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Announcements & Events for
May 17-24, 2020
OUR PURPOSE

EXALT - THE LORD   EQUIP - THE SAINTS
 EMBRACE - THE COMMUNITY
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Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, May 24, 2020
Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47;
Luke 24:44-53; Ephesians 1:15-23

Greetings From Pastor Ross

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Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
COVID-19 & OUR CHURCH RETURN


May 13, 2020


Dear Central Family,

COVID-19 persists in calling us to shelter in place. Continuing in spirit-led calm and intelligent precaution tests our patience. Cabin Fever is real: yet, for God's sake, we must indeed find patience. Loving our people, our church family and all whom we serve, we will return to the campus when confident of safety for all. As such, we will follow the direction of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, the North Georgia cabinet and more. They send this guidance and offer this direction:

We, your bishop and cabinet, greatly appreciate how you have
followed the guidance we have shared regarding in-person
worship. We know how much you miss each other and long
to be together. After talking with medical experts and
reviewing data today, we are asking you not to gather before
June 22, 2020. This is the date current models predict that we
in Georgia can begin safely relaxing our shelter-at-home
strategies.


Guidelines that will assist in planning our campus return are attached and also may be found at  www.ngumc.org . Central is in the process of organizing a reentry team that will help us take the wisest course and implement the safest plan.

These times surely challenge us. Days of closeted-in-place feel unending. Know this Central: they shall end. We shall get through this. Uncertain as we are on many things, be certain that we serve the God of resurrection. This, too, shall pass.

Take good care. Keep the faith. Be safe and in Jesus' name.

Be well!

Pastor Ross



WAYS TO GIVE YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

Even though our worship services are a virtual experience, you can still give your tithes and offerings. Here are the 3 ways:



  1. Website- centralumcatl.org
  2. Text Message - 73256 in the message type CENTRALUMC
  3. Mail your offerings to - Central UMC 501 Mitchell St. SW Atlanta, GA 30314
PRAYER LINE

Join Rev. Ross, Rev. Angie and Central members as we unite in prayer. There are two ways to join in prayer. You may go to Central's Facebook page or use the prayer line conference call number.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
6:30 pm
Phone Number 605-313-4460
access code 650574#




To Minimize Distractions & Interruptions During the Call Please...
  1. Mute your phone when you come on the call.
  2. If the call has started, please do not announce yourself.



If you have a prayer request or praise report and you want the prayer ministry to be in prayer with you, email them to:
prayer.ministry@centralumcatl.org



DISCIPLESHIP FORMATION CLASSES-SPRING 2020

Here is a listing of the classes offered for the spring session. For a full description of the class, click on the link to see the brochure.



The Class Meeting - Small Group Meeting
Tuesday, 12:00 noon, Free Conference Call, Facilitator: Rev. Mildred Gunn. (Contact Rev. Gunn, mildred.gunn@centralumcatl.org )

Journey Through The Bible
Tuesday, beginning Mid-May, Free Conference Call, Facilitator: Rev. Frederick Gray(Contact Rev. Gray, Russbree@aol.com)

Youth Small Group Study, grades 9-12
Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Zoom Video Class, Facilitator: Rev. Angela Johnson. (Contact Rev. Angie for Zoom access angela.johnson@centralumcatl.org )

Pastor's Bible Study - Weekly Lectionary Texts
Wednesday, 7:15 pm, Zoom Class, Facilitator: Rev. Vance Ross (Contact Rev. Ross for zoom access - vance.ross@centralumcatl.org )

L.I.F.E. Group Bible in A Year: 365 day Reading Plan
Thursday, 7:30 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitators: L.I.F.E. Group Leaders. (Contact Rev. Angie for Zoom access)

Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough & Journey to Wholeness
Saturday, 3:00 pm, Zoom Video, Facilitator: Scherrie Simon, (Contact Scherrie Simon for Zoom access, scherrie.simon@centralumcatl.org)

Walking With Nehemiah: Your Community is your Congregation
Band sessions : https://band.us/n/adaa38w4EeI5m with occasion Zoom Video. Facilitator: Carol Tucker Burden
(Contact Carol Tucker Burden, ctuckerburden@gmail.com )

Spiritual Gifts: Discover, Discern, Develop & Deploy your Special Gifts
Online Day and Time TBD, Facilitator: Wendell Love
( Contact Wendell Love, wendell.love@gmail.com)



The Women's Bible Class Adult Sunday School
Class Conference Call.

Sundays 8:45-9:45 am
Call in number 515-604-9307
Access code 341177#
GRADUATE SUNDAY

It is time for us to prepare for Graduate Sunday, whether we will celebrate with a virtual service or in our sanctuary, we need to gather information from our graduates!

Central 2020 grads, please submit your name, school graduating from, phone number, school or college you will be attending and family information. Send the information to Krystal Evans, Chair of Higher Education Ministry. krystale@bellsouth.net,
VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 8-12, 2020

If you are interested in teaching a class or working with VBS, contact Wilma Brightharp, wilma.brightharp@gmail.com .


EMBRACING THE COMMUNITY

The Missional Assessment Survey is an intentional, congregation wide effort and you are needed to participate. Please go online and complete the electronic assessment by Sunday, May 31, 2020.
YOUR INPUT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Please click on the link to access the webpage of the Missional Church Survey.
Central Family,

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.

Central's Food Pantry will distribute food to the community on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.



The Clothes Closet and the Not By Bread Alone Bible Study Class has been suspended until further notice.

Remember our 4xFour Challenge!

Invite at least 4 people to our virtual worship service every Sunday morning so they may worship with us and hear the Word of God. Invite people to view and like our services on our Facebook page.


HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE 2020 CENSUS?

. You should have received your census invitation in the mail. It only takes a few minutes to complete the census either online, by mail or by phone.
VOTE!

Georgia's Primary Election
 June 9, 2020.
VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE ATTENDANCE

The number of people who viewed our worship service on Facebook and Youtube for Sunday May 10th: 381


May 17-24


Leslie Davis 17th
Daisy McClarty 17th
Derrick Evans 17th
Kiajuanna Bell 18th
Step North 19th
Jaylon Turner 20th
Monica Browning 20th
Kevin Linder 21st
Jordan Walker 22nd
Isaac Clark 22nd
Miriam Chisholm 22nd
Calvin Favors 23rd
Allen Ward 23rd





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
Mrs. Alice Isreal
Mrs. Jean McPherson

HOME BOUND
 Mr. Joseph Amos,
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Mrs. Allie Clift
Dr. Ioma Glover
Mrs. Nancy Johnson
Mr. Howard Roberts
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mr. Hiram Scott
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond
Mr. Jarvis Wilson

BEREAVEMENT
Funeral service for Mrs. Lillie Middlebrooks was Friday, May 15, 2020. Messages of condolence may be sent to her daughter, Mrs. Romonda Middlebrooks Jefferson
4002 Andover Circle,
McDonough, GA 30252



Please call the church office to report any known illness, hospitalizations or deaths
ALL MINISTRY MEETINGS, SMALL GROUP MEETINGS, BIBLE STUDY MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.



CHURCH INFORMATION
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