Announcements June 11th, 2017

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR ALL OUR SICK, SHUT IN AND THOSE THAT ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES IN THEIR LIVES AND FAMILIES


Mama Asha Lacy

Sis. Kim Purnell Grady

Mama Julia William

 

Bereavement:

 

Mrs. Helen Purnell, mother of Kim Purnell Grady, made her transition on Thursday, June 1st. Mrs. Purnell service was held at First Afrikan Church on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

 

Please send your prayer request and prayer concerns to deacons@firstafrikanchurch.org


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Spring Bible Study Wednesdays, May 17th thru June 21st. Theme: Vision for Worship: Restoring God to the Center of Life. Session IVWorship as Praise to God

2 Chronicles 5:13-14; Acts 2:1-4.  Instructor Pastor Ogunwale’ Lomax.

Classes 1pm (lunch 12:15) & 7pm (dinner 6:15) Bring your Bible.

 

Come, share and experience our next Seasoned Women’s gathering about SelfCare While Coping with Loss on Tuesday, June 13th @ 7pm. It will be hosted at the home of the Harpers at 3657 Evans Mill Rd., Lithonia 30038. If you have any questions or need directions call Janice Taheera Harper at 706 593 4023.  Remember, bring a dish, it’s potluck.  See you there.

 

Please join Creation Care every 3rd Saturday this summer (June – Sept) for a FREE movie night. Bring your chairs, blankets and refreshments on Saturday, June 17th at 7pm for the showing of “I’m not a Negro” by director Raoul Peck.

 

There will not be a Congregation Mbongi on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 

On Sunday, June 18th following both worship services.  The Akwaaba (welcome) Team will host a Meet and Greet for our 2017 new members.  The congregation is asked to come to the Community Room for some food, fun and fellowship.  For more information see Sis. Belinda Elder

 

Ujamaa Exchange- Community Help Us and Let Us Help You! Saturday, June 24, 2017Donations needed for Ujamaa Exchange any gently used items are accepted, washers, dryers, furniture, electronics, clothes, kitchen ware and household goods.  Please no live animals.  Please contact Rev. Rhonda at 678-782-9050 to coordinate donations.

The next Boundary Training class will be held on Saturday, July 8, from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, here at FAC, co-led by Elder Stephanie Pearson Robinson and Elder Pauline Marshall.  If you are interested in working with our children and youth, you are required to complete this training prior to beginning that work.  Please call the church’s administrative assistant to reserve your spot as soon as you can.


 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

 

National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  Films at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030 404-370-3070.  June 11, The House on Coco Road at 3:00pm Grenada / June 18, Catch a Fire at 3:00pm Barbados / June 18, Sweet Bottom @ 3:45pm Jamaica. Films at the Wesley Chapel William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30034 404-286-6980. June 17, Aluku Liba: Maroon Again at12Noon, French Guiana / June 17at 3:00pm Antigua and Barbuda.  A question and answer session will follow the Films and Caribbean refreshments will be served.

 

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the NBPC will hold their next meeting on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at New Life Presbyterian Church, 6600 Old National Hwy, College Park, GA 30349.

 

African Pilgrimages Inc., presents Dr. Jawanza E. Clark. Associate Professor of Global Christianity at Manhattan College, in the Bronx, NY, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Turner Chapel AME Church, 4650 Cascade Road, Atlanta, GA. 30331. Cost Full Day 430. (Lunch included) One Session $20.00. Morning Session: 9:30am-12:00noon / After Session: 1:00pm-3:00pm. Registration required at www.africanpilgrimagesinc.com/events.html

 

Big Miller Grove Baptist Church invites you to 2017 Youth Revival Featuring Powerful Guest Speaker, Elder Cornelius Fowler from Palm River COGIC in Tampa, FL ALL YOUTH ARE WELCOME… Wednesday, June 28 to Friday June 30th nightly at 7:30pm. Come One Come ALL!

 

FAC Live Sermons can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/First-Afrikan-Church-167700410029761/ or search “First Afrikan Church” to find us! Please follow us @FirstAfrikan on Twitter and like us @FirstAfrikanChurch Facebook! Spread the word! #BeAfrikan!