*October 2 - "Love is the Cure!" -- Romans 13:1-14 World Communion Sunday
*October 9 - "Amazing Grace" -- Ephesians 2:110 United Methodist Children's Home Sunday & Special Guest : Rev. Dave Allen Grady
*October 16 - "Thank You, Siri...OOPS?" -- Luke 17:11-19
*October 23 - "Joyful Generosity Part I" -- Philippians 4:10-20
*October 30 - "Joyful Generosity Part II: What Gave Jesus Joy?" -- Luke 10:1-21 Season of Praise begins at VUMC
Blessing of The Animals – October 2
We invite the Varnell community to join us Sunday, October 2 at 4 p.m. at the Varnell United Methodist Church campfire area for our “Blessing of the Animals” Service. All are urged to bring their pets and join us in this celebration of God's blessings that we receive through our animal friends.
Come join us as we remember and celebrate that we share the earth with all creatures. In case of rain, we will meet in the gym. Email Rev. Stephen Streett with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu Shots at VUMC!
Susan Chiddister, from the Whitfield County Health Department, will offer flu shots at Varnell UMC, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 pm - 7 pm in the library (Rm #206). Flu vaccinations can be given to anyone 9 yrs old and up. Insurances accepted are Medicare, Cigna, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Meritain, Aetna, Humana and United Healthcare. For all others, cost will be $25. Make out your check to “Whitfield County Health Department.”
Join us for Campfire Worship on Wed., Oct. 19, 6:30 - 8 pm. We will enjoy hot dogs, s’mores and a message out at the fire pit. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and an open heart. (There will be no Kids Club, Youth or Choir that night.)
Confirmation Class to Red Clay State Park
Confirmation students and mentors are invited to attend a fun outing to Red Clay Park on Sunday, October 16th. We will meet at the church at 4pm and return at 6:30pm.
Upcoming Relationship Enrichment Opportunities
* Honoring Marriage Part III, October 23rd 3:30 - 5p.m. Room 223
* Romantic Adventure Marriage Retreat November 11-13, 2016 almost full call Jeanie Ball at 706-368-6801 to register or Request more information.
*Date Night at Logan’s in Dalton 7pm December 10th (bring a white elephant gift) RSVP by December 4th call or text Karen at 678-386-8232
Varnell UMC Praise & Play Preschool
Praise and Play Preschool has openings in all age groups and we still have scholarship money available for this school year.
If you know anyone who wants to come to preschool and thinks they cannot afford it, please put them in contact with Sharon Ewing, Preschool Director. The Preschool phone number is (706) 694-9800. Thanks.
Help Us Grow
Electronic giving is a convenient, consistent way to help VUMC grow!
Varnell UMC is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the internet. You can also give easily by text.
Click on the Online Giving button. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
You can make 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.
Prayer Request Guidelines
MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME
SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ email@example.com 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.