Announcements April 23rd, 2017



Mama Julia Williams

Mama Asha

Ms. Winifred Wiggins, mother of Deacon Andre Wiggins.

Ms. Alethia Butler of Philadelphia, PA mother of Sis. Lori (Victor) Franklin

Ms. Helen Purnell, mother of Sis. Kim Purnell-Grady

Bro. Omari Warner                                             Bro. Charles Pannell



Mr. Hubert Bobo, Husband of Sis. Ruth Bobo made his transition on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Mr. Bobo service will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at Fellowship Church of God, 24821 Columbus Road, Bedford Heights, OH at 10am.

Ms. Helen Few family friend of Sis. Teresa Stanfield and her mother, Sis. Harriet Smith passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week.

Ms. Enid A. Barratt-Griffith, mother of Sis. Sandra Samuels made her transition in Guyana on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  She was 87 years old. Ms. Barratt-Griffith service will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at Uitvlugt, Scottish Presbyterian Church West Coast Demerara Guyana.



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 We Invite Everyone Who Cares About Black Girls and Black Women To A “Journey” Conversation And Book Talk With Dr. Consuela Ward, author of “On Healing Black Girl Pain”, Sunday April 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Spelman College-in the Beverly D. Tatum Suites  RSVP  (404) 527-7729. This is another experience in the “Souls of Black Girls” transgenerational education and action platform. Sponsored by the Sankofa Center, CFABS C.A.R.E. Apprenticeship and Spelman Sisters Chapel Wisdom Center. If you are interested in this platform work please see Elder Mama Itihari Toure for more information








In Hosea 11:3-4 God described is as a mother

Our Personal Vocation in the Church’s Vocation Mothering is a chosen trait…one chooses to be nurturing, one chooses to be generous, one chooses to be powerful.  Not all mothers are female.  CFABS invites you to engage Biblical and spiritual teaching about the “Mothering Spirit”: Wednesday Bible Study May 3 and May 10, 2017 at 1 and 7p.m.   May 3rd- The Spirit of Mothering Part One: The Gelede and May 10th-The spirit of Mothering Part Two: The Community of Healers: Granny Midwives of the South. This study is not just for women. Men you are invited as well.







May 17th begins the Bible Study series on Worship.  For more details and registration– forms are in the narthex










FAC Live Sermons can be viewed at or search “First Afrikan Church” to find us! Please follow us @FirstAfrikan on Twitter and like us @FirstAfrikanChurch Facebook! Spread the word! #BeAfrikan!




STATE OF THE CITY & TOWN HALL MEETING Learn about the City’s accomplishments and share your ideas!!! Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lithonia City Hall, 6920 Main Street Lithonia GA 30058 (Light Refreshments will be served at 6:30) Special Presentation by Georgia Tech/CUPP Program on Lithonia Air Pollution Analysis Results


Tuesday, April 25 Community Update for Bruce Street Senior Center members

Local officials and staff will meet to discuss current issues and future plans

Location:  Bruce Street Senior Center, 2484 Bruce Street, Time:  11:00 AM to 12:00 pm



Saturday, April 29 Praise in the Park & Pop Up Market

Come and enjoy an afternoon of good music and community spirit.  Meet some of the vendors who will be participating in the Lithonia Farmers Market from June to September.

Location:  Lithonia Stewart Amphitheater @ 2515 Parkway Drive. 4:00 to 6:00 pm

For more information call 770-482-8136 or visit


Kilombo’s Annual 5K run/walk  will be Saturday, April 29th at Grant Park. Register online at  $25 early registration, $35 after April 15th. Check in is 8:00-8:30. Call Sister Kina at 404-242-3532 for more information or if you’d like to be a sponsor.


You are cordially invited to join The Presbyterian Women at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Women’s Day, Sunday May 7, 2017 at 11am worship service. Our theme: Fill My Cup, Celebrating the Prayer, Power and Purpose of Presbyterian Women.  Guest speaker: Commissioner Emma Darnell, Fulton County Board of Commissioners.


Afrikan Pilgrimages Inc., presents Dr. Salim Faraji, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, specialist in Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Religion, Ancient Egyptian Christianity and author of “The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered” on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at First Afrikan Church in the Vanessa G. Knight Building. Cost:  Full Day $30. (lunch included) One session $20.00. Morning Session 9:30am-12noon / afternoon Session 1pm – 3:00pm. Registration is required at  Space is Limited