Sunday Worship (10am)
Location: Monkey Wrench Brewing
3425 Martin Farm Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024
Good News Family & Friends,
If you've not yet had the opportunity to serve lunch with us at the Good News at Noon homeless shelter and ministry, come join us! It's a fantastic family-friendly serving opportunity, a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors, and is a fun time together with other friends from church.
As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, we thought it would also be a great time to take Communion together to remember, celebrate, and express gratitude for all that we have in Christ (namely eternal life, inexpressible joy, hope for a future, comfort in affliction, purpose for living, peace that surpasses all understanding, undeserved grace, and unconditional love, to name a few).
The heart of Jesus' intention for Communion is not that it be a time for the family of God to reflect and remember Him. When He gave the disciples the bread and the wine, He told them to take, eat, and drink, "in remembrance of Me." Those instructions are for us, too.
Communion is a great time to take a deep breath, be refreshed in God's goodness, and refocus our hearts on Jesus. As we prepare for Communion this Sunday, I want to encourage us all to take a few minutes this week to remember the difference Jesus has made (or is making) in our lives. Questions for reflection... How did you first encounter Jesus? Who introduced you? What difference has being in relationship with Jesus made in your life? What are you most grateful for? What are you hopeful for?
And if you're still exploring faith and Jesus, that's great, too! Questions for reflection may include... Why is it that you're interested in Jesus? What are you hoping He can provide? What's holding you back from giving yourself in relationship with Him?
Whatever your background, we're expecting this to be a great experience of Communion and hope you'll join us! For some helpful info that I've written to help us better understand Communion, click here.
See below for details about additional announcements, opportunities, and happenings.
SUNDAY WORSHIP & COMMUNION
Join us THIS Sunday (10am) at Monkey Wrench Brewing, Bring something yummy to share for breakfast (optional), bring the kids, and bring the dogs! Nursery and children's ministry is also available.
For all events listed here, see details in the announcements below.
Sunday (11/19)............ Worship & Communion (10am) @ Monkey Wrench
- Thursday (11/23)......... Thanksgiving Holiday
- Sunday (11/26)............ Worship, Pizza & Christmas Decorating @ Monkey Wrench
Sunday (12/3).............. Peter Mayer Christmas Concert (Drue & Laura's favorite)
Sunday (12/10)............ Christmas "Hymns & Hops" (5pm) @ Monkey Wrench
- Sunday (12/24)............ Christmas Eve Service (10am) @ Monkey Wrench
To view these announcement details on our website, click here.
Good News At Noon" Homeless Ministry - THIS Saturday, Nov. 18 (11:30am - 1pm)
Good News at Noon is a local homeless ministry in the Gainesville area where we serve lunch on the 3rd Saturday each month.This is a fantastic family serving opportunity! If you plan to attend, please sign up here. For more information or if you'd like to join us, contact our church's point person, Cravens Doggett at 678-852-3833.
NEW! Marco's Pizza and Christmas Decorating After Church - Sunday, Nov. 26
Make plans to stay after church on Sunday, November 26 for Marco's Pizza lunch and Christmas decorating at Monkey Wrench Brewing. We have 3 trees that need to be set up and decorated, as well as, a few other Christmas decorations. For questions, email Laura.
Peter Mayer Christmas Concert - Sunday, Dec. 3 (7pm - 9:30pm)
Save the date and join Drue & Laura for their favorite Christmas concert of the season! This will be their 14th year going. Peter Mayer was Jimmy Buffett's longtime lead guitarist, is a strong believer who grew up the son of missionary parents in India. This is a free concert (tickets valued at $35 each) offered as a gift to the community by Peter's manager, Mike Davis, at his home church, Smoke Rise Baptist Church (Stone Mountain). It's a great concert and we'd love for you to join us! For a music sample and more info, click here.
Christmas Hymns & Hops - Sunday, Dec. 10 (5pm - 7:30pm)
Mark your calendar and be prepared to invite friends and neighbors to kick off the Christmas season at this family-friendly Christmas song sing-a-long, including a candlelight singing of Silent Night! A food truck will be serving BBQ at 5pm. We'll have a complimentary hot chocolate bar. Monkey Wrench beers and slushies, soft drinks, and bottled waters will also available. This event will be indoors. For more info, click here.
NEW! Christmas Eve Service - Sunday, Dec. 24 (10am)
Since Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year, our Christmas Eve service will be our regular Sunday (10am) worship service, but with a festive Christmas flair! Bring a yummy Christmas-style breakfast food to share, to go along with a worship service that includes Christmas carols, a Christmas message, and something fun for the kids. This will be a great time to invite friends!
What is the Good News?
We've added a new feature to our website homepage that answers the question, "What is the Good News?" Check it out and keep this resource in mind for friends and family who may be asking that question.
Verse of the Week
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." - 1 Peter 1:18-19
Quote of the Week
“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.” - Sir Rabindranath Tagore
F.A.I.T.H. = Forsaking All I Take Him and/or Feeling Afraid I Trust Him - from Bible in One Year, Day 317
Proverb of the Week
Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. - Proverbs 11:17
VISION & VALUES
The vision of Good News Church GA is "to experience and express LOVE from God to others." The verse that undergirds our vision is Galatians 5:5b, “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” We value people, community, relationships, prayer, and Bible reading. We also value being able to be yourself. We’re all struggling with something, so there’s no need to pretend that we have it all together.
The mission of Good News Church GA is "to connect with people and build relationships through community workshops, neighborhood-focused ministry, serving local needs, mentoring, and worship."
Need a daily Bible reading plan? Drue's favorite is the Bible in One Year APP
Generosity is a response to God's generosity towards us and is motivated by gratitude. Giving is also an act of faith, obedience, and joy, trusting that everything we own belongs to God and He is our ultimate Provider. Good News Church GA practices generosity by providing financial support and mobilizing volunteers to serve our local non-profit ministries, organizations, and schools in our community. If you'd like to make a contribution and be a part of what God is doing through Good News Church GA, you can text "GIVE" to 855-363-5096 or give online here. You can also give via check or cash on Sundays. We are grateful for your support! Good News Church GA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so all contributions are tax deductible.
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