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

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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;
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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.

"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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