I Pray for Riverdale! Prayer Walk Saturday

March 7

On March 7 at 10 a.m., I Pray for Riverdale! will host its first Prayer Walk of 2009. Participants 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 $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

Tara Baptist Church, located at 10461 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro, will host a traditional Jewish Passover Seder on Sunday, March 15 at 6 p.m. For more information, call (770) 473-0874, or visit www.tarabaptist.com.

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.

March 21

Morrow Presbyterian Church, located at 6171 Huie Drive in Morrow, will host its annual sale of books, DVDs, CDs, tapes and baked goods to support the American Cancer Society. For years, the sale has provided patrons a way to donate books, DVDs, CDs and tapes they no longer want, and buy items they want at low prices. The sale will be sponsored by the church's Relay for Life team, "The Cross Walkers." Donated items are being accepted until March 20 at the church office, weekdays from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. Any questions may be directed to the church office at (770) 961-5444.

It's chicken stew time again at Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood. The church will host its annual Chicken Stew on Saturday, March 21 from 1-4 p.m. Dine-in and take-out orders are welcome. The price of take-out stew is $20 for a gallon and $5 for a quart. Dine-in prices are $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years of age. For advance orders, call Hoyt Chamlee at (770) 506-7344.

March 23

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 1000 Decatur Road in McDonough, will host an interfaith concert on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m., featuring notable Christian entertainers Matt Maher, Brenton Brown, and the Michael Gungor Band. Tickets are $10. Begining at 1 p.m., the same day, the entertainers will host a one-day Worship Training Seminar dealing with composing, rehearsing a worship band and building a worship team. Registration for the session will begin at 12 p.m., at a cost of $55. For more information, call Diane Scarbrough at (770) 957-5441, ext. 104, or visit www.stjamesmcdonough.com. Tickets can be purchased at www.itickets.com.

March 24

Forest Park First Baptist Church's VIP Ministries will meet Tuesday, March 24 at 10:45 a.m., in the church's fellowship hall for a special lunch program of interest to senior citizens. The guest speaker will be Michael Jenkins, a former bounty hunter and an ordained minister, who assists in activities at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Hampton. The church is located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

April 5, 9, 10

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Highway 138, SW in Riverdale, will host several events in preparation for Easter. The Palm Sunday Procession of the Palms will take place on April 5 at 8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., celebrating Jesus' entry into Jersusalem. Maundy Thursday Communion Services will take place on April 9, with worship and communion at noon and a simple meal and communion at 7 p.m. The Good Friday Service of Tennebrae will take place on April 10 at 7:30 p.m., remembering the crucification of Christ. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.


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.