Faith Notes - December 9, 2011


The Forest Park Ministers Association and The Coalition of Clayton County Clergy, which is comprised of members from the following organizations: The Forest Park Ministers Association, the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County, and the Clayton County Ministers’ Conference, will unite Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., to celebrate and recognize outstanding leaders during the Third Annual Awards Banquet at the Airport Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 1900 Sullivan Road, Atlanta. Tickets are $60 each, or $600 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, call or e-mail Dr. Leon D. Beeler, at (678) 207-8904, or Ldbeeler@bellsouth.net.

Dec. 11

The Jonesboro UMC Orchestra and Chancel Choir, 142 S. Main St., Jonesboro, will present a Christmas program at the church Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The Chancel Choir is under the direction of Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller, director of opera and vocal studies at Clayton State University.

Dec. 16

Lion of Judah Family Worship Center & Apostolic Base, 6030 Ga. 85, Suites 202-204, Riverdale, will hold a panel discussion Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Part of the assignment at Lion of Judah has been to equip, train, mature and activate believers and leaders nationally and internationally to operate accurately as an office gift to the body, and in the gifts of the spirit. Join us for a panel discussion with prophets/prophetesses looking at the call of God on their lives, what their function is in the body, and defining the call. For more information, call (678) 833-9172, or access the web site at www.lionofjudahfwc.org.


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.

Robbie Bible Ministries, in the Magnolia Room at Best Value Inns and Suites, 6358 Old Dixie Highway, Jonesboro, is continuing to hold non-denominational services that began on Aug. 28. The services begin with prayer at 10 a.m., and worship at 11 a.m. Call (404) 916-8354, or access www.robbie-bible-ministries.com.

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.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, offers classes on grief, mental illness, men’s weight loss, knitting, yoga, music, and a Wednesday morning Bible study. For starting times and dates, call the church office at (770) 957-8300.

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 on the first Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m., to noon. Call (770) 471-7480.

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 Alzheimer's Services Center, 7251 Mount Zion Circle, Morrow, will hold weekend respite care services. Caregivers are invited. The Alzheimer's Services Center services clients who suffer from Alzheimer's, or other forms of dementia. Our respite care services are available for all clients who have some form of cognitive impairment. We also offer respite care for sufferers who are not our clients. For more information, call Opal Brown or Lorraine Upchurch at (770) 603-4090.

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