Georgianna Hook

From the Pastor's Desk               August 10, 2017 

 
THE GEORGIANNA WAY   
Commitment to Stewardship
 I think you can blame much of the demise of the North American Christian church on the toxic influence of culture that has penetrated what was meant to be sacred. But not when it comes to this weeks core value...we (The Church) messed this one up on our own. Stewardship is never very hard for me to talk about because quite frankly its the easiest of all of Jesus commands for me to follow. Early in my Christian walk it was impressed on me that the principle of Stewardship applies to everything in the Kingdom of God...I own nothing! Its all on loan...it's a sacred trust! My gifts, my resources, my marriage, my kids, my job, my heart is all a sacred trust. And one day I believe I will have to stand before the Holy God that Nathan described last week and give an account for this trust He placed in me. The church has relegated stewardship to a dollars and cents impetus that we initiate, and missed the Biblical reality that it is ALL God's. The only thing I can control before death is the pre-purchase of my own urn for ashes. And even then it doesn't prevent my boys from selling it on eBay to fund a brothers weekend get-away. I believe we "live to give". I also believe the opportunities that surround us
are as numerous as the stars in the sky!
Join us Sunday as I share my passion for this core value.
 
Missions Celebration-This Sunday we will be sharing the images from our summer of missions, you won't want to miss it!


Welcoming Others: There are two times a year that people and families are prompted to visit a church; in the beginning of the new year and the beginning of a new school year. Every August we see increased attendance especially in our middle (9:45) service. We want there to be room for these folks who might one day join our church family, and so I am asking if some of us would be willing to go to the earlier or later services for a few months. It would also be helpful for those who can, to park at Provost which opens spaces up on our main campus for these visitors. Thank you for always being a church that is willing to live sacrificially for others.
 
   

Missions

BACKPACKS 
Thank you all so much for helping reach our goal for the Cambridge backpack drive! We could not have done it with out you all!
 
FLU SHOTS
Free flu shots will be available on Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 24 in the Historic Sanctuary during church hours!
They will be administered by a licensed pharmacist!
Please sign up in the courtyard on August 27th and September 3rd!
 

Children's Ministry  
  
Attention all Youth and Children's Ministry Volunteers
Mandatory Child Protection & Policy Meeting 
Tuesday, August 15th 6:30 pm in the TLC

Vineyard 
 If you can help with childcare on Wednesday nights, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm during Vineyard please contact Kelly at 452-7523 or kelly@georgianna.org
 
Youth 
 
Attention all Youth and Children's Ministry Volunteers
Mandatory Child Protection & Policy Meeting 
Tuesday, August 15th 6:30 pm
in the TLC

Sign up for Rock the Universe at youth!
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Cost: $75 (includes ticket and transportation) 
There will be a lock-in to follow. 
 
Bible Journaling will continue on Wednesdays at 5:00 pm  
Open to Jr. and Sr. High

  SR. HIGH YOUTH
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday - meal provided 
JR. HIGH YOUTH
6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday - meal provided 
 
General                       
VINEYARD 
Mark your calendar with the following dates as Vineyard resumes in August.  Pastor Calhoun will pick up the study of Acts in Chapter 17.
Soup and fellowship starts at 6:30 then bible study immediately following.
August 16, 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25

SEAFARERS MINISTRY  AT PORT CANAVERAL  
Are you looking for a place to volunteer?  Seafarers Ministry is in need.  This is a non profit ministry who serves the men and women who work on the cruise and cargo ships that come into Port Canaveral.  Please contact
 Paula Roman at 321-783-0007 if you are interested, would like to hear more about it or to set up a tour.
  

GEORGIANNA UMC

www.georgianna.org

3925 South Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, FL  32952

321-452-7523