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Life Balance Series continues ‘PHYSICAL’ by Lynne Saunders

Guest Contributors: Dr. Doug Thrasher & Dr. Linda Bell

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CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NEWS Published by Papa’s Pantry (501c3) 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200 Woodstock, GA 30189 Phone: 770-591-4730 Fax: 770-591-4707

MEET CCN’S CONTRIBUTORS Daily Living Principles Disturbed ( #4 in a series)…. Pages 8 & 9 By Lynne Saunders Editor and Founder of Papa’s Pantry, The Master’s Training Center, & Christian Community News Author, “21st Century Keys to EMPLOYMENT”

On the cover: In keeping with the Life Balance Series, this month’s issue is featuring PHYSICAL… health and wellness!

In a Word…. Zero Page 10 By Tim Grady

The mission of Papa's Pantry is to help individuals and families re-establish stability and selfreliance by offering a variety of programs including immediate food assistance, employment strategies, and life skills through hands-on support and ongoing training.

(L) By Dr. Doug Thrasher, Sr. Pastor Hillside UMC

Christian Community News (CCN) is published once a month by “Papa’s Pantry”, Inc, a nonprofit organization, organized in 1998, that works with families who have experienced a setback, providing food assistance when food is at risk in the household. Recognizing that “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word of God,” (Dt 8:3) The Master’s Training Center, the Pantry’s education division, offers mentoring, classes and coaching for all families in the areas of employment strategies, money management, goal setting, time management, computer skills, nutrition, organic gardening, & bible studies. Please consider Papa’s Pantry in your monthly giving. We depend on local financial support to continue to offer stability training and groceries to those in our community. Donations are taxdeductible. Funds generated by advertising help ongoing programs. The advertisements in CCN are meant to promote businesses, services, anything that someone wants to buy, sell, or exchange. Papa’s Pantry in no way represents the quality or trustworthiness of these printed solicitations, so due care is needed when responding to any information presented. CCN reserves the right to decline advertising material that is deemed inappropriate. Christian Church Directory Listings are free, space available. Christian churches are defined as those who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was of virgin birth. He was crucified, died, resurrected, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father as our Savior, redeemer, and intercessor. Salvation is found through Him.

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Honoring God With Our Bodies ….Page 11 The Heart of Motivation…Pages 12-13 (R) By Dr. Linda Bell, Chiropractor, Ridgewalk

Home and Family Time and Money Savings ….Page 14-15 (L) By Susan Call, the Coupon Tutor, MTC Trainer

Healthy Recipe…. Page 17 (R) By Maureen Penniman, Owner of Bees-Knees and MTC Trainer

Just for Fun Gotta Love That Email! Page 21

Cool Christian Events Church Directory By Mary Tucker

Pages 18-23

Master’s Training Center Complete April Schedule Employment Strategies, GED, Couponing, Life Balance, Nutrition, Budgeting, & Bible Studies! Page 5

2 convenient Papa’s to choose from for emergency food assistance! Grocery Assistance is by appointment, please call to schedule: 770-591-4730 /

- (Main) Woodstock: 770-591-4730; 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Ste 200, 30189 Food Appointments: Tues, Wed, Thurs, & Friday Business Hours: Monday: 9:30-2:30 Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9:30-4:30 Friday, 9:30-2:30 - Canton Satellite Facility: 770-479-0729, 500 Crisler St, 30114 Food Appointments: Tues 4:00-7:00, Friday SAY YOU SAW IT IN


The Master’s Training Center

The Master’s Training Center is Papa’s Pantry’s Training Division. All classes are open to everyone. Some seminars have a training fee for folks NOT enrolled in the Pantry’s food outreach. Scholarships are available-please ask when preregistering. ALL PRE-REGISTRATIONS 48 HRS BEFORE CLASS REQUIRED. Minimum 5 registrants per class… invite your friends!

There’s something for just about everyone!

MTC THE MASTER’S TRAINING CENTER 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Woodstock 30189


Employment Strategies Core Concepts: This 3 morning workshop takes participants from fearful and desperate to confident! Learn how to think like an employer as you prepare a resume that will get noticed! Workshop Fee of $120.00 includes: three-day workshop, Lynne’s book “21st Century Keys to EMPLOYMENT,” and follow-up resume coaching. Maximum 10 participants per class. These workshops can be brought to your organization. Taught by Papa’s founder, Lynne Saunders. Parts I, II, & III; 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. each day. April 9, 10, and 11.

Couponing: Save hundreds of dollars on your grocery bill! Learn to maximize each and every $$! Only a $5.00 donation for Papa’s Pantry. Taught by Susan Call. See her article, pages 14 & 15. Grocery Store Strategies: April 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Invite your friends! GED: Prepare to take the High School Equivalency Certification. Contact the office to schedule your first session with trainer, Rose Smith. Small classes and one-on-one sessions are available. The training is free. Papa’s Pantry will help pay for the cost of testing for our students. Watch their success on Twitter and Facebook!

Nutrition Made Fun and Easy! Did I say “nutrition?” You bet! But there is so much more… how to plan, shop, and prepare meals and snacks your family will enjoy… and enjoy helping to make! Taught by Maureen Penniman, article page 19. $5.00 to cover the cost of food. April 24, 9:30-12:30 p.m. Please Pre-register.

Life Balance/Time Management/Goal Setting: Not your everyday time management class! Evaluate and analyze the many facets of your life. What’s working? What’s not? Set goals that really matter, and track progress in your very own Life Balance Organizer starter kit. “Make each day matter!” Training and Starter Kit $25.00. Taught by Lynne Saunders, Next class April 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (See Lynne’s continuing series, pages 8 & 9)

Bible Study: Join us as we study the Women of the Bible. Each week, discover the private lives of women found in scripture and compare to today’s many challenges we face. (Men’s participation welcome!) Easy to join at any time. Led by Becky Makorow. Wednesdays: 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Free

Budgeting: One-on-one sessions are designed to focus on your personal financial commitments and arrange the road map to plan for each dollar utilizing a 3-month forecast at all times. Pay bills on time without late fees, create and fund emergency savings. Each 1-hour session is $10. Average of 4 weekly sessions recommended to build on fundamentals

Organic Gardening: Learn what grows now and how to prepare your soil. Plan for your summer garden too! Friday, April 26 10:00 to 11:30. No fee, please register.

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Thank You to ALL our Event Sponsors and Guests

Thank you to the many companies who donated items for the Silent Auction:

ecologie Consignment & Vintage

Miracle Music

Papa’s Pantry’s Fundraising event, “Bella Notte” on March 8th was filled with lots of music, great food, many hugs, laughter, heartfelt stories, and celebrations of success! We just may do it again in August to celebrate Papa’s 15th Anniversary! Stay tuned!

With Coupon 4/30/13

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With Coupon 4/30/13



By Lynne Saunders (#4 in the Life Balance series)

A personal look at health challenges, obstacles and goals. Perhaps some issues are shared, while others may offer good guidelines. Make your list of areas in which to improve and follow the steps. Success is just a few “steps” away!

stiff shoulder for the ‘enth’ week, I once again heard the familiar voice bubble up from inside saying, “I just can’t do this any more!” Something powerful happened at that very moment. STEP 1: Get disturbed! This will create an urgency for change. STEP 2: Define the problem. What is the “it?” Describe with detail.


here are few things in life that get one’s attention that will cause significant reason for change. As we have been building the blocks for true Life Balance over the last few months, ‘Personal, Preparation, and Spirituality,’ we have been laying the foundation for some of the heavier work to come. This month’s topic is ‘Physical;’ probably the most anticipated, yet dreaded subject for most. We all know that health is important, but devoting ourselves to a complete overhaul in diet, exercise, and lifestyle can seem arduous, even to those most motivated. As a child, I can remember hearing “old” people comment that Good Health was the most valuable asset one could have. I was young and, essentially invincible in my youth so those words were often disregarded because older people often spoke in clichés. After all, wasn’t it normal to not have good health in one’s later years?? Well, here I am at the ripe young age of 55. In an earlier article I shared that I quit smoking about 4 1/2 years ago. Did I also tell you that I am an asthmatic? Now tell me, what sense does it make to intentionally ignore, if not worsen, physical weaknesses? Yeah, not so bright. When we ignore God’s gifts of a healthy mind and body, there will be consequences in which we must face.

STEP 3: Set the goal, not a wish: (This principle was explained in the February issue when I discussed ‘Preparation.’) MRS Goal has a PLAN. M=measurable, R=realistic, & S=specific. What you measure you can improve. For me in that moment of pain and surrender, when I could not continue to simply endure the pain anymore, my goal was to do whatever it would take to gain real control. Not only did I visualize myself working at my desk out of pain, I dared to dream for a true desire with fulfillment and meaning. I created a mental picture of myself thinner, leaner, jogging in my neighborhood on a pretty day, smiling. (Now, I have not had that level of activity in more years than I can count, but this is a new day!) From where I sat that morning, the goal seemed very, very far off. In fact, it still is, but I am a “work in progress.” STEP 4: Make an ACTION plan. Simply knowing that you should DO something is very different than DOING something. P=prioritize yourself as a project L=look at your written plan/goals every day! A=take action N=now!

That brings me to the word disturbed. Today, I am deeply disturbed, if not angered, disappointed (in myself), and perhaps even a bit fearful. My body has not responded well to years of ignorance. Not that I live with destructive habits, that’s just it! I drink lots of water and eat relatively well. Exercise, who likes that? Down-time, I just don’t do that well. Give me a busy schedule and I am in my zone. But, I am finding that very tired is different than tired. Stressed is different than managing the pressure of a deadline.

I reached out for help. Dr. Linda Bell is a chiropractor who advertises with Christian Community News Magazine, so I began with a phone call to her to schedule an appointment. Several hours later when I walked out of her office, I knew I had found an advocate… someone who listened, cared, and would do her best to help me.

I know this is beginning to sound like a pity-party, but stay with me. Time for feeling sorry for myself is over.

All of a sudden, I felt myself standing straighter. I learned the power of stretching everyday. As I have already revealed, I’m not crazy about exercise, but this I could do… and I am feeling the results! I also learned to use ice, rather than heat.

This is the year I WILL get my health back! Last year by this time I had pneumonia twice. I have a bad back from an auto accident many years ago. Overall, I am not terribly unhealthy, that is, but it sure feels like it when something breaks down. Seems like the older I get, the harder and tougher things are to get over quickly. However, I did began this year with resolve. This is my year to reclaim strength and vigor. One morning in February while sitting at my desk, nurturing a

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STEP 5: Surround yourself with positive, supportive, and knowledgeable people.

STEP 6: Gain knowledge to make right choices and stay motivated. STEP 7: Have the right tools. As things were going smoothly, wouldn’t you know, a set-back. Two days after Papa’s “Bella Notte” event, somehow I popped



a rib head (who knew of such a thing?) which triggered a major breathing (asthma) episode. Because breathing is not optional, I couldn’t stop this new, sharp pain that lasted for about 36 hours. My tools, the asthma inhalers and pain meds weren’t working. I was in crisis. Time to go to the MD for help.

yourself with the right people and stay motivated. Anyone interested in an accountability support group?

Now, here’s the real Disturbed part coming up. I began a new relationship with a pulmonologist within my insurance network, thinking that a lung specialist was now in order. Remembering STEPS 1-5, I was excited to get started, certain I would continue to learn and improve.

I have learned that five to six mini meals a day is best for energy and weight loss. That is an area that can be scheduled. The tools may be a weekly menu to guide the grocery store shopping list, a weekend day to prepare and package meals. Healthy snacks should always be on hand such as an apple, hard boiled egg, or some almonds.

The appointment was disastrous. I was chastised for taking health food store supplements and accused of not relying on quality information. After explaining that I had bad experiences with side effects of prescription drugs years ago, my overall goal is to NOT take medicines with severe side effects, let alone be dependent on them in my older age. We discussed some options, and I agreed to take the recommended medicine that essentially had “no side effects” and was “nondrowsy.” I put those in quotes for a reason. The actual drugs prescribed have inches of side effects listed in the information pamphlet, beginning with “may cause suicidal thoughts” and “do not operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you. May cause drowsiness, irritability...” DISTURBED!

Another reason may be that I do not eat on a regular schedule. My morning routine starts well, but it goes downhill from there.

My daily action plan for eating: I need to allow 10 extra minutes before leaving the house (every time I leave the house) to think through my scheduled time away. Will I be running errands for 2 hours, or going to work for 8 hours, 10 hours, or more? I will need to pack the right amount of food, water, and snacks to be equipped to succeed. Because I do not remember to eat, I must set timers as reminders. Exercise. I’ve gotten motivated in the past, but lost my drive. Having a gym membership does not make you fit, like tennis shoes don’t make you an athlete. Thanks to Dr. Bell I am stretching and moving more each day, but am I really giving my muscles a workout? Not enough to burn calories and gain endurance.

Now, I am not against doctors or medicine; there is a certain need and balance in our society. I believe in taking personal responsibility for my healthy lifestyle to prevent the onset or advancement of sickness and disease.

What to do? Self discipline hasn’t worked. I think it is time to call in an expert… yes, STEP 5. I need professional help and must find a way to work a trainer into my budget. STEP 6 to gain knowledge and research my options.

Now that I am this disturbed, what else am I going to do with these feelings? Griping about it won’t help... Push forward. Strength is my goal. What’s next to examine in this quest?

I think we all have thoughts and hopes of better, healthier lives in one way or another, even if it is to beat a best time on a weekly run. Success in any area is SUCCESS.

Ah, go back to STEPS 6 & 7: Gain knowledge, stay motivated and have the right tools.

As you analyze your own health and personal fitness this month, I encourage you to be open to guidance, education, and accountability. Close your eyes and visualize yourself as you CHOOSE to be. Be brave and take your first step… Get disturbed! <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <><

Food and exercise. These are my next areas in which to focus. Food=diet, arg. Exercise=boredom and pain, yet vitality. As you can see, I have some serious self talk to implement.

“Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become habit, habit becomes character, and character becomes destiny.” What is the destiny I desire? I love my work in ministry and in helping others become their best, so I certainly want to be able to continue and grow the ministry as God lays out. I also want to be able to run and play with my grandchildren. Actually, I want to be able to play basketball with them as they get older. I still have a couple of years before they will be challenging me to a game of one on one, so I need to get serious now! Earlier this year as I started this quest for health and wellness, I began to grind my own wheat and bake my own bread. “Bread Beckers” in Woodstock has fabulous classes and products to get you started. I was astounded to learn so much about genetically modified flour that is in nearly everything. Our diets are literally killing us and making us sick. I now have the tools to make appropriate improvements. Overall, I think the food choices I make are relatively good most of the time. Six to eight fruits and vegetables each day, protein, and not much sugar. And, water, water, water! However, I do not seem to be dropping any pounds. I did join an online weight management program, but after two weeks I stopped the daily journaling. I did not implement STEPS 5 & 6, surround

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In a Word - Zero by Tim Grady


ero is an interesting number. It is represented by several others words, such as nil, null, zip, zilch, naught, nothing, and bupkis, just to name a few. In mathematics, any number multiplied by zero equals zero. So, 7 times zero equals zero, and one trillion times zero equals zero. One of the exercises mentors have people explore is how they add up. Here is a simple one for Christians: Give yourself a 1 for each Commandment that you honor, and a zero for each one that you break. Add up all the 1’s and multiply that total by zero if you gave yourself even one zero. As you know, the result will be zero. So, if you honor nine of the Ten Commandments but break one of them, can you call yourself a Christian? Ouch, huh? This is how the Bible refers to sin. Sin is the zero. The Bible doesn’t differentiate between “little sin” and “big sin,” it just says sin. If you multiply your combined goodness by your zeros, what do you present to Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates? This is what makes being a Christian so challenging, and why we are fortunate that God’s Grace exists, and that Jesus is our intercessor when we see our Heavenly Father, or we’d all be toast – very burnt toast. This same exercise is often useful in teaching leadership skills. Take the 7 habits from Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win/Win, Seek First to Understand – Then to be Understood, Synergize, and finally, Sharpen the Saw. Give yourself a 1 for each that you practice and a zero for each that you don’t. Add up the ones and multiply by zero if you gave yourself a zero. Is the result 7 or zero? Are you truly Highly Effective or still a work in progress? How about The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell, a former pastor and well known author? The qualities are Character, Charisma, Commitment, Communication, Competence, Courage, Discernment, Focus, Generosity, Initiative, Listening, Passion, Positive Attitude, Problem Solving,

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Relationships, Responsibility, Security, Self-Discipline, Servanthood, Teachability and Vision. Again, give yourself a 1 for each that you do, and a zero for any that you don’t. Add up the ones, and multiply by zero. Did you get 21 or zero? Are you a Leader or still a work in progress. I also suggest you read Galatians 5:19-5:21, and then 5:22-5:23. These are two separate exercises. Hopefully you will not uphold anything in 5:19-5:21 and thus earn a zero, but score a perfect 9 on 5:22-5:23. There are many exercises like these, and the outcome is still the same – either you are, or you are not. If you are not, then you should be a work in progress, whether it is as a mother, father, husband, wife, Christian, leader, or whatever measure you are applying to yourself. The key is to measure yourself – not others. Matthew 7:1-2 teaches us, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” The objective is to get yourself off of zero. We all fail. All of us misfire now and then – but do others catch our failing, or do we catch ourselves, chide ourselves, and work to improve that weakness? Catching ourselves, (judging ourselves alone), and working to improve that behavior against a higher, positive, uplifting standard is the focus that will get us off of zero. The good news? The choice is always ours. The bad news? As Yoda in Star Wars said, “Do, or do not; there is no ‘try.” We must do it. We can use a coach or mentor, but we must get ourselves off of zero. Tim Grady is a Towne Lake resident, senior strategist, business advisor and public speaker for NetMark International. He also serves as Executive Director for The Wildlife Sanctuary in Ellijay, GA., is the former Chairman of the Board at Furtah Preparatory School, and serves on the Advisory Council at Papa’s Pantry. For more information, you can reach him at 888-605-6400 or email him at



HONORING GOD WITH OUR BODIES “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (I Corinthians 6:19-20) I remember having a conversation while I was in college with my Pastor and good friend Dr. Bevel Jones. In the conversation we talked about taking care of our bodies. I had already received a call to ministry and found his advice to be most helpful. He said he used little tricks like parking at the end of the parking lot, using the stairs rather than the elevators in hospitals when he was visiting folks, taking regular walks, etc. I told him that I planned on always trying to take care of my body and I told him why. My “WHY” is that my family has a history of coronary heart disease. I never knew my grandfather on my father’s side because he died at a young age from a heart attack. My father had his first heart attack at age 50, and died after his fifth at age 66. My uncle suffered from heart disease as well. I figured I was predisposed and needed to learn to take care of my body the best I could as a preventive measure. Everyone first has to discover his or her “WHY”. After that, the work begins. I’ve found that it is easy to fall into a state of not exercising. I can rationalize with the best of them. I remember talking with members of my congregation about how difficult it was to exercise regularly because of my propensity to sweat.

Once those glands get working, it’s hard to turn them off. So, I told them that the only time I could exercise is early in the morning. And one of them challenged me with a “What’s stopping you from exercising then?” Now, I exercise most days early in the morning. Another part of taking care of our bodies is eating properly. I love to eat. I especially love the social aspect. But, I’ve found as I grow older that I can’t eat like I used to. So, I have to watch what I eat and stay away from snacks at night. That’s really hard and I’m not always successful. There’s a reason so much food is advertised on TV at night! Also, taking care of your body involves regular check ups with your Doctor and Dentist. I take a medicine to help control cholesterol. All my brothers are on a similar medication. High cholesterol runs in my family. Lastly, prayer and meditation are a huge part of staying healthy for me. Every day I spend time reading Scripture and praying. I find that there is a direct link between spiritual vitality and physical vitality. Your body is a Temple entrusted to you by God. Honor Him by taking care of it.

Dr. Doug Thrasher, Senior Pastor of Hillside United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Debbie, have been TowneLake residents for six years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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rooted in love softly speaks deep to the center of who you are, instigating the thought to throw the covers back and put two feet on the floor. Open your eyes. Put on your tennis shoes and step out onto the porch. Feel the warm sun on your face, the breeze, and hear the sounds of the day in the distance. Take a walk down the street and take a deep breath. You are alive and here for a purpose. God has a purpose for you, for everyone. Deuteronomy 30:19, “I’m calling on the heavens and the earth to be the witnesses against you. I gave you the choice today between life and death, between being blessed or being cursed. Choose life, so that you and your descendants may live!”

The Heart of Motivation By Dr. Linda Bell (Scripture is NASB)

Isaiah 49:4, “I have labored in vain - I have spent my strength for nothing and in empty futility yet surely my just reward is with The Lord and my work with my God.”


ave you ever been there? When you reach the point where you have given all that you have? The moment when you say ”I’m tired. “ or “I give up... I just don’t feel like pushing anymore.” “I have nothing more to give.” Whether it’s a physical struggle, an emotional challenge, a personal or family crisis that requires us to give it all, we can hit that wall of exhaustion. Our body experiences fatigue while our mind is overwhelmed. Closing down and crawling under the blankets seems like the best option available. We shut out the demands of life, pull the covers over our head and say “No Thanks” to living a life that requires too much energy to muster up… “not now, not today.” Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, Created in Christ Jesus for good works. Which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans that I have for you says the Lord, Thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope.”

I’ve been there. Shutting out the world seems like the best option. Then in the solitude of that dark room with the curtains drawn, avoiding the work that life seems to require to move forward even one step… you experience that gentle touch in your heart. The twinkle of light and a moment where a supernatural energy and that still, small voice

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Let’s get to the heart of motivation. We are vessels designed with a purpose to expand and further the Kingdom of God. We are directed to seek first the Kingdom of God. Our bodies allow us to be Jesus’ hands and feet and flesh out His godly agenda in our very own circles of life. In a crisis, how do you check to see if someone is alive although he may not appear to be moving? You check for a pulse. A heartbeat in the chest is an indication of life. If our heart stops… our life stops. Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with diligence for out of it springs the issues of life.”


Our heart, (our motivation) is directly connected to our mouth. The character spoken through our tongue reveals what attitudes and beliefs are deep in the heart. The words that the tongue forms can produce life or death, blessings or curses. Our words not only affect others but specifically set the course of our own lives. Our words reflect our attitude which correlates and reveals our true inner being. Ezekiel 37:11-14 This he said to me, “Son of man, those bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off.’ Thus says the Lord, ’Behold, O my People, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord. When I have opened your graves and brought you up from your graves, O my People.” I will put my Spirit in you and you shall live and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord and I have spoken it and that I have performed it.

God is FAITHFUL to gently guide us back to the work of living when we fall to our knees under the burden that we may carry at times. He loves us and provides us the capability to stand, walk and run forward even when we don’t think it’s possible. He helps us complete His purpose. SAY YOU SAW IT IN


The source of life, the purpose of living is the heart of motivation. An unhealthy heart produces unhealthy speech and it taints our life. We cripple ourselves with words of unfaithfulness and doubt and negativity. We each need to recognize that we have a purpose that motivates us to regain the willingness to pursue a full and effective life that otherwise is lost to bad attitudes revealed by our thoughts and speech.

Psalm 141: 3-4 Set a guard, Oh Lord, over my mouth. Keep watch over my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing. Let the words we speak be creative and consistent with the purpose of our life. The body will follow the heart’s true desire. If we have a true love of God and His kingdom and desire to serve Him through our gifts and talents, we will recognize that we function according to His design and His orderly plan. Our motivation to step into each day with enthusiasm and clarity comes from a heart infused with love and a desire to serve. He loves us and He is faithful to bring us through every circumstance and trial we face. He has provided us with our physical bodies for the purpose of advancing His kingdom on earth.

Psalm 50:14 “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High; Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” How big is your heart for Jesus? Having a heart for the things that God cares about is the source of motivation for waking up fully charged, willing and able to live each day God gives us to the fullest! Seek the Mind of Christ, prioritize His Kingdom on earth, and tap into His resources for energy, strength and peace.

Dr. Linda Bell, Chiropractor, has been a Towne Lake resident for almost 20 years. She has raised two daughters who are collegiate athletes. She is a proponent of exercise, nutrition and healthy living and focuses on prevention of disease and arthritis. Dr Bell practices at Ridgewalk Chiropractic and Massage in Woodstock. She can be reached at 678-388-7788 or

God guides us on a daily basis. He gives us what we need for today, ONE day at a time as we put one foot in front of the other. One bite of food, one sip of water, one breath and one swallow at a time. One thought at a time to either accept as a blessing or purposefully discard that curse that seeks to steal, kill and destroy. When we are victorious this moment, and then the next… Joy comes in like a flood and love pours in and overflows our senses. His Presence “dispels the dark oppression of the enemy of our hearts. He heals our hearts as His love carries us through difficulties and joins us with others who know the freeing truth of Gods pure love. “I am a perfect child of God. I am worthy and free to experience ALL the glory He has bestowed upon me to live a life that is safe, joyful and free.” Make a positive declaration about your today based on what you know God intends for your life. Truth heals the heart, thoughts are realigned, true words are spoken in power, lives are changed and people notice and God is glorified!!! God can change your heart in an instant so that your words will be filled with praise and thanksgiving, hope and encouragement. Be in agreement with the powerful things that God can do in your life. The words that you speak have creative power and will directly effect and energize you to live a new and blessed life. The quality of life is connected to the words you are speaking.

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The Coupon Tutor Showing you how to save money with or without a coupon!

I met with a couponing client this week who mentioned her main meal doesn’t go as far as she hoped. I asked what she meant and she explained that they would share a box of Hamburger Helper but it would only feed 2 people instead of the serving size of 4 portions the box mentioned. I had a few tips for her.

Susan Call The Coupon Tutor

I'm like many moms. I have been a single mom, a working mom, a stay at home mom, a home school mom, a nursing mom, a nursing mother of twins mom, a wife of a husband who travels, a mom who has been on food stamps, a mom who has gone to food pantries and a mom who has led food drives, a Scout leader mom, a mom who has had an abundance to share with friends and neighbors and wants to show you how you can too. What kind of mom are you?

Think outside the “box” for dinner. Add some veggies to those plates to fill them up. Make the Hamburger Helper part of the meal not all of it. It doesn’t need to be extravagant, just nutritional. We discussed finding good prices on produce and fresh items on a tight budget. Kroger is great with markdowns in the produce, natural foods and meat departments. I look there when I need a fast meal or items I will use in the next few days such as bag salad or yogurt. Aldi’s has seasonal fresh fruit and veggies, fewer choice, but at a great price. If you don’t have an Aldi near you take their ad to Wal-Mart or Super Target and price match their produce. I discovered years ago that if I want my family to eat the fruit and vegetables I buy, I need to clean , cut , and package them up. It takes me about 10 – 15 minutes to fill a large container with clean, cut veggies that last about 4 – 5 days. Then I don’t need to do it everyday at meal time. It’s already done. My family is happy to eat fruit and veggies when they are easily available. No one else seems to know how to do it when I am not at home. (Maybe we need to work on this.) I suggested that my client prepare her fresh vegetables and have them ready to serve in the fridge. I mentioned menu planning to her. It is so beneficial for our family. It takes me about 10 minutes to make the plan when I am relaxed and not rushed. I find it hard to think about what to make for dinner when I, and everyone around me, are tired and hungry. It helps our family eat more nutritionally; we save $$$ and time. What helps me create a good menu is to also think outside the box. I use to think everything had to be a 4-course meal. Now I don’t. I write down what I have available in my freezer, fridge and (Continued on the next page )

Take The Coupon Tutors Grocery Strategies Class and learn how to save 50% or more every time you shop! Join us on Wednesday, April 10th from 10 - noon. We ask for a $5 donation, scholarships available. Pre-registration needed. 770-591-4730.

UNEMPLOYED? There is a light at the end of the tunnel! “21st Century Keys to EMPLOYMENT” By Lynne Saunders

50 Chapters: Employer Psychology - Learn to think like an Employer, Define Your “SEE,” Confidence that Sells, Today’s Resumé that Gets Noticed, Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts, Master Tough Interview Questions, Age Diversity and the Job-Seeker, Networking, Become “Recession Proof” once You are Hired, and More! Don’t delay, pick up your copy today! Local bookstores: The Book Browser, Yawn’s Bookstore. Also available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Autographed books available at Papa’s Pantry Woodstock or

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pantry. I write down items on my menus that include: 1. Meatless meals 2. Breakfast for dinner 3. Pasta night 4. Left over smorgasbord 5. Make your own pizza 6. Make soup, bake bread or muffins, soak beans for Crockpot 7. Put chicken, pork chops, roast, etc in the Crockpot in the AM 8. Eggs (about $ .10 each and a good source of protein) I boil a few to add to salad or make an egg salad sandwich. 9. Snack choices that are on hand including fresh items to use up I suggest to everyone to take your family’s schedule into consideration when making a menu. If my husband is out of town, I make kid friendly meals such as soup and sandwiches, or tacos. If I am working, I have something in the Crockpot or ask my husband to make one of his special dishes that night, or plan something I know the kids can make on their own. If something needs to get picked up the last minute for a meal, get a copy of the sales flyer at the front of the grocery store and shop from what is on sale.  Publix has many BOGO items each week. There are coupons in their ads and at the front of the store.  Target often has hundreds of items on clearance. Look for the red tags sticking out from the shelf  Costco, BJ’s and Sam’s have rotisserie chickens for about $5. I can pair one with a bag salad ($2) and a frozen bag of veggies ($1). That is a dinner for the 5 of us under $10. Healthy snacking helps hold everyone over till the next meal or for the ride home from work. I try to always have in the car. 1. Trail mix 2. Nuts 3. Fruit and veggies in season 4. Refillable water bottle Do I always have a menu? No. But after years of trying to have a menu it only takes a day or two for me to notice when I didn’t write one. We start getting off track with our time and money. Everyone at our house is snacking, we aren’t eating meals together, we get grumpy because there is “nothing to eat” even though there is food in the fridge or freezer. We also start spending money we hadn’t planned on. We eat out not because it is a special occasion or we planned to eat out. We eat out because everyone is “starving” and there are no snacks in the car or a plan of what to eat when we get home. When I notice these things happening I get myself back on track and make a menu. I take 10 minutes to go through the freezer, fridge and pantry and make a list of 7 – 14 meals, breakfasts and snack ideas and write them down. That is just what I did with my client the other day! <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <><

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Eric has always had a heart for helping animals. The idea of the Pet Pantry started after Eric found a cold and very hungry Chihuahua abandoned on our back porch. Taking care of that little dog and nursing it back to health made a huge impact on him – it made him start to question what happened to family pets when the family couldn’t afford to take care of them. We brainstormed ways we could help. We knew that food drives collected food for families in need – but what if those families also had a pet? Eric’s thought was that when a family came to a food pantry for help, they should also be able to take home pet food. By helping those pets in need, Eric knew that the pet would be able to stay with their family and less likely to be abandoned or given to a shelter. We were so excited when we called Papa’s Pantry and they said they would love to receive pet food to provide to the families they are helping! A friend of our family, Ashley, gave us a donation of Purina Dog Chow… Eric measured out the dry dog food into gallon bags and labeled it so it could be kept on the food pantry’s shelves and would be easier for the families to bring back home. Eric hopes to grow this idea into a way of helping as many pets as possible. He has so many wonderful ideas … and we are excited to be able to work with Papa’s Pantry to help hungry pets in our community! <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <><



Catholics World-Wide Celebrate New Pope Francis


ebruary 11, 2013, the news wires were hot with the news that Pope Benedict would be retiring on February 28th, a first in 600 years! Catholics everywhere could talk of little else for days as the date approached, as did Holy week and Easter. Cardinals gathered in Vatican city and the search officially began. March 13, the white smoke poured out from the smokestack, announcing to the world that a new pope had been chosen. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, emerged as the 266th pope, the first non-European pope in over 1,000 years. The oldest of five children, the Pope was born on Dec 17, 1936 of an Italian immigrant father, and railroad worker, who settled in Buenos Aires and married Regina María Sívori who was native of Buenos Aires, although her parents were from northern Italy. Bergoglio's sister María Elena reported that her father often said that "the advent of fascism was the reason that really pushed him to leave" Italy. She is the pope's only living sibling. Interestingly, his only known health issue was that of pneumonia and cysts when he was 21. Part of one lung was removed, and there have not been any health complications reported since. But, who is this man? What do we really know about him? Time will certainly tell. Initial stories tell of his humility and simple lifestyle. One story on the radio recently told of his saving the rubber bands that bound his daily papers and returning them to the paper company each month so they would not have to purchase more. Professionally, he entered the Jesuit order in 1958. In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969. He served in various positions, earning a degree in theology, teaching, and working on a doctorate in Germany. In 1998 he became Archbishop of Buenos Aires. In 2001, Pope John Paul II elevated him to cardinal. Cardinal Bergoglio is known for his personal humility, doctrinal conservatism, and passion for social justice. He shunned the palatial bishop's residence in favor of a small apartment. He dismissed his chauffeur and limousine and rode the bus. Already he is charting his own course, approaching and speaking to the those of other faiths in a spirit of unity… the Muslims, Buddhists, and Atheists. Pope Francis seems to be reaching across the fence to others as he shares the love and vision of Jesus. <>< <>< <>< <>< <>< <><

Cherokee Christian Ministerial Association UPDATE

CCMA decided to update the logo to reflect and inspire hope. The new logo was unveiled at the February meeting and was unanimously voted to replace the older version. This new look is to remind

2013 holds many opportunities for the Christian body, the Ministers Association in Cherokee County, as well as our for our nation. The Board met in January to set our course for the year, and one word seemed to hang in every conversation; the word, Hope.

Christians of Hebrews 6:19-20, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever.

Our hope is in the Lord, not in mankind. We need Him to help our nation, leaders, economy, relationships with worldwide governments, An initiative we are excited to participate in this and to protect our freedoms in which this country was founded. Fall is, “My Hope America with Billy Graham” in celebration of his birthday in November. This is a nation-wide outreach meant to We have an opportunity to publically join together on Thursday, May share the gospel of Jesus Christ to friends and neighbors by inviting 2nd in honor of the National Day of Prayer. CCMA is organizing them to homes or meeting places to watch a historical video program. prayer events at several locations throughout Cherokee County. This will be based on the Matthew model, Matthew 9:9–10, and is Please join us at one of our already scheduled sites, or you can volbeing thought of as Billy’s final crusade. unteer to host one in your local community. Ball Ground, 12 noon, Westminster Chapel, 9972 Ball Ground Hwy Canton, Downtown Gazebo, 12 noon FCA sites– TBA Woodstock, Gazebo, 12 noon Pastors and Ministry Leaders are invited to join CCMA! Luncheon meetings are monthly; your first event as a guest is free. (normally $5) Annual membership dues $25. Proceeds help to fund the Haiti Orphanage Project and county-wide prayer events in May and October. Next meeting: Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Main speaker: Holly Hill representing “Heart for Lebanon.” She has traveled many times to Lebanon to serve Christian refugees. You will be amazed at her stories of desperation, yet hope by the grace of God.11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Dayspring Church (see address in directory section)

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pril is here and Easter has come early. Our days seems longer, as daylight savings ushers in lighter evenings. Our night routines extend with sports and gardening, along with the enjoyment of lingering sunsets! Keep dinner hour organized and simple. Plan ahead with shopping and meals that allow us to enjoy our family more into the last moments of each day! I have come up with an easy pasta recipe that will come together quickly, made with very fresh ingredients. Pasta with Basil and Summer Squash is delicious as it is or with the addition of any sliced meat. Leftover meats are a great additive to this recipe. Summer squash is the yellow long squash that is in the grocery stores and is easy to use. It doesn’t need to be peeled; zucchini may be substituted in any recipe.

Maureen Penniman

Pasta with Basil Pesto and Summer Squash 1 package of Linguine or Fettucini pasta, cooked following package instructions. Drain. 2 t. olive oil or canola oil 3 yellow summer squash, sliced and cut in half again ½ white onion, diced 1/3 c. basil pesto (look in the spaghetti sauce shelves of your store) 1 lb (about 2 large tomatoes) ripe tomatoes, diced (or use a can of diced tomatoes, drained) ½ c. shredded mixed pizza cheese or cheddar jack blend Salt and Pepper to taste Place cooked pasta in serving bowl. Keep warm. Heat oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and yellow squash. Sauté and stir for 3 minutes, or until slightly cooked. Add tomatoes. Heat while stirring for 2 minutes. Add pesto sauce. Pour over pasta in a serving bowl. Top with cheese, salt and pepper. Serve. (Note: May add any sliced and cooked meat for a delicious way to use leftovers, or serve as is for a meatless main dish!)

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Maureen Penniman brings a unique blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience with her to Papa’s Pantry. She has been a corporate manager, recruiter and trainer. She owns several catering and retail cafés along with her newest venture, BeesKnees Community Co-Op on Bells Ferry (across from Hobgood Park.) that features crafts, arts, and gifts by local artists! Maureen is also a writer, speaker, and “coach” in entertaining, nutrition, food safety, and family meal management. Canton, Georgia is home to Maureen and her family.



Hillside UMC

April 2013

Men of Hillside 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament May 13, 2013 Start Time: 8:00 am End Time: 3:00 pm Register at


Yard Sale for Kid’s Bible Clubs Our annual yard sale will be held in the spring (date to be determined), and we are now collecting items. PLEASE HELP US BY DONATING ITEMS ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Call 770-596-3858 to arrange bringing us your donations. If needed, we can pick up your donations! The Kid’s Bible Clubs Ministries, Inc. is a non profit 501(c)(3) Organization. We joyfully serve children who live in lower income areas of Cherokee and Cobb Counties. Through our volunteers and partners, we provide weekly Bible Clubs, transportation to and from our programs, Bibles for children, school supplies, birthday parties, Christmas gifts, and scholarships to Summer Camps. Visit us on the web at Brand New Christian festival for 2013! You must purchase a Rock the Flags ticket for admittance into the festival! Enjoy a full day of rides and concerts at Six Flags Over Georgia! Your Rock the Flags ticket includes admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia and the festival! April 6, 2013 For ticket pricing & purchase visit For more information, call 1-800-965-9324 Artists will include: Skillet,


Family Force 5,

For King & Country, AND MORE!

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Women’s Conference First Baptist Church Woodstock May 3-4, 2013 Cost: $60

God Who? Conference April 18-20 First Baptist Church of Canton One Mission Point Southern Gospel quartets, including GloryBound, will perform Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Special speakers will also present each night. A talent show will be held Saturday at 1:00 pm. Childcare available by reservation only by contacting the church. Tickets are $20 per night or $50 for the three-day event. To purchase tickets, visit or call 770-345-0920.

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CHRISTIAN YOUTH CLUBS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Fish Club

Etowah High, Fridays, 6:45 a.m. auditorium

Chapman Intermediate, Tuesdays at 7:00 am

Fish FCA Club E.T. Booth Middle School, Wednesdays at 7:15

Monday Club


Etowah High, Mondays at 7:00 a.m.

BLOOD DRIVES Live Like No One Else!

Financial Peace University (FPU) is Dave Ramsey’s lifechanging program that teaches you to achieve your financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future, and giving like never before. More than 1 million families have attended FPU with amazing results. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever! Christ’s Baptist Church 5496 Highway 92, Acworth, GA Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning April 10

Little River UMC 12455 Highway 92 Woodstock, GA April 4, 1:00-6:00 pm Canton First United Methodist Ch 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd Canton, GA April 22, 1:30-7:00 pm Woodstock Christian Church 7700 Hwy 92 Woodstock, GA April 27, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Celebrate Recovery! Christ-centered recovery program for addictions of all kinds. Locations: Sixes UMC, Mon nights 6:30; Towne Lake Community Church, Fri nights 6:30 Youth Celebrate Recovery Small Group at Towne Lake Community Church Fridays 8pm to 9pm

Abortion (Post) Counseling / Education: Healing Hearts Ministry, Tina 770-712-7322, Cathy 678-485-6147 AA Meetings: Fridays 8 pm-WS Christian Church 770-926-8238 Alcoholics Anonymous:-Sat. 9:30 am, room 125 Canton First United Methodist 770-479-2502 Celebrate Recovery: Monday nights 6:30 pm at Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 & Friday nights 6:00 pm at Towne Lake Community Church 678-445-8766 Crossroads Career Network: Mt. Paran Central, 2nd Tuesday of each month. Registration needed. Gamblers Anonymous: each Saturday, 9:30 Church of the Annunciation activities building. 770-928-7916 HIV Support: Mt. Paran Central, 404-923-8700 All information is deemed to be accurate, but not guaranteed. It is best to contact each church directly re-

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As we prepare for the May 2nd National Day of Prayer, please follow the link below that will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". But before you watch, you should also know the story of the song. This is moving.

Subject: First Public Singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". he had written, but never published, 22 years before - way back in 1917. He gave it to Kate Smith and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America. Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.

This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "You're In The Army Now." At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it's and American families sat around their radios in the evenings, Ronald Reagan. listening to their favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith. Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said when he and a million other guys first heard her sing Kate was also large in size, and the popular phrase still used "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have today is in deference to her, "Ain't over till the fat lady sings". dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of To this day, God Bless America stirs our patriotic feelings and her time. pride in our country. Back in 1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I Kate was also very patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so doubt she realized just how successful the results would be for depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring. She had her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry, hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She want- and for many generations of Americans to follow. Now that you ed to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous know the story of the song, I hope you will enjoy it and treasure American song-writer, Irving Berlin (also wrote "White Christ- it even more. mas") and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. NOW HERE IS HOW "GOD BLESS AMERICA" SHOULD BE SUNG! When she described what she was looking for, he said he had feature=player_embedded&v=TnQDW-NMaRs#%21 just the song for her. He went to his files and found a song that The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression. Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans.

I stay fat because it just would not be fair to all of the thin people if I were this good looking, intelligent, funny AND thin. It’s a public service really.

BeesKnees Co-op Shop and Rental Kitchen

Art Gifts Jewelry Food

6687 Bells Ferry Rd. Woodstock, GA 30189 (across from Hobgood Park)

Telephone: 770-591-4000

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Church Directory & Events by Denomination AME

Church of Jesus Our Shepherd 678-225-0174 Currently meets: Hilton Hilton Atlanta NE 5993 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Norcross 30092 Sunday Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Reverend Tom Belt Interim Pastor: Bill DeBardeleben

Good Shepherd Lutheran 770-924-7286 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services: 8am & 11 (traditional); 9:30am (praise service) Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Paul Baumgartner & Justin Ask Timothy Lutheran Church 770-928-2812 556 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Services at 8:30am and 11:00am Christian Education Hour 9:45am to 10:45am Stephen Constien, Pastor

St. Michael the Archangel 770-516-0009 490 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock 30188 Saturday Mass 9am, Sat. Evening Vigil 5:30pm Sunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm (Spanish), 5:30pm (Teen Life) Priest: Father Larry Niese



Christ’s Baptist Church 678-744-8222 5496 Highway 92, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:30am Bible Study 9:30am Pastor: Dr. Aaron Johnson EVENT April 10: Financial Peace University classes begin. See Cool Stuff pages. Crossroads Community Church 770-592-7007 2317 Bascomb Carmel Rd., Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 11:00am & 6pm Sunday School 9:30am Pastor: Bob Goodner First Baptist of Canton 770-479-5538 One Mission Point, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 am Sr. Pastor: Dr. George Anderson EVENT April 18-20: God Who? Conference. See Cool Stuff pages for details.

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Celebration of Grace 770-503-5050 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:00 am


Resurrection Anglican (RAC) 770-591-0040 231 Arnold Mill Rd. Ste 400, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Service at 10:00 am Sunday School 9:00am Pastor: Gene Prince

Church of the Annunciation 770-928-7916 1673 Jamerson Rd, Marietta 30066 Sunday Services 8:30am & 10:30am Sunday School 9:15am The Rev. Paul McCabe, Rector


Victory Baptist Church 770-337-0952 5717 Priest Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday services: 11am & 6pm Sunday School 10am Pastor: Donald E. Lewis



St. Clement’s Episcopal 770-345-6722 2795 Ridge Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 8am, 9am, & 11am Sunday School 10:15am Wednesday Services 9am, 6:30pm Reverend James B. Stutler

New Victoria Baptist 770-926-8448 6659 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am Pastor: John Harris

St. Paul AME, (Papa’s Pantry Satellite, See Pg 2) 770-479-9691 390 Crisler St, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 11am Sunday Church School: 9:30 Sr. Pastor: Lemora Dobbs

First Baptist of Woodstock 770-926-4428 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svcs 9:30 & 11:00am; 6:00pm; Spanish 11:00 am Sunday School 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Johnny Hunt EVENT May 3-4: Women’s Conference. See Cool Stuff pages.

Hillcrest Baptist Church 770-917-9100 6069 Woodstock Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11am; 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30 & 11am Wednesday Worship Service 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Mike Maxwell Hopewell Baptist 770-345-5723 75 Ridge Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30am, 11:00am, 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30am & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Norman Hunt

Allen Temple 770-926-6348 232 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 8 & 11am Sunday School and Bible Study 9:45am Sr. Pastor: Carl A. Moore

First Baptist Church Holly Springs 770-345-5349 2632 Holly Springs Parkway, Holly Springs 30142 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. Lead Pastor: Phillip Young

Heritage Baptist Fellowship 770-479-9415 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Jake Hall EVENT 1st & 3rd Tues: M.O.M.S (Moms Offering Mutual Support) 9:30 am

Gateway International 770-422-0360 1455 Ben King Road NW, Kennesaw 30152 Sunday Service 11am; African Fellowship 12:30pm; Service 3:00pm; Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Andy Smith


Mt. Paran (Central) 404-923-8700 2055 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta 30327 Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Dr. David Cooper EVENTS Beginning April 24: Loving as One, a 7-week premarital counseling course for engaged couples or those contemplating engagement. Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm. Contact for more information. Beginning April 30: Maximizing your Career Potential, a 7-week study course for the unemployed or misemployed. FREE but preregistration is required. Tuesdays 6:30 pm. Mt. Paran (North) 770-578-9081 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 Sunday Services 9 & 10:30am Sunday School 9am Wednesday worship 7:00 pm Sunday services also held at 10:30 am in Canton at Sequoyah High School Sr. Pastor: Dr. Mark Walker Toonigh Church of God 770-926-3096 4775 Old Hwy 5, Canton, GA 30115 Sunday Svc 11:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Lead Pastor: J.B. Kitts EVENT April 20: Car Wash and Bake Sale, 8 am


Bascomb UMC 770-926-9755 2295 Bascomb Carmel Rd, Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Svcs 9am (contemp); 11am (trad) Children’s church 9 & 11 am Sunday School 10am Sr. Pastor: Reverend Millie Kim Canton First UMC 770-479-2502 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd Canton, 30115 Sunday Services 8:15 & 11am (traditional); 9:30am (contemporary) Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: James McRae EVENT April 22: Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30-7:00 pm City On A Hill UMC 678-445-3480 7745 Main Street, Woodstock 30188 Saturday Service: 6:30pm Sunday Services 9:35am & 11:15am Pastor: Chris Bryant EVENT 2nd Wednesdays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 6:00-8:00 pm. Fields Chapel UMC 770-479-6030 1331 Fields Chapel Rd. Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Worship 11am Sunday School 10am Pastor: Anne Rex Hickory Flat UMC 770-345-5969 4056 E. Cherokee Dr. Canton, GA 30115 Sunday Services 9:20 (contemp) & 11:00 (trad) Sunday School 9:20 & 11 am Pastor: Robert Brown EVENT 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:30-11:30 am. Hillside UMC 770-924-4777 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Services: Traditional 8:25 & 11am; Contemporary 9:25 & 11am

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Sunday Service 9:30 & 11:00am Lead Pastor: Mat Garcia Catalyst Church 770-516-7070 9872 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Lead Pastor: Kevin Ellington


(Continued from page 22) Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Doug Thrasher EVENTS Going on now: Registration for Men’s Golf Tournament on May 13. See Cool Stuff pages. 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:30-11:30 am. Holly Springs UMC 770-345-2883 2464 Holly Sprgs Pkway, Holly Springs 30115 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Ken Godfrey

City Church of Canton 678-238-1488 999 Jep Wheeler Road, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 9:00 & 11:00 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Sr. Pastor: Lance Johnson Cornerstone Community Church 678-439-5108 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: David Kight

Liberty Hill UMC 678-493-8920 141 Railroad Street, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11:00am Pastor: Jamey Prickett Little River UMC 770-926-2495, 12455 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Services 8:30am (praise service) & 11:00am Sunday School for all ages at 9:45am Pastor: Bill Coady EVENTS April 4: Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 pm April 27: BBQ Dinner/Yard Sale annual fundraiser

Dayspring Church 770-516-5733 6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Tony Crawford Gods Rolling Thunder More Jesus, Less Church 404-644-6844 103 Townlake Pkwy (Latimer Hall) Woodstock,Ga. 30188 Sunday Service- 10:00 A.M. Pastor- Dakota Schultz

Mt. Gilead UMC 770-591-0837, 889 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, GA 30188-3020 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 10:00am Pastor: Rev. Ken McGehee Mountain View UMC 770-928-0050 2300 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, 30066 Sunday Svcs: 9:30 (contemp); 11:00 (trad) Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 Pastor: Bill Burch Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 8385 Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, 30114 Sunday services 9 & 11 Lead Pastor: Dr. Joe McKechnie EVENTS Monday nights: Celebrate Recovery; fellowship 6:30 pm; worship 7 pm; share groups 8 pm; Solid Rock Café 9 pm. Mondays-Thursdays: Mother’s Morning Out from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, for children ages 2 through 4. $25 a day per child or $20 a day if paid by the month. Woodstock UMC 770-926-6440 109 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svc: 11:00 (Traditional) Sunday School: 10:00am Spanish Svc: Sunday 5:30pm Rev. Claude T. Herbert EVENT Second and third weeks of the month (Thurs-Sat): thrift shop in the lower level of Latimer Hall from 10 am to 3 pm


Church of the Messiah 770-479-5280 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:00am Friday morning Holy Communion 6:30 am Pastor: Fred Goodwin

Victory North Church 770-794-7366 Palmer Middle School 690 North Booth Rd, Kennesaw 30144 Sunday Services 10:00am Pastor: Jeff Hidden Watermarke Church 678-880-9092 2126 Sixes Road, Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Services 9:00 & 11:00 am, and 5:00 pm Lead Pastor: Gavin Adams Woodstock Christian 770-926-8238 7700 Hwy 92 Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Service 10:30 Sunday School 9:00am Wednesday Service 6:30pm (contemporary) Senior Minister: Lynn T. Eynon EVENTS April 3: Kids’ Super Saturday Event. Contact church for details. April 6: Women’s Tea, 2-4 pm. April 27: Red Cross blood drive, 9 am- 2 pm Woodstock Community 770-926-8990 237 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 10:30am Wednesday night worship 7:00 pm Pastor: Greg Michael EVENT First Saturday of the month: Woodstock Bluegrass Jamboree. Doors open 6 pm. $7 at door.


Freedom Church 770-529-6006 meets at Barber Middle School 4222 Cantrell Road NW, Acworth GA 30101 Sunday Services 9:45 & 11:30 am

Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA 770-704-9594 1498 Johnson Brady Rd, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor: Ross Ritter EVENT April 27: Mother-Daughter Tea 10am-noon

His Hands 770-405-2500 550 Molly Lane, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 10:00am Pastor: Steven Craig

Faith Presbyterian Church 770-479-6193 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton Sunday Service 10:30 am Pastor: Brahm Luckhoff

Jubilee Church 678-439-8186 Meets at Kell High School Auditorium 4770 Lee Waters Road Marietta 30066 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Carl Herrington

Grace Church, PCA 678-493-9869 1160 Butterworth Rd, Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:30 am Pastor: Robie Hembree

Liberty Church(es) 770-423-7316 1285 North Cobb Pkwy, Marietta 30062 Friday Service 7:00pm Saturday Services 5:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday Services 8 & 10 am, noon, 6:00pm Pastor: John Fichtner

Heritage Presbyterian 770-926-3558 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth Sunday Worship 8:45 & 11:10 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Contemporary Worship 6:30 pm Pastor: Sid Gunter

Prayer and Praise Christian 770-928-2795 6409 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock, 30189 Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30am Sr. Pastor: Larry Baker

Woodstock Presbyterian 770-926-0074 345 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, 30188 Sunday Services 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor: Julie Ferguson

Branches of Christ 770-917-4964 5946 Jacobs Road SE, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service: 10am Wednesday Service: 7pm Sr. Pastor: Steve Pettit

River Church 770-485-1975 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 10:30 Pastor: Scott Beasley

BridgePointe 770-517-2977 233 Arnold Mill, Suite 400, Woodstock 30188

Towne Lake Community Church 678-445-8766 132 N. Medical Pkwy, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 10:30am

April 2013

Saturday Singles Worship 6:00pm Pastor: Bill Ratliff EVENT Friday nights: Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 pm

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Christian Community News April 2013  

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