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FEBRUARY


Birthdays

 2nd - Bessie Neff 
 3rd - Dorothy Riddle
 4th - Donna Dixon
 9th - Dee Woods
12th - Helen Strickland
14th - Katrina Culberson, Rachel Holcomb, David Britt
15th - Steve Bowyer
16th - Earnest Woods
18th - Kayden Herrin
21st - Autumn Tillinghast, Gracie Smith
25th - Janet Tillinghast
29th - Kerry Culberson

Anniversaries
 4th – Dennis & Dee Fleming
12th – Stan & Margaret McNear
14th – Roy & Doris Bryant


Valentines Day Dinner
Feb. 14th at 6:00 pm the Fellowship Team is hosting a dinner.  Please RSVP to the church office, Kathy Kuba, Vera or drop in the offering plate.


Rains County Good Samaritan
Food Bank Work days are Saturday February 9th 9:00 - 12:00 and Thursday February 14th 1:00 -4:00
Thrift Store & Clothing work day is Saturday February 23rd 8:00 - 12:00

Please arrive 30 minutes prior, to be ready when the door open!

Volunteers are needed during the week to help in the Thrift and Clothing areas too.  They work 8-4 Monday - Thursday.  Come by any time during those hours and you can help with sorting or folding.


NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

We are starting a partnership with Rains Intermediate School. Children and Teachers are very important in our community and our church. Let's show them our support. Below are some ways you can serve.

Eat Lunch with a child – Especially need male role models
• 3rd grade 10:30 – 11:00 and 11:20 - 11:50
• 4th grade 11:00 - 11:35
• 5th grade 11:45 - 12:15

Recess interaction 10:30 – 11:50 & 2:45-3:15

Tutorials – 3:30 – 4:30
Kids needing extra help. You will be supporting a Teacher in a classroom. There are 2 classes per grade level.  
It's a 6 week session – 2 week break – 7 week session. It's ok if you cannot make it every week.

• Math Monday         starts January 28th
• Reading Tuesday    starts January 22nd
• Writing Wednesday starts January 23rd

ANY TIME you can give is greatly appreciated! The children will love the attention and feel special. Plus YOU will receive joy in return.

If you prefer to volunteer at Rains Elementary School see Tommye Sue and she fill you in what is going on there.

Before you can volunteer you are required to pass a background check. See Nancy K, Nancy B or church office for Background Check forms and information.



2018 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
The Finance Committee is reporting to the Northwest District Office a net Gain in Assets for 2018. The Finance Committee wants to extend its appreciation to the EUMC congregation, friends and Committee members for faithful giving and managing of EUMC’s expenses for 2018.


FELLOWSHIP & STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Kid's Club
Wednesday after school program for children K through 5th grades.
We meet each Wednesday while school is in session, Students are picked up from elementary and intermediate school between 3:00 and 3:15, we bring them to Emory UMC or other local destinations, for the program.

Children need to be picked up from the church at 5:00 pm. Arrangements can be made to take them home, if necessary. School holidays are observed. An after school snack is provided. Children learn to navigate the Bible, Bible verses, do appropriate arts and crafts, game time, music time, skits, etc., to give them a better understanding of Jesus, social skills, develop memory and artistic skills, etc. Please fill in the information on the Registration form and Permission Slip and bring them to the church office.

Youth Fellowship
6th-12th grade students meet each Wednesday evening that school is in session, at 6:00 pm in the newly remodeled Youth Building. We start with a meal before a Bible lesson, games and learning to be a disciple. Please fill out the Registration form and Permission Slip and return them to the church. Come join us for fun and great fellowship.

Bible Study
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.  We are currently studying the book of Proverbs.  Starting March 6th will be the Lenten book study.  Please get your name on the list for the book and workbook.

Coming Soon! Monday evening at 6:00 pm.  We will be studying Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson for 6 weeks through the season of Lent.  Study starts March 4th.  The cost of the book and workbook is $21.58.  Please arrange with Pastor or the church office.


Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Library. We are studying "Wild Goose Chase" by Mark Batterson.

Men's Prayer Breakfast
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7 am, the men of our congregation meet in Fellowship Hall for breakfast, a devotional and fellowship.



Walk to Emmaus

Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who: Wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith, and Christian's who are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God and wish to rekindle their faith. Emmaus is a 72-hour experience where you will meet with Jesus, walk with Him, talk with Him, and forever be changed by Him. If you are interested in attending a Walk talk to Mary White, Mary Nixon or Nancy Krantz. 

           Walk                       Date           Where
      Men's Walk #88        2/28 - 3/03      Athens
      Women's Walk #89   3/07 - 3/10      Athens

      Men's Walk #90       10/03 - 10/06   Gilmer
      Women's Walk #91  10/10 - 10/13    Gilmer

      
Reunion Emmaus Meetings
Wednesdays at 11:00 am for Women
Saturday Monthly meeting at 10:00 for both Men and Women.

Following the three-day Walk the Emmaus experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.  Participants are encouraged to find ways to live out their individual call to discipleship in their home, church, and community.


EMW News - Emory Methodist Women

The next regular meeting will be held on February 17th.  All ladies of the church are invited to join us for our monthly meal / meeting, where we discuss ways we can reach out to our community.


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