STUDENT WORSHIP: St. Paul AME Church will have Youth on Fire Youth Explosion May 27 at 4 p.m. at the Canton Theatre, 171 Main Street in Canton. Seating begins at 3:15 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Contact the church office in advance or purchase at ticket window on day of event. Worship through music, dance, mime, spoken word and any other artful expressions that give God praise.

COOK OUT: Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, 75 Hawkins Store Road in Kennesaw, there will be a free community cook-out on May 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be inflatables, food and games.

HOMECOMING: Constituted in 1871, Pleasant Union Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Services on May 28. Decoration services will be at 10:30 a.m. in the church cemetery followed by the 11 a.m. church service. Following a covered dish lunch, a singing will be held in the afternoon. Guest singers “Saved By Grace” will sing during the 11 a.m. service and during the afternoon song service. Church Pastor Phillip McPherson invites everyone to attend.

ST PAUL VBS: St. Paul AME Church, 390 Crisler Street in Canton, will host Vacation Bible School May 30 through June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme will be MegaSports Camp. There will be fun classes for all age groups from children to mature adults. For more information call the church office at 770-479-9691.

BINGO: Orange United Methodist Church would like to invite all seniors to BINGO on May 31 at 11:30 a.m. in their Fellowship Hall. There will be fun, fellowship and food.

STORYTELLING: Cherokee Presbyterian Church, 1498 Johnson Brady Road in Canton, will host 39-year-veteran cross-cultural workers who are sent by Cherokee Presbyterian Church to the Arabian Peninsula, who will facilitate a workshop June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour break for lunch. Participants will get a lot of practice telling Bible stories and modern day analogies. Individuals will break into small groups and practice storytelling techniques amongst themselves, coached by Roy and Carole. For more information and plan to attend call the church at 770-704-9594.

EMMAUS GOSPEL: The Canton First United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Road in Canton, invites the community to hear the Emmaus Road Gospel Quartet on June 3 at 3 p.m. They are well-known and entertaining. Performance will be held in the fellowship hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. For more information contact Charlene at 770-721-5207.

WOODSTOCK CHRISTIAN: Woodstock Christian Church will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on June 4. The morning service at 10:30 a.m. will be a combination of special worship and praise to the Lord for His blessings upon this congregation over the years. They will have a video summary of the history of the church as part of the service. After the service they will adjourn to the upper field and have a catered lunch under a tent and children’s activities spread across the field along with some more special music. Woodstock Christian is located on 7700 Highway 92 in Woodstock. For more information visit www.woodstockchristian.org.

CONCERT: The free Trinity River Band Concert will be at Bascomb United Methodist Church on June 4. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed by the concert at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Bascomb United Methodist Church is located at 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road in Woodstock. For more information call 770-926-9755. Visit www.BascombUMC.org or www.TrinityRiverBand.com for more details.

SMITHWICK REUNION: There will be a Smithwick reunion on June 4 at noon at Orange Methodist Church in Lathemtown.

SUTALLEE VBS: Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Highway in White, will host Vacation Bible School Galactic Starveyors June 5 to 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The event is free for 3 year olds to sixth grade students. There is also a teen VBS for seventh through 12th grade students. For more information contact 770-479-0101 or visit www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com.

ORANGE VBS: Orange United Methodist Church would like to invite the community to register for their Vacation Bible School June 19 to 23, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. A small meal will be provided, as well as crafts, music, Bible study fun, recreation and science. The theme is “Galactic Starveyors.” Register online at Orangeumc.org. Go to Ministries, and then Children’s Ministry, and then click on “click here to register” on the VBS Info. All participants must be registered by June 10.

WILKIE REUNION: The Wilkie Family Reunion will be held June 11 at Old Hightower Baptist Church near Free Home. There will be a covered dish lunch served after church services. The Wilkie Family extends an invitation to all relatives and friends to attend. For more information call Donna Stanfield at (706) 692-5292.

ARBOR HILL VBS: Arbor Hill Baptist Church, 696 Arbor Hill Road in Canton, will host a free Vacation Bible School, “Facing the Fire,” June 12 to 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There are classes for all ages, from babies to adults. There will be bible lessons, crafts, songs and games. Dinner will be provided each night for everyone. Pre-register online at www.arborhillbaptistchurch.vpweb.com for a child’s free shirt. Adult shirts are $5 (must register online). For more information contact Cody Thomas at arborhillbaptist.vbs@gmail.com.

CALVARY VBS: Calvary Baptist Church, 137 Hightower Road in Ball Ground, will host its Galatic Starveyors Vacation Bible School from June 12 to 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Galactic Starveyors VBS reignites children’s sense of discovery and exploration as they marvel at the wonders of the starry sky. Come on into the clubhouse and show kids that God is over the moon in love with them.

SUMMER CAMP: Cherokee Christian Schools Summer Camps cover a wide range of topics - STEM, Art and the Humanities from June 5 to July 21. Topics include college writing, exploring Pirates versus Ninjas, growing herbs, fun with fairies and 3-D printers. There is something for kindergarten through high school students. For more information visit store.cherokeechristian.org or call 678-494-5464.

GRACE VBS: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School will be held June 26 to June 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with the fun and popular program “Maker Fun Factory.” Registration is June 26 at 5:45 p.m. Each day is different, where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly created by God. All classes will be held at the church, Scott Mill Chapel, at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton. Contact the church office at 770-503-5050 for more information.

BASCOMB VBS: Bascomb United Methodist Church is hosting “Maker Fun Factory” Vacation Bible School July 17-21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration forms are available on our website: www.BascombUMC.org. The church is located at 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock.

ONGOING:

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM: Canton and surrounding communities are now registering with Classical Conversations for the 2017-18 school year. The program connects families with others who wish to give their children a classical, Christian education at home. Now in its 20th year of equipping home educators, Classical Conversations supports more than 2,000 local communities around the nation. For more information visit www.classicalconversations.com. For local community information and to schedule an informational meeting, contact Sheila Cassa (Thursday community) at freckledturtle@gmail.com or 770-363-4832 or Marishell Mulvihill (Friday community) at mari.shell@gmail.com or 770-880-8880.

SUTALLEE BAPTIST: Griefshare meets on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sutallee Baptist Church. Call 770-479-0101 or www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com for more information.

GRIEF SUPPORT CLASS: Canton First United Methodist Church is offering GriefShare, a support group that offers principles for healing to those grieving the loss of a spouse, child, parent or friend through death. The group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to help attendees face challenges and move toward healing. A $15 registration fee covers the cost of the mandatory workbook. The church is located at 930 Lower Scott Mill Road in Canton at I-575 exit 16B. For additional information or to register, call the church office at 770-479-2502 or visit our website at www.cantonfirstumc.org.

BIBLE STUDY: Wonderful Wednesdays Bible study classes are every Wednesday night at Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Highway in White, with dinner from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Adults are $5 and children and youth are free. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Classes listed on church website at www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com. For more information call 770-479-0101.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL: Community Christian Preschool, 182 Rolling Hills Avenue in Canton, is now registering students for the 2017-18 school year. No spaces are left for its current academic school year. Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to noon for 4 year olds. ABeka curriculum. Register by May 1 and receive $50 off of current registration fees. For more information call 770-479-9535.

ANTIOCH PRESCHOOL: Antioch Christian Preschool, 3595 Sugar Pike Road, Canton, is registering for fall 2017. Classes for 6 mos. through 4 years old. Hours 9:00 - 1:00 with optional extended hours. For more information, contact Bonnita at 770-475-9628 or m.clod@yahoo.com.

UNION HILL PRESCHOOL: Union Hill UMC Preschool registration for fall 2017 is now open. They offer classes for children ages 12 months to 4 years. Classes run one to four days per week depending on the age of the child from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They offer a small loving environment with a Christian-based curriculum that nurtures each child spiritually, socially and academically. The goal is for them to develop their love of God, love of family, love of friends and love of learning. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Lori Bedsits at 678-297-0550 or Preschool@UnionHillUMC.org.

TIMOTHY LUTHERAN SCHOOL: Registration for Timothy Lutheran School for the 2017-18 school year is now open. The school is located at 556 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock. Classes serve families with children 18 months to 6 years old. Traditional day school is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and extended hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Bowler at 770-924-7995 or email Barbara.bowler@comcast.net.

MISSION POINT PRESCHOOL: Mission Point Preschool of First Baptist Canton, located at One Mission Point in Canton is now having open registration for the 2017/2018 school year. Spaces are available in the 2-year-old, 3-year-old, Pre-K and Transitional-K classrooms. Registration is free for the current school year, with spaces available in the 2-year-old, 3-year-old and Pre-K classrooms. For more information, call or email Tammy Frazier @ 678-880-1345 or tammyfrazier@fbccanton.org.

KINGDOM RIDERS: Christian Motorcyclists Association, CMA #1331, Kingdom Riders, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at IHOP off Exit 19, 3010 Northside Parkway in Canton. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. For more information call President Ken Rice, 770-789-6343 or Vice President John Satterfield at 678-764-7979.

REGULAR SERVICE GRACE LUTHERAN: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, 411 Scott Mill Road in 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.

SATURDAY PRAYER: Take a moment before the weekend’s busyness begins and join Thrive Chapel, 11303 Highway 92 in Woodstock, on Saturday mornings. They gather from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to pray for their Sunday services. Help in praying for the seats to be filled by those needing Christ the most and so much more.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, an ELCA church at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, begins a new Adult Sunday School class in October, “The Lutheran Course II.” The format is 20 minutes of video, followed by informal, facilitated discussion. There are seven sessions for discussion, spanning 12-14 weeks, with topics such as: How to receive God’s grace daily; how to identify your “neighbor” and what this means for Lutherans; How to distinguish a sinner from a saint. Handbooks and workbooks are used for a requested donation of $15. It is not necessary to attend every class. Classes are held from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the lower level in classroom 3. Contact the church office at 770-503-5050 for more information.

MINISTRY TRAINING: Cherokee Ministry Training, an initiative to provide trans-denominational instruction with seasoned pastors in a small student/mentor ratio, will equip students with a real-world practical ministry-oriented instruction via relevant-topic courses and workshops. The courses will meet at the Dayspring Church at 6835 Victory Drive, Woodstock on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with 50-minute classes starting at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Courses can be taken for credit for $100 for 12 week or as an audit for $60. Those interested in more information can visit cherokeeministrytraning.com.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Allen Temple Christian Academy, 232 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock, still has spaces available in its two- and three-year-old classes for its current academic school year. For more information call 770-924-8270 or visit www.allentemplechristianacademy.org.

BASCOMB MISSION THRIFT: Bascomb Mission Thrift Store is a ministry of Bascomb United Methodist Church, selling donated household goods and clothing. They offer the community quality items at low prices, as well as a Food Pantry for those in need. The Thrift Store, 9550 Main Street in Woodstock, is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 678-324-7937 or visit www.bascombmissionthrift.org.

WALESKA PRE-K: Waleska United Methodist Church Preschool, a certified school of excellence, located at 7340 Reinhardt College Parkway, is now registering students for the 2016-2017 school year. Preschool classes are available Monday through Thursday for children ages 2 to 4 years old. A registration fee discount of 10 percent is offered if the student is enrolled by May 31. For more information, contact Margaret Frye at 678-687-3841.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Allen Temple Chirstian Academy, 232 Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock, is registering children ages 13 months to 4 years old for summer and fall 2016 academic programs. For more information, call 770-924-8270 or visit allentemplechristianacademy.org.

BIBLE STUDY: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, an ELCA church at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, is holding bible study discussion groups in the lower level classroom 3, on Wednesday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday morning, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Bible readings for the following Sunday service are discussed. All are welcome to come at any time. Contact the church office at 770-503-5050 for more information.

SERVICE UPDATES: Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Hwy., Canton, holds regular services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays; Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. On Wednesday’s at 6 p.m. the church will have Wednesday Night Dinner’s at $5 per adult and children, youth eat free. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday’s, they will host a Wonderful Wednesday’s Bible Study Classes for everyone to attend. Nursery is provided at all services. For more information, call 770-479-0101.

CELEBRATION OF GRACE: Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church, (an ELCA church) at 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton, is offering a Sunday school class for children ages 6-12, from 9 to 10 a.m. in classroom 1. Contact the church office at 770-503-5050 for more information.

YOUNG LIFE CHEROKEE: 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 informational meetings for those interested in volunteering or supporting the ministry. E-mail Ashley Snow at laraashleysnow@aol.com for more information. The Young Life Committee also holds a monthly prayer breakfast the third Friday of every month. For prayer breakfast time and location contact Chris Marcus at cwmarcus@gmail.com. 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.cherokeecounty.younglife.org, email laraashleysnow@aol.com or call 770-547-6601.

MINISTRY AND CLASS: Sutallee Baptist Church, 895 Knox Bridge Highway in White, will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a Walking DVD Exercise Class. The class is free to attend. On Thursday’s, the church will meet at 5:30 p.m. for FAITH Evangelistic Outreach Ministry. For more information, call 770-479-0101.

SAINT ELIZABETH: “Discovering Orthodoxy” classes will be held at Saint Elizabeth Orthodox Church on Wednesday evenings. The schedule is available on the calendar section of www.stelizabethga.org or call 770-485-0504. Sunday Divine Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. Saint Elizabeth is located at 2265 East Cherokee Drive, Woodstock. All services are in English. The church can also be found on Facebook.

ROLLING THUNDER: God’s Rolling Thunder, an evangelical non-denominational church, meets at Latimer Hall, 103 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Pastor Dakota leads the service. Come as you are. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call (404) 644-6844.

BIBLE STUDY: Woodstock United Methodist Church, 109 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock offers an ongoing Bible Study group each Monday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. held in the building to the left of the Sanctuary, which has the playground in front.

GRIEFSHARE CLASS: Sutallee Baptist Church is hosting a GriefShare Class on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. GriefShare is for those who have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help those who attend face challenges and move toward rebuilding their life. Sutallee Baptist Church is located at 895 Knox Bridge Highway in White. For information visit www.sutalleebaptistchurch.com or call 770-479-0101.

NEW LOCATION: Cornerstone Community Church moved to a new location at 4206 N. Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Pastor David Kight leads the Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Fellowship begins 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.

HEALTH MINISTRY: Waist Management For Victorious Living meets every Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at New Victoria Baptist Church on Bells Ferry Road. The meetings consist of sharing a variety of health tips, recipes sometimes, and also a workout of Zumba. The only cost for the class is time and energy, and there are no fees involved. Anyone is welcome to join for encouragement, accountability, and fun to work toward improving health in 2015. An optional weigh -n is available at 6:50 p.m. for those would like accountability and to track their progress.

NEW LIFE: New Life Church has three worship experiences on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. Midweek experiences on Wednesdays include NLKids and NLStudents at 7 p.m. as well as Mens/Ladies Bible Studies. The church is located at 154 Lakeside Drive in Canton. For information, call 770-345-2660 or visit www.newlifecanton.com.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Relevate Church presents Celebrate Recovery every Monday night at 6 p.m. The Church is located at 999 Jep Wheeler Road in Woodstock. For more information call 678-251-7007 or 770-656-4904.

HICKORY FLAT UMC: Hickory Flat United Methodist Church holds Contemporary worship services at 9 a.m. and Traditional Service at 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 10 a.m. The church is located at 4056 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115. For more information, call 770-345-5969 or visit www.hickoryflat.org.

MT. ZION SERVICES: Mt. Zion Baptist Church has services on Sundays with Traditional Worship at 8:30 am, Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Modern Worship at 11 a.m., Hispanic Worship at 11:30 a.m., and First Pursuit Discipleship Classes at 6 p.m. Services on Wednesdays include AWANA at 6 p.m. and Youth Midweek Connect at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4096 East Cherokee Drive in Canton. For information, call 770-479-3324.

TABERNACLE: Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church conducts Life Enrichment Class on Sundays at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday Worship at 10 a.m. The church has a Wednesday Life Enrichment Class at 7 p.m. The church is at 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock.

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