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

Tap/Ballet for preschool girls has openings! Join Creative Movement& Dance beginning January 7 from 1:15-2pm in the Gathering Area. See Darlene for details.

MISSION MINISTRY

CHILDREN'S & FAMILY MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

PassItOn SPRING & SUMMER CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE is MARCH 6 & 7
Support Children’s & Family Ministry!
The consignment sale is our biggest fundraiser! Anyone can support the sale by consigning, shopping and/or volunteering. Lots of participation will make this sale a successful fundraiser! Returning consignors register beginning December 30. Registration opens to the public on January 8. Go to passiton for more information and to register to consign your premium new or gently-used infant, children’s, teen and maternity spring & summer clothing, plus formals, shoes, children’s furniture, toys, games, accessories and sports equipment at this sale. Consignors receive 70% of their sale proceeds!

G3 & B4C are joining forces in January for ice skating fun! 4th-6th grade girls & boys can meet at noon (after church) on Sunday, January 4 in the FLC for sign in. We’ll have a quick lunch then go to
Ice Forum at Town Center and skate from 1-3pm. Pickup will be at 3:45pm in the FLC. Cost is $15 each for lunch and skating - only $12 if you have your own ice skates. Friends are always welcome! Contact Darlene, Kris Shock, or Ed Lynch if you have questions.

Don’t miss the QUEST REVERSE LOCK-IN on Dec 30 from 10am-7pm - watch for more info via email!

QUEST for 3rd-6th graders - will meet January 11 and 25 from 5-7pm DownUnder. Join us as we explore God’s purpose for each of us! Bring friends! And mark your calendar for the QUEST SCREAM RETREAT at Sharp Top Cove on March 20-22.. Sign up sheet on bulletin board at Darlene’s office or email Darlene if you plan to go. Cost is $185 each but thanks to a generous donation, the first $30 has been paid! Balance is $155 payable in 3 easy payments: $50 at registration, $50 by January 25 and balance by February 22.. There are only 30
spaces available so register early!

CHILDREN’S & FAMILY TEAM
Sunday, January 11 Let’s meet for lunch after church! The main topics on the agenda are discussion of space enhancements for children’s
area, planning for Palm-a-Palooza and updates/
improvements for the Spring & Summer
Consignment Sale. 2014 brought awesome
improvements (playground, tv’s, etc.)
- there’s a lot in store for 2015! Everyone is welcome to be a part of this team!

ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

“Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage”
Join Gary & Lisa Morris host 5 Sunday evenings of laughter and discussion with this DVD based series from Mark Gungor’s popular weekend marriage seminar. Questions? Contact Gary & Lisa at 678-819-8885.
Sunday Evenings from 5:30 – 7:00
January 11 – The Tale of Two Brains (Part 1)
January 18 – The Tale of Two Brains (Part 2)
January 25 – Why Does He/She Do That?
February 1 – The #1 Key to Incredible Sex
February 8 – How to Stay Married and Not Kill Anyone

FAITH FOUNDATION
Did you know our actions today can help win others to Christ long after we are gone? By investing in AUMC’s newly created endowment fund, the Faith Foundation Fund, we will support church priorities that would not be possible through the yearly budget. The best part is that only the income earned from gifts will be used. The principle amount remains in the account earning interest and generating income far into the future.

OWLS Chili Cook-Off:
The Sr. Adults will hold their annual Chili Cook-Off on Monday, January 12 at noon. All entries will be taste tested by everyone in attendance (some may even need two “tastes” to make a decision.) Come join in the fun. If you’re not a chili chef, bring a side dish, crackers, sour cream or cheese. It’s all in fun and warms the tummy on a cold winter’s day.

The first meeting of the 2015 Administrative Council will be Monday, January 26, at 7pm in the sanctuary. All new and “old” members should plan to attend.

YOUTH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

Upcoming Youth Events:

Jan. 16-18: Created by God. See the Children’s page for more information!

Jan. 23: Middle School Night Out. 6-9pm. More details to come soon!

Jan. 13: Paulding Co. & Allatoona, 7am.
McDonald’s @ Cedarcrest & 92

Jan. 27: Cobb County, 7am
Chick-fil-A on Hwy. 41 next to O’Charley’s

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

MUSIC MINISTRY

The Hand Bells performed an enjoyable and educational Christmas program featuring readings from journals from Christmas of 1864 and Christmas music of the era. The bells performed and were joined by actors and soloists who gave us a real feeling of what Christmas may have been like during that time. The Hand Bells will be accepting new members in January. If you would like to come and try it please do!

The Praise Team presented their Christmas program at the 9:30 service and was warmly received by the congregation. They performed a variety of high energy favorites and lovely, meaningful Christmas ballads as well. It set a marvelous tone for the beginning of the advent and Christmas season. Their membership is by audition. If you are interested in being a part of the Praise Team as a singer or instrumentalist, please contact Susan Croft.

The Kids on the Hill Choir presented "Isaiah Jones", a high energy, message rich musical filled with drama and wonderful songs. Complete with costumes, sets, and surprises it captivated our congregation. The message was powerful and the performance by our kids was superb.

If there is a kid at your house who would enjoy a high energy way of learning music and have a really fun time in the process, that kid needs to be part of Kids on the Hill! We will be happy to see new members in January.

The Chancel Choir and Sanctuary Orchestra presented their Christmas Celebration service to a packed house. The musical offerings were woven together by Pastor James Gwin's sermon in narration form. It told the story of the birth of our Lord and also gave the congregation an opportunity to reflect on how we can relate the miraculous gift of Christmas in our lives.

The Chancel Choir will open its doors to new members in January. We would love for you to come.

From all of us on the Music Ministry Team; May God bless you with a very Merry Christmas!!!

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