Feb 2.pub - Publisher - Calhoun First United Methodist Church

A Weekly Publication of
Calhoun First
United Methodist Church
United Methodist Mission Statement:
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Senior Pastor
Dr. Bob Hoffmann
Office: 706-403-4596
Cell: 706-263-5254
[email protected]
Associate Pastor
Rev. Katie Mattox
Office: 706-403-4604
Cell: 770-755-8151
[email protected]
Music Director
Rev. Robert (Bob) Daniel
[email protected]
Ministry Assistants
Krista Hall, Children
Missy Hathcox, Middle School
Carol Gomez, High School
Amanda McGill
[email protected]
Front Desk: 706-629-2685
Church & Financial Secretary
Laura Dutton
[email protected]
Office: 706-403-4594
Worship Leader
Chris Agan
[email protected]
Donna Looney, Organist
Margaret Thornton, Pianist
Nursery Staff
Sharon Leberman, Coordinator
[email protected]
Cell: 678-986-6690
Hailey Kelley
James Kelley
Laura Leberman
Kristin Stanley
Director of Preschool
Shea Walraven
[email protected]
Preschool Office: 706-629-2813
Director of
David Learning Ctr
Julie Hare
[email protected]
Day Care Office: 706-629-3110
205 East Line Street
P.O. Box 517
Calhoun, GA 30703
February 2, 2015
From the Pastor…
As we claim this new year of 2015 for the glory of God and the making of Christian
disciples, one of our Congregation’s highest priorities should be Sunday School and
the teaching and sharing of God’s Holy Word. Indeed, this new year has the potential
to be our greatest opportunity for the study and nurture of God’s Word - the Bible throughout the life and witness of our beloved Church. Therefore, I challenge all of us
to renew our efforts and energies for the continuing growth and outreach of our
Sunday School Ministry.
In this regard, let me share a specific word about our Bible-teaching program with
three distinct groups within our Congregation. First, to our Sunday School Leadership/
Teachers: I would encourage our teachers to accept the fact that you are an essential
component in our Sunday School leadership. That means that you should lead the
effort, but do not assume that you are to do everything. Strive to involve others in your
class in the work for which you are responsible. They will grow and your efforts will
be multiplied. An effective way to move in this direction is to make positive
suggestions and assignments. For example, ask a particular person to give special
attention to a chronic absentee or to a new prospect, or ask someone to research a
certain Biblical passage or subject, or assign two or three people to plan and promote
some class or department “get-together.” Remember, others are looking to you for
leadership and guidance, so don’t be timid to do it.
Second, to those who currently attend Sunday School, whether regularly or irregularly:
Please strive toward more consistent attendance and better preparation of the assigned
lesson. This will significantly improve the overall quality of the Sunday School hour,
thus making the whole process of “Bible Study” more attractive and engaging to those
who are currently disinclined or uninterested in Sunday School. Remember, you are
the very nucleus around which our future growth and success must build.
Third, to those who aren’t presently involved in Sunday School: First, a question to
you. “Would you be willing to see our Church discontinue or drop her Sunday School
program?” Next, a request. If there is something wrong or weak or inadequate with
our existing Sunday School program, please help us identify the problem and make
any suggestions that might be helpful. Please be assured that Judy McEntyre, our
Sunday School Superintendent, Don Nix, our Assistant Sunday School Superintendent,
Rev. Katie Mattox and I want to address your concerns about our Sunday School and
its impact upon our Church and community.
Because Sunday School is so vitally essential to the health and well-being of our
Congregation, “We believe in Sunday School!” As always, I shall be blessed to greet
you and all who will join us for Bible Study and Worship this Sunday in the Father’s
House. I especially hope to see you at 9:45 a.m. in Sunday School!
In His Service,
Sermon for This Sunday, February 8: “Home Is Where It Begins”
Scripture: Exodus 20:12; Mark 7:9-13
Lay Ministers for
Sunday, February 8
8:30 Usher/Greeter
Reed Davis
11:00 Greeters
Angela Green, Jennifer Thomason
11:00 Ushers
Barett Hagood, Capt;
Philip Beamer, Jerry Mashburn,
Eric Prater, Steve Thomason
TV & Sound
8:30 Todd Anderson
11:00 Todd Anderson
Buddy Looney
February Altar Guild
Ruth Mathews
Offering Counters
Russell Dudley, Jimmy Prater,
Haley Stephens, Barrett Hagood
Take A Look at Our
Prayer List
If you see a name that needs to
come off the prayer list, please
call the church office at
706-629-2685, or email
[email protected] We
want to stay current on the prayer
needs of the church family!
Meeting This Sunday
The Family Ministries
Committee will meet this
Sunday, February 8, in the
Church Parlor immediately
following the 11:00 worship
Our Faithfulness
February 1, 2015
Budget Received
Weekly Budget
Over +/Under -$1,250.00
Pledged Received
Pledged Budgeted
Over +/Under +$4,089.23
Non-Pledged Received $27,392.50
Less Expenses
- $47,815.34
Over +/Under +$18,242.16
Sunday School
Happy Birthday!
Our Members
Joe & Barbara Blackmon
Lee Clegg
Martha Cleveland
Lolita & Kody Conley
Bill Green
Nancy Jordon
Susan Magnicheri
Judy McCarver
Joanne Owens
Mildred Padgett
Clyde Petty
Rae & Edna Quinn
Paul Whittemore
Claude Wright
Frank Wright
Church Members in the Military
Our Friends
February 8
Nick Cochran
Joe Ragsdale
February 9
Payton Kenney
Tram Lance
Mike Trantham
February 11
Velma Sadler
February 13
Samantha Stewart
Happy Anniversary!
Called Meeting
David Learning Center
Board of Directors
Next Monday
February 9, 2015
6:00 pm
Please make note of the time of
this meeting. It’s an hour earlier
than we usually meet. All Board
members are urged to attend.
Remember in Prayer
February 13
Gerald & Lydia Hite
Clyde & Louise Petty
Iris Abercrombie
Marvin Agan
Cyndi Alsobrooks
Johnny Brown
Andrew Brumlow
Tim Clark
Ed Collins
Cloyd Dick
Renee Gibson
Edna Gowder
Jill Burger Hales
Jimmy Henderson
Craig Henson
Walter Johnson
Sharon LaChance
Richard Langston
Peggy & Jack McEntire
Vicki McKeown
Esme Miller
Amanda Hall Mitchell
Nina Moore
Jerrell Puckett
Runette Rampy
Beda Fowler Ryan
Charlotte Shaw
Sarah Shaw
Patti Spieker
Hazel Beth Steely
Nell White
Dena Autry Wofford
Tommy Wyatt
U.S. Military Personnel
Our Missionaries
Tim & Ansley Crabtree: Scotland
Humphrey Kanga: Kenya
The Methodist Men will have
their first meeting of the year
this Thursday, February 12,
at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship
Hall. All men are invited and
encouraged to attend as we start
another busy year of mission
and community service.
Pray for Katie
Let’s keep Rev. Katie
Mattox in our prayers as she
tours the Holy Land with
Bishop Watson through
February 11.
Wednesday Night Activities
For Children:
5:15 Bible Believer’s Choir
6:00 Children’s Connection
(children attending Children’s
Connection will be fed supper)
For Youth:
6:00 Middle School Bible Study
with Missy Hathcox
6:00 High School Study on
Comparative Religions
with Carol Gomez
For Adults:
6:00 Wednesday Night Supper
6:30 Dr. Bob’s Bible Study
6:30 The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a
Healthier Life by Rick Warren
6:30 Revival by Adam Hamilton,
7:00 Chancel Choir
Did You Know…
Valentine Dance!
This Wednesday, February 11
6:00 pm, Fellowship Hall
Dinner will be served at the event.
If anyone would like to volunteer
to help, please contact me at
I look forward to seeing everyone
this week for Children’s
Krista Hall
Children’s Ministry Assistant
Bible Believer’s Choir...
...will be singing at the 11:00
Traditional Worship Service on
Sunday, February 22, 2015.
VAC Pantry
...that sitting down and sharing a
meal is a Biblical way to show
hospitality and make new
friends? You have a chance to
do just that, each Wednesday
evening at 6:00 in the CAC. Our
small groups are taking turns preparing and serving the meals.
Plates are $5 each, and the fellowship is
priceless! Your $5 donation goes
to a mission chosen by those
preparing the meal. Please make
a reservation weekly in Sunday’s
bulletin. See next week’s menu
on this page!
All parents and
children: We hope
you are making plans
for our first Father/Daughter,
Annual Women’s Winter
Retreat at Farmville UMC
Saturday, February 7, 2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lunch Provided
Our Guest Speaker this year
will be Janet Sliger,
Director of Lay Servant Ministries
for the North Georgia Conference
of the United Methodist Church
While shopping for groceries,
please pick up some extra of the
following for the VAC Pantry:
Canned Vegetables
Canned/Boxed Soups
Next Week’s Menu
for Wednesday Night Supper
February 11
The Sweet Adelines will be serving
a dinner of home cooking!
Cole Slaw
Tea & Dessert
Make a reservation in Sunday’s
Official Church Calendar
February 8-15, 2015
Rev. Katie Mattox is touring the Holy Land
through February 11.
Preschool meets Monday through Friday in the
CAC from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Rev. Bob Daniel will be preaching the
EVOLVE Worship Service and teaching the
Confirmation Class February 8.
1:00 pm Walking in Gym
4:00 pm Heart & Soul
6:00pm Called Meeting of the
David Learning Center Board
7:00pm Board of Trustees Meeting
This coming Sunday is Scout Sunday. Our
Boy Scouts will be helping to lead Worship
at both 11:00 services.
2:30 pm King’s Cooks
6:00 pm Troop Planning
6:30 pm Cub Scouts
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
1:00 pm Walking in Gym
5:15 pm Bible Believers Choir
6:00pm Parent/Child Valentine Dance (FH)
6:00 pm Wednesday Night Supper (CAC)
6:00 pm Youth Bible Studies
6:30 pm Adult Bible Studies
7:00 pm Chancel Choir
6:30pm United Methodist Men (FH)
Scout Sunday
8:30 am Early Traditional Worship
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Worship
11:00 am EVOLVE Worship
12:00pm Family Ministries Committee
4:30 pm Confirmation Class
4:30 pm Handbell Choir
5:30 pm Youth Activities
Calhoun First United Methodist Church
205 E. Line Street
P.O. Box 517
Calhoun, GA 30703
1:00 pm Walking in Gym
8:30 am Early Traditional Worship
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Worship
11:00 am EVOLVE Worship
4:30 pm Confirmation Class
4:30 pm Handbell Choir
5:30 pm Youth Activities
Calhoun, GA