Announcements Nov. 4th, 2018


Mother Dorothy Stamps

Sis. Kim Purnell





Our Children, Our Stories” happens downstairs in the community room today. Children ages FOUR thru ten are invited to come downstairs after the Community Affirmation during the Song of Preparation for Story Time and return upstairs in time for Zawadi. Older Students may come down to help READ Stories to our youngsters. **PARENTS, DO NOT send children under four years old downstairs. You may bring AND stay with them.  Boundary-trained Adult volunteers are also needed. Sister Angela Reid






Mid-Day Bible Study, Wednesdays Nov. 7 & 14, 2018 at 1pm only in the Vanessa Knight Building Main Class Room. Topic: The Bible – our companion as we continue to walk in the power of the Afrikan Holy Ghost. Facilitator – Elder Carvel BennettWhether you believe the Bible to be “the inspired word of God’ or “the infallible word of God”, it still remains the “sacred text” for millions of Afrikans in the United States, the Caribbean, and across the Afrikan Diaspora. This special 2 week mid-day bible study will facilitate discussion and study on (Nov. 7): (a) the Bible as infallible/inspired word of God (b) What is the Bible? (c) formation of the Biblical Canon; (Nov. 14) (a) How to study the Bible from an Africentric perspective, with emphasis on Afrikan morals and ethics (b) Identifying additional resources to aid in our understanding of the Bible (c) A look at other ancient texts including The Husia, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Egyptian Book of the Dead.  Lunch will be served beginning around 12:15pm





Saturday, November 10, 2018 is Public Safety Appreciation Day in Dekalb County at Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Miles E. Fowler Way, Lithonia, GA. Sponsored by Big Miller Grove Security Ministry, Ousley United Methodist and First African Church. Praise 102.5 will be on site. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on site for blood donations, as well as Health Awareness Experts. Start time 10am. Meet & Great Congressman Hank Johnson and Senator Tonya Anderson. Free Food, Fun and Activities for the Kids!






First Afrikan Church, Ousley Athletic Ministry & Savvy Affairs presents the 8th Annual Comedy on Panola on Saturday, November 10th at Ousley United Methodist Church, 3261 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. A Christian Affair Featuring, Opening Entertainer Singer/Song Writer JK, Headliner Double D and Featuring Wellington TuKu. Doors open at 6:30pm – Show starts at 7:00pm Tickets $12.pp – $15 at the door or 5 for $50.00. To Purchase tickets call First Afrikan Church 770-981-2601 or Ousley United Methodist Church 770-981-0180









Please join us on Sunday, November 11th following worship service for a Book Signing with renowned author Michael Datcher of AMERICUS. LOS ANGELES, CA – Set circa 1917 in East St. Louis (13 miles from Ferguson), AMERICUS examines the recurrent intersection of race and violence in the region – and in America.  This historical novel shows how the past offers insight into the present.






In light of our upcoming Church Anniversary and other December and January celebrations, your attendance is extremely important! If you are unable to attend, please insure the presence of a representative.  We look forward to seeing you there. Elder Carlton Johnson



A new First Afrikan Church Quilt be will made for our 25th Church Anniversary. The Squares to make this quilt are $25.00 each, either red or black. Please see or call Deneen McBean Warner @ 678-778-5559 or Debora Bowers @ 770-624-3794 to make your purchase.. The deadline to turn in your completed square is Sunday November 11th. Any square not turned in by the deadline date of November 11th will not be able to be added to the quilt. Thank You and we look forward to everyone being a part of this Historic Quilt to leave an accounting of our presence here at First Afrikan Church.





Please join First Afrikan, Ousley United Methodist and Big Miller Grove Baptist Churches for our annual Community Worship Service on Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm hosted by Ousley United Methodist Church, 3261 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. Pastor Bishop Miles E. Fowler will bring the word and FAC choir will sing.










The Sankofa Sterling Silver Celebration Banquet is the next event in celebration of our 25th Church Anniversary and will be held at Jolie An Event Facility, 5240 Panola Industrial Blvd, Decatur, GA 30035 on Saturday, December 1, 6:30PM. Tickets are $50. and can be purchased from a anniversary committee members or online at Eventbrite









Greetings First Afrikan Family! It has been 13 years since we started Kilombo. Kilombo was born out of the vision of First Afrikan Church. Kilombo provides an African centered education for young people ages 3 to the 8th grade. Please come and celebrate with us on Nov. 10th from 7:00-10:00 at the Venue on Redan, 4964 Redan Road, St. Mt. Our keynote speaker is Derrick Boazman of Too Much Truth and Let Us Make Man. Go to to purchase your tickets. If you can’t attend, you can donate. Fight back against injustice by institution building! Aminata Umoja 404-992-8021.





“The Black Business Empowerment Forum” comes to First Afrikan Church by way of “Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw” and “CrossRoads News”, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, from 9 until 11:30 a.m.  Hear from and interact with International, national, state, and local business leaders who will speak to the undeniable economic legacies of the Black community and our community’s’ untapped financial potential.  Afterwards, and before Black Friday and Christmas Holiday spending sprees, take part in the “Black Empowerment Marketplace”, from noon until 5 p.m., to be held on site.  Entertainers, Vendors and Exhibitors from all areas of Black Business will be on hand to meet your shopping needs and… put your Black Dollar to work for YOUR community.  Proceeds will be contributed to the First Afrikan Church restoration initiatives.

The events are open to the First Afrikan community and the public.   Businesses interested in participating in this event may contact Sis. Cara Fears Johnson and Rev. Lillie Shaw Lomax at 678-748-1524.







An Elecia Fulton Production “A Christmas Story with a Twist”. A Broadway Gospel Stage Play, Saturday, December 8, 2018 Doors Open @ 5:30pm. At the Rockdale Auditorium, 903 Main Street Conyers, GA. Tickets $20. In advance at the door $25. For Information Call 404-553-4065









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