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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-353-2697. Newcomers welcome!
_____ The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus by John R. Cross. Ever wish you could understand how the Bible fits together and how it all makes sense? Come and join teacher, Pat Vanderhorst, as she moves through the world’s best seller, the Bible, and shows the bigger picture, the A-Z, and how it perfectly fits together to tell one story. Class starts Sept.12th and meets on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm, 5 minutes from GNH. Great class for parents who drop off kids at GNH for Wednesday groups. Interested? Email email@example.com or text (770) 298-1447, or simply show up! Newcomers welcome! Materials needed: 1 book + 1 workbook. Book: https://www.ebay.com/p/The-Stranger-on-the-Road-to-Emmaus-by-John-R-Cross-2004-Paperback/2835327?iid=382528977532&chn=ps . Workbook: https://navresources.ca/product_details.php?item_id=2401 OR search Google Shopping for other options.
_____ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
_____ Book of Ruth. Taught by Pat Vanderhorst, Ruth is a women’s 6-week application-based Bible study that emphasizes that true significance in life never comes through the recognition of others. Meets on Thursday mornings at 10am at Kitti Rau’s Home, beginning on 9/6. Material is provided. Bibles needed. No childcare provided. Questions? Contact Kitti at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-713-2668.Bibles needed.
SMALL GROUP COMMUNITIES
_____ 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 email@example.com or 240-478-8064. Newcomers welcome!
_____ Kashella Group. Group enjoys food, fellowship, and sermon-based discussions. Group rotates between the homes of the Kashellas and Leos on 2nd and 4th Sundays and meets between 4-6:30pm. No childcare offered for parents of infants or toddlers but only for parents of school-aged children. Questions? Contact Bennette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-346-8983. Newcomers welcome!
_____ Witness Through Fitness. Witness through Fitness promotes faith, fellowship, and fitness in and as community. Kick off Couch to 5K training at Bay Creek Park January 5th at 8am. Walkers/joggers/runners come join in the fellowship and fun! Cyclers meet every Sunday at 4pm at 680 Tom Brewer Road (lower parking lot). Beginners welcome! Questions? Contact Cliff Hagan at email@example.com or 404-797-1213. See website at www.witnessthroughfitness.org or Facebook page for further details.
_____ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or 414-507-3379.
_____ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat at email@example.com or 770-298-1447. Newcomers welcome!
_____ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.906.6489.
______ Community Life. Group includes food, friendships, fun, and faith-on-life discussions through the lens of scripture. Group meets every other Thursday evening 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or 770-913-8089.
______ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-815-8706. Newcomers welcome!
_____ 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-369-3473. Newcomers welcome!