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Caregivers United Support Group: November 26th

Sunday afternoons; 2-4 pm, room B-113

The responsibility of providing round-the-clock care for a loved one is often an all-consuming job. Caregivers United Support Group was created for caregivers needing an outlet to share their challenges, struggles and successes as well as exchange practical information and resources. This support group is a place to connect with other caregivers and find encouragement and support! We invite all caregivers to join us on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in room B-113.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: November 29th

Wednesday, November 29th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

The menu for November 29th includes salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, butter peas, turnip greens, biscuits, and dessert. For the kids – grilled cheese and fries. We also offer a salad bar special - for only $4 you can enjoy a fully stocked salad bar, a baked potato/sweet potato, dessert and drink.

Prices are: adults - $7; seniors (age 60 and up) - $6; children ages 11 years and under $4; children under 2 years eat for free; no family (immediate family members only) pays more than $19.


Wednesday Evening “Toppings” Classes for Advent: November 29th, and December 6th and 13th

This year Wednesday night dinners will continue for three weeks (November 29th, and December 6th and 13th) after the Thanksgiving holiday. Each Wednesday evening the children will continue to meet and learn in Foundations of Faith. Beginning at 6:00 p.m. the adults are invited to meet in rooms F-206/207, located beside Hinton Hall, to hear new information and understanding on a variety of Advent topics.

Rev. Beth Shugart will help you learn more about the music we share during Advent, Rev. David Burchett will talk about Christmas traditions, and Rev. C. Kay Fuino will provide information about the Advent wreath, the Chrismons on our tree and even Santa Claus, as well as other Christmas traditions in the church. Please join us, bring a friend to dinner, and enjoy learning more about Advent during our time together.


“Surviving the Holidays” – A Grief Share Program: November 29th

Wednesday, November 29th; 6:30 pm

Holiday celebrations take on a different meaning when you are grieving. Are you in need of finding a way to survive the holidays? Do you wonder how to celebrate when your loved one is gone?

Join the Grief Share Support Group on Wednesday, November 29th, for a special “Surviving the Holidays” class beginning at 6:30 p.m. in rooms F-153/154, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. This class may be beneficial in helping you plan a holiday schedule that is best for you during the holiday season.

For additional information, please contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126, Sue French at 770-476-9106, or call the church office at 770-476-3776.


Advent All Together Class Begins Sunday, December 3rd

Sunday, December 3-24

Beginning with December 3rd, the first Sunday of Advent, and continuing to Sunday December 24th, Rev. C. Kay Fuino will lead an Advent Study in Hinton Hall during the 9:30 worship hour. The study will be based on James Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break. This study is based on the candles of the Advent Wreath and the unbreakable gift of Christ.

It is not necessary to sign up for the study, however if you would like a participant book which included devotions and stories, please call Tracy Brinker at the church at 770-476-3776 and she will order the books. The cost of the participant guide is $15.00.


Advent in Contemporary Worship: December 3rd - 31st

Sundays, December 3 - 31

Contemporary Worship will move to the 11 o’clock hour during the month of December. Our theme for Advent in Contemporary Worship this year is the Advent Wreath. Each week we will focus on an aspect of the candles that form the wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, Peace and Christ. Watch as the worship space grows and changes to include the various elements of preparing for the arrival of the Christ Child. Enjoy the music and other treats that will be available as we move purposely toward that special service on Sunday, December 24th, the evening of the birth.

Our Christmas Eve Communion service will be at the 11 o’clock hour in Hinton Hall as a service of Cookies and Carols. You are invited to come and enjoy the time with your families and friends as we celebrate during December preparing for the birth of the Savior.


Youth Ministry Christmas Caroling: December 3rd

Sunday, December 3rd

Mark your calendars for Sunday evening, December 3rd, as our students and adult leaders will be out Christmas Caroling on this date. More details will be coming soon. We will head out to carol that afternoon and return to the church to share in some hot chocolate, s’mores, and roasted marshmallows. We hope your son/daughter will join us for this special evening and all the fun that will be had.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall - Taco Night: December 6th

Wednesday, December 6th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

Wednesday, December 6th, is Taco Night. The menu includes seasoned beef or chicken, yellow rice, choice of black beans or refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, chips, guacamole, and dessert. For the kids – the same. We also offer a salad bar special - for only $4 you can enjoy a fully stocked salad bar, a baked potato/sweet potato, dessert and drink.

Prices are: adults - $7; seniors (age 60 and up) - $6; children ages 11 years and under $4; children under 2 years eat for free; no family (immediate family members only) pays more than $19.


GriefShare Support Group: Meets Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 8:30 pm in room F-151

GriefShare Support Group, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, is a 13-week session that includes video discussion and group discussion. GriefShare, which begins a new series of sessions on Wednesday, August 23rd, meets at 6:30 p.m. in room F-151, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. You are given a workbook for journaling, note taking and grief study.

You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any session you missed in our next 13-week cycle. Please visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for more information or contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126 or Sue French at 770-476-9106.


Hope…. The Next Step Support Group : Meets Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 8:30 pm in room F-150

The thirteen-week GriefShare class, with video/workbook, provides the tools and instruction on how to move forward in your life while you are grieving a recent loss. The new support group, The Next Step, moves beyond the learning aspect and focuses on the emotional support and encouragement to use those learned tools in a long-term manner. Both the GriefShare class and The Next Step support group will be led by two Stephen Minister co-facilitators. Suggestions for The Next Step are completion of two or three GriefShare class sessions and 2+ years after an experienced loss.

The Next Step will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-150, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. For more information on the support group, please contact Sandra Town at 404-735-3752 or by e-mail at sandy_10_30@earthlink.net, or Dana Thielmann at 678-641-7863, or the church office at 770-476-3776.


Youth Ministry Christmas Party: December 10th

Sunday, December 10th

On Sunday evening, December 10th, we will have our Youth Ministry Christmas Party with a White Elephant gift exchange. More details will be coming very soon for that evening of fun.


Bereavement Support Group: December 11th

Monday, December 11th; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room B-113

The Bereavement Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 11th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room B-113, the Counseling/Stephen Ministry Center. Everyone who has had a loss is welcome to attend. The group is led by Stephen Ministers.

For more information please contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126, or call the church office at 770-476-3776.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: December 12th

Tuesday, December 12th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, December 12th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great way for senior adults to come together for food, fun and fellowship. The program will feature a Christmas music sing-along led by Dr. David Daniel, Minister of Music & Worship Arts, and Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program starts at 11:15 a.m. All senior adults are welcome to attend the program or the lunch or both.


Girl Scout Troop 4489 Fundraising Dinner: December 13th

Wednesday, December 13th; 5 to 6:30 pm, Hinton Hall

Girl Scout Troop 4489 will provide supper on Wednesday night, December 13th, as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Supper will be served 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall, located in the Family Life Center. The menu will include chicken and dumplings, green beans, fruit salad, biscuits, smores, and an ice cream sundae bar. Money raised at this dinner will go to support community efforts as well as provide funds for the girls’ activities throughout the year.

Mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss this yummy dinner provided by the Girl Scouts of Troop 4489. Donations will be accepted at the door and at each table.


The Roadrunner’s Trip to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion: December 14th

Thursday, December 14th

The December trip for the Roadrunners will be on Thursday December 14th, and our destination is the Georgia Governor’s mansion to see this lovely home decked out for the Christmas season. The first floor of the mansion is open for tours for a limited time. There is no charge for this tour because as a government building it is “The People’s House.” We will see most of the rooms on the first floor, which are used primarily by the Governor and First Lady for official state functions. The second floor is the private living quarters of the Governor's family. Please be aware that no backpacks or oversized bags are allowed in the mansion. Following our visit to the mansion we will have lunch at Mary Mac’s.

Please sign up as soon as possible so we will have a seat for you on the buses. We will meet at the church parking lot to leave promptly at 9:30 a.m. on December 14th. There will be no trip in November so have a happy Thanksgiving. For more information or to make a reservation please call LuEtta Tucker at 678-315-4400 or Katherine Posey at 770-232-1637.


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