This Sunday is a special day for the Varnell UMC Praise & Play Preschool. VUMC welcomes all the children, teachers and parents who will come this Sunday, March 2.
There is also a Soup and Chili Sale after church March 2 to benefit the preschool. If you pre-ordered soup or chili, please pick up your order in the serving area of the kitchen. Extra soup and chili will be available for anyone else who wants to purchase a meal. The cost is $10.00 for 1 quart soup or chili, 4 servings of cornbread and 4 desserts. Extra quarts of soup and chili are $5.00. Thank you for your support of the preschool.
March 2014 – Sermons from The Cross
*March 2 - Sermons from the Cross Part I: "Father forgive them." Luke 23:32-38 Preschool Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Worship Service One Act Skit at both services: Phil Ewing &Kathye Farmer Written & Directed by Tammy Burek
*March 9 - Sermons from the Cross Part II: "Today, thou shalt be with Me in Paradise." Luke 23:39-43 Holy Communion & Pioneer Sunday The Thief on the Cross - Kurt Baron
*March 16 - Sermons from the Cross Part III: "Women behold thy son." John 19:26-27 Mary the Wife of Clopas - Ashley Reed
*March 23 - Sermons from the Cross Part IV: "To be forsaken." Matthew 27:45-49 A Man in the Crowd - Reverend Stephen Streett
*March 30 - Sermons from the Cross Part V: "I Thirst."John 19:28-29 Nicodemus - Doug Sullivan
Ash Wednesday Service and Pancake Fellowship Supper
Come Wednesday, March 5 at 5:45 p.m. for some delectable homemade pancakes. Following the dinner, there will be a powerful Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited, and all children and youth groups will attend this special time of worship. There will be no charge for the pancake supper; however, we will accept donations.
Sunday, March 2 is the last Sunday register for the pancake dinner. Reservations for the dinner will be on thetear-off tab of the bulletin,
The Daddy Daughter Dance has been rescheduled for Friday, March 14 from 6 until 9 p.m. Even if you signed up before, you will need to register again Sunday, March 9 on the tear-off tab in the bulletin. Thank you! Questions? Call the church office at 706.694.8023.
Understanding Spiritual Gifts Class Continued
We had such a good response to this class that we are continuing this phenomenal study of Gifts on March 9, 16 and 23 at 6 p.m. as an in-home study. David and Melba Gallegly will be our teachers. The host homes are as follows:
*March 9 – Kurt & Libby Satterfield
* March 16 – Charlie & Cindy Eicholtz
* March 23 – Rick & Elaine Johnson
Even if you haven’t come to any classes yet, you are invited to any of the classes you can attend, and learn about your spiritual gifts. For more information or directions to these homes, call the church office 706.694.8023.
March 9 is Pioneer Club Sunday
Next Sunday, March 9, part of the service will be dedicated to the Pioneer Club, and the Communion offering will go toward the many mission projects sponsored by the club. The children will present a short program and will take part in the service as ushers and communion servers. Pioneer Club meets every Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and serves children from pre-school through fifth grade.
Praise and Play Preschool is NOW registering children for next year. Through the end of May, our registration fee will be half-priced ($25.00) for new students, and free for current students. After June 1, registration will be $50.00. So register early to save your spot and save money!
For more information, call the preschool at 706.694.9800 and speak with Sharon Ewing, Preschool Director. You can also stop by the preschool to register Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. or print out a registration form from www.varnellumc.org/preschool and mail it to us @ P.O. Box 307, Varnell, Georgia 30756.
Sermon Series in March & April
At the center of our lives as Christians are the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ. When I was in seminary, I was told by my preaching professor “to preach Christ crucified.”
Therefore, I will be preaching Christ Crucified, and I will also invite you to pick up your cross and follow Christ. It is the cross of love and discipleship, faithfulness and devotion, repentance and renewal. Beginning March 2 and ending April 13, we’ll be encountering the seven last words of Jesus from the cross.