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First Christian to host Financial Peace University

Saturday-Sunday

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a Valentine's party for adult singles and couples Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the church student center. The event will include food, entertainment, dancing and door prizes. The church requests finger food as an entry fee and canned goods to stock the church's food pantry. On Sunday, worship services with a special message on single life will take place every half hour between 9 a.m., and 11 a.m. Group get-togethers for singles of various age groups will take place at 10:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. For more information, call Jenny Harwood at (770) 914-0808, ext. 222, or e-mail jenny.harwood@communitybiblechurch.com.

Sunday

The Ole Country Church, located at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North in McDonough, will host a concert Sunday, at 6 p.m., featuring Enlisted. A nursery will be provided for children ages 6 and under. For more information, call (770) 957-2818.

Wednesday

First Christian Church of Jonesboro will provide a free preview of Financial Peace University on Wednesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Classes will be held each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., March 4 through May 27. Free children's programs will be available for all ages each week, as well as an optional meal, for a small charge. The church is located at 2272 Walt Stephens Road. For more information, call (770) 478-7870.

Feb. 18, 20, 22

Friendship Community Church of College Park will celebrate its 114th Founders' Day, starting Wednesday, with a performance of the dramatic production "A Change Has Come: Our Journey from Slavery to Salvation, Part I." The performance will take place at 7 p.m. Part II of the performance will take place on Friday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. The festivities will culminate with the Founders' Day Worship Service Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 10:15 a.m. The church is located at 4141 Old Fairburn Road in College Park, where Donald Earl Bryant, Sr., is pastor. For more information, call (404) 349-6040.

Feb. 22

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 1077 Ga. Highway 314 in Riverdale, will have its fourth annual Pinewood Derby on Feb. 22. The event will include youth and adult classes and a copy of official race rules will be provided. There will also be an "anything goes" class for youth and adults, with no rules or regulations. Racers can purchase a car for $4. For more information, call (770) 608-1750.

Knights Monumental AME Church, at 224 Red Oak Road in Stockbridge, will hold a Black History Month event Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. The scheduled guest speaker is Eldrin Bell, chairman of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners. The theme of the celebration is "Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, Changing Our Future." For more information, call (770) 490-2694.

Feb. 24

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host its "Preparing Your Hearts for Easter" class each Tuesday from Feb. 24 to April 7, 6:30-8 p.m. The cost is $12. For more information, call (770) 957-8300.

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church, 634 Main St., Forest Park, will meet Feb. 24 at 10:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall. Senior adults are welcome to join in fellowship, lunch and a program of interest to senior citizens. The program will also feature music by the Panlilio family. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

Feb. 25

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Ga. Highway 138, will host its Ash Wednesday Communion Services Feb. 25 at 12 and 7 p.m. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.

March 7

The Women of Excellence Ministry at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Stockbridge will present a theatrical performance entitled "An Enchanted Evening" on March 7, at 6 p.m., at the Shiloh Christian Education Center. Tickets are on sale for $15. For ticket information, call (770) 957-3308. The center is located at 253 Macon Street in McDonough.

March 8

Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Stockbridge will host its Annual Women's Day Celebration March 8 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Minister Joanne Nesbitt of Providence Baptist Church in College Park. For more information, call the church at (770) 957-3308.

Ongoing

St. James Preschool, 1000 Decatur Road, McDonough, is now enrolling for the 2009-2010 school year. Preschool is held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 3- and 4-year-olds, and Tuesdays and Thursdays for 2-year-olds. The school also provides a Mother's Morning Out program on Wednesday mornings for children 1 to 2 years old. For more information call (770) 898-5441 ext. 108.

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, 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.

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, announced new service times beginning Jan. 4. Auditorium services will take place at 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Chapel services will take place at 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Reflections services - prayer and communion - will take place in the chapel at 12 p.m. For more information, call (770) 914-0808 or visit www.communitybiblechurch.com.

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, Morrow, hosts the Girlfriends Leadership and Mentoring Program of Clayton County every other Tuesday, 6-8:30 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.