September Sermons

*September 2 - 15th Sunday after Pentecost/Holy Communion
"We Are to be Witnesses" Acts 1:1-9 --- Communion is for Samaritan's Purse Shoe Boxes

*September 9 16th Sunday after Pentecost
"We Must Repent" Acts 2:1-21, 37-39

*September 16- 17th Sunday after Pentecost
"Come Holy Spirit" Acts 2:1-21, 37-39

*September 23 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost
"We Are Stewards" Acts 4:32-37

*September 30 - 19th Sunday after Pentecost
"No Fooling God" Acts 5:1-11

United Methodist Women (UMW) News

For many years, Varnell had a very active United Methodist Women's Organization that supported several events throughout the year including Prater's Mill fried pie booth, Mother-Daughter Banquet, yearly women's retreat and special guest speakers. However, we have not had an active group in years.

If you are interested in reactivating Varnell UMW and/or becoming part of the leadership team, please contact Tish Gordon at (706) 934-5814 or the church office. Thank you!

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.

Children’s Christmas Program News

The Children's Christmas program is on the calendar for Sunday, December 9. We would like children ages preschool to 5th grade to participate in the program. Please sign up on the paper out in the lobby area for an audition time.

Sermons

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Varnell UMC Calendar

Red Cross Blood Drive at VUMC!

Sunday, September 23,
8:30 -1:30 p.m.
Gym
All presenting donors will receive a t-shirt! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please see Bill Richards or go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: varnellumc. You can also call the church office at (706) 694-8023 and speak to Tammy to schedule an appointment.

Youth & Prime Timer Bingo Event – September 23!

Attention all Youth and Prime Timers! It has come to our attention that we have not done an event together and that we need to join forces for some fun. And what better way to do that than to play BINGO! Yup, that's right!

On Sunday, September 23, from 4 p.m. until 5:30pm, in The Gym we will be coming together to play some Bingo. We will have snacks for the tables and prizes for the winners. We cannot wait to hang out, laugh, eat and have fun with our ministries. If you have any questions please contact Kurt Baron at 706-537-3582 or [email protected], or Grethel Giddens. Thanks and get ready for some BINGO!

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.

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

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.