Daily Word Psalm 125:1-2 "Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore.
The word, “uncertainty,” is a word with which most of us have come to live. Although it saddens and even frightens us, we are no longer surprised when there is a breaking report about some act of terrorism. We are constantly encouraged when we go to the airport to pay attention to any suspicious activity around us. In recent days, the stock market has led us to wonder where the world is headed financially. And this doesn’t even begin to get at the issues many are facing in their personal lives. This, of course, is not entirely new. When the Psalmist wrote those words above, he too lived in a world of uncertainty. Still the Psalmist knew that because of the presence and power of God, you could live with certainty in an uncertain world. In fact, if you listen carefully, you can almost hear him sing, “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.”
Commitment Sunday is this upcoming Sunday, October 4, 2015. We will be asked to turn in our commitment cards. (You may turn yours in earlier if you will not be here on October 4.) We will celebrate our commitments during the Turkey Trot on November 15 (This date has changed.).
We welcome all our visitors every Sunday morning. We are glad that you have come our way and pray you will be blessed by being part of our worship celebration. Please complete the guest response card in the bulletin and place it in the offering. We hope you will come again soon. If this is your first time worshipping with us, please pick up a purple welcome gift in the lobby. Pastor Stephen Streett would love to meet you in the lobby at the conclusion of the worship service.
Sermons in October
October 4 "The Transformed Life Part III - Money, Tithing, God and Me" Various Passages World Communion Sunday & Commitment Sunday October 11: "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" Mark 10:17-31
October 18: Youth Sunday - Kurt Baron preaching Youth Band playing October 25:"Will the Real Blind Beggar Please Stand Up?" Mark 10:46-52
VUMC 101 will be this Sunday, October 4 from 9:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m upstairs in room 301. It will be a two-part series led by Pastor Stephen Streett. All those interested in joining or learning more about Varnell UMC are encouraged to join along with the confirmation class.
For more information, please call Pastor Streett at the church office 706.694.8023 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessing of The Animals
We are pleased to invite the Varnell community to join us October 4 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 from our animal friends.
During the Blessing of the Animals, we remember and celebrate that we share the earth with all creatures. In case of rain, we will meet in the gym. Email Reverend Stephen Streett with questions at stephen @varnellumc.org.
Please join us for a wedding shower celebrating Michael Hicks and LoriLyn Heredia-Orsulak on October 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Room #223 (Kid’s Spot). Michael and LoriLyn are registered at Amazon, Kohls and Bear Creek Bikes. You can see their page at www.the knot.com/us/lorilyn-heredia-and-michael-hicks-nov-2015. Questions? Call Kathye Farmer at 706.217.7121.
Join us for Campfire Worship on October 14 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. We will be having hot dogs, s’mores and message out at the fire pit. Be sure to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and an open heart.
Flu Shots October 23
Susan Chiddister, from the Whitfield County Health Department, will offer flu vaccinations here at Varnell UMC, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 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 and Aetna. Without one of these insurances, cost will be $25 per person. Make out your check to “Whitfield County Health Department.”
Support Our Preschool & Enjoy A Great Meal
On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, the Preschool will be having a Spaghetti Supper, featuring our own Jessica Bell’s homemade spaghetti recipe. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Price of dinner, which includes spaghetti, salad, bread, and drink, will be $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. All proceeds will go to the Preschool. Please come out and support the Preschool while enjoying a delicious dinner with your family and your church family.
Feed The Colts!
We are providing a meal for the Coahulla Creek High School Football Team and we need your help on Friday, October 23, 2015. Call the church office at (706) 694-8023 if you can help!