Faith Notes - July 31, 2009


McDonough Church of Christ will distribute school supplies to children in the community during its Fun Day on Saturday from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m. Each pack will include a variety of school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be present to receive supplies and are limited to one bag per child. The supplies are for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. Fun Day will feature food, games and puppet shows. Admission is free. For more details, call (770) 957-8611. The church is located at 400 Lake Dow Road in McDonough.

First Baptist Church, located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road in Morrow, will host its seventh annual Tomato-Sandwich Party on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The party is an annual fund-raiser for The Good Shepherd Clinic, which offers free primary medical care to Clayton County residents who are not covered by a health insurance program. The party will take place in the church's Fellowship Hall. For more details, or to become a sponsor, call (770) 968-1310.

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, located at 142 South Main Street in Jonesboro, will host "Movie on the Corner" Saturday, on the corner of South Main and College streets. The feature presentation will be "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian." Admission is free and complimentary drinks and popcorn will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair, and insect repellent, and to register for the gift drawing at the end of movie. For more details, call (770) 478-6444.


Forest Park Church of Christ, located at 5238 Phillips Drive in Lake City, will host its 50th homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 2 starting at 9 a.m. Malcolm Hill, the first full-time preacher of the congregation, will preach during the service. For more details, contact Susan Skelton at (404) 366-3820, or visit www.fpcc.org.


The Women's Missionary Union of First Baptist Church of Riverdale will host a prayer walk on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Riverdale Elementary School, starting at 10 a.m. Participants will meet in the school parking lot to pray for students, faculty, and school workers to have a successful school year. For more details, call (770) 997-6161.

Aug. 8

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church will host a free community breakfast in its Parish Hall on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. The public is invited. Special guests will include members of the Clayton County school board, as well as administrative staff. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more details, call (770) 961-9353.

"I Pray for Riverdale!" will host a prayer caravan on Saturday, Aug. 8 starting at 10 a.m., in Riverdale. Prayer teams will travel to all the schools in Riverdale and spend time in prayer for teachers, children and school workers. For more details, contact First Baptist Church of Riverdale at (770) 997-6161.

Aug. 10

The Tobacco Free Coalition and the Clayton County Health Department will host a pastor's prayer breakfast on Monday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m., to 12 p.m., at the Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400 in Jonesboro. RSVP to cic@higherliving.org or whill@higherliving.org by Aug. 6. For more details, call (678) 422-4787.

Aug. 14-16

Lion of Judah Family Worship Center, located at 6030 Ga. Highway 85 Suite 202 in Riverdale, will host its 2009 conference, "Perfecting a Generation 2 Finish Strong - Governing by Stature, Not Status," Aug. 14-16. A "Prophetic Breakthrough Service" will start at 7:30 p.m., on Aug. 14. Hourly sessions will take place from 9:30 a.m., to 3 p.m., on Aug. 15. The Saturday evening service will take place at 5:30 p.m., and the Sunday service will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor Brad McClary from Summerville, S.C., will be a featured guest. For more details, call (678) 833-9172 or visit www.lojfwc.org.

Aug. 15

The men of Jodeco Road United Methodist Church are sponsoring a low-country boil on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. The proceeds will help send some church members to the men's retreat at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. The cost is $10 per person. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

Aug. 16

The Ole Country Church, located at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North in McDonough, will host a concert on Sunday, Aug. 16 featuring The Hayes Family. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. All are welcomed to attend. A nursery will be provided for children ages 4 and under. For more details, call (770) 957-2818.

Aug. 16, 18

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will take place at Community Bible Church on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. This biblically-based, video-driven, small group study teaches families to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. Registration is $100 between July 27 and Aug. 2. For more details, contact Jenny Harwood at (770) 914-0808, ext. 222. The church is located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge.

Aug. 23

The New Beginnings Young Adult Choir of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will host a free Gospel concert on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., at the Henry County Performing Arts Center, located at 37 Lemon Street in McDonough. Special guests include soloists and musicians. For more details, call (770) 957-4728.


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 Street 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. For more details, 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. For more details, call (770) 478-0178.

LAP'S (Love for All People), a Jonesboro-based nonprofit, is seeking gospel artists and artists with a positive message to participate in a DVD project. The organization is conducting auditions for: lead female vocalists, male and female praise dancers, a male or female trio, male or female spoken-word poets, rappers, and male actors. Proceeds from DVD sales will fund performing arts scholarships for talented, underprivileged youths. Auditions are two minutes. Dancers must call (877) 288-9979, ext. 1940, to set up a time, or send a video to spiritj_2000@yahoo.com. All other auditions must be left on LAP'S talent line by calling (770) 210-9105. For more details, visit www.webtalentusa.com.

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. For more details, 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. For more details, 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. For more details, 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. For more details, 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.