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Area church hosting Back-to-School Prayer Rally

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

The New Birth South Metropolitan Church Education Council will hold its Fourth Annual Back-to-School Prayer Rally. A kickoff service and step show will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. A workshop series, lunch and fashion show, panel discussion and music extravaganza will be Aug. 7. For more information, call (678) 479-4990 or visit www.newbirthsouth.org

In The Light Ministries Inc. is holding auditions for its recording choir The Voices of Triumph. For more information, call (770) 968-1582.

The First Baptist Church Early Learning Center is registering for the coming school year. The center offers preschool classes for children from 6 months to 4 years old and state-approved kindergarten classes. Call Sherry Jones or Kim Blackwood at (770) 471-9585 to learn more.

Georgia's Biggest Garage Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lakewood Exhibition Center in Atlanta. The proceeds will benefit Catholic Social Services, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and other groups and organizations in the Atlanta area. For more information, call (404) 885-7474 or visit www.cssatlanta.com.

St. Luke Lutheran Church in McDonough will present Godspell, a musical drama of Matthew's gospel. The show will be at the Henry County Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. The show will be at the Griffin Main Street Theater at 8 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Additional shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and Aug. 14 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fayetteville and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Starr's Mill High School in Peachtree City. Call (678) 432-0845 to learn more.

The Village Church in Jonesboro will present "One Voice," a nine-member all male contemporary acappella singing group, at 7 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free, and a reception will follow in the church. To learn more, call (770) 507-0373 or visit www.villagechurch.tv.

Horizon Pointe Church in McDonough celebrates Recovery every Tuesday at 7 p.m. This is a Christian recovery program for anyone who struggles with chemical addiction or codependency. For more information, call (770) 320-7008.

Harvest Faith International Ministries will hold a revival continuing at 7 tonight. For more information, call (770) 968-0202 or write to info@harvestfaithintl.org.

The Voices of Christ Prophetic Poetry Team meets on the first Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.voicesofchrist.org or call (770) 968-0202. The team

Pinecrest Baptist Church will host the Ladies' Ensemble from West Coast Baptist College of Lancaster, Calif., at 6 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, call (404) 363-4901.

Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church in Morrow's "U-Turn" meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

Jehovah's Witnesses will hold the "Walk with God" convention at the Gwinnett Civic & Cultural Center Arena in Duluth from Aug. 13 to Aug. 15 and Aug. 20 to Aug. 22. A Spanish program will be today through Sunday. Visit www.JW-Media.org or www.Watchtower.org or call (770) 310-9576, (770) 634-2961 or (718) 560-5600 to learn more.

Pilgrims Progress Vacation Bible School is being held at Pinecrest Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the summer. Children ages 4 to 12 are invited. To learn more, call (404) 363-4901 or visit www.pinecrestbaptist.com.

Pinecrest Baptist Church will have its Sizzlin' Summer Discipleship Series at 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the summer. Multiple Bible studies are offered for singles, women, teens and families, as well as a series on Old Testament Jewish feasts. For more information, call (404) 363-4901 or visit www.pinecrestbaptist.com.

Lake City Spirit Life Church of God, a new church in Lake City, has Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Sunday worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study and 7 p.m. Thursday Night Hour of Prayer. Call (678) 517-7426 to learn more.

The Paradise Church of God in Christ of Forest Park will sponsor a health fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21. There will be health education classes, brochures and health screenings. To learn more, call (404) 307-3062 or write to johnson64charla@aol.com.

Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church in Morrow has a Tae Bo group that meets from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

House of Refuge Ministries, 251 N. Main St., Jonesboro, has Biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation at 5 p.m. Sundays. The center also has support and encouragement for people with depression from a Biblical perspective in a group setting at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Other meetings are the high school group at 5 p.m. Sundays, anger group at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 12 step group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, middle school group at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, parenting teens group at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, women's group at 9 a.m. Saturdays and men's group at 9 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, call (678) 479-8093 or (404) 819-6049.

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro holds meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month for adults in their 20s and 30s. The time and place varies. Visit the young adults section of www.presbyteryofgreateratl.org for more information.

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.

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 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.

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.

Free Grace Seminary will offer Bible courses on college and seminary levels. The courses are designed to train vocational ministers and lay people in both the content and the communication of the free grace gospel of Jesus Christ. There will be an informational meeting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at County Line Church in Jonesboro. Monday night classes will begin Aug. 30. For more information, visit www.freegraceseminary.org or call (404) 408-4113.

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