Sunday Worship (10am)
Location: Monkey Wrench Brewing
3425 Martin Farm Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024
Good News Family & Friends,
Just a quick reminder about a few great social and serving opportunities this week! See details below for Thursday's Women's Connect Apple Fest, the guys' Untapped, and serving on Saturday at Good News At Noon. NOTE: If you plan to attend Good News At Noon, please sign up here.
Also... You don't want to miss this Sunday! Drue is going to be story-telling and recapping the journey of Good News Church, how and why we started, where God has us, and where God seems to be leading us. You're going to hear some crazy, amazing, and inspiring stories! If you haven't been to church with us in a while, this is a perfect time to join us! It's also a GREAT time to invite friends!
Join us THIS Sunday (10am) at Monkey Wrench Brewing, Bring something yummy to share for breakfast (optional), bring the kids, and bring the dogs!
NEW! Your Bible verse sharing on Sunday morning is SO important to us that, in order to give you some extra incentive to bring a verse of encouragement to share, we're going to give away Chick-fil-A and Starbuck's gift cards to anyone willing to share! So, come prepared and bring a verse! :)
To access the sermon audio, notes, and slides from previous Sundays, click here.
For additional announcements and happenings, see details below.
For all events listed here, see details in the announcements below.
- Thursday (914).................. Women's Connect "Applefest!" @ Hillside
- Thursday (9/14)................. "Untapped" @ Sugar Hill Distillery
- Saturday (9/16).................. "Good News At Noon" Homeless Ministry
- Sunday (9/17).................... Worship (10am) @ Monkey Wrench Brewing
- Tuesday (9/19)................... "Dads on Tap" w/ Paul Byrd @ Monkey Wrench
- Wednesday (9/27).............. Men's Alpha Course (meets weekly) @ Hillside
- October 9-15...................... Suwanee Playground Build (Volunteers Needed)
To view these announcement details on our website, click here.
Women’s Connect "AppleFest!" - THIS Thursday, Sept. 14 (6:30pm) @ Hillside
Join us for a fun evening around “all things apple!" Bring your favorite apple delicacy to share (apple pie, apple crisp, apple salad, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritters…) There will be a prize for the best homemade apple treat!!! Rachel Souza will share a brief talk on the topic: “Does an apple a day REALLY keep the doctor away?” For questions or more info, contact Rachel at 770-616-4877 or email@example.com.
“Untapped" - THIS Thursday, Sept. 14 (7pm - 9pm) @ Sugar Hill Distillery
"Untapped" developed out of "Dads on Tap" primarily as a way for guys to get out, have a beverage, connect and build friendships. "Untapped" is for all guys (single, married, with or without kids) and is usually 5-10 guys just hanging out (no program / no agenda), so it’s an easy opportunity to have good conversation and get to know a few other guys in the community. Join us on Thursday, Sept. 14 (7pm - 9pm) at the Sugar Hill Distillery. For questions or to RSVP, contact Drue at 404-906-0117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good News At Noon" Homeless Ministry - THIS Saturday, Sept. 16 (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.
Dads on Tap with MLB Pitcher, Paul Byrd - Tuesday, Sept. 19
Heads up! The next Dads on Tap will be on Tuesday, September 19 at Monkey Wrench Brewing. Come early (6:30pm) for free pizza, and we’ll get started at 7pm. We’re excited to have as our guest speaker, former Major League Baseball pitcher and Atlanta Braves television announcer, Paul Byrd, talking about “Big League Lessons for Life and Fatherhood.” For additional details and/or to RSVP, click here.
NEW! Bob Ross "Cozy Campfire" Paint & Trivia Night - Friday, Sept. 22 (6pm - 9pm)
Monkey Wrench Brewing is hosting a super fun night of Bob Ross painting and trivia. Local artist, Julea Edwards, will teach "step by step" instructions towards painting your own Bob Ross campfire painting. Cost is $45 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
Men's Alpha Course & Dinner - Wednesdays (6:30pm), starts 9/27
David McInnis and David Fearon will be leading GNC Men’s Alpha Course on Wednesdays (6:30pm - 8:30pm)! We’ll have dinner together, get to know each other better, and grow deeper in knowing and experiencing Christ. Alpha is an outstanding resource for believers to grow in faith and non-believers to explore faith. SPACE IS LIMITED (15 guys) so sign up soon to reserve your spot. For details and/or to sign up, click here. For questions, contact David McInnis at 404-477-7628 or email@example.com.
Set Up, Tech, Kids & Sunday Worship Volunteers
We could use a few more helpers in our Sunday morning rotation to help with set up, making coffee, helping with children, and running sound and slides. Oh, and if you're a musician and/or if you can carry a tune, our worship team would also love to talk with you! You can volunteer however often you'd like (i.e., once or twice a month, weekly, etc.). To note your interest, click here.
NEW! "The Five" Small Group - 5 Weeks, 5 Homes, 5 Topics
Ray & Rachel Souza are coordinating "The Five" Small Group, a fun, relational way to connect in 5 different host homes around 5 different conversations about life and faith (i.e., worship, spiritual growth, prayer, ministry, and outreach). For this to launch, we need 5 host homes. If you're willing to host, you can pick the date and time that works best for you. For questions or interest in hosting and/or participating, contact Ray Souza at 770-616-4824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Group Interest Form
As we prepare our church's fall calendar, we're trying to get an idea of who and how many people would be interested in being a part of a small group for the purpose of spiritual growth, connection, and prayer. If that's you, let us know.
Suwanee Community-Build Playground - October 9-15
The City of Suwanee is in need of 1,000 volunteers (during the week of October 9-15) to help build a brand new community playground (to replace the old worn out Play Town Suwanee playground), Volunteer opportunities includes builders, first aid assistants, food service, donations, and purchasing a personalized fence picket to be displayed at PlayTown. This is a great opportunity for the Good News Church GA family to serve together, build relationships in the Suwanee community, and be a blessing. To connect with our Good News Church GA Project Coordinator, contact Kevin Ward at 770-891-9314 or email@example.com. For more information and/or to volunteer, click here.
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
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it… Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! - Isaiah 30:15, 18
Quote of the Week
“Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting.” - Donald Grey Barnhouse
NEW! Proverb of the Week
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. - Proverbs 2:6
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.
DOWNLOAD THE APP
Be sure to download the Good News Church App or go to the website to access all sermons, event info, photos, prayer requests, and more. For questions or help, email Ray.