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Faith Notes - March 30, 2012

Sunday, April 1

Berea Christian Church, at 37 Woolsey Road, Hampton, will present a special concert given by the Concert Choir of Johnson University, Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Saturday, April 7

First Baptist Church, 1647 Lake Harbin Road, in Morrow, invites local children, ages 6 months through sixth grade, to participate in an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. The hunt will be followed by crafts, a storytime, and lunch. Bring your Easter basket. Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit fbcmorrow.org, or call (770) 961-9270.

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 on 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 is Clayton County Board of Health Director, Dr. Alpha Fowler-Bryan. 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.

Ongoing

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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