THIS COMING SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will be celebrating a special day of Worship in Song on April 7 (this coming Sunday.) Our Worship Choir, narrators, and guest instrumentalists will offer our Easter Cantata on that day at our 8:30 and 11 am worship services. The 8:30 and 11 am services will be identical that day - come to either!

Also, our Praise Band OVERFLOW will be offering a very special “Easter themed” Worship in Song service at THE WELL at 9:45 on Sunday. Come to any or all of these services to be embraced by the Spirit of God through song. Our goal is to sing the story at all 3 services on April 7 in preparation to live the story in WORD through Holy week April 14 - 21.
God’s Joy,
ps: If you were unable to pick up your Relay for Life Daffodils last night, they are in the refrigerator in the MAC kitchen with your name on them. You may pick them up at your convenience. Thank you!

Wednesday Night Nurture - CANCELED this week for U.C. Spring Break
No Adult program or children’s program or youth gathering this Wednesday.
Handbells 6:00 pm
Choir 7:00 pm

The Relay for Life Team will be hosting the Wednesday Night Dinner for next week, 10th. This year marks 25 years of Relay for Life in Union County. We truly appreciate the support our church has given us over the years and with your help we can continue the fight against cancer. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some beautiful luminaries at the dinner. We hope to see you NEXT Wednesday, the 10th.

Finance Team Mtg is this Thursday night at 6:30
Church Council Mtg is April 11 at 6:30 pm
Micheal Bruce Eagle Scout Project completion this Saturday - work begins on the hill at 8:30 am (putting on decking and railing)

Public registration for our preschool CEC began on Monday, 25th. Applications can be gotten any preschool morning (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) between 9 and noon to register with our Director Heidi Hall.Registration is non-refundable $100 and tuition for 2019-2020 is $100/month. And yes, we are filling up quickly again! Don’t wait too long.

Circle of Love invites all Ladies in our Church Family to a baby shower in honor of Baby Girl Collins and her mom Ashley Taylor Collins THIS Sunday, April 7th immediately after the 11:00 Traditional Service in the fellowship hall. Baby Girl Collins is registered at Walmart and Amazon. Ashley is the daughter of Glenda Taylor.

Prayer Concerns and Celebrations:
May LOVE REIGN over fear, hate, and violence in our world
Flooding in the midwest US
Our military families
The two UMC related agencies in our neighborhood (YHC & Branan Lodge)
Church Without Walls (CWOW’S) - Suches, GA
Our entire staff team and their extended families
All our expecting “Mommies to be”
All those with Alzheimers/Dementia related struggles
JoAnn Mayhew - general health - recent fall in home - cracked pelvic bone at UGH
Ray Rogers - in Chatuge Rehab (Room Blue 5)
Maggie Guerrier - general health and back on kidney transplant list
Bill Mollnhauer brother (Hank Mollnhauer) - upcoming major back surgery
John Hahn - upcoming tests
Shane Douylliez - upcoming surgery
Claudia Deprez - general health - her and John are doing move back to Florida
Susan Forrester’s brother Bobby - general health
Sue Stewart - recent loss
Glen Boland - under hospice care at home
Alan & Kathy Zimmerman’s Daughter Anne - blood clot in arm
Gary Marshall - upcoming gall bladder surgery
Bob Taylor - chronic neck and back pain
Bill Gleasure - general health
Deidra Gilbert’s Mother in Mississippi - lung cancer
Maggie Plott - thyroid related testing
Katie Ziegler (Mark & Shannon’s daughter) - pathology clear (Woo! Hoo!)
Deputy Todd Smith - returned to desk duty - should see him back in a few weeks
June Colditz - undergoing treatments for lymphoma
Carole Thompson - general health
Camille Higginbotham - general health
Helen Owenby - general health
Nisia Redgrave - Chatuge Rehab (Green 27)
Sonya Alexander Cristofaro sister (Linda) - radiation treatments
Larry Culpepper’s sister - general health
Dee Freed’s father (Kenneth Newman) - colon cancer
George Houdeshel - general health
Kerry Rittenhouse - Mother on chemo
Rev. Harold Smith - home with Janice - doing in-home therapy
Shannon Burgess brother in law (Steve) - cancer
Shirley Cobb/Eva Breedlove/Carol Warren/ Kim Kuykendall – chronic back/neck/pain issues.

Through us God will reach people, touch souls, change hearts, and launch disciples (that’s Church!)

A Note from Your Finance Team


………………. . …… .Received……….. .YTD Received
March 3rd…………$24,132……………….$ 206,896
March 10th………..$16,283………………$ 223,179
March 17th………..$19,237………………$ 242,417
March 24th………..$10,057………………$ 252,474
March 31st………..$35,702………………$ 288,176

We appreciate the extra mile giving response to our plea to help giving return to our January and February levels. The March 31 number is up and that is greatly appreciated - although $10,000 of that number was given by a person outside of the church as dedicated giving for a Children’s playground upgrade. However, a $25,702 fifth Sunday is still a significant step forward and is greatly appreciated. Our prayer is that our giving levels return in April. Thank you everyone for your sacrificial giving.

Please continue to remember your Church in your legacy trusts & wills - that gift is also greatly appreciated!

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