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Faith Notes - December 30, 2011

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.

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will hold a watch night service Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. Come join us for a night of celebration, prayer and reflection. For more information, call (770) 471-1021, or (770) 378-0182.

Jan. 5

The Clayton County Ministers’ Conference, along with the Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, is preparing 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.

Jan. 21

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will sponsor a food ministry day Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m. One box per family will be distributed. Those picking up boxes must show photo identification.

Ongoing

Liberty Baptist Church, in Riverdale, is seeking men and women interested 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. 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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