Announcements Oct. 14th, 2018




Mrs. Wilma Young Keels, of Richmond, CA, sister of Sister Tyrrah Young-Mwanga made her Transition on Friday, October 12th.   Memorial Services were held on Saturday, October 13th in Oakland, California.


Mrs. Ann Robinson, Aunt of Elder Stephanie Pearson Robinson made her transition on Thursday, October 11th





Please join us for our 2018 Fall Bible Study Series starting Wednesday, October 17 at 1pm with Elder Carvel Bennett & 7pm with Pastor Mark Lomax. Study Title ORDER: The fifth Principle of Maat and the Result of Holiness. Text: Corinthians 14:39-40 Lunch and Dinner served.



Dr. Darren Harper & Dr. Jewel Crawford will be reconvening the Health and Environmental Ministry. Please join them on Sunday, October 21st following the morning worship service in the Vanessa G. Knight Building.  Refreshments will be served.




Sunday, October 21st, immediately after worship the Anniversary Team will have a 10-15 minute information session. Anyone who wants to serve with us in any capacity is invited and encouraged to attend.





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. A Craft Class will be held on Sunday October 21st after church service to assist with the decorations of the squares. Please bring your supplies you want use to embellish your square.  A few items will also be available for your use. 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.


In honor of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month join us as we “Worship in Pink” on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Please wear your pink in honor of all the Cancer Survivors.




“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.


LITHONIA COMMUNITY GARAGE/YARD SALE!! October Lithonia Farmer’s Market, Saturday, October 20th at 12:00-4:00pm. Clean out your garages, closets, and storage areas before the winter arrives. Join us at the Market and sell your items. There is no vending fee, but register in advance and bring your own display tables. For more information or to register:





Princeton Alumni Panel & Paw-lunteer Day “In Nature’s Service” Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Lithonia City Hall. 10am-4pm. This day will feature an environmental service project as well as a luncheon and Princeton discussion panel titled “Regeneration, Connectivity * The Impact of Multi-use Trails in Furthering Community Development: City of Lithonia as Case Study.”


55 or Older, Unemployed, Low Income and Looking for Work?

The AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a work search training program developed for older adults returning to work. For over 45 years, the program has provided individuals 55 and older with work search opportunities. Individuals are placed in a wide variety of non-profit and government agencies for training to help them return to the workforce. INTERESTED?? Contact your local SSCSEP Office to get started.

AARP Foundation (SCSEP), Senior Community Services Employment Program

4319 Covington Highway, Suite 204, Decatur, GA 30035, 678-919-8283

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