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Mission Trip Succeeds in Helping Families in Kenya

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Peachtree Corners Baptist missions trip

In July 2018, Peachtree Corners Baptist Church took part in a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Church members traveled there to serve people, including the orphans rescued by The Mully Children’s Family.

The Mully Children’s Family (MCF) in Kenya, founded in 1989, is a Christian-based charitable organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of thousands of children in need — street children, orphans, abandoned, abused, HIV & AIDS affected and infected, desperate and neglected children — regardless of their religion, sex, color or tribe. MCF provides the children with food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, spiritual guidance, mentorship and parental love.

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church mission trip
Mike Small

Mike Small, the church’s Missions and Discipleship Pastor, shared a moving experience from the trip. “The mission team went to a village to help a family that lost their father,” he said. “The family hadn’t had any food for four days, and the team brought enough food to feed the family for a month.”

The mother couldn’t work and even struggled to walk due to a problem with her left knee, Small explained. “After she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, the team prayed over her and asked God to heal her knee and restore her to good health. The Lord answered the team’s prayers and she was healed.”

He said the woman was able to walk without her cane and move about freely, “…and rejoice with the team.” With the help of The Mully Children’s Family, the mission team also rescued one of her children because, unfortunately, she could not afford to take care of him. ■

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Palm Sunday, Easter and Passover

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Easter and Passover

7 Local Places of Faith to Visit

There are more local houses of faith than listed here (which appeared in our print edition) so search them out.


Photo by Alena Koval from Pexels

Christ the King Easter and Spring Events

Easter Eggstravaganza & BBQ Cook-off
April 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This free family event, open to the community, will have age-divided egg hunts for toddlers through 5th grade students. There’ll be a petting zoo, train rides, Easter Bunny pictures and much more. The Annual BBQ Cook-off offers free barbeque samplings and the opportunity to vote for your favorites.

Palm Sunday Worship Service – April 14, 10 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship & First Communion –April 18, 7 p.m.Good Friday Worship Services – April 19, 12 noon and 7 p.m.
Easter Breakfast – April 21, 8-10:45 a.m.
Easter Sunday Services – April 21, 8:45 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary)

All events at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092. Visit ctklutheran.org or call 770-449-1211 for details.

Peachtree Corners Presbyterian Church

5918 Spalding Drive, Norcross 30092
770-263-7005, pcarpchurch.org

Palm Sunday Fellowship Luncheon and Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 14, 12-2 p.m.

Simpsonwood United Methodist Chuch

4500 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-441-2181, simpsonwoodumc.org

Easter Egg Hunt – April 17, 4:30-7 p.m.
Good Friday Service – April 19, 7-8 p.m., Sanctuary Building A
Easter Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service — 7 a.m.
Blend Service (traditional and contemporary) — 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Sunday School — 9:50-10:50 a.m.
Traditional Service — 11 a.m.-12noon

Peachtree Corners Baptist Church

4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-448-1313, pcbchurch.org

Easter in the Corners – April 21, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
At Easter at Peachtree Corners, everyone is invited to experience a creative, uplifting message along with powerful music. The Easter train will be available for the kids, as well as preschool activities and a special Easter Collide for elementary schoolers. There will be donuts and coffee and a special photo booth for the whole family.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church

6260 The Corners Parkway, Peachtree Corners 30092
770-416-0002, maryourqueen.com

Holy Thursday, April 18, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.
Good Friday, April 19
Stations of the Cross, 12 noon and 3 p.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 2 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 7 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 20
Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 21
Mass, 7, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; no evening mass

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church

5100 S Old Peachtree Rd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
770-449-4498, mtcarmel-umc.org

Maundy Thursday Service – April 18, 7 p.m.
Good Friday Service – April 19, 7 p.m.
Egg Hunt – April 20, 10 a.m.
Easter Services
Sunrise, 6:45 a.m.;
Worship, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Passover and Shavuot

Passover, Pesach in Hebrew, is an important Jewish observance that celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. This year, Passover begins at sunset on Friday, April 19 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, April 27.

In June, Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai, and is celebrated by the reading of the Ten Commandments in synagogues. Shavuot begins at sunset on Saturday, June 8 and ends at nightfall on Monday, June 10.

Learn more about Jewish holidays and community events at Congregation Beth Shalom, bethshalom.net, or Chabad Enrichment Center, chabadofgwinnett.org.

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Missions Program a Key Part of Christian Education

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Puerto Rico

Like all of us, the students and teachers at Wesleyan School enjoy their spring and summer breaks. For 270 Wesleyan School students and faculty members, however, the breaks allow them the opportunity to spend some of their time serving through mission teams.

During their spring break of March 18-25, Wesleyan School teams visited Clarkston, Ga., Chattanooga, Tn., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Bulgaria. In June, a team will head to South Africa.

Wesleyan Head of School Chris Cleveland said that since 2005, the school has sent over 1,000 students and faculty “…to do what we believe Jesus Christ calls us to do — serve our neighbors. For our missions program, ‘neighbor’ can be right here in Atlanta, or in places like Bulgaria, South Africa, Ecuador or just up I-75 in Chattanooga.”

The program, which began with a handful of faculty and students on one trip, has become an annual tradition. In addition to the spring break mission with teams traveling near and far, the school sends another team to more distant locations every other summer. This year, a team will serve in South Africa.

“We find that not only does the missions program follow the command of Christ to serve our fellow man, but it also helps us fulfill what we are called to do as Christian educators,” said Wesleyan Director of Christian Life Greg Lisson. “When we travel with students to other places it helps students see who their ‘neighbor’ is, what service looks like and what other cultures and life experiences look like.”

Cleveland added that the Wesleyan missions program is one of the most defining aspects of the school’s community. “It’s a key part of our approach to Christian education,” he said, “and providing the opportunity for students to see firsthand what Christ-like service looks like is one of the most important things we do each school year.” ■

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Music From the Movies at Simpsonwood UMC Family Life Center

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Peachtree Symphonic Winds

Peachtree Symphonic Winds presents Music From the Movies

3:00 PM Sunday March 24, 2019
Simpsonwood UMC Family Life Center
4500 Jones Bridge Circle NW
Peachtree Corners, GA  30092

Free and Open to the Public.  All are welcome.
Here great music from the movies including Bohemian Rhapsody, The Incredibles, Wizard of Oz

Peachtree Symphonic Winds members are passionate about playing great band music and sharing it with the community. 

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