Toy giveaways, holiday services upcoming


Growing Faith Ministries will give away coats, blankets and pillows Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until items are gone. The giveaway will be held at the Hyde Park Manor resident activity center at 3386 Mt. Zion Road in Stockbridge. For more information or to help sponsor the event, contact Pastor John Henry Staple Jr. at 404-791-1042 or e-mail jhstaplejr@gmail.com.

RCCG Grace Assembly at 6045 North Henry Blvd., Suite A in Stockbridge will give away Christmas toys to children in need Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. Regular worship services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. and Bible studies are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. There will be a candlelight Christmas Eve service Dec. 24 at 7:30 p.m. A Cross Over service is scheduled for Dec. 31. Call Yosonja Baruwa at 678-739-5643 for more information.


Glen Haven Baptist Church at 345 East Lake Road in McDonough will hold worship services Sunday at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. with preaching by Senior Pastor Stan Berrong. A candelight service will be at 6 p.m. There will be no midweek service. Call 678-432-5138 or visit www.glenhavenbaptist.com for more information.

DEC. 24

Mount Zion United Methodist Church at 984 Panola Road in Ellenwood will host a Christmas Eve communion and candlelight service Dec. 24 at 4:45 p.m. A community-wide sing-along is scheduled for Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Refreshments will follow in Harper Hall. Call 770-981-0238 for more information.


St. Francis Anglican Church is collecting toys for children in need. The need is for toys for boys and girls between the ages of 6 months to 12 years. Gifts can be dropped off at the church at 199 North Main St. in Jonesboro from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday. A Christmas Eve service will be held Monday at 4 p.m. and a Christmas Day service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call 770-472-8888 for more information.

Growing Faith Ministries services are held at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites at 3581 Cameron Parkway in Stockbridge. Sunday morning manna is held at 8:15 a.m. Bible study “empowerment for living” is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m.-8:45 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor John Henry Staple Jr. at 404-791-1042 or e-mail jhstaplejr@gmail.com.

Faith Baptist Church at 346 Ga. 138 East in Stockbridge is sponsoring Cub Scout Pack 346 for boys in first through fifth grades. The group meets Tuesday evenings. Call Ray or Bobbie Scott at 678-644-5055 for more information.

Faith Presbyterian Church meets for worship each Sunday at 2 p.m. in the main sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church at 4 North Bethany Road in McDonough. Call 678-544-8544 or e-mail mattallison001@gmail.com for more information.

First Baptist Church of McDonough at 101 Macon St. has opened an additional campus in McDonough. Formerly Jonesboro Road Baptist Church, the new West Campus is at 2176 Jonesboro Road. The downtown campus schedule includes worship services Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday School meets at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The West Campus schedule features Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Dr. Charles J. Thomas is the senior pastor. Call 770-957-5828 or visit www.fbcmcdonough.com for more information.

First Baptist Church of Morrow at 1647 Lake Harbin Road hosts worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. Nursery care and children’s church are provided. A seminar is held at 6 p.m. most Sundays, and prayer meeting is held each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Call 770-961-9270 or visit www.fbcmorrow.org for more information.

Henry Baptist Church at 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough holds services Sundays at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A Ladies Bible Study is held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. This year’s featured book is “True Women 101: Divine Design.” Child care will be provided. Wednesday programs are at 6:45 p.m. and include Awana clubs for kids in preschool through fifth grade and a SUMMIT Student Ministry for students in sixth through 12th grades. The church hosts a Christian Karate Academy each Thursday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The academy offers exercise, practice in self-discipline and Bible study. The cost to participate is $5 monthly per student with a maximum of $20 per family. The church is holding registration through Nov. 16 for an Upward basketball league for kids in first through sixth grades. The cost to participate is $85 per child and should be paid with registration. The fee for late registration is $95. Call 770-914-1191 or e-mail office@discoverhbc.org for more information.

Heritage Baptist Church at 1843 Peeksville Road in Locust Grove holds services each Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. Additional services are held each Sunday at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Nursery care is provided for all services. Visit www.hbcga.com or call the church at 770-320-7771.

His Freedom Reigns Christian Church at 16 Atlanta St. in McDonough holds worship services each Sunday 11 a.m. followed by Children’s Church. Services are also held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Visit www.hisfreedomreigns.org or call 678-432-2272 for more information.

McDonough First United Methodist Church at 151 Macon St. holds worship services each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Each Wednesday, the church hosts a dinner and activities for all ages. Visit www.mcdfirst.org or call 770-957-4150 for more information.

One Heart Community Church at 40 Mays Road in Stockbridge is offering Before and After School Care for the school year. Visit www.oneheartcommunitychurch.com or call 678-289-0087 for more information.

Perfecting The Saints Church International at 1009 U.S. 19/41 in Hampton is seeking a praise and worship leader. Visit www.ptsministries.org or call the church office at 770-707-1159 for more information.

Reaping The Harvest Outreach Ministries Inc. at 100 Hendricks Drive, Suite 150 in McDonough hosts a prayer service each Saturday at 6 a.m., a Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. and a Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Shirley Echols at 470-244-0957, Jerrod Echols at 404-513-9961 or Linda York at 678-549-1218.

Rehoboth Christian Center at 450 Racetrack Road in McDonough holds worship services each Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and Bible study each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 770-305-9881 for more information.

Stockbridge Presbyterian Church at 4740 North Henry Blvd. holds worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. The church hosts a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call the church office at 770-474-7777.

Tabernacle of Praise and Worship Inc. at 165 Jonesboro Road in McDonough hosts weekly Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday family Bible studies at 7:30 p.m. Call 678-591-5769 for more information.

The Remnant Center at 209 Simpson St. in McDonough hosts Morning Glory classes Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Bible study at 10 a.m. The center will begin offering degree courses in January. Call 678-788-4422 for more information.

Timberridge Presbyterian Church at 2704 Ga. 20 in McDonough hosts Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship services at 11 a.m. Sunday. Visit www.timberridgeonline.org for more information.

Turner United Methodist Church at 2957 Turner Church Road in McDonough hosts worship services each Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Bible studies are held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call 770-914-1494 for more information.

Wesley Way United Methodist Church at 150 John Wesley Way in McDonough hosts meetings each Monday at 7 p.m. for Families Anonymous, a worldwide 12-step self-help support program for relatives and friends concerned about and affected by substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one. Visit www.familiesanonymous.org, call 770-315-6057 or e-mail Pbuck123@bellsouth.net for more information. All calls and contacts are confidential.

Victory Christian Ministry at 245 Atlanta Street in McDonough hosts an Intercessory Prayer service Tuesdays from 7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Bible study from 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. An additional prayer service is held Wednesdays from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday school is from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. followed by praise and worship at 10 a.m. Applications for a holiday toy giveaway are available Tuesdays in November from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for children in Henry and Butts counties. Call 678-610-6004 for more information.

Victory Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church at 111 Ford Drive in McDonough offers The Victory Store on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from the hours of 9 a.m. until noon. The store includes opportunities to shop for food and clothing at no charge. Visit www.victorytabernaclembc.org or call 770-288-2555 for more information.

Church Bulletin is a regular feature of the Henry Daily Herald, compiled by staff writer Jason A. Smith. To submit an item for publication, e-mail jsmith@henryherald.com; mail to P.O. Box 278, McDonough, Ga. 30253 or fax to 770-954-0282, Attention: Church Bulletin.