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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 10:04 am, Wed Mar 25, 2015.

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REGULAR SERVICES

(Editor’s Note: To be included in the list of regular church services, email your church’s regular service times, address and phone number to editor@ledgernews.com. Please note that the list will run each week at www.ledgernews.com, and will run in the print edition as space is available.)

• Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Hwy., Canton, holds regular services at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays; Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.; a Sunday Bible study is at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided at all services. For more information, call (770) 479-0101.

• Cornerstone Community Church, 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Woodstock, has its Sunday service led by Pastor David Kight at 11 a.m., with fellowship preceding at 10:30 a.m. Adult and children’s Sunday school is offered at 9:45 a.m. There also is a Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., with fellowship preceding at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.ccchurchonline.org.

• Resurrection Anglican Church, 231 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, worships at 10 a.m. on Sundays; Christian Education is held at 9 a.m.  Go to www.resurrectionwoodstock.org or call (770) 591-0040 for more information.  

• City on a Hill United Methodist Church, 7745 Main St., holds the following regular services: Worship Saturday at 5:14 p.m. or Sunday at 9:35 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. For more information, call (770) 479-0101.

• The Upper Room Fellowship meets at noon on Sundays at Church of Messiah, 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton. Pastor Caspar McCloud teaches deep Biblical truths, the meat of the Word and medical insights from his book, “What was I thinking?” For more information, call (770) 475-5501.

• St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, holds the following services: Saturday Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 5:30 p.m. (Life Teen). The daily Masses are as follows: Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Confessions are Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., and Adoration is Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (770) 516-0009. 

• The local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meet at the following locations and times: Allatoona Ward, 2205 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, at 9 a.m. on Sundays, with Bishop Phil Karski, (770) 516-5918; Canton Ward, 3459 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, at 1 p.m. on Sundays, with Bishop Aaron Driscoll, (770) 479-1522; Cherokee Branch (Spanish-speaking), 2205 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays, with President Felipe Perez, (678) 445-4873; Hickory Flat Ward, 3459 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, at 9 a.m. on  Sundays, with Bishop John King, (770) 720-9574; and Woodstock Ward, 2205 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, at 11 a.m. on Sundays with Bishop Jonathan Ensign, (770) 928-5641.

• Faith Presbyterian Church, 3655 Reinhardt College Pkwy., Canton, holds regular services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (770) 479-6193.

• Love Community Church, 5598 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth (next to McDonald’s) hosts a mix of traditional and contemporary services at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Other activities include The Young at Heart Seniors meeting the third Thursday of the month. Call Pastor Donna Lucas at (404) 663-1828 with any questions.

• Tikvah l’Chaim-Hope for Life Ministries meets at 4206 N. Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. There is a Shabbat Service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Bible studies, Jewish Cultural/Hebrew classes follow lunch at 1 p.m. (Bring a lunch to share). For more information, go to www.tlchaim.com or email Rabbi Gary Maxted at rabbigary@tlchaim.com.

• New Victoria Baptist Church, 6659 Bells Ferry Road, offers services on Sundays, at 11 a.m., including Victory Children’s Worship, also at 11 a.m.; Bible study, 9:45 a.m. on Sundays; and Awana on Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. An adult Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.newvicbaptist.org.

• Woodstock Community Church holds services at 237 Rope Mill Road. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m.  Worship is at 7 p.m., and prayer starts at 7:30 p.m. Junior and senior youth groups meet from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

• St. Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church, 2263 E. Cherokee Drive, Woodstock, hosts Sunday divine liturgy at 10 a.m. Call (770) 485-0504 or go to www.stelizabethga.org.

• Timothy Lutheran Church, 556 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, has Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with children’s and adult Christian education hour from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. For more information, call (770) 928-2812.

• Faith Pointe Church, 330 Adam Jenkins Memorial Drive, Canton, hosts Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.faithpointechurch.org or call (678) 880-9587.

• His Hands Church, 550 Molly Lane, Woodstock, holds its “Party on Sundays” services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday. For more information, call (770) 405-2500 or go to www.hishandschurch.com.

• The Pointe Church, 300 Adam Jenkins Memorial Pkwy., Suite 108, meets Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Call (404) 735-3094 or visit myfriendschurch.com for more information.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1208 Rose Creek Drive, Woodstock, has Sunday services at 8 a.m. (traditional with communion), 9:30 a.m. (praise with communion), 11 a.m. (traditional with communion). Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery for ages 0-2 is available at 9:30 a.m. and for ages 0-3 is at 11 a.m. For more information, call (770) 924-7286 or go to www.gslutheran.org.

• First Baptist Church Holly Springs, 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy., Holly Springs, hosts the following services: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and Kidzone Live at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call (770) 345-5349.

• Hillcrest Baptist Church, 6069 Woodstock Road, Acworth, holds the following services: 9:30 a.m., Alive Groups and Sunday morning worship service; 11 a.m. Alive Groups and Sunday morning worship service; and 6 p.m. Sunday evening worship service.

• Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, (an ELCA church) at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, has traditional Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. (with communion), and a praise service on the second Sunday of each month (with communion).   For more information, call (770) 503-5050 or go to www.celebrationofgrace.org.

• Rock of Ages Baptist Church, located on Sam Nelson Road in Waleska, holds the following regular services: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; morning worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday prayer service, 7:30 p.m.; and worship service the second and third Sunday night of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, call Jon Graves at (770) 315-7993.

• Lake Arrowhead Church, 1218 Lake Arrowhead Drive, Waleska, holds Sunday morning services at 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to lacfamily.org, email lachurch@windstream.net or call (770) 479-3886.

• Relevate Church, 999 Jep Wheeler Road, Woodstock, holds services Sunday mornings, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. For more information, call (678) 238-1488, email rc@relevatechurchint.org or go to relevatechurchint.org.

• Red Sea Church, 7198 Reinhardt College Pkwy. (at the corner of Ga. 108 and Ga. 140 in Waleska), hosts the following services: Praise and Worship, Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, call (678) 492-2738 or go to theredseachurch.org.

• The New Age Worship Center holds weekly meetings every Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, email newagedivineworshipcenter@gmail.com or call (770) 549-2049.

• Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church, 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock, hosts Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m., Wednesday prayer at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m. On the first Sunday of the month, there is a food and fellowship event at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (770) 928-7478 or go to www.empowermenttabernacle.com

• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler St., Canton, holds the following regular services: Sundays, 9:30 a.m., church school; 11 a.m., morning worship; and Wednesdays, AWANA children’s discipleship and N-Zone teen Bible study, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Intercessory Prayer, at 6:30 p.m.; and adult Bible study, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call (770) 479-9691.

• St. Paul AME offers a young adult service at 11 a.m. every second Sunday of the month. The church is located at 390 Crisler St., Canton. 

• BridgePointe Church, 233 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400, Woodstock, hosts Sunday service at 10 a.m.; “Fusion,” the student ministry, meets Wednesdays, at 6:30 p.m., at 130 Arnold Mill Park, Suite 100, in the same business park. For more information, call (770) 517-2977.

• Waleska United Methodist Church hosts Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. in Hagan Chapel on the campus of Reinhardt University, 7340 Reinhardt College Pkwy., Waleska. For more information, call (770) 479-4428.

• River Church meets at 2335 Sixes Road, Canton, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.riveratlanta.org or call (770) 485-1975.

• Cherokee Christian Fellowship, located at the intersection of Ga. 20 and Ga. 372 in the community room of the Free Home fire department, is holding services at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The church is led by Pastor Scott Huskins. For more information, call Judy Hayes at (770) 833-4069 or Pat Walraven at (770) 619-3109.

• AllPoints Church, located at 6884 Hickory Flat Hwy., Woodstock, holds services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Go to www.allpointschurch.org.

• First Baptist Church Woodstock has a satellite location at 3662 Shallowford Road in Marietta. Bible study is at 9:30 a.m., and the service is at 11 a.m. For more information, go to woodstockchurch.tv.

• Go Tell It Interdenominational Church, 2295 Towne Lake Pkwy., Suite 116-265, Woodstock, offers a worship service on Saturdays, at 6 p.m. Pastor Jennifer Uboh leads the congregation. For more information, call (678) 793-6960 or visit www.gotellitcrusade.org.

• Cherokee Christian Fellowship is located at 207 Marvin Land Lane at the corner of Marvin Land Lane and Union Hill. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and worship is at 11 a.m. The church is led by Pastor Scott Huskins. For more information, call Judy Hayes at (770) 833-4069 or Pat Walraven (770) 619-3109.

• Woodstock Church of the Nazarene, 874 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, holds regular services, led by Pastor Lewis Stark, on Sundays 10 a.m., followed by Sunday school/small group study at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evenings prayer service are at 5 p.m. “Revive” teens meet Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. For more information on youth activities visit www.wcnga.com/contact.html. For more information on church activities, visit www.wcnga.com.

• Antioch Christian Church, 3595 Sugar Pike Road, Canton, holds regular services on Sundays at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Sunday school is offered at 9:30 a.m. for adults and children.  There is also a Women’s Bible study and Men’s Fraternity at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and an adult Bible study and classes for children and teens that begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Go to antiochcanton.org or call (770) 475-9628 for more information. 

• Shiloh United Methodist Church, 2211 Univeter Road, Canton, offers worship services every Sunday at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Pastor Ann Garvin at (678) 524-8631 or ann.garvin@ngumc.net.

• Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, 889 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, holds Sunday worship services at 11 a.m. Sunday schools is at 10 a.m. Find Mt. Gilead UMC on Facebook or call (770) 591-0837 for more information.

• Waleska First Baptist Church, 10657 Fincher Road (Ga. 108), Waleska, hosts Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Pastor Aaron Land. Sunday school for all ages meets at 10 a.m. Children’s church is at 11:25 a.m.  The Wednesday evening services include GA’s & RA’s, youth ministry and mid-week worship. For more information, go to www.waleskafirstbaptist.org or call (770) 479-1024.

• Our Lady of LaSalette Church, 2941 Sam Nelson Road, Canton, holds the following services: Saturday Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Masses, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,  and 5:30 p.m. (Spanish), The daily Masses are as follows: Mondays and  Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.  Adoration is Wednesdays  at noon. For more information, call (770) 479-8923.

• South Cherokee Baptist Church, 7504 Ga. 92, Woodstock, holds regular services at 10:30 a.m., Sundays. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and Wednesday night Bible study and Children’s BLAST is at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Steven Lambert. For more information, call (770) 926-0422.

• Covenant of Peace Ministries, International, 95 Palm St., Holly Springs, holds services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; there also is a Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7:30 p.m.

• Thrive Chapel, a new non-denominational church in Cherokee County, meets at River Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 400 Arnold Mill Road, at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. It is led by Senior Pastor Sean Jazdzyk. Nursery care is available. For more information, call (770) 752-0880 or email seanj@thrivechapel.com.

• Hickory Flat UMC, 4056 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, holds regular worship services at 9 a.m. (traditional) and 11:30 a.m. (contemporary). Sunday school for all ages is at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call (770) 345-5969 or visit www.hickoryflat.org.

• The Woodstock Church of Christ, located at 219 Rope Mill Road, which recently joined with Iglesias de Crista Woodstock, a Hispanic congregation of the Church of Christ, hosts the following Worship service times: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Sunday Bible study starts at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study begins at 7:30 p.m. All services are held at 219 Rope Mill Road Woodstock. For more information, contact (770) 926-8838 or visit www.woodstockchurchofchrist.org.

• New Life Church, 154 Lakeside Drive, Holly Springs, has three worship services on Sundays, at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays include NLKids and NLStudents, at 7 p.m., as well as men’s and women’s Bible studies at 7 p.m. For more information, call (770) 345-2660 or visit www.newlifecanton.com.

• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler St., Canton, offers pick ups for Sunday morning church school and breakfast. Locations are Hearthstone, at 8 a.m., Herndon Lane, at 8:15 a.m., Lakeview Drive, at 8:30 a.m., River Ridge apartments, at 8:45 a.m., Pearidge Road, at 9 a.m., and Reinhardt University (Paul Jones Building), at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call (770) 639-7896.

• Church of the Messiah, 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton, holds two worship services: the 9 a.m. service features traditional and contemporary music with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. The second service features contemporary music beginning at 11 a.m. with children’s worship at the same time. For more information, call Kelley Sangrey at (770) 479-5280 or email ks@churchofthemessiah.net.

MINISTRIES

• Young Life Cherokee County is looking for parents and other adults who have a heart to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and to help them grow in their faith. The Young Life Cherokee County Committee is holding monthly committee meetings on the second Thursday of every month. E-mail Ashley Snow at laraashleysnow@aol.com for the address. The Young Life Committee also holds a monthly prayer breakfast the third Saturday of every month. Young Life is a nonprofit Christian organization whose vision is for every adolescent to have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. To learn more about Young Life go to www.younglife.org, email laraashelysnow@aol.com or call (770) 547-6601.

• Orange United Methodist Church has a ministry designed just for young adults in the post high school years.  Pathfinders meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. for a coffee and conversation time of fellowship and study. Other activities include service projects, worship, Bible study and recreational activities.  For more information, contact Steve Matta at (404) 788-4464 or stevematta@comcast.net.

• Cornerstone Community Church, 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Woodstock, offers “LifeSave Station,” a ministry aimed at reaching young adults and teens through Jesus Christ. Meetings are Mondays at 7 p.m. For more information, email Ryan Wauford at rwauford@yahoo.com or Emily Wauford at emilywauford@yahoo.com.

HOMECOMING

• New Hope Baptist Church, 1836 Hickory Flat Hwy., Canton, will celebrate its 69th homecoming April 5. Service begins at 10:30 a.m., with a luncheon immediately after. The church will provide meats, but participants are asked to bring a covered dish. The Joy Masters will provide special music. For more information, call the Rev. Joe Lumpkin at (678) 982-8322.

PROJECT

• Liberty Hill United Methodist Church will be doing its Nehemiah Project for the eighth year this summer, but it needs volunteers and donations to help. This year’s event will be held July 8-11 and gives youth a chance for daily worship, dynamic messages and community service. All youth — rising seventh-graders through rising 12th-graders — are invited to participate. The church is in need of projects for the youth to work on. Anyone who has a home in need of simple repairs or a good coat of paint should contact Heather Shelton at (678) 493-8920 or email heather@libertyhillumc.org. All work is done at no charge to the homeowner. Deadline to submit projects is June 1.

SPECIAL SERVICES

• Bascomb United Methodist Church is hosting Children’s First services March 29, May 3 and June 7. All services are at 9 a.m. and are geared at keeping children in the service with adults and allow them to be leaders in the service.

LENT/HOLY WEEK/EASTER

• Antioch Christian Church, 3595 Sugar Pike Road, Canton, will host an Easter egg hunt March 29, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The hunt begins at 5:20 p.m. with dinner to follow. A choir cantata will be performed at 6:30 p.m. The church will hold its Easter Sunday services, April 5, at 7 a.m. (sunrise service) and 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

• Timothy Lutheran Church, 556 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, will host the following special services: Lent service, March 25, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The evening service is preceded by a family dinner in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday is April 2, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday is April 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday is April 5, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; no Christian education hour. Breakfast is 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call (770) 928-2812.

• Heritage Presbyterian Chancel Choir will perform David Clydesdale’s “How Great Thou Art” at 7 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 29. This cantata is full of emotion starting with the final days leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and His triumph over death.  Heritage Presbyterian Church is located at 5323 Bells Ferry Road in Acworth.  For more information, call the church office at (770) 926-3558 or heritagepres.com.

• Cornerstone Community Church, 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Woodstock, will host its Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m., April 5, with breakfast preceding at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy both traditional and praise and worship music during the service. For more information, visit www.ccchurchonline.org.

• Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church, 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock, will present its Resurrection Sunday worship service April 5 at 10 a.m.  For more information, visit www.empowermenttabernacle.com.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1208 Rose Creek Drive, Woodstock, will offer Lenten the last midweek services of the season on March 25 at both noon and 7:30 p.m. All are invited. Holy Week services are: Palm/Passion Sunday, March 29, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., traditional worship, 9:30 a.m., praise worship and 6 p.m., laid back worship. All services with palms and Holy Communion; Maundy Thursday, April 2, noon and 8 a.m., service of Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar; Good Friday, April 3, noon and 8 p.m., worship with bidding prayer and solemn reproaches; Easter Sunday, April 5, 7 a.m., sunrise service with Holy Communion, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., Easter festival worship services with Holy Communion (traditional), 9:30 a.m., praise worship with Holy Communion, and 6 p.m. laid back worship with Communion. For more information, visit gslutheran.org or call (770) 924-7286.

• Church of the Messiah, 415 Charles Cox Drive, Canton, will host the following Holy Week services: March 29 with two Palm Sunday worship services, at 9 a.m. (blended traditional and contemporary music) and 11 a.m. (contemporary music, simultaneous children’s service).  A nursery will be available. On Maundy Thursday, April 2, a simple soup meal at 6:15 p.m. will be followed by a worship service including footwashing and Holy Communion in observance of the Last Supper at 7 p.m. In addition, a prayer vigil will begin at 9 p.m. and continue until Friday at 6:30 a.m. On Friday, April 3, the church will observe Good Friday with its annual outdoor walk through the Stations of the Cross beginning at noon followed by Holy Communion. And, on Sunday, April 5, its early Easter Celebration service featuring blended traditional/contemporary music and Holy Communion will begin at 9 a.m. The contemporary service will begin at 11 a.m. with children’s worship held at the same time. An Easter egg hunt will follow the 11 a.m. service. A nursery is available. For more information, call Kelley Sangrey at (770) 479-5280 or email atks@churchofthemessiah.net.

• Woodstock Christian Church, 7700 Ga. 92, Woodstock, will host the following special services: Palm Sunday Easter Cantata, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.; Good Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., for a worship in song, communion and a small message; and Easter Sunday, April 5, at 7 a.m., with breakfast following in the fellowship hall, at 9 a.m., early service; at 9 a.m., Sunday school; and at 10 a.m., regular service. Full nursery and children’s ministry available at the early and regular services. An Easter egg hunt will be held this year, on April 4, at 11 a.m. For more information, call (770) 926-8238 or visit www.woodstockchristian.org.

• St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler St., Canton, will host the following Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday, April 2, footwashing service and love feast at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.; Easter sunrise service, April 5, at 7 a.m. with breakfast following. An Easter worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, call (770) 479-9691.

• First Baptist Church Holly Springs, 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy., Canton, will host an Easter brunch, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Easter Sunday, April 5. The brunch will be followed by the service starting at 10 a.m. The community is invited. 

• Bascomb United Methodist Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, will host its Easter Sunday services at: 7 a.m., sunrise service, 9 a.m., contemporary service, and 11 a.m., traditional service. For more information, call the church at (770) 926-9755.

• Bascomb United Methodist Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, will host an Easter egg hunt and lunch with the Easter bunny April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch, games and activities included, as well as photos with the Easter bunny. The egg hunt will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the pastor’s yard. For more information, contact Jaime McLemore at jaimeleta@yahoo.com or (678) 575-6794 or the church office at (770) 926-9755.

• BridgePointe Church is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt and cookout Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m., at JJ Biello Park, 155 Brooke Blvd., Woodstock. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the egg hunt. Lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

• Thrive Chapel will host a helicopter egg drop April 4, at 10 a.m., at River Ridge High School, located on Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.thrivechapel.com.

• St. Michael the Archangel, 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, will hold the following Holy Week services: April 1, Mass at 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., confessions at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. (free), and outdoor Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.; April 2, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. (bilingual) and Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; April 3, Outdoor Stations of the Cross at noon, Seven Last Words at 1 p.m., Outdoor Stations of the Cross (Spanish) at 3 p.m. and Good Friday service at 7 p.m. (bilingual); April 4, Mass at 8 p.m.; April 5, Mass at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. (9:10 a.m., overflow in the Parish Hall), 11 a.m. (11:10 a.m., overflow in the Parish Hall), 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Spanish). There will be no 5:30 p.m. Mass. There will be a shuttle bus for overflow parking on Easter Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Cherokee Christian School’s parking lot to the church. For more information, call (770) 516-0009.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 2795 Ridge Road, Canton, will host its annual Lenten Fish Fries every Friday night until March 27 in Davis Hall. Dinner is from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Plates cost $7 and include tilapia filets, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, a drink and dessert. A child’s plate is fish, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, a drink and dessert for $3. Vegetable plates also are offered. All proceeds benefit the church’s outreach program that helps less fortunate families in Cherokee County.

• St. Michael the Archangel Parish 2015 Lenten Fish Fry will be held March 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the church, 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Cost is $25 for a family of four, $8 per adult dinner or $5 for children under 12. Children under 4 are free. For more information, contact Eric Huminski at erichumins@comcast.net or (404) 704-2572.

• Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church, 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock, will host its Friday Night Live youth night for ages 12-21 on March 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free food, games and straight talk about issues affecting youth. For more information, visit www.empowermenttabernacle.com.

• Woodstock Presbyterian Church, 345 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, will host an Easter egg hunt on March 28 at 11 a.m. For more information, email elderchristianeducationwpc@woodstockpcusa.com.

• True Life Ministries, Inc. and Pastor Gregory Hughes will host a Holy Week celebration entitled “The Seven Last Sayings of Christ” on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 3:30 p.m., at the historic downtown Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St., Canton. The event will feature several local pastors, choirs, praise dance troupes and much more.  For more information, call (404) 333-7471 or visit www.truelifeministriesinc.org.

• Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church, 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock, will host a women’s empowerment event “Pursuit of Titus 2 Womanhood,” March 29 at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.empowermenttabernacle.com.

• Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church, 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock, will host its sixth church anniversary celebration and dinner April 12 at 3:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.empowermenttabernacle.com.

• Waist Management for Victorious Living meets every Tuesday night, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at New Victoria Baptist Church on Bells Ferry Road. The meetings include sharing healthy tips, recipes and a Zumba workout. The even is free. Optional weigh-in is at 6:50 p.m.

• The Christian Motorcyclists Association Canton holds its monthly meeting the fourth Saturday of every month at Family Tradition Restaurant, 7830 Ga. 140, Canton. The group eats at 8 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call Ken Rice at (770) 789-6343 or Rick Faulkner at (850) 259-4800.

• City on a Hill United Methodist Church, 7745 Main St., Woodstock, hosts a coffee bar at 5:14 p.m. on Saturday nights. Enjoy a free coffee bar while enjoying worship service. For more information, visit www.coahumc.org.

• Hickory Flat Fellowship, located at 5301 Hickory Flat Hwy., Canton, holds a youth group meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the blue building. The first Saturday of the month, the church hosts a men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information, email Pastor Scott Smith at hffellowship@windstream.net.

OUTREACH

• Yahweh’s Table at Woodstock Christian Church, 7700 Ga. 92, Woodstock, offers a free, hot meal to those in need every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, vist, www.woodstockchristian.org or call (770) 926-8238.

• Timothy’s Cupboard, located at 556 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock, is in need of volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 8:30 a.m. to help distribute boxes of food.  Boxes generally weigh 30 to 60 pounds. Volunteer time can be credited toward community service. If interested, call (770) 591-5515 and ask for Norm or Marge.  For more information visit www.timothyscupboard.org.

• Heritage Presbyterian Church in Acworth on Bells Ferry Road, operates a clothing closet for people in need of clothing in the Cherokee and Cobb areas. This clothing is given out free of charge, and it relies solely on donations from parishioners and people in the area. For the donation address, contact the church office at (770) 926-3558. The church can provide donors with a tax donation form.

• Love Community Church and There’s Hope for the Hungry distributes free boxes of food for those in need on the first Thursday of each month, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Food Depot parking lot at Bells Ferry and Ga. 92.

• Hillside Community Church and There’s Hope for the Hungry distributes free boxes of food for those in need on the second Thursday of each month, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 12487 Fincher Road, Canton. For more information, call (678) 858-6706.

• A free community dinner is held every third Thursday of the month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on East Cherokee Drive. There also is a free food distribution every fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

• First Baptist Church Canton offers food distribution through its food pantry. Food distributions are held the first Saturday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

• Woodstock Church of Christ, 219 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock, opens its clothing closet to the public without appointment on Wednesday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  All clothing is free of charge.

• Never Alone Outreach, located in Woodstock, provides food and clothing assistance to Cherokee County families who are in need. To apply for assistance visit neveralone.org.

FUNDRAISERS

• The women of Bascomb United Methodist Church, 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, will host an outdoor flea market open to the public April 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the lower parking lot of the church. Applications/payment for vendors due by April 15. For more information, call Linda at (770) 974-4676 or email spoondoll@comcast.net.

• Harvesting Hope Ministries is seeking monetary and toy donations to bring hope to children with kidney and liver diseases, as well as those needing transplants. Money raised goes toward purchasing care packages, including toys, games, puzzles, coloring books, gospel tracts and Bibles, to be delivered to patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. For more information or to donate, visit www.harvestinghopeministries.org. Donations also can be made at any Regions Bank under the name “Harvesting Hope Ministries.”

• First Woodstock United Methodist Church holds a thrift shop every Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the lower level of Latimer Hall, 109 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock. For more information, call (770) 928-3855.

BIBLE STUDIES

• A free weekly study, “Women of the Bible,” is hosted by Papa’s Pantry and Master’s Training Center, 6551 Commerce Pkwy., Woodstock, each Wednesday from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Discover the private lives of women found in scripture and compare these with the many challenges women face today. It’s easy to join any time. Men’s participation is welcome. To sign up, call (770) 591-4730. For more information on classes or other offerings, go to www.papaspantry.org.

• Macedonia United Methodist Church on Holbrook Campground Road, Alpharetta, offers children a free LEGO Bible study on Wednesday nights, at 6:15 p.m., for ages 6-11. The church also offers an older youth Bible study on Sundays at 9 a.m., which focuses on a better understanding of the Bible through chronological order. For more information on either Bible study, call (404) 642-0141.

• Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, (an ELCA church) at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, holds two Bible study discussion groups. One group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and the other meets every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Each group decides upon the Christian writings to be read and discussed. All are welcome. Contact the church office at (770) 503-5050 for more information.

• Cornerstone Community Church, 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160, Woodstock, offers a weekly Bible study and fellowship every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.ccchurchonline.org.

VBS

• Arbor Hill Baptist Church, 696 Arbor Hill Road, Canton, presents the Vacation Bible School program, “Brethren of the Coast: Exploring God’s Treasures” June 14-June 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., nightly. Classes will be offered for all ages, from babies to adults. Snacks will be provided nightly for children. Pre-register online at www.arborhillbaptistchurch.vpweb.com. For more information or questions, contact Cody Thomas at arborhillbaptist.vbs@gmail.com.

CLASSES

• Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, (an ELCA church) at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, is offering a new adult Sunday school class, titled “That the World May Know.” Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Utilizing a popular DVD series produced by Ray VanderLaan, the class covers an exploration of the Holy Land with focus on the meaning for modern-day Christians.  The class will be held in Classroom 3, in the lower level of the church.  In addition, Sunday school class for children ages 6-12, is also offered from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Classroom 1.  Contact the church office at (770) 503-5050 for more information.

• First Baptist Church Woodstock offers a free parenting class Wednesday evenings, at 6:45 p.m., at the church’s warehouse building, room one. The class is for teens, ages 13-18. Participants will receive a free gift for their child at every class attended.  Upon completion of the eight-week course the participants will receive a special gift. The class is taught by a registered nurse and covers a variety of topics, including early education on parenting, life skills and infant care. Free child care is available. For more information, contact Cindy Holder at cindy.holder@fbcw.net or (678) 494-2653.

• Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, 4056 E. Cherokee Drive, Canton, offers a preparatory course for the GED test. Classes are free to anyone 18 or older, and the class duration depends on the individual’s needs and skills. For more information about times and dates of classes, call Ronnie Holbert at (770) 345-7060.  

• Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, (an ELCA church) at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, offers Sunday school classes, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Sunday, for children ages 6-12. Contact the church office at (770) 503-5050 for more information.

• Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock, is offering free debt elimination and budgeting workshops. Childcare is provided for free. Call Denise Roberts at (770) 924-4777 ext. 105 or visit www.hillsideumc.org for dates and times or for more information.

PRESCHOOL

• Towne Lake Community Church Preschool, 132 N. Medical Pkwy., Woodstock, is taking registrations for its fall preschool for ages 2 through Pre-K. For more information, call (678) 445-8766 ext. 203 or email preschool@tlcchurch.com.

• Bascomb United Methodist Church preschool registration is open. The church is located at 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock. For more information, visit www.bascombpreschool.com, call (770) 926-0397 or email kathi@bascombpreschool.com.

• Timothy Lutheran School in Woodstock, 556 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, is accepting registrations for its 2015-16 preschool. Classes serve families with children aged 18 months to 6 years old. The traditional school is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Bowler, director, at (770) 924-7995. Registration forms are available at www.tlcwoodstock.org.

• Mt. Zion Baptist Preschool is holding open registration for the fall 2015 semester. Classes are available for ages 18 months to 4-year-old Pre-K. For more information, visit www.mtzb.org and click on weekday preschool, or call Jeannie Stephens at (770) 479-8058.

• Union Hill UMC Preschool, 2000 AJ Land Road at Union Hill Road, Canton, is accepting applications for preschool registration for fall 2015. Classes for children ages 12 months to 5 years old are offered and are one to four days per week, from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. Christian-based curriculum. For more information, contact LeeAnn Jones (678) 297-0550 or preschool@unionhillumc.org.

• Antioch Christian Preschool, 3595 Sugar Pike Road, is enrolling for 2015-16 for ages 6 months through 4 years old. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with optional extended days. Call Bonnita at (770) 475-9628 or email m.clod@yahoo.com.

• Waleska UMC Preschool, a certified school of excellence, located at 7340 Reinhardt College Pkwy., is registering students for the 2015-16 school year. Preschool classes are available Monday through Thursday for children ages 2-4. A Parents Morning Out is also open to ages newborn to 2 years on Wednesday mornings. A registration fee discount of 10 percent is offered if enrolled by May 31. For more information, contact Margaret Frye at (678) 687-3841 or visit www.waleskaumcpreschool.com.

FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

• Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Hwy., Canton, offers a Mother’s Morning Out Program, from 9 a.m. to noon, every Monday. The program is for children ages 8 weeks to 4 years old. For more information, call (770) 479-0101 or register at www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com.

• Moms in Touch is an interdenominational ministry made up of mothers who gather and pray for schools, the children and the teachers. For more information, visit www.momsintouch.org.

• MOPS, International (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at Waleska United Methodist Church, located on the Reinhardt University campus.  For more information, go to www.waleskaumc.com or call (404) 493-1683.  

• MOPS at City On A Hill meets at the church, 7745 Main St., Woodstock. The meeting is the second Wednesday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For more information, call Amy Powers at (678) 978-1377.

• Sixes United Methodist Church, 8385 Bells Ferry Road, Canton, offers a Mother’s Morning Out ministry on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to noon. MMO is for children ages 2 through 4, however, ages and days offered may be expanded if needed. The cost is $25 a day per child or $20 a day if paid by the month. For more information and to register, go to www.sixesumc.org or call (770) 345-7644.

• Cherokee Moms of Tots meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Lake Arrowhead Chapel. There are weekly activities that can be viewed at www.meetup.com/cherokee-mots. For more information, call (770) 272-5388.

• Hillside United Methodist Church, 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock, offers Mothers of Preschoolers, the second and fourth Mondays of each month. It meets in the fellowship hall. For more information, call (770) 924-4777.

INTEREST GROUPS

• The Cherokee County Right To Life Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month at New Covenant Bible Church, 1095 Scott Road, Canton.

CAREGIVING

• The Stephen Ministry, a Christian support group for people in a crisis, provides one-on-one, confidential, same gender emotional and spiritual care. Call (770) 924-4777, ext. 123 for more information.

SUPPORT GROUPS

• The North Cherokee Church of Christ in Waleska is hosting DivorceCare recovery sessions on Thursdays, at 7 p.m., through March 26.  For more information, call (770) 213-3273 or email at info@nccofc.com 

• Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Hwy., White, offers a Griefshare class on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com, call (770) 479-0101 or email sutalleebaptist1@comcast.net.

• Hillside United Methodist Church offers a seminar on surviving the holidays, which is presented by DivorceCare. The cost is $5. Childcare is provided for free. The church is located at 4474 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock. Call Denise Roberts at (770) 924-4777 ext. 105 or visit www.hillsideumc.org.

• The DivorceCare recovery course is offered at the North Cherokee Church of Christ in Waleska on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Contact (770) 213-3273 or info@nccofc.com for more information.

• Our Lady of LaSalette Church, 2941 Sam Nelson Road, offers Life after Loss, a grief support group, the second and fourth Friday of every month at 11 a.m. in the church hall. For more information, call (770) 479-8923.

RECOVERY

• Sixes United Methodist Church, 8385 Bells Ferry Road, Canton, offers “Celebrate Recovery,” a Christ-centered recovery program for any hurts, habits and hangups, which is based on the Beatitudes. The group meets each Monday beginning at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship, followed by worship at 7 p.m., share groups at 8 p.m. and fellowship at 9 p.m. For more information, call (770) 345-7644, email celebraterecovery@sixesumc.org or go to www.sixesumc.org/celebraterecovery.

• Celebrate Recovery, a support group ministry at Action Church, 271 Marietta Road, Canton, meets weekly on Friday, starting at 6 p.m. with a free dinner; the large group meets at 7 p.m.; small groups meet at 8 p.m. Coffee is served at 9 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program designed for people dealing with chemical, psychological or spiritual issues.  For more information about Celebrate Recovery groups, email Gary Lamb at gary@actionchurch.tv or call (770) 345-3030.

• Ministry House, 347 Holly St., Canton, hosts Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program for all hurts, hangups and habits. It meets every Tuesday night: snacks at 6:30 p.m.; worship and large group 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; small group studies 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and fellowship, 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Contact CR Director Ronnie Haynes for more information at (770) 833-7143 or visit http://ministryhouse.org.

• Woodstock Church of the Nazarene, 874 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, hosts Celebrate Recovery on Thursday nights. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by large group meeting at 7 p.m. and small group meeting at 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12 Step Recovery program based on the 8 Recovery principles of the “Beatitudes”  for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up. It is also a place to come be uplifted and encouraged. Contact for CR is Dan Ploth at wcnga.cr@gmail.com or visit www.wcnga.com/Celebrate_Recovery.html.

COUNSELING

• Healing Hearts Ministries offers confidential post-abortion counseling by telephone, email or support group meetings. For more information or to find a counselor in your area, call (770) 712-7322, (678) 485-6147 or (770) 605-2550, or visit www.healinghearts.org. All calls are completely confidential.

• Growing Seasons provides a safe place for children and teens ages 5-19 to learn appropriate ways to express their emotions as they deal with the death of a loved one. Classes are Wednesday evenings, at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-101 at First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Ga. 92, Woodstock. For information, call Angie Matheson at (678) 494-2901.

 

 

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