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Faith Notes: Be the Miracle' this Friday at First Baptist

March 28

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites you to "Happy Hour Live." Come for a night of live music, food, and fun in a safe wholesome environment. The church is located at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow. The event will take place on Friday, March 28 at 9 p.m. Call (678) 422-3227 for more information.

On Friday, March 28, at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, Christian recording artist, songwriter, and comedian Mark Lowry will bring the "Be the Miracle Tour" to Jonesboro. Joining Lowry on the tour will be master pianist Stan Whitmire, and the performing group, LordSong. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Call (770) 471-2073 for more information about purchasing tickets, or go to www.premierproductions.com, www.marklowry.com.

March 29

Mt. Nebo Cathedral South will host a Flea Market/BBQ/Water Blast on Saturday, March 29, at 7 a.m. The event will feature barbecue dinners, furniture and bedding sales, artwork, and children's clothing. Call (404) 627-0048 for more information. The church is located at 8818 Tara Blvd. in Jonesboro.

The Forest Park Ministers Association will team with churches, civil leadership, citizens, and businesses for Creation Clean-up Day on March 29. The first in a series of clean-up events, Creation Clean-up Day will take place in Ward 4 in the area of Springdale Road. Please contact FPMA president Dr. Leon Beeler at (770) 961-3799 or FPMA treasurer Rev. Matthew Boedecker at (404) 366-3560 for more information, or to get involved.

March 29-30

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2280 Godby Road in College Park, will hold its Annual Women's Day Worship Celebration on Sunday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Sherry Austin, pastor of Bentley Hill United Methodist Church in Stockbridge. The celebration also will include a Women's Day Breakfast on Saturday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m., with Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon serving as the guest speaker. Please contact the church at (404) 768-5648 for more information on tickets for the breakfast.

March 30

New Life Community Baptist Church will host its Annual Women's Day Celebration on March 30 at 3 p.m. Our celebration theme is "Christian Women Working to Spread the Good News." Pastor Carolyn Pierce of New Moriah Christian Ministries will be the guest speaker. Internationally known singers Wanda Trent-Phillips of Trinity Broadcasting Network and Deacon John and Letha Carter will be our musical guests. Contact Eunice chandler at (404) 608-9222 for more information.

The Jones Memorial United Methodist Church Choir will present "The Risen Christ," a musical drama, on Sunday, March 30 at 6 p.m. The event is free. Call (404) 366-4039 for more information. The church is located at 5320 Phillips Drive in Morrow.

The Ole Country Church is having a family concert on Sunday morning, March 30, at 10 a.m., featuring the Good Samaritan Praise Team from Honduras. Everyone is welcome, so please come, bring a friend, and be blessed. A nursery will be provided for ages six and under. The church is located at 2649 Hwy. 155 North in McDonough. Call (770) 957-2818 for more information.

April 5

The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta has designated April 5 as "Presbyterian Day of Service." First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro encourages every member, adult and youth, to participate in this new project. The church will gather on Saturday morning, April 5, at the Good Shepherd Clinic to assist in Spring cleaning of the facility. The clinic is located at 6392 Murphy Drive in Morrow. Call FPCJ at (770) 478-8118 for more information.

April 6

Pastor Terrence M. Curtis and Calvary Baptist Church invites you to join them as they celebrate the church's 11th anniversary on Sunday, April 6 at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 1599 Betty Talmadge Ave. in Jonesboro. Contact the church office at (770) 477-5797 for more details.

April 7

John MacArthur, noted evangelist, author and pastor will be speaking on Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. The doors will open at 6 p.m. MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church in California, has a daily radio broadcast entitled, "Grace to You," and has written numerous books. After he speaks, he will be signing his new book, "The Tale of Two Sons." Call the church office at (770) 478-6710 for more information, or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church St., in Jonesboro.

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites the public to Omega Warriors Bowling Night. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fellowship with your family at 6 p.m. The event will be Monday, April 7, at Embassy Row Lanes Bowling Center, located at 5885 Old Dixie Highway in Forest Park. Contact Dan Anderson or George Carter at (678) 422-3227 for more information.

April 12

The Community Impact Center, located at 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 265 in Morrow, will host a "Get Checking Class" to help people learn how to manage their finances. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 12. The cost is $40 per person and $60 per couple. Pre-registration is required. Call (678) 422-4787 for more information.

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church in Riverdale will have a Work Day on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m., to clean up the church property. Please bring garden tools and a willing spirit and help keep the church property beautiful. The church is located at 2165 Hwy. 138, S.W. in Riverdale. Call (770) 997-7117 for more information.

April 19

The Community Impact Center, located at 3000 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 265 in Morrow, will host an Anger Management class on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those who participate, there will be a $15 assessment fee and a $25 fee for the class. Call (678) 422-4787 for more information.

New Birth South Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesboro will host two events on April 19, sponsored by The Community Impact Center. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a Free Home Ownership Seminar. The seminar will give advice to potential homeowners and show them, and those in danger of losing their homes, how to avoid foreclosure. The Healthy Heart Conference will also take place at the church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway in Jonesboro. Call (678) 422-4787 for more information.

May 18-24

Morrow Presbyterian Church's senior group, "Young at Heart," is sponsoring a seven-day motor coach trip to Mackinac Island, Mich. from May 18-24. Several seats are available for this historic and scenic tour. The cost for the trip is $625 per person (double occupancy). The fee includes transportation, 10 meals, lodging and attractions. Contact Ken Campbell at (770) 961-2272 for information and reservations.

Ongoing

Starting March 30, the Counseling Ministry of Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale will host a 12-week Grief and Loss Class in the Fellowship Hall, every Sunday afternoon from 4-5:30 p.m. The cost is $10. This course is open to all who have experience loss of a loved one through death, divorce, break up, loss of reputation or good name, aging or health loss, loss of possessions as a result of theft, fire, accident, bankruptcy, or loss of a dream or goal. Contact Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423 for more information. The church is located at 1077 Highway 314 in Riverdale.

New Birth South Community Impact Center, Inc. will host financial Bible study classes starting in April 2008. Please contact Vince Williams at (678) 422-4787, ext. 103, to register, and for more information, or go to vrwilliams@newbirthsouth.org.

Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, shows families and individuals how to handle their money through common sense principles and small group accountability. FPU classes will be held at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, located at 142 South Main St., in Jonesboro. The classes began in February. Contact Brenda Rayburn at (770) 478-6444 or go to habitat4humanity@bellsouth.net for more information or to register.

Jonesboro Memorial United Church welcomes you to a "Spiritual Gifts Study" class. The reference book for the class is "Equipped for Every Good Work: Building a Gifts-Based Church." The classes are ongoing. Please call (404) 366-4039 for more information. The church is located at 5320 Phillips Drive in Lake City.

The student ministry of Hampton First Baptist Church will host a Wednesday Night Meal once a month from 5:30-6:30 p.m., throughout the school year. The purpose is to raise funds for student summer mission trips. The cost is $4 per adult, $3 per child (ages three to eleven) and free for children under three. Call (770) 946-4804 for more information. The church is located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton.

Discipleship classes are now being offered on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Titles of classes include "The Way of the Master," "Making Your Remarriage Last," "The Quest for Authentic Manhood," "New Testament Survey," "The Truth Project," "True Biblical Prayer," and "Financial Peace University." Classes began on Jan. 16, with some being repeated on Sunday afternoons. Other classes are offered on Monday or Tuesday mornings. Please call the church office at (770) 478-6710 for more information on classes and times. First Baptist Jonesboro is located at 147 Church St., in Jonesboro.

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to "Kingdom Basketball" every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come and bring the whole family for a Saturday a free basketball for boys and girls, ages 10-19. There will be great fellowship for you to enjoy in a safe, fun environment for the whole family. On Jan. 19 and 26, the event will take place at Rock Springs Baptist Church on Reynolds Road in Morrow. On Feb. 2, a three-on-three game will take place at Second Baptist Church of Forest Park in Morrow. Contact Reginald Burke or Taj Lands at (678) 422-3227 for more information.

Word of Faith Light of Joy Church regular worship services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., on Sundays and mid-week services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., on Wednesdays. The church is located at 286 Ga. 138 in Riverdale, where Frank Salters serves as pastor. Call (770) 577-1274 for more information.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church at 1221 Morrow Road, in Morrow, offers a Free Community Breakfast to the community the second Saturday of each month, from 9-10 a.m. Call (770) 961-9353 for information.

Community Bible Church hosts Celebrate Recovery each Thursday night at 6 p.m., covering topics of depression, addiction, divorce, insecurity, fear, overeating, overworking, procrastination, abuse, etc., to help participants find freedom through the power of Christ. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Worship service is at 7 p.m. Open share groups begin at 8 p.m. Solid Rock Café begins at 9 p.m. CBC also offers 12-step groups. CBC is located at 2001 Jodeco Road., Stockbridge. Call Linda at (770) 914-0808 for more information.

Ash Street Baptist Learning Center, 5370 Ash St., in Forest Park, is now enrolling students aged 2 through fourth-grade for the fall. The school has a new Christian curriculum and a new director. Call (404) 363-1989 for information.

Bear Creek Bible Church provides worship in a "house church" setting each Sunday evening at 7 p.m., and Bible Study each Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. Bear Creek Church is one of a very few churches in Georgia that focuses almost completely on reaching recovering alcoholics and drug addicts for Jesus Christ. It enlists them in a study of God's Word as the basis of the 12-step recovery program. The church is south of Lovejoy. Call (770) 946-4100 for directions.

First Monday Prayer is another opportunity to join with other prayer warriors to pray for spiritual renewal, concerns of the church body, the nation, and the world. First Monday Prayer takes place in the church chapel on the first Monday of each month from 10-11 a.m. The Prayer Pager Ministry is offered to those of the church family who are experiencing a grave illness or extreme emergency. The church will provide a pager that will vibrate when someone is praying for that person. Call (770) 478-6710 for additional information.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Hapeville is seeking craft venders to join in the Annual Fall Festival to be held Sept. 21. Contact Doreen Caswell at (770) 389-5608 for more information.

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.