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16th year in Olde Town Woodstock

Woodstock Freedom Run! July 4, 2012 7:30 am 5K/ 1 Mile/ Tot Trott Early Registration by 6/30/12: $20.00 Registration after 6/30/12 $25.00 Tot Trott $7.00 before 6/30/12, $9.00 after 6/30/12 T-Shirts for those who pre-register.

July 4th “FreedomFest” 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Park at City Center: 101 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock, GA 30188 770-517-6788 Marybeth Presented by LGE Community Credit Union The parade will kick off the celebration at 10:00 am. beginning at Hwy. 92 (old WalMart/Furniture for Less Store) and will go north on Main Street through the Olde Town merchant district to Woodstock Elementary School on Rope Mill Road.

Festivities will continue after the parade in The Park at City Center (formerly Downtown City Park) until 3:00 pm with food, Adam the Juggler, Tim the Magician, musical entertainment, children’s games, cake walk, arts and crafts, and vendors of all types. Fun for young and old! The day will conclude with fireworks at dusk behind the Target shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575.

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Summer is HERE! And what a fun summer this can be!

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

Every year we combine the June and July issue because there are so many camp and Vacation Bible School opportunities. (See pgs 12, 13, & 17.) Many families study these pages to plan their children’s summer schedule full of fun and beneficial entertainment!

Lynne Saunders

Editor and Founder of Papa’s Pantry, The Master’s Training Center, and Christian Community News

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

Not only are there great opportunities for kids, but for entire families! Be sure to check out FREE family events in The Coupon Tutor’s article on page 11 (no coupons necessary!). Participate in patriotic events for Memorial Day and July 4th! Be sure to honor Dad on Fathers Day. Lastly, take special time this summer to enjoy God’s beauty and blessings!

Christian Community News (CCN) is published once a month (except for summer—June/July) 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. June/July contributors: Susan Call, Tim Grady, Morgan Hill, Maureen Penniman, and Mary Tucker. 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 tax-deductible. 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 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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July 4th Celebration Events……………………….3 Gotta Love That Email …………………………….5 When You are Blessed, Remember ……………..6 Thank You Letter From our Mailbag ……………..7 Yummy Recipes by Nutrition Expert ..….……..…8 The Master’s Training Center Workshops ………9 In a Word…..………………………………..….….10 Coupon Tutor’s FREE Summer Tips ………......11 Vacation Bible Schools & Camps …..….12, 13, 17 Cool Stuff Our Christian Community is Doing 14-16 Church Directory Listings …………….....12, 18, 19

- 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

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- Canton Satellite Facility: 770-479-0729, 500 Crisler St, 30114 Appointments Tues 4-7, Friday 3-5 770-591-4730 /



GOTTA LOVE THAT EMAIL! Dear Americans, I put out my flag on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Veterans Day, etc. This year as I was getting out my flag, I was thinking about all that our country has been through in the past many years. I thought, “I’m going to leave this out all year.” Let’s reunite, be nice and show each other that we still love and care for America and for each other. If you don’t already have one, please consider getting a flag and putting it up - (the sales will help the economy!) and leave it there all year! Let’s send a message to each other that we are still Americans and we care for each other and love our nation through good times and bad!

Below is an explanation of the flag folding ceremony according to the Air Force Script #4. It is quite moving. The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform. In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body.

(Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to unravel and fold the flag into a quarter fold--resume reading when Honor Guard is standing ready.) 1) The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. 2) The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life. 3) The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world. 4) The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance. 5) The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong." 6) The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United

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States of America , and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 7) The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic. 8) The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother's day. 9) The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded. 10) The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born. 11) The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 12) The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost. When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God we Trust."

(Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to inspect the flag-after the inspection, resume reading.) After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.“



When You are Blessed, Remember By Morgan D. Hill


y wife has a very dear friend whose young son began first grade a few years ago. As she shared with us about that first day, it caused me to remember the day I left for first grade myself. My mother made sure that I was all dressed and ready to go. Just before I left for the bus, she gave me my final list of important things to remember:

missionaries around the world who are spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and helping Christians grow into strong disciples for His glory.

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As I have had the opportunity to travel the United States as well as many countries around the world, I have shared these thoughts with other business leaders. At times, I have been told, “That is fine for your business, Morgan, but you don’t understand my issues.” My only response is based on one simple belief – our business belongs to God… It is 100% His and all that we do and make is for His glory and purpose.

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Sit up straight in your chair Be polite to your teacher and say, ”Yes, ma’am” Don’t play too much in the grass because you have on new pants Don’t forget your milk money when you go to lunch Play nice with all of your new school mates

At the tender age of six, this was a lot to remember! My head was already swirling with nervous anticipation of the upcoming adventure of first grade. How could I remember everything on my mom’s list? As I arrived at Baylake Pines Elementary School, I was greeted with lots of other six year olds who had the same dazed and confused look on their faces. A few of them had strings tied to their fingers or around parts of their clothing. When I asked them what the string was for, they said, “My mom didn’t want me to forget.” I want to figuratively tie a string around all of our fingers as it relates to being blessed. When we are blessed, we need to remember to use our position and prosperity for His purpose. Too often, we fail to realize that the purpose of our position and prosperity that often comes from our business is to benefit others. My specific belief and practice is that it should not only benefit others, but it should also help to further God’s Kingdom and purposes here on this earth. My wife, Holly, and I own Hill & Hill Financial, LLC, a full service wealth management firm based in Woodstock. We are privileged to help families in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida with their retirement planning. At the end of each month, we look at all of the gross fees and commissions that have been paid into our firm, and we give a minimum of 10% to various organizations. We look at investing in God’s Kingdom similar to how we invest in the business world. We invest in small, medium, and large companies. We invest in domestic and international companies. We may invest in consumer goods or technology companies. Similarly, when it comes to God’s work, we “invest” in local, regional, national, and international organizations. We work to help organizations in our neighborhood, like Papas Pantry, where people may need food and help with employment issues. We may also serve and support June/July 2012

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There have been many times when the challenges of owning a business would have made it very easy for us to tell God that we would “catch Him later.” Instead we have seen God’s faithful Hand at work in our business week after week as we have worked to be faithful stewards of all that He has entrusted to us.

You may have heard this story from the days of the Crusades. There were many knights who came to God by faith. Those who chose to be baptized willingly went under the water in obedience. But according to historians, there were some knights who went completely under the water, but thrust their sword high above their head and shout, “God may have my soul, but not my sword!” Do you see how this might relate to us as business leaders today? Instead of a sword, we thrust our wallets high above our heads and say, ”God may have my soul, but not my money or my business.” Over the years, when it comes to God’s work, I continue to hear stories of how God is whispering into the hearts of His followers to start organizations to further His Kingdom. Yet, I also hear stories of how these folks struggle to get the funding needed for His work. My prayer is that the business and the ministry communities would truly get together in partnership so the natural and spiritual needs of the masses will be met as a result of us all being good stewards of His resources. I challenge you today to decide to trust God in your giving and partner with organizations that are truly doing His work… like Papa’s Pantry!

Morgan Hill has been a Towne Lake resident for almost 20 years and is the owner and president of Hill & Hill Financial, LLC, a wealth preservation and distribution firm. He serves on the board of a number of local and international ministries. Morgan is the author of “What Does it Profit a Man” and “Open the Floodgates.” His wife Holly Hill serves on the Advisory Board at Papa’s Pantry. Morgan may be reached at 770-672-0402.



Letter from our mailbag written to honor volunteers at the May 8th “Evening of Appreciation”

Dear Papa’s Pantry, About a year ago I became unemployed. After exhausting all of my savings, about 2 weeks ago, I came to Papa’s Pantry for food in order to feed my family. I remember feeling welcomed and embraced despite my despair. Sandi and Robin were so inviting and made me feel that my life would get better, despite what the situation appeared to be. Unexpectedly that same week, I became homeless, albeit temporarily. It was one of the most devastating events in my life. Living in a Wal-Mart parking lot for a few days while waiting for another apartment was humiliating and embarrassing. The look on my face probably told my story to any who looked at me with avoidance and discomfort. Had I not visited Papa’s Pantry, I would have only been able to imagine living life in the most dire way. But remembering that I had received such support and encouragement from the people there, I continued to believe that I could overcome my present situation. Through Robin’s and Sandi’s intervening, I was introduced to Papa’s “Master’s Training Center” which opened my perspective to new ideas and to tailoring my job search more effectively. I have since begun moving into my new place and anticipate making my mark on life as previously planned. I have always believed that volunteering is important and necessary, but I had never considered those

Have A Heart… For the Hungry

who volunteered as making a permanent impact on the lives of others. That is what has happened here, for me. The couple who first helped me with groceries allowed me to choose what I could eat and take home to my family. I had not expected this! Everyone made me feel as though I was more than just a “revolving door” number. I am not saying that any service that helps you move your life forward is not appreciated, it most certainly is! But what Papa’s Pantry has allowed me to do is to retain a certain amount of dignity. They helped me make better decisions towards improving my life through a variety of classes. With Maureen’s “Eating Right With Every Bite” class and being able to select my own food, my family and I can eat properly which helps us to remain strong physically, while enforcing our focus mentally. Papa’s also helped to provide what I should wear in my job search. I believe that Papa’s Pantry does more than provide food to struggling families. It also instills hope, encouragement and a positive outlook for the future. Such a dedication in propelling your goals through life skills and its focus on kindness has assisted me in truly going forward. Because of Papa’s Pantry I have decided to begin volunteering again, but now with a new perspective on its purpose. If we allow ourselves to believe in the goodness of people, life has hope. I have been encouraged to know that after life’s storms, stability does and will come. Very truly yours, Bridgette B.

I am excited and find it an honor to stand together in support of the ministry of Papa’s Pantry!

Name (as it appears if using a bank card) _________________________________________________ Address____________________________City, State,______________________Zip__________ Email Address ______________________________________________Phone ___________________________ By praying for the ministry and the needs of the families being served.

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 Here is one time gift of $________________ If bank card, please specify date to process:  5th or  20th  I will financially support the ministry with monthly giving of $________________  CHECK  VISA  MASTERCARD (PayPal online at to use Discover or American Express) Card Number: _________________________________ Expiration Date: __________ CVV Code ___________

I give Papa’s Pantry the authorization to charge the bank card listed above as indicated. Signature ___________________________________ Papa’s Pantry 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200, Woodstock, GA 30189, PayPal available at 770-591-4730

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Summer is here and school is out! Time to enjoy summer

activities with your families. Picnics are a favorite for summer dining; my family loves outdoor meals. Don’t heat up the kitchen. Serve cool and crisp fresh foods that awaken the taste buds and make summer days more delicious! Prepare meals ahead and take time to savor summer! This recipe is for a light and tasty chicken salad with fruit as an addition. At about 150 calories per serving, it is a real treat! You can change the fruits to peaches, mandarins, strawberries, blueberries, or any other seasonal favorite. If curry isn’t your favorite, try it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and fresh herbs like thyme or oregano.

Chicken Salad with Curry and Summer Fruit (serves 8) - 3 skinless chicken breasts, cooked and

almonds, pecans, pistachios, sunflower)

- 1/8 t. pepper, 1/8 t. salt - 2 t. curry powder - 2/3 c. light or non fat mayonnaise - 1/3 c. plain non fat yogurt, drained well Mix all ingredients. Chill and serve. Delicious with pita bread, lettuce wrap, or crisp crackers. Try this for a great refreshing summer lemonade ! Watermelon Lemonade (12 servings) - 1 c. water - 4 c. cubed watermelon (red part only, no seeds or rind) - ½ c. white sugar (or substitute sweetener) - 3 c. water - ½ c. lemon juice, freshly squeezed - 6 c. ice cubes

Place watermelon and 1 c. water in blender. Puree until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. Dissolve sugar in 3 c. water. Add lemon chopped, chilled juice. Divide ice into 12 glasses. Top with - ½ c. celery diced ¼ c. watermelon puree. Pour lemonade - 4 green onions, sliced - 1 c. seasonal diced fruit (peaches, berries) over watermelon and ice. Stir gently. Gar ½ c. halved grapes, any color or mixed nish with a lemon wedge or mint leaves for a real treat!  - ½ c. chopped toasted nuts (walnuts,


“Eat Right with Every Bite”

“Eat Right when Money is Tight” June 18, Aug 20

Maureen Penniman 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. Maureen also is a writer, speaker, and “coach” in entertaining, nutrition, food safety, and family meal management. Canton, Georgia is home to Maureen and her family. Café in Woodstock that features crafts, arts, and gifts by local artists!

Cost: $5 per adult per session. (To cover the

Reduce time, effort, and cost of food) money as you purchase and Register by calling prepare foods your family 770-591-4730 prefers. Learn about the “PSB” model. We focus on menus that work while using food selections sensibly: seasonal shopping and cooking, food storage tips, and more. Other topics this session include Meatless Mains, The Chatter on Chicken, Ground Beef and Turkey Tricks, The Facts on Fruits and Vegetables, Sensible Sides, and more!

A new kind of healthy eating course taught by culinary expert Maureen Penniman! Lively and focused classes are 1½ hours of targeted instruction, interactive food demonstrations, and ½ hour of Q & A and open discussions. Food samples and recipes included at every session. Instruction includes information on nutrition, store-to-table strategies, and sensible decisions on menus. Two Mondays per month. 10:00 Special Children’s Workshops July 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

“Make the Most of Every Morsel” June 4, Aug 6 Learn how to change favorite recipes into more nutritious meals that still taste great! . Hear pros and cons of convenience and processed fast foods PLUS gain healthy menus that fit into busy schedules! We will share about “New Food Trends” (The Food Pyramid has been replaced) and how to understand today’s food labels. Food can be the fuel for activity or the poison that causes disease. You are what you eat! June/July 2012

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“Mommy and Me”

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Learn new tastes and healthy options for preschool age children. Get these young taste buds ready for their future. How to's and tasters!

“Children's Snack Workshop” July 9 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Bring your child (recommended K-5) for a fun and interactive snack-ilicious class. Discussion, hands on cooking, and tasting of course! This will be enough for lunch! SAY YOU SAW IT IN


The MTC Summer Schedule

The Master’s Training Center is Papa’s Training Division. All classes and workshops are open to everyone in the community. Some seminars have a training fee, scholarships are availableplease ask when preregistering.

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


There’s something for just about everyone! Employment Strategies Core Concepts: This 3 morning workshop takes participants from fearful and desperate to confident candidates who become excited about the opportunities! Learn how to think like an employer as you prepare a resume that will get noticed! Find out WHEN an interview really begins and gain the techniques to manage your image in advance! If you are looking for a job, you cannot afford to miss this class! Workshop Fee: $89.00 for each three-day session and follow-up resume coaching. Maximum 10 participants per class. These workshops can be brought to your place of worship. Taught by Papa’s founder and author of “21st Century Keys to Employment” Lynne Saunders. Parts 1, 2 & 3, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. each day. June 5, 6, & 7 June 17, 18, & 19 July 10, 11, & 12 July 24, 25, & 26

Aug 7, 8. & 9

Aug 21, 22, & 23

Couponing: Save hundreds of dollars on your grocery bill! The cost of food and personal items are going up. Learn to maximize each and every $$! $10.00 donation + 10 non-perishable food for Papa’s Pantry. Taught by Susan Call. See her article on page 11. Grocery Store Strategies: June 6th. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon) (No July or August classes) Sept 12th 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 8. $5.00 to cover the cost of food. Mondays, June 4 & 18, Aug 6 & 20; Special Children’s classes July 9th ($5 per family) 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 materials fee $25.00. Taught by Lynne Saunders, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: June 28, July 19, Aug 16. 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. G.E.D.: One-on-one sessions to identify core competencies and build necessary skills to pass G.E.D. tests. Facilitated by Rose Smith. There are no training fees for these sessions. Computer Tutor: Not an organized class setting, but one in which you can build on your basic current computer skills in email, Internet, and Microsoft Word. Thursday afternoons. $10 per session. Must pre-register.

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In a Word - Perform by Tim Grady


f you have been following this series, you will discover that I have been laying out a path for pursuing one’s purpose in life. By now, it is hoped that you have decided on your purpose and have built a plan for it. Now comes the hard part – you must execute the plan. You will need to perform the tasks and activities necessary to breathe life into your purpose. As you perform the actual tasks and activities, every manner of obstacle may suddenly appear on your path. If your purpose has been revealed to you by God, instilled in your heart by the Holy Spirit, then guess who is throwing up all the road blocks? Satan does not want you to do anything divine; he wants you to remain isolated and alone where he can inject you with fear. He wants you to doubt your purpose, to question your quest, and to abandon hope and love. This is why God made us in His image, because in doing so, He instilled in us His essence of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Self-control may be the most important. Self-control allows us to face obstacles and think our way through them, rather than lose control and react to them – often harshly with anger, frustration, fits of rage, dissention, envy, hatred, jealousy, discord, and selfish ambition. If your purpose is pure of heart and well planned, then you will transform the roadblocks into opportunities refined by the fires of evil. Isn’t that curious? In many cases, it takes great heat to refine impurities out of the end result, just as metal is purified and strengthened by fire. You may be consumed by it, or use it as a tool. This ought to really tick off Satan! You are using his tool against him by controlling yourself and using that energy to purify your purpose, and to strengthen it. In fact, your plan will have flaws in it. There will be unanticipated consequences to some of your actions or decisions. Some of your efforts and activities will fail, which is wonderful! No one has ever learned much from unchallenged success. And, your purpose, plan and how you perform may take you to wonderful, unexpected places. You will meet people who help you and others who would be a hindrance, but all of them are part of God’s plan for your purpose. As you perform and take a few whacks, you must rise up through persistence and faith in your plan and purpose. You must persevere. Anyone can quit, particularly when they see failure as an end result rather than as a lesson. When Thomas Edison was challenged that he had failed over 2,000 times to make a light bulb, he responded that he, in fact, had found over 2,000 ways a light bulb wouldn’t work. By process of creation and elimination, he eventually invented a working incandescent light bulb. This was expressed by June/July 2012

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Napoleon Hill when he wrote, “What the mind of man can conceive and truly believe, it can achieve.” As you perform your tasks and activities, remember that success is a journey, not a destination. People often look at the end result and believe it was so easy to get there. However, if you examine any successful person’s life, you will discover that they may have done many things both related and unrelated to their eventual destination. They hit all kinds of roadblocks along the way. They toiled and tilled, when neither seemed very productive. This brings me back to a point I made in an earlier article; I said that you would have to decide and then decide again, and again, and again. That is because your commitment will be challenged by every manner of thing, some well-meaning and some intent upon ruining your efforts. Even some of your closest friends or family members may try to discourage you so “you won’t be hurt” when you fail. As your purpose comes together, or is revealed to you as you proceed with Plan A, persevere. Plan B may be required, or even Plan C. As Stephen Covey points out in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, start with the end in mind. Keep your vision on your vision. Learn to believe in yourself. Accept that, because you were made in God’s image, instilled with the Holy Spirit, that you have unlimited resources inside you. When you feel spent and empty, reach into that bottomless well of faith. Give your purpose to God and ask Him to watch over you and guide you as you perform the necessary tasks and activities. He will invigorate the Holy Spirit inside you. Get enough rest and maintain a healthy diet because you are operating a living machine. It is energized by both earthly sustenance and the power of the Holy Spirit. However, if you treat the machine badly, it will malfunction, and you’ll be spending your time fixing it instead of using it. So perform with joy, and be glad that you can, for He has blessed you with gifts and skills that he expects you to use, and will bless your efforts in ways you cannot even imagine.

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

3753 Marietta Hwy. Ste. 145 Canton, GA 30114 678-880-9065 Fax: 678-880-9071 SAY YOU SAW IT IN


This Summer’s FREE Fun Sunday, June 3, 11am–5pm Community Day at Woodruff Arts Center Free Admission and activities including, admission to the High Museum of Art, storytelling, puppets, music and art projects with Young Audiences. There will be performances and acting workshops by the Alliance Theatre and an instrument "petting zoo" by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Downtown parking rates apply.

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 an abundance to share with friends and neighbors and wants to show you how you can too. What kind of mom are you?

July 13th, 2012 Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire. Chick-fil-A awards a FREE combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes fully dressed as a cow. A FREE sandwich if you dress up a little bit. This summer be on the lookout for…………  local library FREE summer story times, movie days and activities  local theaters offering weekday morning FREE or discounted G and PG movies  register for kids FREE bowling or FREE roller skating passes (great if you have shoes/ skates)  FREE brown bag lunch concerts or FREE evening concerts in the parks  Check Craft Stores and Home Improvement Stores for FREE craft times, classes and activities Summer is a great time to purchase a Family Pass (most are about $100) to a location such as the Atlanta Zoo, Tennessee Aquarium, High Museum, etc. We recently purchased a family pass plus one to bring a guest for FREE each time we go for just $10 extra for the year. Many locations such as the zoo allow you to bring your own food and drinks. The Stone Mountain 45 minute Laser Light show is a great outing for $10 per car. They allow you to bring your own coolers, food and drinks to the park. We saw several experienced people carrying pizzas in. Remember your blankets or chairs to sit on. I would recommend arriving up to 2 hours early to avoid the crowd and enjoy the pre-show music. Look for these and more local, fun deals at Do you want to learn to save 50% every time you grocery shop? Take the 2 hour Grocery Store Strategies Class offered at Papa’s Pantry on: June 6th from 10 – noon September 12th from 10 – noon. Pre-registration is required by calling Papa’s Pantry office at (770) 591-4730

Whose Shoes Are You Trying to Fill? Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Granddads! Do you remember when your toddler sons and daughters stepped into your very large shoes and attempted to walk across the room, all the while pretending to be you? Do you remember being the toddler? Perhaps you are not yet a father and you remember standing next to Dad looking up wondering how he got so wise. Whatever your memories, be sure to reach out to say thank you to the men in your life who influenced your good character. Remember to look down to up and coming youngsters to sow worthy seeds into them! God, our Father honors men who love as He loves! He is crazy about us! June/July 2012

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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 EVENTS June 11-15: VBS Adventures on Promise Island; 6:00-8:30 (includes dinner); for all ages June & July: Camp Explore. See Kids Camps page. St. Paul AME 770-479-9691 390 Crisler St, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 11am Sunday Church School: 9:30 Sr. Pastor: Lemora Dobbs

In Operation Overboard VBS, kids will swim with humpback whales and seahorses, scuba through a vibrant coral reef, and take a personal submarine to the ocean floor, where eels and octopi play. Through interactive lessons that are easy for kids to apply to their lives today, they will “go deep” into God’s Word, exploring Bible stories of people who revealed deep faith.

Canton First UMC June 18-22, age 4 through grade 4

What do stories about Noah, Jonah, Jesus, the Woman at the Well, and Lydia all have in common? Water! At Splash in God’s Word, kids will sing, play and create as they learn about the many ways that God and God’s people work through water to share the good news of Jesus Christ.


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

Good Shepherd Lutheran June 25-29, age 3 to rising grade 4 Travel back to Babylon and join Daniel - torn from his home and forced into the king’s service. Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar! Kids will find that they’re not much different from Daniel and his friends, who kept their faith in a faithless culture.


Christ’s Baptist Church 678-744-8222 5496 Highway 92, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:30am Bible Study 9:30am Pastor: Dr. Aaron Johnson Crossroads Community Church 770-592-7007 2317 Bascomb Carmel Rd., Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 11:00am & 6pm Sunday School 9:30am Pastor: Bob Goodner

Hillside UMC June 17-20, grades 4-6

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 First Baptist of Canton continued EVENT June 25-29: VBS Amazing Wonders Aviation; 9:00 am-noon; for age 4 through grade 5 First Baptist of Woodstock 770-926-4428 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 30188

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It’s excitement galore as we head to Answers in Genesis’s IncrediWorld Amazement Park, where kids take a thrill ride through God’s creation. So strap yourself in and get ready for the ride of your life!

Cherokee Presbyterian June 11-15, rising grades 1-6 SAY YOU SAW IT IN



At Sky VBS, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamworkbuilding games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust God, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.

St. Michael the Archangel June 4-8 Mt. Paran (North) June 18-22, age 3 to completed K St. Clement’s Episcopal June 4-8 Celebration of Grace Lutheran June 25-28, K-6 City on a Hill UMC June 10-14, age 3 to rising grade 3 Hickory Flat UMC June 11-15, age 3 to grade 5 Hillside UMC June 4-8, age 4 to grade 3. Mountain View UMC July 16-20, age 4 and older Sixes UMC June 10-14, age 3 through rising grade 5 Towne Lake Community Church June 18-22, ages 4-9

In the Sonlight Express: Jesus and Me VBS, kids will learn about Jesus and how he saves, leads and cares for us and how we can trust Jesus in difficult times. Kids will also learn about Christ’s resurrection and return and how to be prepared.

Hillcrest Baptist Church June 10-15, pre-school through grade 12 June/July 2012

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This summer, watch amazing things happen as your kids encounter God like never before in the Amazing Wonders VBS. You’ll see lives changed as kids tour some of the world’s most marvelous natural wonders and learn to trust and recognize God as they explore His awesome power.

First Baptist of Canton June 25-29, age 4 through grade 5 First Baptist of Woodstock June 25-29, age 4 through grade 5 Hopewell Baptist June 4-8

Come join us for Adventures on Promise Island - where kids discover God’s lifesaving love! Amid the swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife, and welcoming sunshine, kids will learn that God promises: I am with you, I care about you, I give you what you need, I will save you, I will answer you.

Allen Temple AME June 11-15, for all ages Heritage Presbyterian June 24-28, age 2 to grade 6




Life Line Screening 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. Life Line Screening is being offered at the following locations: Bascomb United Methodist 2295 Bascomb Carmel Rd, Woodstock Friday, June 8

AtlantaFest is not just about the music! You’ll also have the chance to hear great speakers like Dave Edwards, UGA head football coach Mark Richt, Scott Dawson, and Jay Strack. Each one-price admission ticket provides full access to all AtlantaFest stages and venues PLUS all Stone Mountain Park rides and attractions. Tickets are available by the day or for the full three-day event. For tickets visit

FARMERS MARKET Sixes Presbyterian Church 2335 Sixes Road, Canton every Tuesday, from April 17 to Sept. 11, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sixes Presbyterian Church 2335 Sixes Rd,, Canton Friday, August 3

BLOOD DRIVES Heritage Presbyterian 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth June 6, 1:00-6:00 pm

St. Clement’s Episcopal 2795 Ridge Road, Canton June 11, 2:45-7:45 pm

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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The DoGood Experience is a gathering that features some of the leading activists in ministry and social innovation. Through worship, conversations on social action, and engaging in service opportunities, students are inspired to live for so much more than just claiming the statutes of Christianity with their mouths. They learn to live it with their lives. DoGood hosts an annual event that gives a new generation the hands-on opportunity to impact their community, learn from one another, and foster a perpetual heart to love and serve, learning from some of the leading activists in ministry and social innovation, and engaging in service opportunities throughout the host cities.

DoGood Atlanta

MESSIAH JAVA JAM Second Fridays of the month at Church of the Messiah Messiah Java Jam at 7:00 pm with two musical performers and a musical jam afterward. A charitable donation of $5 is requested. 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton

Family Film Festival Hillside UMC 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy Woodstock

June 14-15 The Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30305 Registration Price: $45

Fridays in July in church parking lot 7-10 pm

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: 2nd &4th Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am SAY YOU SAW IT IN




The Landing:


Celebrate Recovery for Youth


For teens ages 13 to 17


Friday nights at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Celebrate Recovery! Freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits.

Give a Kid a Chance is a program designed to help children in Cherokee County start out each new school year on the right foot. In June and early July, local churches will be collecting donations of school supplies, clothing, and toiletries. Visit the Give a Kid a Chance website to learn more about how you can help. Following are some of the churches that are accepting donations First Baptist of Canton (Filled Backpacks, clothing, socks & undies) Liberty Hill UMC (Clothes, School Supplies, Socks and Undies) Canton First UMC (School Supplies, Socks and Undies)

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.

Sixes UMC Monday nights

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Fields Chapel UMC (Clothes, School Supplies, Socks and Undies) Hickory Flat UMC (School Supplies, Socks and Undies) Church of the Messiah (Clothes, School Supplies, Socks and Undies) Hillside UMC (School Supplies, Socks and Underwear)



KIDS CAMPS AND CLASSES ALLEN TEMPLE AME Camp Explore Olympic Journey 2012 June 4-29 and July 2-27. Games, activities, music, medals; learn about and participate in many different sports; 7:00 am-6:00 pm; ages 5-14; $380 per session FIRST BAPTIST WOODSTOCK Middle School Elevate Camp June 11-15 in Cocoa Beach, FL Elementary Summer Camp July 10-13 in Ocoee, Tennessee; grades 3-5; $250 HILLCREST BAPTIST Teen Camp Centrifuge June 4-8 in South Carolina MT. PARAN (CENTRAL) Camp Paran 2012 June 4-8 at Legacy Retreat in Homer, GA. Activities include nature walks, gym time, horseback riding, paint ball, arts & crafts, and Frisbee. Water activities (requires bathing suits) include inflatable slip & slide, lake trampoline, pool, canoe & paddle boats, water slide, and water games. For grades 1-5; $260 X-Play VBS Sports Day Camp July 16-20, for grades 1-5; 9:00 am-5:00 pm; $120 Middle School Camp June 18-22 at Legacy Retreat Center for grades 6-8; $189 Element High School Camp June 28-July 1. This summer the camp will be attending the FORWARD 2012 conference at Gwinnett Arena MT. PARAN (NORTH) Middle School Summer Camp June 18-22 at Legacy Retreat Center. $180 includes transportation, meals, room and board. Precious Ones Learn N’ Play June-August (various sessions available) “Expedition to Outer Space”; ages: 8 weeks to age 4; $25.00 for 1st child; $15.00 for each additional sibling Performing Arts Camp June 18-22 “The Amazing Grace Race” Monday through Friday from 9am-3:30pm; for completed grades 1-5; $50 per child includes lunch and a snack each day and camp shirt; after care is also available. Mountain Top Sports Camp Beginning May 29; Monday-Friday for 9 weeks; for ages 6-12; $100.00 per week Transition Mission Overnight to the International Village June 8 at 9:30am through Saturday, June 9 at 4:00pm; for completed grades 4 & 5; $75. Camp Rocks Overnight Camp July 15-20; for completed grades 1-11; $265. BASCOMB UMC Summer Enrichment Camps Weeks of June 11, 18, & 25. $100 per week.

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CANTON FIRST UMC Mission Camp June 18-22, for rising grades 5 & 6 HICKORY FLAT UMC Faith Warrior Retreat June 29-July 1. For 4th and 5th graders. At Whitewater Express in Ducktown, TN. Kid’s Sport Camp July 16-20 from 8 am-1 pm. At main church campus. For rising kindergarten through rising grade 6. HILLSIDE UMC Kindergarten-6th Grade Camp July 9-13, July 15-19, and July 23-26. Themes will be Build It, Create It, and new this year Mega Sports! The Mega Sports camp July 15-19 will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m., and sports will be flag football, cheer, soccer, and basketball. Preschooler Summer Camp Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday in June and July from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $60/week or $25/day. MOUNTAIN VIEW UMC Summer Camp June 12-14, 9:30am-1:30 pm SIXES UMC Singing & Drama Camp July 15-19, 6:30-8:30 pm for children and youth. There will be singing, dancing, arts and crafts, Bible verse cards, snack, and tshirts. Children under 5 who want to participate must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for this camp. Choral Clinic for Girls July 24-26. For young women grades 6-12. The guest clinician will be Jennifer Rawson, director of the Georgia Regional Girls’ Choir and guest conductor of the Cherokee Chorale. The clinic will be held at the church from 9:00-noon each day, with a short concert on Thursday at noon. There is no charge for the clinic. BRANCHES OF CHRIST Discovery Day Camp June 18-22 at Camp Gideon. For ages 5-12. TOWNE LAKE COMMUNITY CHURCH Summer Day Camp June 11-July 27. Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm SIXES PRESBYTERIAN Academics/Athletics (A2) Summer Camp May 29-July 29 ELM STREET CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE Summer Drama Camps June and July. For ages 5-7 and 8-14. Each camp is one week in length. Kids create stories and characters to bring to life on stage with costumes, props, lighting, etc for a great show for family and friends on Friday afternoon.



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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 EVENTS June 25-29: VBS Amazing Wonders Aviation; 9:00 am-noon or 6:30-9:00 pm; for children age 4 prior to Sept 1 through grade 5 Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page 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 9:30 & 11am; 6:00pm Sunday School 9:30 & 11am Wednesday Worship Service 7:00pm EVENTS June 4-8: Teen Camp Centrifuge, SC June 10-15: VBS Sonlight Express; 6:45-9:00 pm; pre-school through grade 12 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 EVENT June 4-8: VBS Amazing Wonders, 9-noon New Victoria Baptist 770-926-8448 6659 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am Victory Baptist Church 770-337-0952 5717 Priest Road, Acworth 30102 Sunday services: 11am & 6pm Sunday School 10am Pastor: Donald E. Lewis


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 EVENT June 4-8: VBS Sky; 9:00-noon

Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Dr. David Cooper EVENTS July 9-13: VBS for ages 3 yr to K; 9:00 am-noon; $25 Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page Mt. Paran (North) 770-578-9081 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 Sunday Services 9 & 10:30am Sunday School 9am Sunday services also held at 10:30 am in Canton at Sequoyah High School Sr. Pastor: Dr. Mark Walker EVENTS June 18-22: VBS Sky; 9-noon; age 3 to K; $25 Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page


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 EVENTS June 4-8: VBS Sky 9:00-noon June 11: Red Cross blood drive, 2:45-7:45


Celebration of Grace 770-503-5050 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 10:30am Sr. Pastor: Ginny Krekling EVENT June 25-28: VBS Sky; 6-8:30 pm; for K-6 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 EVENT June 25-29: VBS Splash in God’s Word; age 3 to rising grade 4; 9:00-noon


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 EVENTS June 8: Life Line Screening Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page.

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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) Pastor: Robert Brown EVENTS June 11-15: VBS Sky; age 3-grade 5; 9 am-12:30 pm Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page. 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:3011:30 am. See Cool Stuff pages. 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 June 4-8: VBS Sky; 9:30 am-noon; pre-K 4-year-olds through grade 3 June 17-20: VBS Babylon; 6:30-8:45 pm; grades 4-6. Summer Camps: See Kids Camps page. Fridays in July: Family Films. See Cool Stuff pages. 2nd & 4th Mondays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 9:3011:30 am. See Cool Stuff pages.

Canton First UMC 770-479-2502 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd Canton, 30115 CHURCH GOD Sunday Services 8:30 & 11am (traditional); 9:30am Gateway International (contemporary) 770-422-0360 Sunday School 9:45am 1455 Ben King Road NW, Kennesaw 30152 Sunday Service 11am; African Fellowship 12:30pm; Hispanic Pastor: James McRae EVENTS Service 3:00pm; Sunday School 9:30am June 5: Canton First Golf Tournament at Woodmont Interim Pastor: Michael Marcano June 18-22: VBS Operation Overboard; 9:00 am-noon; for Mt. Paran (Central) age 4 through grade 4 404-923-8700 June 18-22: Mission Camp for rising grades 5 & 6 2055 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta 30327 City On A Hill UMC Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am

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678-445-3480 7745 Main Street, Woodstock 30188 Saturday Service: 6:30pm Sunday Services 9:35am & 11:15am Pastor: Chris Bryant EVENTS June 10-14: VBS Sky; 5:00-8:00 pm; age 3 to rising grade 3 2nd Wednesdays: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 6:008:00 pm. See Cool Stuff pages.

Holly Springs UMC 770-345-2883 2464 Holly Sprgs Pkway, Holly Springs 30115 Sunday Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Pastor: Ken Godfrey Liberty Hill UMC 678-493-8920 141 Railroad Street, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 9:30 & 11:00am Pastor: Jamey Prickett 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) Pastor: Bill Burch EVENTS June 12-14: Summer Camp 9:30am-1:30 pm July 16-20: VBS Sky; 9am-noon; ages 4 and older Sixes UMC 770-345-7644 8385 Bells Ferry Rd. Canton, 30114 Sunday services 9 & 11 Rev. Jim Buckman EVENTS June 10-14: VBS Sky; 6-8:30 pm; age 3 to rising gr. 5 Singing & Drama: see Kids Camps page. 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 Cool Stuff pages. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Mother’s Morning Out from 8:30 am-


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(Continued from page 18) 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


Branches of Christ 770-917-4964 5946 Jacobs Road SE, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service: 10am Wednesday Service: 7pm Sr. Pastor: Steve Pettit EVENT Day Camp: see Kids Camps page.

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 EVENT Second Fridays: Java Jam. See Cool Stuff pages. ‘ City Church of Canton (770) 720-1488 200 North Main St Canton, GA. 30114 Sunday Service 10:00am Senior Pastor Lance Johnson EVENT June 4-8th: 6-8:30 PM Vacation Bible School Ages 3-12 Registration $5.00 June 9th: 2012 Woman's Conference, 10AM-2PM Speaker Pastor Cindye Coates of Solomens Porch June 13th: 7PM WWE and WCW Wrestling Champion Marc Mero Presents" I Believe"

Dayspring Church 770-516-5733 6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:00am Sr. Pastor: Tony Crawford Freedom Church

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

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

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

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

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 June 18-22: VBS Sky; 6-8 pm; ages 4-9; $10 per child Day Camp: see Kids Camps page. Friday nights: Celebrate Recovery & The Landing. See Cool Stuff pages for details. 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 Lead Pastor: Gavin Adams

Sunday Services 10:30am Wednesday night worship 7:00 pm Pastor: Greg Michael EVENT First Saturday of the month: Woodstock Bluegrass Jamboree. Doors open 6pm. $7 at door.


Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA 770-704-9594 1498 Johnson Brady Rd, Canton 30115 Sunday Service 10:30 am Sunday School 9:15 am EVENT June 11-15: VBS IncrediWorld; rising grades 1-6 Faith Presbyterian Church 770-479-6193 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy, Canton Sunday Service 10:30 am Pastor: Brahm Luckhoff 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 Heritage Presbyterian 770-926-3558 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth Sunday Worship 8:45 & 11:10 am Sunday School 9:45 am Contemporary Worship 6:30 pm 1st & 3rd Wed. Pastor: Sid Gunter June 6: Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 pm June 24-28: VBS Adventures on Promise Island; age 2 to grade 6; 5:30-8:30 pm (includes dinner) Sixes Presbyterian 770-485-1975 2335 Sixes Rd, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 10:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am Reverend Dr. Lucas Pina EVENTS Summer Camp: See Kids Camps page. Tuesdays: Farmers Market. See Cool Stuff pages. August 3: Life Line Screening Woodstock Presbyterian 770-926-0074 345 Arnold Mill Rd Woodstock, 30188 Sunday Services 11:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am Pastor: Julie Ferguson

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 EVENT June 24-29: VBS, ages 3-11, 6-8 pm Woodstock Community 770-926-8990 237 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock 30188

CCMA meets on the last Wednesday of each month for a luncheon from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Dayspring @ Java Espresso House. Pastors and Ministry leaders are welcome. Lunch $5, first time guests free . June/July 2012

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