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Faith Notes - November 18, 2011

Nov. 18

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro will hold a prayer watch Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m., to 6 a.m., to send up prayers for the community, country, military, missionaries and families. Participants can offer testimonies and enjoy special music, praise and worship. For more information, call (404) 680-8099.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, 861 Evander Holyfield Highway, Fayetteville, will hold a craft show and sale from 3:30 p.m., until 8:30 p.m. Many local vendors will be present, selling items such as cakes, jewelry, cigar-box purses, clocks, music boxes, clothing, homemade jams and jellies. Admission is free. Visit www.mercycatholic.org

The Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Fine Arts Department, 861 Evander Holyfield Highway, Fayetteville, presents “Kaleidoscope,” celebrating the diverse ways that we can express ourselves through the fine arts, Friday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The festival showcases each discipline of art offered at Our Lady of Mercy: Band, Chorus, Dance, Drama, Orchestra and Visual Arts. Admission is free for Mercy students, $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors/non-Mercy students. Visit www.mercycatholic.org/thearts.

Nov. 20

Charity Baptist Fellowship, 9181 Floyd Road, Jonesboro, will have a celebration Sunday, Nov. 20, "Give Thanks Sunday." We will have an exciting day planned as we celebrate the Word from Heaven in 2011. The Wills Family from Texas will be here for a day of singing in the 11 a.m., service, and afternoon service after lunch. Call the church office at (770) 210-9684.

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, College Park will celebrate Family and Friends Sunday as part of its Thanksgiving Harvest Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. The Thanksgiving message will be preached by Rev. Penny Brown Reynolds, who is also a judge, and associate pastor and First Lady of the congregation. The public is invited to attend. Call the church at (404) 768-5648.

Nov. 22

Forest Park First Baptist Church, 634 Main St., Forest Park. VIP Ministries of the church will meet Tuesday, Nov. 22, 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 November/December program will be an early celebration of Christmas with music provided by “The Midnight Praise.” Also, following the program, an exchange of gifts not to exceed $5 will celebrate the season of giving. The church can be reached at (404) 366-6333.

Nov. 24

The Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County will be feeding the hungry and the homeless on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. The event will be held at Charles Drew High School at 6237 Garden Walk Blvd., in Riverdale. The goal is to feed 2,000 people. Volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Food donations of turkeys, green beans and pies, paper plates, bottled water, coats, jackets and toiletries are a few of the items needed. Call Pastor Teresa Pugh at (678) 979-8448, for more information.

Nov. 26

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, will be displaying a panel from the Names Project Foundation in its gathering space on Saturday, Nov. 26, 5-7 p.m., and 1-7 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 27. For more information, contact John Patterson at (770) 968-9638.

Dec. 1

St. Philip Benizi AIDS Ministry, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, will be hosting the 14th Annual World AIDS Day Ecumenical Prayer Service on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in the Parish Hall. Father Michael Kolodziej will be the main celebrant. For more information, contact Carol Gossett at (770) 478-9224, or John Patterson at (770) 968-9638.

Ongoing

The Alzheimer's Services Center, 7251 Mount Zion Circle, Morrow, is pleased to announce the addition of weekend respite care services. This is the perfect opportunity for caregivers to give themselves some much-needed down-time. 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, please call Opal Brown or Lorraine Upchurch at (770) 603-4090.

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, is extending Family and Friends Day for the entire month of November. Call the church at (770) 471-1021 or (770) 378-0182, for more information.

Robbie Bible Ministries, in the Magnolia Room at Best Value Inns and Suites, 6358 Old Dixie Highway, Jonesboro, announces non-denominational services starting Aug. 28, 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, National Alliance on Mental Illness, men’s weight loss, knitting, yoga, Peachtree Together 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 the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m., to 12 p.m. Call (770) 471-7480.

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 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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