Announcements Oct. 7th, 2018


The family of slain Police Officer Terrence Carraway of Florence S.C. former Livingstone College classmate of Brother Kenny Caldwell.



Please join us for our 2018 Fall Bible Study Series starting Wednesday, October 10 at 1pm with Elder Carvel Bennett & 7pm with Pastor Mark Lomax. Study Title BALANCE: The fourth Principle of Maat and the Practice of Holiness. Text: Corinthians 8:12-14 Lunch and Dinner served.



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.




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.



Please join Union Missionary Baptist Church, 2470 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA 30058 on Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th for a two night Revival. Speaker Rev. Angela B. Moore of Clarkston First Baptist Church, Clarkston, GA. You are also invited Sunday, October 21st for the Women’s Day Celebration, Speaker: Rev. Josephine Barksdale, Lindsey Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga.






Decatur Dekalb Market Group 2nd Annual 2018 Business & Food Truck Expo, Saturday, October 13, 2018 10am-5pm. At Ousley UMC, 3261 Panola Road, Lithonia, GA 30038. A day filled with Family, Friends, Live Music, Food and More. Free Cellular Phones. Free Face Painting, gifts and prizes. Vendor opportunities available contact Ms. T. Ellis 404-552-3637. ATTENTION: Models wanted for our Fashion Show!!



Celebrating the Gift of Health Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Antoch-Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2152 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia, GA 30058, in the Fellowship Hall 10am -2pm. Health Screenings, Free Massages, Healthful Information, Kids Activities, Skit, Guest Speakers., Healthy Snacks, Entertainment and more..




“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.


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



Kilombo is now accepting 3-4 year olds. We have a few slots still open for K-8. If you want a safe, loving environment for your child, Kilombo is the place. Kilombo fosters an academically excellent and culturally relevant education that produces students who are equipped to succeed globally and are committed to social justice. Kilombo exists as a result of First Afrikan Church’s commitment to institution building. Call Aminata Umoja at 404-992-8021 or email me at   for more information.  Visit our new campus at 1879 Columbia Drive, First Afrikan members in good standing receive a 10% discount.


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