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Birthdays
   1st - Trenda Haley
   2nd – Vera Barrett
   7th – Kelly Jenkins
   9th – Jeff Smith
 16th – Dawn Skipper, Nikki Norton
 17th – Sherri Henry
 24th - Karen Culberson
 28th - Tracy Woodall
 30th - Floyd Greene


Anniversaries
21st - Daryl & Mary Nixon


COMMUNION RAIL OFFERING 

Newgate Mission
Our Purpose: To demonstrate God's love for all of his children while working daily to inspire hope and transi-tion in our community.
Core Values: Be Respectful. Be Helpful. Be Grateful.
Please be generous.

Rains County Good Samaritan
Thrift Store Work day is: Saturday April 27, from 8:00 - 12:00

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.


FELLOWSHIP & STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Kid's Club - APRIL 17th Easter Egg Hunt!
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.


Saturday May 4th at 10:00
We need a group of people to help with installing new playground equipment at Rains Intermediate school. We have adopted this school as our outreach and mission project this year; so let's show them our church cares about our future generation in this community. Remember to wear your church tee shirt.


Bible Study
Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.  We are studying Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson for 6 weeks through the season of Lent.  Study starts March 6th.  The cost of the book and workbook is $21.58.  Please arrange with Pastor or the church office.

Monday evening at 6:00 pm.  We are 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 #90       10/03 - 10/06   Gilmer
      Women's Walk #91  10/10 - 10/13   Gilmer

      
Reunion Emmaus Meetings
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.


Choir News
A church choir is a small
-group within the church for faith formation. When we sing together, a bond is created that unites us. Because we meet together once a week to do work for the glory of God and benefit neighbor, taking care of each other is not an option, its a responsibility. We are charged with ensuring the choir enacts the Word and, "Christs love has gathered us into one" . We do this as we sing faith each week.


EMW News - Emory Methodist Women
April 6th is the Rock the Block event EMW will have a snack table with nachos, corn dogs, popcorn, water and soft drinks for sale. The concert is free, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join the fun.

April 14th, following worship, there will be a covered dish dinner and Easter Egg hunt for children...AND adults.

April 21st at 7 am, we will meet at the Greene's Lake pavilion for our Easter Sunrise Service. The Methodist Men's group will be preparing breakfast following the service. 

May 3rd & 4th Is our annual garage sale. If you have items you'd like to donate for this, we will start collecting on April 1st, and storing them in the Martin building (the big metal building behind the church) .

Our next meeting will be held on April 28th.

 


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