What's Going on at Good News?
The Hand of God
It may be missed if you’re looking for an obvious sign. Are you looking for a glamorous edifice with an abundance of Christian bling? Perhaps you’re looking for professionally groomed lawns and a fountain. Although those details are lacking, the hand of God is in this place.
One frigid morning last month, I watched a homeless mom attempting to keep her young child and herself warm. They were wrapped in an inadequate blanket and standing on the sidewalk across from the chicken plant. I eased my uneasiness by assuring myself they had coats and the baby had a hat. If it wasn’t for the hand of God, the woman would have only had my uneasiness and self-assurance with which to move forward. The hand of God, however, is not bothered by such self-absorption. Soon after I first saw them, the woman and child were eating a substantial meal in a warm dining room in the small, unassuming, overlooked building circled by a chain-link fence across from the chicken plant. No bling, no greeting committee, nor any piped music welcomed these two. Rather, kind words and an open door at Good News at Noon embraced them. The hand of God is surely in this place.
Thank You Publix!
November 27, 2018
Good News at Noon received a large donation of Thanksigivng Dinners and we were able to give back to the community by passing it out to homeless families and foster children. Ray Majors and the Publix team donated several boxes of food to us as well. We are so grateful that Publix supports us year round.
Meighan Melancon, our former intern, now works with foster children here in Hall County, and she facilitated getting these meals to families who needed them!
GN@N Gets a Grant
This generous grant from the North Georgia Community Foundation will help us better assist our volunteers in their desire to serve our community. Our goal is to effectively equip more volunteers to minister to our clients, and the grant will allow us to utilize a new software system for volunteer management and tracking. https://smile.amazon.com
Did you know when you purchase something through Amazon Smile they donate 0.5% of your purchase to Good News at Noon? Make sure you click 'Good News at Noon Inc' when you shop on Amazon! https://smile.amazon.com
Spring Chicken Festival
Join us at the Gainesville Square on Saturday, April 28th, from 10-3 for the Spring Chicken Festival! We will have a booth set up for the kids to make fun chicken crafts and talk with the parents about how to get more involved with Good News at Noon. This is a great event to invite all your friends and family too!
Novemeber 29, 2017
We are so thankful for all who gave on #GivingTuesday this year. Because of you, we were able to raise $7,910 dollars! The money will be put towards remodeling the men's shelter and hiring more staff to improve our facility to make a difference in our community by lifting Jesus up!
Same Kind of Different as Me Movie Premiere
October 16th, 2017
On October 20th, theaters around the country showed a new movie called Same Kind of Different as Me starring Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, and Djimon Hounsou. Based on a true story, an international art dealer must befriend a dangerous homeless man to save his struggling marriage with his wife, whose dreams will lead all three of them on a journey of a lifetime.
We would appreciate if everyone could see it because the more people who buy tickets, the longer this movie will stay out in theaters. The message is so powerful that everyone should have the opportunity to see it. Check your local theater for show times and ticket prices.
Click HERE for the link to the Gainesville Show Times.
GN@N Celebrates 30 Years!
September 5, 2017
Good News at Noon is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a volunteer appreciation dinner at Gainesville First Baptist's Banquet Hall on Septmeber 28th from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers who have served over the past 30 years and appreciate all of your hard work, time, and dedication.
May 29, 2017
Good News at Noon received a $5,000 check from Publix's Food For All campaign. Check out our press release on Access WDUN.
Great Day of Service
April 12, 2017
Good News was blessed this spring to be part of First United Methodist Church's Great Day of Service. We were visited by a team of volunteers that worked diligently to put new ceiling tiles in our dining hall. The Lord uses volunteers to keep our ministry going, and we are thankful to be a part of First Methodist's efforts in our community.
April 12, 2017
The Wesley Foundation from the University of North Georgia also volunteered several times this school year to help clean our facility, paint, process donations, and organize our food pantry.
We love our volunteer groups!