In an effort to continue building community with our area churches, Reverend Stephen Streett will preach at Pleasant Grove UMC and Reverend Chris Mullis will speak at Varnell UMC on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Varnell UMC looks forward to greeting Reverend Mullis and his family with love, support and the bond of Christian fellowship. How inspiring for all of us! Don’t miss this special service on the 27th.
Holy Week at VUMC – Come Celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection With Us
* April 13: Palm Sunday: The Passion Begins Worship Service at 8:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
* April 15: “Colors of Grace” concert by the Roueché Chorale 7 p.m. at Ridgedale Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN.
* April 17: Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion at 7 p.m. A joint service with Pleasant Grove UMC at Varnell UMC.
* April 18: Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. A joint service with Pleasant Grove UMC at Pleasant Grove UMC.
* April 19: Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.
* April 20: Easter Sunrise service with Varnell Baptist Church at the Varnell Cemetery at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be afterwards at Varnell Baptist. Easter worship services follow at 8:40 and 10:45 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt
The annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. See the bulletin board in the lobby for details and for items your child will need to furnish.
Also, if you can help with refreshments for this special event, please sign up in the lobby. The Youth group will be hiding the eggs, and all children are invited. Come enjoy the food, games, and excitement.
April 2014 Sermons
*April 6 - Sermons from the Cross Part VI: "It is Finished." John 19:30a
*April 13 - Sermons from the Cross Part VII: "Father into Thy hands I commend My Spirit." Luke 23:46-49
*April 20 - EASTER SUNDAY - Jesus Is Alive! "The Hope of Jesus." John 20:1-18
*April 27 - Pulpit Swap: Reverend Chris Mullis will speak here at Varnell United Methodist and Reverend Stephen Streett will speak at Pleasant Grove United Methodist.
Bring a few fresh flowers to the church lobby between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20, to contribute to this much love Varnell UMC Easter tradition known as "The Living Cross."
30-Hour Famine? Can You Do It?
Can you go 30 hours without any food? Well, many of our youth and adults have done this for 3 years straight while raising money and awareness for world hunger. By sponsoring a youth or adult, proceeds go to World Vision. Usually this is a youth fundraiser, but wouldn’t it be great if the whole church participated?
The Famine will begin Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and end Saturday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. During the famine, we will watch videos that educate us about world hunger and the conditions of those who are malnourished. We will play games that are based on different areas of the world and the conditions and disasters some have faced on a daily basis. We will see the side-effects of hunger as the hours pass and our energy begins to fade; it will be powerful to feel these effects. We will break the famine while taking Communion as a group, thus making the Last Supper of Christ come to life. This event is a Youth Lock-in, but we are encouraging everyone to join us for the daily activities or to participate at home.
If giving up food is an issue, fast from something else - and watch your life begin to change. We are asking all who join us here at church for this event to bring a big bottle of V-8 Splash or Fusion to share with the group. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me, Kurt Baron (Youth Director), at email@example.com or 706.537.3582. Stay Rad! Please pray for all the youth and adults who will participate in this life changing event.