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Faith Notes: Friends, family, fun at Fairview Baptist Saturday

Oct. 30

Fairview Baptist Church, located at 1746 Ga. Highway 138 East in Jonesboro, will host its first "Friends, Family, and Fun Fall Festival" on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m., to 8:30 p.m. Free food, fun, and games will take place on the church grounds from 4 p.m., to 5:30 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m., to 8:30 p.m. From 5:30 p.m., to 6:30 p.m., the church will host 'Trunk or Treat,' where kids can walk around decorated vehicles and collect candy to fill their bags. Call (770) 477-1717.

Oct. 30

Divine Faith Ministries International, under the leadership of Pastors Donald E. and Gwen Battle, invites the public to the Annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., at the south campus, located at 9800 Tara Boulevard, in Jonesboro. For more information, contact Chrissy Smith at (770) 603-0025.

Charity Baptist Fellowship, 9181 Floyd Road in Jonesboro, is having a "Hallelujah Party" on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m., until 3 p.m. Come and enjoy this fall festival for all ages, with exciting games, tons of prizes, great food, cake walk -- and the cost is free. Come dressed as your favorite Bible character. Call (770) 210-9684.

Oct. 31

Community Bible Church, located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host its annual "Trunk N Treat" on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m., in the church parking lot. The community is invited for a safe and family-friendly fall celebration, with fantastic decorations and candy. Call (770) 914-0808.

The 11th Anniversary celebration at Midway Missionary Baptist Church, will continue with a special tribute to the Pastor and First Lady through sermon -- and songs by the choirs of Midway, at 10 a.m. For more information, call the church office at (404) 768-5648.

Nov. 6

Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, will host its annual fall barbecue, on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m., to 6 p.m. Plates will include pork, stew, slaw, chips, pickles and drink, and will be available for $7. Pork sandwiches, chips, and drink will also be available for $5. Dine-in or carry out. This annual event includes a bake sale, yard sale and book sale. For more information, call the church office, at (404) 366-4039. The church is located at 5320 Phillips Drive, in Lake City.

Nov. 7

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church will host a benefit concert for the Veteran's Administration Hospital, on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. The church is located at 142 South Main St., in Jonesboro. A "love offering" will be collected. Call (770) 478-6444.

Ongoing

Perfecting The Saints Church International has just moved to Hampton. The church will host Grand Opening Services every Sunday during the month of October at 11 a.m., and 3 p.m. All are welcome. The new church building is located at 1009 U.S. Highway 19/41 in Hampton, just north of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Call (770) 909-1000.

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 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 grades one through five, 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, located 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.

KreAtiv Inergy & Associates of College Park and the producers of Mark-Anthony Hines' dramatic gospel stage play, "God's Child," are looking for acting talent in Atlanta and the Southern Crescent. Fifteen roles are available for men, women, children, and teenagers. No experience is necessary, and no prepared material is needed, as cold readings will be done from the script. Rehearsals will take place at New Life Presbyterian Church, at 6600 Old National Highway in College Park. Call (678) 779-0974, or e-mail kreativinergy@kreativinergy.org.

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.

Redeemed Biker Church, at 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, holds meetings every Thursday at the Lovejoy Community Center, from 6:30 p.m., 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.

Liberty Baptist Church, 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. Call Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Unity South Atlanta Church hosts community worship services at 11 a.m., on Sundays at 7483 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro. "A Course in Miracles" class meets at 9 a.m., on Sundays. Prayer services take place on Wednesdays at noon. Unity South Atlanta is affiliated with publishers of "The Daily Word" and the Association of Unity Churches. Visit www.unitysouthatlantachurch.com.

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.