Announcements Sept. 9th, 2018



Rev. Rhonda James Jones

Bro. Muhammed Cannon

Mrs. Cathy Stevens, Clarksville, TN sister of Elder Betty Duvall

Sis. Sasha Odom

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

Mama Dorothy Stamps

Bro. Joe Parks



Sis. Lucrecia Norwood neighbor of Deacon Charles and Sis. Kim Mailey made her transition on Thursday, September 7th.




Please join us for our 2018 Fall Bible Study Series starting Wednesday, September 12th at 1pm with Elder Carvel Bennett & 7pm with Pastor Mark Lomax. Study Title: What is Holiness? Text: Ephesians 4:22-25. Lunch and Dinner served 1 hour prior to class.




Come and join the Seasoned Women at their upcoming gathering/birthday celebration on a special date and time Thursday, Sept. 13th, 4pm – 9pm at the home of Florence Jobe, 2128 Green Tree Court, Lithonia, GA. If you need directions or have other questions, she can be reached at 770-866-1636    Reminder, this is NOT a potluck event, it is a gathering/birthday celebration.  Beginning in October, Seasoned Women gathering will no longer meet the 2nd Tuesday each month. The new date will be the 2nd Monday of each month from 7pm-9pm.

Forms for the Seasoned Women Directory are available in the Narthex.




ATTENTION ALL:  Elders, Deacons, Ministers, Ministry Leaders and Trustees. We are having a Leadership Mbongi on Saturday, September 15th from 9:30am – 12:00noon. In the large Community Room.






The next New Members Class will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am – 3pm in the Vanessa Knight Building (Middle Classroom). Not only are new members encouraged to attend, but seasoned members and leaders are always welcomed. Please RSVP to the church office (770-981-2601) or email by Wednesday, Sept. 19, if you plan to attend.


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.




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







First African Community Development Corporation will celebrate and commemorate the one year anniversary marking the transition of Mama Asha Lacy as an Ancestor.  We will have a Butterfly Release in the First Afrikan Community Garden immediately following worship service on next Sunday, September 16th.  All are welcome to attend





Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw Coming to First Afrikan

Now in its second season, “Beneath the Surface with Lillie Shaw brings the needs, stories, concerns, movements, and prayers of the Black community home, to the Black Church, where the conversations and dilemmas of God’s people gain their strength, in the sanctuary.

Broadcasting from the place of prayer and action that is First Afrikan Church, BTS with Lillie Shaw will share the sacred dialogue and news of the people by way of multiple social media platforms, podcasts, video casts, and with congregational audiences every Saturday, live, beginning September 15, 2018, from 9 until 11 a.m.  Show schedules and topics can be found on the show website:


“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.




The Original Collard Greens Cultural Festival, Saturday, September 22, 2018 12Noon-8pm at the Lithonia Amphitheater, 2515 Park Drive, Lithonia, Ga 30058. WWW.COLLARDGREENSCULTURALFESTIVAL.COM OR CALL 470-809-7077






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

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