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Faith Notes - June 24, 2011

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

June

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 observance of National HIV Testing Day. Free rapid HIV tests will also be given. Call (678) 422-4787, or e-mail elaina_chance@yahoo.com.

Shiloh Baptist Church, at 216 W. Mill St., Jonesboro, will celebrate Pastor Otis N. White, Jr.'s 10th anniversary on June 26 at 10:30 a.m., with guest speaker Pastor Gerry Anderson, of New Macedonia Baptist Church in Riverdale, and at 3 p.m., with Bishop Gary Hawkins, of Voices of Faith in Stone Mountain and Conyers. Dinner will be served at 1:45 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

The VIP Ministries of Forest Park Baptist Church, at 634 Main St., Forest Park, will meet Tuesday, June 28, at 10:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall. Senior adults are welcome to join in the fellowship, lunch and a special program of interest to senior citizens. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December. The June program will feature southern gospel singing provided by the group Midnight Praise, followed by a covered-dish lunch.

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, 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, 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, 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 11-17. 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. For more information, call (404) 366-1851.

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