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Faith Notes - September 23, 2011

Sept. 23

Fellowship Baptist Church, 157 Rountree Road, Riverdale, presents the Chuck Wagon Gang in concert Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. The 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.

Body of Christ Church, 3650 Flat Shoals Road, College Park, will host a 2011 Leadership and Empowerment Summit Sept. 23-24. Friday’s event starts at 7 p.m., and Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m. Guest speaker is Myles Munroe, of Nassau, Bahamas. Registration is $149.99, and Saturday’s luncheon is $50. For more information, visit the web site at www.leadershipandempowerment.org, or contact jackielaine792003@yahoo.com.

Sept. 24

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, is hosting a Second Annual Southern Crescent Car Show as a fund-raiser for the church’s music ministry, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the coordinator, Rev. Spurgeon Henderson, at (678) 502-6204, or (404) 225-4437. There will be a number of vendors, food and games, and music provided by a DJ.

Higher Living Christian Church, Mt. Carmel campus, 2455 Mt. Carmel Road, Hampton, will be holding a Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4 p.m., until 7 p.m. There will be live music and entertainment, free hot dog and wings meals, and activities for the whole family. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner. Call (678) 479-4990, or access www.higherliving.org, for more information.

Sept. 25

Greater Works Missionary Baptist Church, 285 Morrow Road, Forest Park, will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the pastor, Robert L. Mack, Jr., on Sunday, Sept. 25. Guest speaker for the 3:30 p.m., program will be Rev. E. C. Cochran, Sr., of Floyd Chapel Baptist Church in Stockbridge.

Sept. 27

Forest Park Baptist Church, 634 Main St., Forest Park, VIP Ministries will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 10:45 a.m., in the church fellowship hall. Senior adults are welcome to join in fellowship, lunch and a special program of interest to senior citizens. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for December. The September program will be presented by “Hearts for Jesus,” with Charlotte Wiidring, Margaret Robinson and puppet, Lucy. Call (404) 366-6333, for more information.

Oct. 1

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will hold a food ministry day Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m., until noon, in the church parking lot. One box of food per family will be given away and a photo identification card is required.

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 www.COTHI.org, or contact James Fields at: james3spock@comcast.net, or call (770) 478-7624.

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 to attend.

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. For more information, or to register your group, call (770) 960-5933, or e-mail veta322@comcast.net.

Destined Youth Ministies 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. For more information, or to reserve a space, e-mail Pastor Johnny Williams at jwilliams@gladtidingsonline.org, or call the church at (770) 478-7814.

Oct. 15

Anvil Block United Methodist Church, 3895 Anvil Block Road, Ellenwood, will be selling chicken stew and baked goods Oct. 15, from 1 p.m., until 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.

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

Ongoing

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 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. Call the 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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