Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Fives

1. Sunday Worship - This Sunday is Ascension Sunday. It is one of the observances that John Wesley left in our Methodist tradition they he felt was important. Therefore, we will turn our focus to the Ascension of Jesus and what that means for our understanding of the nature of Jesus and what that means for us as his disciples. I hope you will invite a friend and come on out and be a part of this celebration.

2. Stop Hunger Now - As a response to us meeting our Advent Conspiracy Challenge in 2014 we are going to participate with Stop Hunger Now and hold a meal packaging event here at Druid Hills. We have set up Saturday, June 6th, from 9am-12pm as our time and day for this event. We are circulating signup sheets for you to register and claim your spot. We will package around 10,000 meals for starving children around the world and we need your help to make this happen. Besides, it is a whole lot of fun! Be on the look out for the sign up sheets and get involved!

3. Nepal Aid - Many of you are aware of the utter devastation that the people of Nepal are enduring at this time. I want to encourage each and every one of you to pray daily for this region and its people. I also want to offer you an additional method for helping out in the midst of this tragedy. If you are looking for another way to support the relief effort in Nepal, please consider donating financially through UMCOR; as 100% of your gift will go directly to the people in Nepal to help them in their time of need. You can place your gift in the offering plate and we will cut one check and send it to UMCOR. Please make sure to write Nepal and "Advance Number 982450" on the envelope. Or you can send your donation to UMCOR directly by check, making your check payable to Advance GCFA, write Advance Number 982450 on the memo line and mail to:

Advance GCFA
PO Box 9068
New York, NY 10087-9068

Or you can donate by phone, please call 1-888-252-6174.

Every little bit helps.

4. Liturgist and Usher Trainings - There will be two upcoming training sessions for all those interested in serving as a liturgist and/or usher in worship. These sessions will be brief and held immediately after worship. The intent of these trainings will be to allow new people to participate and make sure we all understand the best practices of what is needed for these roles. The liturgist training will be May 17th and the usher training will be May 24th. I hope you see you there!

5. Welcome Pastor Brian and Family! - I am excited to introduce to you our new pastor and his family; Brian Sanderson and his wife Faith, son Bryce, and daughter Abbey.

Please keep them in prayer as they make the transition of saying goodbye to the church they serve now and prepare themselves for ministry with you. I also want to invite you to reach out to them and welcome them into the Druid Hills family. I am excited for how the Holy Spirit will work through Brian to lead this congregation as well as for the opportunity you all will have to get to know his family.

Bonus Five #1 - If you have any family member that is graduating from high school, college, or trade school please let the office know by Monday, May 18th so we can include them in our celebration.

Bonus Five #2 - Do not forget that our Druid Hills Team will be representing our church at the Relay for Life tonight at Trinity Catholic High School. Come on out and support our team as work to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for this dreaded disease. Good luck team Druid Hills!! 

 Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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