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 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
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)
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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.

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

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

500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Church Office: 770-487-9711

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

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, 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 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 For Corporate sponsorship or exhibitor information, contact Terri Harof at 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