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April 16, 2014 | northfulton.com | 73,500 circulation Revue & News, Johns Creek Herald, Milton Herald & Forsyth Herald combined | 50¢ | Volume 9, No. 16

161-year old Ebenezer UMC enjoys new era of growth Church expanding building, congregation MILTON, Ga. – It is a historic landmark in North Fulton that most people simply know as “the little white church on the corner.” But members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church believe it would be more accurate to call it, “the rapidly growing little white church on the corner.” After 161 years of existence, there are growing signs that new life has been breathed into the white-clapboard church, located at the corner of Ga. 140/Arnold Mill Road and Cox Road in Milton. It has been a special year at the 173-member Ebenezer, beyond an increase in membership and Sunday attendance. Last fall, the church finished construction of its new fellowship hall, featuring a modern, fully equipped kitchen, an expanded nursery, a rocking-chair porch and new office space. “And the best news,” said the Rev. Glenn Hannigan, “is that we did not need to take

Ebenezer UMC has services every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The church also has a Bible study every Wednesday at noon and a Wednesday night fellowship meal at 6:15 p.m., with choir, youth group and an adult discussion group meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, go to ebzumc.org or call 678-386-8178. out a loan to complete the project. It has all been paid for by the faithful members of this congregation.” In the past few months, the church has also reconstituted its choir, which had been absent for many years, added a youth group and opened its sanctuary for prayer during the week.

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The 161-year-old Ebenezer United Methodist Church sits at the corner of Arnold Mill Road and Cox Road in Milton. This past year has seen it grow significantly. Insert: Rev. Glenn Hannigan.

Readers protest limited library hours Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now? By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com ROSWELL, Ga. – Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System to cut back library hours – even closing most branches all day on Fridays – much to the cha-

grin of library supporters who gathered April 4 at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services. AFPLS has begun construction on two new libraries in North Fulton as part of the $274 million library construction program with eight new li-

braries slated countywide. But that rings hollow to the dozen or so residents who staged a protest in front of the Roswell Library. The protesters chose last Friday to protest at Roswell Li-

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Milton: equestrian center not on radar No plans for new horse facilities By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – Milton is known for its horses and riding culture. Many of the back roads in the north of the city have horse farms lining both sides of the street. However, the residents still depend upon neighboring Alpharet-

ta’s Equestrian Center and horse park for large events, being the largest in the region. In part due to costs and the need CREGGE for new sports fields, Alpharetta is considering abandoning the equestri-

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Milton Herald, April 16, 2014  

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