THE SOURCE BLAST
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Announcements & Events for
September 12, 2021
OUR PURPOSE

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

Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, September 19, 2021
Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1
Mark 9:30-37; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
EXALT THE LORD
JOIN US
FACEBOOK@CENTRALUMCATL
OR
CONFERENCE CALL: (605) 313-4460
Access Code 650574#

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

We are lifting a special offering for those in Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Ida and in Haiti affected last week also by the hurricane and a destructive earthquake. Please indicate in your giving that your additional offering is going toward the Haiti and Louisiana Disaster Fund.


VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE ATTENDANCE

The number of people who viewed our worship service on
September 5, 2021
Facebook and YouTube for Virtual Service - 376
Number of In-Person Worshipers - 25
Wednesday Wellness Worshipers - 120
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 -During the summer months we will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month.The study this week is James 3: 1-12. 602-580-9453 access code 2082348#

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




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"

Tuesdays 12:00 -1:00 pm
Conference Call Number 720-830-9745
(No Access Code)
Everyone is Invited!

WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

Rev. Mildred Gunn, Class Facilitator





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

Conference Call Number
(563) 999-2090
Access code 749979#






SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER







YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Ages 18-40
Thursdays 7:30 pm



Contact Rev. Angie for class information and Zoom link; angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org
MIDDLE SCHOOL SMALL GROUP STUDY
GRADES 6-8
and
HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP STUDY
GRADES 9-12
will resume in September


For questions, contact Rev. Angie at angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org
EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY
TO OUR VALUABLE EDUCATORS
Thank you for attending our community talk on Critical Race Theory. Register today and join us Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., for a ZOOM community talk about Voter Suppression and the proliferation of elections laws passed by state legislatures across the country, including Georgia. What happens when the right to vote becomes entangled in partisan politics? Which segments of the voting population are most at risk of voter disenfranchisement?

Our guest presenter will be Dr. William Boone, Associate Professor, Political Science, Clark Atlanta University. Research & Concentrations: Black politics, State & local electoral politics, Poverty & inequality.
Register today and learn more. And please share this event with your networks!
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2nd SATURDAY MINISTRY COMMUNITY
A Questions for Central Members

Did you know it has been 100 years since the Tulsa Oklahoma Black Wall Street Race Massacre? Where are you planning to buy your Thanksgiving dinner produce? What about those Christmas presents? What about your needs for any week?

Beginning September 23rd, let's utilize the last 100 days of 2021 by recognizing our Black businesses for what their value means to our communities. Let us use the buying power of our church's membership to support Black businesses.

Wake up every day asking yourself, what will I purchase today? What Black business may have that product or service? Check with your internet, ask your friends, see the CUMC listings, check with Atlanta Business League (404)584-8126 or Atlanta Urban League (404)659-1150.
Let's work to turn the dollar over in our community and watch how it begins to provide community returns. If you become aware of a Black business, share the information with Joe Hudson, jrhudson@gmail.com.

Dementia Ministry

Please click here to see the September 2021 Faith Village Connections newsletter. The newsletter contains notes, articles upcoming events and other information to inform those living under the dementia umbrella.





EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Voices for Georgia’s Children and GSAN currently have several positions we are hiring for. Click the link below to view each opening, job description, compensation range, benefits and more. Please share with anyone you know who might be interested and a good fit! Any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out

CENTRAL UMC WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY, September 12, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Sunday Worship Service (Virtual) 10:00 am
Atlanta Falcons vs, Philadelphia Eagles (MBS) 7:00 pm

MONDAY, September 13, 2021
No Events Scheduled on the Calendar

TUESDAY, September 14, 2021
Let's Talk About Voters Suppression (Virtual) 6:30 pm
Journey Through the Bible Class ( Virtual) 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2021
Business Hours for Central 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday Wellness (Virtual) 6:30 pm
Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati (MBS) 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, September 16, 2021
Business Hours for Central 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Young Adult Bible Study (Virtual) 7:30 pm

FRIDAY, September 17, 2021
Graveside Service for Mr. Moses Johnson (Westview Cemetery) 11:00 am

SATURDAY, September 18, 2021
Memorial Service for Mr. Donalthan Chisholm (Sanctuary) 11:00 am
Atlanta United vs. D.C. United (MBS) 3:30 pm

SUNDAY, September 19, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Worship Service ( Virtual) 10:00 am

September 12-19


Kenette Mayberry 12th
Christy Harrison 13th
Harvey Johnson III 14th
James Thomas 14th
Leah Cotton 17th
Reginald Clark 19th
Susan Gibson 19th
Madge Owens 19th
Brenda Rowe 19th
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. Alvetta Freeman
Mrs. Alice Isreal
Mrs. Jean McPherson

HOME BOUND
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Ms. Margaret Belton
Mrs. Allie Clift
Mr. Craig Garrison
Mr. Howard Roberts
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mr. Hiram Scott
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond

BEREAVEMENTS

 Mr. Donalthan Chisholm, husband of Mrs. Effie Chisholm and father of Ms.Hannah-Marie Chisholm, Ms. Miriam Chisholm and Mr. Caleb Chisholm passed on Sept. 3rd. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 11:00 am at Central UMC. Due to COVID 19, limited seating will be implemented and the service will be live-streamed. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to the American Kidney Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent to: The Chisholm Family, 3257 Black Foot Court, Lithonia, GA 30038

Mr. Moses Johnson, husband of the late Mrs. Nancy Johnson, the father of Mrs. Deborah Hightower, Dr. Monique Mabry ( Mr. Henry Mabry), Mrs. Arrie White (Mr. Kenneth White), Mr. Vernon Johnson ( Mrs. Genny Johnson) passed on September 4th. A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, September 16th from 12:00 - 6:00 pm at Grissom Clark Funeral home, 227 East Lake Drive SE, Atlanta, GA. A Graveside Service is Friday, September 17th, 11:00 am at Westview Cemetery, 1680 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Messages of condolence for the family 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