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

FALL FEST is October 26!
Mark your calendar now for Trunk-r- Treat, carnival games, face-painting, inflatables, pumpkin patch and more! Don’t miss the fun! This event will be in the lower parking lot from 4-6pm and is open to the community! AUMC groups, scouts, etc. can sponsor a trunk, game or other activity. See Darlene for more information. It’s an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Support the AUMC Food Pantry -bring canned goods for their trunk!

MISSION MINISTRY

CHILDREN'S & FAMILY MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

AUMC Preschool
Preschool registration for the 2014-2015 is well under way. Currently, we have limited openings in our M/W 2 year old class, and our 4 and Early 5 year old classes. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour, please call the preschool office at 770-975-8754.

G3 - Growing God’s Girls - for 4th-6th graders meets September 7 from 12-2:15pm in the FLC for lunch and a fun girls-only activity. Parents, please sign in 4th-6th grade girls in the FLC. Friends and big sisters are always welcome! Cost is $5. For more information about G3, please contact kris.shock@comcast.net or Darlene. Mark your calendars now for October 5 - we’re going to Merrick’s Walk! More information will be given at G3 and via email.

B4C - Brothers for Christ - for 4th-6th grade boys - has super-charged plans for Sunday, September 7 from12-4pm! Cost for lunch and top secret activity is $20. Parents - each child must be signed in with Chris & Ed in the Chapel after church. Dads & friends are welcome! Questions? Contact Ed Lynch or Darlene.

QUEST is on for 3rd-6th Graders! Don’t miss the fun this month - we’ll meet September 14 & 28 from 5-7pm DownUnder the FLC for games, fellowship and exploring God’s Word! The challenge is on to create a logo for QUEST (one idea is used here!) - bring your QUEST logo ideas! Watch for more information in the bulletin and in your email. Not on the email list? Send your child’s name, grade and your email address to Darlene. Remember to wear tennis shoes (for game time) and bring friends to QUEST!

Join the Children’s & Family Ministry Team! Next meeting is October 19 after church. Location TBA. Everyone is welcome - youth through seniors!
Call or email Darlene for more information.

ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

NEW SINGLES GROUP
Are you single and looking for new friends to enjoy some time together? Do you want to see a movie, meet at a restaurant, take a walk, en-joy an outdoor concert or play cards at a game night some time this Fall? Come connect with other age 40+. Contact Teresa or Scott Koeppel at 770-419-5912 or tkoeppel@bellsouth.net

MUST Summer Lunch Program a Huge Success
By the numbers, the MUST Summer Lunch program provided about 6,100 children with a lunch every summer weekday. Acworth UMC served as the host site for the North Cobb area and sent 15,889 lunches out to children in Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, and Cherokee counties. A huge thank you to Beth Clark, Karen LeBleu, Bob Ponto, Nancy O’Kelly, Madison Price, Jean Ware, Don Stotts, Beth Gwin, Renee Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Sandy Augsburger, Susan Kemp, Pam Fowler, Roger Nystedt, Jean Hall and many others from the surrounding community who showed up to check, pack, and deliver lunches. A big praise also goes to the countless others who donated food items or money to support this effort. Well done Acworth UMC!

YOUTH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

Upcoming Youth Events:

September 14: District Youth Day at Camp Glisson. $30. Zipline, Climbing Wall, Creek Hike, Worship.

September 26: Middle School Night Out. 6-10pm. More details to come soon!

Sept. 9: Paulding Co. & Allatoona, 7am. McDonald’s @ Cedarcrest & 92

Sept. 23: 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

We are very fortunate at AUMC to have a true artist at the piano every Sunday! Ivy Pirl is a wonderful musician and extraordinary pianist. She has a special gift to be able to convey to her audience the beauty and emotion of the music she performs so totally flawlessly.

The Music Ministry was excited to present Ivy Pirl in concert on Wednesday, August 27. She played a variety of music from standard piano literature to hymn arrangements in several styles. We have all enjoyed and been lifted by her playing during the services. Now we have the opportunity to hear her alone.

Thanks to the Men's Bible Class for the wonderful dinner they provided.
We look forward to many more musical evenings .

The Chancel Choir is up and running and looking forward to beginning Christmas preparations soon. If you enjoy singing come join us Wednesday at 7:15 pm.

The Hand Bell choirs are starting now and would love to have you come and ring whether you have any experience or not. There is a hand bell group for you.

The children's choirs have begun and are having a fabulous time on Wednesdays. K, 1st, and 2nd grades meet at 6:00 pm. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades meet at 6:30 pm in room S108. All kids who enjoy having fun, singing, and laughing a lot should come!!!

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