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Daily Word   Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.

The “riches of his grace.” Stop for a moment and ponder the fact that no matter what you may have done in the past, you are forgiven. Ponder the fact that no matter what you may be going through at this moment, you are not alone. Ponder the fact that no matter what sort of struggles you may be facing, Christ can redeem those struggles and use them for good. Ponder the fact that you need do nothing… in fact, cannot do anything to earn God’s love; God has already chosen to love you simply because you are God’s child. Ponder for a few minutes the fact that all of this and so much more is available to you right now. It will change the way you face your day.

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Sermons in August

*August 2: Acts 8:26-40 & Acts 16:25-40 “The Bottom of the 9th Part 2: Life is Like A Game of Baseball",
BACK TO CHURCH AND BACK TO SCHOOL SERMON SERIES *August 9: Psalm 98"Will Our Children Have Joy?" ***Blessing of the Backpacks
*August 16: Joshua 14:6-14 "Will Our Children Have Power?
*August 23: Luke 15:11-32 Will Our Children Have Freedom?"
*August 30: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 "Will Our Children Have Power?

Blessing of the Backpacks

We’re sending VUMC students and educators back to school with prayers and blessings. We’ll have a time of prayer during both services Sunday, August 9. Students and educators are encouraged to bring their backpacks, binders, and other items to be blessed at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Worship Services.

“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.

VUMC Family Fun Day!

Mark your calendars for a Varnell United Methodist Family Fun Day Sunday, August 16, in Dawnville from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Come join us for an afternoon of faith, fun, food, and fellowship.

VUMC Paddle Board Trip

September 13, 5-7 p.m. Price is $50 per person for board, paddle, and 2 hours on the water...plus instruction. RSVP to Sheree Firth by August 23.

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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.

Run For God

It's official! We are starting another Run for God 5K Challenge beginning July 26. Training will be at Coahulla Creek High School at 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. Training will be offered for a 5K, 10K and half marathon. Not a runner? Come and walk.

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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