THE SOURCE BLAST
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Announcements & Events for
July 25, 2021
OUR PURPOSE

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

To view on www.centralumcatl.org



Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, August 1, 2021
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12
John 6: 24-33; Ephesians 4: 1-16
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
EXALT THE LORD
Join us for our worship service Sunday, August 1, 2021
10:00 am
We are following CDC guidelines to maintain social distancing
To join us for In-Person Worship, you must register!

Registration opens
Sunday, July 25th, 12 am & closes Saturday, July 31st at 9 pm


COMMUNION ELEMENTS FOR VIRTUAL WORSHIPERS

Communion elements are available for those who are worshiping online. You may come by the church office Wednesday or Thursday, July 28th or 29th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm to receive your elements for Sunday's, August 1st worship service.

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


VIRTUAL WORSHIP SERVICE ATTENDANCE

The number of people who viewed our worship service on
July 18, 2021
Facebook and YouTube for Virtual Service - 514
Number of In-Person Worshipers - 38

EQUIP THE SAINTS
BEARING WITNESS FOR THE KIN-DOM

The United Methodist Women's Mission Study (via Zoom) is July 24th & 31st from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This is a collaborative study with Ben Hill UMC and Cascade UMC. For additional information, contact Edith Hollis, UMW President.

VIRTUAL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
FLIPPER TEMPLE A.M.E CHURCH
July 26-30, 2021

Flipper Temple invites you to join them on a "Dig" to uncover evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. Friday, July 30th will be their culminating in-person event with fun, games, music and food. To register, click on the link below.


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. 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!

Studying the Book of Daniel

Rev. Mildred Gunn, Class Facilitator




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






SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER







YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Ages 18-40
Will Resume on July 8th



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
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!
Greetings Centralites!

It's "Back - to - School" time! Please help our students have a great start to the new school year by sponsoring a backpack of school supplies. Just click "Donate Here" below, to make your $12 contribution to our Back-to-School- Backpack Drive.

All donations are needed by July 30th. Help us reach our goal of 100 backpacks!

Backpacks will be distributed Sunday, August 1st from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Central UMC in the Early Learning Center.

By Check: If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to Central Community Services, Inc. In the memo, please indicate YEP Backpack and mail it to: Central Community Services, Inc, 501 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Please mail before July 25th to ensure that it arrives prior to the deadline.

If you have any questions, contact Pamela Carn or Kimberly Oliver.

GEORGIA POOR PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGN
July 26, 2021 | 9:30 am
Join us as we continue the Poor People's Campaign's Season of Non-violent Moral Direct Action in the Atlanta area and deliver the demands to our Senate representative. You may register on the link below and details will be sent to you. Poor People's Campaign

At 8:00 pm, the Poor People's Campaign joined by dozens of partners, 40+ state coordinating committees, and faith leaders online to recap the day's actions and talk about upcoming actions. Click the link to register. Taking it to the States

You can also participate by signing the Poor People's Campaign Open Letter.
2ND SATURDAY MINISTRY COMMUNITY

Click below to see a list of Black Businesses in the Atlanta area for your consideration.



SMART KID SMART LUNCH PROGRAM

3,300 meals! Thanks to the hard work of the July 22nd Central Thursday crew at Smart Kid Smart Lunch Community Box Build-out. It's not too late to register for the July 29th Central Thursday team!

See the link below to register your participation


FOOD PANTRY

The Food Pantry will distribute food to the community on
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


CENTRAL UMC WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY, July 25, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Sunday Worship Service ( Sanctuary and Virtual) 10:00 am


MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
No Events on the Calendar


TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021
Sharing the Love of Christ Bible Study (Virtual) 12:00 pm
Journey Through the Bible Class ( Virtual) 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021
Central Business Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Food Pantry Distribution ( Ministry Center) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021
Central Business Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary) 6:00 pm
Young Adult Bible Study (Virtual) 7:00 pm

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021
No events on the Calendar

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2021
UMW Mission Study (Virtual) 10:00 am


SUNDAY,August 1, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Worship Service ( Sanctuary and Virtual) 10:00 am
YEP Back To School Backpack Distribution (ELC) 11:00 am




Thank you Central UMC for the 2021 high school graduation gift, well wishes and prayers for me and my journey to and through college. It is comforting to know my church family is supporting and praying for me.
Sincerely, Carrington Fears
July 25- August 1

Carol Canty 26th
Mark Smith 26th
James Banks 27th
Gloria Scott 29th
Jonathan Brinson 30th
Julie Gordon 30th
Ariel Powell 30th
Adam Brown 1st
Lisa West 1st



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. Alice Isreal
Mrs. Jean McPherson

HOME BOUND
Mrs. Barbara Barham
Mrs. Allie Clift
Mrs. Alvetta Freeman
Mr. Craig Garrison
Mr. Howard Roberts
Mr. Armstead Salters
Mr. Hiram Scott
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond

BEREAVEMENT

Mrs. Julia Beatrice Wagner, the mother of Ms. Dianne Terrell, passed on Wednesday, July 21st. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 31st, 12:00 noon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charleston, West Virginia. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to: In memory of Julia Wagner, Our Lady of Perpetual Care Help Home, 760 Pollard Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Ms. Dianne Terrell, 1986 Cheatham Woods Dr. SW, Marietta, GA 30008



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