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From the Pastor's Desk                             May 18, 2017


Uncommon Fellowship: Carry One Anothers Burdens 
 Have you ever had a time when you felt so overwhelmed you didn't know where to turn? Maybe these days the better question is have you ever had a time when you weren't feeling overwhelmed? I think one of the great joys of being in ministry or being in a church is that there is always the possibility of mutual support...no one ever has to go it alone, unless they choose to. This is the reason Jesus left us the Holy Spirit (our advocate) so that we would never be alone. So how are we at "Bearing" one another's burdens. I think we are good at "Hearing" one another's burdens, but maybe not so good at "bearing" them.  Its amazing the difference one letter makes.  I have taught for years that the North American Church is great at "Sympathy" but not so good with "Empathy".  In other words the church can be good at feeling sorry for people, willing to pray for people, but not actually helping people. This is not the case here at Georgianna, but I think we have to be on guard against empathy apathy. Now clearly there needs to be some boundaries so that we don't create a co-dependency or fall in the trap of entitlement and for sure we should be healthy spiritually before we jump in to help. But the key is to not assume its always some one else's burden to be carried alone. Join us Sunday as we continue to challenge ourselves to maintain this beautiful Uncommon Fellowship.

Sunday, May 21 is Senior Recognition Day
Graduating Seniors will be recognized in all 3 services 
   
Corky's Office Schedule- As Corky recovers he will not be scheduling office appointments for a couple of weeks. Janice is available for anyone who may need an urgent appointment. Thank you for your prayers, he is eager to be back at 100%.


Missions

LOCAL MISSIONS
BACKYARD MISSIONS: SAVE THE DATES!
June 19, 21, 26 & 28
July 24, 26, 31 & 
August 1

Registration will begin MAY 28 in the courtyard.  Email Chris at chris@georgianna.org if you have any questions prior. 

Children's Ministry  
 
Sunday, June 4th
 Move Up Sunday and Armor Sunday 
MOVE UP- All Sunday school children will move
 up to their next grade classroom
ARMOR SUNDAY -Arm yourself with the word of God!
Bibles will be given to all Sunday school students
1st thru 6th grade to take home and keep as their very own bible.

Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars VBS is right around the corner
July 10th thru July 14th.
Need Adult and Youth Volunteers for VBS week
 (if you are interested please contact Kelly Winston)
Registration will open June 1st online from the Georgianna website
 
If you are interested in volunteering in children's ministry   
please contact Kelly Winston at 452-7523 or kelly@georgianna.org
Youth 

CAMP REGISTRATION 
Camp registration ends this Sunday!!  Be sure and sign up so you don't miss out.  The dates are June 5-9. Visit our table in the courtyard to sign up or email Daisy@georgianna.org with any questions.
 
We will be accepting donations for the camp Snack Shack this Sunday at the YWSM camp table. Please bring individually packaged chips, snacks, etc. The kids have asked that you please not donate CHEEZ ITS.( Who knew?)
 
 
  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                       
Please join us for our Ladies' Summer Bible Study 
Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30
May 24th - June 28th
Meeting at the Church Parsonage:  3939 Crooked Mile Rd / MI  32952
Studying:  Jill Briscoe's "PRAYER that WORKS"  

 
PARKING MINISTRY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS SUBSTITUTES
Our Parking Ministry is in need of several volunteers
 to serve on an occasional basis.
If you are interested in helping, please email
 Janice Shepard at:  janice@georgianna.org.
 
FCA Multi Sports Camp 
CO-ED Camp for those entering Grades 3rd - 8th
June 26-30, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
First Baptist Church Melbourne
Instruction from former college and professional athletes in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, speed and agility work.  Faith Based instruction and fun.  For more information contact Dan Carter at dcarter@fca.org or to register go to brevardfca.org

Men's Bible Study 
Last Bible study before the summer break is
 Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 in the Fishing 56 room.  

GEORGIANNA UMC

www.georgianna.org

3925 South Tropical Trail

Merritt Island, FL  32952

321-452-7523