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Greater Works to host anniversary celebration

Sunday

Greater Works Baptist Church is celebrating its second anniversary on Sunday, at 11 a.m. The guest preacher is Minister Linda Watkins, associate minister of Amazing Grace Outreach Church in Forest Park. Dinner will be served between 1:15 and 2:45 p.m. The Rev. Gerod Duff, pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church of Griffin, will speak at 3 p.m. The church is located at 3296 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro. For more information, call (678) 923-9633.

Friendship Community Church of College Park will celebrate its 114th Founders' Day with its Founders' Day Worship Service Celebration on Sunday 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.

Liberty Baptist Church, located at 1077 Ga. Highway 314 in Riverdale, will have its fourth annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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.

Next Week

Greater St. Peter Christian Academy will host an open house Feb. 22 through Feb. 28, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., daily. Children between the ages of six weeks and 5 years of age will be accepted. The curriculum used for the academy is the Bible-based "A Beka." The academy is located at 9540 Fayetteville Road in Jonesboro, on the campus of Greater St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church, where the Rev. Isaiah J. Waddy is pastor. For more information, contact Fredia Booker at (770) 210-4100.

Wednesday

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

Feb. 27-28

Henry Blackaby and Anne Graham Lotz will host the "Fresh Encounter Conference" at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro on Feb. 27 and 28. To register, go to www.blackaby.org/freshencounter or call (770) 471-2332.

March 1

The women of First Baptist Church of Riverdale are raising money to buy goats for children in the Rick's Institute in Liberia. Donations may be made in cash or by check marked "Goat" by March 1. The church is located at 6805 Church St., in Riverdale. For more information, call (770) 997-6161.

March 7

On March 7 at 10 a.m., "I Pray for Riverdale!" will host its first Prayer Walk of 2009. Participants in the walk will travel door-to-door in the neighborhoods surrounding Riverdale High School, offering prayer to residents. For more information, call First Baptist Church of Riverdale at (770) 997-6161.

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 St., McDonough.

March 14

The ROC at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host "Family Fuel" on Saturday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m., to 3:30 p.m. The conference will teach parents how to be the primary influence in their child's life. The conference is for students grades five through 12, parents of students grades five through 12, and expectant parents. The cost is $20 per person or $50 maximum per family and includes materials and lunch. Register at www.360studentministries.com or call (770) 478-6710.

Ongoing

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

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 and 11 a.m. Chapel services will take place at 9 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 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.