THE SOURCE BLAST
First Sunday in Lent
Announcements & Events for
February 21, 2021
OUR PURPOSE

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

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Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, February 28, 2021
Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm 22:23-31
Mark 8:31-38; Romans 4: 13-25
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
EXALT THE LORD
Sundays during the month of February, the Children and Youth Ministries will have a special presentation during our virtual worship service to honor Black achievement.
DISMANTLING RACISM:
LENT DEVOTIONS BY OUR BISHOPS

Invite at least 4 people to our virtual worship service on Sunday. Host a Watch Party and invite Friends!

4 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS


  1. Website- centralumcatl.org
  2. Text Message - 73256 in the message type CENTRALUMC
  3. Mail your offerings to - Central UMC 501 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  4. Cash App- $CUMCATL


VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE ATTENDANCE

The number of people who viewed our worship service on Facebook and YouTube for Sunday February 14, 2021 - 528
Ash Wednesday Service -651
EQUIP THE SAINTS
JOIN A PRAYER GROUP


THE POWER OF PRAYER

Central's Prayer Team invites you to join a prayer circle for intercessory prayer. These virtual prayer circles are hosted by members of Central's Prayer Team. They will gather to pray for individuals, our church, the government, our nation and the world.

The Prayer Circle day, time and conference call numbers are listed:

Wendy Murphy - Mondays, 6:45 pm, 605-313-5608 access code 725038#

Scarlette Dukes - Monday, Dec. 14th 7:oo pm, 602-580-9453 access code 2082348# Scripture to study James 5:1-20

Couties Hollis - Every other Wednesdays, 8:00 pm 978-990-5404 access code 7685875#

Diane Wyatt - Thursdays, 8:00 pm 712-775-7031 access code 413883#


SUNDAY SCHOOL & BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
The WBC Adult Sunday School Class
Conference Call.

Sundays 8:45-9:45 am
Call in number 515-604-9307
Access code 341177#





VIRTUAL YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Sundays
9:00 am

Contact Kimberly Oliver, Sunday School Superintendent at
oliverk2482@gmail.com to get the Zoom link.




THE CHRIST OF THE MOUNT: A WORKING PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE
Mondays
7:00 pm via Zoom


Facilitator: Rev. George Davis
Email Rev. Davis : shepherdgad@gmail.com




THE CLASS MEETING GROUP:
"Friends With Benefits: Sharing the Love of Christ"


The Friends with Benefits: Sharing the Love of Christ
Tuesdays 12:00 -1:00 pm
Conference Call Number 720-830-9745
(No Access Code)
Rev. Mildred Gunn, Class Facilitator




JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Conference Phone Call
Facilitator:
Rev. Frederick Gray






SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY
via ZOOM
Wednesdays
7:15 pm
Facilitator:
Rev. Vance Ross

Reading the book; I'm Black, I'm Christian, I'm Methodist
by Rudy Rasmus. 




THREE SIMPLE RULES: A WESLEYAN
WAY OF LIVING
Thursdays
7:00 pm via Zoom


Facilitator: Dr. Maxine Hunt
Dr. Hunt's email: huntmaxine@att.net
YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Ages 18-40
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Via Zoom
Focus Study: The Books of the Bible

Contact Rev. Angie for class information and Zoom link; angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUP STUDY
GRADES 6-8
Thursdays, 5:30 pm
Tavis Tinsley, Facilitator


HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP STUDY
GRADES 9-12
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm
Rev. Angela Johnson, Facilitator

For questions, contact Rev. Angie at angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org
EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY
The Children and Youth Ministry in conjunction with the Worship Design Committee will be honoring Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Sunday, Feb. 28th. If you are a proud alumnus of a beloved HBCU, please send a picture or a 5 second video representing your school by Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 9pm.

FULTON COUNTY EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Fulton County is preparing to launch a emergency rental and utility assistance program based on an $18 million federal funding award through the U.S. Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. 

Eligible Fulton County residents outside the City of Atlanta will be able to apply through an online application in early March. Eligible expenses include rent, rental arrears, and utilities resulting from the pandemic.

Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies.

JOIN CENTRAL
UMC-ATL TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Virtual Meetings on 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:15 pm
The club is open to all interested parties.
Contact Effie Chisholm at effie.chisholm@gmail.com
Central, Please Join the Team!
Click on the link to register.

FOOD PANTRY NEWS

Plastic bags are needed in the Food Pantry. Bring your grocery or shopping plastic bags to the church office on Wednesday or Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Food Pantry will distribute food to the community on
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


February 21-28

Valerie Munnings 21st
Jamal Gordon 22nd
Lynette Grant 22nd
Elaine Wooten 22nd
Ioma Glover 23rd
Lisa Horne 23rd
Joyce West 25th
Valencia Bryant 26th
Isiah Ricks 26th
Robert A.A. Rowe 27th
Audrey Wiggins 27th
Sereniti Scott 27th
Zion Scott 27th
Kenneth Boyd 28th




Remember to reach out to the members in our Central family. You can send a text, email, mail a card or call. Include our new members, the sick and shut in members, isolated members and any who the Spirit tells you needs a voice of love and hope during this time.




Nursing Care Facility
Mrs. Alice Isreal
Mrs. Jean McPherson

HOME BOUND
Mr. Joseph Amos,
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Mrs. Allie Clift
Mrs. Alvetta Freeman
Mr. Craig Garrison
Dr. Ioma Glover
Mr. Howard Roberts
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mr. Hiram Scott
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond

BEREAVEMENT

Mrs. LaShundra Miller, the niece of Mrs. Deloris and Mr. Malvin Trawick, funeral service was Saturday, February 20th in Stapleton, GA. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Mrs. Deloris Trawick, 1020 Ascot Court, Riverdale GA 30296.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Nancy G. Johnson, the wife of Mr. Moses Johnson, the mother of Mrs. Deborah Hightower, Dr. Monique Mabry (Mr. Henry Mabry), Mrs. Arrie White (Mr. Kenneth White), and Mr. Vernon Johnson (Mrs. Genny Johnson), are: A visitation is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, 12 noon-6pm at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, 227 East Lake Drive SE. Atlanta, GA. A Graveside Service is Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 11:00 am at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive SW Atlanta, GA. 30310 Messages of condolence may be sent to: The Johnson Family, 350 Peyton Place SW. Atlanta, GA 30311.



Please call the church office to report any known illness, hospitalizations or deaths
CHURCH INFORMATION
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
501 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
www.centralumcatl.org
Office 404-524-4263

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, Associate Pastor