Ephesians 1:9 "He has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ."
Since the beginning of time, people have struggled to know, “the will of God.” In fact, much of the Old Testament could be written in terms of people in search to know God’s will. Through Creation, we have come to understand God’s power. Through the giving of the Law to Moses, we have come to understand what is and is not acceptable to God. However, it wasn’t until the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ that we have been able to understand the depth of God’s love, God’s desire to share a relationship with us, and God’s offer to us of eternity. Now, that mystery need no longer remain a mystery.
* May 1 - Confirmation & Holy Communion Sunday
Next Steps Part 4: "Honeymoon Phase - How do I keep my walk with God fresh?" Various Scripture Passages
* May 8 - Ascension Sunday & Mother's Day - "What's the Weather like?" Psalm 23 & Psalm 19:14 Sharon Bell will be preaching.
* May 15 - Day of Pentecost & Graduation Sunday - "Born to be Wild" Acts 2
* May 22 - Trinity Sunday - "Once. Twice. Three times my Savior" Various Scripture Passages
* May 29 - "He's Still God" Daniel 3:17-18
Duck Race to Benefit Family Promise
Come join us for the first ever Downtown Dalton Duck Race on May 21 to support our local Family Promise. You can "adopt" a duck to be raced downtown for $5.00 each. The race will begin at 5 p.m. in front of the Dalton Depot. Live local Christian groups from our area churches will perform from 3 until 8 p.m. Inflatables and other fun activities will be available for all ages.You can purchase a duck online at familypromiseofwhitfield.com or in our church office with Tammy.
This race benefits Family Promise, a local ministry of 15 churches that provides assistance to the needy families in our area plus a homeless shelter that serves families with children. For more information call # 706.529.4637.
~ Carlene Mutter
Relationship Enrichment Opportunities
*Honoring Marriage Part I May 15, 3:30 - 5p.m.
*Honoring Marriage Part II August 21, 3:30 - 5p.m.
*Honoring Marriage and Family Sermon Series August & September
* Romantic Adventure Marriage Retreat November 11-13, 2016
Clothing Drive for Food Pantry Families
VUMC Food Pantry will be hosting a clothing distribution for our Food Pantry families Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
We will be accepting Spring and Summer clothing of all sizes and shoes on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 5pm.
Help is also needed during that time to sort the clothes. Please, no rips or stains. Any questions, call Rhonda Suarez 706.270.2355.
Due to severe weather Sunday, the decision was made to reschedule the Family Fun Day until Sunday May 22, in Dawnville from 4- 7 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of faith, fun, food, games & fellowship. This day will be in conjunction with our confirmation class celebration. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish and drink to share! We will be celebrating some Baptisms as well! Location Address: 338 Moody Branch Way Dalton, GA 30721
VUMC Goes to The Lookouts Game
Order your tickets now for our family night at the Lookouts game Monday, June 27. The game starts at 7:15 p.m., but we will meet at the church around 5:30 to carpool and ride in church vans. Tickets are only $5 per person and kids get a FREE hot dog and drink at the game!!! Deadline to reserve and pay for tickets is Sunday, May 22. Please see Ambyr Gallegly to order your tickets, email@example.com.
Help Us Grow
Electronic giving is a convenient, consistent way to help VUMC grow!
Varnell UMC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the internet. You can also give easily by text.
Click on the Online Giving button. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
You can make make a contribution to VUMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 706-620-4587 with the amount you would like to contribute.
GROW Day Camp at Varnell UMC
June 20 – 24
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Rising 1st – 6th Graders Cost: $135.00
Registration has begun! Online registration is highly recommended. Register at www.GrowDayCamps.org. The cost is $135, and the camp is limited to 50 children. Therefore, those interested must register online as soon as possible. Need information? Contact Misti Hulsey firstname.lastname@example.org.
DALTON STATE BASKETBALL CAMP AT VUMC
*JULY 25, 26, and 27
*10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Rising 3rd-8th Grade
* Cost: $40 includes t-shirt
* Register soon by email.
* Limited availability. Contact Stephen Streett to register
* Include in your email: parents name, child’s name, age
grade and emergency contact #.
Prayer Request Guidelines
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME
SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ email@example.com or call the church office at (706) 694-8023.
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 5 P.M. UNTIL 9 A.M. - NIGHT TIME
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, AND HOLIDAYS SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Bill Davidson @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text at (423) 432-3635.
FORMAT OF PRAYER REQUESTS:
* LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WISH TO SHARE.
* IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF REQUESTS ARE WORDED EXACTLY AS YOU WANT DISTRIBUTED.
* FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME OF THOSE WE ARE PRAYING FOR IS ALWAYS A PLUS.
PRAYER CHAIN MEMBERS:
* IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE LIST TO RECEIVE PRAYER REQUESTS AND UPDATES (AND ARE NOT ALREADY RECEIVING THEM) PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
TO TAMMY OR BILL.
* PRAYER REQUEST AND UPDATES WILL OFTEN ARRIVE DAILY TO YOUR INBOX SOMETIMES WITH URGENT UPDATES. YOU MAY RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE
EMAIL PER DAY. QUESTIONS? CALL TAMMY OR BILL.