Announcements May 7th, 2017


Sis. Kim Purnell-Grady

Leslie Edwards, daughter of Bro. Adil and Sis. Laurel Mustafa

Bro. Jonathan Toney of Bedford, Oh, son of Sis. Ruth Bobo.

Mama Julia Williams

Mama Asha Lacy



Mrs. Helen Giles of Georgetown, SC, mother of Sis. Mary Majors made her transition at the age of 89.  Mrs. Giles funeral service was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Bethel AME, 130 Broad Street, Georgetown, SC.

Mrs. Shirley Bowen, mother of Bro. Joe Parks fiancé and Mr. Stanley Hymes, uncle of Bro. Parks made their transition.


Please send your prayer request and prayer concerns to





Today during the 10AM Service at First Afrikan Church–“Our Children, Our Stories”

Children from ages 4-8 are invited downstairs to the FAC Community Room for Story Hour after Harambee until Zawadi time.  Teens are also invited to participate by sharing in the storytelling.  Sister Angela Reid




Join Pastor Lomax and the newly formed First Afrikan Male Chorus as they travel to Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 3558 Church Street, Duluth, GA 30096 on Sunday, May 21st at 3 p.m. Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating 142 years of Christian ministry. We are honored by their invitation. Hope to see you there.





NSAA 2017-Our annual recognition service for educational and cultural achievers will be Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Our theme: “Freedom Is A Voice” interprets 2 Corinthians 6:7 “Now with the voice of truth and power of God—armed on the right and armed on the left with righteousness from God—we continue” (The Voice translation) as the “Nsaa” charge.  Electronic copies of Nasa application will be available on the church website and hard copies of Nsaa Applications for 2017 are in the Narthex. We are requesting those to be recognized to email their application and an audio file (record it on your smartphone) of your 2-3 word(s) that completes the phrase “Freedom Is……” to  For those who need assistance, Deacon Daniel Kelly will be available after services on Sunday, May 21st to help you record.   Applications and voice files will be accepted through Sunday, June 4, 2017. Instructions on recording are also a part of the Nasa application form for your information.





If you are interested in working with our Acolytes please see or contact Elder Carvel Bennett.











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

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. 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”:





Come out, share and experience our next Seasoned Women’s gathering on Tuesday, May 9th @ 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 Sis. Janice Taheera Harper at 706 593 4023.  Remember, it’s pot luck.  See you there.






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!





Hymns, Spirituals and Gospel – Songs of the Church –  FREE CONCERT Sunday May 7, 2017 at Big Miller Grove Baptist Church,3800 Miles E. Fowler Way, Lithonia, GA. at 4:00pm. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall


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.


First African Church is cordially invited to attend, The Ceremony, Session I: Spirit of the Drum in honor of elder master drummer Adebisi (“Bisi”) Adeleke. The event will take place Saturday, May 20th at 8:30PM at Apache Cafe in Midtown. Ayan Adebisi Adeleke is a fourth-generation master drummer in the lineage of Yoruba talking praise drums. The program will highlight his contributions as of one of the foremost authorities of Yoruba music and culture in the Southeastern United States. Tickets can be purchased online at  For additional information, please contact Euneika Rogers Sipp at 404-343-8268


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

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