Do you wish you felt more connected these days? Remember with longing when you were able to "do" things? Desire to move forward, but feel physically, mentally, or spiritually stuck? As we move into a new season, I invite you join me on a journey forward. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9th we will gather from 6-7pm to #BeTheGift. We will use Ann Voskamp's book of the same title as our challenge and guide. Most importantly, we will support one another in being the gift. You may remember that several years ago we used one of Ann's other works, "A Thousand Gifts", as a starting point for counting our blessings. Now I invite you on a journey to transform this strange wilderness time into an experience of blessing and transformation.

You can order a copy of "Be the Gift" by following this link: Order Here
In addition to the book, there is a free downloadable calendar that Ann gifts to each person who undertakes the journey. You can load it to your device, print it at home, or both. Simply click on the picture below to get yours, and you can start on Sept. 1 (or today) if you so choose. Some of the suggestions may have to be modified to accommodate the choices you are making in this season, or the configuration of your household, but they are great inspirations for endless ideas.

I look forward to our time together on Wednesday evenings.

Peace and grace,

Pastor Lara
aka "The Vicar"
I want to make you aware of a four week brown bag, lunch, book study with our Bishop Mike Lowry, Dr. Clifton Howard on the book by Latasha Morrison entitled "Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Conciliation". I will be joining in this study and hope that you will take the time to join me.
 
Doug Northup

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Apple Corps meets via Zoom at 9:30 every Sunday morning for casual fellowship. Class begins at 9:45.
The Zoom Meeting ID is 293-856-379 or click the link below to go directly to Zoom.
Branches meets via Zoom at 9:45 every Sunday morning. The Zoom Meeting ID is 213-928-173 or click the link below to go register and go to Zoom.
Genesis meets via Zoom at 9:30 every Sunday morning. The Zoom Meeting ID is 937 5166 7725 or click the link below to go register and go to Zoom.
"I CONNECT" meets via Zoom at 9:45 every Sunday morning.The Zoom Meeting ID is 963-430-720 or click the link below for Zoom.


Journey meets via Zoom at 9:30 every Sunday morning.The Zoom Meeting ID is 429-051-096 or click the link below for Zoom.
New Beginnings meets via Zoom at 9:45 every Sunday morning.The Zoom Meeting ID is 387-197-129 or click the link below for Zoom.
The Way meets via Zoom at NOON every Sunday morning.The Zoom Meeting ID is 450-965-323 or click the link below for Zoom.
Sunday School for preschool and elementary school meets via Zoom at 9:45. To maintain a secure site for our children, please email Ms. Robin for login information before Sunday.
Drop Off Deadline for donations: Sunday,
September 26th

Don't forget that beginning September 3, Deanna will be in office at Martin from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to accept your donations! Please click the link below to get your donation guidelines and donation form. Can't print one? We have some in the office.
 
Enjoy this free verse poem from Ted’s
“Zoom Write Through August” Summer Zoom Class

Prayer Concerns & Sympathy
Please continue to check the Facebook Prayer Page for daily updates or concerns. To be redirected to the Martin UMC Care Team Prayer Ministry page, click here:


Martin Community: Glen Dow, Barb Herbison, Palmer Keith, John Longyear, Melissa Norton, Dottie Rust, Marcie Smith, Lee Swann, Jim Swinford


Family & Friends: Jean & Steve Bostick, Skip Bradford, Ryan Campanaro, Bev Mann's family: Carol & Terry, Gwen Caylor, Cory Chalk, Christine, Jill Davis, Amy Ellis, Heath Hinton, June Ivey, Gloria Jackson, Diane Kunce, Mark Leake, Linda and Larry Lewis, Danielle Marie, Sue Traver, Deb & Al Viney, Glendora Waldrup, Kathy Walton, the firefighters in CA


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