Sail to "Outrigger Island" from various ports this week

June 16-22

Divine Faith Ministries International North and South will present International Week 2008, June 16-22. The week-long festival will celebrate the music, arts, and cultures of different nationalities. The north location will celebrate "Asian Night" on June 16 at 6 p.m., "Hispanic Night" on June 17 at 7 p.m., and "India Night" at June 22 at 6 p.m. The south location will celebrate "Africa Night" on June 18 at 7 p.m., "Caribbean Night" on June 19 at 7 p.m. The north location is at 4725 River Green Parkway in Duluth and the south location is at 9800 Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro. For more information, call (770) 814-9992 or (770) 603-0025.

June 20-21

Hampton First Baptist Church, at 85 McDonough St., will have a yard sale from 8 a.m., to 7 p.m., June 20, and from 8 a.m., to 2 p.m., June 21. The church will also hold a Run for Romania event June 21, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost to pre-register is $10 for the one-mile run, $15 for the 5K event, and $2 more on the day of the race. For more information, call the church at (770) 946-4804, or visit www.fbchampton.org.

June 21

The Mt. Carmel Campus of New Birth South Metropolitan Church in Hampton, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor will present the 2008 Empowerment Job Fair on Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. The fair will take place at the church, located at 2455 Mt. Carmel Road in Hampton. The Department of Labor will offer free workshops on resume writing, interviewing tips, and vocational rehabilitation. The Offender Probationer Parolee State Training Employment Program (T.O.P.P.S.T.E.P.) will host a special workshop designed to target rehabilitated ex-offenders and assist with their re-entry into the workforce. While there is no registration fee, employers must register by June 5. Each employer will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch. For more information, call (678) 479-4990 or e-mail ahenderson@newbirthsouth.org.

Corinth Baptist Church is hosting a golf tournament to benefit the Corinth Youth Ministry on Saturday, June 21 at the Links Golf Course in Fayetteville. Tournament begins at 9 a.m., includes 18 holes and lunch -- Fort Lauderdale rules, with partner. Sign up by June 7, $50 per golfer, $55 at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Corinth Youth Ministry. For sign up information, e-mail bacapps3@netzero.com. or call the church office at (770) 461-4456.

June 21-26

Forest Park First Baptist Church, located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park, will host its Vacation Bible School from June 22-26, 6-9 p.m. The theme of the Bible School is "Outrigger Island: Living God's Unshakable Truth." Classes will be offered free to children in the first through sixth grades. A VBS Luau Kickoff Extravaganza Preregistration event will be take place on Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., at the church with food, games, and fun. Fore more information, please call the church at (404) 366-6333.

June 22

The Ole Country Church would like to invite you and your family to a concert on Sunday night, June 22 at 6 p.m., featuring "The Descendants." Everyone is welcome so please come and bring a friend and be blessed. A nursery will be provided for children aged six and under. The church is located at 2649 Hwy. 155 North in McDonough.

June 22-27

First Baptist Church of Riverdale will kick off its Vacation Bible School on Sunday, June 22 with a "VBS Luau" starting at 6 p.m. It will be a time of food, games, and fellowship built around the "Outrigger Island" theme. VBS will take place Monday to Friday, June 23-27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All children, ages four through rising sixth graders are invited to attend. The church is located at 6805 Church Street in Riverdale. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

June 23-27

It's Vacation Bible School like you've never experienced it before at Corinth Baptist Church, located at 398 Corinth Road in Jonesboro. The program, "Outrigger Island," will be offered to children age five through the sixth grade, June 23-27 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. It will be a week of nonstop action as you learn how to live God's unshakable truth. By the end of the week, you will have learned what it means to know, speak, and live the truth. In this one-week adventure, you will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, listen to motivating music, eat snacks at the Snack Shack, and play games at Recreation Reef. For more information, call (770) 461-4456 or e-mail corinth.office@gmail.com.

Red Oak United Methodist Church will host its Vacation Bible School June 23-27, 6:30-9 p.m. The theme is "God's Big Backyard." All are invited to attend. The church is located at 3894 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge. For more details, call (770) 474-8863.

June 24

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday, June 24 at 10:45 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall for a special program of interest to senior citizens. This month's program will feature retired Rev. Charles Gray as speaker. The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

June 27-29

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro will be hosting the house parents and children from Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, S.C. There will be fun, fellowship and entertainment. Sunday, they will attend church and lunch will be served following the service. If you would like to join with us in honoring these friends, church starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (770) 478-8118 or (404) 366-5318. The church is located at 1842 Lake Jodeco Road in Jonesboro.

July 7-11

St. Timothy Lutheran Church will host a Summer Camp for first to fifth grade youths July 7-11, 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., daily. There will be educational activities, arts, crafts, music, and sports.

The cost is $11 per child. The church is located at 5241 Ash Street in Forest Park. For more information, please call (404) 366-3560. Se habla Español.


Beginning Wednesday, June 18 and for the next five weeks following, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 377 Valley Hill Road in Riverdale, will host an Inter-generational 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.