Announcements for September 2019

Church Office Closed Labor Day

The church office will be closed Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

Small Groups Signup Dates

We will be doing a church-wide study on the book, Circle Up, by Andy Stanley.

Just as sports teams huddle up (or circle up) before a big game to go over the game plan and receive some words of encouragement from the coach, we should do the same.

This Bible Study will help you learn about why having better relations with one another can also help grow you spiritually.

Registration will be on Sunday, September 1st and 8th in the Carter Gathering Area.

 

Sojourners

Sojourners will resume their monthly meetings on Wednesday, September 4th at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Please bring a sack lunch. Beverages and dessert will be furnished.

The program will be on “Getting to Know You” led by Beau Swafford.

This month’s activity will be a lunch outing to Cowboys and Angels in Helen, GA with a visit to Baby Land on the way over.

The bus will leave at 9:30am. Please bring $5 for transportation.

Sojourners is open to anyone 50 and over and is a great way to meet people, have fun, and have great fellowship.

 

UMW General Meeting

All women are invited to the next United Methodist Women’s General Meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 12Noon in the Fellowship Hall.

This will be a covered dish lunch. Beverages will be provided.

The program will be on “Proud of our Past and Excited for our Future.”

 

UMM Breakfast Meeting

All men are invited to the monthly United Methodist Men’s breakfast meeting on Sunday, September 8th at 7:30am in the Fellowship Hall.

Register Now for the Men’s Retreat on October 4th-6th

The men will hold their fall retreat on October 4th-6th with Dr. Adam Hilderbrandt leading the retreat this year.

The theme this year will be Men’s Muster.

Registration cards are available on the tables around the church.

The deadline for early registration is September 8th and the last day to sign up is September 12th.

 

Methodist Men’s Boston Butt Sale

Tickets are on sale now for $35 per ticket for Boston Butts that can be picked up on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from the men or picked up at the church office.

 

Wednesday Night Supper – Fun and Fellowship

Supper begins around 5:15pm followed by a program at 6pm.

The prices are as follows: $5 per Adult, $3 per High School and Middle School student, and $2 per child.

The family limit is $15 per family with all members of the family living in one household.

You can sign-up weekly by filling out the yellow reservation cards and placing them in the offering plate or by calling the office by 4pm on Monday.

Permanent reservations are available as well but please be sure to let us know by 4pm on Monday if you cannot attend as we need as accurate a count as possible to know how much food to cook.

Pickups are available but please let us know on your reservation if you would like your meal(s) to go. Pickups should be made by no later than 6pm when the kitchen closes.

Menus and Programs

September 4th

Menu: Poppy Seed Chicken         

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘100% Accountable’ by David Buddenbaum

 

September 11th

Menu: Meatloaf

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ by Courtney Hart

 

September 18th

Menu: Chicken Alfredo

Program: 7 Mindsets – ‘Live to Give’ by Brooks Mewborn

 

September 25th

Menu: Roast Beef

Program: Program from our 2019 Mission Trip

 

Marvelous Moms – You Can Still Help

Although registration for Marvelous Moms is over, you can still help with any amount donated to help sponsor the event.

The cost per child is $175 so donations will be needed to help defray the cost.

Simply put “Marvelous Moms” in the “For” line for your donation before placing it in the offering plate. Thanks for your support!!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 24th from 2pm-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

You can make a difference!!

 

Level Up Community Outreach Basketball Program – Meals and Gatorade Needed!

Level Up is open to 5th-8th grade boys in the community. There is a short devotion, lots of basketball, and dinner at the end.

Volunteers are needed to donate Gatorades and/or meals to feed 15-20 boys and coaches attending our weekly basketball program.

If you would like to provide a meal, contact Marcie at mjgarringer@comcast.net.

 

Hart County Clothes Closet / Food Pantry

Please bring by your food donations to the boxes either in the Gathering Area, in the back of the Sanctuary, or bring them by the church office.

 

Preschool Community Service Project – Pet Bedding Items Drive

The Preschool’s current community service project is a drive to collect items such as old towels or blankets to be used for pet bedding as well as dog or cat food.

Items will be collected through Friday, September 13th.

 

Children’s Ministry – Important Information

All children must be checked in at the desk in the Children’s Area.

Each child gets a name sticker and parents will receive an sticker to be used when they pick up their children.

Anyone who is volunteering to help with Children and Youth must complete a special training session. If you missed the session on August 26th, you must contact JoAnn Stone for the make-up.

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