Friendship Community Church, 4141 Old Fairburn Road, College Park, will hold a “bond fire” worship service Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10:15 a.m., to celebrate the full payment of bonds to build the church sanctuary. Friendship is celebrating God’s deliverance from debt. The theme is “Keeping the Faith, Celebrating the Victory.” Dr. Donald Earl Bryant, Sr., is pastor. Call (404) 349-6040, or visit: www.myfriendshipcommunity.com.
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 1221 Morrow Road, Morrow, is holding its annual Autumn Faire Oct. 8, 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. There will be a yard sale, a bake sale, a food court and a kids village for children of all ages. There will also be a $1 raffle for a $100 Wal-mart gift card, $75 gas card or $50 Kroger gift card. Everyone is invited.
Jones Memorial First United Methodist Church, 5320 Phillips Drive, Lake City, will be holding its Annual Fall UMM Barbecue, Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m., to 6 p.m. The cost is $8 per plate, either dine-in, or to-go. This dinner is open to the public and combined with the UMW Bake Sale, Honduras Mission Team Yard Sale and Helping Hands Ministry Book Sale. The cooking will be under the direction of Ray "Ray J" Johnson.
Church Of The Harvest International, 7086 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, pastored by Rob Jones, will have its first Comunity Health Fair on Oct. 8, from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., at the church. It will feature health screenings, healthy-living alternatives, information on free-and reduced-priced services available to the community, and information on maintaining a healthy spiritual life. It is open to everyone in the Jonesboro and surrounding communities. For more, go to www.COTHI.org, or contact James Fields at: email@example.com, or call (770) 478-7624.
Faith Deliverance Christian Church, 2018 Lake Harbin Road, Morrow, is hosting the 3rd Annual Community of Faith Parade and Festival. Choirs, youth groups and outreach ministries are invited to stand with us as we take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the streets. Line-up for the parade starts at 8 a.m. The parade starts at 9 a.m., on Meadowbrook Lane near Mt. Zion Road, and proceeds 1 mile to the church grounds. The festival continues from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., and includes free health screenings, multicultural displays and food, vendors and lots of family fun and games. Call (770) 960-5933, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Destined Youth Ministries of Glad Tidings Church, 2560 Ga.138 East, Jonesboro, will be hosting a Mystery Dinner Theater Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Come out to help solve the mystery of “Just Desserts,” enjoy a great dinner, dessert and coffee, and help a worthy cause. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Speed the Light, a missions organization that supplies vehicles and A/V equipment to missionaries. E-mail Pastor Johnny Williams at email@example.com, or call the church at (770) 478-7814.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3250 Mount Zion Road, Stockbridge, invites the Clayton and Henry communities to a rummage sale and barbecue Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. There will be plenty of items for sale, including toys, video games, artwork, furniture, knick-knacks, small kitchen appliances, clothing, 6-foot oak-with-padding church pews, from $40, or best offer, and much more. Barbecued chicken or pulled pork meals will be sold for $5. The church is located north of Ga. 138, just up from Lowe’s. Call (770) 474-3668.
Jonesboro Christian Fellowship Holiness Church, 7800 Main St., Jonesboro, will hold a revival Oct. 9-14 at 7 p.m., each day. The pastor is Rev. Jamie Hattaway. Contact the church at (770) 900-6211, for more information.
Anvil Block United Methodist Church, 3895 Anvil Block Road, Ellenwood, will be selling chicken stew and baked goods Oct. 15, from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m. A gallon of stew is $20 and a quart is $5. An individual meal for adults eating at the church is $5, and children under 12 eat for $2. For advance orders, call Joyce Boyce by Sept. 25, at (770) 474-9058.
At Perfecting The Saints Church International, 1009 Ga. 19/U.S. 41, Hampton, Dear Daughter –– a division of the church –– is hosting its second annual Fall Fashion Show Extravaganza Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2 p.m., to 5 p.m. We are looking for adult models. No experience is necessary. We will train. Call (770) 909-1000.
First Christian Church of Jonesboro, 2272 Walt Stevens Road, will hold a Halloween event for the whole family Oct. 31, from 6 p.m., to 8 p.m. Children can come in costumes and are sure to walk away with plenty of candy. There will be face-painting, games for pre-school and elementary-age children, a cakewalk, plus hot dogs and drinks. Visit: www.fccjonesboro.org, or call (770) 478-7870.
Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, will hold a barbecue and fall festival Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 a plate and are available for dine-in or carry out. There will be a bake sale, inside craft fair and outside yard sale. A booth for the craft fair can be rented for $10. A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. A free children’s festival will be held from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Call (770) 957-8300.
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.
Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by church services every Sunday at 11 a.m. A healing service is also held every Sunday at 1:15 p.m., by appointment only. Call (404) 366-1851.
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.
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.
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 to 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 or e-mail StephenMinistry@jodeco.org. The church also offers classes on grief share, National Alliance on Mental Illness, men’s weight loss group, knitting group for all skill levels, yoga and Wednesday morning Bible study from 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m. Peachtree Together Music is offered at 10:30 a.m. Call (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. Call (404) 366-1851, for more information.
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