The Gwinnett County Region has been active since 2003, with more than 80 churches partnering to pursue Unite!'s three Impact Areas. There is a strong Leadership Team which meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, and determines the topics and timing of Unite! Roundtable Discussions (usually one per Quarter) which are designed for pastors and church leaders, to focus on specific efforts of a given Impact Area.
Announcements and Upcoming Events:
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Unite! Gwinnett Pastor's Monthly Gathering
You can still Meet The Need - even if you missed the April lunch
We had a great lunch gathering in April to discuss Meet The Need - an organization that can help your church and your ministry partners get the word out on serving needs via your church website. If you missed the lunch and would like to learn more, please contact Shawn Janes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Debra Potter (email@example.com) for more information.
Helping.... It's All About Relationships...
Gwinnett's Principals and teachers are requesting help from the community to provide caring adult relationships for at risk children in our public schools! Churches are positioned and equipped to help meet this need. Join us to learn about the many opportunities for partnering with our local schools to support and encourage our educators and students.
Unite! Gwinnett Pastor's Monthly Luncheon - Annual Education Roundtable
WHEN: Thursday, May 16 (11am - 12:30 pm) / Stay til 1pm for a tour of the church (optional)
WHERE: Peachtree Corners Baptist Church - 4480 Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross 30071 (map)
WHO: Pastors and Church Missions Leaders
WHAT: Lunch provided at no charge, so your RSVP helps us know how many lunches to order
RSVP: Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14 by clicking here
This month's Unite luncheon will focus on EDUCATION and will feature James Rayford, Director of Academic Support for Gwinnett County Public Schools. James will be updating us on the growing momentum in mentoring in our county and will share the exciting variety of opportunities for community and church volunteers to serve as mentors in our local public schools.
Special guests will also be Dr. Beverly Smith, Principal of Peachtree Elementary in Norcross and Drew Peirce, VP of New Partnerships for Kids Hope USA. Dr. Smith will be sharing with us about Peachtree Elementary's experience thus far with their Kids Hope USA partnership with Perimeter Church and Peachtree Corners Presbyterian. Drew will give us updates regarding the Kids Hope USA growth in Atlanta, and will be available for Q&A for prospective churches.
More info on Kids Hope USA:
Something exciting is happening in our city! 18 Metro churches have partnered with Kids Hope USA to rally more than 350 volunteer mentors to invest time and build relationships with students in our local public elementary schools. And the principals, teachers, parents, students, mentors, all LOVE IT!!! Kids Hope USA, an organization that has mobilized more than 13,000 mentors through 800 plus church-school partnerships in 33 states, is partnering with Unite! to see that "every child in Metro Atlanta who needs a mentor would have a mentor." Learn more at www.kidshopeusa.org
Support Missions - Drink Phoenix Community Coffee - Unite! Leadership really wants to encourage you to check out Phoenix Community Coffee, the missional finance generating arm of Phoenix Community church (in Duluth). Pastor Brian Holland, and Phoenix Communty Church, have the goal of giving 100% of their income away to people in greater need, both in the community and around the world. They started Phoenix Community Coffee to do just that. Plus, your church can partner with Phoenix Community Coffee to fundraise for your missions partners, too! Ask Brian to give you a "show and tell tour" of their coffee roasting warehouse and church or go online and check it out at www.phoenixcommunitycoffee.com.