Acworth United Methodist Church
Our Mission is to be INVOLVED as faithful disciples of CHRIST.
Current Events

APRIL in the Food Pantry
Any kind of peanut butter and jelly
Pasta, pasta, pasta
Rice, rice, rice
Instant milk
Lots of soup
Everyone in the food pantry would like to send a special thanks to our secret shoppers that helped get us through the month and Don Stotts and Johnny Johnston for volunteering to pick up our bread and also for each and every one of you for donating to our shopping carts. Watch for their new locations in April.
Baskets of Blessings! ‘Rene

MISSION MINISTRY

CHILDREN'S & FAMILY MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

APRIL 13 is PALM-A-PALOOZA!
Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. What better way to begin than with fellowship! Everyone is invited to lunch and fun from 12-2:30pm. The Spencer’s are cooking lunch! Make your reservation and purchase your tickets in the Hall of Memories March 30 and April 6. Donate a cake, cupcakes or other dessert for the cake walk! After lunch, we’ll have Egg Hunts for all children through 5th grade, Holy Week activities for the family plus our
annual Basket Auction! Sunday School Classes, companies, individuals and groups are encouraged to donate a basket for the annual Palm-A-Palooza Basket Auction! Need ideas? There’s a list of suggested themes with the sign up sheets! Baskets are due April 6 so they can be previewed prior to the auction. All proceeds benefit AUMC Children’s & Family Ministry.

Mark your calendars now for WEIRD ANIMALS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 16-20 9am-12noon. For 3 year olds through 5th grade Registration will begin SOON! Cost is $15
More information coming soon!
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus." Ephesians

Summer Camp Information and Registration

IBM- In-Between Ministry for 3rd-6th Grade- meets only once this month, on April 27 from 5-7pm. Don’t miss our last lesson in the Bad Guys of the Bible series! Watch for information about a group trip
to see “Heaven is for Real” on April 26!

Summer’s coming! Can you give a Sunday School or Junior Church volunteer a much needed break and shepherd a group during June and July? You’ll be
blessed more than you can imagine!

Children’s & Family Ministry Team meets April 22, 6:30-7:30pm in E104 to prep for VBS Sneak-a-Peek.

G3 - Growing God’s Girls - for 4th – 6th grade girls - will have a picnic lunch and make Resurrection Gardens on April 6! We’ll meet in the FLC from 12:15- 2:15pm. Please email your reservation to
Darlene by April 4. Friends and big sisters are always welcome! Contact Kris Shock or Darlene for more info.

B4C - Building Brave Boys - for 4th- 6th grade boys will meet April 6 from 12:15-2:30pm for lunch out and games in with Mr Chris & Mr Ed! Friends & dads are welcome! Bring money for lunch out.

ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

UPCOMING SENIOR ADULT ACTIVITIES

OWLS COVERED DISH LUNCH
Monday, April 21
12 noon in the FLC
Join us for lunch and Fellowship together
Everyone welcome!

OWLS TRIP FOR APRIL
New Echota and the Chief Vann House
Thursday, April 10
Leave AUMC 9:00 AM
Cost: $15
Plus Dutch Treat Lunch at the Oakwood Café in Dalton
Sign up on the Adult Ministry Bulletin Board

Men's Breakfast
Sunday, April 6
7AM in the FLC
All AUMC Men are Invited!

AUMC ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT GROUP
Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 PM in the Conference Room.

Volunteer Receptionist Position Available
The church office needs a volunteer to answer the phone and occasional light office work on Wednesdays. Hours are flexible but if you can be here from about 10am to 1pm, that would be great. If you want to know more, contact Joan or call her at 770-974-3312.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

Upcoming Youth Events:
Summer Mission Trip: June 1-6, 2014: Louisville, Kentucky. $270.

Find details of events and more info about the Youth on our website: acworthumcyouth.wordpress.com

MUSIC MINISTRY

The Kids on the Hill Choir (1st - 5th grades) is actively involved in writing their Spring Musical which will be presented on May 18. The children have decided on a theme, are in the process of writing their own lines, and have begun learning the music which they will sing with it. This is a completely new idea in choosing a program for children's musicals, and seems to have the resounding approval and enthusiasm of all the children in the Choir!
We can't give away all the secrets, but it seems to be a nautical theme in which every child will have at least one or more lines to say. The enthusiasm and energy we can see in their Wednesday rehearsals indicates that every child is excited to have such a unique and meaningful role in the production they will present. Ms. Sonya Peebles is doing a wonderful job with these children! So, this is your chance to get a "heads up" and put May 18, at the 11am service on your calendar. You will not want to miss this!!!

The Chancel Choir is preparing for Holy Week and Easter. On Palm Sunday there will be a string orchestra and woodwinds to present a Passion Sunday service. The focus of the service will be to examine the infinite love God showed for us through the suffering and sacrifice of His Son and what all of that means to us in our daily lives. Then on Easter Sunday morning we will all celebrate the resurrection and Christ's victory over death. We will have a brass section to lend a majestic spirit to our service with choir and congregation. The choir and brass will also offer a joyous tribute to Christ's amazing love, and His wondrous resurrection.
The Choir has openings for new members to join and for former members to return. We are in the early stages of the learning of our music so this would be an ideal time for you to join (and for former members to come back.)

The Celebration Singers for Senior Adults is active always on the go and having a marvelous time! They would love to have new members and welcome any and all who wish to join. You don't have to read music, you will never be put on the spot, and we just love to sing. Most of what we sing is sacred music that we sing for church services, but we also sing the old favorites from popular tunes just for fun too! Come on and see how much we all enjoy it Wednesdays at 3:30pm.

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