THE SOURCE BLAST
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Announcements & Events for
March 22-29, 2020
OUR PURPOSE

EXALT - THE LORD   EQUIP - THE SAINTS
 EMBRACE - THE COMMUNITY
THE PREACHED WORD

Rev. Angela Johnson

TOPIC: " Course Correction"

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 23

"The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough..." (The Passion Translation)


What course correction is God telling you to make?
Quality time with family, private & family worship, take care of your body, spending time with God...




Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, March 29, 2020
Ezeckiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130
John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11




Click on the link to see the two previous worship services.
It will direct you to our FaceBook Page. It will ask you to log-in or create an account. Click the not now button and scroll down to see the services.

Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
4 x FOUR CHALLENGE

During the Lenten Season, the challenge presented to you is to invite people to worship with us. Originally, the challenge was to invite at least 4 people to church on Sundays. In spite of the virus, we still have the opportunity to invite people to hear the word of God and worship with us through social media. Invite people to view and like our services on FaceBook or visit our website. Also get the email address of your guests and send to the church secretary, scherrie.simon@centralumcatl.org for a thank you note from Pastor Ross.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE!!!


PRAYER LINE

Join Rev. Ross, Rev. Angie and Central members in prayer on Wednesday, March 25th
6:30 pm.
Phone Number 605-313-4460
access code 650574#

Please mute your phone when you come on the line!


Central Family...

The Coronavirus is having us make adjustments on how we worship, socialize and communication information to each other. This is new to all of us and we are navigating through this to discover effective ways to share our worship services and other church related information with you. Please be attentive as we share future information using the Calling Post, The Source Blast and our Website.
Thank You!
From Fulton County Commissioner's Office

The Following information was provided by our County Commissioner, Commissioner Joe Carn:

MEALS FOR STUDENTS
All metro county schools are closed until further notice. Meal programs will be available for students only. Families can pick up meals for all children under the age of 18, or under the age of 21 for youth with special needs. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided.
Locations:
Fulton County Schools
Lake Forest Elementary School 5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs
Tri-Cities High School 2575 Harris Street East Point, GA
Mimosa Elementary School 1550 Warsaw Rd. Roswell, GA
Banneker High School 6015 Feldwood Rd. College Park, GA
Haynes Bridge Middle School, 10665 Haynes Bridge Rd. Alpharetta, GA
Langston Hughes High School, 7510 Hall Rd. Fairburn, GA

Atlanta Public School - Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bunche Middle School 1925 Niskey Lake Rd. SWr
Cleveland Ave. Elementary 2672 Old Hapeville Rd. S.W.
Douglass High School 225 Hamilton E. Holmes Dr. N.W.
Phoenix Academy (Formerly Alonzo Crim H.S.) 256 Clifton St. S.E.
Sylvan Hills Middle School 1461 Sylvan Rd. S.W.


Georgia Power will temporarily suspend residential disconnection for the next 30 days, beginning on March 14, 2020. and will reevaluate the policy and time frame as the situation develops.

MARTA - Bus and rail service is still available, however MARTA is operating in diminished ridership protocols.

Senior Centers - All Fulton County senior centers will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16th. Meal delivery is being arranged for existing senior center clients.

Libraries - All Fulton Country libraries will be closed to the public starting Saturday, March 14th until further notice.

Federal Income Tax
Deadline for filing your income tax has been moved to July 15, 2020.

Grocery Stores New Hours
Aldi - hours 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Costco - Shopping hours for seniors, Tuesday & Thursday 8am - 9 am
Kroger - Hours 8am-9pm. Senior shopping hours 7am-8am. They are hiring people.
Publix - Hours 8am -8pm. Senior shopping hours Tuesday& Wednesday 7am-8am
Target - Hours 9am - 9pm. Senior shopping 1 hour before opening on Wednesdays
Walgreen - Hours 9am -9pm. Pharmacy drive thru open 24 hours at the 24 hour locations.
Walmart - Hours 7am-8:30pm. Senior shopping Tuesday 7am-8am.
Wayfield - Hours 8am - 9 pm. Senior shopping Tuesday & Wednesday 7am.

Please stay inform. Information is changing on a daily basis.

Stay Safe!
VOTE 2020!

The Presidential Primary Election scheduled for March 24th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 19th.
THE FOOD PANTRY

The Pantry is in need of your grocery/department store bags which are used to issue food and toiletries to our clients. Your donated bags may be placed in the collection containers located in the Narthex, Fellowship Hall and the Ministry Center.




CLOTHES CLOSET MINISTRY

There Is A Chill In The Air!
That means our unique surrounding community needs our help! Please donate gently used cold-weather items; coats, jackets, boots, blankets, etc. to Central's Clothes Closet. For more information, please contact Min. Julie Gordon.
FOOD AND CLOTHES DISTRIBUTION HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!
March 15-22


Shirley Meadows 22nd
Aurelius Freeman 22nd
Wayne Copeland 23rd
Sylvia Franklin 26th
Gail Meadows 27th
Rachel Jordan 27th
Ella Green 27th
Yvonne Conway 27th
Gloria Daniels 29th


Let us pray together for church members and family members who are in nursing care facilities, who are homebound, who are the caregivers, and those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one.

Nursing Care Facility

Mrs. Emilie Cotton
Dr. Ioma Glover
Mrs. Alice Isreal
Mrs. Lillie Middlebrooks
Mrs. Jean McPherson

HOME BOUND
 Mr. Joseph Amos,
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Mrs. Allie Clift
Mrs. Nancy Johnson,
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond

BEREAVEMENT
Please keep in your prayers the family of Rose Blake. Rose passed on Sunday morning, March 22nd.



Please call the church office to report any known illness, hospitalizations or deaths
ALL MINISTRY MEETINGS, SMALL GROUP MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


CHURCH INFORMATION
To watch our past worship services, go to
youtube@timecapturer.
 
  There are four ways you may give your tithes and offerings:

 
1.Give by Text
  • Open a new text page
  • For recipient type 73256
  • In the message box type CENTRALUMC ( all in capital letter)
  • A green screen will say Central UMC, Atlanta, Ga. (a)type in the amount you wish to give for your tithes and offering. (b) Select your method of payment.
  • Click the green GIVE button. A confirmation will be sent to you.

2.Give online at our website, www.centralumcatl.org.

3.Place your tithes and offerings in the offering plates on Sunday during the worship service.

4.Mail or bring your offering to the church office.
 

 

                 
UNESCORTED CHILDREN are not permitted to move about the church during Sunday worship service.


CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 must be escorted to the restroom.

Effectively immediately, all parents MUST SIGN IN THEIR CHILDREN for all church related activities.

VOLUNTEERS working with children and youth must be safe sanctuary certified and have undergone a successful background check.

ALL INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.
       
 
The deadline to print announcement in Sunday's worship bulletin is 3:00 pm each Wednesday . Please include an email address and telephone number to be printed with your announcement. Please submit your announcement to,
Scherrie Simon ,
scherrie.simon@centralumcatl.org

 THE PASTOR'S OFFICE HOURS

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross Hours

Monday
Pastor's Sabbath Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
 Pastor's Study Day
vance.ross@centralumcatl.org

 
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
501 Mitchell Street S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
www.centralumcatl.org
Office 404-524-4263 Fax 404-524-4344
Emergency Number 678-424-7449
(to be used after normal business hours and weekends)

VISION STATEMENT
"A Christ-Centered, Radically Inclusive,
Inter-generational Congregation that uses
its Spiritual Gifts to meet the needs of our
unique Surrounding Community."

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross, Senior Pastor
Rev. Angela Johnson, Assistant Pastor