The Grapevin rapevinee Dallas First United Methodist Church In this issue: February 2015 WOW DINNER NEWS • February B&A Calendar Join us for our Worship on Wednesday (WOW) Din- • Vacation Bible School Dates… ner on February 4 at 5:45 p.m. in our Family Life Cen- • Consignment Sale News... ter. The menu will be Baked Potato Bar with toppings (chili, broccoli, cheese, sour cream), Salad, & THE GRAPEVINE NEWSLETTER The next newsletter will be sent out on February 27, 2015. The deadline for the submissions of articles and news is February 23. If you would like to be added to our email or mailing list, please contact the church office at dallasfirstumc.org or 770-4452509. Dessert. This will be an evening of food, family, faith, and fellowship. The classes are as follows: Youth-Youth Room, Kid’s in Action -Ed Bldg, Ephesians Bible Study-Barton Room. THE OPEN DOOR CIRCLE MEETING The Open Door Circle is pleased to have Betty Terry Smith as their speaker for their February meeting at the home of Jane Wilkins on February 19 at 10 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Forbes at 770-876-5425. ATTENTION ALL MINISTRIES! Upward is having our annual end of the season celebration on February 7. We are going carnival February 16 Due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday on Monday, February 16, the church office will be closed. style! We would like to offer any ministry who would like to participate in running a booth to let us know! Over 50 percent of our program’s participants are not associated with our church and this is a great opportunity for your ministry to reach out to the community! Join us for just a couple of hours on Saturday evening and TONS of fun! If you are interested, please contact Katie McGrory at ([email protected]) All details will be provided as well as any carnival style game suggestions if needed! Given to the Glory of God and Dedication to: A Word From Warren “Fly Like An Eagle” “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Are you an eagle or a chicken? They are both birds- but one soars in the sky while the other pecks at the ground, caring only about the next meal and hoping not to become one! Sometimes we can become spiritual chickens-satisfied with where we are in our lives and faith journeys and not caring to go beyond the limits of our comfort zones. At one point in my life, I was a ditch digger. There is nothing wrong with being a ditch digger-as long as you are the best one you can beunless you are ignoring God’s call on your life to be something else. I knew God was calling me to the ministry and yet I did many other things with my life as a spiritual chicken-before I answered His call to become a shepherd for His flock. God asks each of us to answer His call to be a witness for Him. Sometimes it’s in a “big” way as a missionary in a third world country, which many of us would say is “so not going to happen’ because it’s so far away,” there are family commitments, or we aren’t into roughing it. But each of us in our own “small” way can be eagles for God. We can extend a helping hand, we can invite a hurting soul to worship, and we can share our faith in the One who made us who we are. We renew our strength through God and we become His eagles soaring through life doing His will in a world that desperately needs to hear the good news of Jesus Christ and feel His love. FIF In memory of John Shipp given by David & Jane Austin, Betty Aiken, Russell & Linda Strickland & Family, Sandra J. Lee, The Nesbit Family, Sara Smith. In memory of Marjorie Harrison given by the Nesbit Family. In memory of Bob Watson given by David & Jane Austin, Betty Aiken, Sandra J. Lee, David & Deedee Walraven. In memory of Mary Smith given by David & Jane Austin, Sandra J. Lee. In memory of Mrs. Wiley given by Bill Watson III, John & Glenda Covington, David & Jane Austin, Jan & Scott Ferguson, Sara Smith, Carol & Robert McLeod, Joanne & Art Fudger. In memory of Harry Thigpen given by David & Deedee Walraven, David & Jane Austin. In memory of Larry Ragsdale given by Carol & Robert McLeod. Capital Reserve for Window Restoration In memory of Bob Watson given by David & Dixie Mooney. In memory of John Shipp given by David & Dixie Mooney. General Budget In memory of John Shipp given by Judy & Jerry Rochelle, Terry & Marcia Bell, Outreach Sunday School Class, Hoyt & Harriet Henderson-Ruff. In memory of Bob Watson given by Terry & Marcia Bell, Larry & Jean Silbaugh. In memory of Harry Thigpen given by John Henderson. Kenya School In honor of Ken Vinson given by the Outreach Sunday School Class. River of Life In memory of Harry Thigpen given by Cindy & Sam Dudding. CONSIGNMENT SALE REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN! Our Spring/Summer Consignment Sale will be March 13&14, 2015. The two-day sale features gently worn spring/summer clothing (Infants, Kids, Juniors, Boys through size 20, and Maternity), costumes, books, toys, games, furniture, baby equipment and more! Online registration has begun. The registration fee is $7 and sellers receive 70% of sale profits. Profits from the sale benefit Dallas First United Methodist Women's Ministries. Register to sell or volunteer online at www.heavenlyhandmedowns.org. For more, e-mail us at [email protected] or call Lynn Cochran at 770-883-5548. 2015 VBS Save the Date! This year Vacation Bible School at Dallas First will be June 8-12. Thank you, Dallas people, for being Gods eagles in ministry. Warren Join us on our Everest Expedition. Registration begins April 1st so be on the lookout! CALLING ALL THE MEN OF DALLAS FIRST UMC! Please plan to attend the United Methodist Men’s planning meeting on Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton Room. We need your input to determine our 2015 activities. This is your opportunity to express your ideas regarding the planning of more meaningful and interesting gatherings for the United Methodist Men. Please mark your calendar for this most important date. Contact Tom Forbes for further information at 770-876-5425. ALTAR FLOWER DATES AVAILABLE There are still no flowers on order for March 22 and 29, April 12 and 19, and none on order for May. If you would like to honor or memorialize someone close to you, please complete one of the envelopes found in the racks on the back of the pews, place in it your check for $40, and place it in the offering plate. VOLLEYBALL IS COMING BACK SOON! NEW YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTING FEBRUARY 15! We will be starting a new youth Sunday School on February 15 at 9:45 a.m. Watch for more details. Now that Upward is almost over, the volleyball games will resume on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center, starting Monday, February 9. If you have any questions, please call Hanna Barker 770- We want to welcome Cynthia 312-2248 or email her at [email protected] Kollenberg as a new member to the church. She joined on January TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE NEWS 26 at the 11 o’clock service. We The Tuesday morning Bible Study will be discontinued until are blessed to have Cynthia be a early April. Watch for more information about upcoming studies. part of the Dallas First Family. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. January Sunday Attendance & Financials 1/4/2015 Worship Services:289 Sunday School: 96 Light it Up & Preschool Jam : 14 Schell Family Jeff Fisher Ricky Pike (Jeanette Pike’s Son) Toni Huddleston Chris Brown Earl England Katherine Davis Scarlett Turner Family Robin Vaughn Family of Larry Ragsdale 1/11/2015 Worship Services:353 Sunday School: 128 Light it Up & Preschool Jam : 14 1/19/2014 Worship Services:350 Sunday School: 130 Light it Up & Preschool Jam : 20 1/25/2014 Worship Services:332 Sunday School: 114 Light it Up & Preschool Jam : 18 2014 Final Financial Update As of 12/31/14: Operating Account: Actual Revenues $ 577,974 Actual Expenses $ 519,721 Finish In Faith Account: Actual Revenues $ 158,559 Actual Expenses $ 31,265 Loan Balance $ 640,338 PLEASE PRAY FOR: Peggy Sale (Margie Gibson’s Sister) Family of Rev. Jan Henry-Rinehart Tracy Williamson & Family Ruth Norsworthy Harry Fowler Autumn Hunter Jean Lassister Jackie Scoggins Betty Aiken Sharon Padgett Jenni Rowell & Family Teresa Wright (Margie Gibson’s Cousin) Thigpen Family Rev. Chris Pavlovsky Betty Bonds Georgia Forbes Robbie Whitten Liam Plummer (Nephew of Sarah Osborn) Tina Rakestraw Annelle Phillips Val Crane Terry Bell Linda Williamson Guy Harris Bruce Harris Jim Jordan Kerry Ott David McRaney Kaye Miller Frank Roberts Vaughn Family on Furlough Unspoken Request Our Military Those Serving & in Combat: John Carter, Jacob Cagliani, Joseph Davenport, Rick Dobbs, Ronnie Enos, Emma Enos, Melvin Green, Jesse Huneycutt, Jacob Kincade, Jon Knight, Doug McMichen, Jacob Pine, Shaun Rahn, Dustin Ripley, Steven Scoggins, Larry Smith, David Timmons, Sean Timmons, Aaron Vest, Brian Vest, Mark Vest, Zachary Vest, Chadd Wright Kimberly: Bette Dunn At Powder Springs Rehab Center : Johnnie Cisson **Prayer List Information: People will remain on the prayer list for 6 weeks. Please let the church office know if you wish to add, continue or remove a name. Anniversaries 7 Keith & Rosemary Butler 12 Butch & Roberta Baker 12 James & Louise Keating 14 Roger & Ruth Hardman 16 Lew & Rosemary Nason 20 Ken & Angela Hardy 21 David & Amanda Norris 23 George & Carol Barber 26 Ricky & Kathy Earwood 28 Clint & Dee Morris Birthdays 1 Bette Dunn Alan Shipp 2 Ivey Hayes Wes Johnson Vivian Jones Tina Rakestraw Elijah Nobles 3 Joseph Butler Abigail Pridmore 4 Brayden Wylie 5 Mike Freeman Darlene Jackson 6 Jordan Moore 7 Brandon Nokes Ryan Tomczyk Christine Schell Butch Baker Ann Pennebaker 8 Kenelle Gresham 9 Larry Burford Darlene Golden Nolan Cathey Violet McKinney 10 Abby Cantrell Kaela Dudding 11 Shirley McKinney Mark Webster Nicholas Sandmann Nicholas Parker Pat Baxter Kileigh Eskew Michael Freeman Elisabeth Eaves 13 Joe Thigpen 14 Anita Bailey Candice Collins 15 Carol Durham Jennifer McRaney Tyler Jelks 16 Meredith Long Krista Talley 17 Carla Justice Glenn Bigham 18 Mark Sheldon Paul Cheatham 20 Larry Jarrett Tom Tewksbury Bill Woods 21 Lane Golden Gable Jackson Tom Glanton Scott Ragsdale Ava Norris 22 Jack Bickford Sarah Miller Jimmy Matthews McKenna Tomczyk 23 Vicki Lackey Sharon Woodworth 24 Lainey Meeks 25 Mark Bradley Gayle Earls Sandy Moore Shannon Turner 26 Jerry Colclasure 27 Yoma Shelton 28 Brad Burford Fish & Loaves Food List 1- 2 lb. Quick grits 1-20 oz. box biscuit mix 1- 18 oz. canister oatmeal 1-12 oz. bottle pancake syrup We Need Your Help! From the Fish & Loaves Committee Our Fish & Loaves food ministry is trying to stay ahead of the growing needs of our community, our friends and even our family members. We need your help to do this! 2-9 oz. box powdered milk 1- 13 oz. box cereal 1-18 oz. jar peanut butter 1- 12 oz. jar jelly 1-1 lb. box saltine crackers 3-10 oz. cans soup Here is the list of food that is needed to make up one box of food. You can buy all the food on the list or part of the food on the list and bring it to the Church Annex. If you are too busy to buy the items for the food boxes, you may make a monetary donation to Fish & Loaves, and we can do the shopping for you. Make your checks payable to DFUMC and in the memo write “Fish & Loaves.” 3-5 oz. cans tuna or chicken 1-14 oz. can salmon 3-15 oz. cans vegetables 2- 15 oz. cans fruit cocktail 1-1 lb. box spaghetti noodles 1-26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce 2-1 lb. bags dry beans 1- 1 lb. bag rice Dallas First has helped many people with your donations, and we pray that we will be able to continue our ministry. We appreciate all that you do to keep our food pantry full. 1-13 oz. box instant potatoes 2-7 oz. boxes mac & cheese 1-2 lb. bag cornmeal 1-16 oz. bottle cooking oil Dallas First United Methodist Church Children’s Learning Center 141 East Memorial Drive Dallas, Georgia 30132 770-443-5808 Thank You Dear Church Family, Thank you for all the love, support, thoughts and prayers our family received. The expressions for sympathy through cards, calls, and visits were deeply appreciated. The Family of Ola Wiley Brenda & Jim Underwood ___________________________________________ 2015 Fall Registration Dates: February 23 & 24 Returning Student Registration February 25 Church Members February 26 Fall Registration Open to the Public (10:00 a.m.) To our precious Church Family, My cup runneth over with gratitude for the prayers, visits, cards, and kind words in the passing of my Daddy. He loved the Lord and The United Methodist Church. God bless each of you and your families. Joe and Lois Thigpen Registration Fee - $160 00 (This includes a Preschool T-shirt and school bag) SAVE THE DATE! The dates for the 2015 River of Life are June 17-21. 2015-2016 Class List and Monthly Tuition 18 month class- $145 (Tuesday/Thursday) 2-Year classes - $145 (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Thursday) Older 2’s Class - $155 (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) 3-Year classes - $155 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 4-Year Classes - $175 (Monday - Friday) COME & PRAY WITH US ON THURSDAYS Everyone is invited to join us in prayer for our church, county, country, and personal needs at our weekly prayer meeting every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Please join us! COUNSELING AT DFUMC As part of our Outreach Ministry, Ann S. Pennebaker, NCC, LPC, will be available for counseling appointments at the church on Wednesdays. Although there is no fee for this service, donations to the Outreach Ministry of DFUMC will be accepted. Ann is a Georgia licensed professional counselor and has national board certification. She has training in family therapy, working with children and adults with learning disabilities and treating those with addiction and their families. She also counsels those with depression, grief, anxiety, and trauma. To schedule an appointment with Ann, please call her at 678-790-5406. Counseling sessions will begin at the church on January 14. Please keep this ministry in your prayers. Youth Lock-In We will have our next lock-in on Friday, February 27, at 8 p.m. We will conclude the lock-in on Saturday, February 28, at 7 a.m. Please be picked up promptly at 7 a.m. Please bring a drink and food item to share with the group. We will have plenty of fun, games, and food. For more information, contact Chris Freeman. (404) 375-8550. The Rome-Carrollton District wants each of us to help support the effort to eradicate Malaria. Please consider giving to this worthy cause. If you write a check, please put “Imagine No Malaria” in the memo section. Below is a link for the video available on line for anyone wishing to receive more information. (www.ngumc.org/imaginenomalariabishop2015) First United Methodist Church 141 E. Memorial Drive Dallas, GA 30132 dallasfirstumc.org ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED OUR STAFF: Rev. Warren Huddleston Rev. Chris Pavlovsky Dr. Daniel Bakos Mrs. Debaree Pereira Ms. Ann Vaughn Mrs. Nancy Dow Mrs. Kristie Keown Ms. Beth Cochran Ms. Sarah Osborne Mr. Chris Freeman Mr. Jamie Brownlow Mr. Brandon Spencer-Wilhelm Mr. Dennis Howard Pastor Associate Pastor Organist Administrative Assistant Office Assistant Treasurer CLC Director Children’s Director Childcare Coordinator Youth Director Music Director Contemporary Worship Leader Custodian/Facilitator AUTO DEBIT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR TITHES & OFFERINGS Are you tired of writing out those checks every month? Do you have to tie a ribbon around your finger to remember to take your check to Sunday service? For your convenience, we now offer an automatic debit from your bank account for your tithes and offerings. If you would like to sign up, please contact Debaree at the church office at [email protected] or 770-445-2509 or stop by the church office to obtain an authorization form. Pastor’s Cell (770) 654-0125 Pastor’s Home (678) 540-6992 Associate Pastor’s Cell (678) 787-6344 CHURCH OFFICE INFORMATION Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Office Phone: (770) 445-2509 Fax (770) 443-0824 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.dallasfirstumc.org CHURCH NEWS IN YOUR EMAIL! If you don’t get the Weekly Church News Email, call the church office to add your name to our email list. We send out an email every Tuesday and Thursday to the church with our upcoming events for the week, the menu for our WOW Dinner, any prayer requests, Sunday’s volunteers, and much, much, more. If a prayer request is urgent, it goes out to the church immediately upon notification that someone is in need of prayer. LOOKING FOR THE CHURCH CALENDAR? CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!! You can view the Dallas First UMC Church Calendar with the most up-to-date church events on our website at www.dallasfirstumc.org. The link is on the right-hand side of the home page listed under DFUMC Favorites.
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