Sunday, June 5, 2011

All Saints Anglican Presents Healing Program

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City will offer a two-part healing program on Saturday, June 18t.h The general public is encouraged to attend.

The first part of the free program is a three-hour seminar beginning at 9 a.m. The seminar covers the basics of healing, and provides important knowledge for those seeking divine healing, to include a Bible study on the subject. The second part of the program, will be in the evening at 7 p.m. It is entitled “a Miracle Healing Service.”

John Newlin, who hails from Wilmington, North Carolina, is the guest officiant for the entire program. Newlin experienced two dramatic events years ago he said were miraculous happenings that changed the direction of his life and set him on the path of his healing ministry.

Newlin is the author of “It Happened On Mulholland Drive,” an account of one of the life-changing events which occurred in Beverly Hills, California. Newlin’s story was published in Guideposts in 2002.

Another guest, Lanny Swaim, who is known as a highly talented praise and worship leader, will lead the program music.

For more information, contact the church office at 770-486-5374. All Saints is located at 225 South Peachtree Parkway.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Is Judgment Day May 21? Or Not?

/PRNewswire/ -- You may have seen the billboards posted nationwide or the person on a street corner standing with a sign – all proclaiming "Judgment Day, May 21." The question is should you prepare yourself for reckoning or live your days as you normally do?

"Many people in today's culture are fascinated by the end of the world," said Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics, Iliff School of Theology. "If you give enough leeway and imagination and you provide enough Scripture, you can predict almost anything. Whether or not it will happen on a particular day is a different story."

While May 21 is the latest purported date for Judgment Day, Professor De La Torre points out that there have been many dates singled out in the past.

"In this case, individuals have determined that May 21 is 7,000 years after the flood in the story of Noah's Ark. It's pure speculation, since there is no way to determine exactly when the flood mentioned in the Bible was a regional flood, if there was a flood, how long it took to subside, etc., " commented De La Torre. "It doesn't take a lot to look at dates and times to construct these types of scenarios. It's been going on before there was a Jesus."

So, should we heed the warnings proclaimed by signs and billboards?

"If I knew for certainty that I was going to die this weekend, then the mark of a good life is to live the last days of my life like I lived all the other days up to this point. My advice would be to 'be at peace,'" added De La Torre. "No one knows when the world will end. It could end up May 21 this year, next year, or a hundred or a thousand years from now. We don't know. What we do know is that people who have taken predictions of the last day of the earth and did all matters of things that could not be undone, that their lives were destroyed. One needs to be careful not to fall into that trap."


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Friday, March 4, 2011

Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church Invites All to Ash Wednesday Service

First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City will host an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 pm.  All are invited to worship as Christians enter the Lenten season.  Traditionally, Lenten is a time of fasting and prayer in preparation of the Easter season.  First Presbyterian Church is located at 206 Willowbend Rd.  For more information, call 770-487-7757.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Think You Have a Tough Life? Get Inspired by Bible's Story of Job, Says Gregory Jones, Author of 'Job - A Man for His Time, A Man for Our Time, A Man for All Time'

/PRNewswire/ -- The timeless Biblical story of Job has lessons that can help businesspeople and investors thrive and succeed in these difficult economic times, according to Gregory Jones, author of the Amazon best-selling book, "Job--A Man for His Time, A Man for Our Time, A Man for All Time."

"Job was the richest man on earth. He was perfect. He feared God," said Jones, doctor of divinity and chairman of Golden Gate Finance, LLC, of Atlanta, a company that underwrites loans for churches. "Even people of wealth and power and great substance can lose it all, but don't have to lose their integrity by bending the rules. Job had integrity. He acknowledged the Lord and the Lord gave him wealth."

Job is the epic story of suffering, destruction and redemption that can inspire people who are going through hardships, he said.

Here are highlights of the book that can help anyone survive hard times.

* On wealth and prosperity: "Job was not impressed with his wealth. He had no pride or arrogance about his wealth," said Jones. "Today, the emphasis we hold on material possessions is what cripples our focus from the real blessings we hold by God's favor. But Job said: 'God gave me all these things.' When Job lost his wealth he didn't lose faith. Instead, he said: 'Blessed is the Lord.'"
* On adversity: "Job didn't blame others, consider suicide or curse God," Jones said. "Job said 'Although you slay me, I will trust in thee.'"
* On humility: "Job was humble. He understood that all wealth and power comes from the Lord. Until you build treasures in heaven, you cannot have wealth in this earth," Jones said.
* On short-term thinking: "Your desires must meet up with God's desires, then you can run the race to win," he said.
* On suffering: "Who hasn't gone through some test of confidence of faith in their family, their job or their health? This is the mystery of life. If we just hold on, then you can make it," he said. "The struggle is the key to get to the triumph. When you are in the smothering ashes of despair, you have to do an introspection. When we change our attitude toward suffering, we can conquer it."

About the Book

Jones made a vow to write the book after he was on his deathbed, a victim of an undiagnosed leak in his appendix that turned his body toxic. Doctors said he wouldn't last the night.

"I said, 'Lord, if you give me another shot, I will write this book on Job,'" he said. When the doctors returned in the morning, Jones was on the road to recovery.

"You can be blessed no matter what you are going through. Going through suffering, pain, disappointment, despair, you can still maintain the character and integrity of Job," said Jones, who spent seven years writing the book.

The book has sold well on Amazon and is available in soft copy and on Kindle.

"Dr. Jones' book is excellent devotional literature for all. The author takes the reader through such likely experiences in a person's life journey using brother Job's case to teach his audience heavenly lessons," said His Eminence Dr. Sunday Mbang, Past Chairperson, World Methodist Council.

"I enjoy his enthusiasm and positive outlook on life. I appreciated the way that he's able to bring out the inspirational aspects of the story," said Cristy Lane, International C&W/Gospel Artist.

He is planning a 60-city tour to promote the book by speaking in churches and bookstores. To arrange for Mr. Jones to speak in your city, please contact him at

To see the list of tour dates, please go to

Mr. Jones has been invited to speak in London and Nairobi.

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Updated NIV Bible eBook Hits Bestseller Lists, Becomes Zondervan's Fastest-Selling eBook

BUY ONE GIVE ONE Campaign Expected to Reach Goal of 20,000 Bibles Donated to India

/PRNewswire/ -- Zondervan, the world's leading Bible publisher, today reported its NIV Bible eBook featuring the updated New International Version of the Bible (NIV), is the company's fastest-selling eBook, and broke into the USA Today bestsellers list spanning all books. Zondervan said the NIV eBook, which released Dec. 15, 2010 featuring the updated NIV text, sold twice as many copies compared with the same period last year.

The NIV Bible ( made its debut as the #1 eBook in the Religion & Spirituality Category of Apple's iBookstore and rose to #7 for all books on Apple. It is currently among the Top 100 in Amazon's Kindle Store, and a Top 25 eBook in Barnes & Noble's Nookbook Store. The digital release marks the first time that a new Bible translation has launched in a digital format prior to publication in a print format.

"The publishing industry broke numerous records this year with eBook sales, and we are proud that the NIV Bible was among the bestsellers during the Christmas season," said Moe Girkins, president and CEO of Zondervan. "We are encouraged by this early enthusiasm for the updated NIV text and anticipate continued momentum as we introduce additional digital NIV products leading up to the print launch in March 2011."

Alongside the eBook launch Zondervan initiated the Christmas BUY ONE, GIVE ONE campaign. For every digital copy of the updated NIV Bible sold through Jan. 4, 2011, Zondervan and Biblica donated a Hindi New Testament to a family in India. Biblica is the worldwide publisher and translation sponsor of the NIV Bible and a global Bible translation, publishing and Bible engagement ministry. Biblica expects to donate nearly 20,000 copies of the all-new Hindi translation of the New Testament.

"The mission of the NIV has always been about making God's word accessible," said Keith Danby, international CEO of Biblica. "Every time someone buys an NIV, a percentage of the money they spend is set aside to support Biblica's global Bible translation ministry. The BUY ONE, GIVE ONE campaign brings a new element to this outreach by tying in a one-for-one donation to a region of the world in need of receiving God's Word in their language."

The Bible is the bestselling book in history and the NIV Bible is the bestselling version year after year, selling more than 400 million copies since its first full publication in 1978. Following the launch of the newly designed NIV eBook, Zondervan plans to continue to release several new NIV eBooks, apps and digital products by the end of 2011. Print products featuring the updated NIV are scheduled for release in March 2011.

The NIV update was completed in the fall of 2010 after years of rigorous translation work by the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT – The CBT was formed in 1965 to create a modern English Bible translation from the oldest and best-attested biblical manuscripts. Since the most recent NIV update in 1984, the CBT has continued to meet every year in accordance with the NIV charter, which requires constant monitoring of developments in biblical scholarship and English usage and the reflection of these developments in periodic updates to the text. The members of CBT, drawn from various denominations and from some of the finest academic institutions in the world, solicited and received input from scholars, pastors, missionaries and lay persons and reviewed every proposal, many of which led to revisions to the text.

"People are telling us they would love to see the Word of God be #1 on the best-seller lists, and it is exciting and humbling to see their love for the updated NIV achieve that. The Bible is in fact the best-selling book of all time and sells more than any other book every year, but the sales are diluted between multiple English translations and bindings," said Chip Brown, senior vice president and publisher of Bibles at Zondervan. "Millions of people unwrapped an iPad, Kindle, Nook or other e-reader during the holiday season, leading to an industry-wide spike in eBook sales, and we are delighted that the NIV Bible was among consumers' most desired eBooks to download."

Zondervan was the first publisher to have Bibles available in Apple's iBookstore at the launch of the iPad. In total, the company has published more than 30 Bible titles for eBook readers, including the iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, etc. The NIV Study Bible consistently ranks among Zondervan's top digital products.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Recapture the Wonder at Peachtree City First Presbyterian

This year, rediscover the special wonder of Christmas.......

December 12
11:15 am- Festival of Lessons and Carols
5:30 pm- Soup-N-Santa Family Fun Night
6:30pm- Middle & High School Fun Night

December 15
5:15pm- Christmas Fellowship Dinner
6:30 pm- Children's Musical - "Star of Wonder"

December 24
6:00 pm- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
8:00 pm- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 26
11:15 am- Worship Service

First Presbyterian Church
206 Willow Bend Rd
Peachtree City

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Friday, November 19, 2010

All Saints’ Shannon Bryan Leads Christmas Recital

All Saints Anglican Church in Peachtree City is inviting the public to a free Christmas music recital in its sanctuary on December 4th at 7 p.m. The theme for the event is “Home For The Holidays.”

The presentation will be organized and led by All Saints music director Shannon Bryan. Bryan will play the piano and accompany guest soprano Chelsea Buyalos. LeeLee Hunter will also perform solo classical guitar.

A small sampling of the music includes, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Ave Maria,” and “Oh Holy Night.” The artists will comment on the pieces and the composers during the program which is expected to last an hour and one half and be available for questions and discussion.

Bryan, a resident of Fayette County, has been music director at All Saints for several years. She has extensive experience as music director, pianist, piano instructor, violinist, music operations manager and educator at various churches and organizations. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Music from Georgia Southern and her Masters Degree in Music from the University of Miami.

Soprano Chelsea Buyalos, currently enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, has a distinguished background in classical music having made her operatic debut in Rome in operas by Mozart, Pergolesi and Villa-Lobos. She also has performed in musicals to include “Annie,” “The King and I,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “Oklahoma.” Recently, she worked with the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra on its spring and summer concert series.

Guitarist LeeLee Hunter is also enrolled at the Peabody Conservatory and is now in her third year of classical guitar study. She has played the guitar since childhood, but also studied voice and clarinet growing up. She has played solo with the Cincinnati Guitar Workshop and in a number of other classical music venues.

For further information, contact the All Saints office at 770-486-5374. The church is located at 225 South Peachtree Parkway.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Billy Graham to Celebrate 92nd Birthday Nov. 7

/PRNewswire/ -- As evangelist Billy Graham approaches his 92nd birthday on Sunday, Nov. 7, he reflects on ministry events of the past year, as he continues to look for ways he can further serve the Lord in his remaining years.

"I am amazed every time I think of how many years the Lord has given me on this earth," Mr. Graham said. "I am grateful for His blessing on our ministry for more than six decades, but wonder if there is something more He has for me to accomplish."

In addition to work on a book project on the ageing process that he has been writing over the last few years, Mr. Graham continues to attend Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) Board meetings as he is able. This year marked a milestone anniversary for the organization he founded in Minneapolis sixty years ago. "The Hour of Decision" with Billy Graham – one of Christian radio's longest running programs – also turned 60 this week, and continues to broadcast in five languages in 55 countries on six continents.

"I always enjoy hearing the reports from ongoing BGEA evangelistic events, including festivals held by my son, Franklin, and celebrations conducted by my grandson, Will," Mr. Graham said. "Under Franklin's leadership, the ministry has reached new audiences in new ways I would never have dreamed, incorporating many modern technologies and creative strategies to share the same message of God's love around the world."

Mr. Graham has had a busy year since his last birthday, in which he has hosted various friends, family and ministry colleagues in his log cabin home in western North Carolina, and has received personal visits from several national political leaders. These include former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin late last November, and President Barack Obama, who became the first sitting U.S. President to call on Mr. Graham at home when he stopped by for coffee while vacationing in nearby Asheville, NC, this past April. Mr. Graham also attended the re-opening of the Billy Graham Library earlier this year, following a three-month renovation to update the exhibits.

"I have been honored by so many visitors, and grateful for the opportunity to pray with them as we discussed what is going on in the world today," Mr. Graham said. "Recently, I have been praying for renewal in the Church in America and international revival. This includes specific prayers for the Third Lausanne Congress on Global Evangelization held down in Cape Town, South Africa, last month. We first began holding these global leadership gatherings in 1961, and I believe they are so important as we work together with our Christian brothers and sisters around the world in spreading the good news of the Gospel message.

"While I don't know what the future holds for me, I still look for ways to serve the Lord," Mr. Graham continued. "Most of all, I look forward to serving Him in Heaven one day, alongside my dear wife Ruth, who I miss more every year."

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hallelujah Night Set for October 31 in the Heart of PTC

Join PTC First Presbyterian Church and First Baptist Church for a fun alternative to trick-or treating on October 31 from 6-8 pm.  Fun activities for the children include face painting, rock wall climbing, G Force, High Striker, Ring Toss and more.  There will be plenty of popcorn, hot dogs and candy. 

This great event is free and will be held at the two churches on Willowbend Rd.

For more information, call 770-487-7757.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Annual Women's Revival at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Fayetteville

Wednesday, Octiber 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM with Guest Speaker Pastor Belinda McCastle of New Hope UMC;
Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM with Guest Speaker Co-Pastor Kammie Staley of Chosen Generations;
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:00 PM - Musical Concert and Praise Dancing; and
Sunday, October 10, 2010 is Women's Day Celebration with Guest Speaker Shontell Stanford of Edgefield Baptist Church at the 11:00 AM Service.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church is located at 1565 - Highway 92 North, Fayetteville, GA.  30214. Call 770-892-7508 for information and directions  All are invited. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fayette: P.U.R.E. Special Needs Training

Currently, in the United States , people with disabilities are virtually invisible in the interfaith community, even though people with disabilities constitute statistically 15% - 20% of our U.S. population. Families with children with special needs are especially hard hit in finding places to worship that offer acceptance and empathy for their situation. In our communities, 2 in 5 families have a child with a disability or special medical need. Divorce rate in marriages with a disabled child exceeds 4 out 5 marriages.

The P.U.R.E. Ministry Project is a nationwide effort to assist Christians in including, ministering to, and caring for disabled people and their families within the framework of their local church. A training seminar in P.U.R.E. respite outreach will be offered starting at 9AM Saturday, September 24, 2010 at Heritage Christian Church at 2130 Redwine Road in Fayetteville.

More information and registration for this event is available by calling P.U.R.E Ministries at 678-318-1929 or online at Cost is $10.

Andy Andrews Speaks at Women of Faith Conference in Duluth

NY Times bestselling author Andy Andrews is the guest speaker at the Women of Faith conference
When: September 24-25, 2010
Where: Arena at the Gwinnett Center

The Women of Faith Conference is: Friday 10:00am-3:30pm & 7:00pm-10:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Andy Andrews is scheduled to speak Friday only at 10:50 AM for 40 minutes, does a live Q & A at 2:20 PM for 30 minutes and then speaks again at 2:50 PM for 40 minutes.

Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He is author of The Traveler’s Gift, The Noticer, Return to Sawyerton Springs, The Butterfly Effect and The Heart Mender and many other creative works. His newest book is The Boy Who Changed the World, a children's book that teaches that everything you do matters.

Andy lived a relatively normal life until the age of nineteen, when both his parents died—and he found himself literally homeless, sleeping under a pier or in someone's garage. Then he asked the question that would ultimately affect millions of people. "Is life just a lottery ticket, or are there choices one can make to direct his future?"

Andy has spoken at the request of four different U.S. Presidents and works with people from all walks of life, including the military. He lives in Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.

Other speakers at the two-day Women of Faith Conference include: Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Lisa Welchel, Anita Renfroe, and Nicole Johnson. Musical performers include Sandi Patty, Mandisa, and Nicole C. Mullen.

For information about the Women of Faith Conference visit .


Andy Andrews, hailed by a New York Times writer as someone who has quietly become "one of the most influential people in America,” is a best-selling novelist and in-demand corporate speaker for the world’s largest organizations. The Traveler’s Gift, a featured book selection of ABC’s Good Morning America, has been translated into nearly twenty languages and was on the New York Times bestseller list for seventeen weeks. His latest book, The Noticer was also on the NY Times bestsellers list.

Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and toured military bases around the world, being called upon by the Department of Defense to speak to the troops. He is one of the most popular and in demand speakers in corporate America. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue—both on paper and on stage.

He lives in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.


The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances
By Andy Andrews

ISBN 978-0-7852-3103-5
Thomas Nelson 244 PP
Official Publication Date May 4, 2010

“The Heart Mender is a sweeping adventure filled with many emotions. The compelling narrative unites the past and the present in a fantastic must read! - Bonnie Tiegel, Senior Supervising Producer, Entertainment Tonight & The Insider

“The principle woven into this incredible story has changed my life.” - Tim Brando, CBS Sports Host and Commentator

“With the skill of a virtuoso, Andy Andrews continues his string of successful writing performances in this, his latest entertaining masterpiece. The plot, characters, and storyline combine to summon the reader into an unforgettable experience.” - Robert Silvers, Executive Publisher, The Saturday Evening Post
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