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'Go through hell' at Corinth Baptist Church

Now-Oct. 26

Corinth Baptist Church of Jonesboro will perform "Odyssey," its annual, walk-through, dramatic presentation of spiritual perspectives, from now until Oct. 26, from 6:30-9 p.m. Come see what happens when four teenagers get trapped in a house fire, die, and reach their final destinations. Attendees will move from scene to scene, watching the characters move through life, witnessing the decisions they make, and the consequences. The characters then face the judgment seat of Christ where their eternal sentence is handed down. It is an exciting and penetrating portrayal of an experience we will all pass through some day. To pre-register groups, call (770) 461-4456 between 9 a.m., and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Corinth Baptist Church is located at 398 Corinth Road, off Highway 54 between Jonesboro and Fayetteville.

Oct. 25

Charity Baptist Fellowship, located at 9181 Floyd Road in Jonesboro, is having a "Hallelujah Party" on Oct. 25, from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m. Please come and enjoy this wonderful fall festival. It is for all ages, and we will enjoy food, games and prizes. Please dress up as your favorite Bible character. For more information, please call (770) 210-9684.

The first annual Youth Gospel Choice Awards (YGCA) will take place at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, located at 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway in Jonesboro, on Oct. 25, from 5-7:30 p.m. The YGCA is a spin-off of the annual Gospel Choice Awards. Gospel groups from around the metro area will be recognized in the categories of: Best Holy Hip Hop artist, Best Steppers, Best Youth Choir, Best Mime, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Male Vocalist. General admission tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $50 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Berean Christian Bookstore in Atlanta. For more information, call (770) 969-7711.

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will host its annual Chicken Stew on Oct. 25, from 1-4 p.m. Take-out orders for the stew will cost $20 per gallon and $5 per quart. Adults can eat in for $5 and children under 12 can eat in for $2. For advance orders, call Hoyt Chamlee at (770) 506-7344.

Oct. 25, 26, 29-31

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, located at 7690 Fielder Road in Jonesboro, will celebrate its 52nd annual Men's Day on Oct. 25, from 9-11 a.m. The speaker will be Col. Clarence Grant, Jr., (Army, ret.). Men's Day will be followed up by guest speakers during the Sunday service on Oct. 26. Rev. Fred Shillow, pastor of Liberty Springs Baptist Church in Zetella, Ga., will speak during the 8 a.m., worship service and Rev. Mike Glanton, representative of House District 76, will speak at the 11 a.m., service. The church will host its Fall Revival Oct. 29-31, with Rev. Gerry T. Anderson, pastor of New Macedonia Baptist Church in Riverdale. We look forward to you being a part of our Men's Day celebration. For more information, call (770) 471-1021.

Oct. 26

The congregation at Midway Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2280 Godby Road in College Park, will celebrate the ninth Appreciation Anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Edward S. Reynolds and First Lady, Rev. Judge Penny Brown Reynolds. The celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Carlton D. Hollins, pastor of the historic Flat Rock United Methodist Church in Lithonia. The public is cordially invited to attend and may call the church at (404) 768-5648 for more information.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Morrow will host its annual "Trunk or Treat" on Sunday, Oct. 26, starting after the 11 a.m., service. Our cars and trunks will be decorated for Halloween and filled with treats. Kids, bring your friends, a costume, and your trick-or-treat bags to get some pre-Halloween candy. Help us judge whose trunk is the best, as the owner will receive a prize. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more information, call (770) 961-9353.

Trinity Community Church, located at 10879 Tara Boulevard, in Hampton, will host a concert featuring the Savannah State Men's Glee Club Alumni on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. The service will start the church's 42nd church anniversary celebration. On Sunday, Nov. 2, there will be a worship service, dinner and fellowship in which Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eldrin Bell will be the guest speaker. Please join us in celebration on these two Sundays. For more information, call (770) 478-1563.

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host its annual "Trunk N Treat" on Sunday, Oct. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the church parking lot. Invite all your friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors and join us for a safe, family-friendly fall celebration, complete with fantastic decorations, awesome live music, and all the candy you could ever want. If you would like to be a part of the event, contact Barry Kirkwood at barry.kirkwood@communitybiblechurch.com, or call (770) 914-0808 for more information.

Oct. 28

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 10:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall for a program of interest to senior citizens. This month's program will feature Ms. Gail Stephens and/or Mr. Will Stone from Senior Education Services. They will speak on the subject, "Is Your House in Order?" Lunch will be provided. For more information, call (404) 366-6333. The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park.

Oct. 31

First Christian Church of Jonesboro, located at 2272 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro, will host "Trunk or Treat," a Christian alternative to Halloween, on Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m., in the church parking lot. There will be treats, fun, and games targeted toward pre-kindergarten through elementary-aged children. In case of rain, the activities will be moved inside to our Fellowship Hall. For more information, call Robert Brewer at (770) 478-7870.

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites you and your family to "Hallow King," our alternative to Halloween. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 31, starting at 7 p.m. Come and bring the whole family to witness an exciting production entitled, "The Trick," a great stage play exposing the truth about Halloween. There will be food, fun, and games for you to enjoy in a safe, wholesome, environment for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (678) 422-3227. The church is located at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow.

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will host a Fall Festival on Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Everyone is invited for food, fun, and fellowship. You may come in costume, if desired. For more information, call (770) 474-1173.

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale will host its Community Outreach Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 31. Please plan to be a part of our biggest outreach event of the year. For more information on how to contribute, contact the church at (770) 461-5644. The church is located at 1077 Highway 314 in Riverdale.

Nov. 1

Amazing Grace World Outreach Church and the Clayton County NAACP will host a family empowerment dinner entitled, "Bridge Building for Change," on Saturday, Nov. 1, starting at 7 p.m. The dinner will include a program with community leaders focusing on messages related to education, legislation, the economy, and crime. Tickets are $12 for students aged 18 and under, and $20 for adults. For ticket information, please contact Vivian Baldwin at (770) 991-9881, Linda Granger at (678) 467-6629, or Vernice Scott at (678) 432-8522. The church is located at 260 Forest Parkway in Forest Park.

Nov. 3

Perfecting the Saints Ministries, located at 465 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 5, in Riverdale, is hosting a free anger management assessment class on Nov. 3. The class will assist individuals with acknowledging the problem and provide them with the necessary coping skills that will allow them to demonstrate their anger in an assertive manner. For more information, call (770) 909-1000.

Nov. 8

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. 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, please 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 at 7 p.m., on Nov. 14, 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. 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.

Ongoing

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 2, Liberty Baptist Church will have a support group on the first and third Sunday afternoon 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. We will start going out in September. 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.