Family Life Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow, will host Happy Hour Live on Friday, March 27, from 9 p.m., to 1 a.m. Happy Hour Live is a new social alternative for Christians 18 years and up. Guests will be able to enjoy live music, intimate dining, and a full bar serving virgin drinks. Musicians performing on Friday will include the contemporary gospel band God's Gurls & Darien Brooks; gospel and smooth jazz saxophonist Antonio Allen, and gospel and neo-soul artist Chantae Chan. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Meals and drinks are not included in the price of the ticket. Child care will be provided for an additional charge of $3. For more information, call (678) 422-3227.
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 on Friday, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m.
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.
Dixon Grove Baptist Church, located at 7690 Fielder Road in Jonesboro, will observe Youth Day on Sunday, March 29. The 8 a.m., speaker will be Tyhesha Alexander, a senior at Clark Atlanta University who will graduate with honors in the spring. The 11 a.m., speaker will be Jamal Harris, a graduate of Fort Valley State University, and a teacher at Peach County High School in Fort Valley, Ga. For more information, call (770) 471-1021.
The Clayton County Coalition of Clergy will hold a joint session on Monday, March 30, at 8 a.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Professional Learning Center, located at 1087 Battlecreek Road, in Jonesboro. This is an opportunity for clergy to receive a first-hand briefing on the school system's progress toward regaining accreditation from interim superintendent, Dr. Vayla Lee. Clayton County pastors, ministers, and clergy members are invited to attend. A light breakfast will be provided by Clayton County Public Schools, and a question-and-answer segment will take place after Dr. Lee's comments. For more information, call (770) 473-2795.
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.
Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will offer a weekend full of opportunities for people of all ages and stages to hear the life-changing message of the Easter story. On April 10, at 7 p.m., the Good Friday service will be led by Rabbi Robert Solomon in the auditorium. On Saturday, April 11, the church will host an Eggstravaganza, an awesome Easter egg hunt with 40,000 eggs, followed by the arrival of the Easter Bunny via helicopter. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Easter Sunday services will take place at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m., in the chapel and at 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., in the auditorium. For more information, call (770) 914-0808, or visit www.communitybiblechurch.com.
The Community Impact Center, Inc., located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, will host its annual Community Outreach Day, on April 11, from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. The event will provide free HIV testing, diabetes testing, nutrition counseling and mental health assessments. There will be a blood drive, free food and clothing for those in need, as well as barbers and beauticians on site to style hair. Volunteers, non-perishable food, and lightly used clothing are needed. For information about the event or how to help, contact (678) 422-4787.
New Beginnings Christian Ministries Church, located at 3078 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge, invites the community to its morning worship, every Sunday at 8:45 a.m., as well as its weekly Bible study every Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the church at (770) 474-8649.
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 p.m., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 6-8:30 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 email@example.com, or fax to (770) 472-2060, attention: Faith Notes.