Faith Notes - March 17, 2012

Saturday, March 17

First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, will host a workshop for couples and individuals who want to deepen their relationships with God. The workshop is appropriate for all marriages regardless of their stage of development, said leaders Clint and Penny Bragg of Inverse Ministries. The $10 cost per couple includes lunch and materials. To register, access www.gomarriage.com or call Mimi Holland at (770) 478-4472. Childcare is available by reservation. Call Leisa Martin at (770) 478-6710.

Sunday, March 18

Red Oak United Methodist Church, 3894 Walt Stephens Road, Stockbridge, is having its Women’s Day Program on March 18. Speakers are: Ruth Pinkney (8 a.m.); Phyllis Hatcher (11 a.m.), and Rachel Miller (5 p.m.) All are invited.

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will observe its 56th anniversary Sunday, March 18. Sunday school starts at 8:45 a.m. The deacons ministry will bring the message at 10 a.m. Rev. Wimbley Hale of Andrews Chapel UMC in Jonesboro will be the 3 p.m. messenger. Come out and help us celebrate as we continue to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations. Call (770) 471-1021 or (770) 378-0182 for more information.

Friday, March 23

Sacred Praise United Methodist Church, 11622 Hastings Bridge Road, at the Lovejoy Community Center, is hosting a special event for the Lovejoy community. Family Game Night will be held Friday, March 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Families are invited to participate — only if they plan to have lots of fun. Pastor Bert Neal and members of the church are looking forward to an evening of meeting new people and greeting old friends. Indoor and outdoor games will be provided for the entire family and refreshments will be available. For more information, e-mail info@sacredpraiseumc.org, or call (770) 478-2930.

Saturday, March 24

Midway Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Godby Road, College Park, invites the public to the annual Women’s Day celebrations. The breakfast will be held Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. The guest messenger will be Evangelist Eliza Marie Eugene from New Orleans. Eugene heads the Blessing International Ministries and is a member of New Wine Christian Fellowship in LaPlace, La. The celebration itself will be held Sunday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The guest preacher will be Dr. Sherry R. Austin, pastor of Warren Temple United Methodist Church in LaGrange. Rev. Edward S. Reynolds is pastor of Midway. For more information, call the church office at (404) 768-5648.

Tuesday, March 27

Forest Park Baptist Church, 634 Main St., VIP Ministries will meet Tuesday, March 27, at 10:45 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Senior adults are welcome to join in the 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. Featured speaker for March is church member and Sunday school teacher Glenn Wilson. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

Saturday, April 21

The St. Martin de Porres Society of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, will host “A Baby Changes Everything” prayer breakfast Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Noreen Coughlin, of Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center, and Mary Ann McNeil, of Post Abortion Treatment and Healing. Tickets are limited and cost $25. Call Felicia Reynolds at (770) 875-1726, or e-mail stmartindeporres591@gmail.com. Donations can be sent to the church.

Thursday, May 3

The Clayton County National Day of Prayer observance is Thursday, May 3. The Annual Community Prayer Breakfast Program, hosted by the Clayton County Ministers’ Conference, will be held at the National Archives-Atlanta Southeast Region located at 5780 Jonesboro Road in Morrow. The program is slated to begin at 6:30 a.m. The keynote speaker for the breakfast is Clayton County Board of Health Director Dr. Alpha Fowler-Bryan. Christian Music recording artist Dr. Cynthia Y. Williams-Winthrop will provide inspirational song. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door the day of the event. Partial proceeds support various community programs. Members of the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County and the Forest Park Ministers Association are scheduled to participate in the program. The 61st Annual National Day of Prayer theme is “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,” which is based on the verse from Psalm 33:12. For more information, contact this year’s prayer breakfast Program Director Rev. Mike Glanton Sr. at (678) 479-7730 or e-mail glantonm@bellsouth.net. Prayer Day events around the state and nation may be viewed at www.ndptf.org.

Sunday, May 20

Morrow Presbyterian Church’s Young-At-Heart senior group invites the public to join a motorcoach tour of Niagara 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.


First Baptist Church of Morrow, 1647 Lake Harbin Road, hosts worship services every Sunday morning at 11 a.m., with preaching by Pastor David E. Tew. 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.

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. to 2 p.m., and the first, second and third Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (770) 756-9100.

Robbie Bible Ministries in 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, 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 on their own. Access the church web site at www.tarabaptist.com, or call (770) 473-0874.

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. 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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