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Watch Night service at Holsey Chapel is Dec. 31

Holsey Chapel CME Church will have Watch Night Service on Dec. 31 at 9:30 p.m. at the church.

The service is open to the public. The church is at 416 Cole St., Marietta. For more information, call the church at (770) 427-6467.


Online Marriage Workshop about 'Barriers & Bridges'

GTO Marriage Ministries will have an online marriage workshop titled “Barriers & Bridges to Romance,” available Jan. 1.

The webinar aims to build bridges over the barriers to romance that many couples face in their marriages. This is the first webinar of GTO’s six-part Experiencing Sexual Intimacy series. For a limited time, there is no charge for this webinar but registration is necessary.

For more information, visit


Bullying presentation will be Jan. 8 at Catholic Church

Transfiguration Catholic Church is playing host to a presentation on stopping bullying on Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Bishop Hall.

Michael Buchanan, author of “The Fat Boy Chronicles,” will host the event. All middle school students and parents are invited to attend.

Buchanan recommends reading or watching “The Fat Boy Chronicles” before his visit. The video is available at Netflix and the book is available on Visit Fat Boy Chronicles at for more information.

The church is at 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta.


Whitefield Academy Speaker Series begins Jan. 9

Whitefield Academy’s speaker series begins next year on Jan. 9 with “Big Picture Parenting” by Tommy Newberry at 7 p.m. at Louise Owens Theater at the academy.

The speaking events are open to Whitefield parents and the Atlanta community. Newberry is a best-selling author who helps parents navigate the short but critical window of opportunity and influence with their children.

On Jan. 23, Tim Challies will present “Connected: The Digital Explosion and Your Christian Family” at 7 p.m. at Louise Owens Theater. Challies is a popular Christian blogger and co-founder of Cruciform Press. He is also editor of Discerning Reader, a site dedicated to offering discerning reviews of books that are of interest to Christians.


Mah Jongg Tournament is Jan. 26 in Marietta

Congregation Etz Chaim’s fourth annual Mah Jongg tournament is scheduled for Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. in the social hall.

Mah Jongg, a traditional game of the far East, has been a cultural tradition among Jewish American Women for generations.

The tournament features cash prizes for the top three winners. The tournament also includes a prize raffle with gifts of up to $300.

The entry fee for participants is $25. The social hall is at 1190 Indian Hills Parkway in Marietta.

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