Good Morning Everyone, 

Good afternoon everyone, 

I am so thankful that we were able to praise and worship God in-person earlier today and are able to praise and worship God virtually this afternoon. This is a glorious day and a great day to praise and worship God.

This morning, we took a look at the passage in Exodus about the Golden Calf. The Israelites had just been saved from Egypt and seen all that God could do and yet they still turned to idols and began to worship idols. As we examine this passage today, let us all look deeply into our own lives and find any idols that we may hold. What may be some of the things in life that distract us from fully worshipping God? Let us work together to get rid of the control these idols may have over us and may we all continue to praise and worship God and give thanks to God for all he does.

JOIN THE BISHOP FOR BIBLE STUDY
The Bishop would like to invite everyone to join him in a virtual Bible Study that will take place through November 25. Join Bishop Carter each Wednesday at 6 p.m. through November 25. You'll hear from biblical scholars, share your prayer requests and learn with fellow Methodists from across the Conference. To follow along, download study guide here. See bottom of our website for full details.

CHARGE CONFERENCE
Our Charge Conference meeting will be Thursday October 15 at 5pm. During this meeting, we will go through our official Charge Conference and voting for the 2021 year. As part of this voting is voting for leadership positions in the church. If you are interested in a leadership position in the church, please let me know and we will work to find a position that works well with your spiritual gifts. It is an important time for all of us to be prayerfully considering how God can use us in this church. Also, if you have been praying and think of someone who would be great for a leadership position, please let me know and I will reach out to that person. Let us all come together as different members of the same Body of Christ so that we can help Edge Memorial UMC be in ministry to the world

Have a blessed day, 
Pastor Jeff Taylor

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Edge Memorial United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 87
Groveland, FL 34736
Exciting meetings, terrific speakers, wonderful fellowship and great food! You are welcome to join in the United Methodist Women meetings. Missions is our focus and we love our time together.  

We have missed being together as we have sheltered safely at home. Following CDC guidelines, we are ready to begin meeting again and we hope to see you. 
 
UPCOMING MEETINGS

Sat. Nov. 14th, 9:30 in the Hill Building we will have our World Thank Offering Program and sign cards for Thanksgiving. We also will award our special recognition pin. 
 
Saturday, December 12th, 9:30 in the Hill Bldg is our Christmas coffee. We will plate cookies to give to shut-ins, neighbors and friends. This meeting is very special to all of us. 

PASTOR APPRECIATION!
The congregation will be honoring Pastor Jeff next Sunday in honor of Pastor Appreciation Sunday. If you would like to make a donation towards the church gift, please make a notation on your check. There will also be a basket available for cards.

REMEMBERANCES
Doris Turner passed away at home on Oct 2 surrounded by Glenn, Glenna and Holly. Her family is suggesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 att: Donor Support.

Merle Moose passed away Thursday at their home in Lantana. The family plans on having a memorial service at a later date when it is safe to gather.  Mabel's address is: 3061 Donnelly Dr., Apt B233, Lantana, FL 33462 or you may phone her at: 561-469-7091.
WEDNESDAY PRAYER MEETING
BY PHONE --
Please join us for our Prayer Meeting by Phone on Wednesday at 11 AM.
To join this meeting, call 602-580-9308. After you call, if it asks you for an access code enter 3824906. Prayer is so important right now, so I want to invite you all to our midweek prayer time as we continue to be in prayer for each other, our neighbors, families, friends, the nation, and the world. Come and bring all of your prayers to God.
Pastor Jeff leads a virtual Bible Study through Zoom every Friday at 5 PM.
You can join by video or just by voice, if you prefer. You can also join by phone.
To join this Friday by computer, click on this LINK when it's time to start.
To join by phone, dial 650-724-9799. When prompted, enter meeting
ID# 89311209351 # Password: 7vTsT6

EMAIL PASTOR JEFF if you have any questions or if you would like to lead one of the weeks.

If you want to know more about Zoom, you can view a demonstration. Join a few minutes early if this is your first time so you can download the free app.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

10/3: DeAnna Taylor
10/5: Gardenia Rangel
10/5: Priscilla Jones
10/11: Shiloh Fleetwood
10/14: Jessica Taylor
10/15: Roni Giachetti
10/19: Gail Schoenberger
10/21: Bill Law
10/29: Mack Sealy

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

10/7: Ken and Sandi Averitt
10/9: Jerry and Mary Ann Sherrod
PRAYER REQUESTS
If you have a prayer request or question about the church, feel free to contact Pastor Jeff. EMAIL PASTOR JEFF.