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First Baptist of Riverdale hosts golf tournament

May 16

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, located at 7690 Fielder Road in Jonesboro, will host a Senior Breakfast, followed by a seminar on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m., to 12 p.m. Topics to be discussed include: Living wills, living trusts, insurance (whole/term life), pre-arranged funeral plans, Social Security, and much more. For details, call Cozella Hill, church secretary, at (770) 471-1021.

The First Baptist Church of Riverdale will host its annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at the Fayetteville Golf Course at Rivers Edge. A shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. The cost per person is $60, which includes snacks, drinks, two meals, greens fees, cart, gifts, and prizes. For more details, call Jimmy Lay at (678) 428-9012.

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 245 Fairview Road in Stockbridge, will host a Fish Fry/Yard Sale/Car Wash on May 16, beginning at 11 a.m., to raise money for its mission trip to Honduras. The church is accepting prayers, donations of Vacation Bible School materials, and money to provide the spiritual strength and the assistance to make the trip. Companies or organizations interested in sponsoring one person, or a portion of the expenses, can contact the church at (770) 474-2570.

The ninth annual 5K Unity Run/Walk, sponsored by the Young Adults Ministry of Christians for Change Baptist Church, will take place May 16 at 8 a.m. The Run/Walk will begin at Church Park, at 6805 Church Street in Riverdale. Participants are asked to bring school supplies, which will be donated to local schools this fall. The church is encouraging clubs, fraternities, sororities, marching groups, and neighborhood groups to come out in numbers. The $10 registration fee includes a T-shirt. For a T-shirt, participants must pre-register. Registration without a T-shirt costs $2. For more details, call (770) 991-7080.

May 16-17

The Women's Ministry of Greater Faith Family Ministries is inviting the public to its Women's Ministry Weekend, May 16 and 17. The theme is "Prayer, Faith and Vision ... a Triple Threat to the Enemy." A prayer breakfast will take place May 16 at 9 a.m., featuring guest speakers Debbie Young of Joshua Generation International Prophetic Ministries, Sonya Primus of Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ, and Peggy Hale of Greater Faith Family Ministries. On May 17, at 10 a.m., Lady Marilyn Markham of Greater St. James COGIC (Chicago, Ill.) will minister. Greater Faith Family Ministries is located at 7340 Old National Highway in Riverdale.

May 17

Community Bible Church in Stockbridge has challenged its congregation to stay home from church on May 17. The church wants to reach out to those who may not be interested in coming to a church service by hosting gatherings in homes, subdivision club houses, and other venues. Friends, co-workers and neighbors will be invited to these gatherings to get to know each other, enjoy a cookout and watch the church's message via the Community Internet Campus. The church expects approximately 200 gatherings to take place around Henry, Clayton and Rockdale counties. For more details, call (770) 914-0808.

May 22

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a free Family Movie Night on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

May 24

Friendship Community Church, located at 4141 Old Fairburn Road in College Park, will celebrate its annual Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m. The concert will be an evening of spirit-filled praise and worship with Luther Barnes, "American Idol" finalist George Huff, Lucinda Moore, and Darrel Petties. Admission is free. For more details, call (404) 349-6040.

May 26

VIP Ministries of Forest Park First Baptist Church, located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park, will meet Tuesday, May 26 at 10:45 a.m., in the church's Fellowship Hall for a special program of interest to senior citizens. The program will feature Mark Gargano of Senior Seminars, who will speak on the subject, "Financial Registered Investment Wealth." For more details, call (404) 366-6333.

May 28-30

The Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Suite 400, in Jonesboro, is sponsoring a Paracletos Counseling Certification Training Conference from May 28 to May 30. Counselors, pastors, elders, ministers, deacons, Bible school teachers, youth leaders, parents, students, lay counselors, teachers, home school parents, doctors, nurses, social workers and others are encouraged to attend the workshop. An information session will take place on May 8, at 11 a.m. For more details, call (678) 833-2354 or e-mail lbliss@higherliving.org.

May 29

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host, "Jodeco Java Jam," on Friday, May 29 at 7 p.m. Come with your music in hand to jam with other musicians, relax, and fellowship. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

May 31

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Ga. Highway 138, in Riverdale, will host its Annual Congregation Meeting on May 31, following the 11 a.m., worship service. During the meeting, the church will review 2008, hear reports, and elect church council members. A light lunch will take place prior to the congregational meeting. For more details, call (770) 997-3312.

June 2-4

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 1500 Norman Drive in College Park, will hold its Vacation Bible School June 2-4. VBS will be a three-day event, which serves to: Facilitate evangelistic opportunities in Christian Fellowship Baptist Church and the surrounding community; enhance the church's Sunday school and church growth; support the home in Christian training; facilitate the recruitment of church leaders; and to provide balanced, educational ministry. For more details, call (770) 997-4087.

June 6

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will host its Princess Tea Party for girls ages 3 and up on June 6, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m. The cost is $5 and the deadline for registration is June 1. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church Street, in Jonesboro.

June 8-July 31

Family Life Missionary Baptist Church, at 1115 Morrow Road in Morrow, will host the W.O.W. (Warrior of the Word) Summer Camp this summer from June 8 to July 31, from 6:30 a.m., to 6:30 p.m. The camp is a Bible-based summer camp, where kids can be free from bullying, teasing, fighting, cursing, and stealing. Camp fees include breakfast, lunch, and a snack. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13. For more details, call (678) 422-3227.

June 15-19

Vacation Bible School (VBS) for First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will be held June 15-19, from 9 a.m., to 12 p.m. The VBS is free, and is for children ages 4 through fifth-grade. A Sports Camp will be held from 12 to 5 p.m., for VBS attendees enrolled in the first- through fifth-grades. The Sports Camp costs $35, and includes a lunch for the attendee. Registration is June 1-14. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church Street, in Jonesboro.

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 is from June 1 to 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 13-16

The First Baptist Church of Jonesboro 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 will take place from June 1 to July 10. For more details, call (770) 478-6710 or visit www.fbcjonesboro.com. The church is located at 147 Church Street, in Jonesboro.

July 16-18

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Summer Camp will take place July 16-18 at Camp Fortson in Hampton. The camp is for students enrolled in grades first through fifth, 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 Street, in Jonesboro.

Ongoing

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 meets every third Friday beginning at 7 p.m. The club plays three progressions, six hands each. For more details, 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 Blvd., 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 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.