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C HRISTIAN C OMMUNITY N EWS Published by Papa’s Pantry (501c3) 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200 Woodstock, GA 30189



January 2012



Networking the Cobb & Cherokee Christian Community It’s the New Year. You probably expect to read another motivational article about resolutions and implementing new life-changing habits.

Lynne Saunders Editor and Founder of Papa’s Pantry and CCN

I think we have this New Years resolution thing all wrong! The time to start new, different, positive behaviors is not right after a season of much vacation time and “free-for-all-ing of selfinflicted physical and financial abuse.

When the holidays are over, it is time to get back to “normal.” A good normal is just getting back to a daily routine. Finding that place is healthy. January should be reserved for resuming a home, work, or school schedule. This may include taking down decorations, putting gifts away, learning new technology that gifts demand, cleaning our houses, and organizing last year;’s financial records in preparation of tax time. These are all activities that will help us regain a feeling of being back on track. Think about it… Having January to regroup with no other pressures. Next month could be when we jump in to create or eliminate habits. We think of February as a time to show and appreciate love for other people. OK, send a card and make a nice dinner. Then get back to self-focus.

THIS ISSUE: Lynne’s Letter ………………………………………..…1 Body For God Workshops ………………………..…..2 Papa’s Pantry Update….…………..……………….….3 Cool Stuff Our Christian Community is Doing… ....4-7 Church Directory Listings ………………….…6, 10, 11 Gotta Love That Email ………………………………...8 The Coupon Tutor ……..……………………...……….8 In a Word, by Tim Grady ………..…………………….9

Start the New Year right! Learn how to beat the competition for job opportunities. Without bragging, we know something you may not know...

Give yourself a pat on the back if you have already accomplished these January basics. Savor today’s accomplishment. Talk to God about your life and the direction He thinks you should take for change or improvement. Love and Blessings! Lynne

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

770-591-9588 January 2012

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A great prayer for the new year! JANUARY SCRIPTURE:

Psalm 91

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The LORD is my Whoever dwells in the shelter refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, of the Most High will rest in the no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near shadow of the Almighty. your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my for- in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot tress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save against a stone. you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will tramhis wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be ple the great lion and the serpent. “Because he[b] loves your shield and rampart. me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouflies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the dark- ble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I ness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

BODY FOR GOD Calling all Pastors, Christian leaders, and Care- givers.. Have you ever felt like you were running low on gas, exhausted from the pace of ministry, but wishing you had more to give? During the month of February, 2012, the Cherokee Christian Ministerial Association (CCMA) will sponsor a Thursday lunch-time seminar, Body For God, taught by well known Woodstock Chiropractor and Wellness Coach, Dr Eric Richards. Specifically geared towards those in the Christian-helping professions, these 75 minute sessions will address the primary areas that inhibit our abilities to be the best possible stewards of our time and bodies in service to the Lord.

Week 1 (Feb 2) will focus on Mission Management- looking uniquely at the stewardship of our time as we consider

God’s purposes vs. the culture’s many diversions. Week 2 (Feb 9) will address the growing body of knowledge about true nutrition, considering Food by God vs. Food by Man. We will consider nutritional needs, hormonal balance, and food consumption as it specifically addresses our health and energy levels. Week 3 (Feb 16) looks at living an active life that honors God, considering specific exercise disciplines that provide the health and ability to serve at our peak.

Week 4 Feb 23) looks at the causes of some unhealthy dynamics, both from the need for detoxification but also into the spiritual roots of diseases and mindsets.

Together we will journey together on an unforgettable path towards a body and lifestyle that honors the Lord at every level. ..Therefore Honor God With Your Own Body. 1 Corinthians 6:20 To ensure sufficient resources are available for the sessions, please register by January 31 at Church of the Messiah,

415 Charles Cox Drive , Canton 30115 or by phone 770-479-5280. Cost for the entire seminar (all 4 sessions) is only $15.00. Call now for further information for to register.

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Papa’s Pantry Update Happy New Year! As we begin 2012, we look back to the families we met and worked with The Master’s Training Center in 2011. So many stories… so many tears that turned into smiles… so many families who are no longer in crisis and in need of food assistance, but are now successful! Here’s a glimpse...

Single mother of 5 who works at night stocking shelves in a local big box store. She began budgeting sessions and took the coupon class. Within a few short months, she was in control of her money and had more than $1500 in emergency savings! Jobs! So many people with similar stories of needing work, close to losing everything. Strategic methods taught in the Employment Strategies workshops brought clarity and focus. It is not uncommon to hear of jobs being landed within days or weeks, many times with multiple offers in hand. Four people have reported being hired last month, in December! Thank you! We cannot do what we do without you!

The goal is that no one goes hungry and that everyone has the opportunity to receive training needed to help them get out of crisis and achieve true stability! Thank you for Co-Missioning With Us!

2 convenient locations to choose from for emergency food assistance! Grocery Assistance is by appointment, please call to schedule:

- Main Woodstock Office: 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 Appointments Tues 4-7, Friday 3-5 770-591-4730 / Christian Community News (CCN) is generally published once a month by “Papa’s Pantry”, Inc, a non-profit organization, organized in 1998, that works with families who have experienced a setback, providing food assistance when food is at risk in the household.

Funds generated by advertising help ongoing programs. The advertisements/classifieds 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 January contributors: Mary Tucker, Susan presented. CCN reserves the right to decline Call, Tim Grady advertising material that is deemed inappropriate. Recognizing that “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word of God,” (Dt 8:3) the Christian Church Directory Listings are free, Pantry’s Training Center offers mentoring, space available. Christian churches are declasses and coaching for all families in the fined as those who believe that Jesus Christ is areas of money management, goal setting, the Son of God and was of virgin birth. He workforce preparation, computer skills, nutri- was crucified, died, resurrected, and is now tion, organic gardening, & bible studies. seated at the right hand of God the Father as our Savior, redeemer, and intercessor. SalvaPlease consider Papa’s Pantry in your tion is found through Him. monthly giving. We depend on local financial support to continue to offer stability training 6551 Commerce Parkway, Suite 200 and groceries to those in our community. Woodstock, GA 30189 770-591-4730 fax: Donations are tax-deductible. 770-591-4707

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Co-Mission Opportunity

2012: Will you consider becoming a “co -missionary” with Papa’s Pantry as we seek to serve families in our own communities? We need your help in serving the needs of those in our community. Winter is right around the corner which is a very expensive time for families and for Papa’s Pantry. Please send what ever amount you are able. Your gifts will go directly to helping local families and children in need. NAME _________________________ ADDRESS ______________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ PHONE________________________ EMAIL_________________________ _______________________________ Please accept my gift of $_______ Credit Card # ____________________ Exp Date: _________ CVV Code _____

I would like to financially partner with Papa’s Pantry: $______ Monthly/$______ Quarterly I would like to volunteer to help be the physical hands and feet of Christ. My interest is in the area of: _____________________________ I will commit to prayer for the families and their needs along with the needs of Papa’s Pantry. Please send this form to Papa’s Pantry 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200 Woodstock, GA 30189


Papas Pantry is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.


You can donate online at “CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY NEWS”


“Angels Are Among Us”

Speaker: Cindy Fain Join your sisters-in-Christ for this awesome evening of great food, great friendship and a wonderful message to begin the new year! January 17, 6:30-9:00 pm Dinner catered by Tuscany Italian Grill $15 See Hillside website to register Hillside United Methodist 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock 770-924-4777

Live Like No One Else! Financial Peace University (FPU) is Dave Ramsey’s life

-changing 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! The first lesson is free. If you want to continue, the cost is around $100 including materials.

Jot-Em Down Boys

Good Shepherd Lutheran 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock Mondays at 7:30 pm Beginning January 2

Liberty Church 1285 Cobb Pkwy NW, Marietta Mondays at 7:30 pm Beginning January 30

January 7 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00) Tickets are $7 at the door Woodstock Community Church 237 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock

Hillside United Methodist 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock Wednesdays at 6:00 pm Beginning January 18

Mt. Paran Central Ch of God 2055 Mt. Paran Rd NW, Atlanta Wednesdays at 7:00 pm Beginning February 8

The Jot-Em Down Boys will be joined by the Suwanee Creek Band. Wholly Grounds (the church coffee shop) will be serving refreshments. All proceeds will benefit the church’s benevolence fund.

Mt. Paran North Ch of God 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta Sundays at 4:00 pm Beginning January 22

Fields Chapel United Methodist 1331 Fields Chapel Road, Canton Sundays at 5:00 pm Beginning February 19

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 regarding their programs.

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COMMUNITY IS DOING! Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference


First Baptist of Woodstock Conference 1: February 3-4, 2012 Conference 2: February 10-11, 2012

20th Anniversary Celebration

Alpha Course The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course usually meets once per week for 10 weeks, and includes an amazing one-day or weekend getaway. At each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile…questions like —Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Beginning January 18 at 6:00-8:30 pm Hillside United Methodist 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock 770-924-4777 Registration available at Hillside website

The 2012 Johnny Hunt Men’s Conference will certainly include some of the best of vintage Johnny Hunt! In addition to three powerful sessions with Pastor Johnny, you will also have two opportunities to choose from over 20 breakout sessions. This year’s breakouts are designed to provide specific teaching on areas most important to Christian men. Topics will include marriage, finances, parenting, leadership, and other issues specific to the needs of men. These sessions will be led by very gifted men and experts in these areas. To register or for more information, visit

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten. Whether you’re urban, suburban, rural, stay -at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single or married, MOPS is for you! Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. The early years of being a mom are just as foundational to you as they are to your baby, and those years are filled with unique needs that other moms instinctively understand. Local MOPS groups currently meet at these locations: For more information and for additional locations, visit the MOPS website,

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City on a Hill UMC: 2nd Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm Hickory Flat UMC: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am Hillside UMC: Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am (beginning Feb 13) SAY YOU SAW IT IN


Church Directory & Events by Denomination



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 EVENT January 15: Blood pressure screening 9:45 am & 1:00 pm St. Paul AME 770-479-9691 390 Crisler St, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 11am Sunday Church School: 9:30 Sr. Pastor: Lemora Dobbs


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

WINTER JAM Christian Music’s Largest Annual Tour Sunday, January 15 Philips Arena, Atlanta

Resurrection Anglican (RAC) 770-591-0040 231 Arnold Mill Rd. Suite 400 Woodstock, 30188 Sunday Service at 10:00 am Sunday School 9:00am Sr. Pastor: Reverend Greg Goebel

Concert starts at 6:00 pm; doors open at 5:00 pm No tickets required - $10 at the door! Visit for more information


Crossroads Community Church 770-592-7007 2317 Bascomb Carmel Rd. Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 11:00am & 6pm Sunday School 9:30am Pastor: Bob Goodner

Since its formation by NewSong in 1995, The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular has featured many of the top names in Christian music. At the heart of Winter Jam is ministry and its commitment to no tickets and only $10 at the door. This remains a unique characteristic to Winter Jam and underscores the importance of making the event affordable for families, individuals and groups of all sizes. Winter Jam 2012 will feature such artists as NewSong, Skillet, Sanctus Real, Building 429, Kari Jobe, For King and Country, Peter Furler, Group 1 Crew, Dara Maclean, and We As Human.

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 (Continued on page 10)

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BLOOD DRIVES Life Line Screening is the leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States and offers preventive health screening for stroke risk, vascular disease, and bone density. Its mission is to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Ch. 1208 Rose Creek Dr Woodstock January 21, 8:00 am-1:00 pm Hillside United Methodist Ch. 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock February 6, 2:30-7:30 pm

Life Line Screening is being offered at the following location: January 13 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock

St. Clement’s Episcopal Church 2795 Ridge Road Canton February 6, 2:45-7:45 pm

Call 1-888-653-6441, or visit, for more information, costs, other screening locations, and to pre-register.

Celebrate Recovery!

Freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up, or habit, including (but not limited to) those dealing with any kind of addiction, codependents, people with eating disorders, those in need of financial recovery and many more groups. In short, anyone dealing with any kind of hurt, hang-up or habit.

The Landing: Celebrate Recovery for Youth For teens ages 13 to 17 Friday nights at 6:00 p.m.

Sixes UMC Monday nights

Towne Lake Comm. Ch. Friday nights

Towne Lake Community Church By working through the Christ-centered principles, based on the 8 Beatitudes in Matthew 5 along with a community of peers and caring adults, students will learn tools to help them give their addictions over to Jesus and find true healing and victory. The lessons deliver hope-filled truths and real-life strategies for giving young people the tools for making wise choices and developing healthy patterns for living.

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Men of Hillside 2012 Winter Retreat February 3-5 Cost is $150 for onsite accommodations at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega and $100 for offsite accommodations (you are responsible for making your own offsite reservations). The Holy Spirit has led us to a topical discussion on sin with the theme being “Salvation from Sin,” 1 John 1:9. For more information or to register visit Hillside United Methodist 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock



GOTTA LOVE THAT EMAIL! Wouldn't this be great if it was taught in every school. A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look At TV commercials and see if they could use them in 20 ways To communicate ideas

God is like... BAYER ASPIRIN He works miracles. God is like... A FORD He's got a better idea.. God is like... COKE He's the real thing. (This is great) God is like... HALLMARK CARDS He cares enough to send His very best. God is like... TIDE He gets the stains out others leave behind. .. God is like... GENERAL ELECTRIC He brings good things to life. God is like... WAL-MART He has everything. God is like... ALKA-SELTZER Try Him, you'll like Him God is like... SCOTCH TAPE You can't see Him, but you know He's there. God is like... DELTA He's ready when you are. God is like... ALLSTATE You're in good hands with Him. God is like... VO-5 Hair Spray; He holds through all kinds of weather God is like... DIAL SOAP Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did? (that one is a favorite) God is like... TheU.S.POST OFFICE Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination. God is like... Chevrolet. . . .the heart beat of America God is like... Maxwell House. .... . Good to the very last drop God is like... B o u n t y .. He is the quicker picker upper. . Can handle the tough jobs. .. And He won't fall apart on you

FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE Peace, Love and Prosperity to all!

God is like... The Energizer Bunny He Keeps Going, Going, and Going Learn to save 50% or more on your grocery bill every time you shop. The New Year usually means new goals. The Coupon At the top of the list: Saving money, eating Tutor better, and exercising more. If you haven’t already taken the Grocery Couponing class offered at Papa’s Pantry now IS the time. Susan Call

Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 10 AM – noon Call to Pre-register. Papa’s Pantry and The Masters Training Center at (770) 591-4730.

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In a Word by Tim Grady

If you are older than 10, you’ve probably heard someone say something about attitude. There have probably been more articles and books written about attitude than most any other single word. We have all met people with a negative attitude and others with a positive attitude. Who are you more comfortable being around, the upbeat positive person or the chronic complainer? In the case of attitude, it isn’t opposites that attract – it is the opposite of that. As a businessman, I have met and interfaced with thousands of people. Here is what I have discovered. Negative people often see themselves as people with a positive attitude. In fact, I have yet to meet anyone who would admit they are a negative-minded individual, but if you listen to their words, nothing could be further from the truth. You have also heard about people with “a magnetic personality.” A magnet has two ends, one positive and one negative – which end of the magnet do you suppose people are referring to when they say someone has a magnetic personality? As you know, the other end repels. I have also noticed that people with a positive attitude tend to talk less and listen more than people with a negative attitude. Here is a fun exercise – listen to people who are talking and hear how many times they use words like no, not, isn’t, can’t, don’t, won’t, aren’t, but – these are all negative words. Do you find those words uplifting and encouraging? On occasion I have met a few people who start most of their sentences with the word “No” almost regardless of the subject. Now, start listening to yourself. Listen carefully – what words are you using often? I recently taught a class in using your super powers (really). I bet I can convince you that you actually have super powers, too. Do you use them? One of those super powers is attitude. A negative attitude creates all kinds of undesirable energy around it that destroys and drags people down; it can even make the purveyor physically ill. A positive attitude creates all kinds of encouraging energy around it, lifting people up. The power of creation, as any writer or inventor will tell you, in a positive attitude. Want simple proof? Imagine this – your child, learning to ride a bike, falls over several times and into a negative funk. You offer positive encouragement, talking them through the pain and disappointment. It isn’t long before you are wondering where in the neighborhood they are now riding their bike. Would you actually encourage your child to quit and give up? Can you imagine that anyone would? Yet as we grow older, we can get sucked into a downward mental spiral from which some people never return. Oh, they are physically here, but their attitude has shifted to the other end of the magnet. So, can you recreate yourself from a negative person into a positive person? Logic would say – no. But note the words of the famous Harvard psychologist, William James: “One of the greatest discoveries of my generation was that people were able to change their lives, by changing their attitude of mind.” So how do you change your attitude of mind? You use one of your super powers – you “change” your mind. You decide that negative is out and positive is in – every minute of every day. You decide that you will only hang around positive people and allow positive to reside between your ears. For a while, until you are reconditioned or “renewed”, you might want to read a book instead of listening to the nightly news. I would recommend that you read books written by Norman Vincent Peale, Denis Waitley, Robert Schuller, Stephen Covey or John Maxwell. To change your attitude, you have to displace the no’s you have heard since you could understand the word with lots of positive propellant. One final example: why do people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior seem positive most of the time? It’s because they have found this “path of positive”. If they fall off the path, there is that voice that talks them through the pain and discouragement, and helps them back onto the path, without judging their previous performance. It is an attitude that has survived the ages and filled one particular book with lessons that have saved the lives of millions and millions of people. You might want to read a bit of that one, too.

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 Chairman of the Board at Furtah Preparatory School, and sits on the Advisory Council at Papa’s Pantry. For more information, you can reach him at 888 -605-6400 or email him at

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First Baptist of Woodstock 770-926-4428 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svcs 9:30 & 11:00am; 6:00pm Spanish Service 11:00am Sunday School 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Johnny Hunt EVENT Going on now: Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Men’s Conference, which will be held in February. See page 5 for more information. Heritage Baptist Fellowship 770-479-9415 3615 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton 30114 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Jake Hall Hillcrest Baptist Church 770-917-9100 6069 Woodstock Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday Services 9 & 11am; 6:00pm Sunday School 10am Wednesday Worship Service 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Paul W. Vance EVENT January 1: one worship service at 11:00 am 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 New Victoria Baptist 770-926-8448 6659 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 10:50am Sunday School 9:40am Victory Baptist Church 770-337-0952 5717 Priest Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday services: 11am & 6pm Sunday School 10am Pastor: Donald E. Lewis



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 January 1: one service at 10:30 am In January: Registration for Financial Peace University. Classes begin February 8 at 7:00 pm

Canton First UMC 770-479-2502 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd Canton, 30115 Sunday Services 8:30 & 11am (traditional); 9:30am (contemporary) Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: James McRae

Gateway International 770-422-0360 1455 Ben King Road NW, Kennesaw 30152 Sunday Service 11am African Fellowship 12:30pm; Hispanic Service 3:00pm; Sunday School 9:30am Interim Pastor: Michael Marcano

Mt. Paran (North) 770-578-9081 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 Sunday Services 9 & 10:30am Sunday School 9am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Mark Walker EVENT Beginning January 22: Financial Peace University. Sundays 4-6 pm. See page 4.


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 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 EVENT February 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:45-7:45 pm


Celebration of Grace 770-503-5050 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 10:30am Sr. Pastor: Ginny Krekling

Good Shepherd Lutheran 770-924-7286 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock 30189 CATHOLIC Sunday Services: 8am & 11 (traditional); St. Michael the Archangel 9:30am (praise service) 770-516-0009 www.stmichaelthearchangelwoodstock.catholicw Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Paul Baumgartner & Justin Ask EVENTS 490 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock 30188 Saturday Mass 9am, Sat. Evening Vigil 5:30pm January 1: one service at 11:00 am January 2: Financial Peace classes begin. MonSunday Mass: 7:30am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm (Spanish), 5:30pm (Teen Life) days at 7:30 pm for 13 weeks. See page 4. January 13: Life Line Screening. See page 7. Priest: Father Larry Niese January 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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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

City On A Hill UMC 678-445-3480 At Old Woodstock Library 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. See page 5. Fields Chapel UMC 770-479-6030 1331 Fields Chapel Rd. Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Worship 11am Sunday School 10am Pastor: Anne Rex EVENT February 19: Financial Peace University classes begin. Sundays at 5:00 pm. See page 4. Hickory Flat UMC 770-345-5969 4056 E. Cherokee Dr. Canton, GA 30115 Sunday Services 9:20 (contemp) & 11:00 (trad) Pastor: Robert Brown EVENT 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:30-11:30 am. See page 5. Hillside UMC 770-924-4777 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock, 30189 Sunday Services: Traditional 8:25 & 11am; Contemporary 9:25 & 11am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor Dr. Doug Thrasher EVENTS January 17: Ladies Night Out Dinner, 6:30-9:00 pm. Guest speaker Cindi Fain “Angels Are Among Us.” $15. See page 4. January 18: Financial Peace University classes begin. Wednesdays 6-8 pm. See page 4. January 18: Alpha Course begins. Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 pm for 12 weeks. See page 5. January 29: How Do I Study the Bible workshop. 5-7 pm February 3-5: Men’s Retreat. See page 7. February 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30-7:30 pm Mondays beginning Feb 13: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:30-11:30 am. See page 5.


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Holly Springs UMC 770-345-2883 2464 Holly Sprgs Pkway, Holly Springs 30115 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Ken Godfrey

Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 8385 Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, 30114 Sunday services 9 & 11 Rev. Jim Buckman EVENTS Monday nights: Celebrate Recovery; fellowship at 6:30 pm; worship at 7 pm; share groups at 8 pm; Solid Rock Café at 9 pm. See page 7. Tuesdays & 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.

BridgePointe 770-517-2977 Meets at Woodstock High School, 30189 2000 Towne Lake Hills South Drive Sunday Services 9:00am & 11:00am Lead Pastor: Mat Garcia

January 2012

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

His Hands 770-405-2500 550 Molly Lane, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 10:00am EVENT January 1: no worship service

Mountain View UMC 770-928-0050 2300 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, 30066 Sunday Svcs: 9:30 (contemp); 11:00 (trad) Pastor: Bill Burch

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

Cornerstone Community Church 678-439-5108 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Woodstock, GA 30188 Sunday Service 11:00am Pastor: David Kight

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

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


Victory North Church 770-794-7366 Palmer Middle School 690 North Booth Rd, Kennesaw 30144 Sunday Services 10:00am Jeff Hidden, Pastor

Dayspring Church 770-516-5733 6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:30am Sr. Pastor: Tony Crawford

Liberty Hill UMC 678-493-8920 141 Railroad Street, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11:00am Pastor: Jamey Prickett

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

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

Jubilee Church 678-471-1930 Meets at Kell High School Auditorium 4770 Lee Waters Road Marietta 30066 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Carl Herrington 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 EVENT January 30: Financial Peace University classes begin. Mondays 7:30 pm. See page 4. 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 Towne Lake Community Church 678-445-8766 132 N. Medical Pkwy, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 10:30am Saturday Messianic Fellowship 10:00am Saturday Singles Worship 6:00pm Pastor: Bill Ratliff EVENTS Friday nights: Celebrate Recovery, 6-9 pm. More information on page 7. Friday nights: The Landing, Celebrate Recovery for teens ages 13-17, 6 pm. See page 7.

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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 January 7: Jot-Em Down Boys. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $7 at the door. See page 4 for more information.


Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA 770-704-9594 1498 Johnson Brady Rd, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am Pastor: Alan Lutz Faith Presbyterian Church 770-479-6193 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton Sunday Service 10:30 am Pastor: Dr. Charles E. Swann Grace Church, PCA 770-265-5811 1160 Butterworth Rd, Canton, GA 30114 Sunday Service: 11:00 am Sunday School: 9:30 am Pastor: Robie Hembree Sixes Presbyterian 770-485-1975 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am Reverend Dr. Lucas Pina Woodstock Presbyterian 770-926-0074 345 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, 30188 Sunday Services 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor: Julie Ferguson




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