October Sermons

*October 7 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion
"No Fooling God" Acts 5:1-11 -- Communion is for The Green House/World Communion Sunday

*October 14 - 21 Sunday after Pentecost
"Not Just a Few Minutes" Acts 6:1-7

*October 21 - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost
"No Buying God" Acts 8:4-24

*October 28 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
"God Calls Each of Us" Acts 9:1-9a--Aldersgate Homes Offering

The Barefoot Project

It’s that time again – for “new shoes” going to West VA for the children.
 Name cards with shoe sizes needed for each “specific” child will be available Sunday, September 23, in the lobby. You may choose as many name cards as you want to buy shoes for.
 Please have the NEW shoes with name cards at the church by Sunday, October 21. (The name cards should be tucked into the shoes.) If you have questions, see Barbara Marrero or call her @ (706) 264-1373.

UMCOR Hurricane Florence Relief Fund & Now Hurricane Michael Too!

IIf you would like to give to UMCOR to help the areas and victims devastated by Hurricane Florence or Hurricane Michael, please make your check out to Varnell United Methodist Church with Account #3154 and “Hurricane Florence Relief” or “Hurricane Michael Relief” on the memo line. Please make sure you differentiate which fund you want your donation to go to. As always, 100% of your donation goes to the people and areas that are affected. If you cannot give, please pray for all the people involved in both these devasting storms. .

Simone’s Kids Presentation

There will be a Simone’s Kids presentation Sunday, November 4 here at VUMC at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Simone Puccinelli, founder of Simone’s Kids will be presenting a documentary of the Simone’s Kids Story. Tickets are $3.00, drinks and popcorn will be furnished. Plan to come listen, learn and experience this special mission!

Sermons

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Varnell UMC Calendar

Prime Timers Trip!

The Prime Timers will head for Ellijay and Dahlonega on Thursday, October 25 for our annual trip to the Smith House for lunch. Then, we may do a little shopping in the quaint town of Dahlonega then go to the R & A Apple Orchard in Ellijay where we will have our desserts of delicious apple pies and ice cream.

Of course, we will all leave there with a bundle of our favorite apples. The van will leave the Varnell parking lot at 9:00 a.m. (note time change) and should return around 6 - 7 p.m. If you would like to join us, please contact Grethel Giddens no later than Sunday, October 21 in order to let the Smith House know how many to expect.

Trunk or Treat at VUMC

Who likes to trick or treat? Who loves to spend time with others having fun, fellowship and food? Well, then, come on out to our Trunk or Treat at Varnell United Methodist. We will have a light supper, hayride, crafts in the gym and the Kona Ice truck. To finish off the evening you will get to go trick-or-treating at amazingly creative decorated trunks. So, use your imagination and get that trunk decorated to give out candy to all the kids, put on that perfect costume and come on out on Sunday October 28 for our Trunk or Treat. If you have any questions just contact Misti Hulsey [email protected] or 706-271-8420.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018 Where: Varnell UMC Time: 6:30-8:00 (Trick or Treat begins at 7:15)

Online & Text Giving

There are many ways you can support the ministries of VUMC. We continue to offer traditional Sunday morning giving (offering).
You can also 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.
To give online, go to www.varnellumc.org and click on Online Giving.

Prayer Request Guidelines

PRAYER REQUESTS GUIDELINES
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ [email protected] 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 @ [email protected] 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 UPDATE (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.
* 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.

Community Groups at VUMC

We need to be in community with each other. Jesus saw the need for this and the early church began in homes and communities. People need people. We cannot do life alone. We currently have several small groups within our church and community. From in-home groups to Bible study and prayer groups. God has placed on my heart a strong desire to see to it that every church attendee and visitor is involved in a community group. There is a listing in the bulletin of all of the community group opportunities we have at VUMC.
Why join a VUMC community group?
• Fellowship caring for one another emotionally, spiritually and physically
• Ministry taking on a mission project either in the church or in the community
• Worship praying and possibly even singing together
• Discipleship studying God's word and applying it to life together