General questions, email hope@gfc.tv. New Studies start in January.

 Small Groups Studies

 _____ Family Foundations Class:  Love and Respect.  Led by Stanley and Myrna Brown. Love and Respect is a 10 week-session, video series based on two simple ideas from Ephesians 5:33. Love and Respect. When a husband and wife gain insight on Love and Respect, it revolutionizes their marriage. Class meets at GNH on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Flex Room (Old Summit Room), at the end of the kids’ hallway.  Cost of the book is $15 or 2 for $20. To reserve books and register for the class, simply email Stanley Brown at blendedcovenantliving@gmail.com or 404-953-5101 with your name, number attending, and phone number.  Bibles needed.  1st class Sunday, 1/13.

 _____ Trailblazers.  A group of adults that meet at 11:00 on Sunday mornings in the Farmhouse. We come together to study the Bible, share our walk with the Lord, and offer support to each other in our journey. We would love for you to come and join us. Questions? Contact Pat Potter at patpotter6595@gmail.com or 404-353-2697.  Newcomers welcome!

 _____­ My Story.  Join with others over the next six months to record your life’s journey. This is one of the greatest gifts you can give your children and grandchildren. They will treasure it for years to come. This class will meet 9 times in the next 6 months at New Hope on Sunday afternoons at 2:00. Starting date is scheduled for February 3rd. For more information go to www.towritemystory.com or contact Pat Vanderhorst at 770-298-1447 or pvandy@mindspring.com

 _____ Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study.  Taught by experienced teachers & addressing applicable faith-on-life topics through the study of scripture, join other women on Thursday mornings starting January 10th at 10:00am at Kitti Rau’s home. Pat Vanderhorst will be facilitating a study on the book of Esther for the first half of the semester. Study materials will be provided. Bibles needed. Contact Kitti Rau at kittikatscorner@gmail.com or 770-713-2878.

  _____ Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study.  Facilitator Crystal Miller, with other teachers, discuss scripture and how it applies to women's lives while moving through selected Bible books one at a time.  Bi-monthly meeting on Tuesdays, from 7-8:30pm, at GNH Summit Room.  Questions?  Contact Crystal Miller at Clrain6302@windstream.net or (678) 858-9326.

 _____ Breathe:  Making Room for the Sabbath by Priscilla Shirer. Facilitated by Jennifer Pruitt. You need some breathing room? With a jam-packed life, what’s missing is space for God to speak and room for us to hear. This 5-session, minimal homework, self-reflective, life app, Bible study by Priscilla Shirer helps us to set aside the activities and busyness that swallow up our rest and peace. Priscilla challenges us to breathe and build margin in our lives for God as we explore the concept of the Sabbath in both the Old and New Testaments. This study includes a study journal and is available at LifeWay.com (https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/breathe-study-journal-P005644896), may be purchased for $10 from Jennifer at the study (only 5 available), or at LifeWay Christian Store at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. The Bible study will include a group discussion and a 20-30 minute video session.  Study begins on Thursday, February 7th,  at 6:30-8pm at Grace New Hope in the Cove Room. Questions?  Contact leader, Jennifer Pruitt, at JnC1224@hotmail.com or text at 770-401-4682.

 _____ Inspiring Conversations.  Lilly Crook facilitates discussions at Grayson Coffee House on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 4-6pm on a number of women’s topics and issues with scripture as the basis. Topics include unconditional love, grief, forgiveness, mothering, faith, greed, and many others.  Members and conversations are diverse and often relate to excerpts from Lilly’s book Inspiring Thoughts.  Outreach through 7 Bridges is incorporated into group. Questions?  Contact Lilly Crook at hopeandinspiration55@gmail.com or 917-403-7078.  All women welcome!

 _____ Biblical Worldview: The Truth Project. You and I are engaged in a cosmic battle - a battle that is raging for the hearts and minds of people the world over, pitting the truth claims of God against the lies of the world, the flesh and the devil.  It is a battle over what you truly believe in this battle for truth.  Led by facilitator, Tom Vanderhorst, come consider what you truly believe and how this truth impacts every part of your life by joining in on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm (for 12 weeks), starting January 24th at Grace New Hope, in the Student Room.  Short study guides can be ordered at https://store.focusonthefamily.com/the-truth-project-study-guide but are not required.  Questions?  See the course trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OCOpL0IZbQ or the Focus on the Family 12 lesson overview at http://www.thetruthproject.org/about/truthprojectlessons.aspx .  For more info, contact Tom Vanderhorst at tvandy65@gmail.com or text at 770-298-9174.  All adults and students (high school and up) are welcome!  No childcare provided. 

 _____ Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study.  Taught by Cliff Hagan, with others, every Thursday morning from 7-8am at Grayson Coffee House.  Bring your Bible and Bible study materials will be provided.  Currently studying 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.  Questions?  Contact Cliff Hagan at cliff1088@gmail.com  or 404-797-1213. 

 _____ Men of God (MOG) II Bible Study.  Facilitator Tom Rau, with other teachers, will guide men through discussions on scripture and its relevance to life. Meets every Saturday morning at Grayson Coffee House at 8am.  Questions?  Contact: Tom at tomrau1925@gmail.com or 770-713-2668.  Bibles needed.

——— Caregiver Support Group- Monday January 28 at 7pm Room 167( the Flex Room) on kid’s hall. We will meet every other week.
Robin Dill will lead this group. She brings 15 years of working with caregivers through respite ministry for people with dementia,  caregiver classes and Caring for the Caregiver events. She has also been a family caregiver! Because we care about the stress you are under and the need for support and encouragement we offer this group

Small Group Communities

SUNDAYS

 _____ Called to Love.   Shares God's love through spiritual friendships and volunteer opportunities at food banks and nursing homes, as well as by way of a Christ-centered study.  For women 21 and older.  Meets every other Sunday from 2-3:30pm at the home of Esther Nuckles.  Questions?  Contact Esther at jessiessister19@gmail.com or 240-478-8064.  Newcomers welcome!

 _____ Witness Through Fitness Couch to 5K.  Witness through Fitness promotes faith, fellowship, and fitness in and as community. Come share a quick devotion and prayer before we kick off Couch to 5K training in the football parking lot at Bay Creek Park (left side of football field when entering park) on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at 8am and every following Saturday morning, rain, sleet, or snow.  Walkers/joggers/runners join in the fellowship and fun as together our team moves towards running a local 5K in April!  Don't let pride, doubt, or uncertainty stop you from returning to action and taking on a challenge!  Regardless of ability, we will have a group and leader for you!  If you plan to join us please register at  https://www.witnessthroughfitness.org/get-connected so that we can keep you updated as we get closer to our Couch to 5K Kick-Off in January 2019!

 ­­­_____Witness Through Fitness:  Cycling.  For cyclists, Witness Through Fitness also meets every Sunday, starting November 4th, at 2pm, at 680 Tom Brewer Road (lower parking lot).  Please join us! Questions? Please contact Cliff Hagan at cliff1088@gmail.com - www.witnessthroughfitness.org 

 _____ Harvesting New Hope.  Food, fellowship, and Bible study group. All ages and life-stages are welcome!  Childcare provided for a fee.  Led by Chris and Julie Moore.  Next study: Book of Galatians.  Meet the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month from 4-7pm at the Rinehart residence. Questions?  Contact Therese at tamorrison18@yahoo.com or 216-832-8842.

  _____ Young Marrieds (families w/ kids from birth to early elementary).  Want a community that helps you and your family experience life through the lens of faith?  Want to ensure that your home grows in godliness as it grows up?  Join Ben and Lindsay Egidio, as they, with other couples, discuss God’s perspective on family and faith-on-life living.  Bring your Bible and a snack EVERY OTHER Sunday night, from 5:30pm-7pm , beginning January 6th.  Childcare provided for young children for a fee.  See FB Page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/281693215773111/about/ for dates or details.  Interested?  Contact Lindsay at legidio2011@gmail.com or 770-601-7286.  Newcomers welcome!

 _____  Middleton Group.  Group applies scripture to life to encourage faith-living.  Meets every other Sunday night at 6:30pm at the home of Bill and Pat Potter.  Questions?  Contact Pat at patpotter6595@gmail.com or 404-353-2687.  All adults (18+) welcome!

 _____ Stephen Ministry.  Ministry equips, trains, and empowers caregivers to provide credible, compassionate, Christ-centered, and confidential care for people who are experiencing difficult times in their lives. If needing someone who will provide emotional and spiritual support or if desiring training to become a caregiver, contact leader, Stephanie Miller, at srmiller0803@gmail.com or 414-507-3379.

MONDAYS

_____ Ministries in Motion.  Food, fellowship, and prayer group.  Group is made up of 50+ and older. Meets the 3rd Monday night of each month at 6:30pm at Tom and Pat Vanderhorsts’ home.  Questions?  Contact Tom at tvandy65@gmail.com, Pat at pvandy@mindspring.com or 770-298-1447.  Newcomers welcome!

_____ Caregiver Support Group We care about the stress you are under and the need for support and encouragement. Robin Dill will lead this group. She brings 15 years of working with caregivers through respite ministry for people with dementia,  caregiver classes and Caring for the Caregiver events. She has also been a family caregiver! Meets Monday January 28 at 7pm in Room 167 (the Flex Room) on kid’s hall. We will meet every other week. Robin Dill: robin.dill@comcast.net

 TUESDAYS

 _____ Celebrate Recovery.  Christ-centered recovery program that speaks to hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Newcomers should expect to feel welcomed into a safe place where confidentiality and anonymity are core values. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday (including holidays) in the GNH Student Room (immediately to right when entering main entrance of church). Dinner is at 6:00 pm, large group and worship at 7:00, and small group is at 8:00.  Questions?  Contact Patrick Moran at pmoran8830@gmail.com or 678-697-4816.

THURSDAYS

_____War Room Prayer Ministry. Come join others on Sundays from 8:20-8:40am and/or Thursday evenings from 5-6 at the church  as together believers press into the power of prayer to expand the work of God and pray against strongholds in believers, leaders, the church and the world. Come experience the power of God unfold as the privilege of prayer activated! Contact Bryan Lash at usmc1@mindspring.com. My house should be called the house of prayer. Matthew 21:13.

______ Community Life.  Group includes food, friendships, and faith-on-life discussions through the lens of scripture and is led by Brooks and Barbara Goodgame. Group meets every other Thursday evening from 6:45-9pm at the Goodgame's Home at 1611 Old Springs Ct., Snellville, GA 30078.  Bring your Bible, and a snack to share with the group.  Meeting dates are posted on Community Life at Grace Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLifeAtGrace/).  1st meeting date for 2019 will be Thursday, January 10th.  Questions?  Contact Barbara at bkgoodgame@gmail.com or 770-861-9132.  Adults of all ages and life stages are welcome!  No childcare provided.

 ______ The Middle.  Food, fellowship, and Bible study group.  Made up of parents of middle schoolers to young adults.  Meets on Thursdays at 7pm at the home of Craig and Sonia Lipsey.  Questions?  Contact Sonia at sonia.lipsey@gmail.com.  All welcome!

 ______ Women’s Yoga.  Come and join adult women of all ages as they lean into staying in shape. Class led by Yoga instructor Emily Popma and meets Tuesdays at 10am in the Trail Room. Cost $5 per class. Bring a mat and a beach towel. Questions? Contact Emily at ddpelp@comcast.net or 404-804-7830

 FRIDAYS

 ______ Seasoned By Grace.  Group meets every other week on Friday nights at 7:00 PM at various homes.  Studies differ with leaders.  Made up of folks mostly from 55-75 years of age with no children at home.  Questions?  Contact Lisa McClurg at mcclurgl@bellsouth.net or 770-815-8706.  Newcomers welcome!

 ______ Widows, Widowers, and New Singles (WWS)

The Widows, Widowers, and Newly Singles (WWS) is a group of believers who have had past or current loses in their life and aspire to share community while moving forward together.  Gatherings will offer a safe environment with discussions seeking guidance from Bible-based teachings as well as plans for small fun trips, potlucks, and movie. nights .  The goal is to develop strong and supportive biblically-based relationships.  Presently, we'll be meeting once-a-month on Fridays at 7:00pm.  The gatherings are at Clare Mescher’s home at 1006 Pike Forest Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30045.  Questions?  Please email or call Clare Mescher (crmescher@gmail.com, 678-772-3146) or June Yoblonsky  (juneyob.gmail.com,1-719-930-4675).  All welcome!

 OTHER

_____ The Garden at Grace New Hope.  Calling all gardeners!  Group comes together to enjoy gardening at Grace New Hope. Grounds are open from 9am-8pm throughout the week. See Facebook Page: The Garden at Grace New Hope. Questions?  Contact Beth Arechiga at iamthebeth@comcast.net or 770-369-3473.  Newcomers welcome!