Cedartown First E-News Blast Monday, November 5, 2018

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This Is My Journey

Please plan to attend this special day planned for our confirmands this Sunday, November 11th, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

Seniors On The Go

We are planning an Apple Trip to the mountains this Thursday, November 8th.  We will depart from the church at 9:00 a.m. and travel to the Blue Ridge Mercier Orchards and also have lunch there at the Southern Charm Restaurant.  On the way back home, we will stop at Panorama Orchards/Red Barn at Ellijay.  The sign-up sheet is on the Gathering Room table or you may contact Ken & Linda Allison at 404.277.8975 for further information.  Hope you can attend this fun trip.

 Wednesday Night Fellowship Supper

Come join us on Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. for supper.  Prices are $7 for Adults & $5 for Kids.  Please make your reservations by Tuesday at noon by visiting our website and clicking on the sign-up link or clicking on the link below.

On the menu for November 7th:
Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy,
Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Applesauce Spiced Cake, & Drink


You’re Invited!  Dinner Community Fundraiser at Jefferson’s – Cedartown

Join us today, November 5th, at Jefferson’s Cedartown for a dine-out benefiting Murphy-Harpst!  10% of the day’s sales will go to benefit Christmas for the kids at Murphy-Harpst.  Come join us for some delicious food and fun while helping some of Georgia’s most vulnerable children.

CFUMC to Help UMCOR Restock Hygiene Kits this Wednesday 

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) distributes relief kits when there is a natural disaster.  There is now a need to restock their relief kits such as cleaning buckets and hygiene kits because the demand due to the recent hurricane disaster.  These kits will go to a UMCOR relief supply depot and be stored there until there is a request for them; then they are shipped to those who need them.  On Wednesday, November 7th, following Fellowship Supper, we will assemble hygiene kits.  Hygiene kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of natural disasters.  The needed supplies will already have been purchased and we will assemble the kits.  Please plan to be present and participate in this activity.

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Soup for the Samaritan House

The Samaritan House, an emergency food pantry in Cedartown, currently needs soup.  To help meet that need, CFUMC will have a Soup for the Samaritan House Drive.   No pack-a-sack this time — just bring your cans of soup as you come to church.  There will be a box for soup collection in the Gathering Room and another one in Fellowship Hall. Sunday School classrooms will also have a container for collecting soup cans. This Soup Collection will run for the first two full weeks in November or from now until November 18.  Please plan to bring your contribution of soup during this time and help the Samaritan House re-stock their supply of soup.  The missions committee hopes you will support this way of giving to the Samaritan House and help them help those who need food assistance at this time. 

Children & Youth Christmas Program

It’s time to begin preparing for our children and youth Christmas Program. Rehearsals will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights following supper starting this Wednesday, November 7th. The Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 23rd during our 11:00 a.m. service.  A special thanks goes out to Erin Casey for heading up this wonderful program. We hope to see all of you there!

 “Hanging of the Greens” Sign-Ups

Now until November 25th, you are encouraged to sign up to participate in the “Hanging of the Greens” service on November 28th by lighting a candle or hanging a wreath.  Sign-up sheets will be located in the Sunday school rooms, Gathering Room, and Fellowship Hall for your convenience.

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We will have a theme for Advent (four weeks before Christmas) that will include yard signs, banners, invite cards and social media advertising.  Let’s invite Cedartown to a wonderful season of “Unwrapping the real meaning of the season” for 2018.  Be on the lookout for more to come.

Coming Up at Cedartown First for the Holidays

Be on the lookout for our creative advertising as we invite the community to our themed Advent season … “What It’s Really All About … Unwrap the true meaning with us this Christmas”.  You can help by inviting and welcoming, placing posters and yard signs and handing out invite cards.  Here is our holiday line up with more to come.

Annual Chili Cook-off – Wednesday, November 28th, at 6pm
Hanging of the Greens Service at 7pm

Choir Christmas Cantata – Sunday, December 9th, at 11am

Blue Christmas Service – Thursday, December 20th, at 7pm

Children’s Christmas Program – Sunday, December 23rd, at 11am

Christmas Eve Services – Monday, December 24th
Service of Lessons & Carols at 6pm
Candlelight & Holy Communion at 11pm

Methodism 101

A new learning opportunity for our church family.  You are invited to enroll in this FREE online course and learn at your own pace.  You will be asked to set up an account and can enroll and login at your convenience.  At the end of the class, you will receive a certificate of completion.  Go to … https://www.umctraining.org/product?catalog=What-It-Means-to-be-United-Methodist.

 United Methodist Women

“World Thanks & Giving”
Tuesday, November 6th, 10 a.m., Keith Loveless Classroom

Please bring a little extra for this special offering.

Christmas Back Home

Classic Hits with a Delightful Twist!

Christmas Back Home

Camp Glisson Campers

The 2019 summer schedule is now posted on Glisson’s website.  There is a new registration system in place so returning campers will need to create a new account and fill in the information required.  For further information, please visit their website at glisson.org.

Campus Crawl
February 28th – March 3rd, 2019

Campus Crawl is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th through 12th grade students to United Methodist campus ministries featuring our Georgia United Methodist Colleges and Universities.  In one weekend, high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist Colleges and Universities in Georgia, as well as, meet several Wesley Foundations on public university campuses.  For further information, please visit the following link:  http://www.umcommission.org/campuscrawl

E.L.I – Experiential Leadership Institute

Most people never dive deeply into who God created them to be and how God created them to lead.  ELI is specifically designed to be that deep dive.  It’s not a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It’s a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community.  Highly trained coaches guide rising 11-12th graders to discover their God-given gifts, reflect on what it means to function as a Christian community, and practice servant leadership while making a difference as day camp counselors.  Check out the link and to register, scholarships available, at www.elileader.org

Prayer List

Elizabeth Schroeder; Sheri Hunter, Abigail Bryant; Jean Casey; Mike Pittman; Rev. Dave Grove; Jim Vincent; Brittany Cape; Jill Fortner; Debra Hoffmann; Mattie Lou Peal; Roger Hajosy; Alex Fidorchek; Brenda Madden; Rev. Harvey Palmer; Lindsey Kendrick; Kim Williams; Ann Kilgo; Rev. Susan Taylor; 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:   Lindsey Chapel UMC & Rev. Mike Stinson

This Week’s Prayer School:  Northside Elementary & Principal Kenny Wallace

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

Leon Morris
210 Lakeview Drive, Cedartown, GA  30125

(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, November 11, 2018

Ushers:  Allen Hunt – Captain
Norman Smith, Carver Bussey, Brad McFall,Leonard Brogdon, & Bob Worthington
Acolytes:  Confirmands

Coming Up …

Men’s Fellowship … Tuesday, November 6th, 7:30 a.m., Bojangles’
United Methodist Women … Tuesday, November 6th, 10 a.m., Loveless
A Prayer Journey with the Pastor … Wednesday, November 7th, 9 a.m., Sanctuary
Staff Meeting … Wednesday, November 7th, 4 p.m., The Border
Fellowship Supper … Wednesday, November 7th, 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Children’s Play Practice … Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m., Children’s Room
Re-Stock UMCOR Hygiene Kits … Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Youth Activities … Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m, Youth Room
Seniors on the Go … Wednesday, November 8th, 9 a.m., North GA Mountains
Pre-K Chapel … Thursday, November 8th, 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Fellowship Breakfast … Sunday, November 11th, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Sunday School … Sunday, November 11th, 10 a.m., Educational Bldg
Worship Service … Sunday, November 11th, 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 November 4, 2018

Sunday School:  51    11am Worship Svc:  108     This Sunday Last Year:  102

Offerings:  $  5,633;  Weekly Required:  $  6,873
Budget Receipts to Date:    $  242,824
Budget Required to Date:  $ 302,441
Below Budget to Date:       $  -59,617
Actual Budget to Date:      $ -28,105

Cedartown First E-News Blast Monday, November 5, 2018