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FAITH NOTES 6-11-11

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

June

Red Oak United Methodist Church, at 3894 Walt Stephens Road, in Stockbridge, will have its annual barbecue June 11, 9 a.m., to 6 p.m., in the church parking lot. The Methodist Men will be selling ribs, chicken dinners and sandwiches.

Perfecting the Saints Church International, 1009 Tara Boulevard, Hampton, is hosting a free community shred day, June 11, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Bring your stack of papers, letters and sensitive documents and have them professionally shredded by the Shred Doctor. For more information, call the church at (770) 909-1000, or visit the web site at www.ptsministries.org.

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, in College Park, will celebrate its 22nd church anniversary with a worship service Sunday, June 12, at 10 a.m. The guest preacher will be Arthur Carson, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church in Atlanta and president of the New Era Missionary Baptist Church Convention of Georgia, Inc. For more details, or directions, call (404) 768-5648.

Charity Baptist Fellowship, at 9181 Floyd Road, Jonesboro, will host Vacation Bible School June 13-17, 6:15 p.m., to 9:15 p.m., for children, ages 2-17. This year's theme will be "Found." There will be lessons, crafts, games, snacks, skits, prizes and a penny march every day.To register, or for more details, visit www.charitybaptistfellowship.com, or call (770) 210-9684.

First Baptist Church, 1647 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow, invites the public to Vacation Bible School on June 13-17 from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will be held for children age 4 through eighth grade. The theme is Pandamania - Where God is Wild about You. There will also be a class for adults from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For more information, call (770) 961-9270.

Open Door Deliverance Outreach Ministries, Inc., at 143 Rainbow Way, Fayetteville, will hold a weeklong celebration of the pastor's 10-year anniversary June 13-19, with services at 7 p.m., each day. On Thursday, June 16, the congregation will meet at Bay Breeze Restaurant in Lovejoy at 6 p.m., followed by services at the church at 7 p.m. The pastor is R.L. Stewart, and his wife is Tracey M. Stewart.

Higher Living Christian Church and AID Atlanta, will hold the third annual Fit 4 Life Wellness Rally Saturday, June 25, 9:30 a.m., to 1 p.m., at 2450 Mt. Zion Parkway, in Jonesboro. The public is invited for free panel discussions, fitness classes, exhibits, giveaways and refreshments in recognition of National HIV Testing Day. Free rapid HIV tests will also be given. For more information, call (678) 422-4787, or e-mail elaina_chance@yahoo.com.

July

Red Oak United Methodist Church, at 3894 Walt Stephens Road, in Stockbridge, will have Men's Day programs on July 10. At 8 a.m., Michael Brock will speak, followed by Douglas Hooker at 11 a.m., and Dr. R.L. White, Jr., of Mount Ephraim Baptist Church in Marietta, at 3:30 p.m.

Ongoing

The Word of God Christian Ministries Church, at1207 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, for more information.

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-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, for more information.

Community Bible Church, 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-fifth grades, and the Boy Scout program is for boys, ages 11-17. 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.

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