Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Fives

Greetings All!

Here are a few things that caught my attention this week that I would like to pass along to you.

1. Preaching Series – This week we are continuing our preaching series entitled 24 Hours that Changed the World. Last week we explored the importance of the Last Supper. This week we are looking at why agony does not have to equal defeat. Throughout this series we will look at important events in the last day of Jesus' life here on earth. I hope to see you all in worship!

2. Bible Study – We are continuing our Bible Study on the major world religions this week as we take a look at Buddhism. It is never too late to join. We meet on Thursdays in Fellowship Hall at 11:30am and/or 7pm.

3. Certified Lay Speakers – If you are interested in becoming a certified lay speaker there is a training coming up. The North Central District's lay servant training event is Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1 from 9am to 4pm at Trinity United Methodist Church Gainesville, 4000 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653. Both days are required. If you would like more information please contact the church office.

4. Daylight Savings Time – Don't forget to set your clocks ahead Sunday morning, March 14th.

5. We Need Your Help! – What if Druid Hills UMC earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our church? Well, now it can!

There are two ways you can help!

First, is by using is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

Second, is by shopping with is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.

And if you download the GoodSearch toolbar, our church will earn money every time you shop and search online - even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Druid Hills UMC toolbar by clicking here.

I want to say a special thank you to everyone that has participated in this so far. To date we have raised $9.55.

Bonus Items! - Easter is quickly approaching and there are two things I want to bring to your attention. First, we are going to have our Flower Cross once again and once again we will need your help in decorating it. If you have any colorful flowers that you would be willing to bring, please do so on Easter Sunday morning so we can bring our cross to life in celebration of Easter! Second, I am asking everyone to bring a bell on Easter Sunday morning as well. They can be any size, shape, or style. We are going ring these bells in celebration as we make a joyful noise together and truly celebrate Easter and our Risen Savior!

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