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October
Birthdays

7th - Margaret McNear
14th - Lauren Tillinghast
15th - Carolyn Roland
19th - David Rodes
21st - Sue Nichols
22nd - Lea Weatherley, Larry Smith
27th - George Humphrey
29th - Essie Franklin


COMMUNION RAIL OFFERING
Tanzania Moto

Tanzania Moto (or Tanzania on Fire) is a ministry which brings together several related projects
with the expressed goal of not only opening churches and building communities of believers throughout
Tanzania, but also providing real hope to families through micro loans and small business opportunities
to equip and change those families forever. Through this ministry we intend to fund and start several
churches throughout Tanzania. Please be generous.



September 5 - November 14th
Women's Fall book study, FERVENT at 6:00 -7:30 pm at Rains County Library. Purchase book on your own.

Contact Nancy Bowyer or Sherri Henry for more information.


Rains County Good Samaritan Mission Project
Thrift & Clothing Work Day - Saturday Oct. 26th 8:00-12:00

Any time you can help during the week Monday - Thursday, 8-4 is appreciated!
A lot goes on behind the scenes to be ready for sale day.

Ushers: We need YOU! If you would like to be an usher, please sign up on the volunteer ushers list in the Fellowship hall for the month you would like to usher or give Helen Heavey a call.


Bible Study
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am in Fellowship hall. The new 8 week study, Invitation to the Old Testament.

This eight week study approaches the study of Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God's calling of the people of Israel through the many "voices" of the biblical text. Narrative, poem, history, and prophetic utterance all have their own distinctive characteristics and purpose, arising out of a particular historical, social, and cultural setting. To understand fully the story of God's covenantal relationship with Israel calls for listening to these various ways the story is told throughout the Old Testament. What does it mean to be God's chosen people? And how does the story of Israel's covenant with God inform our own identity as heirs of that covenant? Through this study, participants will be invited to listen afresh to the witness of the Old Testament to hear God's call and purpose for their own lives and respond to that call.

Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the Library. We are studying the book Whisper, How to Hear the Voice of God 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.


Choir News
We are practicing a combination of new and old songs. We will soon be working on a cantata for Christmas,
which we will perform during church on December 22nd. We would love for anyone who wants to be part of a special presentation to come join us. We will have choir practice Thursday evening at 5:00 PM, and Cantata
practice at 5:30. Come worship the Lord in song and praise.
Judy Sorsby


Walk to Emmaus
On your Walk to Emmaus, you will experience the overwhelming feeling of being loved. Love makes the Walk to Emmaus and any ministry of the church a powerful experience of salvation and redemption. When the church lives in the spirit of agape, the risen Christ is present and the gospel is proclaimed and experienced. The goal of the Walk to Emmaus is to show God's love to everyone involved. Every action and event in the seventy-two hours is designed to express the truth that we are loved. Emmaus is not perfect; but by intention and design, it is an expression of God's love.

Walk Date Where
Men's Walk #90 10/03 - 10/06 Gilmer
Women's Walk #91 10/10 - 10/13 Gilmer ( 2 women or going so far)


Emory Methodist Women

The EMW is hosting a Fall Festival for the children of the community on Saturday, October 19 from
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will be selling nachos, corn dogs, sodas, water, and juice boxes. We need the
big bottles of Gatorade and Lemonade and 2-liter sodas for the ring toss game. Please pick up some when
doing your grocery shopping and bring them to the church before Saturday, October 19. We could also
use cupcakes for the cakewalk and children's prizes for other games. This is an Outreach Program to the
community.

The annual Fall Bazaar is November 9. We will be selling homemade candy, jelly, and baked goods.
We are collecting old costume jewelry to sell again this year. Clean out your jewelry box and donate
what you aren't wearing to the cause.

We have been asked to provide 100 cupcakes for the Veterans following the Veteran's Day Parade on November 9. Anyone who wishes to help us with this will be blessed.

Three ladies from our group are attending the next Walk to Emmaus. They are, Margaret McNear, Linda
Spurger, and Joan Thomas.

All ladies are welcome to join us for our next meeting on Sunday, October 27th, after worship.

Submitted by: Glenda Harder


Looking Ahead:

October 25th Burger Lunch Fundraiser, CANCELLED


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