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Daily Word   I John 1:8 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

Self-awareness is a gift of God’s grace. If you have ever seen someone who has no self-awareness you know it is a tragic picture. Sometimes that lack of self-awareness takes the direction of thinking too little of ourselves. If that is the case, we miss the opportunity to see what God wants to do through us.

Other times, lack of self-awareness causes us to think too highly of ourselves. We fail to see our shortcomings and sinfulness. The key is to realize that we, like all people, fall short of the glory of God; but God, through God’s grace can redeem our shortcomings, sins, and lives. Today might be a good day to take a long look in your spiritual mirror. Click here for the Current Newsletter

Sermons in April

*April 5: "Where's the Hope?" John 20:1-8

*April 12: "Easter Aftereffects Acts 1:14

*April 19: "Awkward" John 21:1-19 and Revelation 5:11-14

*April 26: "What Do We Do Now?" John 13:31-35 &
Revelation 21:1-6


Sermons in May

*May 3: "I Promise" Psalm 139:1-18 & I Peter 2:9-10
Confirmation Sunday


*May 10: "The Skeletons in the Family Closet" Matthew 1:1-17
Mother's Day


*May 17: "Best Friends Forever (BFF)" John 15:9-17 & Acts 10:44-48

*May 24: "Pentecost Birthday Stories" Acts 2:1-21

*May 31: "God's Property Managers" Genesis 1:1-2a

Family Fun Day

Varnell UMC’s 2nd Annual Family Fun Day in Dawnville will be Sunday, May 3, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Come 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! Location Address: 338 Moody Branch Way Dalton, GA 30721

Imagine No Malaria

This year’s North Georgia’s Annual Conference 5K Race will benefit Imagine No Malaria. Over 650,000 people will die this year from a fully preventable and treatable disease. Our goal is to eliminate death and suffering from malaria on the African continent by the end of 2015. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, on Washington Street near the Classic Center in Athens, GA. It follows a route through downtown and along the river, ending behind the Classic Center warehouses off Foundry Street. Race coordinators: Stephen Streett, Mitchell Hollis and Dean Thompson. Register online at http://www.active.com/athens-ga/running/distance-running/run-for-god-north-ga-umc-conference-5k-2015.

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Vacation Bible School 2015

June may seem a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. Therefore, mark your calendars for June 7-10 because Vacation Bible School at Varnell UMC will take place earlier than usual due to other scheduled activities. This year’s program is called Everest, a fun filled, action-packed adventure empowering kids to overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. Kids will discover how God has the power to provide, to comfort, to heal, to forgive, and to love us forever. Bible stories, recreation, and exciting science experiments will all create memorable worship experiences and help the children impact the world with God’s Word. This wonderful VBS has something to offer all children from pre-K through fifth grade, so we hope to fill our church with children those four days. Don’t miss the fun!

Varnell UMC Welcomes Camp Glisson

June 22-26, 8:30AM -4:30PM Rising 1st - 6th Grades Cost: $125 Registration has begun! Online registration is highly recommended. Register online at www.GrowDayCamps.org. Spots will fill up fast! Pick up a brochure at any information desk.

VUMC Courageous Hearts Marriage Retreat at Winshape

October 16-18, 2015 For more details pick up a flyer at any information table. Registration is limited and this retreat will fill up fast. Interested participants will need to call Jeanie Ball at 706.368.6801 to register or request more information. Look for Marriage Retreat testimonies soon!

VUMC 101

Would You Like to Learn More About Varnell UMC? “VUMC 101” provides you with information about the Christian faith, United Methodist Church history, Varnell UMC church programs, church membership, and specific ways you can become involved. It also includes a tour of the church facilities. We will offer two new classes April 19 & 26 from 9:45 -10:30 a.m. during the Sunday school hour in Reverend Streett’s office. The atmosphere is relaxed, and all questions are welcomed. Contact Reverend Streett 706.694.8023 or stephen@varnellumc.org for more information. No reservations are required.

Uganda-Bound

Mason Satterfield will be heading to Uganda May 12th for two months to work at “God’s Hope Primary School”, a school founded by Simone’s Kids to minister to orphans and other at-risk children. The school currently has over 400 children enrolled. Mason is actively involved in this ministry and currently serves as its Vice President. If you would like to help towards the cost of Mason’s trip, make your check to Varnell Methodist Church and put “Acct No. 3128 – Mason Satterfield” on the memo line.

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