Faith Notes - September 9, 2011

Sept. 7

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, will begin offering a six-week Andy Stanley study, “Take it to the Limit,” starting Sept. 7, from 10 a.m., to 11:30 a.m., during the Wednesday morning Bible study. For starting times and dates of other groups or classes offered by the church, call (770) 957-8300.

Sept. 10-17

Atlanta Southside SDA Church, 9940 Dixon Industrial Blvd., Jonesboro, is hosting a series of evangelistic meetings Sept. 10, through Sept. 17, from 7:30 p.m., to 9 p.m. On the first night, there will be an opening concert, from 6:30 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., and a health fair.

Sept. 10

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will celebrate its pastor’s and first lady’s 31st anniversary Sept. 10 at 9 a.m., with a prayer breakfast in the fellowship hall. Pastor R.L. White, of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in Atlanta, will be the guest speaker. The celebration continues the next day with a 10 a.m., worship service with Pastor David Wynn, of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warner Robins, as the guest speaker. Call the church office at (770) 471-1021.

Sept. 11

St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1221 Morrow Road, Morrow, will have a ceremony to bury a time capsule, intended to stay buried for 50 years, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 17

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will be giving away boxes of food Sept. 17, from 9 a.m., to noon, in the church parking lot. There is a limit of one food box per family, and a photo identification card must be presented.

The Forest Park Ministers Association Inc., along with the businesses of Forest Park, is sponsoring this year’s annual day of prayer Sept. 17. The day will begin in Starr Park at noon and end around 5 p.m. Sponsoring businesses and organizations can set up a table or display. The proceeds from sponsorship fees will go to support the Day of Prayer, Annual Christmas baskets for the Forest Park police and fire departments, Keep Forest Park Beautiful, and for Forest Park schools and teachers, to provide educational assistance and supplies for an overall improvement of youth scholastic development. Call Leon Beeler at (678)207-8904, or e-mail Ldbeeler@bellsouth.net.

Sept. 23

Fellowship Baptist Church, 157 Rountree Road, Riverdale, presents the Chuck Wagon Gang in concert Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Chuck Wagon Gang is one of the oldest names in gospel music, starting in Fort Worth during the Great Depression. The group has been ministering through music for more than 75 years. Call Pastor William Brannon at (678) 908-2081.

Oct. 8

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. This event 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. This event is open to everyone in the Jonesboro and surrounding communities. For more information, go to the www.COTHI.org, or contact James Fields, 2011 Community Health Fair Organizing Committee @ james3spock@comcast.net, or call (770) 478-7624.

Oct. 22

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 5p.m. We are looking for adult models. No experience is necessary, we will train. Call (770) 909-1000.


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. Contact the church, at (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, 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. Call (404) 366-1851.

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