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FAITH NOTES 12-24-10

Dec. 24

Community Bible Church will host candlelight Christmas Eve services with communion, on Friday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. The church is located at 2001 Jodeco Road, in Stockbridge. Call (770) 914-0808.

First Baptist Church of Morrow is hosting special Christmas Eve services Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road, in Morrow. For more information, visit fbcmorrow.org, or call (770) 961-9270.

Dec. 31

Watch Night Services will be held at the Dixon Grove Baptist Church, on Friday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m., until Saturday, at 12 a.m. The church is located at 7960 Fielder Road, in Jonesboro. Call (770) 471-1021, or (770) 378-0182.

Greater Faith Family Ministries invites all music artists, or groups, to participate in the Gospel Music Explosion on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m. The program is located at 7340 Old National Highway, in Riverdale. If interested, call (404) 587-5017.

The Greater Works Baptist Church will hold "Watch Night Services," on Friday, Dec. 31, from 11 p.m., until 12 a.m., with the entrance of the New Year. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Everyone is invited to bring in 2011 with Pastor Burton. The Greater Works Baptist Church is located at 3296 Walt Stephens Road, just before reaching the Henry County line.

Jan.6

The Clayton County Ministers Conference, and ministers' groups throughout Clayton County, will participate in the annual Ministers' Breakfast Fellowship, on Thursday, Jan. 6. The event will be held at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, at 9151 Tara Boulevard, in Jonesboro, and will be co-hosted by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office, and the Ministers' Conference. The breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m., in the cafeteria adjacent to Sheriff Kem Kimbrough's office. For more information, contact Rev. Mike Glanton at (678) 479-7730, or Capt. Deeann Cash at (678) 618-0689, or e-mail Glanton at glantonm@bellsouth.net. The breakfast is free and open to all ministers.

Ongoing

Wesley Way United Methodist Church serves as the host for Upward Soccer. Upward Soccer is now registering for Pre-K 4-through-7th grades. Final deadline for registration is Feb. 5, between 9 a.m., and 1 p.m. Register online at www.wesleyway.org, or at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough. Each player will have to participate in the skills assessment on Feb. 5. Questions can be directed to upward@wesleyway.org, or by contacting the office at (770) 898-3023.

Liberty Baptist Church, in Riverdale, is seeking 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 Laymen Ministry of Christians for Change Baptist Church, located at 2110 Bethsaida Road in Riverdale, is pleased to announce the arrival of The Cub and Boy Scouts at CFC. The Cub Scout program is for boys in first-grade, through fifth-grades, and the Boy Scout program is for boys between 11 and 17. The Cub Scouts meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m., in the Family Life Center, and the Boy Scouts meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the same location. Call (770) 991-7080.

Community Bible Church, at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, offers Celebrate Recovery every Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. The support group provides a place where people can work toward conquering anxiety, depression, anger, food addiction, chemical dependency, co-dependency, drug addiction, and heartache. A dinner begins at 6 p.m., with worship taking place at 7 p.m. Call Linda Smith or Jack Bartlett at (770) 914-0808.

Destiny International Foursquare Church, located at 737 Veterans Parkway, Suite 600, in Jonesboro, invites the community to the following weekly services: Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m., Tuesday Boy Scout Night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 6:30 p.m., and Friday Family Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Willie M. Simpson is senior pastor, and Rev. James K. Boxdale serves as outreach pastor. Call (770) 756-9100.

Faith Open Door Community Center, at 217 Arrowhead Blvd., A-2, Suite 13, in Jonesboro, is looking for volunteers to tutor children in math and reading at all grade levels. Tutoring will take place from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (678) 372-4713.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, regularly hosts support groups and classes on Bible study, grief recovery, discipleship, dealing with mental illness, weight loss, and knitting. Call (770) 957-8300.

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, at 147 Church St., Jonesboro, hosts a cancer support group on the first Saturday of each month, at 11 a.m., at the Recreation Outreach Center, located directly across from the church. The group provides support for cancer patients, as well as friends and family members of cancer sufferers. Call (770) 478-6710, or (678) 479-3376.

New Vision Christian Church is now offering services every Sunday morning at 9 a.m., at AMC Theaters Southlake Pavilion 24, at 7065 Mt. Zion Circle, Morrow. Dr. Luke S. Hall is the head pastor. Call (404) 797-0295.

The Clayton County Marriage and Family Initiative is starting a Marriage Hall of Fame that will be posted on the organization's web site. It is interested in the names, length of marriage, and contact information of local couples who have been married the longest, particularly couples who have been married more than 50 years. The group would also like to receive stories about those who remained married through difficult problems and struggles. Visit www.gomarriage.org, or call (770) 478-4472.

Shelter from the Storm is a Christ-centered support group, based out of Rock Springs Baptist Church, for women who have experienced emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse. Women can come together in a safe, anonymous environment to heal from the effects of abuse. The church also hosts, "Living Life Abundantly," an HIV/AIDS support group, which seeks to show people how to live life abundantly, despite their disease. Call (404) 407-0182, or e-mail rev.12.11LT@gmail.com. The church is located at 5900 Reynolds Road in Morrow.

Higher Living Christian Church, with campuses at 2450 Mt. Zion Road in Jonesboro, and 2455 Mt. Carmel Road in Hampton, is expanding its ministry. The Mt. Zion location will offer Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 p.m., and Thursday Bible Study from 12 p.m., to 1 p.m. The Mt. Zion location is also offering a morning service on Sundays at 8 a.m. The Mt. Carmel location will offer a service at 10 a.m. Visit www.higherliving.org.

New gospel talent is featured every Sunday, starting at 4 p.m., at The Palace, at 188 North Ave., in Jonesboro. Call (678) 519-4798, or (404) 454-2817.

First Baptist Church of Riverdale, at 6805 Church St., 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.

Faith Notes is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Mehgaan Jones. To submit an item for publication, e-mail mjones@news-daily.com, or fax to (770) 472-2060, attention: Faith Notes.