Don’t miss the message of Christmas

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In September, the Marshfield, Massachusetts, School Committee voted 3-2 to change “Christmas Break” to “Holiday Break.” The traditionalists didn’t take too kindly to that action. So more than 4,000 residents signed a petition asking the committee to reconsider.

That request was the focus of a special meeting last Monday night. The debate lasted two hours, and school leaders voted to keep the name “Holiday Break.”

On our county’s school calendar, we have Thanksgiving stamped across Nov. 24-28, but Semester Break designated for Dec. 22 - Jan. 2. Read More»

COS youth to present Christmas musical Sunday

Tyler Jacobson (“Goldie”) expresses disappointment that the show’s lighted star is so unimpressive. Sharing his disdain are Sam Kreutzer, Chelby Gambrel, and Mari Hegrenes. Photo/Special.

The Shepherd’s Flock Singers at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City will present a musical, “An Unplugged Christmas,” on Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary. The 24 actor/singers are all in grades 1-5.

That afternoon at 3 p.m. they will sing at Arbor Terrace Senior Living.

“An Unplugged Christmas” follows the experiences of children who are trying to win “The Biggest, Brightest Christmas Show Ever Contest.” Just when all is ready, the electricity fails. In the process of adjusting their expectations and goals they learn what’s really important at Christmas. Read More»

McDonough Road Baptist will present two musicals

The Celebration Choir and Orchestra of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville will present “Christmas Is for Everyone” this Sunday, Dec. 7, at 10:55 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A blend of old and new selections, along with meaningful narratives, will help worshippers prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

“Christmas is for everyone,” said Mark Karki, minister of worship at McDonough Road. “God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. No one is excluded. His gift is for everyone.”

A dessert fellowship will follow the evening presentation. Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/03/14

Advent services start tonight
Word of God Lutheran Church in Peachtree City begins its weekly Advent services tonight ,Wednesday, Dec. 3.  A soup supper begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a table talk devotion. Services are scheduled for Dec. 3, 10, and 17 and are held in the church sanctuary at 303 Kelly Dr., Suite 10, Peachtree City.

Woolsey to present Christmas Joy Read More»

FFUMC will feature Service of Lessons and Carols Dec. 14

The community is invited to journey to Christmas at A Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

The service prepares hearts for the coming of Christ celebrated at Christmas with nine lessons from scripture and musical expressions of each segment. Some of the Chancel Choir’s anthems include “I Saw Three Ships,” “The Celtic Rose,” “Shepherds, Play Your Pipes Tonight,” and the Enniscorthy Carol.” The choir will be joined by the full orchestra and two children’s choirs for the services. Read More»

Hopewell hires new music director

Lynn Craig

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Tyrone announces the hiring of a new music director, Lynn Craig.

Craig, originally from Florida, moved to Georgia in the 1990s to pursue schooling and a career as a media specialist. She is currently employed by the Henry County School System.

She has an extensive background in leading choral music and comes to Hopewell from the First United Methodist Church in Stockbridge.

She says her current challenge is blending contemporary and traditional music into the worship service so the entire congregation feels comfortable. Read More»

‘A Threshold Christmas’ planned at Ashley Park in Newnan

Threshold Church, an up and coming church forming in Newnan, invites the community to its first public event, “A Threshold Christmas, planned for Thursday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ashley Park in Newnan. The free event will feature live reindeer, cupcakes, hot cocoa and Christmas carols.

Heading up the new church is seasoned pastor and Newnan resident, Quincy Brown, a long-time pastoral leader in the North Georgia United Methodist Conference, who announced the new church last summer. Read More»

F’ville cops help needy families with ‘Christmas with the Police’

F’ville cops help needy families with ‘Christmas with the Police’


The Fayetteville Police Department will soon host the 11th Annual “Christmas with the Police” event designed to lend a helping hand for several local families in need.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the annual event will be held on Dec. 11 and is made possible with the help of a number of local businesses and individuals. Several Fayetteville families will be treated to a visit with Santa, food and gifts, Whitlow said. Read More»

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

PTC cops light up the night to help needy kids

Peachtree City police officers and CERT team members were out in force at Walmart Nov. 28 for the annual “Light up the Night” toy drive to help ensure that local families in need can have a happy Christmas. Pictured, from left, are Capt. Stan Pye and CERT team members Jim Hamrick, Arline Cuebas and Gary Conlon. The group will be back at Walmart on Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12 from 5-9 p.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Doris Frances Watson, 89, of Fayetteville

Doris Frances Watson, 89, of Fayetteville, Ga., passed away on November 29, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest "Bogan" and Sally Elizabeth Williams; her husband of 65 years, Fred Watson; sisters, Margaret Burdette, Dorothy Burdette, Kathleen Bray; and brother Leonard Williams. Read More»

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