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Morrow church presents ?A Jazz Vespers'

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

The International Association for Jazz Education will present "A Jazz Vespers" with Gary Motley, Dwight Andrews, the Atlanta Jazz Community Chorus and other guest musicians at Morrow First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. June 11. For more information, call (404) 727-1068.

Morrow First United Methodist Church's youth program will perform an original musical entitled "They called us the 12" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To learn more, call (770) 961-4669.

The Christian Life Center of Rex will have an installation service and banquet for newly elected pastor Karl W. Miller and his wife Ruth at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David M. Wasmundt announced his retirement after 35 years. For more information, call (770) 968-0988.

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park will have a series of events to honor its retiring pastor, Emmanuel L. McCall Sr. A luncheon will be held at noon Saturday. Reservations are $10. There will also be a music ministry concert at 6 p.m. Sunday and a youth salute at 11 a.m. May 30. Other events include church fellowship June 5, a $50 reception and legacy banquet at 6 p.m. June 18 and worship services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. June 20. For more information, call (770) 997-4087.

Harvest Baptist Church in Jonesboro will have a free week of fun, food and Far East mystique as part of its vacation Bible school. The week will include The Far-Out Far East Rickshaw Rally "exotic race." Vacation Bible school is for children aged-3 through eighth grade and is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 6 to June 11. Call (770) 471-8201 to learn more.

Dixon Grove Baptist Church of Jonesboro will have a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22. Features will include children's dental screenings, blood pressure screenings and minority health issues. For more information, call (770) 480-2498.

The VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Church Fellowship Hall. The lunch and program will feature Elaine Brantley, who will appear as "Maxie Pearl, Baptist Preacher's Wife." To learn more, call (404) 366-6333.

Morrow Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 40th anniversary and Spring Renewal Services. Events will include an 11 a.m. worship service, 4 p.m. music and entertainment, 5 p.m. covered-dish supper and a 6 p.m. sermon May 23. Events will continue May 24 and May 25. For more information, call (770) 961-5444.

First Baptist Church of Morrow will have vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon June 14 to June 18. Call (770) 961-9270 for more information.

County Line Church in Jonesboro will have an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 23. To learn more, call (770) 478-2002.

Pinecrest Baptist Church in Morrow will have Celebration Sunday, its official groundbreaking, at 10 a.m. Sunday. The celebration will begin at 6021 Maddox Road in Morrow and will proceed to the site of the new church on Foster Drive in McDonough. For more information, call (404) 363-4901.

Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church in Morrow announced that it is resuming its 6 p.m. services. The church will recognize its high school and college graduates Sunday. Registration for the luncheon to follow must be made by Sunday. Jones Memorial will have its spring Excelsior Concert at 8 tonight. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

New Testament Baptist Church of Ellenwood will have a community-wide yard sale and crafts festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5. The church will have its Vacation Bible School n Rickshaw Rally from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 7 to June 11. Children aged-4 to 12th grade are welcome. To learn more, call (404) 363-1554.

Gospel Outreach Church of Stockbridge will have Super Fun Saturday at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event will include live music, barbecue, a raffle, a bake sale, a yard sale, face painting, games and the Chick-fil-A cow. For more information, call (770) 389-5006.

The Voices of Christ Prophetic Poetry Team will host an open mic June 11 at Faith Deliverance Tabernacle in Decatur. The team will also perform at a homeless shelter in Atlanta June 29 and July 24 will be the team's next Harvest Faith. For more information, visit

Morrow First United Methodist Church is holding free English as a second language classes from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays until June 9. To learn more, call (770) 961-4668.

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 for more information. The Presbyterian Women of the church want to recognize this year's high school and college graduates June 6. Call Eloise Belle Isle at (770) 478-8118 with graduate information.

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

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.

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.

The House of Refuge Ministries announced new support groups. The Boundaries Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Sundays until May 23. 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 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 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.

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

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 or visit

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

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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