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Allen Temple AME Hosts Community Event

Health is the focus of the Woodstock church's festival.

LA Fitness is partnering with Allen Temple AME Church, Georgia Shape and the Cherokee County Health Department to provide “Pass It On – Good Health,” set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Woodstock City Park, 101 Arnold Mill Rd. The goal is to reduce child and family obesity. Attendees can enjoy games, activities, fitness and nutrition tips, demonstrations, live music and emotional and spiritual support to families. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are needed to help with and provide health screenings (dental, vision), haircuts, live music, stage performances, food and “old school” games such as dodge ball, baseball, red-light-green-light and sack races to urge families to play and stay healthy together.

LA Fitness will offer instructional classes and family friend activities, body-fat testing, nutrition tips and fitness consultations. To become a sponsor or get more information, contact Dr. Wanda Gill at 770-926-6348. More details can be found at www.allentempleame.org.

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A New Season at Mt. Zion Baptist

Mt. Zion Baptist Church has begun a community outreach ministry called SALT (Serving All with Love and Truth) that includes a Living Bread Food pantry open 9 a.m.-noon on the last Saturday of the month, and a free community dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. A “Show & Tell” school ministry will help needy kids and their families, an automotive ministry and a “Repair & Relief” team will help the elderly, widows and single mothers with home and emergency repairs.

“We want our neighbors to know we’re here to help in whatever way we can during their tough times,” said SALT Outreach Coordinator Deborah Rey. “It’s also our privilege to tell them about Jesus and His love for them, sharing the gospel message of salvation and eternal life.”

The church is at 4096 East Cherokee Dr. in Canton. For more information, email deborahrey@windstream.net.

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Mt. Gilead UMC Raising Funds with Chicken Dinner

A chicken dinner is planned for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 to raise money for Mount Gilead United Methodist Church's the building fund. Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and roll. The church is at 889 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock.  

Editor's note: Versions of these ministry notes previously appeared in the September edition of The Cherokee Vine, a monthly newsletter that highlights news and events from churches, ministries and charitable organizations in Cherokee County.

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