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Churches, groups in Riverdale Veteran's Day Parade

Nov. 8

First Baptist Church of Riverdale, located at 6805 Church St. in Riverdale, will participate in the Riverdale Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3650 Veteran's Day Parade. We will decorate our church vans for you to ride in the parade. We will meet at the church at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to come as we honor our veterans. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church will host an autumn-inspired Second Saturday Community Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9-10 a.m. Enjoy the brisk, morning air with a cup of hot apple cider and satisfy your hunger with pancakes and sausages. This month we are honoring military families. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more information, call (770) 961-9353.

Ellenwood United Methodist Church will host a Holiday Craft & Yard Sale on Saturday Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Space is available for rent. Please call (770) 968-7022 for details. The church is located at 5210 Bouldercrest Road in Ellenwood.

New Beginnings Christian Ministries Church will host a prayer brunch on Nov. 8, at 8:45 a.m. Rev. Bradford McWhorter is the guest speaker. For more information, call (770) 474-8649. The church is located at 3078 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge.

Nov. 9

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church (UMC) will celebrate Consecration Sunday on Nov. 9, at both the 8:30 a.m., and the 11 a.m., services. Rev. Walter Kimbrough will be the guest speaker. For more than 40 years, Rev. Kimbrough's ministry has been characterized by evangelism, pastoral care, teaching, preaching, and community service. For more information, call (770) 471-7009. The church is located at 142 South Main St., in Jonesboro.

Christian Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5714 Old National Highway in College Park, will celebrate its 22nd annual Men's Day on Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. A dynamic program has been planned with Rev. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro), representative of Georgia House District 76, as the keynote speaker. The theme for this program is, "Christian Men Fully Committed to Serving the Lord." Dinner will be provided. Please come and bring a friend. For more information, contact Eddie White, Jr., at (770) 471-2908 or eddiewhite4@aol.com.

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.

Nov. 14

The New Birth South Community Impact Center will host its first annual "A Community Affair" banquet on Friday, Nov. 14, from 7-10 p.m. This gala event will feature live music, a silent auction, spoken-word poetry, an award-winning play, and a delicious full-course meal, all for $50 per person. To purchase tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Gwen Ames at (678) 422-4787, or games@newbirthsouth.org. The Community Impact Center is located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400 in Jonesboro.

Caring Ministries is hosting a special evening for anyone who has lost a loved one in the previous year. This is the perfect time to honor your loved one. We will have a special speaker, and end by lighting a candle in remembrance of your loved one. Please join us Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center at Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge. Please contact Linda Smith at (770) 954-3026 to register.

Nov. 15

Hampton First Baptist Church, located at 85 McDonough St. in Hampton, will celebrate the 90th birthday of Theron Langley on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2-4 p.m. The celebration will take place at the home of the Yancey family. For your convenience, minivans will be at the church at 1:30 p.m., to transport folks to the Yancey home. For more information, call (770) 946-4804.

Nov. 16

Operation Christmas Child will take place at Hampton First Baptist Church, located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton, on Sunday, Nov. 16. Finish filling those shoe boxes with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Bring in your boxes by Sunday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., and join us that evening for the Loading Party. We'll end the evening with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. Please bring some of your favorite Christmas goodies to share. For more information, call (770) 946-4804.

Nov. 23

Restoring the Love Again, Inc., a Stockbridge-based, non-profit focused on helping domestic violence victims and their children, will host its first annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the victims of abuse on Nov. 23, from 3-6 p.m. The organization is seeking food donations and volunteers to help prepare and serve the food to the families. For more information on the dinner, to attend, to volunteer, or to donate, call (678) 993-9284.

Nov. 26

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Hwy. 138, SW in Riverdale, will host a Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. As a part of this special service, people are asked to bring gifts of nonperishable foods that we will place on the altar during the service. These foodstuffs will then be given to the Atlanta Food Bank to help stock their food pantry for the coming months. Needed items are peanut butter, canned tuna, beans, stews, soups, fruits, and vegetables, 100 percent fruit juice, powdered milk, macaroni and cheese dinners, and cereal. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.

Ongoing

Center of Hope Church, where Rev. Alfreda Young is senior pastor, has moved from Headland Drive in East Point to 3460 Noah's Ark Road in Jonesboro. For more information, contact Rev. Young at (678) 595-0653 or e-mail pastorawyoung@aol.com.

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 2, Liberty Baptist Church will have a support group on the first and third Sunday afternoons each month from 4-5:30 p.m. This class will benefit those who have suffered a significant loss through death, reputation, aging, health, possessions, goal or dream, lost custody of a child as a result of divorce, etc. The cost is $25. For more information, please call (770) 478-1635.

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 5320 Phillips Drive in Morrow, will host the GIRLFRIENDS Leadership and Mentoring Program of Clayton County every other Tuesday, from 6-8:30 p.m. We are a 501(c3) organization. For more information, call (770) 210-1528.

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church invites you to participate in a Taizé Prayer Service. The Taizé Prayer service is a meditative experience that has been enjoyed by people, young and old, around the world. Its beginnings are in a small community called Taizé, located in France. Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche, a reformed minister, was instrumental in its development. The overarching theme of a Taizé Worship Service is reconciliation through prayer. This worship experience is offered on Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary.

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. 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.