"The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying…
The story of Jonah is the story of a man who knew what God wanted of him, but he did not want to obey. We may try to walk away from God, but God never walks away from us. He will seek us out again and again. In the words of Francis Thompson, God is “The Hound of Heaven.” The best way to live is always God’s way!
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*February 1: Boy Scout Sunday and Holy Communion "Who is God"
*February 8: "Who am I?"
*February 15: Sharon Bell, preaching
*February 22: "Feeling Connected Part I"
A relationship forum is coming soon. Dates and times of the forum are February 4, 11, 25 and March 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. This forum is for couples that are dating, engaged or married. There will be supervised childcare in the gym. If you will need a nursery provided, please email Grethel Giddens, Children’s Ministry Coordinator email@example.com.
All ladies of the church are also invited to a baby shower for Bethany and Janssen Firth (Paul & Sheree Firth’s son) Sunday, February 8, at 2 p.m. in the lobby/gathering area. The baby is a boy. Janssen and Bethany are registered at Babies R Us and Amazon. Access to the registry on Amazon is through wish list tab, then baby registry, Bethany Firth.
Small Groups at VUMC
Why small groups? To see every person, from the core of our church to the ever-growing community, connected in a healthy small group. You were created to experience life with other people, and that’s why at VUMC, we encourage you to get into a small group. You’ll hear me say that we need to be intentional about our faith development.
By choosing to be involved in a small group, you are being intentional. A small group at VUMC is a group of three or more people who gather each week in a home, workplace, or church. In a group you’ll hang out, study the Word, and pray together. Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in?
In today’s uncertain economic times, would you like to discover the peace and contentment that come from managing your financial resources according to God’s purposes and principals?
The “FREED-UP” GOOD SEN$E Budget Course is designed to help you do just that. “FREED-UP” is an updated version of the GOOD SEN$E Budget course previously conducted at Varnell UMC.
We would like to offer this course again, if there is enough interest. For those of you not familiar with GOOD SEN$E, it is a biblically based, practical, hands on personal budgeting and financial planning course. You will learn how to honor God in your finances by becoming a Diligent Earner, a Generous Giver, a Wise Saver, a Cautious Debtor and a Prudent Consumer. This is done in a format and environment that protects confidentiality of your personal information unless you choose to reveal it.
This is not just for those in financial crisis, but has application for those at each stage of the journey to financial independence. If you’re interested or want more information contact Rick Johnson at 706-694-3250 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bill Bell at 706-694-2494 or email@example.com.
Valentine’s Daddy/Daughter Dinner and Dance
Daddies, bring your daughters and dance the night away, Saturday, February 28, 6 pm - 8 pm in the gym. A yummy dinner will be served. The fine young men of The Factory will be your waiters for the evening. Cost: $6 per person. RSVP forms will be in next week’s bulletin, so watch for them!
If you do not have a daughter and are a grandfather or uncle, bring your granddaughter or niece - we would love to have you join us as well. For more information, call the church office (706) 694-8023.
Prime Timers Concert
WHO ARE PRIME TIMERS? If you are 55 or older, you are one! Join the Prime Timers for a special concert presented by Stephen and Karen Streett in the Sanctuary at VUMC Friday, February 27th at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Soup and Chili Fundraiser for Preschool
Sunday, March 1, the Preschool is once again having a Soup and Chili Fundraiser. Look for pre-order forms in the Vault in the weeks to come. Also, if you can donate any canned items for preparation of vegetable soup or chili, please do so. We will have a box located at the back of the sanctuary marked “Preschool Donations”. Thanks.