• Run For God has begun! Come Join Us!
  • New Stephen Ministry Class begins August 20!
  • Kids Club - Welcome Back Party! Sept. 6 @ 6:30p
  • The Shack Community Discussion Group - Begins Aug 22 @ 7 p.m.
  • Church-Wide Camping Trip - October 6 - 8 @ Ft Mountain State Park
  • Men's Breakfast: September 10 - RSVP to 706 694-8023 by September 1!
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A Word from The Pastor:  

Ephesians 4:25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

Speak the truth in love today. Be transparent. Pretend relationships fail.

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August Sermons

*August 6 - Holy Communion & Blessing of the Backpacks" - "Diving Deep Part I: A CAT IN A TREE" - Matthew 14:13-21
*August 14 - "Diving Deep Part II: WIMPS OR WATER WALKERS" - Matthew 14:22-33
*August 20 - "Diving Deep Part III: THIS WOMAN WAS A FIGHTER" - Matthew 15"21-28
*August 27 - "Diving Deep Part IV: WHO IS THIS MAN?" - Matthew 16:13-20

The Shack Community Discussion Group

This group study resumes Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm in room 201. Participants are asked to read the book before the first session or at least see the movie (both would be great).

Contact Jeff Turner at 706-459-8579 or jeffreyturner1962@gmail.com for more information and to sign up.

Kids Club NEWS

Join us Wednesday September 6, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. for our “Back To Kids Club” party. We will have the Kona ice truck here and lots of fun. Kids Club is for kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. So, kids, come and have a blast - bring a friend! Parents will need to fill out registration forms on this night.

Run For God – Come Join Us!

Another Run for God 5K Challenge has already begun. Anyone is welcome. Running and walking will be at the Coahulla Creek High School Track at 8:00 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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Men’s Breakfast

Calling all men!! Join us for a delicious men’s breakfast in the gym at VUMC Sunday, September 10 at 7:30am. Please rsvp by September 1st by calling Tammy in the church office 706-694-8023 or email tammy@varnellumc.org.

New Stephen Ministers To Be Trained

Since we began using the Stephen Ministry Series here at VUMC, we have seen the great value of a lay caring ministry. Another training class for Stephen Ministers will begin Sunday, August 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Give serious consideration to this question: “Would my gifts and talents be put to good use as a Stephen Minister?”

Kid’s Club News

Join us Wednesday September 6, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. for our “Back To Kids Club” party. We will have the Kona ice truck here and lots of fun. Kids Club is for kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. So, kids, come and have a blast - bring a friend. Parents will need to fill out registration forms on this night.

Church-Wide Camping Trip

Camping at Fort Mountain State Park October 6 -8

October is a great time for camping, so let’s go! You will need to make your own reservation soon at http://www.gastateparks.org/info/fortmt/ or call Reservations at 1-800-864-7275. A Parkpass is required for all vehicles. Price for parkpasses are not included with the reservation. ParkPass fees are as follows: 1-12 passenger vehicles $5 per day.

Fort Mountain has fully equipped cottages, a campground and backpacking campsites. We are planning to have some group activities Friday and Saturday with potluck picnic after the 10:45am service on Sunday at 1pm at private picnic shelter at Fort Mountain. We will have both services and Sunday school at VUMC that Sunday.

Even if you don’t go camping with us, join us on Sunday for a potluck dinner at Fort Mountain followed by some afternoon activities. Contact Dan Harrell with any questions 706-537-0111.

Text To Give

You can now contribute to VUMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 706.620.4587 with the amount you would like to contribute. To give online, go to www.varnellumc.org and click on Online Giving.

Prayer Request Guidelines

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ tammy@varnellumc.org 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 @ williamrdavidson@gmail.com 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.