Area church holding Unity Walk/Run

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

The Fourth Annual Unity Walk/Run sponsored by Christians for Change Baptist Church in Riverdale will be at 8 a.m. May 15. The cost for the 5K walk and run is $10 and includes a T-shirt. To learn more, call (770) 991-7080.

The VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Senior adults will share fellowship, lunch and music provided by Gabina Hewitt. The day will also be "Hat Day." Those attending are asked to wear a fun or outrageous hat to the occasion. Prizes will be given away. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

Tara Baptist Church in Jonesboro will have a consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (770) 719-1307.

Friendship Baptist Church in College Park will celebrate Youth Week 2004 from Monday to May 2. Activities will include "How-to workshops" at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, a youth revival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, a Gospel Explosion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 30, International Fun Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 and a Youth Day Service at 10:15 a.m. May 2. For more information, call (404) 349-6040.

Faith Walk Ministries, Inc. of College Park will have "Singles' Conference 2004: Saved, Single and Successful" at 9:30 a.m. May 1. The guest speaker will be Detta West of Peachtree City. Call (770) 994-0033 to learn more.

Voice to the Nations Worship Center in Griffin will have a golf tournament to benefit the church's mission trips. The four-person Fort Lauderdale-style tournament will be at 8 a.m. May 22 at Morgan Dairy Golf Club in Milner. The cost is $240 per team, and breakfast and lunch are provided. To register, call (770) 228-9281 by May 8.

Divine Faith Ministries International of Jonesboro will have a community health and business fair from noon to 4 p.m. May 1. The event will include free cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, food and games. Call (770) 603-0025 for more information.

Anvil Block United Methodist Church in Ellenwood will have a spring festival and cookout May 1. An arts and crafts fair will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (770) 474-1173.

Apostle W. Denae Lemons, pastor of In the Light Ministries Inc., will speak at 11:45 a.m. May 2 in the conference room of the Chamblee Inn, 6326 Old Dixie Road, Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 968-1582.

Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church in Morrow will have a blood drive through Saturday at the South Metro Donor Center, 675 Southcrest Parkway, Suite 120. For more information, call (800) 448-5433. The church will have its Big, Big, Big Yard Sale at 8 a.m. Saturday. Community Fun Day will be at 11 a.m. the same day. The event will include hotdogs by Haynie Class, baked goods and old-fashioned games. The United Methodist men's and women's groups will have breakfast at 8 a.m. Sunday. The deadline for the Keenagers' trip to Tree Terrace is today. The cost is $17. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale will have Senior Adult Day at 10:45 a.m. May 2. Dr. Randy Wood, senior pastor, will speak. There will also be music, exhibits and testimonies. A covered-dish dinner will follow. For more information, call (770) 461-5644.

First Baptist Church in Jonesboro and Shiloh Baptist Church will have a time of prayer for our nation in front of the Worship Center of First Baptist Church. The prayer will be at noon May 6. The First Baptist Church Chapel will be open for prayer from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more, call (770) 478-6710.

New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park will have a Women's Day Conference will continue Saturday and Sunday. A silent auction will be at 10 a.m. Saturday with a potluck luncheon and fashion show following. Chineta Goodjoin will be a guest speaker at the 8 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. T. Renee Crutcher will give an inspirational message following at the 11 a.m. service. For more information, call (770) 996-7159.

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church in Morrow will have a Warrior of the Word Bible-Based Summer Camp from May 24 to July 29 for children ages 5 to 15. Camp will include Bible lessons, character education, computer enrichment, math and reading review, art, music, drama and trips. To learn more, call (678) 422-3227.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church in Forest Park will have a rummage sale to benefit Shepherd Clinic of Morrow. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1. Clothing, computer parts, furniture and more will be sold. For more information, call (404) 366-1851.

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

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. Saturday 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 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.

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.

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.

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Jonesboro celebrates Atlanta for Spirit and Truth Adoration at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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. Sunday. 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 one more week. 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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