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Faith Notes - August 26, 2011

Aug. 26

Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, will hold its 19th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction Gala Friday, Aug. 26, at the Georgia International Convention Center, in College Park. Macon native, Nancy Grace, a former Fulton County prosecutor, and host of the “Nancy Grace Show” on CNN Headline News, will be the keynote speaker. The benefit will feature silent and live auctions, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Southwest Christian Care is a ministry dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and support for terminally ill patients, children with special needs, seniors and their families, at no cost, in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information, access the web site at www.swchristiancare.org, or call (770) 969-8354.

Aug. 27

Gateway Restoration Church, 8955 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro, hosts a meeting of the Georgia Christian Counselors Association every fourth Saturday, from 10 a.m., to noon. The Aug. 27 meeting presenter is Phyllis Middleton Allen, the first female DeKalb County police chaplain. She is also the crime awareness officer. She is a member of Divine Faith Ministries in Jonesboro where she serves as counseling ministry leader. The August topic will be the “Benefits of a Counseling Ministry in the Local Church.” RSVP to Leon D. Beeler at (678) 207-8904, or e-mail Ldbeeler@bellsouth.net.

Aug. 28

Red Oak UMC, 3894 Walt Stephens Road, Stockbridge, celebrates 145 years with homecoming Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. The celebration continues with a radical praise concert at 5 p.m.

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, College Park, will celebrate its annual men’s day worship service Sunday, Aug. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Edward DuBose, president of Georgia’s NAACP. There will be a breakfast Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Carlton Reed, founder and CEO of Carlton Reed Seminars, and author of “Weapons of Mass Production: 21 Days to Uncommon Productivity with God.” The church office can be reached at (404) 768-5648.

Sept. 1

The Clayton County Ministers’ Conference will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept.1, at 8:30 a.m., at the Charles W. Grant Human Resources Building in the executive conference room at 1000 Main St., Forest Park. The telephone number to the Community Services Authority is (404) 363-0575. The Coalition of Clayton County Clergy’s annual community awards banquet will be discussed. The guest presenter is Dr. Alpha Bryan, director of the Clayton County Board of Health, who will give updates on services and programs at the health department. All ministers and pastors from Clayton County are invited. Contact Rev. Mike Glanton, at glantonm@bellsouth.net.

Sept. 10

Atlanta Southside SDA Church, 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a series of evangelistic meetings Sept. 10-17, from 7:30 p.m., to 9 p.m. On the first night, there will be an opening concert,from 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., and a health fair.

Sept. 11

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1221 Morrow Road, Morrow, will have a ceremony to bury a time capsule, intended to stay buried for 50 years, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 17

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will be giving away boxes of food Sept. 17, from 9 a.m., to noon, in the church parking lot. There is a limit of one food box per family, and a photo identification card must be presented.

Ongoing

Robbie Bible Ministries, Magnolia Room at Best Value Inns and Suites, 6358 Old National Highway, Jonesboro, announces non-denominational services starting Aug. 28, with prayer at 10 a.m., and worship at 11 a.m. For more information, call (404) 916-8354, or access www.robbie-bible-ministries.com.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by church services every Sunday at 11 a.m. A healing service is also held every Sunday at 1:15 p.m., by appointment only. Contact the church at (404) 366-1851.

Tara Baptist Church, 10461 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a community market every second and fourth Tuesday, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m. If you grow it, make it, bake it, and want to sell or buy it, join others in the church parking lot. There is no charge or set-up fee, but sellers should be prepared to set up and take away on their own. Access the church web site at www.tarabaptist.com, or call (770) 473-0874.

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church, at 1207 McDonough Road, Hampton, provides new and gently used clothes for people in need, in Hampton and Clayton County. The clothing bank is open to the public the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. Call (770) 471-7480.

Liberty Baptist Church, 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.

Higher Calling Ministries, at the southwest corner of Tara Boulevard and Flint River Road, at Flint River Village, presents drive-through prayer, Monday, through Friday, 7:30 a.m., to 8:30 a.m.

Church of the Harvest International, at 7086 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, offers Celebrate Recovery every Friday at 7 p.m. This group will help people work through any hurt, habits or hang-ups in their lives. Call Mary Lou Kehoe, at (404) 513-1219.

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 at 7 p.m. Call Linda Smith, or Jack Bartlett, at (770) 914-0808.

The Laymen Ministry of Christians for Change Baptist Church, at 2110 Bethsaida Road, in Riverdale, is announcing the arrival of Cub and Boy Scout troops at CFC. The Cub Scout program is for boys in first, through fifth grades, and the Boy Scout program is for boys, ages 11 to 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.

Destiny International Foursquare Church, located at 737 Veterans Parkway, Suite 600, in Jonesboro, is inviting 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 the Rev. James K. Boxdale serves as outreach pastor. Call (770) 756-9100.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, offers counseling through Stephen Ministry to people experiencing life’s difficulties. The counseling is free and confidential. To find out more, visit www.jodeco.org, e-mail StephenMinistry@jodeco.org, or call the church office at (770) 957-8300.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, at 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has weekly Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., church at 11 a.m., and a healing ministry at 1:15 p.m. Everyone with a need to be prayed for is invited to the healing ministry. The healing ministry has been a success for more than 25 years. Call (404) 366-1851.

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