Higher Living to host Get Checking Class


Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, will host its next Get Checking Class Saturday from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. The center encourages anyone over the age of 18 without a checking account to attend. For more information, call (678) 422-4787.

Clayton County Mega Service Day will take place Saturday from 8 a.m., to 12 p.m. Volunteers will help remove trash, debris, and litter from public rights of way, complete small beautification projects for the elderly, assist at a nursing home or a local shelter, and help with minor park improvements, such as playground upgrades. The sign-in will take place at Riverdale First Baptist Church, located at 6805 Church Street in Riverdale. From there, individuals will go to their selected work sites. Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. Water, juice and lunch will be provided for volunteers. A community cook-out will follow at 1 p.m. To volunteer, call (770) 473-5439 or fax (770) 473-5438.


Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2112 Rex Road in Morrow, will host a grand opening for its recently-built Family Life Center Sunday at 10:45 a.m. The Family Life Center will serve the community with various programs and services. The guest speaker for the event will be Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. For more information, call (404) 366-4165.

First Baptist Church of Riverdale, located at 6805 Church Street, will host Care Night on Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. The church needs people to make visits or write cards to members and to those who have visited the church. There will be a supper following the event. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

April 24

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a free Family Movie Night on April 24 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (770) 957-8300.

Seth Oliver Ministries will host a special "Friday Night Live" Revival Celebration on April 24 at 7 p.m., at Oak Park Church, located at 2613 Ga. Highway 138 in Stockbridge. There will be a live band and praise team. All ages are invited to attend.

April 24-25

Hampton First Baptist Church, located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton, will host a "Twice is Nice" Consignment Sale on April 24 from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., and on April 25 from 8 a.m., to 12 p.m. The clothes on sale will fit children from infants to preteens. For more information, call (770) 946-4804 or e-mail twiceisniceHFBC@yahoo.com.

April 25

Greater St. Peter AME Christian Academy, located at 9540 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro, will host its annual Spring Festival and Flea Market April 25 from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. There will be food, games and crafts. Flea market rental spaces are also available for $15. For more information, contact Fredia Booker at (770) 210-4100.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church is holding a "Yard-Bake-Book Sale" April 25 from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. A "Fun Run" will take place at 10:30 a.m., for the following age groups: 0-12; 13-18; 19-30; 31-50; and 51-100. The Clayton County Fire Department will be on hand. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more information, call (770) 961-9353.

"Walk for Life," a benefit for the Jonesboro Pregnancy Care Center, will take place in Jonesboro on April 25, starting at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro ROC (Recreation Outreach Center). Registration will take place at the ROC at 8:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 9 a.m. The Pregnancy Care Center offers women faith-based alternatives to crisis pregnancies. For more information, call (770) 477-1501.

The Methodist Women of Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will host an arts and crafts fair April 25 from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Home-baked foods may be purchased. The price to rent space at the fair is $25. For more information, call Joyce Boyce at (770) 474-9058.

Light of the World Christian Tabernacle Church, located at 5883 Ga. Highway 155 North in Stockbridge, will host C.O.M.E. (Circle of Mothers Empowered), a support group for mothers with children that are presently incarcerated. The group is also open to individuals who may be fulfilling the role of a mother. The next session is April 25, from 10 a.m., to 1 p.m. Registration is free and lunch will be served. To register, call Wanda Langley at (678) 565-7001.

April 28

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet April 28, at 10:45 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall for a lunch program of interest to senior citizens. The program will feature Alan Hartman, a representative of Senior Education Seminars. He will speak on the topic, "Economic Crisis." The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

May 7

The annual Clayton County Community Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Clayton County Ministers' Conference, will take place on May 7, in observance of the National Day of Prayer. The program will start at 6:30 a.m., at the National Archives Southeast Region, located at 5780 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. The guest speaker for this year's event will be the Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. Music will be provided by local gospel recording artist "LIZ" Yancey and the gospel group, "ZAMAR." Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door on the day of the event. For more information, call (678) 479-7730, or e-mail glantonm@bellsouth.net.

June 8-July 31

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow, will host the W.O.W. (Warrior of the Word) Summer Camp this summer from June 8 to July 31, from 6:30 a.m., to 6:30 p.m. The camp is for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, call (678) 422-3227.


Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, is hosting a shoe drive to benefit the Soles4Souls, Inc., shoe charity. The public is encouraged to bring their gently-used shoes to the church from April 19 to May 10. For more information, call (770) 957-8300.

New Beginnings Christian Ministries Church, located at 3078 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge, holds morning worship service every Sunday at 8:45 a.m., as well as weekly Bible study every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the church at (770) 474-8649.

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 1077 Ga. Highway 314 in Riverdale, hosts a Grief and Loss Support Group on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in room 203. The class uses videos from Norman Wright, workbooks, and group discussion. For more information, contact Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, hosts Family Movie Nights on the last Friday of each month. Concessions are offered at 6 p.m. The movie starts at 7 p.m. The cost of admission is one non-perishable food item per person. All children must be accompanied by an adult. On the second Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m., the church hosts the "Young at Heart" luncheon. Participants are asked to bring one covered dish to share. For more information, call (770) 957-8300.

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

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 5320 Phillips Drive in Morrow, hosts the Girlfriends Leadership and Mentoring Program of Clayton County every other Tuesday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (770) 210-1528.

Unity South Atlanta Church hosts community worship at 10 a.m., on Sundays, at Pristine Chapel Lakeside, located at 7541 Mt. Zion Blvd., Jonesboro. The church is affiliated with publishers of The Daily Word and the Association of Unity Churches. For more information, visit 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. For more information, 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.