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A Word from The Pastor:  

In a world full of brokenness, violence, injustice, heartbreak and heartache you and I have great news to share: There is a God who loves us so much he dares to meet us right where we are and give to us abundant and eternal life. His name is Jesus! Wonderful counselor, mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace!

Isaiah 40:9 - Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, "Here is your God!”

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December Sermons

*December 3 - 1st Sunday of Advent & Holy Communion - "Experiencing the Unexpected Part I: How to Have a Rich Future" - Mark 13:24-37
Happy Birthday Tammy Burek!

*December 10 - 2nd Sunday of Advent - " Experiencing the Unexpected Part II: The God Who Comforts" - Isaiah 40:1-11

*December 17 - The Chancel Choir will perform the cantata entitled "The Sound And The Silence" - ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 10:30AM

*December 24 - Christmas Eve - "Experiencing the Unexpected Part III: The Most Generous Gift" - Luke 2:1-14

*December 24 - 6 p.m. & 11 p.m. Candlelight at both evening services. Holy Communion at 11 p.m.

Thank You Staff!

We are surely blessed at VUMC to have an outstanding and dedicated staff that maintains our church on a daily basis while ensuring an exciting and spirit-filled service each Sunday. Please look to your heart to identify what each staff member represents and how they enhance your enjoyment and growth in this Christ-filled church; you can show your appreciation by making a financial gift to the staff. Write your check to VUMC and write "Staff Gift - Account #3510" on the memo line.

We hope to collect these contributions by Sunday, December 17 in order to distribute the gifts before Christmas.
-- Staff Parish Relations Committee

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The Silence And The Sound

The Varnell UMC Choir will present The Silence and The Sound Sunday, December 17, at 10:30 a.m. (There will be only 1 Worship Service that Sunday.)

The Silence and The Sound cantata explores the mystery and majesty of Christ’s birth - capturing God’s redemptive love in a whole new and exciting perspective. Be prepared to go from awe to silence, and from silence to shouting for joy in celebration of God’s arrival from heaven to earth!

Marriage Retreat

Mark tour calendar for a fantastic Marriage Retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN February 9-11, 2018. Registration available soon.

Text To Give

You can now contribute to VUMC with a quick text message! Simply send a text to 706.620.4587 with the amount you would like to contribute. To give online, go to www.varnellumc.org and click on Online Giving.

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.