Faith Notes - December 16, 2011


The Lion of Judah Family Worship Center & Apostolic Base, 6030 Ga. 85, Suites 202-204, Riverdale, will hold a panel discussion today, 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.

Dec. 17

Sacred Praise United Methodist Church, Lovejoy, is celebrating during this holiday season by distributing 400 turkeys and “fixins” to families in need of assistance in and around the Lovejoy community. Bert Neal is pastor. The event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m., to noon, at the Lovejoy Community Center on Hastings Bridge Road. The members and community supporters have made this possible through donations of non-perishables and turkeys. For more information, call (770) 363-4707.

Dec. 19

Faith In Christ Mission Outreach Center, Bountiful Harvest Community Development Center, 696 Battle Creek Road, Suite C, in Jonesboro, will hold a Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. We invite you to come, see and hear the children of our programs, dressed as children from around the world, celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth, who is called “The Christ.”

Christmas Day

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church, 142 Main St., Jonesboro, will have Christmas morning worship services at 10 a.m. Dinner will be served from 11:15 a.m., until 1 p.m. The church will be feeding the hungry, lonely and anyone desiring a home-cooked meal. The menu includes ham, turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and dessert. Blood pressure checks will be offered and children’s school supplies will be available to those in need. Transportation to worship service and or dinner will be provided at select locations. Call the church for pickup times and locations. The registration deadline is Dec. 21, but walk-ins are welcome. Call (770) 478-6444.

New Year’s Eve

Fellowship Baptist Church, 157 Rountree Road, Riverdale, will host the Singing Echoes from Cleveland, Tenn., in concert Dec. 31, at 7 p.m. This concert continues a 25-year tradition of the group coming to the church. This will be a full watch night service as 2012 arrives. For more information, contact Pastor William E. Brannon at (678) 908-2081.

Jan. 5

The Clayton County Ministers’ Conference and Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough are teaming up for the 15th Annual Ministers’ Breakfast at the sheriff’s office at 9157 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro. The breakfast is free and open to all ministers and minister association members in Clayton County. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5, at the sheriff’s office cafeteria, from 8:30 a.m., to 10 a.m. This is an opportunity for clergy to come together fellowship and pray for our community in the upcoming year. Contact Rev. Mike Glanton, (678) 479-7730, or e-mail glantonm@bellsouth.net, or call Clarence Cox at (770)471-1122, or e-mail Clarence.cox@co.clayton.ga.us.


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.

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