Cedartown First E-News Blast Monday, October 8, 2018


From a Confirmand’s perspective …

During our Confirmation retreat, I had a great experience with my friends, worshipping, and enjoying nature. Glisson was a very cool experience for me because it was my first time going there and being at a camp other than the one I go to almost every summer in Alabama. It was also a pretty big milestone for me in my journey of joining the Methodist Church. The retreat was a good bonding experience for everyone who went because we all got to share our faith and enjoy ourselves together. My favorite thing we did on the trip together was sitting out under the stars while talking with our counselors/leaders. I also really enjoyed doing a “creek-hike” to the falls. Altogether, I had a great experience on the Confirmation retreat at Glisson!”

(Emmajean is the teenage daughter of Jeff and Stephanie Clay and a sophomore at Rome High School.  Jeff and Stephanie joined our church family this past Sunday and have taken an active role in the life and ministry of our church.)

Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper

Come join us on Wednesday nights at 6pm for supper.  Prices are $7 for Adults & $5 for Kids.  Please make your reservations by Tuesday at noon by clicking on the link below.  On the menu for October 10th:  Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Whole Kernel Corn, Garlic Toast, Brownie ala mode, & Drink


We offer ministries for infants, children, youth and adults.  We have a nursery available for infants beginning at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Ministries for children and youth from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and choir at 7:00 p.m.  We will also be offering seasonal studies on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. as well.

Special Guest at Fellowship Supper on Wednesday

On Wednesday, October 10th, we have a special guest at Fellowship Supper.  Rev. Scott Fuller who is the Advancement and Stewardship Officer at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers will tell us about the services provided there.  Please plan to attend and welcome him to Cedartown First.


The Varsity Food Truck is Coming to Cedartown First!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 17th, from 6 – 7 p.m., for The Varsity supper.  Electronic orders can be placed by clicking the link below or by visiting our website.  Paper order forms are located on the table in the Gathering Room.  Be sure and invite your family and friends!



We are excited to welcome the newest members of Cedartown First.   Welcome home Jeff and Stephanie Clay.  Their mailing address is 520 Lakeview Drive, Cedartown, GA, phone 770.550.6313 (J), 770.241.1072 (S), and email is sclay5359@gmail.com.

United Methodist Women Flea Market Meeting

Anyone interested in the operation of the UMW Annual Flea Market Sale are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, October 16th, at 10 a.m., in the Keith Loveless Classroom.  We will discuss any problems from the past Flea Market and look at ideas that could improve future sales.

The First United Methodist Church Fall Festival
Saturday, October 27th from 6:00-8:00pm

We are very excited to be planning our annual Fall Festival!  We would love for you to help us make this event a success.  We are currently in need of volunteers for trunks in our trunk or treat activities, people to help with games and welcoming new guests, and cakes for the cake walk.  If you would like to help us with this event, please text or call Jen Henley at (770) 710-4663.  Thank you for your support!

A Music Road trip & Dinner

Available to the first 15 reservations, a music lovers group will be taking the church bus to First United Methodist Church of Carrollton for a fall afternoon of music.  Janice Joyce Robinson (flute), Cheryl G. Childers (piano), Tony Childers (organ), Scott Keesey (percussion), Linda McCormick (soprano), and the Fire Choir of First Methodist will join together in multiple combinations to present a program of uplifting music to nurture the soul.

Fall into . . .
 Peace for your soul
 Love for varied harmonies
 Joy for glorious sounds
 . . .  through music.

Music from the pens of famous composers like Rachmaninoff, Bach, Rutter, Copeland, and Sibelius will provide an exciting musical tapestry for all to enjoy. Composers La Forge, Doppler, and Debussy will help to round out the program. In addition, the musicians’ creativity will also inspire you as their talents combine with the children’s voices in a setting of Amazing Grace.

This concert will be presented at Carrollton First United Methodist Church on October 14th at 4:00 P.M. in the main sanctuary. A love offering will be taken. The church is located at 206 Newnan Street in historic downtown Carrollton, Georgia.

Our traveling band of music lovers will meet in the back parking lot at 2:45, enjoy a wonderful concert and a pleasing dinner on the square (Dutch), and return to Cedartown First.   Others driving separately are invited to caravan/carpool and dine with our group and possibly meet the musicians. 

To make your reservation, please contact the church office by Friday at noon.  Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a one of a kind adventure.

Prayer List and New Ministry

Elaine Boring; Jill Fortner; Debra Hoffmann; Mattie Lou Peal; Roger Hajosy; Alex Fidorchek; Brenda Madden; Rev. Harvey Palmer; Gilda Morris; Lindsey Kendrick; Jim Vincent; Kim Williams; Ann Kilgo; Rev. Susan Taylor; Rev. Clay Jacobs; Andy Banister; Margaret Bowen; Betty Ann Greenway; Dr. Richard Hays; Bernice Hopper; Pecolia Ann Hughes; Leon Morris; Sharon Riel; 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:  Marietta Street UMC & Rev. Bobby Church           

This Week’s Prayer School:  Rockmart High School & Principal Robyn Teems

Prayer Ministry Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

We have a new ministry at Cedartown First … A Prayer Journey.  We meet every Wednesday in the Sanctuary at 9 a.m. for a time of reflection and prayer.  This will be an excellent way to start your day and re-energize your mid-week.  You are invited to come and be a part of this journey as we seek greater depth in our relationship with God, with His heart for our church and community, and with one another.

Homebound/Shut-in Spotlight

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.)

Deadlines for Bulletin and Monday Email Articles

Please email your articles to Reba at rroberts@cedartownfumc.org or you may bring them by the church office.  Deadlines are as follows:  Sunday bulletin – Tuesdays by 2 p.m.; Monday email – Thursdays by 2 p.m.  We ask for your patience as we create these communication tools.  The church office reserves the right to edit articles for length and content and every effort will be made to include all submissions but this may not always be possible.

Serving in Worship … Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ushers:  Edward Graves – Captain,
Norman Smith, Brad McFall, Leonard Brogdon, & Bob Worthington
Acolytes:  Anna-Lauren Smith & Savannah Corbin

Sunday’s Sermon … Sunday, October 14, 2018

“What Will It Take?”
Mark 10:35-45
Rev. Mike Broome

Coming Up …

Men’s Fellowship … Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30 a.m., Bojangles’
June Jewell Circle … Tuesday, October 10th, 10am, Fellowship Hall
A Prayer Journey with the Pastor … Wednesday, October 3rd, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Nominations Committee … Wednesday, October 10th, 5 p.m., Loveless Classroom
Fellowship Supper … Wednesday, October 10th, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Children’s Bible Study … Wednesday, October 10th, 6:30 p.m., Children’s Room
Fellowship Breakfast … Sunday, October 14th, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Sunday School … Sunday, October 14th, 10 a.m., Educational Bldg
Worship Service … Sunday, October 14th, 11 a.m., Sanctuary

Here To Serve You … Our Staff

George Barton, Organist, gbarton@cedartownfumc.org
Elaine Boring, Church Hostess, eboring@cedartownfumc.org
Joe Colquitt, Director of Student Ministries, jcolquitt@cedartownfumc.org
Alane Davis, Learning Center Director, adavis@cedartownfumc.org
Cam Lorys, Nursery, clorys@cedartownfumc.org
Reba Roberts, Church Secretary, rroberts@cedartownfumc.org
Don Robinson, Chancel Choir Director, drobinson@cedartownfumc.org
Danette Thompson, Director of Children’s Ministry, drthompson@cedartownfumc.org
Rev. Michael S. Broome, Sr. Pastor, mbroome@cedartownfumc.org

Our Presence & Gifts for October 7, 2018

Sunday School:  Not Reported    11am Worship Svc:  110     This Sunday Last Year:  98

Offerings:  $  7,076;  Weekly Required:  $  6,873
Budget Receipts to Date:    $  220,841
Budget Required to Date:  $ 274,946
Below Budget to Date:       $  -54,105
Actual Budget to Date:      $ -21,286

Cedartown First E-News Blast Monday, October 8, 2018