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Churches offering 'Trunk or Treat' events

Oct. 31

First Baptist Church of Morrow is sponsoring a "Trunk or Treat," on Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m. The event is a fun, safe alternative to traditional Halloween activities. We will have treats, food, games, door prizes, and all kinds of fun from the front lawn of the church, continuing around the parking lot, to the back of the church and the gym. Costumed or not, just come and join us for a wholesome family experience. For more information, call (770) 961-9270. The church is located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road in Morrow.

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

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

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, 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 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.