Senoia United Methodist Church.... A Missional and Discipling Congregation 
The Weekly Connection 
June 6, 2019
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Worship Connection 
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Seventh Sunday of Easter  

Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Pentecost  

Scripture : Acts 2:1-21
Wear Red for Pentecost Sunday!
Pentecost, an important day in the life of the church, can be a wonderful opportunity for family worship, discussions about church and the Holy Spirit, and a celebration of our faith.

Why wear red?  Red is the color of Pentecost , symbolizing the Holy Spirit’s arrival with tongues of fire. Go through your closets and find red clothes to wear to church on Pentecost Sunday to join in the celebration!

On  Pentecost Sunday , we remember the day the disciples received the  Holy Spirit  in a special way. There was a powerful wind and tongues of fire (see  Acts 2:1-41 ).

With  the gift of the Spirit , the disciples were able to tell people from all over the world about Jesus in ways each could understand. The Bible reports that about 3,000 people were  baptized that day , creating the first church.

Running late on Sunday? Come to the front door so an usher can let you in the building.
In this edition:
  • Videos of the June 2nd Service and Disciple Bible Participant Recognition
  • Church Family Mission Day
  • Church Potluck & Discussion
  • North Georgia Annual Conference
  • Vacation Bible School Registration
  • VBS Food Donations Needed
  • June Photo Challenge
  • On Line Giving
  • Save the Dates
  • Those Assisting in Worship
  • Calendar
  • Staff Listing
Watch the Senoia UMC
11:00 Service
June 2, 2019 Service
Church Family Mission Day - UMCOR East Point
On Saturday, June 15th you are invited to spend a few hours with your church family helping at the UMCOR warehouse in East Point.

There is plenty to help with no matter your age, skill level or strength. So come to the church to take the bus and/or carpool up there and bring a sack lunch. We’ll leave here at 10:00 and leave East Point at 2:00.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief provides disaster relief throughout the world. 100% of your UMCOR donations go directly to relief.

If you have any questions about our mission trip to UMCOR please contact either Jon Morris (404) 934-6779  or Barb Combs (678) 593-5297 .
 

The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.
Church Potluck and Discussion
Dear Church Family,

Grace and peace.  Happy Summer. Summer got here quick.  

I am excited about all the upcoming ministry opportunities we have here at our church. I hope you can join us. VBS is one of my most favorite weeks of the year!!!
I am writing this pastoral letter to address the things happening in the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Church’s policy is formed by delegates. Vicki Sewell, Barb Combs, Natalie Faulkner, and I will go to Annual Conference next week. One of our responsibilities is to vote on delegates for General Conference. The General Conference is the group that votes on our policies. As many of you are aware, General Conference voted again for the "Traditional Plan" for human sexuality and marriage. The Judicial Council (that functions like the Supreme Court) had to look at the plan. Their ruling was based on the constitution of the United Methodist Church. Some of the policy was upheld while some was not upheld. The most important part of all of this was the division in the decision. 47% of the delegates wanted inclusion while 53% wanted the traditional plan.  

I shared most of the above information a few months ago in a church wide email. However, I wanted to address what has been happening since the vote.

1 - Annual Conference next week will be voting on delegates to General Conference which is scheduled for 2020.  
2 - There are groups meeting together to talk about ways that the Methodist Church can move forward. Our Bishop is leading a group called "UMC Next.” 
3 - I want our church to continue to welcome all. ALL people are welcome here. Our hearts, minds, and doors are open to all.  

I am currently reading a book by Rachel Held Evans. She said in the book:

"The gospel doesn’t need a coalition devoted to keeping the wrong people out. It needs a family of sinners, saved by grace, committed to tearing down the walls, throwing open the doors, and shouting, "Welcome! There’s bread and wine. Come eat with us and talk." This isn’t a kingdom for the worthy; it’s a kingdom for the hungry." ~ Rachel Held Evans

I hope and pray that my actions and the actions of this church allow all people to come and eat in the Bread of Life. 

In the upcoming weeks, I hope that together we can meet and talk. I would love to meet individually and as groups. I am in the process of planning several meetings to talk UMC 101, Biblical Interpretation, and making disciples. If you cannot attend the first meeting – don’t worry, there will be others and I am available to talk about it individually. Other dates are forthcoming. 

Wednesday June 26 6-7:30 – Church wide potluck – We will discuss what has happened and is happening in the United Methodist Church and what our hopes, dreams, and prayers are for this church. Come with a tasty dish to share and a hopeful heart.  

Remember YOU are a child of God!

Ashley
2019 North GA Annual Conference
 
Please be in prayer as Pastors Ashley and Natalie and laity, Vicki Sewell and Barb Combs, attend the conference June 11-14 in Athens, Ga. Part of their responsibility will be to elect representatives to the 2020 General Conference.

The theme this year is One With Each Other.
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Please also keep Natalie Faulkner in prayer as she will be ordained at this conference. The service will be Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater of The Classic Center and you are invited to attend. 
 
Click on the Picture Below to Register for
Vacation Bible School!
Food Donations Needed
for Vacation Bible School
There is a sign up sheet for food item needs on the table in the hallway. Ginger Wright hopes to use the VBS budget for activities for the children rather than food. We serve a light meal every evening to the children.

Thank you for your help! Ginger will also accept monetary donations and she’ll buy what she needs to fill in with the donated food items. For more information please contact either Ginger (770) 301-5510 or Nancy (678) 877-6065.
The 30 Day Photo Challenge is Here Saturday!
We are so excited to show you our social media challenge for JUNE!
 We hope you can join us!!
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Save the Dates!
  • June 15, 10:00am Family Mission Day - UMCOR
  • June 11 - 14 North Georgia Annual Conference
  • June 16 Father's Day
  • June 17 - 20, 6:00pm Vacation Bible School (link to register)
  • June 20, 11:30am Ladies Eat Out
  • June 23, 11:00pm Vacation Bible School Sunday
  • June 26, 6:00pm Churchwide Potluck and Discussion
  • June 30, Begin I-58 Lattice Tree School Supply Collection
  • July 17, 6:00pm Family Mission Night - Backpack Buddies
Wednesday Night Suppers
Resume in August

Those Assisting in Worship This Week - 6/9
Ushers: Trey Jenkins (8:45)
Jim Garver & Jon Morris (11:00)
Acolyte: Emily Tinsley (11:00)
 
  Those Assisting in Worship Next Week - 6/16
Ushers: Dorinda Hilbun (8:45)
Bob Tinsley & Kemp Wright (11:00)
Acolyte: Ava White (11:00)
 
Sunday 6/9
8:45am Traditional Worship
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Traditional Worship
12:15pm Sunday Lunch Bunch
 
Monday 6/10
6:30pm VBS Team Meeting
  
Thursday 6/13
6:30pm Senoia Historical Society
7:00pm AA
 
Friday 6/14
Facility Reserved
 
Saturday 6/15
10:00am Church Family Day: UMCOR
 

 

 


Rev. Ashley Jenkins , Pastor 

Rev. Natalie Faulkner, Associate Pastor

Barb Combs, Director of Programs

Jim Preece , Organist/Choir Master 

Lee Berry , Administrative Assistant & Finance Secretary 

Bereatha Brooks , Nursery Coordinator 

Polly Watson , Housekeeping 

Gail Noble and John Felbinger , A/V Technicians

Office Email:  office@senoiaumc.org 
(770) 599-3245

Office Hours: 9-3
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday