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Outdoor festival set for Family Life Baptist Church

Saturday

Family Life Baptist Church will host an Outdoor Family Festival Saturday from 11 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Sears Outlet Store (formerly CompUSA), located at 1915 Mt. Zion Road in Morrow. The event will include live gospel music, free food from the grill, and prizes. Those with talent are encouraged to share their gift during the festival's open-mic period. For more information, call (678) 422-3227.

Morrow Presbyterian Church, located at 6171 Huie Drive in Morrow, will host its annual sale of books, DVDs, CDs, tapes and baked goods in support of the American Cancer Society. The sale will be sponsored by the church's Relay for Life team, The Cross Walkers. Donated items are being accepted at the church office until 2 p.m., today. Any questions may be directed to the church office at (770) 961-5444.

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, located at 3895 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will host a chicken stew time Saturday from 1 to 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.

Sunday

New Life Presbyterian Church, located at 6600 Old National Highway in College Park, will host a new contemporary worship service on Sunday at 11 a.m. The service, which will be preached by Minister Billy Honor, is meant to enhance the spiritual well-being of young adults. For more information, call (770) 996-7159.

Monday

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 1000 Decatur Road in McDonough, will host an interfaith concert on Monday, at 7 p.m., featuring notable Christian entertainers Matt Maher, Brenton Brown, and the Michael Gungor Band. Tickets are $10. Beginning 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.

Tuesday

Forest Park First Baptist Church's VIP Ministries will meet Tuesday, 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 St., in Forest Park. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

March 27

The ROC (Recreational Outreach Center) of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will highlight marriage, and honor Clayton County's first responders on Friday night, March 27, with a screening of the movie "Fireproof," as well as a concert by John Waller, who is featured in the film. Each first responder attending will receive a free gift, and several door prizes will also be given. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with the concert starting at 6:30 p.m. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Free child care is available with reservations for children from birth through the fifth-grade. To make reservations, call Lisa Martin at (770) 478-6710. Limited tickets are available for the suggested donation of $1. Tickets may be picked up at the ROC from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., and on Friday, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the church before, and after, morning services at St. James Place.

March 28

The Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway Suite 400, in Jonesboro, will host free HIV testing on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m. The test will utilize the OraQuick system, which requires no needles or loss of blood and gives results in 20 minutes. For more information, call (678) 422-4787. The Community Impact Center will also host a Nutrition Makeover Workshop March 28, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. The seminar will include information on positive nutrition, the benefits of drinking water, and eating tips for diabetics. For more information, call (678) 422-4787.

Jazzy J's, a Christian alternative to nighttime entertainment, at 465 Upper Riverdale Road, Suite 5, in Riverdale, will host "The Fellowship" on Saturday, March 28, from 7 p.m., to midnight, with music from disc jockey Sterling Anthony. Donations are welcome. Call Jazzy J's at (678) 961-8102 to reserve a seat.

April 4

All college-bound high school students, and recent college graduates, are invited to attend the Friendship Community Church College Fair on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m. The fair is an opportunity for students to meet with college and technical school representatives from across the country to discuss course offerings, admission requirements, financial aid, and college life. Recent college graduates can explore graduate school opportunities. The church is located at 4141 Old Fairburn Road in College Park. For more information, contact the church office at (404) 349-6040.

April 5, 9, 10

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Ga. Highway 138 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 Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday Communion Services will take place on April 9, with worship and communion at 12 p.m., 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 crucifixion of Christ. For more information, call (770) 997-7117.

Ongoing

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 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 information, call (770) 957-8300.

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, announced new service times beginning Jan. 4. Auditorium services will take place at 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Chapel services will take place at 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. Reflections services - prayer and communion - will take place in the chapel at noon. 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 in 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 Boulevard, 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.