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Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday

Aug. 30

New Bread of Life Christian Center invites the community to a fund-raising Community Yard Sale, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m., at 3382 Jodeco Road in McDonough. Items for sale include furniture, tools, lawn and garden equipment, clothes, toys, books, and household items. For more information, call (770) 954-3369.

Aug. 31

With the beginning of the school year, the St. Augustine Episcopal Church of Morrow, is having a Blessing of the Backpacks. Bring your backpack, briefcase, or tote bag: Anything in which you carry your school supplies or work items. We will bless them this Sunday, Aug. 31, at the 11 a.m., worship service. Everyone is invited. Coffee and juice will be served afterward. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more information, call (770) 961-9353.

Sept. 13

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, is having a Yard Sale on Sept. 13, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. Breakfast may be purchased from 9:30-11 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m., to 2 p.m. Home-baked goods also will be for sale. To rent a space for $25, or to donate to the yard sale, contact Travis Chamlee at (770) 474-7182.

Sept. 14

First Baptist Church of Riverdale will host a Ministry and Missions Fair, and Luncheon, on Sunday, Sept. 14, following the morning worship service. The menu for the lunch will be soup, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. The church is located at 6805 Church St., in Riverdale. For information, call (770) 997-6161.

Sept. 26

From 7-9 p.m., on Sept. 26, Liberty Baptist Church of Riverdale, will host a Ladies' Night Out at Butch's Restaurant in Jonesboro. A bus will leave the church to go to the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1077 Highway 314 in Riverdale. For more information, call (770) 461-5644.

Oct. 18

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Highway 138, S.W. in Riverdale, will host its third annual Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. For more information, or to learn how to volunteer, call (770) 997-7117, or go to www.christourhope.org.

Nov. 10-11

The Georgia Baptist Convention will take place at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Nov. 10-11. Volunteers are needed. The church is located at 147 Church St., Jonesboro. Please call (770) 478-1635, or (770) 478-6710, for more information.

Ongoing

Greater St. Peter Christian Academy (GSPCA) is now enrolling for the 2008-2009 school year. We accept children from the ages of six weeks to five years (kindergarten). Hours of operation are 6 a.m., to 6:30 p.m. The curriculum used for the academy is A Beka. GSPCA is located at 9540 Fayetteville Road, on the campus of Greater St. Peter AME Church. For more information, contact Ms. Fredia Booker at (770) 210-4100. Please bring this ad in with you and pay no enrollment fees.

Unity South Atlanta Church invites the community to worship at 10 a.m., Sundays at Pristine Chapel Lakeside, located at 7541 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro. Unity South Atlanta Church teaches positive, practical Christianity. The church is affiliated with publishers of The Daily Word and the Association of Unity Churches. To learn more, go online to www.unitysouthatlantachurch.com.

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale is looking for men and women interested in participating with other churches throughout Georgia in witnessing to people in jails and prisons. Training will be provided. We will start going out in September. If you are interested, please contact the church office or Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Faith Notes is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Joel Hall. To submit an item for publication, e-mail jhall@news-daily.com or fax to (770) 472-2060 attention: Faith Notes.