Upcoming Events and News from Our Friends–August 2022

Jul 28, 2022 | Articles

Here’s what our churches and other friends would like you to know about this month! Click on each title to find out more and/or register. To submit an item to include, contact [email protected].

Global Leadership Summit–August 4-5

Piedmont Church (570 Piedmont Rd., Marietta) will once again be a satellite host site for this year’s Global Leadership Summit (GLS), to be held Thursday, August 4, and Friday, August 5. The regular ticket price is $229.00. Piedmont is offering a special discounted price for our Association friends of $139.00 now through July 24. Purchase tickets through this link and use code GLS22SVTEAM to get the discounted tickets. The GLS is a premiere leadership conference both for faith leaders and business leaders.

The Spark Conference–August 2022

The Georgia Baptist Mission Board presents the Spark Conference. Attend at one of five locations/dates or the online premiere on Thursday, August 25. “Once again for FALL 2022, we will have LIVE Keynotes, plus… over 40 session leaders! We’ve assembled a diverse team of practicing leaders prepared to give you best practices in their field of expertise. Every part of the gathering – from our keynote speakers to our SPARK breakout sessions – has been intentionally designed by our team to equip and inspire your leaders.” Register HERE.

Corporate Prayer for the New School Year–August 7

First Baptist Church Woodstock (11905 Highway 92) will be having a time of corporate prayer focusing on prayer for the new school year in August. We would love to unite with other churches to pray! It will be Sunday, August 7, from 6:00pm-7:00pm in our sanctuary. Uniting churches in prayer is one of our goals for the future. We are better praying and serving together! For more info contact Ronda Davenport at [email protected].

Sent 6:7 Multiplying Missional Communities Training–beginning August 9

Mercy Hill Church and Cru Church Movements are hosting an in-depth discipleship study on Tuesdays beginning August 9 and ending October 25 at 6:45pm-8:15pm at Mercy Hill Church (287 Mount Calvary Rd., Marietta). Sessions include Keeping in Step with the Spirit, Sharing Your Personal Story, The Art of Neighboring, and more. For more information, go here or contact Jason Keel at [email protected] or 678-327-3423. Take a peek at the training material here.

Ignite 316 Ministry Conference “Press On”–August 13

Ignite 316, whose vision is to reach the next generation for Christ, is holding their 2022 Ministry Conference Saturday, August 13, 9:30am-3:15pm (registration 9:00am) at Piedmont Church in Marietta. The theme is “Press On” and topics will include Creating Programs Kids Won’t Want to Miss, Object Lessons That Teach, How to Leave a Legacy, and more. See the conference flier here and register here.

GriefShare–beginning August 14

Summit Baptist Church in Acworth is beginning their fall cycle of GriefShare on Sunday, August 14, 2022, and it will run through November 13, 2022. The sessions will begin at 3:00pm and end at 5:00pm. There is no charge for these sessions. This is a faith-based program for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one–either a relative or a friend. (It is designed only for someone that has lost a person; it is not designed for other kinds of grief such as financial loss, divorce, loss of a pet, etc.) Many people that have gone through this program have expressed how much it has helped them in their journey through their grief. Even though it is faith-based, it is not based on any one denomination–it is strictly Bible-based. You are welcome to go online and sign up at, type in your zip code and if you type in the zip code 30101 or 30102, you will see Summit Baptist Church listed at the top. Or, if you prefer, you can call the church office at 770-975-4595 and they can tell you how to sign up.

GriefShare Seminar Online–beginning September 7

Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Summit Baptist Church in Acworth will be sponsoring an interdenominational ON-LINE seminar called GriefShare. This seminar is a Bible-based program designed for persons that have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Participants will be meeting with others that understand their feelings. This is a 13-week seminar with each session being a stand alone session so that a person is welcome to come anytime during the 13 weeks. We will not meet on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. So the actual end date will be December 7. You can go online and go to, click on Find a group, enter your zip code and you can register at that site.


Quick Hits

  • SUGAR & FLOUR: Noonday’s Storehouse Ministries has a couple of dozen 50-pound bags of sugar to donate to a church that can use them. They also have 50-pound bags of flour. Contact Storehouse Manager Mary Lou Davis at [email protected].
  • ORGAN TO DONATE: Mark TeBeest has a small Wurlitzer organ he wants to donate to a church that can use it. Click here to see a picture. Contact Mark at [email protected].
  • PIANO TO DONATE: Beverly Taylor has an upright piano she would like to donate to a church that could use it. Contact Beverly at 770-656-0880 or [email protected].
  • FOLDING MACHINE SERVICE: A church is having trouble getting their folding machine serviced. Does your church have a folding machine? Do you have someone that will service it? Contact Noonday Operations Director Randy Elster at [email protected] with the information.