Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series – This week we will conclude our preaching series focusing on the idea of forgiveness. Three weeks ago, we sought to gain a better understanding of forgiveness; specifically, how we ask forgiveness of God and how God grants forgiveness to us. Two weeks ago, in light of the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country, we focused on forgiveness as it pertains to our relationship with others; friends, neighbors, co-workers and even our enemies.  Last week, we looked at how forgiveness and how it pertains to our relationships.  This week we will shift our focus to the idea of forgiveness and how it plays out within our families; specifically what can happen when we trust God to bring about good from the hurt.  Bring a friend and I hope to see you there!

2. Upcoming Bible Study - Starting Thursday, October 6th we will begin a new Bible study entitled, “Yes Lord I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses” by the Rev. James Moore. Sin is something that affects all of us and this study will help us learn how to take ownership of our sin, be more readily able to recognize temptations in our lives that will lead to sin, as well as help us understand the hope and grace that is ours through Jesus Christ. The class will last for seven weeks and will be offered at two different times: 10:00am and 7:00pm. The cost is free.  If you would like the book, which is not required, it is $12.  To register for this class, you can register on the website by clicking here - Bible Study Registration, fill out the insert in this week's bulletin, or contact the church office.

3. Flu Shots – Sunday, October 2, is our Druid Hills UMC flu shot clinic immediately following worship from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the Church Library. If you would like to participate, there is a sign-up sheet at the Connection Station. Please be sure to bring your insurance cards with you.  The cash price is $25, and sorry, no HMOs. We need 50 people to sign up for us to be able to offer this clinic next year, so take advantage of the convenience.  If you have any questions, please see Joyce Baugher.

4. Craft Show – From Joyce Baugher and our Craft Fair Committee: Our first craft show is just around the corner and the excitement is building. We have a good variety of vendors and they are excited also.  Fellowship Hall will be full of shoppers (we hope) and what a great way to introduce folks to our church. All proceeds will go toward new floor covering in Fellowship Hall. We will need help in this undertaking as time gets closer. If you have any questions, please see Joyce Baugher.

5. Pumpkin Patch – Our first shipment of pumpkins arrive October 12th and then our pumpkin patch will be in full swing.  If you would like to help there are many ways; unloading pumpkins, reading stories to the children's groups; working a shift selling the pumpkins; and several other ways.  We need everyone's help to make this a wonderful experience for all.  Please see Roy Baugher or call the church office to sign up to help.

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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