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Run the JFBC Polar Bear Run this Saturday

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The 27th annual Polar Bear Run is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, 2015. The Polar Bear Run is sponsored by and held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta/East Cobb. The Polar Bear Run benefits high school music students who participate in Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s Student Music mission trips/choir tours.

The winter race began in 1989 and was originally held on the Mercer University campus in Atlanta, benefitting Easter Seals. Johnson Ferry began hosting the Polar Bear Run in 1992, after being approached to take over the race. The first race had 300 participants, and has steadily grown to its current 2,000 participant limit.

Proceeds from the race benefit members of Johnson Ferry High School Student Music who need financial assistance for the annual Mission/Choir Tour. Students rehearse weekly to learn songs, drama skits, and dance routines to use both in local worship and tour opportunities. In past years, students have traveled to New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Poland,
Dallas, and Washington, DC, just to name a few. This race will be one of the most enjoyable January, cold-weather runs you will ever participate in! Not only does it offer runners a fast, flat course, but the fun, food, and great looking long-sleeve technical t-shirt, make this a must run! Only the running is outdoors; the rest of the time, you stay in the warm surroundings of the church’s Activities Center. Times for 2K & 5K will be recorded using finish-line chip timing devices.

Registration fee for the 5K & 2K races are $30; Cub Run (age 2-5 only) is $20; Phantom Runner (Don’t make me sweat! – just send me the shirt) is $30. Race packet pickups are Friday, January 30, 9am – 7pm at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 105; and, Saturday, January 31, beginning at 6:30am in the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s Activities Center. For more information, visit polarbear-run.com.

 

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Sparkle a new you this January with Jacynta Harb

Jacynta Harb’s Sparkle classes are coming to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church this January. From January to May, join Jacynta on Mondays at 6:30pm or Thursdays at 9:45am to Sparkle a New You. Lose weight, learn lots of valuable nutrition information, explore the emotional side of weight loss and have fun with tours and guest speakers.

Cost is $150 for the 16 week course, just $8.82 per week.

To register or for more information, contact Jacynta Harb, Sparkle a New You, at 404 242 5062

 

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JFBC Christmas Festival is this weekend

Kick off the Christmas season at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church for their Christmas Festival Choir and Orchestra Concert December 13-14. Concerts will be held at 4pm and 7pm each day.

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is located at 955 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. For more information call 770-973-6561 or visit johnsonferry.org.

 

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Enjoy Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight, featuring the Georgia Festival Chorus and directed by Frank Boggs, will be held December 4, 7:30-9:30pm, at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. For more information call 770-973-6561 or visit www.johnsonferry.org.

 

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JFBC Magnolia Ball celebrates seniors

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick

What do you get when you put 175 residents of local Assisted Living Communities, a great Jazz Band, and good food together?  The answer:  Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s annual Magnolia Ball!

And that occurred on Sunday, October 5, when guests from Arbor Terrace of East Cobb, Atria of Paces Ferry, Benton House in Woodstock, Bickford of Marietta, Chambrell of Roswell, Elmcroft, Freedom Pointe, Parc at Piedmont, Sunrise of East Cobb and The Jewish Tower came together in the Fellowship Hall of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church at 955 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, GA.

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick, and guest vocalist, Andrea Mueller, had the guests packing the dance floor to jazz favorites, such as Take the A Train, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Summertime. Before and after the Jazz Band performed, Tom Olsen, pianist at Sunrise East Cobb, played memorable 1930’s and ‘40’s standards, such as Sentimental Journey.

Between songs, guests enjoyed light refreshments, including dessert cookies donated by Arbor Terrace of East Cobb and bananas foster, demonstrated by Brian Knapp, chef at Atria of Paces Ferry.  John Morgan Photography took professional photos of the guests.

Each year residents are asked about their unfulfilled dreams and two to three residents have their “dreams” filled by Johnson Ferry Church.  This year, Gene Sullivan of Atria, who said his favorite place is the dance floor, was awarded free dance lessons from Atlanta Dance on Roswell Road.

Dale Elbert Jones of Parc at Piedmont, who will be 100 in early November, had a dream that his “Ole Bull” model violin be played by an expert.  This violin was purchased by his grandfather from a tramp while enroute to Arizona in 1886.  Dale later inherited the damaged violin and completely restored it.  His dream was accomplished when Colleen Lively, a local violinist and violin teacher at Johnson Ferry Conservatory of Music, performed the song, When I Fall in Love, on Dale’s heirloom violin.

Sonia Lohmeyer of Sunrise of East Cobb was the third “dream” recipient, but was unable to attend this year’s Ball.  She will receive her dream later this month.

Also honored was Jim Neyland, who was celebrated by Johnson Ferry for his years of ministry to local assisted living communities.

Over 100 members of Johnson Ferry Church volunteer to make the Magnolia Ball a joyful experience for local seniors.  Next year’s Ball will be held in early October 2015 and all local area seniors are invited.

Spend Labor Day at Holy Smoke BBQ Festival at Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Forget the backyard cookout, give your grill a rest this Labor Day and head to the Holy Smoke BBQ and Music Festival sponsored by the Men of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on Monday, September 1, 2014, 11am-5pm. FREE admission and parking!

Enjoy barbecue from Williamson Brothers for $5, live music, BBQ cooking contest, kids games, vendors, a silent auction, classic car show and more. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.  More info:  770-794-2972 or www.johnsonferry.org/holysmoke.

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JFBC offers support groups

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church offers support groups for a variety of needs including:

Divorce Care (adult, children, and teen groups)
Griefshare
Al-Anon
Adult Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse
Depression/Bipolar
Cancer Support
Parents of Prodigals
Hearts of Hope for families of those in same-sex attraction
In His Love for families dealing with gender identity issues

For more about Johnson Ferry Baptist Church groups, contact Barbara Jarratt, counseling ministry assistant, at 770-794-2978.

 

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Summer Movies continue through July

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church FREE Summer Movie Series continue this week. Movies will be screened at JFBC, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta on Tuesday nights at 7 pm in Room 341/343.

Enjoy popcorn, candy, soda and water for a small donation. Movies dates are:

  • July 8 – King’s Faith
  • July 15 – Johnny
  • July 22 – Finding Normal
  • July 29 – The Moment After

Not all of the movies are appropriate for all audiences. Please go to www.christianfilmdatabase.com to watch the trailers and read the movie summaries and reviews beforehand. For more information please contact theresecondon@bellsouth.net

 

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An American Celebration of Independence coming to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church will present “An American Celebration,” Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3, at 7pm, featuring music by the Johnson Ferry Choir and Orchestra. An ice cream social following each concert will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a freezer of homemade ice cream or your favorite store brand to the Fellowship Hall prior to the concert and return after to enjoy! Complimentary preschool childcare is available during the concert with advance registration by June 26.

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church is located at 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 . More info: Melanie Christian at 770-795-3238 or melanie.christian@jfbc.org.

 

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Johnson Ferry continues summer movie series with Season’s of Gray

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church FREE Summer Movie Series continue this week. Movies will be screened at JFBC, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta on Tuesday nights at 7 pm in Room 341/343.

Enjoy popcorn, candy, soda and water for a small donation. Movies dates are:

  • June 17 – Season’s of Gray
  • June 24 – Grace Unplugged
  • July 1 – Last Ounce of Courage
  • July 8 – King’s Faith
  • July 15 – Johnny
  • July 22 – Finding Normal
  • July 29 – The Moment After

Not all of the movies are appropriate for all audiences. Please go to www.christianfilmdatabase.com to watch the trailers and read the movie summaries and reviews beforehand. For more information please contact theresecondon@bellsouth.net

 

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