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Free clothes for the needy
in Morrow on Saturday

Nov. 21

First Baptist Church of Riverdale will hold its Community Thanksgiving Service at the Lakewin Christian Center on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by "I Pray for Riverdale!," will feature music from the Riverdale Community Gospel Choir and a sermon by Pastor Gerry Anderson of New Macedonia Baptist Church. Lakewin Christian Center is located on the corner of Church Street and King Road in Riverdale. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

Nov. 22

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow, will host a food-and-clothing outreach on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2-4 p.m. The distribution will be done on a first-come-first-served basis for those who are in need. For more information, call (678) 422-3227.

Nov. 23

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 1077 Highway 314 in Riverdale, will host its annual Church-wide Thanksgiving Meal and Worship Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 23, starting at 6 p.m. The meal will include ham, turkey, and dressing with all the fixings. The cost is $3 per person, $2 per child (under six years old), with a $12 maximum for immediate family. To make your reservation, please call the church office at (770) 461-5644.

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. 23, 30

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2280 Godby Road in College Park, invites the public to worship with them during two special Thanksgiving worship services. On Sunday, Nov. 23, First Lady, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, star of "Family Court with Judge Penny," will give a Thanksgiving Sunday sermon. On Sunday, Nov. 30, Pastor Edward Reynolds will give a sermon during "Family and Friends Sunday." For more information, call (404) 768-5648.

Nov. 25

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 10:45 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall for a special luncheon for senior citizens. This month's program will feature Tom Lawton, a missionary with the North American Mission Board (NAMB). The church is located at 634 Main St., in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

Nov. 26

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Hwy. 138, S.W. 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.

Nov. 27

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church, located at 1207 McDonough Road in Hampton, will host its Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving morning, at 9 a.m. You are invited to join Pastor Michael J. Gray and the church for this worship service. For more information, call (770) 471-7480.

Dec. 6

Greater Works Baptist Church is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair/Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. Hand crafters specializing in art, such as knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, quilting, woodworking, and basket-weaving will display and sell their work. Everyone will have an opportunity to view and shop for one-of-a-kind treasures. The event will take place at the church, located at 3296 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro. All are welcome.

Dec. 12

The Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County (ACMCC) will host its yearly banquet, entitled "Finishing Strong," on Friday, Dec. 12, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel on Sullivan Road. The event will honor President Gerry T. Anderson of New Macedonia Baptist Church, who has served as ACMCC president for the past two years. The night will feature entertainment from gospel recording artist Candi Staton, as well as saxophonist Antonio Allen of "Five Men on a Stool." Tickets are $60 each, and much be purchased in advance. For tickets, call (404) 207-3817.

Dec. 13

The Music Ministry of Greater Works Baptist Church is hosting a Christmas cantata, entitled, "The Gift that I Would Give," on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 4-6 p.m. Join us for an awesome holiday experience and enjoy presentations by some of God's finest local Christian and gospel artists. The event will take place at the church, located at 3296 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro. All are welcome.

Dec. 17

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, located at 142 South Main St., in Jonesboro, will have "Caroling on the Corner" on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature Christmas caroling with a brass ensemble and hot cider. For more information, call (770) 478-6444.

Ongoing

Divine Faith Ministries, located at 9800 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro, is launching its third annual "Hometown Harvest." Our goal this year is to provide 200 turkeys to families in need. We are well on our way, but still need your help to assist these families. Your tax deductible donation of $20 will provide a turkey for one family. Please feel free to donate as many as you like, but we are asking that you give one turkey to assist in our efforts. We will collect turkeys until Thanksgiving evening. To donate, call (770) 603-6772.

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, 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. 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, 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.