"Deuteronomy 34:4 The Lord said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants'; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there."
Sin always has consequences. Sometimes the consequences are visible for all to see; sometimes they are only experienced internally. What are some of the consequences you have experienced and how are they teaching you to draw closer to God?
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We will all be asked to turn in our Commitment cards at the conclusion of next Sunday’s service (October 26). Why does every member of the Varnell UMC family need to return a commitment card each year? Two reasons. First, the process of prayerfully asking God to guide your decision and then making a commitment with your financial gifts is an act of worship, an expression of gratitude and praise.
Second, on a more practical note, our commitments allow our church to budget and better plan for our ministries in the coming year. Our church budgets for ministry each year, based upon the commitments of our congregation. Financial situations change from year to year, and if we are growing in our faith, our annual commitment should likewise reflect that growth. Our youth, children and missions ministries have more needs as they grow. And we are growing!
You can be assured that no one but a secure non-member sees what you pledge to the church. Your financial gift is kept confidential. But remember, it’s more than just money, you are also promising to be loyal to Christ by serving, praying, being present, and witnessing.
Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Dinner & Hanging of The Green Service
Join us for our traditional church-wide Thanksgiving meal known as “Turkey Trot” on Sunday, November 9, immediately following the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service.
On Sunday evening, November 30, we will have a very sacred Hanging of the Green service at 6 p.m.
Sermons in October
*October 5 - "Why do we like getting in the way?" Mark 10:2-16
video interview: Maria Rochelle
*October 12- "Ruler or Ruled " Mark 10:17-31
video interview: Chip Kell
*October 19 - "A Suffering Servant" Isaiah 53:4-12
video interview: Mason Satterfield
*October 26- "Stop, Look and Listen" Mark 10:46-52
video interview: Colter Creswell & David Noll, Jr.
Food Pantry Needs
The Food Pantry is in need of the following personal items: monetary donations, toothpaste, razors, deodorant and facial soap, men's and women's deodorant, shampoo and toilet paper. Also jelly and Dollar General Liquid Detergent
Please put any donated items in the shopping cart in the lobby. Thank you!
Trunk or Treat, our annual Halloween activity, will take place Sunday, October 26. We’ll begin with a hot dog supper for everyone (6:45 – 7:30 p.m.), and then the children will head outside for Trunk or Treat (7:30 – 8 p.m.). Many members of our congregation will park their cars on the lawn, open their trunks, and give out candy to our children as well as children from our community.
Come join the festivities as we give our children an opportunity to celebrate this holiday in a safe, loving environment. There will be more details about this upcoming event in next week’s bulletin.