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Faith Notes - January 20, 2012

Saturday, Jan. 21

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will sponsor a food ministry day, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m. One box of food per family will be distributed. Those picking up boxes must show photo identification.

Red Oak United Methodist Church, at 3894 Walt Stephens Road, Stockbridge, is hosting Upward basketball and cheerleading for boys and girls in the first through sixth grades. Registration begins Jan. 21 and continues until Jan. 28, from 2 p.m., to 4 p.m., in the church’s Family Life Center. Call (770) 474-8863, for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Forest Park Baptist Church VIP Ministries, 634 Main St., Forest Park, will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, 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 with the exception of December. The January program will feature Stephen Robbins, assistant pastor, who will speak about his recent experience while on a church-sponsored mission trip to Mexico. Call (404) 366-6333, for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Perfecting The Saints Church International, 1009 Ga. 19/41, five miles north of the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, is hosting a three-day finance conference Wednesday, Jan. 25, through Friday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m., each day. Everyone is invited to join in learning the principles of saving, budgeting and savvy living. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact the church office at (770) 909-1000. You can also find the church online at: www.ptsminstries.org.

Sunday, May 20

Morrow Presbyterian Church’s Young-At-Heart senior group invites the public to join a motor coach tour of Niagra Falls departing May 20 and returning May 26. Lodging, travel, admissions and several meals are included in the price of $579 per person sharing a room. Passport is required. Contact Ken Campbell at (770) 961-2272, for more details.

Ongoing

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.

Robbie Bible Ministries, in the Magnolia Room at Best Value Inns and Suites, 6358 Old Dixie Highway, Jonesboro, is continuing to hold non-denominational services that began on Aug. 28. 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, 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 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, 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., to 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., 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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