Faith Notes - August 21, 2009


Gezzo's Surf and Grille, located at 1500 Mt. Zion Road Suite 109 in Morrow, will host an Acoustic Praise Night in conjunction with Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free. For more details, call (770) 478-9842.


Red Oak United Methodist Church, located at 3894 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge, is hosting its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday at 8 a.m., and 11 a.m. There will be a pot-luck dinner immediately following the service at 11 a.m. All are invited. For more details, call the church at (770) 474-8863.

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2280 Godby Road in College Park, will host its annual Men's Day Celebration on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Derrick Rick, pastor of Sankofa United Church of Christ in Atlanta. For more details, call (404) 768-5648.

The New Beginnings Young Adult Choir of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will host a free gospel concert on Sunday at 7 p.m., at the Henry County Performing Arts Center, located at 37 Lemon St., in McDonough. Special guests include soloists and musicians. For more details, call (770) 957-4728.


VIP Ministries of the Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday at 10:45 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall, for a special lunch program of interest to senior citizens. This month's program will feature a puppetry performance by "Hearts for Jesus," with Charlotte Woodring, Margaret Robinson and "Lucy" the puppet. The church is located at 634 Main St., in Forest Park. For more details, call (404) 366-6333.

Aug. 27, 28

Better Way Ministries will host a "Millionaires in Training" workshop Aug. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., nightly, at Lovejoy High School. The workshop is geared toward helping people start, build, and grow businesses. The registration fee is $50 per person. To register, e-mail betterway2009@gmail.com or visit www.myspace.com/betterway2009. For more details, contact Pastor R. Shamar Walker at (678) 559-9193.

Aug. 28, 29

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host a Beth Moore live simulcast event entitled, "Living Proof Live," on Aug. 28 and 29. The cost will be $10 for a two-day ticket and $5 for a Saturday meal. The Friday session will take place from 8 to 10:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The Saturday session will take place from 9:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. To obtain tickets, visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church Street in Jonesboro.

Aug. 30

First Baptist Church of Riverdale, located at 6805 Church Street in Riverdale, will host its Fifth Sunday Singing and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. There will be singing, music, and ice cream to follow. For more details, call (770) 997-6161.

Sept. 11

The Garrison Chaplain's Office of the U.S. Army 3rd Medical Command and Operation Worship are presenting a free concert by Bethany Dillon as part of the Patriot Day Remembrance and Celebration. The concert will take place Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m., at Building 900 at Fort Gillem in Forest Park. Prior to the concert, there will be an interfaith service at 10:30 a.m. The concert and the service are free to all military service members, Department of Defense personnel and families. For more details, call (404) 469-4008.

Sept. 18-20

Inman United Methodist Church will be among several sponsors of the 13th annual Inman Farm Heritage Days, taking place from Sept. 18 through 20 from 9 a.m., until dark at Minter's Farm, located at 283 Hills Bridge Road in Fayetteville. Inman Farm Heritage Days is an annual antique-tractor and farm-machinery show which will feature arts and crafts, music, food, and children's activities. The Rev. Don Harp will preach at the old church on Minter's Farm on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. For more details, call the church at (770) 461-2123 or visit www.inmanfarm.com.


First Baptist Church of Riverdale, located at 6805 Church St., in Riverdale, is seeking donations for its food pantry. The pantry is in need of peanut butter, jelly, fruit, corn meal, flour, sugar, canned tomatoes, canned potatoes, beans, corn, ramen noodles, pinto beans, tuna, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, and black-eyed peas. For more details, call (770) 997-6161.

Riverdale Presbyterian Church is celebrating the arrival of its new pastor, the Rev. Yolanda E. Thompson. The public is invited to join the church for its Sunday church school at 9:30 a.m., its Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m., and its Tuesday fellowship and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6611 Church St., in Riverdale. For more details, call (770) 997-5909, or e-mail rivpres@bellsouth.net.

The DivorceCare group at Community Bible Church will meet on Sunday nights at 6 p.m., starting Aug. 16. Contact Jenny Harwood at (770) 914-0808, ext. 222. The church is located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge.

Redeemed Biker Church, at 11622 Hastings Bridge Road in Hampton, holds meetings every Thursday at the Lovejoy Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The ministry is geared to motorcycle riders in a family atmosphere. Each event includes a cookout and Bible study. For more details, call (770) 595-7237, or e-mail Info@RedeemedBikerChurch.com.

St. Philip Benizi Preschool and Mother's Morning Out, located at 591 Flint River Road in Jonesboro, is accepting registration for children, ages 12 months to 4 years old, for the 2009-2010 school year. The preschool provides creative play, computer classes, exploration, and hands-on learning activities. Call (770) 478-0178.

New Beginnings Praise and Worship Center, located at 1091 South Jeff Davis Road in Fayetteville, holds its worship services on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Corporate prayer is held the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. The church includes a nursery, ministries for children, teens, singles, women, and men, a drama ministry, a food pantry, financial counseling, a praise team and a choir. For more details, call (770) 460-9041.

Greater St. Peter Christian Academy (GSPCA) is now enrolling for the 2009-2010 school year. Children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old are accepted. Hours of operation are 6 a.m., to 6:30 p.m. The academy's curriculum is A Beka (Bible based). GSPCA is located at 9540 Fayetteville Road, on the campus of Greater St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church. For more details, contact Fredia Booker at (770) 210-4100. Bring in this column and pay no enrollment fees.

The Higher Living Community Impact Center hosts a free Lunch Bible Study every Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. The lunch is open to the community. For more details, call (678) 422-4787, or visit www.higherliving.org. The center is located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, in Jonesboro.

The Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church Bridge Club, which normally meets every third Friday at 7 p.m., is taking a break for the summer. Play will resume in September. The club plays three progressions, six hands each. Anyone interested in joining should contact Theo Belvin at (770) 964-7721.

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, at 1842 Lake Jodeco Road in Jonesboro, will hold its 2009 homecoming celebration Sept. 27. In preparation, the church is seeking support from the local business community in publishing its 2009 "Celebratory Living Cookbook." For more details, call Dave Hockett at (770) 486-5715 or (678) 642-7801.

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. Contact Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

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

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 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. Call (770) 210-1528.

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