloquent and moving, Lewis attributes his style to old-school influences such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and newer artists Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Fred Hammond. Lewis believes his God-given musical purpose is “to melodiously articulate dreams, desires, hope, and love”.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. Concertgoers should bring blankets or lawn chairs for comfortable seating. Children of all ages are welcome and will be delighted by free activities including a moonwalk and face painting. There will be a variety of exhibitors whose products and services will be available for purchase including exquisite hand made jewelry, original artwork and more.

A variety of food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be offered by Villa Christina and Caffe Christina for purchase on the premises. Nibble on light delicacies such as pasta and salmon salads, or feast on gourmet burgers stuffed with special seasonings, plump hot dogs with French fries, or real Italian-style pizza straight from the wood-burning-oven. Be sure to save room for an indulgent dessert such as tiramisu or cheesecake, because the food here is unsurpassed. No coolers are allowed on the grounds.

The Summer Gospel Jazz Series is sponsored-in-part by Villa Christina, Praise 97.5, C3 Marketing Group, Atlantan Magazine and Piedmont Review. For more information on the Gospel Jazz Series or Villa Christina, call 404-303-0133 or visit www.villachristina.com. For Corporate sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact Terri Harof at terriharof@bellsouth.net or call 404-786-7410.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Statement from Governor Sonny Perdue Concerning Election of Pastor Johnny Hunt as SBC President

The following is a statement from Governor Perdue regarding the election of Dr. Johnny Hunt, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention:

“I have the utmost confidence that my pastor, Dr. Johnny Hunt, will not only be a great leader for Southern Baptists worldwide, he will demonstrate his love for all people just as our Lord has commanded us to do. While he has nurtured and shepherded a large flock, his leadership style is based on a concern and compassion for each individual. He has not only pastored a large, dynamic church, he has also tirelessly ministered to other churches and their pastor families. That is why I was not surprised that the love he shows so easily was returned through the votes of Southern Baptists. He is a leader of our faith that I am proud to follow.”

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bethlehem Baptist Church to Hold Revival and Anniversary Services

Bethlehem Baptist Church will hold a Revival this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 11-13, 2008. The Service will start each night at 7:30 PM.

Reverend Milton B. Reeves of Rising Starr Baptist Church will preach on Wednesday. Elder Gary Cooper from Decatur Church of God in Christ will bring Thursday's message. Reverend Steven G. Coleman of Little Vine Baptist Church will be the revivalist on Friday.

Bethlehem Baptist Church is located in Peachtree City at 475 Dividend Drive, near the entrance to Falcon Field.

Bethlehem will also celebrate their Church Anniversary at 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Pastor Dwight Elder is the pastor.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Peachtree City Aglow Community Lighthouse Meeting June 9

Sabra Skidmore is the guest speaker for the June 9th meeting of Peachtree City Aglow. During her many life struggles, she hungered and thirsted for more of God. While growing in her faith, God restored Sabra’s ministry to a higher level. Her new husband, Donnie, was also called into the ministry.

They now share a powerful youth ministry at the Strong Tower Church of God in Jonesboro, GA. Sabra also serves as worship leader.

Please join us and experience this amazing dimension of faith.

Monday, June 9, 2008 at 6:45 PM.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
101 N Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree City, GA
(Corner of Peachtree Pkwy & Hwy 54)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Atlanta’s Destiny Praise Debuts at # 30 on R&R Gospel Charts

Destiny Praise is singing to high heaven this week in celebration of their success! This creative, modern Christian vocal ensemble with a uniquely flavored urban sound, is grooving up the airwaves of the radio world with the debut of their new album, “Driven”, released by Destiny Style Records. Clearly enjoying their own refreshing mix of jazzy soul, R&B, a dash of pop, funky bass lines, and pure anointed voices, this Atlanta group of nine young worshippers performs an urban praise and worship experience unlike any other. Their original lyrical compositions range from tackling tough issues in our everyday lives to exuberant praise songs spiced with an urban hip-hop beat.

The album’s stellar first single, “His Will” has achieved heavy rotation on gospel stations nationwide and has soared upward to become the second most-added to radio station playlists this week. The inspirational song has also gained favor with listeners as it has ascended to number 30 on the gospel charts, proving beyond a doubt that Destiny Praise, with its spiritual spunk and universal appeal, is here for the long haul.

To celebrate the spectacular debut of “Driven”, Destiny Praise invites the public to their first special in-store show and appearance on Saturday June 7th at the brand-new Wal-Mart in Marietta. From 3:00pm-5:00pm, Destiny Praise will showcase songs from their new CD, “Driven” and demonstrate the power of their inspiring voices, after which they will meet and greet the crowd. Wal-Mart is located at 210 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, 30060.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Free Old Fashioned Southern Gospel Sing

The free old fashioned Southern gospel sing will be held at the ''old train depot'' in downtown Grantville, GA Saturday, June 28th at 7 p.m. This month's singing will feature, The Cleghorns from Warner Robins, The Christianaires from LaGrange and others. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be available. Per the promoters, "Jesus will be there in the spirit to meet every need. Bring the family and friends and lets have a good time praising the Lord."

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Concert at The Summit Church June 14

One Way Caravan will be in concert Saturday June 14 at 7:00p.m at The Summit Church on Hwy 92 S. (one mile south of Antioch Rd and Hwy 92) They will also be leading worship on Sunday morning at 11:00.

You can hear this group from Missouri on J93.3.

For more information go to www.TheSummitPC.net.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Daughter, Sister, Friend Inaugural Issue

Daughter, Sister, Friend, a Christian Women’s Magazine celebrates the first drop date on May 29, 2008. Women from all over the world are currently receiving the inaugural issue of this unique magazine dedicated to the lives of everyday Daughters, Sisters and Friends. Their mission is to encourage, mentor and educate women of all ages while preparing the way for future generations.

Each publication will include highlights from current events, daily devotions, helpful and insightful information for day to day life, book reviews, Godly financial advice, in-depth Bible studies, real life testimonies and finally their very own advice column called “Dear Martha”. Writers from all over the world will contribute to this monthly publication making it truly by women and for women.

With limited advertising this magazine is committed to donating 95% of its profits to various non-profit organizations including His Restoration Place, a future shelter for abused women and children to be located in the Henry County, Georgia area.

Owner Angelina Loughrey is committed to growing the Kingdom of Christ with the various ministries that she has fostered and participates in. Her legendary spirit and love for her Brothers and Sisters in Christ empowers her to drive toward the goals that God has designed for her life. She believes that we are all Daughters of the Most High God, Sisters in Christ and Friends to those in need. Angelina can be reached by website at www.daughtersisterfriend.com or at her McDonough, GA office at 404-867-0455.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Volunteers Needed to Participate in Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina is looking for 130 adults who work with children and youth from schools, faith-based organizations or youth-serving organizations to help evaluate “Stewards of Children,” a child sexual abuse prevention training program for adults. This could include anyone who works with children in a variety of capacities including youth groups and little league sports teams. This 3-year, multi-site, federally-funded study will determine the effectiveness of the instructor-led and online versions of the training program.

Participants should live or work within I-285 and be between the ages of 18-65. The study will take anywhere from 1 to 3 ½ hours, and CEU credits are available. Participants will receive the actual training and materials at no cost. Compensation is provided to participants. To learn more about how to participate, call Nedra Manners, Study Site Coordinator for GCCA, at 770-942-2391 or email her at nedra.manners@innerharbour.net.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

All Saints Anglican Honors Graduates


Reverend Michael Fry of All Saints Anglican Church recognized graduating parishioners last Sunday, presenting them with a gift of the English Standard Bible. First Row (L-R) Amanda Lauren Charobee, Douglas James Abrams, Thomas Kyle Daniel. Back Row (L-R) Alex Douglas Grayson, Reverend Michael Fry, Laura L. Coffee.

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City honored members last Sunday who are graduating this spring from various colleges and high schools.

Reverend Michael Fry recognized the following parishioners and presented those on hand with a graduation gift of the English Standard Bible.

Douglas James Abrams is graduating from The Heritage School and will attend Georgia Tech. Amanda Lauren Charobee is graduating from Whitewater High School and will attend the University of Colorado in Boulder, majoring in Environmental Science and Design.

Laura L. Coffee is graduating from the University of Georgia as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and will enter the Wildlife Pathology Residency Program at Cornell University and the Bronx Zoo in New York. Thomas Kyle Daniel is graduating from Gordon College with an Associate Degree in Fine Arts and will attend the University of Georgia.

Loren Michael Davis is graduating from the Oasis Learning Center and will attend trade school. Alex Douglas Grayson is graduating from McIntosh High School and will attend the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. Kristin Hutchinson is graduating from the University of Georgia with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Robert Brewton Jones is graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and will be commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He will also pursue a M.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the USAF Institute of Technology in Dayton, Oh.

John Patrick Perrin is graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.A. Degree in Risk Management and Insurance. Jennifer Ashley Safko is graduating from McIntosh High School and will attend the University of Georgia.

Kassandra (Kassi) M. Wilson is graduating from Starr’s Mill High School and will attend the University of South Carolina, majoring in Marine Biology.
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