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A Word from The Pastor:  

From my morning devotion: Matthew 18:12 ""What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off"?

Jesus said that if he had 100 sheep and one of them got away, God would go after that one. In that moment, it is about that one sheep. You have been that one sheep. We have all been that one sheep. We are so valuable that God came after us. It was about you. As believers, we're His and nobody can take that away and no matter how far we run or fall, we're still His and He's responsible for us! For He has said He will not lose one, no not one! From the Garden to the Rapture to the 2nd Coming ....we are His!!!


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February & March Sermons

*February 5 - "Living the Five Part V: - 2 Chronicles 20 & other passages
*February 12 - "Choose Life" - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
*February 19 - "Good News" - Luke 2:10-14 - Kurt Baron will be preaching.
*February 26 - "The Ultimate Evidence of God" -
2 Peter 1:16-21
*March 5 - "Dr Jekyll Meet Jesus" - Genesis 2:15- 17; Romans 5:12-19 & Matthew 4:1-11
*March 12 - "God Has No Grandchildren" - John 3:1-17
*March 19 - "Accept His Peace" - Exodus 17:3-7;
Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-26
*March 26 - "I Once Was Blind And Maybe I Still Am" -
John 9:1-41

Uganda Bound!

Who: Friends and Family of Mason Satterfield
What: Send Off Party!
When: Sunday, February 19, Drop-in from 2-4pm
Where: VUMC Family Life Center (Gym)
Why: To send Mason to Uganda with love, blessings, and well wishes! If you desire, please bring a note or card for Mason to read after his arrival in Uganda.

We Love Babies!

Join our Wednesday night Kids Club in collecting diapers this month for the Women’s Enrichment Center. All sizes are needed. We will have a collection box outside the gym area during the month of February. If you have any questions, please contact Carlene at #706-483-3780 or at carlenemutter@hotmail.com. Thank you!

Servants Needed For Worship!

Are you interested in serving God by being part of worship by preparing communion and/or serving it on a rotating basis? If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please email Tina Gossett at tmgossett0613@gmail.com, or call Tina at (706)934-5268. If you are currently on the rotation list, thank you for your service.

Come See “Guys and Dolls”

The Prime Timers want to invite the congregation to join them for the play “Guys and Dolls” at Northwest High School on Friday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased at the door the night of the play. Sonya Thompson (director), S.J. Streett (Frank Sinatra’s role of Sky Matterson), Olivia Ewing (Angie the Ox—a gambler) and Katie Moseen (hot box dancer) will be showcasing their talents in this play.

If you would like Grethel Giddens to reserve you a seat, please let her know by signing up in the lobby today or by email (gsgiddens68@gmail.com), or phone (706 694-3307) no later than Thursday, February 16. You may also call Tammy in the church office (706 694-8023).

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Lost & Found Overflowing

Take some time TODAY and check the Lost & Found located outside the church office in the hall. It is overflowing with jackets, shirts, hats, socks and numerous other items. Any items not “found” today will be taken to Providence Ministries by Monday, February 27. Thank you.

Disciple NOW – Attention: All Youth

March 10 - 11, we are participating in a Disciple Now (DNow) weekend with Grove Level Baptist Youth. We are super stoked to be teaming up with them and for this event - and we know it's going to be rad. The cost is $20.00 for the weekend and will include a great speaker, worship, and games.

Also, we will be in need of "host homes" where our students can stay in an adult house and be with their group and be in fellowship - it will just be one night. If you would like to help or be a host home leader, please let me know ASAP. If you have any questions please contact me, Kurt Baron (Youth Director), at 706/537/3582 or kurt@varnellumc.org. Thanks and stay Rad.

Save The Date

Who: Women
What: Women’s Retreat
When: March 10-12, 2017
Where: Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, N.C.
Why: Because we need each other. Standing side-by-side with our sisters in Christ, and worshipping, praying, and learning about our precious Savior makes us stronger.

2017 Women’s Retreat Prayer

We unlock passion for the secrets of our Father and for the kingdom here on earth.

We unlock wisdom, imagination, dreams, and visions to behold the Truth.

We lock up passivity in the church.

We lock up unbelief and confusion.

It's in the name of Christ we proclaim these things.

Amen.
Key Scriptures: Psalm 51:6 & Ephesians 1:17-19

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.

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.

Prayer Request Guidelines

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9 A.M. UNTIL 5 P.M. - DAYTIME SEND PRAYER REQUESTS TO: Tammy Burek @ tammy@varnellumc.org 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 @ williamrdavidson@gmail.com 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.