Community health fair planned at Dixon Grove

Compiled by Greg Gelpi

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

Friendship Baptist Church in College Park will have its annual Memorial Day Weekend Concert May 30. The free event will include a full lineup of religious musical and comedic acts. For more information, call (404) 349-6040 or visit www.friendshipcollegepark.com.

Heritage Baptist Church of Locust Grove will have a groundbreaking on its $1.5 million church facility at 10 a.m. Sunday. To learn more, call (770) 633-4864.

The Rev. Loraine Jock White will be the guest speaker at Dixon Grove Baptist Church at its 11 a.m. service May 30. For more information, call (770) 378-0182.

The Jones Memorial United Methodist Church Methodist Men will have a breakfast for the Methodist Men and Methodist Women at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Faith in Action will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Don Coffey of Last Call Ministries will speak at the program. The Keenagers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for a brief business meeting, trip to the state archives and lunch at Truman's. The cost is $10.50, and reservations must be made by Sunday. Brown Bag Buddies will run from June 16 to July 14. Items needed are shoeboxes, bleach bottles, water and milk bottle tops and butter and cool whip tubs. For more information, call (404) 366-4039.

Jonesboro First Baptist Church will have Memorial Day services at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. May 31. Vietnam War veteran Clebe McClary will be the guest speaker. To learn more, call (770) 478-6710.

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.

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park will have a series of events to honor its retiring pastor, Emmanuel L. McCall Sr. There will be 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.

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 Sunday. Events will continue Monday and Tuesday. 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. Sunday. The church invites everyone to tour its facilities, learn about its adult and children's programs, meet its pastor, enjoy refreshments and meet Sunday school teachers and youth leaders. To learn more, call (770) 478-2002.

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.

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 www.voicesofchrist.org.

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

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. Saturday 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 Monday 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 have its final meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday. 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.

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 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.

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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