Announcements Nov. 5th, 2017



Ms. MaryAnn Hickman of Collinsville, Indiana, sister of Sis. Sandra (Elder Don) Phoenix

Mr. Charles Flowers, brother of Sister Abena Ajanaku

Hurricane & Earthquake victims            Elder Jim Davis        Babajide Faoye

Mama Julia Williams          Bro. George Tait, husband of Sis. Akosua Tait




TODAY, Sunday, November 5th–“Our Children, Our Storieswill be held during 10AM Worship Service at First Afrikan Church Service. Children ages 4-8 are invited downstairs to the FAC Community Room for storytelling after Harambee until Zawadi time. **A parent must STAY with children younger than four. Also accepting NEW Black Children’s Books for December 3rd Giveaway.  Contact: Sister Angela Reid (


Thanksgiving Meals for Needy Families:  The Deacon Board will be providing bags of food to needy families for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are looking for families who need support. If you are a family or you know of a family who needs support, please contact one of your friendly FAC Deacons or call the church office to sign up to receive a bag no later than Thursday, November 16. Or, if you are able to, please take a bag located in the Narthex, fill it up using the shopping list attached and bring it back to the church the following Sunday.  Cash, $15 or $20 grocery store gift cards are also welcome. The bags will be distributed on Sunday, November 19th. For more information, please contact Deacon Niyoka Johnson ( 404 317-4952), Deacon Joy Rankin ( 516 456-9200) or Deacon Lynne Young (; 678 772-9400).  Thank you for your generosity!


FACAT will meet in the Small Community Room on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. Purpose: Planning for Elected Officials Forum (City of Stonecrest, City of Lithonia, Dekalb County, and State Reps). Finalize our 2018 Calendar.


Please join us for our Annual Community Worship Service on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7pm.This year’s host church will be Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Lithonia, GA. 30038, First Afrikan Church Pastor Mark “Ogunwale” Lomax will preach the word and Ousley United Methodist Church with sing the songs of praise.


Please join us for our Fall/Winter Bible study this Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1pm & 7pmStudy Subject: “Walking with God is a Matter of the Mind, Emotions, Spirit” Text: Luke 10:25-28 (29-37 (Lunch & Dinner served 1 hour before class)


Kijana is an Afrikan Rites of Passage program for boys age 13-17.  If you are interested in having a young man in your home of community participate with the next group, please attend an Open House on Sunday, November 12 immediately following our 10am service in the VGK Building.  If you have questions, please see Rev. Carlton D. Johnson.


The 24th Church Anniversary Celebration will be Saturday, December 9 and Sunday December 10.  The celebration will focus on the church family spiritually reconnecting with God, through a commitment to pray, study, worship and work together as we identify and fulfill our divine call to “Building First Afrikan’s Future Together:  Restoring God to the Center of Life.”  Mark your calendars and invite family and friends.

Anniversary Committee Chairs, Rev. Rhonda James-Jones and Elder Doug Gaither.


Greetings, Congregation. The 2017 Anniversary Committee needs your help!  Volunteers are needed to be part of a calling team. The team will connect with congregation members to personally invite and share information about our 24th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 & 10. We hope God will place this on your heart to volunteer. Please contact Elder Doug Gaither @ 678-296-4421 or Rev. Rhonda James-Jones @678-782-9050, Anniversary Committee Chairs.



The 24th Anniversary Celebration will begin on Saturday December 9, with the Building First Afrikan’s Future Black Business Expo.  Come out and do your holiday shopping with us and support businesses in our community.  Let your dollars circulate in the Black Community and help us Build First Afrikan’s Future Together.  If you would like to participate as a vendor or have a recommendation of a vendor please contact Elder Doug Gaither @ 678-296-4421, or Rev. Rhonda James-Jones @ 678-782-9050




Please join Pilgrims Community Church, 281 Mt. Zion Ave., Atlanta, GA., 30354 404-630-9790 in celebrating the church 17th Anniversary. Theme:” Come and See!” Friday, November 10 @6:30pm, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6:00pm (free formal event), Sunday, November 12 @ 10am (African attire).


Kilombo’s 12th Annual Dinner will be November 11th from 6:00-9:00 at the Venue on Redan, 4964 Redan Rd. Attorney Mawuli Davis will be our keynote speaker. Come and enjoy the wonderful sounds of Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective. Join us for a luxurious evening of good food, good company, good music and a soul stirring message as we build our freedom school!  If you’d like tickets or you’d like to put an ad in our ad booklet, please call or email me, Aminata Umoja at 404-992-8021, Kilombo fosters an academically excellent and culturally relevant education that produces students who are equipped to succeed globally and are committed to social justice.


Tuskegee University Choir in Concert at Ousley United Methodist Church, 3261 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30038 on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4pm. Please join us and Support out Talented Students. Donation $20. Pastor McCallister Hollins, Senior Pastor, for additional information and tickets please contact, Ms. Corene Washington at 770-482-4030 or


HomeSafe Georgia has funds available to assist homeowners who owe more on their homes than their homes are worth.  If you know someone who may be in this situation, let them know about the program.  Applications are available online at or by phone at 1-877-519-4443 or in-person on 11/2, 11/4, and 11/8 see website for locations.


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

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