Announcements Apr. 1st, 2018


Elder Jim Davis

Sis. Kim Purnell Grady

Sis. Nathalie Sertima of Detroit, sister of Sis. Sandra Samuels

Baba Babajide Fayoye

Bro. James Costen

Elder Freddie Young

Sister Janice “Taheera” Nichols-Harper



REMINDER: Following Today. We will continue with one Worship Service which will begin at 10:00am each Sunday.




“Our Children, Our Stories” happens downstairs in the community room today.

Children ages FOUR and UP, may come downstairs after the Community Affirmation during the Song of Preparation, for Story Time Read-a-longs.  Today’s Lesson:  “Making Our Way Living Our Faith” **PARENTS, DO NOT send children under four years old. You may bring AND stay with them.  Sister Angela Reid







The Worship Life Ministry is inviting members to wear GOLD on Sunday April 8. On that Sunday, we have an incredible celebration of the change of liturgical season… the season of…..LIFE. (April -June) Life is a Mindfulness That Imitates God’s Goodness. Life is Acceptance, Interdependence and Generosity







SAVE THE DATE!!  FAC will host its quarterly Boundary Training, scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Elder Dr. Stephanie Pearson Robinson and Elder Pauline Marshall will be facilitating this training.  Please be reminded that the successful completion of a Boundary Training class is mandatory before beginning work in any ministry that focuses on children and youth.  Please also be reminded that a renewal is necessary if more than three years have passed since you took your Boundary Training class.  If you would like to attend this training, you must register in advance with the Church Administrator, Sister Carolyn Geter-Akuffo, at 770-981-2601, or email at



If there is anyone that is interested in participating in the Ujamaa Ministries Health & Wellness Expo at First Afrikan Church on Saturday,  April 7,2018 10am-3:00pm.
We will have Georgia Prevent for Blindness doing eye health assessments and screening, Dekalb Medical Hospital doing blood pressure and diabetes checks, also healthy foods from Evine Soups n More.. Natural Hair Care and Skin Care.  This event is for the church and community please come out and get some FREE HEALTH ASSESSMENTS and purchase some good things for you MIND BODY and SOUL.  Contact Deacon Danielle King 4047976073 or




 On Sunday April 15th after the morning worship service, the FAC Trustees and Muhammad Cannon will be hosting a Financial Seminar on Life Insurance (From Scarcity to Sufficiency).  This seminar will cover the types of life insurance, the cost of life insurance, and a life insurance strategy that will strengthen our families and communities.  Please contact Darryl Edler at 770-235-8772 with your questions.



2018 Heal the Community Tour with Charlotte (Mama C) O’Neal. Follow Mama C’s journey from Kansas City Black Panther to Tanzanian community work, artist, and activist. She is co-founder of the United African Alliance Community Center which offers local community members courses in English, Computer studies, Arts/Crafts, Music/Music Production and more! Please come with curiosity, questions and a willingness to engage in respectful, interest and stimulating conversation on Sunday, April 22nd following the 10am Worship Service.




2018 First Afrikan Church Youth Lock-In. “Returning God to the Center” Friday & Saturday, April 27th & 28th for ages 11 & 17. $10.00/$5. For each additional child. Bring pillow, blanket/sleeping bag, toiletries and a change of clothes. No cell phones or electronics. Waiver must be completed to register. See Minister Chinasa or website:





Sunday, April 29th after the morning worship service.  The First African Community Food Pantry will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary.  The church and community are invited to join in the festivities.  Please contact Darryl Edler at 770-235-8772 if you would like to volunteer or have questions.  Thanks







This month we will have the following food pantries:  April 3, April 6, April 11, April 15, April 20, April 23 (location: Lithonia City Hall) and April 25.  Go tell the community!





The King’s (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King) Becoming the Beloved Community: Do you Know My Story? Join the ecumenical community in this first of a series of telling stories that will lead to building relationships and trust.  Outcome: Understanding others that will create a pathway to racial healing, reconciliation and transformation. Featured Guest Speakers: Ms. Xerona Clayton Civil Rights Icon, Students from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Dreamers and Rev. Dr. Carolyn Helsel Author of Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism. Book available for purchase. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 5:30pm 7:30 pm at the Atlanta First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Registration requested by April 6, 2018 Cost: $10.00 website: Sponsored by the Presbyterian Women PC (USA), Church Women United in Atlanta


CD’S are available for sale in our media room in the Narthex for $7.00.