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Daily Word   II Corinthians 12:7c …a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me….

Paul faced a painful challenge. We don’t know for sure what it was. Scholars have suggested everything from a physical deformity, to a degenerative disease, to an ongoing painful relationship. Whatever it was, Paul called it a “thorn”. Today, it might better be translated, “stake” because it was so painful to him. Yet, Paul refused to allow that painful challenge to define who he was or what he could accomplish. If you are facing a painful challenge, remember that through Christ you are more than the painful challenge you are facing.

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Sermons in July

*July 5: Genesis 50:15-21 “The Power of Genesis Part VI: The Breath of Life”,
*July 12: Charlie Thompson preaches Habakkuk 3: 17-19 "Why? How Long? Hold On!!!"
*July 19: Sharon Bell preaches Philippians 4:8 & Galations 5 "Living the Good Life: Fruits of the Spirit
*July 26: Rev. Stephen R. Streett Philippians 3:14 & I Timothy 4:8 Sermon Series: “The Bottom of the 9th Part I: Life is Like A Baseball Game”

“Rise Above” Camp This Summer

Rise Above the Rim Basketball Camp JULY 27, 28, 29 Times: 10 a.m. – 12 noon – Rising 2nd – 4th 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Rising 5th – 8th Registration is limited. Registration forms are available at all welcome stations.

Uganda Presentation

Sunday, July 12, Don and Sandy Detar will speak about their recent mission trip to Uganda. The presentation will be during the Sunday School hour in the sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. All adult and youth Sunday School classes are encouraged to attend.

Youth Drive-In/Lock-In/Car Wash

Hello Factory Youth. We have an awesome event coming your way July 10th thru the 11th. That Friday, we are going to the Drive-in Movie Theater (movie TBD), then coming back to the church for a Lock-In. On Satuday morning starting at 9:00am, we are doing a Car Wash Fundraiser to get some money back in the Youth Account. Going to be an awesome time, so make sure you're here. Any questions please contact me, Kurt Baron (Youth Director) at 706-537-3582. Stay Rad.
* Drive-in Movie - meet at church at 6:30 with $7 CASH, and cash for dinner
* Lock-In at church till 9:00am
* Car Wash, 9:00am till 1:00pm.

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Children’s Ministry Coordinator

CHILDREN’S COORDINATOR POSITION Varnell United Methodist Church is currently seeking a Children's Ministry Coordinator. This is a 15 to 20-hour a week paid position. Responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the children's ministry. Interested applicants should contact Jerry Kyer, Staff Parish relations Chairperson at 706. 270.4261 or JerryLKyer@allstate.com.
Grethel Giddens, the present coordinator who is retiring in August, will gladly meet with anyone to answer questions and further explain any duties involved. Feel free to contact her either before or after speaking with Mr. Kyer. You can reach her by phone at 706.694.3307 or email at ggretired@hotmail.com.

Praize Kraze 411

During the summer months while children are out of school, we try to do some different things in Praize Kraze. All the children stay in one group instead of splitting into three separate rooms. Most Sundays we are watching Bible-based cartoons or working on crafts. For example, today the kids will be making flags from craft sticks to represent our freedom from sin.
Last week we began a video on Jonah and will finish it next week. The children seem to like the change, and these programs give our wonderful Praize Kraze volunteer teachers a little break. We will resume regular lessons when school starts in the fall.

VUMC Courageous Hearts Marriage Retreat at Winshape

October 16-18, 2015 Registration cut off is July 16th. Interested participants need to call Jeanie Ball at 706-368-6801 to register or Request more information. For more details pick up a flyer at any information table.

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