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Faith Notes - Sept. 25, 2009

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. Call (770) 957-8300.

Sept. 26

Timberlake Church of the Nazarene, located at 8561 Ga. Highway 85 in Riverdale, will host a Benefit Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to raise money for the church's food bank. The dinner will feature a full meal and live, religious entertainment. The cost is $25 per person. Call (770) 478-9840.

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, located at 2165 Ga. Highway 138, S.W., in Riverdale, will host its monthly Men's Group Breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Call (770) 997-7117.

Sept. 27

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, located at 147 Church St., 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. Child care is available by registration only. Call (770) 471-1573.

Sept. 27-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 more. Sept. 27 is Caribbean Night (South Campus); Sept. 28 is India Night (North Campus); Sept. 29 is Asia Night (North Campus); Sept. 30 is Spanish Night (South Campus); and Oct. 1 is Africa Night (South Campus). 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. Contact Joseph Starr at (678) 637-2731.

Oct. 1

Hampton First Baptist Church, located at 85 McDonough Street in Hampton, will host "Homemade From the Heart" on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. The event will feature displays of homemade creations by Hampton First Baptist Church ladies. Connie Yancey will be the speaker. Attendees are encouraged to bring a homemade appetizer or dessert. Call (770) 946-4804.

Oct. 3

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church will host its annual "Autumn Faire," from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 3. The fair features a Yard Sale, a "Kids' Village," and "Hamburger Heaven." Those participating include: the American Red Cross 'Bloodmobile," the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program, and the Georgia Child Identification Program (GACHIP). Taking place alongside the fair will be the church's annual "Blessing of the Animals" at 11:30 a.m. All pets, large and small, are invited to be blessed by Friar Barry Griffin. Prizes will be awarded to the cat and dog with the coldest nose. Fair proceeds will benefit the Emmaus House and Bethlehem Ministries. The church is located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow. Call (770) 961-9353.

Oct. 4

The music ministry of Peachtree Christian Church will present Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem," on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the church, located at 1580 Peachtree Street, NW, in Atlanta. All are welcome to this free concert, which will feature a full choir and a professional orchestra. Contact Rev. Jim Bell at (404) 876-5535 or visit www.peachtree.org.

Oct. 10

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, located at 1221 Morrow Road in Morrow, will host a Free Community Breakfast in the church's Parish Hall from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. The entire community is invited. Call (770) 961-9353.

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. Call (678) 422-4787.

Ongoing

The New Beginnings Praise and Worship Center Food Pantry Ministry is looking for families and singles who need help in feeding their families. Donations of perishable food items are also being accepted. Call Angelyn Rowe at (404) 405-8802.

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. 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, tuna, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, and black-eyed peas. 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. 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, holds meetings every Thursday at the Lovejoy Community Cente,r 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. 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. 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. 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 at 7 p.m. 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." 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. Call 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. Contact the church office, or Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

The Ole Country Church, located at 2649 Ga. Highway 155 North in McDonough, is starting an Awana Program on Wednesday nights, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program will run from September to May, for children ages 4 to 18. It includes games, achievements and Bible study. Call (770) 957-2818.

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.