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Wrapping presents for seniors

Wrapping presents for seniors

Be a Santa to a Senior (BASTAS) volunteer John Lacey helps navigate through the pile of gifts at BASTAS’ Wrapping Party Gala. Volunteers from assisted living homes, senior service organizations and the Fayette community flooded Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville Dec. 13 to wrap Christmas presents for seniors in need. Members of BASTAS, an offshoot of Home Instead, a senior care service, will later distribute the gifts. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Flags with wreaths for veterans

Fayetteville resident Mason Brook, a cadet with the Civil Air Patrol, was one of a number of cadets and veterans to place wreaths and flags on the graves of veterans at Westminster Memorial Gardens in Peachtree City as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” event held Dec. 13. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Now THIS is a Santa’s workshop!

Now THIS is a Santa’s workshop!

Volunteers from assisted living homes, senior service organizations and the Fayette community flocked to Heritage Christian Church in Fayetteville Dec. 13. They sorted, wrapped and labeled presents at the Wrapping Party Gala and will later distribute the gifts to the needy seniors in the community. “The purpose of Be a Santa to a Senior is to spread holiday cheer to seniors who are financially challenged, shut in, or lonely and who might not otherwise receive any gifts this holiday season,” said Betty Keane, BASTAS event coordinator, who was in charge of the wrapping party. Read More»

Churches ... announce your Christmas and New Year’s events

The Citizen will publish a special listing on Wednesday, Dec. 24 detailing all Christmas church activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Churches are requested to send announcements of events by noon, Monday, Dec. 22. Earlier is better.

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What’s on God’s Christmas list?

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

One Utah mother got so fed up with her three boys’ sense of entitlement, self-centeredness and poor attitude that she cancelled their Christmas this year.

Or, at least, their materialistic version. Lisa Henderson wrote, “We have not cancelled putting up decorations, celebrating the birth of our Savior, or any of our other heartwarming traditions. But we have cancelled presents, Santa, and stockings.” Read More»

Religion Briefs 12/17/14

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Big names featured at FFUMC’s concert

Indra Thomas, Timothy Miller and Brent Davis

This Sunday’s 14th Annual Candlelight Concert at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church brings in exceptional talent and big names.

Brent Davis, Timothy Miller and Indra Thomas will join violinist Sonia Squires, pianist Rick Massengale and the Candlelight Orchestra for this treasured Christmas tradition.

The concert will be held Sunday, Dec. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

“We are delighted to present an outstanding program again this year,” said Rick Massengale, music director. “The talent of these singers is unparalleled.” Read More»

New choral anthem premiers this Sunday in Peachtree City

William Pasch, left, presents an autographed and framed copy of Star in the East to First Presbyterian Church choir director David Stivers. Photo/Special.

This Sunday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m, First Presbyterian Church (USA) of Peachtree City will present Lessons and Carols to celebrate the Advent season. One of the choir anthems, Star in the East, will be performed for the first time in Peachtree City.

Composed in 2014 by Griffin resident William A. Pasch and dedicated to the First Presbyterian choir and its director, David Stivers, Star in the East, was recently published by Augsburg Fortress, and has sold approximately 2,500 copies. Read More»

New Anglican church dedicated

Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

Clergy and parishioners of All Saints Anglican Church dedicated and consecrated their new facilities on Sunday, Dec. 7. Services are now being held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 149 Ebenezer Road, Fayetteville. Shown (L-R) are the Rev. Dr. Jon Jenkins, All Saints’ assistant priest; the Rev. Michael Fry, rector; Dr. Foley Beach, newly elected archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America; the Rev. Ray Greiner, associate priest; and David Greiner, sub-deacon. Photo/Special.

PTCUMC’s Dodson receives Wesley Woods award

Shown L-R), Bishop Mike Watson of the North Georgia Annual Conference, Susan (Mrs. Steve) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, Charlotte (Mrs. Malone) Dodson, the Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson, and Christopher Nunn, chair of the board of directors of the Wesley Woods Foundation. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City United Methodist Church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steve Dodson, is the 2014 recipient of the Malone Dodson Award from the Foundation of Wesley Woods.

The award is given annually by Wesley Woods Senior Living to the clergy person of the North Georgia Conference who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults. Read More»