Wednesday, April 11, 2001
Christ the King will unveil building plans this Sunday
Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Peachtree City will unveil the plans for its initial planned sanctuary during worship services on Easter Sunday, April 15.
The congregation, which began in a living room with 19 people in late summer of 1996, has grown to include nearly 170 individuals in its church family.
In addition to Sunday services, the church hosts midweek home groups in Fayetteville, Newnan, Sharpsburg, and Hogansville. The church also conducts a noon Healing Eucharist on Wednesdays, and offers the Rite of Reconciliation each Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.
A unique feature of the church is its worship service, says Father David Epps, rector of Christ the King. "The service is liturgical and sacramental, yet contains a strong emphasis on the preaching of the Word, and features a 'celebratory praise and worship' format in its music."
Most of the music consists of original compositions by Father David Jones, who leads the music ministry, and other members of the congregation. Personal prayer and ministry also is offered to individuals as a part of each service. Holy Communion is the central act of worship at each Sunday gathering.
Several months ago, the congregation retained the services of CDH Partners, Inc., of Marietta, an architectural firm that has been involved in projects such as The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, the renovation of St. Philip's Cathedral and Holy Trinity Catholic church in Peachtree City. The plans to be revealed on Easter will include drawings of the initial sanctuary, plans for expansion of that building, and a full site plan for the church's 11.5 acres on Ga. Hwy. 34, that will chart the church's course for the foreseeable future.
"We believe that the property we have will serve us well," said Epps. "It is not our intention to become a mega-church, although we believe that we will grow well beyond our current membership. In addition to establishing a significant presence in Fayette and Coweta counties, we intend to assist in the planting of 20 new mission churches in Georgia in the years ahead. We have a vision for this part of the state as well as for our local area."
The church also has sponsored four missions to Africa and has planned an additional trip to Brazil this summer.
Currently, Christ the King meets each Sunday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Carmichael-Hemperley on Ga. Hwy. 74 in Peachtree City.