All Small Groups and Community Groups begin the week of Labor Day (9/3), unless otherwise specified by leader. Contact group leaders to register. Order assigned materials via links provided. General questions, email barbara@gfc.tv. Sign-ups are on-going.

 SMALL GROUP STUDIES 

_____ Family Foundations Class:  The Art of Parenting.  Led by Stanley and Myrna Brown.  FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting™ Small-Group Series, an 8-session, video-based study designed to help parents find new ways to integrate their faith into everyday parenting moments.  The goal of the class is to guide parents on their journey to make their faith core to their parenting with intentional, biblical instruction and Christ-centered plans that aim children’s hearts toward God.  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 $12.  Couples can share.  To reserve a book 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, 9/9.

 _____ Ignite (formally called Trailblazers).  Ever wonder what your purpose is as you face the 2nd half of life?  Wanna stay-the-course, finish well, leave a legacy, live passionately, and stay ignited?  Join teacher Chris Roberts, and other 2nd-half-of-lifers, in a 12 week series as together they discuss what it means to pursue purpose, passion, and joy, at every stage, with every age.  Class begins Sunday, September 9th, at 11am in the Farmhouse (in the field next to the church). Questions? Contact Pat Potter at patpotter6595@gmail.com or 404-353-2697.  Newcomers welcome!

 _____ Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss.  Women’s study facilitator, Maureen Dawe, speaks to the lies that women believe that hinder them from walking in true freedom.  Begins 9/6 and meets on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30am at GNH in the New Summit Room, behind the sanctuary.  2 hour reduced rate childcare provided: 1 child = $5, 2+ children = $10 max.  Questions? Contact Maureen at maureendawe@comcast.net or 678-522-7592.  For needed materials, go online to Amazon to order Lies Women Believe + Study Guide for Lies Women Believe - 2 book set Hardcover for $18.99.  Bibles needed. 

 _____ 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 at 10am at Kitti Rau’s Home. Material is provided. Bibles needed. 2 hour reduced rate childcare provided at church from 9:30-11:30am (1 child = $5, 2+ children = $10 max). Contact Kitti at kittikatscorner@gmail.com or 770-713-2878.   

 _____ Living Beyond Yourself (Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit) by Beth Moore.  Facilitator, Jennifer Pruitt, will guide women through supernatural aspects of spiritual fruit that come from an intimate relationship with God and allows each woman to live beyond herself.  Study begins 9/6 and meets at GNH on Thursdays from 7-9pm in the New Summit Room, behind the sanctuary. 2 hour reduced rate childcare provided: 1 child = $5, 2+ children = $10 max. .  For needed materials, go online to LifeWay to order Living Beyond Yourself - Bible Study Book for $15.99.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer at JnC1224@hotmail.com or 770-401-4682.  Bibles needed.

 _____ Women’s Thursday Evening Bible Study.  Facilitator Angel Fielder, 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 Thursdays, from 7-8:30pm, at the home of Pam Holley.  Questions?  Contact Angel at angelfielder@gmail.com or 404-702-9318.

 _____ 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!

 _____ 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’s Thursday Evening Bible Study.  Facilitator Tom Rau, with other teachers, will discuss scripture and how it applies to everyday living.  Present study is Brand New by Andy Stanley.  Meets on Thursdays, beginning on 9/6 from 7-8pm, at GNH in the Student Room, immediately to right when entering main entrance of church.  2 hour reduced rate childcare provided: 1 child = $5, 2+ children = $10 max.  Questions?  Contact: Tom at tomrau1925@gmail.com or 770-713-2668.  Bibles needed. 

 _____ 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.

 

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 5th, 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 Philippians.  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 6-7:30pm, beginning September 16th.  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’s 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!

 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 Rosemarie Freeman at petal1627@gmail.com or 678.906.6489. 

THURSDAYS

 ______ War Room Prayer Ministry.  Come join others on Sundays from 8:30-9am and/or Thursday evenings from 5-6pm in The Cave (room 162, next to the kitchen) 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 is activated!  All welcome!  Questions?  Contact Bryan Lash at usmc1@mindspring.com.  My house shall be called the house of prayer. Matthew 21:13  

 ______ Community Life.  Group includes food, friendships, fun, and faith-on-life discussions through the lens of scripture. Group meets every other Thursday evening at New Hope from 6:45-8:45pm.  Led by Brooks and Barbara Goodgame. Meeting dates posted on Community Life at Grace Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CommunityLifeAtGrace/).  Bring your Bible and a snack to share. No childcare provided. Questions?  Contact Barbara at bkgoodgame@gmail.com or 770-861-9132.  Adults of all ages and life stages are welcome!

______ The Middle.  Food, fellowship, and Bible study group.  Made up of parents of teens and college-aged students.  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 Thursdays from 7-9pm in the Trail Room (inside kitchen hallway).  Cost $5/class.  Bring a mat and a beach towel.  Questions?  Contact Emily at ddpelp@comcast.net or 770-913-8089.

 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!

 _______ Widow & Widowers Come join other believers who’ve lost loved ones as we together share a safe environment to discuss handling grief and seeking guidance though the lens of scripture.  Beyond this time of support, we enjoy small trips, potlucks, and movie nights, providing not only a forum for fun but for a strong and comfortable fellowship, upheld by Bible-based relationships.  Meetings are on Fridays once-a-month at Clare Mescher’s home, from 7-9pm. Questions?  Need more information?  Call Clare Mescher at 678-772-3146 or email at crmescher@gmail.com.  Join in!  Newcomers welcome!

 OTHER

_____ Familes with 5th Graders.  Group for families with 5th graders who want to share the last year of elementary school together and encourage one another as they transition to middle school.  Meet up once a month at various locations.  Questions?  Contact Angel at angelfielder@gmail.com or 404-702-9318.

_____ 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!