THE SOURCE BLAST
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Announcements & Events for
July 18, 2021
OUR PURPOSE

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

To view on www.centralumcatl.org



Lectionary Lessons for Sunday, July 25, 2021
2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14
John 6: 1-21; Ephesians 3: 14-21
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen your faith and connect with the community.
EXALT THE LORD
Join us for our worship service Sunday, July 25, 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 18th, 12 am & closes Saturday, July 24th at 9 pm


MAKING A JOYFUL NOISE

Choir members of Central and those that have an interest in singing in the choir are needed. You are invited to come to choir rehearsal on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. Music is an important part of the worship service and your contribution and service will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested and or have questions, please call the church office at 404-524-4263.

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 11, 2021
Facebook and YouTube for Virtual Service - 537
Number of In-Person Worshipers - 46

EQUIP THE SAINTS
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. Monday, July 19th, 7:00 pm, our scripture focus is Ephesians 2: 11-12. 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.

LET'S TALK ABOUT REDISTRICTING

In our attempt to provide you with useful information, we encourage you to review the following redistricting resources below.

Dave’s Redistricting Home page: Provides examples of potential redistricting maps for each state. https://davesredistricting.org/maps#home
 
Princeton Gerrymandering Project -  https://gerrymander.princeton.edu/reforms/GA
 
 
Georgia Redistricting Alliance - https://www.garedistrictingalliance.org/ association of various organizations (particularly, social justice organizations) in Georgia (more resources provided on this site)

2nd Saturday for Community Involvement at
 Central UMC
SMART KID SMART LUNCH PROGRAM

It is time Central, for the Smart Lunch Smart Kid Program. You answered the call in 2020 at the height of the pandemic because you knew that children and families needed access to food and nutrition more than ever. We are hoping that you will answer the call again!
Please sign up today to pack food boxes at the Action Ministries site at 4025 Welcome All Road, Suite 160, Atlanta, GA 30349. We are having packing teams for three different dates (July 22, July 29 and August 5) from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR AUGUST 5TH

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


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. CURLIE THURMOND

On Wednesday, July 21st, Mrs. Curlie Thurmond will celebrate her 99th birthday. Her family is inviting Central members to a "Drive-By" Celebration on Wednesday, July 21st at 6:00 pm. Drive by, honk your car horn and wish Mrs. Thurmond a happy birthday! If you are unable to drive-by, please send a birthday card to:
Mrs. Curlie Thurmond, 498 McAllister St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
CENTRAL UMC WEEKLY CALENDAR

SUNDAY, July 18, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Sunday Worship Service ( Sanctuary and Virtual) 10:00 am


MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
No Events on the Calendar


TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021
Sharing the Love of Christ Bible Study (Virtual) 12:00 pm
Journey Through the Bible Class ( Virtual) 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021
Central Business Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


THURSDAY, JULY 22, 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 23, 2021
No events on the Calendar

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021
UMW Mission Study (Virtual) 10:00 am
Atlanta United FC vs. Columbus Crew SC (MBS) TBD

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021
Sunday School ( Virtual) 8:45 am
Worship Service ( Sanctuary and Virtual) 10:00 am
YEP Back To School Backpack Preparation ( ELC) 11:00 am


Pastor Ross and my dear Central family, thank you so much for the phone calls, text messages, cards, monetary gifts and love extended to my family and myself during the passing of my father, Mr. N.E. Brantley. May God continue to bless each of you.
Love Ruben and Olivia Smith

The family of Robert A. (Bob) Rowe gratefully acknowledges all expressions of care, concern, and support from the Central United Methodist Church family during his illness and transition from this life to everlasting life with our Lord. The genuine outpouring of love and respect for Bob and his work at CUMC was humbling. Your continued prayers for strength, comfort and peace are appreciated. The very best of God's Blessings to you all.
Brenda and Robert AA Rowe.

The family of Victor Anthony Davis wants to let the Central family know that we are comforted by God's love and our memories. We are also comforted by the innumerable expressions of love many have extended to us in our time of bereavement. We cannot adequately express how deeply touched we are by your kindness. Victor would have appreciated all that has been done to make his transition dignified as well as celebratory. It is with deepest sense of appreciation and great love that we simply say, "thank you".
Allen Ward and family.
July 18-25

Ollie Dukes 18th
Rev. George Davis 19th
Phyllis Burse 20th
Alva Rowland 20th
Rev. Frederick Gray 20th
Carl Sanders 21st
Curlie Thurmond 21st
Broderick Hook 22nd
Katrina Walker 22nd
Robert Turner 22nd
Barbara Garnes 24th
Kennedy Copeland 24th
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

Funeral services for Mr. Dallas Tucker, the father of Ms. Carol Tucker- Burden, was held Saturday, July 17th in LaGrange, GA. Messages of condolence may be sent to: Ms. Carol Tucker-Burden, 1191 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307



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