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 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

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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Friday, May 23, 2008

Lightcast Networks Provides Low Cost Broadcasting For Atlanta Churches

BUSINESS WIRE--Lightcast Networks announces a new broadcasting service specially designed to connect Atlanta churches with homebound members and their caregivers.

People can now listen to local church services live from their own homes without the complexity and expense of radio, TV or Internet streaming. The church simply subscribes to Lightcasts telephone broadcasting services and specifies the number of displaced members they wish to connect. Members use a simple home receiver kit to tap into services.

Edward Baker, CEO of Lightcast Networks explains that simplicity and low cost are key. Any church service at any time can broadcast live using a new telecom setup. We have been doing this for churches across the USA for nearly five years; the good news for Atlanta is that we now have a new local dial-in which means significant price reductions over our already low costs compared to other technologies out there.

Home-bound church members often have to listen to 3-day old cassettes. A live connection allows them to connect with the service as its being delivered. We are also looking at offering MP3 downloads for those wanting easy access to church services, explained Mr. Baker. We have a little more testing to do on MP3s but were excited about the possibilities. Many larger churches already stream services using radio and TV. Were looking to cater to people who arent set up that way. According to Mr. Baker even most large churches do not broadcast Sunday school classes, and are interested in Lightcast Networks solutions to bridge that gap for their homebound members.

Lightcast Networks caters to churches of all denominations and has broadcast services ranging from small local church services to multi-day conventions. While church services are its primary focus, Lightcast Networks has garnered interest from the convention industry for conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and other events that people can access remotely.

Our special sauce is in the equipment, said Mr. Baker. It took extensive R&D testing and plenty of patient beta-testing churches to really get it right. Now they sign up and we receive very few calls for support. Im happy to say we are as lonely as the Maytag repair man. Lonely is great for us but not for our homebound church members. Our technology has to work flawlessly every time to bring church home for them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First United Methodist Presents "An Evening of Vocal Artistry"

On June 21 Fayetteville First United Methodist Church located at 175 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, Georgia will present a concert, An Evening of Vocal Artistry, directed by Rick Massengale and featuring many well known Broadway melodies along with a selection of more serious vocals and even a touch of opera. The concert will begin at 5:00 pm and will be immediately followed by a “meet the artists” reception, complete with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, coffee and tea! Now you no longer have to drive downtown and pay high gas prices for an evening of great entertainment and fun. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale now. For additional information or to purchase tickets please contact the Church Office (770) 461 4313 or Sharron Singletary (770) 461 1519.

Christ Our Shepherd to Begin Study of Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will begin an 8-week study of the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Through this study, participants will be invited to listen afresh to the witness of the Old Testament to hear God's call and purpose for their own lives and respond to that call. Classes will meet on Tuesday nights at 7 pm beginning June 3rd. Christ Our Shepherd is located in Peachtree City at the corner of Peachtree Parkway North and Highway 54. For more information contact the church office, (770) 487-8717.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Soldiers Secure Piece of Iraqi Religious History

Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team are safeguarding a piece of Iraqi religious history while operating from a combat outpost next to a Christian-based seminary in southern Baghdad's Rashid district.

The soldiers of Troop B, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, ensure the preservation of the seminary, college and chapel that encompass the St. Peter Seminary of Chaldean Patriarchate in the predominantly Muslim community of Abu Tshir.

"Due to the proximity of the seminary to the COP, it became necessary to conduct clearance operations within the seminary and chapel to ensure it was not being used by criminals for attacks against coalition forces," Army Capt. David Lombardo, Troop B commander, said. "Also, 'Bulldog' Troop conducts scheduled patrols within the seminary grounds to lock access points and prevent vandalism."

The seminary opened in Baghdad in 1960; in 1991, the Pontifical Babel College for Philosophy and Theology was added to the compound.

"In 2006, coalition forces obtained permission from the Chaldean bishop in charge of the property to use the college as a patrol base," said Lombardo, a native of Waynesboro, Pa. That year, the seminary had relocated outside the country and the college became a combat outpost for coalition forces.

U.S. forces found, collected and salvaged numerous religious artifacts, such as books and documents dating back to the 17th century, helping to preserve a piece of Iraq's history, Lombardo said.

"We make sure all the religious valuables inside the church are safe," said Army Pfc. Shane Nerenberg, a forward observer from Riverside, Calif., assigned to Troop B.

The soldiers said it is a duty they don't take lightly.

"It's an honor to be charged with the duty of securing the church," said Army Spc. Michael Lavelle, a mortarman from Pittsburgh, assigned to Troop B.

Just as the previous four units that operated out of the combat outpost did, the Bulldog soldiers will continue to provide security in their operating environment and preserve a small piece of Iraq's renowned history, Lombardo said.

By Army Spc. David Hodge
Special to American Forces Press Service

Army Spc. David Hodge serves in Multinational Division Baghdad with the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Men's Encounter May 10th in Fayetteville

Men's Encounter, a monthly area-wide meeting for men led by Minister Jessie Asmond, will meet this Saturday, May 10, 2008, at 8:00 AM at the Hampton Inn in Fayetteville. Each session includes time of teaching, fellowship, and a question and answer period and lasts approximately two hours.

A light continental breakfast will be served.

The Hampton Inn is located at 110 Meeting Place Drive, just off of GA Hwy 54, approximately 1/2 mile west of the courthouse. You can also gain access to the parking lot from Tiger Trail. The phone number of the Hampton Inn is (770) 460-6700.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Global Day of Prayer Set For May 11, 2008

This Sunday, May 11, 2008, is Pentecost Sunday and corresponds with the day set for the annual Global Day of Prayer (GDOP).

There will be a local area event at 6:00 PM the South Campus of New Hope Baptist Church. We will be joining with some 250 million other Christians from 212 countries throughout the world!

New Hope Baptist Church (South), 1563 Joel Cowan Pkwy (Hwy 74) Senoia, GA, 30276

Detailed directions are available at

For more information about the history and scope of the GDOP, go to

For the official GDOP/USA site, go to

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Holds Special Dedication Service Sunday

Mt. Olive Baptist Church is having a special service on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 3:00 PM to dedicate their new location. The Pastor at Mt. Olive is Reverend Melvin Ware. Reverend Ware extended an invitation to all those in the area who would like to join them for this joyous occasion. Mt. Olive is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Churches and Friends and, as such, actively pursues unity within the local body of Christ.
The new location is
1565 Hwy 94 N.Fairburn, GA 30213 (just across the Fayette/Fulton County line.) From Peachtree City and Tyrone, take GA Hwy 74 north to Milam Road which becomes Rivers Road. Turn left onto GA Hwy 92 N. Mt. Olive will be on your right as you proceed north. From Fayetteville, take GA Hwy 85 to Forrest Avenue/GA Hwy 92. Turn north on Forrest Avenue/GA Hwy 92. MOBC will be about 7 miles on the right.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Southern Crescent National Day of Prayer Service Tonight

The Southern Crescent National Day of Prayer worship and prayer service, If My People Pray, will be held tonight at the Fayette Amphitheater at 7:00 PM. Admission is FREE. Join this unprecedented gathering of Christians in this area as we seek God's face.