Announcements Sept. 23rd, 2018




Deacon Angie Wiggins

Mr. Lardell Shaw, brother of Rev. Lillie Shaw-Lomax

People in North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia affective by the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Mrs. Emmalene Reynolds, the mother of Elder Newburn (Deacon Ethelin) Reynolds
Mother Dorothy Stamps
Mr. Timothy Reid of Fayetteville, NC, brother of Sis. Angela Reid
Sis. Kim Purnell
Sis. Mekeyah McQueen and family
People of Cameroon

Sis. Sasha Odom

Mrs. Ann Mitchell of Chicago, IL mother of Rev. Susan Mitchell



Please join us for our 2018 Fall Bible Study Series starting Wednesday, September 26th at 1pm with Elder Carvel Bennett & 7pm with Pastor Mark Lomax. Study Title:  JUSTICE: The second Principle of Maat and the Essence of Holiness Text: Psalm 9:7-9 Lunch and Dinner served 1 hour prior to class.




Please join us for our Annual Ancestral Walk on Saturday, September 29th at 9am at First Afrikan Church for a Spiritual History Tour of the Old Landmarks in the Sanctuary and Creation Care Trails and Garden.




Seasoned Women are collecting information for our Community Directory. The directory is not just for businesses, but for those who have talents, skills, and with experiences I a myriad of areas. Please pick up a form which is on lime green paper and located in the Narthex.  You can deposit your completed form in the box located on the table in the Narthex by September 30, 2018. Asante Sana





Please join the Men of First Afrikan Church on Saturday October 6 at 9:30 am for THE BROTHERS BRUNCH. A rehearsal of the men’s choir will follow. The Brothers Brunch is a morning set aside for men of all ages and stages to share and receive spiritual and psychological support.  Rev Brady Radford will return with a power packed panel to continue our discussion on the shifting narrative and ideology of black masculinity in our current American context. A bountiful brunch will be served. Please see Rev Carlton Johnson for any additional questions




You are cordially invited to our general Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment meeting on September 25, 2018 at 7:00PM at the home of Sandra Honore, 3400 Bramblevine Circle, Lithonia, Georgia 30038. This meeting is particularly important because there is a plan to build a truck stop in Lithonia, Georgia. We must not allow a truck stop to come to our community!! We support strong economic development, not polluting industries. We look forward to seeing you. Renee Cail, Pres. 617-320-3910 or Sandra Honore, Secretary 770-559-9669




Greetings First Afrikan Family!  Please join Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute for our Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, Sept. 29th from 11:00-6:00; we will also be hosting Chef Natasha Brewley at our Kilombo Korner Kitchen, featuring delicious foods for vegans.  1879 Columbia Drive, on the campus of Hillside Presbyterian Church.  Join us for food, fun and fellowship.  Come out and see the school. Together we can educate our children, ourselves! Call Aminata at 404-992-8021 for more information.


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!!


“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.