Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
We love to meet you during one of our Sunday Services: 8:30 or 10:30 am.
Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 am
Acadia National Park in Maine is one of the grandest places you will find on the east coast. You could spend weeks there exploring the different trails, overlooks, and natural habitats that make up Mount Desert Island. Emma and I went there six years ago, and it is part of a small handful of “bucket list” items that we checked off and immediately said we wanted to experience again. The sunrises and sunsets are a part of the experience, but there was another part we did not anticipate: stargazing. On one of the beaches in the park they had guided stargazing, and in this remote area you could take in the vastness of the sky and make out stars you otherwise would never see.
Being under the stars that night reminded me of one of our passages for this Sunday, when the Lord instructed Abram to count the stars, if indeed he could count them all. This came in conjunction with a promise that his descendants would number as many as the number of stars in the sky. This was a bold promise, and one that likely seemed further away than even the stars he attempted to count. At the time he did not even have a child of his own; how could the Lord make such a promise?
Today we trace our spiritual heritage back to “Father Abraham”, a patriarch of the nation of Israel, which gave birth many generations later to Jesus Christ. Through Jesus we have been adopted into that family, and we count among the many descendants. This gives us a citizenship that is not of this world, and a lineage that is built upon promises that seem so far away. Part of our role as the church is to lean into God’s promises, even when they seem distant. What promises are we waiting on? How do we wait when a promise seems so far away? We will explore all of this Sunday, as we make our next “movement” towards God.
· Green Out this Sunday! – One of our favorite annual traditions is the “red out” on Pentecost, and this year we get another bonus experience like this as Saint Patrick’s Day falls on a Sunday. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun as a church, so you are invited to wear green and “green out” the sanctuary. (Okay green out the sanctuary sounds bad now that we type it out, but you get the point!)
· Save the Date! April 14th – Palm Sunday we will have our annual Easter Egg hunt, in conjunction with a cookout and a unique Sunday morning service. More info to come! Also be sure to donate filled Easter Eggs for the hunt!
· Food! – Tickets are on sale for Easter Hams (April 20th), the Wesley Glen Fish Fry (April 27th), and of course we have Wednesday Night Supper this next week. Please take note of all food related announcements and respond accordingly! Anthony
We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.
We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact Jamie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill.
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive.
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
Coming in February the North Central District will sponsor two separate mission studies. Saturday, February 4th will be at Dublin First. The studies available are “What About Our Money” and “Multiculturalism”. If you are interested, please respond quickly to Elaine or Cynthia so we can get the registration in by the deadline. The second study will be Saturday, February 16th at Rochelle UMC. This study will be our spiritual growth topic “Embracing Wholeness; An Earth Perspective of Covenantal Living”. Also in February, get ready for United Methodist Women Sunday, February 24th. Please think about what role you would like to take on this special Sunday as United Methodist Women, and let your circle leader know.
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Monday, 25th 11:00am (at Cheddars)
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
We meet most Thursday evenings and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Boy Scout Troop 400 meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Cub Scout Pack 400 meets on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
Meets Thursday mornings at 6:30am each week in the church Fellowship Hall, a new discipleship opportunity called "Prime Time" will be facilitated by our Associate Pastor Kevin Clotfelter. "Prime Time" will offer a set-apart time for biblical discussion in a small group format in addition to experiences of prayer and reflection. The purpose of Prime Time is to promote personal Christian growth of participating men and women while discovering authentic fellowship with believers desiring maturity in faith. Participants should plan to meet weekly on Thursday mornings promptly at 6:30am for less than an hour.
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You are invited to join us for study, fellowship, and of course, good coffee!
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
Join us as we study Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King. This book will remake you, reorient you and restore from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
Emma and Anthony are looking for individuals not currently part of a Sunday School Class. Each session is conversational and built around what is going on in our lives, the world, and various things that we are learning.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement.
We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall
Don Schall and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.
While Simon Peter's shortcomings are clearly on display in the Gospels,so also are his courage, his determination, his longing to follow Jesus even if it costs him his life. Join us as we start Adam Hamilton's Simon Peter-Flawed but Faithful Disciple.
Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary. You will be glad you did.
Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail