News and Events

 Lithonia First United Methodist offers free concert featuring quartet group

Lithonia First United Methodist Church, 3099 Stone Mountain Street, Lithonia, will host a free community concert featuring the Christian quartet, “Emmaus Road,” on Sunday, March 16, at the church’s 10:50 a.m. worship service.


The mini-concert will showcase the group of four men who have performed on local, regional and national stages. Church members say the group is comprised of young,  men who are dedicated to traveling across the country singing and preaching at churches, revivals and concerts.


The concert is free, but a love offering will be taken. The community is invited. For more information on the group, visit 770-482-6394.     


New Bethel A.M.E. Church sets mobile food pantry

New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 8350 Rockbridge Road, Highway 124, Lithonia, will host a free mobile food pantry for the community on Saturday, March 29, 9 – 11:30 a.m. while supplies last. 


The mobile food pantry provides non-perishable and other food items to communities in and around DeKalb County. The Family-2-Family Foundation and New Bethel A.M.E provide the food pantry.


Food items are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and may be distributed before 11:30 a.m.


Identification is required. For more information or to receive directions, call 770-484-3350 or visit    


First Presbyterian pays homage to the organ, stained glass windows

First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree St., N.E., Atlanta, will host “A Fest for the Eyes and Ears,” on Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary.


The free event will showcase the church’s stained-glass windows and organist Jens Korndörfer. Attendees can enjoy illuminated windows, while listening to baroque and organ music that relates to the biblical stories depicted in the windows.


Dr. Jens Korndörfer will perform festive and meditative works by great composers such as J.S. Bach and Toccata. He will perform choral preludes as well, on a large pipe organ. 404-892-8461. 


First Saint Paul A.M.E. Church celebrates 17th anniversary 

First Saint Paul A. M. E. Church, 2687 Klondike Road, Lithonia, will begin its 17th Anniversary celebration with “Revival Sunday” on Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m.


The church will welcome guest speaker, the Rev. Carolyn Tyler Guidry, who is the retired 122nd consecrated Bishop of The African Methodist Episcopal Church.


With the theme, “It’s Our Season, Let Us Rejoice,” the church continues its anniversary events with a “Family and Friends Fun Day” on Saturday, March 15, noon. The event will include food and games for all ages. The anniversary celebration concludes on Sunday, March 16, 10 a.m., when the Rev. H. E. Terrell, retired elder of the Griffin District/Macon Conference of The African Methodist Episcopal Church will deliver a motivational message.


Dr. Marvin Crawford, pastor of First Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, invites the public to attend. 770-484-9660