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Volunteer Opportunities
Church Grounds – We need additional mowers added to the team. We have the equipment. Contact: Holly Bogatay, Office Administrator.
Children’s Ministry – As our program is growing, volunteers are needed for Sunday morning programs (10a Classes and 9a/11a Children’s Church) as well as Wednesday night at 6:30p. Contact: Nichole Hall, Children’s Minister.
Nursery – As the Nursery is growing, we have the need for additional volunteers on Sunday mornings at 9am. Your commitment would be just 1 time per month. Contact: Connie Klements, Nursery Director, for more information.
 
Wednesday Night Activities resume August 14!
 
Combined Services Dates – Mark your calendars!
September 29 – 5th Sunday, service at 10a
December 29 – 5th Sunday, service at 10a
 
Family Picnic
September 8, after the 11a service. Bring a lunch and blanket or chair and join us for some family fun after church! We will setup near the playground at the picnic tables. Desserts will be provided by the Children’s Ministry team. Rain Date TBD.
 
Parenting in the Digital Age
September 14, 12-2p – Join us for this Lunch and Learn event with presenter Carl Hooker. Carl is an Education Consultant, Strategist, former K-12 administrator and author of a six part series, Mobile Learning Mindset. He is the founder of iPadpalooza (now known as LearnFestATX) and was named Tech & Learning Magazine’s 2014 Leader of the Year.
Session Topics Include:
*Screentime
*Social Media and Gaming
*Empowering Ourselves for the Future
*Tools and Strategies for 21st Century Parenting
 
Secret Sisters Ministry: Registration forms available at Nursery desk until August 25.
The focus of this ministry is to pray daily for another lady in the church and leave her a note of encouragement/card one or two times a month. The focus is not of giving gifts, but on prayer and encouragement. Prayerfully consider this commitment prior to participating. Pick up forms at the Nursery Desk. Return completed form to the yellow folder at the Nursery desk by August 25th. We will reveal our Secret Sisters in March 2020. There will be a designated table in the gathering room to leave notes and cards.
 
Women’s Bible Study
August 23 – September 27 (Fridays, 10-11:30 AM, 6-week study, Admin Building)
Because we’re Christians, are we different? We are supposed to be different somehow. But, how do we live in this world, with all it’s distractions, temptations, and values, and, at the same time, live as though we’re actually already in God’s kingdom on earth? Join us as we explore how Samuel, Saul, and David managed and what advice scripture gives.   Laura Dickerson will be leading. Contact: Miriam Hale, 770.289.0215.
 
Grooming the Next Generation for Success – Fall 2019 Study
Join us this fall for a study which focuses on: Self-image, People skills, Correction & Accountability, Work vs Play, Financial Responsibility, Dreams and Goals, Nutrition, Spiritual Warfare, etc. This study is for parents of children and adults of children and grandchildren seeking to shape the next generation. Check out this website for more details: danijohnson.com.
Cost is $20. Classes began August 12, 6:30p-8p. Contact: Phyllis Byers at 770.894.7249. The class will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Register here: Adult Bible Study.
 
Wednesday Night Adult GROW Study – August
August 14, 21, 28 — 6:30p (Fellowship Hall)
Sabbath – It Really What You Need!  What if Sabbath isn’t just a Jewish thing from the Old Testament but could change our lives? What if we were defined less by our “output” and more by what is “input” to our hearts?  Join the discovery and discussion on Wednesday nights in August.
 
Caregiver Support Group
Every 3rd Monday of each month at 10a (Admin Building)
This meeting is for anyone proving care for a loved one with a long-term illness, physical or mental
Why: To exchange stories, suggestions and resources. To be with others in similar circumstances, who can understand your concerns.
Questions: Call Barbara Allen, 770.855.6765
 
Sole Sisters Hiking Group (Women’s)
Saturday, September 7, 9:30am – 1:30p: Pink Log Creek Trailhead. For more information and to sign up, go here!
 
Girl’s Night Out
The Next GNO will be October 11, 5:30-9:30p. Stay tuned for details! contact: Connie Klements
 
Reminder
If you need to reserve the van/bus or have a facilities request, please go to Forms and Requests so we can add it to the calendar.
 
Stephen Ministry
Did you know there is a difference between a Stephen Minister and a counselor? A counselor sets goals for the client, encourages behavioral changes and measures progress. In contrast, the care receiver in Stephen Ministry drives the process, and the Stephen Minister is there for confidential support.  You can talk to a Stephen Minister today.
Call the church office for referral: 770.345.5969
 
Fitness Class
Every Thursday: Adults – All ages are invited to come to the Fitness class meeting on Thursdays from 9:30a-10:30a in the Fellowship Hall. Come exercise and make some new friends! Let’s connect while we are staying healthy!! Contact: Melanie Williams

Downtown Atlanta Homeless Ministry

Our Homeless Ministry visits Atlanta once a month to share the love of Christ with our homeless neighbors. We pray with many that we meet and offer kindness and care (food, hygiene kits) to people who are often ignored or unseen. How can you participate? Donate food or other items. Help with meal preparations or travel to Atlanta with the team.

Sunlight of the Spirit Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings are held each Friday, 7pm, in Trailer D3. For more information, contact Mike, 770.653.3999.

AL-ANON

Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Alcoholism is a family disease. The program is anonymous and protects the identity of the participants. The group will meet on Friday nights at 7pm in Trailer D4. For questions, call 678.468.6150.

GED Classes

Hickory Flat Church offers free GED classes to anyone 18 years and older. Classes meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-9pm. For additional details, visit our GED page or contact Ronnie Holbert.

 

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