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Faith Notes: Ole Country Church's yard sale is 'Huge'

July 11-12

The Ole Country Church invites everyone to its Huge Church Yard Sale on Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. The church is located at 2649 Highway 155 North in McDonough. In case of rain, the event will be postponed until the following weekend. For more information, call (770) 957-2818.

July 12

The New Birth South Community Impact Center, located at 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 265 in Morrow, will host a series of events in July focused on improving individuals. On Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., the center will host it's "Get Checking" class, where people can learn how to balance a check book and build good credit. The cost for the class is $40 per person and $60 per couple. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (678) 422-4787.

July 13

The Ole Country Church is celebrating its 12th anniversary and homecoming on Sunday morning, July 13. The service will begin at 10 a.m., with The Heirborn Quartet in concert. Everyone is welcome. A nursery will be provided for children six and under. For more information, call (770) 957-2818. The church is located at 2649 Highway 155 North in McDonough.

July 13-17

Morrow Presbyterian Church announces its annual evening Vacation Bible School program for children of all ages. This year's theme is "Beach Party: Surfin' Through the Scriptures." Ride the wave of God's love, and go home with a new attitude and renewed spirit. Each evening begins at 6 p.m., with supper, followed by bible stories, crafts, recreation, songs, fun and fellowship. Please call the church office at (770) 961-5444 by Wednesday, July 9, if you plan on joining us or have any questions. The church is located at 6171 Huie Drive in Morrow.

July 14-16, 20

Friendship Community Church invites you to its Women's Conference 2008, Monday and Tuesday, July 14 and 15, at 7 p.m., nightly. The theme is "Christian Women Giving Like Christ." Monica Pearson, WSB-TV Action News anchor, is the scheduled speaker for the Midweek Worship Service on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. The festivities will conclude with the Women's Day Worship Service Celebration on Sunday, July 20 at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call (404) 349-6040. The church is located at 4141 Old Fairburn Road in College Park.

July 16

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, located at 1842 Lake Jodeco Road in Jonesboro, will host a picnic-in-a-bag night on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. Each person is to bring enough food (in a bag) for one. We will swap bags before eating. Those who come will also be treated to homemade ice cream. For more information, call (770) 478-8118.

July 19

The New Birth South Community Impact Center, located at 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 265 in Morrow, will host a series of events in July focused on improving individuals. On Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., the center will host an Anger Management Seminar, where people with anger issues can learn how to identify the source and deal with stress and anger effectively. There is a $25 fee for an anger assessment and a $75 fee for the class. Also on Saturday, the center will conduct Evangelism Training, where ministers-in-training can learn about effective witnessing and winning souls for Christ. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (678) 422-4787.

Debbie Williams will host "Let's Praise the Lord, Let's Just Dance," a dance performance, at the Church of Harvest on Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. The proceeds will benefit Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities (AADD) and help build communities of support, acceptance, and opportunity for children, adults, and families living with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered in advance by calling (404) 285-7239. For more information or to make donations, call (770) 478-4477. The church is located at 7086 Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.

July 21-24

Jonesboro Church of God of Prophecy, located at 259 Highway 54 North in Jonesboro, will be having its Vacation Bible School from July 21-24, 6:30-8 p.m., nightly. Please call (404) 697-4212 for more information.

July 22

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday, July 22 at 10:45 a.m. ,in the church Fellowship Hall for a fellowship lunch of interest to senior citizens. This month's program will feature church member, Mr. Ray R. McCarty, as speaker. The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

July 24

The New Birth South Community Impact Center, located at 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 265 in Morrow, will host a series of events in July focused on improving individuals. On Thursday, July 24, from 12-1:30 p.m., the center will host a Lunch and Learn event, in which people can learn about Godly communication and improving relationship skills. The cost of the lunch is $5. Pre-egistration is required. For more information, call (678) 422-4787.

July 26

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host the Southern Crescent Sunday School Leadership Conference, entitled, "Moving Forward ... Building on the Past," on Saturday, July 26. Registration is at 8 a.m. The church is located at 147 Church Street in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 478-6710.

Aug. 2

The sixth annual Tomato Sandwich Party benefit to support the Good Shepherd Clinic in Morrow will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 5-7:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church of Morrow. There will be live entertainment, tours of the clinic from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and, of course, the tomato sandwiches made famous by the Wood family. All proceeds will benefit the Good Shepherd Clinic, which is supported solely by donations and volunteers. The clinic is presently accepting donations and looking for sponsors. For more information, call (770) 968-1310. The Good Shepherd Clinic is located at 6392 Murphy Drive in Morrow, next to First Baptist Church of Morrow.

Aug. 4

Hampton First Baptist will host breakfast fellowship for mothers on Monday, Aug. 4 at 8 a.m. Meet at the church after getting your little ones off to their first day of school. Don't bring anything, just yourself. The church is located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton. For more information, call (770) 946-4804 or visit www.fbchampton.org.

Aug. 9

School-age children and their parents are encouraged to attend the community-wide "Back to School Block Party," hosted by Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 2-6 p.m. Children and parents alike can spend a relaxing afternoon preparing for the new school year while enjoying live entertainment, crafts, inflatables, and information kiosks from various family-friendly businesses. Information will also be provided on Internet safety, drug awareness, and other issues facing children in today's society. For more information, or to donate supplies, call (770) 914-0808 ext. 222 or e-mail jenny@communitybiblechurch.com.

Aug. 10

Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6021 Maddox Road in Morrow, invites you to our "Back to School Preparation and Worship Service," at 10:45 a.m., on Aug. 10. Youth in attendance will receive free school supplies at the conclusion of the service, while supplies last. Try to get there early. For more information, call (678) 925-6691.

Hampton First Baptist will host Family Comedy and Music Night on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. The night will be hosted by Scott Davis and Billy Lord. Make your plans to join us and be ready to laugh. The church is located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton. For more information, call (770) 946-4804 or visit www.fbchampton.org.

Aug. 17

Hampton First Baptist will host two performances by Dan Oxley, master trumpet player, on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. As a studio musician and producer, Dan has backed up numerous artists in secular and Christian music. Oxley has also released several solo albums of his own. You will enjoy this time of praise and worship. The church is located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton. For more information, call (770) 946-4804 or visit www.fbchampton.org.

November 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 Street in Jonesboro. Please call (770) 478-1635 or (770) 478-6710, for more information.

Ongoing

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale is looking for men and women interested in participating with other churches throughout Georgia in witnessing to people in our jails and prisons. Training will be provided. We will start going out in September 2008. If you are interested, please contact the church office or Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Beginning Wednesday, June 18, and for the next five weeks, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 377 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale, will host an Intergenerational Vacation Bible School. With the theme, "Building On the Rock." Each Wednesday evening session will include a light supper, devotions, singing, story time, and arts and crafts. The evening will end with closing devotions in the sanctuary, with fun and games to follow. For more information, please call the church at (770) 478-9324.

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.