Holy Week … Sunday, March 25th – Sunday, April 1st
Maundy Thursday Service & Holy Communion … Thursday, March 29th, 7pm, Sanctuary
Good Friday … Friday, March 30th (Church Office & Preschool Closed)
Community Easter Egg Hunt … Saturday, March 31st, 12:30pm, Big Springs
(followed with coffee, doughnuts, hot chocolate and fellowship)
St. Patrick’s Day Fellowship Supper
Come join us Wednesday night at 6pm for supper. Prices are $7 for Adults & $5 for Kids. March 14th Menu: Irish Beef Stew, Cabbage Slaw, Irish Biscuits, Chocolate Mint Cake, & Drink.
UMCOR Sunday will be on March 25th
For us at Cedartown First UMC, UMCOR Sunday will be celebrated on March 25th. UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
UMCOR Sunday is a crucial Sunday for us because it is a day we come together to empower our disaster relief arm of Global Ministries, UMCOR, for an entire year. If you remember:
• When hurricanes Harvey, Maria, & Irma slammed Texas, Louisiana, Florida, & Puerto Rico in 2017, UMCOR was there.
• When wildfires ravaged thousands of homes in the West & Southeast, UMCOR was there.
• When refugees & migrants around the world needed help, UMCOR was there.
• When a mudslide in Sierra Leone killed more than 500 people & destroyed 2,000 homes, UMCOR was there.
They were there because of UMCOR Sunday.
This Special Sunday covers the operating costs of UMCOR, which allows the relief agency to be where it needs to be, when it needs to be there, for as long as it needs to be there. It allows UMCOR to funnel earmarked donations directly to the designated project.
Our donations on UMCOR Sunday will help make sure that UMCOR can go wherever people are in a critical need. Please prayerfully consider how you will support the work of UMCOR on March 25th.
We have a wonderfully dedicated group of ladies who meet on Wednesday evenings for learning, fellowship, and serving while creating beautiful prayer shawls. Once prayed over and consecrated, these shawls are carefully wrapped and delivered during pastoral visits with our Homebound and Sick. If you would like to learn how you can support or become a part of this ministry, please contact Danette Thompson at (770) 324-5240 or email email@example.com.
United Methodist Women News …
Please note that the UMW Annual Banquet will be held at Rome First UMC on Monday, April 2nd. Reservations need to be in by Wednesday, March 14th. The charge is $15. If interested, please contact Sara Anne Thomas at 770.748.4706 to reserve your spot.
The District UMW will be working on an Ubauntu Service Project on March 23rd – 24th, at the UMCOR Warehouse in Decatur, AL. For further information, please visit the Rome-Carrollton Women’s Group March 2018.
The District Mission Trip will be June 24th – 30th, Lumberton, North Carolina, for the Disaster Relief from Hurricane Matthew. For further information, please contact Cindi Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-233-2286.
Who Am I … a Spotlight on Our Staff
As this ministry continues to grow and with the uptick in illnesses this past Winter, we are making several adjustments to keep you and your family healthy and safe while allowing for a wonderful dining experience.
Beginning this Wednesday, we will be serving from the long table located inside the kitchen, inviting our guests to enter thru one door and exit thru the other. We are working to receive delivery of our prepared meals in a way that allows us to keep them properly heated and served. We will continue to serve drinks and desserts at the outside tables.
We will be utilizing a team of servants for serving to limit the passing of possible germs via the serving utensils and to help control portions so that everyone gets a plate (we do ask that those who have been served once, wait until everyone has gone through the line before receiving seconds).
While this is meant to be a fellowship dinner in the church, we realize that some may need to take their meals as “to-go” due to other commitments. We want to honor your time with us as well and ask that those desiring “to-go” meals wait until all who are dining in are served first and then we can meet your “to-go” needs.
Welcome To Our Newest Member
Mrs. Maryse James
125 Jule Peek Avenue, Cedartown, GA 30125, 770.748.3450
We are excited to welcome you home!
Just a reminder that it’s time for renewal of Murphy-Harpst Auxiliary memberships or a good time to join if not yet a member. Dues are only $10 and donations are welcomed. Membership forms are on the cabinet in the Gathering Room. Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of each month. Please come join is.
Each week, our community prayer ministry is a ministry in action. You are invited to join us in prayer…
Sandra Galloway; Spencer Willis; Keith Robinson; Gilda Morris; Kathy Carter; Rev. Harvey Palmer; Gregg Ledbetter; Ann Kilgo; Linda Galloway; Dawn Townsend; Katie Anderson; Jan and Tom Nielson; Patty Miller; Ingrid Nissen; Danny Jackson; Leslie McFall’s father; Rev. Floyd Tenney; Rev. Susan Taylor; Rev. Gene Sheffield; Rev. Clay Jacobs; Andy Banister; Margaret Bowen; Betty Ann Greenway; Dr. Richard Hays; Bernice Hopper; Pecolia Ann Hughes; Leon Morris; Jimmy Russell; Lois Tuck; Vicki York; Lyle Thomas Family in ministry to St. Petersburg, Russia; Beth Brown Todd Family in ministry to Brazil
This Week’s Prayer Church: Cave Spring UMC & Rev. John Page
For our local school – Northside Elementary, administration, staff and students.
For our city and county elected officials.
For our church staff and leadership.
God has called us to prayer and is doing something wonderful. Won’t you join the prayer team this week.
Margaret Bowen, Creekside Pines Apt. 316, 1011 Merchants Dr., Dallas, GA 30132
(Each week, we will list the name and address for a specific individual and ask that you specifically pray for them and send a note or card of encouragement. Thank you for letting them know we still care and have not forgotten them.)
New Staff Emails
We have set-up new ministry emails for all of our staff to ease in communication and for consistency. Please note our new email addresses which are configured as “first initial last name @cedartownfumc.org.”
George Barton, Organist, email@example.com
Elaine Boring, Church Hostess, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kendall Canter, Director of Children’s Ministry, email@example.com
Joe Colquitt, Director of Student Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alane Davis, Learning Center Director, email@example.com
Cam Lorys, Nursery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reba Roberts, Church Secretary, email@example.com
Don Robinson, Chancel Choir Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Michael S. Broome, Sr. Pastor, email@example.com
Serving in Worship … Sunday, March 18, 2018
Ushers: Hal Cottle – Captain, Gerald Roberds, Mike McRae, & Zack Freeman
Acolytes: Sam Smith & Jillian Woods
Children’s Moment: Rachel Graves
Children’s Church: Kendall Canter & Rachel Graves