The annual cleanup, which is in its second year, is a precursor to the church's annual Community Impact Week, set for July 21-27 this year.
The church said last week that more than 350 volunteers had signed up for the three-hour event, which starts at 7 a.m. and will cover 2.6 miles between Flat Shoals and Glenwood roads. They will pick up paper, candy wrappers, fast food containers, empty soda cans, discarded banners and signs.
The project is a joint effort between the church, DeKalb County Transportation and Keep DeKalb Beautiful.
Pastor Marlin Harris, who launched Community Impact Day in 1997, said the cleanup is not just about making the community nice to look at.
"A community that cares how it looks will prayerfully treat its citizens with the same respect," he said.
He encouraged the individuals and community groups to join the church in the cleanup effort and help make a difference.
Volunteers 12 years and older can participate in the cleanup. Senior citizens can also pitch in by clearing the New Life Community Center campus of debris and planting flowers, pulling weeds and performing other yard work.
For more information, visit www.nlcc-atl.org or call 404-381-6731.