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CLAYTON CHURCH BULLETIN/Aug. 16, 2012: Jazz Festival in Hampton coming up

Friday, Aug. 24

Higher Living Christian Church, 2455 Mt. Carmel Road, Hampton, will hold its inauguaral Jazz Festival from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Local artists will perform and show their art. For more information, call (770) 479-4990.

Sunday, Sept. 9

New Vision Christian Church, 5300 Frontage Road, Forest Park, will host its Ninth Annual Black Marriage Day celebration with the theme “It Takes Two.” The day includers a group renewal of vows, a Marriage Hall of Fame, dinner, a couples dance and a fashion show. Other sponsors include WIGO-AM and the University of Georgia County Extension Office. Tickets are limited and cost $20 per person. For more information, e-mail scottshenita@aol.com.

Thursday-Friday, Sept. 27-28

The Body of Christ Church International, 3650 Flat Shoals Road, College Park, will host the 2012 Leadership and Empowerment Summit. Guest speaker is Dr. Myles Munroe of Nassau, Bahamas, a well-known author, lecturer and teacher. For information on the summit, visit www.leadershipandempowerment.org or call the church at (770) 472-4800, ext. 2238.

Ongoing

Sacred Praise United Methodist Church, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, at the Lovejoy Community Center, holds services every Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible study is every Wednesday at 7 p.m., at 2601 Steele Road, in Hampton. For more information, e-mail info@sacredpraiseumc.org, or call (770) 478-2930.

Liberty Baptist Church in Riverdale is seeking men and women interested in witnessing to people in jails and prisons. Training will be provided. Contact the church office, or Bob Baptist at (678) 571-0423.

Destiny International Foursquare Church, 737 Veterans Parkway, Suite 600, Jonesboro, announces the expansion of the Willie Simpson Ministries Food Pantry. The Food for the Soul food pantry is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and the first, second and third Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call (770) 756-9100.

Robbie Bible Ministries in Jonesboro is continuing to hold non-denominational services. The services begin 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, at 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. Sellers should be prepared to set up and take away their own. Access the church web site at www.tarabaptist.com, or call (770) 473-0874.

First Baptist Church of Morrow, 1647 Lake Harbin Road, hosts worship services every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Nursery care and children’s church are provided for worshipers. Worship is preceded by Sunday School for all ages, at 9:45 a.m. This moderate, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated church offers traditional worship and opportunities for ministry. For more information, visit fbcmorrow.org, or call (770) 961-9270.

Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, offers classes on grief, mental illness, men’s weight loss, knitting, yoga, music, as well as 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 on the first Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. until noon. Call (770) 471-7480.

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. until 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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