June 15

Antioch-East Baptist Church, a 145-year fixture in the Atlanta Edgewood Community, will be moving on June 16 to Ellenwood. The new address will be 2352 Old Rex Morrow Road. The church will will host its first worship service in the new building at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend this landmark event.

The Soldiers Center Church, 811 Pavilion Court in McDonough, invites the community to the Women’s In House Retreat on June 15 starting 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and lunch at 3 p.m. The event is free; however, those attending are asked to RSVP to Pastor Frankie Martin at 770-875-4693 or Camille Martin at 404-484-2776.

June 19

Harvest Point United Methodist Church, 911 Simpson Mill Road in Locust Grove, is hosting a community-wide Night of Awareness on June 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. Bob Rodgers, Street Grace CEO, will lead the event to teach the community about domestic sex trafficking of minors. For more information, visit www.harvestpointumc.com/awareness.

June 17-21

Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 2957 Mt. Carmel Road in Hampton, is hosting a Vacation Bible School June 17-21 for Pre-K through 5th grade. VBS will run from 6-8:30 every evening. There will be a Safari Celebration at 11 a.m. on June 23. For more information or to pre-register, visit www.libertyhillbc.net.

June 23-27

Henry Baptist Church, 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough, is hosting Power Up Sports Camp for boys and girls grades one-six June 23-27 from 6 to 9 p.m. There are five sports to choose from: basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball and cheerleading. Each child will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, ball or poms. Early registration is $40 and $30 for each additional child. Registration after June 10 is $50. For more information, call 770-914-1191 or email jimmy@discoverhbc.org.

July 4

Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, is hosting Freedom Fest on July 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be live music, a Chick-fil-A nugget and hot dog eating contest, concessions, vendors, bounce houses and games. The evening will end with a firework show. For more information, call 770-914-0808 or email karen.masters@ communitybiblechurch.com.

July 8-12

Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, is offering a POWER UP Vacation Bible School from July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to noon. The classes are for all rising K-5 students. Registration will close on July 5. There is a one-time supply fee of $10. For more information or to register, visit communitybible.church or email erica.chavous@communitybiblechurch.com.

Ongoing

Heritage Baptist Church, 1843 Peeksville Road in Locust Grove, invites the community to join them weekly at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays for Bible preaching, gospel singing, familiar hymns and a wonderful church family — and it’s all about Jesus. For more information, call the church at 770-320-7771 or visit hbcga.com.

Thomas Road Baptist Church, 8918 Thomas Road in Jonesboro, is looking for people to join them for worship. Service is held at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays with 10 a.m. Sunday School. Service on Wednesday nights is at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Breakthrough Worship Center of Hope, a multicultural, nondenominational church, invites the community to its weekly Sunday services at 10 a.m. at James Jackson Elementary School, 7711 Mount Zion Blvd. in Jonesboro. Arrive a little earlier for coffee, doughnuts and prayer. You will experience real love, awesome worship and a place to call home. Your children will enjoy the AWANA curriculum in the Breakthrough Generations Youth Church. Wednesday 7 p.m. services are held at 2316 Lake Harbin Road in Morrow, including AWANA classes for sixth through 12th grades. Visit www.bwcoh.org for more information on outreach and events.

Faith Independent Baptist Church, 1099 Ga. Highway 81 W. in McDonough, invites those looking for a Sunday evening service to its weekly 6 p.m. service. FIBC’s services are joyfully conservative with traditional music, and the King James Version of the Bible is used. For more information, visit www.faithbaptistchurchmcdonough.org.

The Center of Hope Church, 3340 Noah’s Ark Road in Jonesboro, is giving away free food from 5 to 7 p.m. the last Thursday of every month. For more information, call 770-506-9797.

Spirit of Christ Ministries, 192 W. Campground Road in McDonough, invites the community to a spirit-filled, Christ-centered church that flows with apostolic/prophetic gifts. We invite you to come and experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit through prayer, praise and power of the Rhema Word of God at 11 a.m. Sundays and Bible study from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 678-233-4575.

First Baptist Church Lovejoy, 2347 Talmadge Road in Lovejoy, Pastor Andy Hannah and the congregation invite all to come visit their weekly services. Bible Study begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, with worship at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday under the direction of Richard Bobo, and the prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. We are a Southern Baptist Church, and we have a space just waiting for you to come and visit with us.

Breath of God Ministries, 45 Parkland Drive in Stockbridge, invites the community to worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at a 7 p.m. Wednesday service. Children’s Ministry is provided for all services. For more information, call 404-884-9325 or visit www.breathofgodministries.org.

Community Bible Church is hosting a communitywide men’s event at Taco Mac, 1300 Highway 20 W., McDonough, at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. All men are invited to Brotherhood, a discussion over the Bible, brew and being a man. Contact jody.shaw@communitybiblechurch.com for more information.

Community Bible Church, 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge, will host Divorce Care at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room E103 and a Grief Share group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Contact smallgroups@communitybiblechurch.com for more information or to register.

Crossroad Christian Church, 3545 N. Henry Blvd. in Stockbridge, has a Community Food Bank that offers free food and clothing to families in need in Henry County and neighboring communities. The food bank is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 678-565-6188.

Family Promise of Henry County Inc. convenes the third Tuesday of each month at Momentum Christian Church, 1120 Village Business Parkway in Stockbridge. All are invited to attend.

Faith Open Door Community Center, 259 Arrowhead Blvd. in Jonesboro, is offering free after-school meals to youth ages 18 and under. For more information, call the center at 678-545-6053.

First Baptist Church of Morrow, 1647 Lake Harbin Road in Morrow, invites the community to worship services at 11 a.m. every Sunday. 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.

First Christian Church of Stockbridge, 102 Valley Hill Road in Stockbridge, invites the community to worship each week. Sunday Bible study is at 9 a.m. and morning worship is at 10:15 a.m. Nursery and children’s church are available. For more information, call the church at 770-474-2285 or visit fcc-stockbridge.org.

Healing Hearts Ministries will provide after-school tutoring and homework assistance until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for Hickory Flat Elementary and Walnut Creek Elementary students. Pickup from school will be provided to the after-school location at 45 Parkland Drive in Stockbridge. Snacks will be provided. The cost is $65 per week. Call 404-748-2217 for more information.

Henry Baptist Church, 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough, holds an AWANA Program for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays. The church also offers Christian Karate Academy at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday for kids ages 4 to 5, 6 p.m. for ages 6 to 12 and 7 p.m. for kids 13 and up. Child care is available. For more information, call 770-914-1191 or visit www.discoverhbc.org.

Henry Baptist Church, 4035 Jodeco Road in McDonough, will host a Divorce Care weekly support group. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. The cost is $15 and includes a workbook. The church also offers a Grief Share support group from 3 to 5 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, call 770-914-1191 or email jennifer@discoverhbc.org.

Education reporter Heather Middleton joined the for the Clayton News and Henry Herald in 2002.

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