The Church Of The Good Shepherd invites everyone to the annual Friday Lenten Fish Dinners to be held at the Parish Life Center at 3740 Holtzclaw Road in Cumming. The dinners will be held on Fridays during Lent starting on Feb. 20, and continuing through March 27. The serving times for dinner are from 5 until 7 p.m. weekly. Cost for the event is $9 for adults and $6 for children 16 and under. Fried and baked fish along with fries, slaw, hushpuppies, vegetables, dessert and drinks included. Sponsored by the Knights Of Columbus Council 13161. For questions or information, call (623) 271-0945.
Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church, 3074 Bethelview Road, will have beer-battered tilapia, fresh hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw every Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Greek pastries will also be available. All proceeds benefit the church’s outreach ministries and new parish life center.
Living Faith Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod welcomes everyone to Sunday school, Confirmation classes and Bible studies at 9 a.m. Worship services are at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (in Korean) every Sunday. Wednesday night ministry begins with a light supper at 6 p.m. and children’s classes, Confirmation classes and Bible studies at 7 p.m. Nursery care is provided during all worship services. The church is at 1171 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. For more information, call (770) 887-0184 or visit www.livingfaithlutheran.com.
Practical Christians of America, a Forsyth nonprofit organization is looking for 20 volunteers to help in fundraising events to help the poor and helpless children in India. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pcaforchildren.org.
Christ the King Lutheran Church welcomes guests to its Sunday services, held at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school and fellowship at 10 a.m. The church is at 1125 Bettis-Tribble Gap Road. For more information, call (770) 889-5328.
Cumming First UMC offers three worship services on Sunday mornings ranging from traditional to contemporary. Service times can be viewed on our website, www.cfumcga.com, as well as other upcoming events. Please call (770) 887-2900 for more information.
NewSong Community Church invites you to the new worship center at 429 Canton Road. The center is in the CHM Ministry Center, on the lower level of the CHM building, formerly the National Guard Armory. For more information, call (678) 456-5561, email email@example.com or visit www.newsongweb.org.
Grace Baptist Church welcomes everyone to Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 3775 Spot Road, Cumming. Randy Smith is the pastor. For more information, visit www.gracebcc.com.
First Christian Church will have worship service for adults and kingdom kids for the children is held each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. with discipleship groups for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.fccga.org for more information about First Christian and all upcoming events and activities.
St. Columba's Episcopal Church has the following schedule: 7:45 a.m. Rite I, 9 a.m. Rite II Mass, 10:10 a.m. Sunday school and 11:15 a.m. Rite II Sung Mass. The church is at 939 James Burgess Road, Suwanee.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit offers the following services and activities for members and friends.
-8:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
-9:30 a.m. - Christian education - all ages
-10:45 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with choir
-5 p.m. – Youth group
-10:30 – Rector’s Bible study
- Noon – Holy Eucharist with healing service
Choir rehearsals for all ages include:
-Wednesday: 5 p.m. - St. Cecilia (age 4-first grade) and St. Luke (second-fifth grades) choirs
-Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. - Adult choir
-Sunday: Noon - Youth choir (sixth-12th grade)
All are welcome to attend services and become a part of our church family. For more information contact the church at (770) 887-8190, email ECOHS@bellsouth.net or go online to www.ecohs.net. The church is at 724 Pilgrim Mill Road in Cumming.
Johns Creek Baptist Church invites you to worship every Sunday. Adult, youth and children’s Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. The worship service begins at 11 a.m. For those that are unable to attend the service in person, tune in live to at 11 a.m. to www.jcbc.org. To find out more about our weekday adult Bible studies, recreational activities, youth and children ministries, go to www.jcbc.org or call (678) 474-4400. JCBC is located at 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Cumming Baptist Church, 115 Church St., welcomes everyone to Bible study classes every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Please also join us this Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for an authentic Bible study with Pastor Barry Crocker. For more information, please call (770) 205-6699 or visit www.cummingbaptist.net.
The Fountain United Methodist Church has worship gatherings at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Johns Creek Elementary School, 6205 Old Atlanta Road, Suwanee. The pastor is Andy Lett. For more information, call (770) 356-9928.
First Redeemer Church offers a contemporary worship service at 9:15 and a blended service at 10:45 every Sunday morning. Adult Bible studies, life courses, women’s Bible study, youth and children’s activities are available throughout the week. Please visit www.firstredeemer.org for times and details. The church is located at 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming.
Cumming Home Ministries Thrift Store invites you to bring in donations of all kinds to its location on 433 Canton Road, Suite 213, across the street from the Ingles shopping center. CHM helps men with transitional housing. Donations will directly help those in your community. Please call (678) 456-5544 if you need a pickup, or stop by the store from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Lanier United Methodist Church offers a weekly service of Holy Communion. This service is in addition to the regular 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The communion service begins at 9 a.m. each Sunday and will last between 30 and 40 minutes. The church is at 1979 Buford Highway, Cumming. For more information, call (770) 887-0615 or visit www.lanierumc.org.
Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation. Worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday. Children's faith development classes are downstairs following the announcements and storytime with child care provided. For more information, visit us at www.gmuuc.org or http://www.facebook.com/gmuuc or call (706) 864-0661.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church worship hours are 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Lord of Life Lutheran Church is at 5390 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta. For more information, call (770) 740-1279.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church preschool open registration for the 2014-15 school year for children ages 18 months through 5 years will begin Feb. 13. For more information, call (770) 887-9861, Ext. 14, or go online at www.gspreschool.org.
Concord Baptist Church Weekday preschool is registering for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, visit www.cbccumming.org or call (770) 886-9230.
Mountain Lake North Forsyth, 3105 Dahlonega Hwy., announces its service times, at 4 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. For more information, or to learn about services at any of the church’s other campuses including Dawsonville, Gainesville and South Forsyth, go online at www.mountainlake.tv.
The Avenue-Forsyth Businessmen Fellowship Group invites Christian business owners and leaders to join. It meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 2055 Atlanta Hwy. For more information, contact Vino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedom Tabernacle, 2160 Freedom Pkwy., offers a 10 a.m. service on Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There is also a Spanish service at 1 p.m. Sundays. To learn more about the ministries of Freedom Tabernacle Church, call (770) 887-4679.
Spirit Baptist Church, 6910 Nix Road, will have “Rest in the Storms,” a class for anyone or their family members struggling with addiction and needing inspiration, at 7 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call Barry Payne at (770) 633-8684.
First Baptist Church of Cumming, 1597 Sawnee Drive, is offering a new class for engaged or young married couples (five years or less), at 11 a.m. Sundays in room 324-A. The material is “Marriage Builders” by Larry Crabb. For more information, call (770) 887-2428.
North Lanier Baptist Church announces its list of Sunday service times:
• 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services
• 11 a.m. service in Spanish in the activities center
• 8:15, 9:30 and 11a.m. Bible studies
For more information, call (770) 781-5433 or visit email@example.com. The church is at 829 Atlanta Hwy. in Cumming.
North Forsyth United Methodist Church, 6150 Hwy. 400, announces its Wednesday activities: children's choir rehearsal is at 6:30-7 p.m., adult devotional is at 6:30-7 p.m. and chancel choir rehearsal is at 7-8 p.m. For more information, call (770) 880-1946.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3740 Holtzclaw Road, has formed a ministry for job seekers and will have meetings at 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month.
Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene Greek Orthodox Church in Cumming welcomes guests at 8:45 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Saints RNI is a welcoming parish, open to all.
The North Georgia Prayer Line is open to callers in need of prayer at (706) 265-1295 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 2-9 p.m. Sundays.
Church of the Apostles will have a men's breakfast at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the church fellowship hall. There will be fellowship, food and teaching for men. For more information, call (706) 216-4912 or go online at www.cotachurch.com.
Creekside UMC has two contemporary services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday. Bible study is offered for all ages at 10 a.m. A complimentary café is open prior to each service with pastries, coffee and juice. Nursery is also available. For more information, go online at www.creekside.net or call (770) 888-8449.
Shiloh UMC, 4946 Shiloh Road, has a prayer box outside the church. Feel free to drop off prayer requests and let church members pray for the needs. For more information, call (770) 887-8075.
Parkway Church welcomes everyone to “Connect, Grow and Serve” in Jesus Christ by participating in its weekly events:
• Sunday service at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Sunday youth fellowship and adult Bible study at 5 p.m.
• Brazilian worship and fellowship at 7 p.m. Sunday
• Wednesday fellowship dinner at 5:30 p.m. with Bible study classes to follow.
Parkway Church is at 5830 Bethelview Road.
Bethelview United Methodist Church invites everyone to its weekly schedule of events. Sunday Bible studies are at 9:30 a.m., with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. A Wednesday fellowship supper is at 5:30 p.m. followed by Bible studies for all age groups. The church is at 4525 Bethelview Road in Cumming (just south of Bethelview and Kelly Mill roads). For more information, call (770) 887-4888 or go online at www.bethelview.net.
Grace Chapel Church of Christ invites you to its weekly schedule of events:
• 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship assembly.
• 11 a.m. Sunday Bible study.
• Life Groups are held each Sunday evening for fellowship and study.
• 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
• Counseling services are offered by appointment. Call (770) 457-3028 for more information.
The church is at 6755 Majors Road in Cumming, at the corner of Majors and Castleberry. For more information, call (678) 455-6845 or visit the Web site at www.GraceChapelChurch.com.
Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based, Christ-centered addictions program that directs the addicted back to God’s support group, the local church. Headquartered in Rockford, Ill., RU has chapters around the world helping people break the chains of addiction. A local chapter meets at 4 p.m. each Friday at Vision Baptist Church (www.visionbaptist.com) where stories of victory are shared, groups and individuals are personally counseled from God’s word and lessons are taught on overcoming temptations of all sort. For information or help, call (678) 994-2174.
Nediv Lev: The Free Synagogue of Atlanta is offering an open, progressive and thoughtful spiritual home. It seeks advisory committee members prior to its launch. Contact Rabbi Scott Saulson at (770) 335-2311 or NedivLev@bellsouth.net.
Church of the Savior, UCC welcomes all to join it on Sundays. The church is at 1950 Old Alabama Road in Roswell. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. and Wednesday Taize Worship is at 8 p.m. Chris T. Graham is the pastor. Visit www.cofsavior.org or call (770) 998-6789 for more information.
Amazing Grace Baptist Church collects clothes, shoes and food for the homeless and poor. It asks for non-perishable items only and needs all sizes. Tax donation forms are given for gifts. Call (770) 406-8189 for more information.
“The Way” Baptist Ministries worship service is at 11 a.m. on Sundays. The church is at 6905 Post Road in Cumming.
Christ Redeemer Catholic Church invites everyone to visit the church and worship at the following Masses: Saturday Mass- 5:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass- 9 and 11:15 a.m.; Weekday Mass- Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m., Wednesday and Friday at 6:15 p.m.; Confessions- Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. The church is at 991 Kilough Church Road in Dawsonville. Call (706) 265-1361 for more information.
Berean Baptist Church, an independent, Bible-believing church, invites everyone to its services: Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday Bible-study/Patch club at 7 p.m. Children’s programs on Sunday morning and Wednesday night, and child care available at all services. The church is at 7110 Majors Road. Call Pastor Bob Baines at (770) 889-1302 for more information.
J.C. Riders Motorcycle Ministry and God’s House of Prayer welcomes everyone to “Biker’s Day” on the last Sunday of every month at God’s House of Prayer at 4625 Canton Hwy., Building A, in Cumming. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A ride will follow the 11 a.m. service. Services are also held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. A love offering will be received to support the homeless, families in need, battered women and children and a drug and alcohol center program. You do not have to ride a motorcycle to be a part of the ministry, everyone is welcome. Call the Rev. G. Allen Boyd at (770) 893-4613 or Arch Campbell at (404) 427-7677 for more information.
Mothers Against Methamphetamine meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church. MAMa is a support group for those whose loved ones have fallen victim to this highly addictive drug. In addition to providing Christian support, they provide resources for education. All are invited to come and educate themselves for the sake of their friends and family. Contact Claire McDonald at (404) 502-0797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, a mission congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, meets at the Hampton Inn and Suites at Exit 11 off Ga. 400. Morning worship is every Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Web site at www.atlanta-rpc.org or call the pastor, Frank J. Smith, at (770) 241-3946.
The Unshakable Word Restoration Ministries offers Substance Abuse Outreach program at 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. For more information, call (770) 633-3216.
New Chapter of TOPS will have weigh-ins from 10:45-11:10 a.m. on Tuesdays at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (3740 Holtzclaw Road in Cumming). They will be in the Parish Life Center. For more information, call (770) 889-2943.
Piedmont Methodist Church is looking for people who desire to be a member of a small church choir. Piedmont’s purpose is to glorify God with music while being co-members of a team. The church is at 1170 Dahlonega Hwy. in Cumming. For more information, call (770) 781-9862.
Community Lighthouse Bible Study meets every Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Big Creek Church on McGinnis Ferry Road. Women from all different backgrounds come together in an environment created to foster fellowship, conversation and spiritual growth. For more information or to register, call Tammy Hensley at (770) 888-2215.
Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church will have Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and church at 11 a.m. Day care will be provided. The church is at 7620 Lanier Drive in Cumming. For more information, call (770) 887-6801.
Christ Central Fellowship offers Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and Unchained for ages 13-18 every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is at 433 Canton Highway, Suite 315 in Cumming. Visit online at www.ChristCentralFellowship.com. Please e-mail prayer requests and inquiries to email@example.com.
Bible Study and Fellowship meetings will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m., in the music room at Christ the King Lutheran Church. It is a time for reconnecting, reading, reflecting, and responding. For more information, call (770) 889-5328.
Piecemakers Quilt Guild at Christ the King Lutheran Church at the corner of Bettis Tribble Gap Road and Sawnee Drive. Meetings are at 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. All quilters in Forsyth County are invited and welcome.
Etowah River Church of Christ invites you to Sunday Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Worship is on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call (706) 265-8834 or visit www.etowahriverchurchofchrist.org.
Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church invites you to join our family. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and childcare is provided every week. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. The church is at 7620 Lanier Drive in Cumming. For more information, call (770) 887-6801.
Abba House is a Christian church with a ministry for women with addiction or mental health problems. After an orientation period, the women who receive ministry can bring their young children to live and heal with them. AH is one of the few programs where children can join their mothers as they are receiving ministry for addiction. On the border of Dawson and Forsyth counties, AH is the safe home many women have never had. Local churches and companies that partner with AH will have collection days where individuals can bring food, clothing, baby items and furniture to help support the ministries. Local churches will provide vouchers that can be redeemed at Abba's Treasures, a store Abba House has opened at 6800 Dahlonega Highway in Silver City. Needed items are food, clothing, baby clothing, baby beds, baby strollers, most other baby items, sofas, dressers, chairs, tables and other furniture. All donations are approved by the IRS as tax deductible. For information, call 678-208-2000.
Reconciled asks are you a Christian? Are you a motorcyclist? Are you looking for fellowship and someone to ride with that will share your love not only for the Lord but your interest in motorcycles? A Christian motorcyclist ministry meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Northland Church. For more information, contact Kenneth Smith at (404) 401-7557.
Bible study is offered to help Christians grow in knowledge and relationship with the living God through Community Bible Study. CBS is an interdenominational Bible Study that combines individual study, small group discussion, effective teaching and fellowship that meets Tuesdays at First Redeemer Church, 2135 Old Alpharetta Road in Cumming from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Children’s program is also available. For more information, contact Maggie Edmiston at (770) 754-6614.
Big Creek Church of Cumming and Access Christian Counseling offers a free divorce recovery support class for men and women who have experienced or are currently experiencing the difficulties of separation, divorce and marital loss. For more information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Stull at (770) 888-7754.
Christ Fellowship Church offers Covenant Marriage Class for adults on Sundays at 9 a.m. For information, call (706) 216-3248.