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Baptist church holding Southern Crescent Passion Play

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

Pinecrest Baptist Church of Morrow will present the Southern Crescent Passion Play at the Clayton County Schools Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the church, Betterway Christian Bookstore in Stockbridge and Kroger in Lake City and Stockbridge. The play benefits Rainbow House. For more information, call (770) 478-8118.

Riverdale First Baptist Church will have an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church for children aged 1 to those in eighth grade. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church will have a Good Friday service of tenebrae at 7:30 tonight. Easter services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The youth group will serve a home-cooked breakfast at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church will have a Single and Satisfied Happy Hour from 7:30 p.m. to midnight April 17 for those ages 18 to 25. Reservations must be made by Saturday. To learn more, call (678) 422-3227 or write to Darienbrooks@familylifembc.org.

Forest Park Church of Christ is hosting marriage enrichment seminars at 5 p.m. Sundays. The seminars are the Spiritual Foundation this Sunday, the Christian Husband April 18, the Christian Wife April 25 and Christian Communication Between Husband and Wife May 2. For more information, call (404) 366-3820.

Friendship Baptist Church in College Park will perform its Easter drama the Crucifixion, Resurrection: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow at 7 tonight. It will include more than 150 participants, including the Friendship Mass Choir. Call (404) 349-6040 to learn more.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Forest Park will have an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday. Children in the fifth grade and below should arrive by 1:45 p.m. An Easter sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday with breakfast following. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. April 11, and an Easter Cantata will be part of the 11 a.m. service. For more information, call (404) 366-1851.

Morrow First United Methodist Church will begin having "A No Holds Barred Contemporary Worship Experience" at 6 p.m. Saturday. UNINHIBITED will feature music, drama, dance, speakers, sermon illustrations and refreshments. To learn more, call (770) 961-4668.

Glad Tidings Church of Jonesboro will host the Atlanta South Gospel Music Workshop April 23 and April 24. The program ends with a free public concert at 7 p.m. April 24. For more information call (770) 478-7814 or write to selahmusic@ureach.com.

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro will have its adult seniors Spring Fling May 5.

The event will include a health fair, entertainment, fishing and bingo. Call Eloise Belle Isle at (404) 366-5318 for more information.

St. Luke Lutheran Church in McDonough will make hand-sewn teddy bears for the Morrow office of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The first sewing meeting will be at 9 a.m. April 17 at the Sable Chase Apartment clubhouse. Materials will be provided, but sewing machines, stuffers and stitchers are needed. For more information, call Mary Beth Egas at (770) 471-2198.

The Clayton County Ministers Conference will have an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday at Clayton College & State University. The guest minister will be the Rev. Wilbert Jordan, and music will be provided by the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Choir. The conference will hold a National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the beach of Clayton County International Park at 6:30 a.m. May 6. Tickets are $10. Call (770) 477-4439 to learn more.

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro will have a Tenebrae service at 7:30 tonight for Good Friday. The church will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. this Sunday at the pond for Easter. The youth will provide a pancake breakfast afterward. Sunday school will be followed by an 11 a.m. service. For more information, call (770) 478-8118.

Community Bible Church in Stockbridge will perform the Passion at 6 and 8 tonight in the church's auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will land in a helicopter at the church at 6 p.m. Saturday. An Easter egg hunt will follow for children in grades five and younger. A "Refuge" service for college students and young singles will be at 8 p.m. The church also announced its Easter services for Sunday. The sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. Caf? church services, chapel services and children's programs will be at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. To learn more, call (770) 914-0808.

Morrow First United Methodist Church announced its Holy Week events. The Good Friday service will be at 7 tonight. Easter services will be at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Call (770) 961-4668 for more information.

New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park will celebrate Women's Day at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services April 25. To learn more, call (770) 996-7159.

Jonesboro First Baptist Church will have three Easter morning services Sunday. At 8 a.m. will be the choir and orchestra, at 9:30 a.m. will be contemporary worship and at 11 a.m. will be the full choir and symphonic orchestra. For more information, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com

The House of Refuge Ministries announced new support groups. The Boundaries Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Sundays until May 23. Divorce Care will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays until May 8. Parenting Teens will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays from until May 6. To learn more, call (678) 479-8093 or (404) 819-6049.

The Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church will have an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Sunday for toddlers through fifth-graders. The "Helping Hands Group" will make sleeping bags for the homeless. The group meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Forest Park will continue its Holy Week services. The Good Friday service will be at 7 tonight. Easter services will be at 7 a.m. Sunday with an 8 a.m. breakfast and 10:30 a.m. Call (404) 366-3560 to learn more.

The Rock Baptist Church in Rex will have an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (770) 961-7141.

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro celebrates Atlanta for Spirit and Truth Adoration at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays (except Easter week). Call (678) 794-3200 or write to rudyru777run@yahoo.com to learn more.

Faith United Methodist Church in Riverdale will celebrate its 40th anniversary May 2. The church will have a birthday party in the fellowship hall following the 11 a.m. service. The church is asking people to make "A Leap of Faith" as part of leap year by attending services. For more information, call the Rev. Michael Wilson at (770) 477-7617.

Riverdale Presbyterian Church has rental space available after its Sunday services. Space is also available various days of the week. For more information, call (770) 997-5909.

The First Baptist Church of Jonesboro is accepting applications for its Super Summer program, a recreational, educational, spiritual and social enrichment program. The program is for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grades. For more information, call Kim Blackwood at (770) 471-9585.

The Rock Baptist Church in Rex will celebrate its 115th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. April 18. To learn more, call (770) 961-7141.

Atlanta Fest, the South's largest Christian music festival, will be held at Six Flags Over Georgia from June 16 to June 19. For more information, call (800) 783-8839 or visit www.atlantafest.com.

The Atlanta South Singing Class meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays at Jonesboro Baptist Church. The group will begin performing at 7 p.m. on the fifth Saturday of each month at Bethel Baptist Church in Jonesboro. To learn more, call Jessie Simon at (770) 603-0764 or David Fields at (770) 473-4554.

House of Refuge Ministries in Jonesboro is offering new support groups. Dealing with Conflict will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. At 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Growing through Divorce will meet. Purpose Driven Life will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Boundaries will meet at 9:30 p.m. Saturdays. Grief and Loss will meet at 5 p.m. Sundays. Also at 5 p.m. Sundays, Building Godly Character will meet. For more information, call (678) 479-8093.

The Voices of Christ Prophetic Poetry Team is offering Christian poetry classes.

The group also hosts an open microphone Christian poetry night at 7:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of every month at Harvest Faith International Ministries in Morrow. The cost is $4 for adults and children and $3 for poets.

For more information, call (770) 898-0455, e-mail information@voicesofchrist.org or visit www.voicesofchrist.org.

Community Bible Church in Stockbridge will hold group support sessions for divorcees. The DivorceCare Support groups will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will continue for two more weeks. Childcare and children's activities are provided. To learn more, call (770) 914-0808.

McDonough Christian Church will offer Bible study classes for college credit. The Bible study will cover the book of Romans and will be taught through Atlanta Christian College. The classes will be at 7 p.m. Tuesdays until May 4. The cost is $245. Call Jim Martin at (770) 954-9332 Ext. 282 to register.

A membership drive is being held by the Voices of Christ Prophetic Poetry Team. Membership is free. For more information, attend the group's regular meetings from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month at Harvest Faith International Ministries in Morrow or call (770) 898-0455.

The Men's Group of Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church meets at 8:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month for breakfast and fellowship. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.

The Clayton County Ministers' Conference meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the county Community Service Agency in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 363-0575.

"Bread of Life" cookbooks, featuring 493 recipes, are being sold at Locust Grove United Methodist Church for $10 each. Proceeds benefit UMW mission projects. For more information, call (770) 957-9605 or visit www.locustgroveumc.com.

Rex World Outreach offers worship and teaching from Pastor Paul Glass at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (770) 961-5433.

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