Monday, October 9, 2017

This Sunday, October 15th
Our laity serve a valuable role in the worship and life of the church.  Each week, we look for avenues of service that involves our church family.  On Sunday, October 15th, United Methodist Churches throughout the world will be celebrating Laity Sunday and you will notice many new faces leading us in worship, from the Welcome to the Message and Benediction.  We invite you to set aside this special day and join us in worship as we are led by our laity.


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What It Means…Prayer, Presence, Gifts, Service, Witness
Our 2018 Stewardship Journey began last week with a worship focus on Prayer.  This past Sunday, our focused theme was Presence.  This Sunday, we will be looking at our Gifts.  Each of these areas represent our commitment when we join the United Methodist Church in supporting her with our Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness.  Our Journey will continue with a Commitment Sunday on Sunday, Oct. 29th with Rev. Scott Fuller, Church Stewardship Director for Murphy Harpst, preaching.  We invite you to take an inventory of where you are in relationship to the Church and your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness.  
How might God be calling you to give of your time and talents?
Are you willing to make a commitment for 2018 that the Church can count on as it makes program and ministry plans?
Is there an opportunity for you to step-up and increase your financial commitment for the new year?
We are excited to see what God will be doing in the Church for 2018.

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Tonight at 6pm in the Parlor
All committee members are encouraged to attend.


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Senior Trip

It is apple time again!  Seniors will be going to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA and Panorama Orchards/Red Apple Barn in Ellijay, GA on Tuesday, October 17th.  We will be having lunch at the Southern Charm Restaurant and browse the shops in Blue Ridge.  The cost will be lunch ($11+) and gas for the bus (approximately $5).  A sign-up sheet is on the gathering room table.  For further information, please contact Linda Allison at 770.748.7562.


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The United Methodist Children’s Home Offering

This Sunday, October 15th

The annual Amazing Grace Offering is a special offering that is taken once a year across churches in The North GA Conference of The United Methodist church to provide funding to support and expand The Children’s Home mission and four programs – Foster Care, Family Housing, Independent Living, and Transitional Living.  The Children’s Home envisions a world where every child is raised in a loving compassionate, and nurturing home.


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Samaritan House Volunteer Week

October 9th – 13th

For further information, please contact Sharon Riel at 770.748.4704.


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This year the Christmas parade is December 7th.  The theme is Christmas Across the Silver Screen – so otherwise any Christmas movie.  We have chosen, ” A Christmas Carol.”  We will be decorating the float and will need several people portraying the characters in the story to ride on the float.  We would like to start working on the trailer as soon as we can!  Anyone with any ideas are welcome so ponder how we can make this float the best.  For questions or sharing your ideas, please contact Jen Henley (706.936.5093) or Kay Brogdon (770.748.6576).



We will be having a beginners crochet class on October 25th, at 6:45pm, in which we will cover the basics of crochet using the online tutorials from the Crochet Crowd.  The class will be $8 in order to cover the cost of materials.  If you already know how to crochet and/or knit, please contact Danette Thompson at 770.324.5240 in order to find out you can help with this project. 

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A Birthday Party Provides Another Opportunity for Service

Murphy Harpst Children’s Centers has a monthly birthday party for the children who have birthdays in that month.  Your missions committee has signed Cedartown First up to host the party for November birthdays.  The date will be Saturday, November 18th, and volunteers are needed.  If you would like to help with this birthday celebration there is a sign-up sheet on the gathering room table.  Thank you for considering this opportunity for service.   


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Come join us for supper each Wednesday night at 6pm. Prices are $7 for Adults & $5 for Kids.

On the menu this week:  Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Garlic Toast, Pineapple Dessert, & Drink


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Outreach Sunday this Sunday, October 15th, 12pm

Children’s Church Room


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Each Monday morning at 8am, Huddle House – Cedartown

Each Tuesday morning at 7am, Bojangles’


Monday, October 16th, 6:30pm, Jefferson’s – Cedartown


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If you have need for accessing the internet, you may choose the CFUMC Guest network for your internet needs.  The password is cfumcGuest.  

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Candace Hoover; Donna Harris’ brother; Blanche & Ken Kulp; Georgia Kines; Benny Sprayberry; Kathy Carter; Jim Vincent, Jimmy Lloyd; Linda Allison; Cece Crochet; Jane Wyatt; Gilda Morris; Virginia Foster; Pecolia Ann Hughes; Ditsy Hajosy; Ann Kilgo; Tim Criswell & family; Kelly Usher; Rev. Susan Taylor; Rev. Clay Jacobs; Rev. Gene Sheffield; Andy Banister; Margaret Bowen; Bernice Hopper; Leon Morris; Lois Tuck; Vicki York; the Todd Family in Missions; the Thomas Family in Missions

If you would like to be added to our church prayer list notifications, please contact Pastor Mike to have your email added at  Prayer requests are sent once or twice a week to this prayer group.

Monday, October 9, 2017