Faith Notes - Sept. 4, 2009

Sept. 4

The Ole Country Church, located at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North in McDonough, will host a concert on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m., featuring, "Young Harmony." All are welcome to attend. For more details, call (770) 957-2818.

Sept. 6

Greater Faith Family Ministries, located at 7340 Old National Highway in Riverdale, will host the Clayton County Black Ministers Fellowship Ecumenical Service on Sept. 6, starting at 4 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.

Sept. 9

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host Senior Bible Study on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

Sept. 11

The Garrison Chaplain's Office of the U.S. Army 3rd Medical Command, and Operation Worship, are presenting a free concert by Bethany Dillon as part of the Patriot Day Remembrance and Celebration. The concert will take place Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m., at Building 900 at Fort Gillem in Forest Park. Prior to the concert, there will be an interfaith service at 10:30 a.m. The concert and the service are free to all military service members, Department of Defense personnel and families. For more details, call (404) 469-4008.

Sept. 11-12

Hampton First Baptist Church, located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton, will host it's "Twice is Nice" kids consignment sale on Friday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m., to 12 p.m. The proceeds of the sale will benefit the Awana Kid's Club. For information about being a volunteer or a consignor, call (770) 946-4804.

Sept. 12

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church will host a Free Community Breakfast in the Parish Hall from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12. The entire community is invited. Special guests will include Clayton State University faculty, staff and retirees, as well as the Clayton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). St. Augustine's is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. For more details, call (770) 961-9353.

Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Suite 400, in Jonesboro, will host a "Get Checking" workshop on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. The workshop will show people how to start a bank account and manage their finances. Pre-registration is required. For more details, call (678) 422-4787.

Sept. 13

Forest Park First Baptist Church, located at 634 Main Street in Forest Park, is sponsoring an Awana Carnival on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., for children in the third- to-sixth grades. For more details, call (404) 366-1168.

Sept. 14

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a Grief Share workshop on Monday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., for those suffering with loss. There is a fee for the workbook. To sign up, call (770) 957-8300.

Sept. 17

Bible Study Fellowship, an interdenominational Bible study, will begin on Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m., at Woolsey Baptist Church, located at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville. The study group is for women only. For more details, call (770 ) 487-6790.

Sept. 18-20

Inman United Methodist Church will be among several sponsors of the 13th Annual Inman Farm Heritage Days, taking place Sept. 18-20, from 9 a.m., until dark at Minter's Farm, located at 283 Hills Bridge Road in Fayetteville. Inman Farm Heritage Days is an annual antique-tractor and farm-machinery show which will feature arts and crafts, music, food, and children's activities. The Rev. Don Harp will preach at the old church on Minter's Farm on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. For more details, call the church at (770) 461-2123, or visit www.inmanfarm.com.

Sept. 19

The Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, Suite 400, will host the "Back to Eden" Alternative Healthcare Seminar on Sept. 29, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. Learn the benefits of health and healing through acupuncture, Tai Chi, colon cleansing and aromatherapy. For more details, call (678) 422-4787.

Sept. 25

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host a movie night on Sept. 25. Concessions will be offered at 5 p.m., and the movie will start at 5:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is one non-perishable food item per person. The food goes to the church's outreach for the homeless. For more details, call (770) 957-8300.

Sept. 27

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, located at 147 Church Street, will host the "Charting the Course" parent seminar with Christian author and speaker, Benny Proffitt, on Sept. 27, from 12:15 to 3:30 p.m. The seminar will focus on how to raise productive citizens of high moral and ethical character, despite the distractions and pressures of society. The cost of the seminar is $10 per person, $15 per couple and $20 per family. The registration includes a boxed lunch containing a ham or turkey sandwich. Child care is available by registration only. For more details, call (770) 471-1573, or visit www.360studentsministries.com to register online. The deadline to register is Sept. 20.

Sept. 27 to Oct. 31

Divine Faith Ministries International and pastors Donald and Gwen Battle will host the second annual International Week 2009, starting Sunday, Sept. 27 at both the South Campus, located at 9800 Tara Blvd., in Jonesboro, and the North Campus, located at 4725 River Green Parkway, in Duluth. Each night at 7 p.m., the church will focus on diversity in Caribbean, Indian, African, Asian and Hispanic cultures. The events will feature various speakers, music and dance performances, food, costumes, exhibits, and much more. Sunday, Sept. 27 is Caribbean Night (South Campus), Monday, Sept. 28 is India Night (North Campus), Tuesday, Sept. 29 is Asia Night (North Campus), Wednesday, Sept. 30 is Spanish Night (South Campus), and Thursday, Oct. 1 is Africa Night (South Campus). For more details, call (770) 814-9992 or (770) 603-0025.

Sept. 30

Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville will host the second annual Lynn Wheeler Benefit Golf Tournament at Durham Lakes Golf and Country Club in Fairburn on Sept. 30. This year's fund-raiser will tee off at 1 p.m. The cost for single players is $85 and $340 for four-member teams. Donations are also accepted. For more details, contact Joseph Starr at (678) 637-2731.

Oct. 29-31

Higher Living Community Impact Center, located at 2450 Mount Zion Parkway, Suite 400 in Jonesboro, will host a Paracletos Counseling training conference on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., and on Oct. 31, from 8 a.m., to 2 p.m. Paracletos Counseling holistically treats the whole man, combining Biblical principles with therapeutic interventions for recovery and deliverance. The cost of becoming a certified Paracletos Counselor is $150. For more details, call (678) 422-4787.


Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, hosts the "Young at Heart Luncheon" on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share. For more details about monthly events, call (770) 957-8300.

First Baptist Church of Riverdale, located at 6805 Church St., in Riverdale, is seeking donations for its food pantry. The pantry is in need of peanut butter, jelly, fruit, corn meal, flour, sugar, canned tomatoes, canned potatoes, beans, corn, ramen noodles, pinto beans, tuna, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, and black-eyed peas. For more details, call (770) 997-6161.

Riverdale Presbyterian Church is celebrating the arrival of its new pastor, the Rev. Yolanda E. Thompson. The public is invited to join the church for its Sunday church school at 9:30 a.m., its Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m., and its Tuesday fellowship and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6611 Church St., in Riverdale. For more details, call (770) 997-5909, or e-mail rivpres@bellsouth.net.

The DivorceCare group at Community Bible Church meets on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. Contact Jenny Harwood at (770) 914-0808, ext. 222. The church is located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge.

Redeemed Biker Church, at 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, Hampton, holds meetings every Thursday at the Lovejoy Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The ministry is geared toward motorcycle riders in a family atmosphere. Each event includes a cookout and Bible study. For more details, call (770) 595-7237, or e-mail Info@RedeemedBikerChurch.com.

New Beginnings Praise and Worship Center, located at 1091 South Jeff Davis Road in Fayetteville, holds its worship services on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Corporate prayer is held the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. The church includes a nursery, ministries for children, teens, singles, women, and men, a drama ministry, a food pantry, financial counseling, a praise team and a choir. For more details, call (770) 460-9041.

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, 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.

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. Contact Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Center of Hope Church has moved from Headland Drive in East Point to 3460 Noah's Ark Road in Jonesboro. 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. 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. 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.