Worshippers Interceding for Excellence marks 12 years

Apostle Shirley Dowling will help members of Worshippers Interceding for Excellence celebrate their 12-year church anniversary and appreciation for Apostle Kathern Thomas on March 19 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center.

‘Prom on Fleek’ fashion show, teen summit tackles tough issues

A “Prom on Fleek” fashion show and teen summit on March 17 at Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church will tackle tough issues impacting today’s young people.

Comforting children during bereavement focus of Family Matters Conference

Parents, grandparents, godparents and guardians can attend the Family Matters Conference on March 18 at Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Decatur.

Retirement celebration for Greenforest executive pastor

Members and leadership of Greenforest Community Baptist Church will celebrate the retirement of the Rev. Herman Cody on April 1 in Decatur. The event begins at 5 p.m. in the Genesis Room. For tickets, visit www.greenforest.org or call 404-486-1120.

Greenforest Church Pastor Dr. Berry believes church is linked to the community

Dr. Emory Berry leading Greenforest Community Baptist Church into the Community: The fourth senior pastor at Greenforest believes that the church must minister to the community around the church by being a constant presence in the community

Young adult worship experience at House of Hope Atlanta

Psalmist Tiffany Sledge will appear at the Union – Young Adults Gathering on March 10 at the House of Hope Atlanta in Decatur.

Free screenings, exercise and nutrition demos at health fair

Free medical screenings and exercise and nutrition demonstrations will be available on March 4 at the “Living Healthier in 2017” Health Fair at Welcome Friend Baptist Church in Ellenwood.

Ujamaa Exchange helps community to share useful items

Families and individuals can bring new and gently-used items or extras to trade at the Ujamaa Exchange on Feb. 25 at First Afrikan Church in Lithonia. The bi-monthly Community Giveaway, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is ...

New Birth names new senior pastor to replace Bishop Eddie Long

Bishop Stephen A. Davis is the new Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, succeeding the late Bishop Eddie Long. Davis, who has been a pastor since 1997, comes to the Lithonia church from New Birth Birmingham, ...

Bishop Long remembered as visionary leader, caring pastor, family man

Friends, family, and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church staff and members remembered Bishop Eddie Lee Long as a man who rose from humble beginnings to global prominence at his Jan. 25 Celebration of Life Service.

Chicago's Father Pfleger to headline MLK service at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Chicago's Father Michael Pfleger, who fought gang bloodshed with basketball games, will headline the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service on Jan. 16 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran for president in 2016, ...

Greenforest members taking on 13 King Day service projects

Some 400 Greenforest Community Baptist Church members will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy Jan. 14 to 16 with volunteer labor at the Decatur church and throughout the community. The volunteers will work on 13 service projects that include cleaning ...

Decatur church offers 'Drive Through Prayers' to hurting people

People use drive-throughs for fast-food, coffee, banking, weddings, and even funerals – so why not a drive through for prayers? That was the vision that came to Dr. Norwida Marshall, a ministry leader at Mountainside Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Decatur ...

Mime to transport expo audience with his performances

When your moniker is “The Chozen 1” you have to bring it every time and that is exactly what mime Antonio Hinton does in his performances. At the CrossRoadsNews Oct. 15 Seniors/Baby Boomers Expo at the Mall at Stonecrest, he ...

Annual Watch Night Services honor past, usher in the new year

Congregations and others will be headed to church Dec. 31 for Watch Night Services to welcome the new year. The annual observance, which took on great significance for slaves, freedmen and abolitionists during the Civil War, endures in the Black ...