Patriotic Jamboree at First Baptist of Jonesboro

June 27-29

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro will be hosting the houseparents 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.

June 29

Join the Patriotic Jamboree, June 29, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro to experience an exciting, historical journey. The Celebration Choir and Orchestra will present popular patriotic songs and you are invited to join them in singing some classic, encouraging Southern gospel tunes. The public is urged to wave flags and honor those in military service, and thank God for the United States of America. For more information, call (770) 478-6710. The church is located at 147 Church Street in Jonesboro.

July 6

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale will host its God and County Day Spectacular on Sunday, July 6. There will be patriotic singing, videos, inspirational testimonies, and recognition of living military personnel. There will be "flag-wavin," a down-home, indoor picnic in the fellowship hall, and afternoon signing to follow. For more information, call (770) 461-5644. The church is located at 1077 Hwy. 314 in Riverdale.

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 St., in Forest Park. For more information, please call (404) 366-3560. Se habla Español.

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 the case of rain, the event will be postponed until the following weekend. For more information, call (770) 957-2818.

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 Hwy. 155 North in McDonough.

August 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 clinics 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.


Beginning Wednesday, June 18, and for the next following 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.