THE SOURCE BLAST
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Announcements & Events for
September 22-29, 2019
OUR PURPOSE

EXALT - THE LORD   EQUIP - THE SAINTS
 EMBRACE - THE COMMUNITY
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
LOVE OUT LOUD BLOCK PARTY
PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE

We will not have the block party on Saturday
however, we will have an amazing community tail-gate experience on

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10:00 am
We will have an abbreviated service
Rev. Rudy Rasmus - Guest Preacher
and tailgate following service where we will engage folks, serve folks and show how we can have a fun-time in the Lord!
[Please wear Red/Black or Falcons' attire]
SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY
What is your BE-Attitude?
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Room 211-213 Ministry Center

Come to the Senior Pastor's Bible Study for deeper insights into this familiar yet intriguing passage, Matthew 5: 1-12.
COME AND PRAY WITH US
as we walk and pray for Central UMC and the Community surrounding our church home!

Gather accountability prayer partner(s) and schedule your prayer walking dates/location. Note: Teams of 2 to 6 people if walking the community areas. If walking the church campus, gather as many team members as you’d like. For those who are unable to walk, there will be tables in front of the church for collecting prayer request and praying on-site.
For additional details see Diane Wyatt or Carol Tucker Burden
c.dianewyatt01@gmail.com or ctuckerburden@gmail.com
DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Lunch Included)

Dementia is the 6th leading cause of death for African Americans over the age 65 years and older. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and over 15 million are serving as their caregivers. You are invited to attend the Dementia-Friendly Workshop at Central UMC. For additional information, please contact Rev. Angela Johnson, or Carolyn West angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org or figwe@aol.com
NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION CLASSES
Wednesdays, October 2 and 9, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Central's Fellowship Hall

For all new members and interested Central members. Sessions will cover the history of the Methodism, the history of Central, Faith Sharing, and Spiritual Gifts Inventory.
 Please contact Ann Harris, harrischarlesn@att.net for additional information.
2020 HEART OF MARRIAGE RETREAT
September 18-20, 2020

Early registration for the 2020 Marriage Retreat "Built to Last" is now open. Registration fee is $300. Special discount offer ends September 30, 2019. Contact Derek or Kim Walker for more details,
dxwalker@bellsouth.net or mrswalker@bellsouth.net.
TRI-CITIES HIGH SCHOOL CAREER FAIR
Participants Needed

Tri-Cities High School is holding a Career Fair, Thursday, October 10th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. People are needed from various careers and professions to share information regarding their career in 30 minute sessions. If you are interested or may know of anyone interested, please contact Antoine Thompson,   thompsonal12@fultonschools.org

RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Here is an opportunity for those who are interested in researching their family history. For more information, contact Sheila Powell, Chair of Central's Archives Ministry, sheila.powell202@gmail.com
LAY SERVANT TRAINING

The Atlanta College Park District
October 5th and 12th
8:30 am -3:00 pm
East Point First Mallalieu UMC
Registration deadline is Monday, September 23, 2019
Register online at www.eiseverywhere.com/470864

If you are interested in becoming a certified Lay Servant, contact Normarene, Merritt (770)428-2457


HELPING AS NORTH GEORGIA UMC MEMBERS

Starting today, Central UMC will contribute to the Dorian hurricane relief efforts by collecting a special offering for the purchase of flood buckets. The cost of each completed flood bucket is $65.00. These are five gallon buckets filled with a specified list of items needed in storm-ravaged areas. Our financial support will help address the needs of the Bahamian people as well as those affected by hurricane Dorian in the United States.


United Methodist Men's Day
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ads for the souvenir booklet can now be purchased in two ways: 1) regular ads can still be placed after worship service in the Northex through Sunday, October 13th and 2) A photographer will be available immediately after worship service on Sunday, October 6th to take photos of groups/organizations desiring to purchase ads as a tribute to UMM. A gratuity from each group/organization is requested for the photographer. For additional information, contact Wendell Love, wendell.love@gmail.com.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW CENTRAL MEMBERS

The Thompson Family
Antoine, DeAndrea, Avery, Kendall and Bailey
Joined September 8, 2019
Thank you Pastor Ross and my Central family for your many acts of kindness, your prayers, cards and support shown during the illness and passing of my brother, Livingston Sykes. My family and I will be forever grateful.
Jackie Sykes

Thank you Pastor Ross, the staff and my Central family for the wonderful expressions of love you sent through your calls, emails, visits, beautiful fruit baskets and floral arrangements I received during my surgery and my recovery. I am looking forward to the time I can return to worship and fellowship with you. May God continue to bless you.
Peace, Scherrie Simon
THE FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry is now open twice a month. The pantry will be open on the 2nd and last Wednesdays of the month.

CLOTHES CLOSET MINISTRY

M en of Central!
The Clothes Closet is in need of men's clothing. As we prepared for the Fall, please check your closet for gently used clothing that you no longer need. We are in need of coats, jackets, sweatsuits, pants, shirts, socks and shoes.
For additional information, please see Min. Julie Gordon.
The next distribution of food and clothing is Wednesday,
September 25, 2019
SEPTEMBER


Antonio Harrell 24th
Dorian Wood 25th
Darius Wood 25th
Normarene Merritt 25th
Joyce Jones 26th
Onye Crews 27th
Donna Dobbs 27th


Let us pray together for church members and family members who are in nursing care facilities, who are homebound, who are the caregivers, and those who are grieving over the loss of a loved one.

Nursing Care Facility
Dr. Ioma Glover,
Mrs. Lillie Middlebrooks

HOME BOUND
 Mrs. Allie Clift
Joseph Amos,
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Mrs. Alyce Blake,
Mrs. Emilie Cotton,
Mrs. Nancy Johnson,
Mrs. Jean McPherson
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond

BEREAVEMENT
Leigh Turner's mother, Mrs. Peggie Waddell, funeral service on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1:00 pm at Union Memorial UMC in Greensboro, NC.

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Please call the church office to report any known illness, hospitalizations or deaths

MONDAY, September 23, 2019
Adult Liturgical Dancers (Sanctuary) 6:30 pm


TUESDAY, September 24, 2019
Central Staff Meeting (Conference Rm. 1) 10:00 am
Finance Committee Meeting (ELC) 5:30 pm
Journey Through the Bible (Rm. 211) 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019
Not By Bread Alone Bible Study (Fellowship Hall) 12:00 pm
Central Food Pantry (1st Floor Ministry Center) 1:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer Ministry (Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Senior Pastor's Evening Bible Study (Rm. 211-213) 7:00 pm


THURSDAY, September 26, 2019
Cathedral Choir Rehearsal (Choir Rm. ) 5:30 pm
Central UMC-ATL Toastmasters (Rm. 211-213) 6:15 pm


FRIDAY, September 27, 2019
Inspirational Cherub Choir Rehearsal (Choir Rm.) 7:00 pm


SATURDAY, September 28, 2019
Praise Team Rehearsal (Choir Rm. ) 10:30 am
United Methodist Women's Meeting (211-213) 11:00 am

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
L.I.FE. GROUP SUNDAY
Sunday School (All Scheduled Rooms) 8:45 am
Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:00 am
Love-out Loud Community Tailgate (Parking Lot) 12:00 pm
Atlanta Falcons vs. Tennessee Titans (MBS) 1:00 pm



CHURCH INFORMATION
To watch our past worship services, go to
youtube@timecapturer.
 
  There are three ways you may give your tithes and offerings:

 
1.Give by Text
  • Open a new text page
  • For recipient type 73256
  • In the message box type CENTRALUMC ( all in capital letter)
  • A green screen will say Central UMC, Atlanta, Ga. (a)type in the amount you wish to give for your tithes and offering. (b) Select your method of payment.
  • Click the green GIVE button. A confirmation will be sent to you.

2.Place your tithes and offerings in the offering plates on Sunday during the worship service.

3.Mail or bring your offering to the church office.
 

 

                 
UNESCORTED CHILDREN are not permitted to move about the church during Sunday worship service.


CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 must be escorted to the restroom.

Effectively immediately, all parents MUST SIGN IN THEIR CHILDREN for all church related activities.

VOLUNTEERS working with children and youth must be safe sanctuary certified and have undergone a successful background check.

ALL INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.
       
 
The deadline to print announcement in Sunday's worship bulletin is 3:00 pm each Wednesday . Please include an email address and telephone number to be printed with your announcement. Please submit your announcement to,
Scherrie Simon ,
scherrie.simon@centralumcatl.org

 THE PASTOR'S OFFICE HOURS

Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross Hours

Monday
Pastor's Sabbath Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
 Pastor's Study Day
vance.ross@centralumcatl.org

 
CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
501 Mitchell Street S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
www.centralumcatl.org
Office 404-524-4263 Fax 404-524-4344
Emergency Number 678-424-7449
(to be used after normal business hours and weekends)

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, Assistant Pastor