Greater St. Peter to host open house

Friday, Saturday

Greater St. Peter Christian Academy is hosting an open house today and Saturday, from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. Children between the ages of 6 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.

Henry Blackaby and Anne Graham Lotz will host the "Fresh Encounter Conference" at First Baptist Chu6rch of Jonesboro today and Saturday. To register, go to www.blackaby.org/freshencounter or call (770) 471-2332.


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 checks 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., in 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 8

Ash Street Baptist Church, located at 5370 Ash St., in Forest Park, will host a Daybreak Quartet concert during its worship service March 8 at 11 a.m. For directions or information, contact the church office at (404) 366-5505.

March 14

The ROC at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host "Family Fuel" on 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.

March 14-15

Flowing River Fellowship, located at 3706 Jodeco Road in McDonough, will present "Dinner at the River" on March 14 at 7 p.m., featuring Mike Warnke as the guest speaker. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased no later than Sunday, March 8. Proceeds will go toward the church's youth mission trip this summer. Warnke will also preach at the church's morning worship service on March 15. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. For tickets and more information about "Dinner at the River," call (678) 432-1688.

March 15

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, located at 7690 Fielder Road in Jonesboro, will observe its 53rd anniversary on March 15. The Rev. Michael T. Walker of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Atlanta will preach at the service at 8 a.m. Pastor James E. Harris will give the sermon, at 11 a.m., and the Rev. Wimbley Hale of Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church in Jonesboro will preach at 3 p.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call (770) 471-1021 or (770) 378-0182.


Noah's Ark Holiness Church, formerly located at 3460 Noah's Ark Road in Jonesboro, has moved. The new location is 1404 Barnesville Road in Griffin. For more information about service times and for directions to the new church building, call (770) 467-8638 or (770) 227-6644.

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.