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*UMW Lenten Food Drive*
*New Sunday Class*
*Staff highlight*
*Les Hammond Memorial Concert*
*Easter Lilies*
*Easter at Chamblee*
*Rise Against Hunger*
*Egg hunt*
*Thank Yous*
UMW Lenten Food Drive
Through Apr. 15

The UMW is sponsoring a canned food drive to benefit Malachi’s Storehouse. Any canned food is appreciated, but the particular need is for proteins (tuna, chicken, beef stew, peanut butter, etc.). Hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.) are also welcome. These can be hotel sample sizes. Please put your donations in the carts that are in the narthex and atrium.
The Landing Place
Sundays between services

Are you looking for a place to land between worship services? Sundays at 10:00a in Room 201 a group is gathering to use creativity to engage in listening and reflection on God's word.

We may illustrate our Bibles, write poems, short stories, or journal entries. We may sketch, paint, stamp, or color – whatever feeds the soul and strengthens our understanding of Christ and our relationship to Him. Some of us may have artistic backgrounds. Some of us may barely draw. We’re not concerned with the perfection of the end result. It’s the journey that matters.
Staff Highlight

Get to know Mellie O'Keefe, Kindergarten and Preschool Director, a little better this week!
Les Hammond Memorial Concert
Mar. 27, 3pm

Peachtree Symphonic Winds and Peachtree Singers join forces to present a concert of American music in our sanctuary. Many of our CFUMC folks are in these groups and they are led by Allen Barbee. The concert is dedicated to the memory of longtime member, Les Hammond. Contact for more info.
Easter Lilies
Through April 12

Easter lilies are $12/flower and can be placed in memory or honor of someone. You can order online at Paper copies are available at the welcome desks.
Easter and Holy Week at Chamblee
Apr. 14-17
Rise Against Hunger
Apr. 15, 6pm

Come help us pack 10,000 meals! Chamblee First UMC is hosting a meal packing event with Rise Against Hunger which distributes food worldwide to help feed communities hit the hardest with food insecurity. Chamblee First has hosted this event many times in the past and we’re looking forward to hosting it again after taking a COVID break. This is a family-friendly event and children as young as 4 years old are welcome accompanied by a parent. Registration is required.
Jun. 13-17

Registration is open! Visit to register.

We need your help for VBS! We are currently searching for classroom teachers, craft leaders, science leaders, recreation leaders, music leaders, greeters, photographers, and floating volunteers. If you'd like to join us in the most exciting week of the summer, contact with which position you'd be interested in serving in. We can't thank the church enough for all their support in making VBS such a success each year!
Easter Egg Hunt
Apr. 9

The Easter Egg Hunt will be here before we know it and we need your help! Empty eggs are available in the Narthex and the Atrium. We are asking volunteers to take some empty eggs, fill them with candy, and return them to the church by April 9th. Please label eggs that have hard candy in them. Thank you for your help and support!

Contact Erin with any questions at
Thank Yous

The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who donated clothing and supplies for the Elizabeth Foundation in support of local homeless communities. The Chamblee First family (including the CMK) went above and beyond supplying almost four packed car loads of supplies! Several volunteers worked on Sunday, March 6 helping to sort, load vehicles, and hand out clothing and food. A special shout out goes to the Alma North Circle for donating a huge amount of new sleeping bags, blankets, and other gear helping folks to stay warm.

A note from the family of James Goolsby:
Thank you for sharing your love as we move through this difficult time of transition.
Our hearts overflow with appreciation for your kindness of spirit, generous gifts of
presence, phone calls, flowers, food, donations, and thoughts of well-being. May God
continue to shower many blessings upon you.

A note from Ann Hammond and family:
Dear Church Family,

Thank you from the depths of my heart for the outpouring of caring, love, and support
shown to me and my family during the time Les was in the hospital and since his death.
The countless cards, food, donations to organizations special to Les, and the many
prayers have reminded us of how much Les was loved and respected and how much
we are loved.

Thank you also for sharing in the celebration of Les's life, whether in person or virtually. We are and continue to be truly blessed.
Thank you for your continued giving and generous hearts!