Fayette County

Registration now open for Providence UMC’s motorcycle rally

Bubba Cathy (L), executive vice-president for Chick-fil-A, was joined by  Elaine and Deon Prinsloo for a ride to Cherohala Skyway during last year’s  rally4thekidz. This year’s rally will start at Providence UMC and end in Stecoah, N.C.  Photo/Special.

Registration is now open for the 2nd annual, “rally4thekidz,” an Oct. 23-26 motorcycle rally hosted by Providence United Methodist Church to raise funds for kidz2leaders, Inc.

Riders from the southside of Atlanta will leave from Providence at 9 a.m. on Oct. 23 to meet up with the rest of the group at Mt. Bethel UMC in Marietta. The group will ride from Marietta to their home base for the weekend, the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, N.C.

Throughout the weekend bikers will ride famous motorcycle routes, including Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway.
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North Fayette UMC will host 5K, craft fair, BBQ

North Fayette United Methodist Church will hold its 8th annual “Find Your Way 5K,” craft fair, and chicken barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The 5K event is officially timed and trophies are awarded based on age classes.

There is also a provision for walkers (5K and one mile) and a kids’ fun run. Phantom runners are also accepted.

Crafts will be displayed in tents around the church yard and barbecued chicken (1/2 or 1/4 chicken) will be available.

Proceeds will fund the various ministries for the North Fayette community. Read More»

Mount Olive Baptist will host ‘Gospel Under the Stars’

Mount Olive Baptist Church will host its largest gospel event in 2014, “Gospel Under The Stars, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. The event will feature male quartet groups, male choirs, tag team preaching, Olympic style games, raffles, food and fun.

“Just bring your blankets and lawn chairs and share in this spiritual extravaganza,” a spokesperson said.

Vendors will also be present. Admission is free.

The church is at 1565 Ga. Hwy. 92 North, Fayetteville. Read More»

Pastor’s study begins Sunday

Peachtree City United Methodist Church is launching its new Pastor’s Study, Sunday, Sept. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at its Robinson Road campus.

PTCUMC’s senior pastor, Dr. Steve Dodson, kicks off this adult program with a series titled, “Developing Christ-like Character.”

Participants will take a five week (Sept. 7 – Oct. 5) journey through the scriptures discussing what it means to reflect Christ in their life, with their family, at work, and in society. Read More»

NFUMC Bible study groups forming now

North Fayette United Methodist Church, 847 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville, is forming Covenant Bible Study groups for Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Anticipated start date for the groups will be Sept. 23 and 24.

Covenant Bible Study is a 24-week program, but is divided into three eight-week modules which may be taken independently. This new Bible Study covers most of scripture with a theme of biblical relationships created by and lived through covenant.

More information is available on the church website, www.nfumc.com, or by calling the church office, 770-461-2409.

Carolyn Curry to speak at October meeting of seniors’ group at FFUMC

Carolyn Curry

Atlanta resident and writer Carolyn Curry will discuss her current biography, Suffer and Grow Strong, The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, at the Tuesday, Oct. 7 luncheon meeting of Titus II at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. The event will be held in the Family Life Center at noon.

Tickets are $6 and can be reserved by calling the church office at 770-461-4313 by Oct. 2. Read More»

Beth Moore study begins

The Beth Moore Bible study, Daniel, will start Sept. 16 and continue each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Peachtree City United Methodist Church, 225 Robinson Rd. in Peachtree City. Book cost is $19.

Register online at www.ptcumc.org or call Karen Hunt, 770-487-6499. for more info. Book payments are due at least two weeks prior to the start date.

Tickets for Christian City’s Chair-ity event now availabl

Ticket sales for Christian City’s annual Chair-ity event, a major fund raiser, have now begun and tickets may be purchased online for $25 at www.christiancity.org.

This year’s event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree in Peachtree City.

Dress is casual for the drop-in event and ticket prices cover both food and drink.

Proceeds from the event support the homeless children who live at The Children’s Village.

For more information, or to find out about becoming a sponsor contact Ashley Bonner at 678-466-1093.

Irvin R. Vicknair, 84, of Peachtree City

Irvin R. Vicknair

Irvin "Irv" R. Vicknair, 84, a 38-year resident of Peachtree City, Ga. passed away on August 28, 2014. "To make a long story short," he was born on August 3, 1930 in Norco, La. to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton D. Vicknair. He was the second born of three children, W.J. Vicknair and Sybil Vicknair Retif.

In December 1950, he married his beloved wife and sweetheart of 63 years, Eva Jane Goudeau of Baton Rouge before joining the Armed forces in 1951 and attending the Korean War. He returned to Baton Rouge in 1953 and began his 36-year career with Delta Airlines. Read More»

Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville

Mrs. Evelyn Newton Pyke, age 79, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles B. Pyke, Sr. and is survived by her daughter, Anne Pyke Miller and her husband Kevin of Tyrone; son, Charles B. Pyke, Jr. and his wife Lane of McDonough; grandchildren, Brandon Charles Miller and his wife Jessica, Caitlin Marie Miller, Charles (Chad) B. Pyke, III, Chandler Robert Pyke, Emily Anne Miller; brother, Gene Newton and his wife Doris of Gay; sister, Joyce Newton Hutcheson and her husband Wayne of Senoia. Read More»