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



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Networking the Cobb & Cherokee Christian Community Many of us are in denial that we are already in October of 2011. Yes, face it. Halloween and Fall Festivals are coming within the next few weeks. Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it. Are you ready? Most of us would say, NO! We are not ready and won’t be until the day before each significant date. Halloween is October 31st. Thanksgiving is on November 24th, and Christmas is on December 25th. There is still time to make each event wonderful and memorable! Lynne Saunders Editor and Founder of Papa’s Pantry and CCN

There is always so much to do during these busy times. As I have gotten older, it is easier to prioritize as I consider three things. 1) Consult and commit to family traditions which determine the legacies that my husband and I have chosen to pass along to our daughters and three beautiful 2-year old grandbabies, (I just love to brag!). 2) Schedule and prioritize the time we spend with the people we love, no matter what. 3) Responsibly help others who are struggling through proven ministries. Choosing correct priorities may seem like an easy task, but when faced with daily to-do’s and demands, sticking to personal commitments becomes more difficult. God entrusted special people in life to us. It is easy to think that each of us will live forever and that we have an unlimited amount of quality time to spend with each other. This leads us into a false sense of complacency. It is very easy to put our attention to those things and people who matter the least, when loved ones need valuable time and attention from us. As a “recovering” work-a-holic, I can tell you how easy and subtle it is to slide into a mode when working hard for the acceptance of others takes place over the needs of the people most loved. As founder of Papa’s Pantry, my rewarding and daily ministry is serving the needs of others in the community. As wife, mother, and grandmother, my truest ministry and priority is spending quality time and making memories with each person in my family.

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Who is your neighbor? Does it matter? Of course it does!

770-591-4730 Food Assistance and Stability Training

How can you help? Donate Please. My prayer for you this holiday season is for you to recognize areas in which you can hold the people most dear to you closer to your heart, and in your schedule. Others are important. Yes, always help others. But be there for your loved ones, no matter what. Love and Blessings, Lynne

THIS ISSUE: Lynne’s Letter ………………………..…………………..…1 Fields of Faith ……………………………………………..2 Papa’s Pantry Update, Seasonal Needs ….…..………….3 Cool Stuff Our Christian Community is Doing.. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Church Directory Listings …………………….……6, 10, 11 The Coupon Tutor’s Money Saving Ideas………………....9 SAY YOU SAW IT IN


FIELDS OF FAITH: Student-to-Student Ministry On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, thousands of youth will be gathering on athletic fields all across America to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the sixth annual national Fields of Faith event. This rapidlygrowing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 475 locations throughout the nation on this same date. While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry movement. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. The national growth of Fields of Faith has been remarkable. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, over half a million students have joined in the movement. In 2010 alone, more than 150,000 students gathered on 475 fields across 40 states to participate in the event. It’s not just those numbers that have FCA organizers excited about Fields of Faith. It’s the real-life impact that these gatherings are having on young people. Last year’s series of events saw 3,568 students make first-time faith commitments to follow Jesus Christ, 5,290 recommitted their life to Christ and 12,786 committed to reading the Bible daily. “The impact of Fields of Faith has been incredible in just these past few years,” said Les Steckel, FCA president and former veteran NFL coach. “It’s all about young people in these communities coming together on their school’s athletic field and challenging each other to go back to the fundamentals of reading God’s Word and coming to faith in Jesus Christ.” The impetus for Fields of Faith began with Jeff Martin, an FCA staff person, who conceived the idea from an Old Testament reference in 2 Chronicles 34 after searching how to help today’s generation of students face spiritual battles and temptations. In the scripture, King Josiah, an influential teenager very similar to Fields of Faith attendees today, gathered his people and challenged them to read the Bible. As a result, they changed their culture. In 2004, the Josiah-influenced dream came true when 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout three states for the first Fields of Faith event. That was the beginning of what has become one of the most significant faith-related gathering of students in a single day. “Fields of Faith challenges this generation to be committed to reading the Bible and living a transformed life for Jesus Christ,” said Martin. “It’s students challenging students, peers challenging peers and that’s the heart and soul of Fields of Faith. We are seeing entire communities changed because of Fields of Faith.” While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership team will determine the program of each Fields of Faith event. Following are Fields of Faith locations throughout metro Atlanta. Other locations can be found on the Fields of Faith website: Canton: Cherokee High School, 930 Marietta Hwy, 7:00 pm Dacula: Barron Field, 123 Broad St., 7:00 pm Kennesaw: Shiloh Hills Christian Sch., 260 Hawkins Store Rd, 5:00 pm Lilburn: Parkview High School, 998 Cole Dr., 7:00 pm McDonough: Union Grove Stadium, 100 East Lake Rd., 7:00 pm Snellville: Shiloh High School, 4210 Shiloh Rd., 6:30 pm Suwanee: Peachtree Ridge H.S. 1555 Old Peachtree Rd, 7:00 pm

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Papa’s Pantry Update October signifies the official beginning of the holiday season for Papa’s Pantry. We are beginning this month with near The Master’s Training Center empty shelves. Financial donations are down year-to-date 6% from last year, 2010. Client needs are up sharply. This is the first year we have had a second location. Even with the additional Canton Papa’s Pantry, we have already begun to utilize a “waiting list” for those needing assistance. To solve this problem, we need to add volunteer mentors to the Woodstock location, possibly add a third Papa’s Pantry satellite, gasoline gift cards to help clients regularly come to stability training at the main Woodstock location-, finances to support a satellite manager, and, of course, more donated food!

Co-Mission Opportunity

Please help! 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 help those in our community who are working hard to regain stability. Most clients tell us that they cannot wait for the opportunity to give back to our organization because of the exceptional way they are helped.

Please send what ever amount you are able. Your gifts will go directly to helping local families and children in need.

Fourth quarter specific needs include: October: New electric space heaters, November: Thanksgiving dinner items, and December: Adopt a Family gift giving for our partnered client families.

NAME _________________________ ADDRESS ______________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ PHONE________________________ EMAIL_________________________ _______________________________

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

I would like to financially partner with Papa’s Pantry: $______ Monthly/$______ Quarterly

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 October contributors: Mary Tucker, Susan presented. CCN reserves the right to decline Call 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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Please accept my gift of $_______ Credit Card # ____________________ Exp Date: _________ CVV Code _____

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






Saturday, October 8 4 to 8 pm

Canton First United Methodist Ch 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd, Canton October 17, 2:00-7:00 pm

Mountain View United Methodist Church 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta Join us for ROCKTOBERFEST, an outdoor free event at Mountain View United Methodist Church. We will have live music, jumpies and activities for kids, cars, motorcycles and MORE! Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and food! The event itself is free to attend but food will be extra. Don’t forget to bring the kids to experience our “Kid Zone” There will be balloons, inflatables, games and special activities for children of all ages to enjoy. Live music will be provided by: The Amateur Aviators, HSM, Out of Nazareth, and Mike Marsilio.

Woodstock Christian Church 7700 Highway 92, Woodstock October 22, 9:00 am-2:00 pm Good Shepherd Lutheran 1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock November 5, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sixes UMC

Men’s BBQ Saturday, October 8

TLC Kids Towne Fall Festival Saturday, October 22 4:00 to 6:00 pm Fun for the Whole Family! Games, Prizes, Costume Contest, Face Painting, Cake Walk, etc. Towne Lake Community Church 132 N. Medical Pkwy, Woodstock

11 am to 3 pm Come enjoy great food and family fun, including a bounce house for the children and the pumpkin patch. Barbecue can be purchased for $7.00 a plate, and can be enjoyed on the church grounds or packed up to go.

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! The Anita Show Friday, October 21 7:00 pm Mt. Paran (Central) 2055 Mount Paran Road Atlanta Nationally acclaimed Christian Comedian and Musician Anita Renfroe will be performing and ministering in her humorous and refreshing mix of humor, comedy and song. Join women from all over the southeast at this exceptionally fun evening. Tickets can be purchased at the Mt. Paran Central website, Individual tickets: $17.50. Group tickets (10 or more): $12.50. Artist’s Circle tickets: $30.00 (include priority seating, a free CD, and a meet and greet with Anita Refroe).

Right now, around the world, millions of Christians are meeting in secret places to worship God. If exposed, they face prison, torture, even death. Yet their devotion to God and His Word are unwavering, even heroic. Secret Church is an intense time of Bible study and prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters and for the Mt. Paran North missionaries serving around the world. If you desire to know God more deeply and want to feel personally connected to His Church, then don't miss this event! Friday, October 7 6:00 pm to midnight in the Sanctuary Mt. Paran North 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 20, 21 and 22

Saturday October 22

LoveLoud is a three-day mission trip to our community organized by First Baptist Woodstock. The vision of LoveLoud is to model Jesus Christ as we serve our community. We anticipate that over 3000 people will serve on over 100 different projects specifically developed to help our community. Examples of the many projects include: visits to assisted living homes, service to battered women and their families, building wheelchair ramps for the elderly, furnishing bikes to kids in need, car care and cleaning for those in need, providing care packages for the military, ministering to the homeless, providing clothing and school supplies to foster children, honoring first responders in the community, a food drive for those in need, medical care for the impoverished, and many, many more services.

1208 Rose Creek Drive Woodstock

See the First Baptist of Woodstock website for more information:

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Good Shepherd for our 6th Annual Fall Fair, held on the church’s lower parking lot on the corner of Eagle Drive and Rose Creek Drive. There will be many free games and activities for children, such as a rock-climbing wall, a moon bounce, a cake walk, face painting, and much more! In addition, there will be crafts and gently used books and DVDs for sale; raffle baskets; a silent auction; a bake sale; and music by the Christian rock band Translucent. Food such as hot dogs and chili will be available for purchase. Booth space is available for crafters to rent. For an application, contact the church office at 770-924-7286. Proceeds from this event will benefit local charitable organizations.



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 October 7 & 8: Annual Men’s Retreat “Let Go and Let God” at Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Oct 16: Blood pressure screening 9:45 & 1pm St. Paul AME 770-479-9691 390 Crisler St, Canton 30114 Sunday Service: 11am Sunday Church School: 9:30 Sr. Pastor: Lemora Dobbs


CRUISE-IN Hopewell Baptist Church, 75 Ridge Road, Canton October 8 10 am-3 pm (rain date October 15)

Awards for best hot rod, best muscle car, best truck, best motorcycle, best original car, best custom car, best Mopar, best Corvette, and best Mustang. There will also be craft vendors, food vendors, and music. All proceeds go to benefit Back to Bethlehem, a free Christmas ministry of Hopewell Baptist Church.

Celebrate Recovery!


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 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


Freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits.

Fall Festival

October 15 9 am-2 pm Hickory Flat UMC 4056 E. Cherokee Dr. Canton Fun for the family! Enjoy great homemade food, games, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin decorating, shopping, and more!

Crossroads Community Church 770-592-7007 2317 Bascomb Carmel Rd. Woodstock 30189 Sunday Services 11:00am & 6pm Sunday School 9:30am Pastor: Bob Goodner First Baptist of Canton 770-479-5538 One Mission Point, Canton 30114 Sunday Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00 am Sr. Pastor: Dr. George Anderson

Sixes UMC Monday nights

Towne Lake Comm. Ch. Friday nights

For teens ages 13 to 17 Friday nights at 6:00 p.m.

Towne Lake Community Church

The Landing: Celebrate Recovery for Youth

First Baptist of Woodstock 770-926-4428 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 30188 (Continued on page 10)

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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.

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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 hopefilled truths and real-life strategies for giving young people the tools for making wise choices and developing healthy patterns for living.



COOL STUFF Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace in Concert

October 9 at 6:00 p.m. Cherokee Presbyterian Church 1498 Johnson Brady Rd, Canton

Matthew Smith is an East Nashville singer-songwriter who writes brand new music to centuries-old hymn texts. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. Born out of a college ministry, the reimagined hymns have found wide acceptance both among college students and the church at large, joining people who desire to honor tradition with those who want a modern musical approach. His latest album, All I Owe, focuses on how Jesus sets people free from the burden of both God's law and self-imposed laws, by crediting his perfect life and death to those who trust in him.

Health Ministry Fair Hickory Flat United Methodist 4056 E. Cherokee Dr. Canton Saturday, October 1 9:30 am-noon Free blood pressure, blood glucose, total blood cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI) screenings will be offered. Information about community health resources also available.

2nd Annual Atlanta Women’s Weekend October 14 & 15, 2011 At the Marriott in Alpharetta, Georgia The Atlanta Women’s Weekend is simply Christian women spending a few moments with God and other sisters of like faith. Our goal is to encourage women from Atlanta and the Southeast to come and learn from each other and grow in Christ. Our theme for 2011 is “Be Transformed” taken from Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Speakers will be Julie Adams from Tennessee, Jenny Bassett from Florida, Lindsay Mast from Georgia, and from Illinois, Bette Wolfgang. They are prayerfully preparing lessons that we can all learn from and be encouraged by. For more details visit our website at

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“I Am” Ginny Owens Concert

AWAKEN Ladies Conference

Thursday, October 13 at Lanier Tech Forsyth Conference Center 6:30 PM Presented by No Longer Bound For more information: 678-679-1179

At Cherokee County Conference Center 1130 Bluffs Parkway Canton

A three-time Dove Award winner, including the Gospel Music Association’s 2000 New Artist of the Year recipient, and multiple ASCAP Award winner, Ginny Owens has sold nearly one million albums. A top performer on the Christian radio charts, Owens’ music has impacted mainstream audiences at Lilith Fair, the Sundance Film Festival and the White House. Her music has received widespread film and television placement. Owens was featured on national television, including NBC’s “Today” and CNN, for her contribution to help rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Owens’ unique musical style and inspirational lyrics continue to appeal to Christian and mainstream audiences alike.

November 5, 2011

9:00 am-3:30 pm. Cost is $15. Lunch is provided. Go to for more information or to register. Join us for a great day in the Lord! Pat Harley ( is the Keynote Speaker, and Verna Law ( is the Worship Leader. They will be joined by Shelley Hendrix, Michele Helms and Julie Rogers.

Featuring Pat Harley and Verna Law

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Will use and rearrange your current furnishings and accents for a whole new look or can locate those perfect new pieces to create the retreat you are looking for! “Papa’s Makeover Designer”: October 2011

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The Coupon Tutor – Helping you save money with or with out a coupon. Susan Call The Coupon Tutor

20 Fun, practically free activities to do with your family:


Free museum days  Target offers FREE Thursday’s at the High Museum each month from 10– 7 PM  Bank of America card holders can visit over 150 museums FREE, one pre-set weekend per month  Get a family pass for about $100 a year to the Zoo, TN aquarium or High Museum 2. National parks - over 400 parks never charge admission so go exploring, take a road trip 3. REI offers FREE and inexpensive classes including DIY bicycle maintenance (pre-register) 4. Go camping, canoeing or take up geo caching 5. The Picture Show movie theater in Marietta offers $.50 movies on Tuesdays and $1.25 - $1.75 movies the remainder of the week (excludes 3-D). Six theaters. 6. Home Depot has a FREE monthly class for children ages 3-12 to nail and glue a wood project 7. Home Depot has several FREE Do-it-Herself classes each month (pre-register) 8. Lowes has 2 FREE monthly classes (pre-register) for children 3- 12 years old to nail and glue a wood project 9. Michaels Crafts offers weekly FREE classes in store for make and take projects for your children (check their ad) 10. About every 3 months JoAnn’s Fabric offers a ½ price day. Register for any of their classes on that day and pay ½ price for any class. 11. Lakeshore Learning Stores offer a FREE craft time each week for younger children 12. Add to your calendar weekly Story times and Reading Clubs that are offered at most local libraries and local area bookstores 13. Summer Movie series offer FREE or $1 movies weekday mornings through the summer 14. Summer Concert series offer FREE outdoor concerts at local area parks. Most are weekday lunch hours, others are in the evening. 15. Look for Val Pac coupons, Groupon’s or specials for other activities such as Mountasia, Bowling, Roller Skating or Paintball. We go to the $1 skate nights and use $ .99 bowling coupons good for up to 10 games. 16. Go to the park and have a picnic. Take the Frisbee and a blanket. Add once a year activities to your calendar as you see them such as: 17. Tree lighting ceremonies 18. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra offers a FREE Christmas concert each year. 19. Woodruff Arts Center offers a FREE family day once a year. I love FREE food. So in addition to Kids Eat FREE nights, Birthday Clubs, Chick-fil-A calendars, coupons, punch October 2011

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cards and our certificates that we buy with a discount code, we make these family dates and add to our calendar:  Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day (dress like a cow and get a FREE sandwich or meal)  Stevie B’s FREE pizza to the first 100 customers  Baskin Robins $ .31 scoop night  Cold Stone Make a Wish free cone night  Rita’s offers FREE Rita’s ice on the First Day of Spring Krispy Kreme’s FREE donut in appreciation of National Donut Day For more money saving tips go to or “LIKE” The Coupon Tutor on FACEBOOK. The Coupon Tutor – Susan Call along with Michelle Wells will be offering: - (Part 2) Drug Store Strategy (Couponing) and a Money Saving Tips Class, Wednesday, October 12 - (Part 1) Grocery Store Strategy Class (Save 50% + each time you shop) Wednesday, November 9 It is recommended that you have 3 weeks or more of uncut coupon inserts from the Sunday newspaper before class. The cost for each class is a donation of $10 and 10 non – perishable food items for the food pantry. Pre-Registration needed.


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


Employment Strategies for Job Seekers

10:00-1:00 - Oct 4, 5, & 6/ Oct 18, 19, & 20/ Nov 1, 2, & 3

Mega Couponing Skills

10:00-12:00 - Part 2 Oct 12/ Part 1: Nov 9, Dec 14

Time Management/ Goal Setting/ Life Balance 10:00-12:30 - Dec 15 SAY YOU SAW IT IN


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 October 20, 21, 22: LoveLoud, a three-day mission trip to the community. See more information page 7. 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 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 October 8: Annual Car Show and Cruise-In. See more information on page 8. New Victoria Baptist 770-926-8448 6659 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock 30189 Sunday Service 10:50am Sunday School 9:40am EVENT October 30: Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:-00

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 (Central) 404-923-8700 2055 Mount Paran Road, Atlanta 30327

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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. 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


Mt. Paran (North) 770-578-9081 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 Sunday Services 9 & 10:30am Sunday School 9am Sr. Pastor: Dr. Mark Walker EVENTS October 7: Secret Church, 6:00 pm-midnight. See more information page 7. October 14-16: WinShape Marriage Retreat located on the grounds of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The cost is $350.00 per couple and includes three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.

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

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


Sunday Services 9 & 11:15am Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Sr. Pastor: Dr. David Cooper EVENTS October 14 & 15: Crossroads Annual National Conference October 21: The Anita Show, 7 pm, with nationally acclaimed Christian comedian and musician Anita Renfroe. See more information page 7. October 31: Festival on the Mount, 5-8 pm. Family fun and fellowship including a costume contest for preschool and elementary ages.

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 Sunday Services: 8am & 11(traditional); 9:30am (praise service) Sunday School: 9:30 & 11:00am Sr. Pastor: Paul Baumgartner EVENTS October 22: Annual Fall Fair, 10 am-4 pm. Pg 7. November 5: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8:00 am-1:00 pm


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

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Sr. Pastor: Reverend Millie Kim EVENTS October 1: Bascomb Semiannual 12-hour Scrapbooking event from 9 am-9 pm Going on now: Vendor applications are being taken for the Bascomb Craft Fair, November 12, 9 am-3 pm. Diane Williams 770-917-0119 or 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 EVENT Oct 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-7 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. A place to find friendship, community, resources and support for you as a woman and mother. 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 October 1: Health Ministry Fair, 9:30 am-noon. Free blood pressure, blood glucose, total blood cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI) screenings. Community health resources available. October 15: Fall Festival 9 am-2 pm Fun for the family! Enjoy great homemade food, games, bounce houses, face painting, pumpkin decorating, shopping, and more! 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 October 14-16: “Beloved” Ladies Retreat at Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. October 29: Car Show, 10 am-5 pm 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

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

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

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

Mountain View UMC 770-928-0050 2300 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, 30066 Sunday Svcs: 9:30 (contemp); 11:00 (trad) Pastor: Bill Burch EVENT October 8: Rocktoberfest 2011, 4-8 pm. Free outdoor event featuring live music, jumpies and activities for kids, cars, motorcycles, and more. Food available for purchase. See more page 6.

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

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. Details page 8. Sixes UMC continued Tuesdays: Mother’s Morning Out from 9am to noon, for children ages 2 through 4. $25 a day per child or $20 a day if paid by the month. October 1: Party on the Porch from 5-7pm. An evening of live music, food, and fellowship. Beginning October 1: Pumpkin Patch Mon-Fri 1:30-7:30pm; Sat 10am-7:30pm; Sun 12:30-7pm October 8: Men’s BBQ, 11 am-3 pm. Great food and family fun, including a bounce house for the children and the pumpkin patch. BBQ can be purchased for $7.00 a plate, and can be enjoyed on the church grounds or packed up to go. Woodstock UMC 770-926-6440 109 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Svc: 11:00 (Traditional) Sunday School: 10:00am Spanish Svc: Sunday 5:30pm Rev. Claude T. Herbert EVENT Second and third weeks of the month (ThursSat): thrift shop - lower level of Latimer Hall 10-3 pm


Branches of Christ 770-917-4964 5946 Jacobs Road SE, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service: 10am Wednesday Service: 7pm Sr. Pastor: Steve Pettit EVENT October 7 & 8: Ladies Retreat at Camp Gideon “Bloom Where You Are Planted”

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Dayspring Church 770-516-5733 6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 30102 Sunday Service 10:30am Sr. Pastor: Tony Crawford Freedom Church 770-529-6006 meets at Barber Middle School 4222 Cantrell Road NW Acworth, GA 30101 Sunday Services 9:45 & 11:30 am 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 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 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 Towne Lake Community 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 October 22: Kids Towne Fall Festival 4-6 pm. Games, prizes, costume contest, face painting, cake walk, etc. Friday nights: Celebrate Recovery, 6-9 pm.

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More information on page 8. Friday nights: The Landing, Celebrate Recovery for teens ages 13-17, 6 pm. More information on page 8. Victory North Church 770-794-7366 Palmer Middle School 690 North Booth Rd, Kennesaw 30144 Sunday Services 10:00am Jeff Hidden, Pastor 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 October 22: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9:00 am-2:00 pm Woodstock Community 770-926-8990 237 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock 30188 Sunday Services 10:30am Pastor: Greg Michael


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 EVENT October 9: Concert by Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace at 6:00 pm. See page 9. Faith Presbyterian Church 770-479-6193 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy Canton 30114 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 EVENT October 14-16: Women’s Spiritual Retreat “Spiritual Practices for Busy People” at Cherokee Retreat Center. 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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October 2011

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October 2011 Issue  

This is the October 2011 Issue of Christian Community News.