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Churches plan Father's Day services

Saturday

Lovejoy Family Church, located at 1683 McDonough Road in Hampton, will host a Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday from 8 a.m., to 3 p.m., in the church. For more details, call (770) 478-5969.

Greater Works Baptist Church will honor all fathers with a cookout on Saturday, from 12 to 4 p.m., and with a Father's Day Worship Service on Sunday, June 21 at 11 a.m. The church is located at 3296 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro. All are welcomed. For more details, call (678) 923-9633.

New Beginnings Praise and Worship Center, located at 1091 South Jeff Davis Road in Fayetteville, will host its Community, Family and Friends Day Celebration on Saturday from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. The event will include free food, fun and games, a health fair, and ministry booths featuring financial information, children's ministries, singles' ministries, and more. For more details, call (404) 405-8802.

Sunday

Lovejoy Family Church, located at 1683 McDonough Road in Hampton, will host a Father's Day Picnic on Sunday at 5 p.m. There will be free food and games. For more details, call (770) 478-5969.

Noah's Ark Holiness Church, formerly located at 3460 Noah's Ark Road in Jonesboro, is inviting the public to its Revival Services, starting June 21 at the new church, located at 1404 Barnesville Road in Griffin. A singing will take place at 10 a.m., with a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Services will continue for the rest of the week at 11 a.m., and 7 p.m., daily. The visiting minister will be the Rev. Barry Pritchett, pastor of Mt. Pisgah Holiness Church in Pisgah, Ala. All are welcome. For more details and directions to the new church building, call (770) 467-8638 or (770) 227-6644.

June 22-26

Red Oak United Methodist Church, located at 3894 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge, will hold its vacation Bible school June 22-26, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Children and adults are invited. Call (770) 474-8863, for more details.

June 23

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church will meet Tuesday, June 23 at 10:45 a.m., in the church Fellowship Hall for a special program of interest to senior citizens. This month's program will feature Tim Sexton, who will speak on the subject, "Loving Life and Medicare Hospice." The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park. For more details, call (404) 366-6333.

June 26

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a Free Family Movie Night on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for a small charge. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

June 26-28

First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro will be hosting children from Virginia Cottage at the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, S.C., from June 26 to 28. The children will join in Sunday worship with a luncheon following the service on June 28. For more information about joining the luncheon, call (770) 478-8118.

June 27

Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway in Jonesboro, will host "Breaking Free! 2009: Overcoming Pornography and Sexual Addiction," on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. The free seminar is for men only. The four-hour workshop will address sexual addiction, and include discussion on what pornography is, and two major steps to breaking free. For more details, visit www.therealissuesoflife.org or call (770) 613-1920.

Greater Faith Family Ministries will host a Church Yard Sale on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. Old-fashioned southern barbecue will be available. The church is located at 7340 Old National Highway in Riverdale, where the Rev. Joe Lee Crawford, Sr., is pastor.

The Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, will provide free, rapid HIV testing on Saturday, June 27 from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be provided by AID Atlanta, Inc., with no blood, needles, or pain required. Results will be available in 20 minutes. For more details, call (678) 422-4787.

June 28

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host its annual God and County Program on Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m., in the church's Worship Center. This year's theme will be "Knowing the Truth ... Trusting His Grace." The event will be a celebration of America, with music, drama, and plenty of flag waving. All are welcome. The church is located at 147 Church Street in Jonesboro. For more information, visit www.fbcjonesboro.com.

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will celebrate its 111th Homecoming on June 28 at 11 a.m. Former church pastor, the Rev. Bill Lloyd, will deliver the sermon. A covered-dish lunch will be provided after the service. All are invited. For more details, call (770) 474-1173.

July 2

The Air National Guard Band of the South Concert Band will play a concert at the west wing of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Recreational Outreach Center (ROC) on Thursday, July 2 at 11 a.m. The concert is free and open to the public. At 1:45 p.m., Sound Barrier, a pop/rock ensemble, will present a concert for middle and high school students. The concert is also free. The ROC is located on Church Street in Jonesboro, across the street from First Baptist Church of Jonesboro.

July 4

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual Independence Day celebration will feature concert performances, prize giveaways, contests, food from local restaurants (including funnel cakes), and events for children. The evening will culminate in a 20-minute fireworks show. The celebration is free of charge, minus the cost of food and drink from local vendors. For more details on Freedom Fest, call (770) 914-0808 or visit www.communitybiblechurch.com.

July 6-8

The First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Cheer Camp will be held July 6-8, for children ages 5 to 12. The cost of the camp is $60. Registration ends June 30. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church Street, in Jonesboro.

July 6-10

Charity Baptist Fellowship, located at 9181 Floyd Road in Jonesboro, will host its vacation Bible school July 6-10, from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., for children ages 2 to 17. This year's theme will be "The Godfollower." There will be lessons, crafts, games, snacks, skits, prizes, and a penny march every day for the school. To register, or for more details, visit www.charitybaptistfellowship.com or call (770) 210-9684.

July 13-16

The First Baptist Church of Jonesboro's Basketball Camp will be held July 13-16, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., for children ages 8 to 12. The cost is $75 per child, and includes a lunch. Registration ends July 10. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church St., in Jonesboro.

July 16-18

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro's Summer Camp will take place July 16-18, at Camp Fortson in Hampton. The camp is for students enrolled in first- through fifth-grades, and will include Bible studies, swimming, wall climbing, and other activities. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church St., in Jonesboro.

Ongoing

Red Oak United Methodist Church's Summer Ministry is now in progress. This is a free program open to children ages 11 to 17, and includes enrichment classes, games, basketball, volleyball, and other planned activities. The church is located at 3894 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge. For more details, call (770) 474-8863.

Seed Planters' Community Church, located at 262 Johnson Road in Forest Park, is registering children for its Summer Day Camp. Registration is $25 with a weekly fee of $65 per week. This fee includes skating, swimming, bowling and a weekly field trip. For more details, contact Jennifer Hudson at (678) 662-4997, or call Seed Planters' Community Church at (404) 462-2389

Seed Planters' Community Church, located at 262 Johnson Road in Forest Park, will host its Summer Food Program Monday through Friday. The church will serve two free snacks and a free lunch to any child 18 years of age, and under. Lunch will be served from 12 to 1 p.m. Snacks will be served from 8 to 9 a.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details, contact Jennifer Hudson at (678) 662-4997, or call Seed Planters' Community Church at (404) 462-2389.

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 the 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.

New Beginnings Christian Ministries Church, at 3078 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge, holds morning worship service every Sunday at 8:45 a.m., and weekly Bible study every Thursday night, at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call (770) 474-8649.

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.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road in 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 details, call (770) 957-8300.

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.