Good Morning Bethlehem! 

Events and News for the week of May 25-31st: 

Matthew 6:33-34 NIV

[33] But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. [34] 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. …

Yesterday Angela Smith was announced as our new Children’s Director!! This is a paid position and will be supervised by the PPR Committee who have pledged full support to her and promised to help her in all areas to enable her to be successful in ministering and directing our children. The PPR drew up new guidelines in February and have given the director all power and authority over all areas of children’s ministry. She was chosen over another candidate who interviewed three weeks ago. Thanks to the PPR for their time, effort, professionalism, and allowing God to lead this process. Pray for Angela, the volunteers who work in this area, and the children. 

The Primetimers are going to the Woodbridge Inn in Jasper on Wednesday the 27th. They will meet at 10:15 am in the morning at the church. This trip is open for anyone in the church. For more info, contact Jean Harris! 

The Children’s Area is progressing along nicely! The paint is on the walls and the area might be completed before the week is out! Some ladies are buying furniture for the area this week. Soon there will be stories of Jesus and the sound of little ones enjoying the area. 

The new ladies fellowship group is meeting at Pete’s Coffee in Buford on Tuesday’s at 6:30 pm. They are studying Mark. All ladies are invited. For more info, contact Karen Bitler or Vickie Garner. 

The Administrative Council met this past week and wow is there a lot going on at our church and more things to come! We walked out the door at 9:30. These folks are truly about selfless service to others and Christ. I echo what Kathy and Sara said in church Sunday about the Board having fun but being serious with the business of God’s church. They are dedicated to furthering God’s Kingdom and being the church God has called Bethlehem to be! 

Looking for willing workers for VBS!! If you would like to volunteer for VBS, please contact Angela Smith. Here is the link to register online:

https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/BethlehemUMCBuford
Above is the website created to register participants for VBS. This will save parents time instead of filling out info once they get to church. June 7 – 11th 5:30-8:30.  

If you would like to volunteer for sandwich squads at the church to make sandwiches for Action Ministries or deliver food for them, let Paul know or sign up on the board Cindy made in the Narthex! 
The Tuesday morning Bible Study group will be studying Acts Ch. 7 this week. They begin at 10:30 am. 

The Men’s Fellowship/Bible Study group meets at Bravo Mexican Restaurant at 3:30 pm on Mondays. But are taking a week off this week due to Memorial Day.  We are studying 1 Corinthians Ch. 5 next week. 

Mark your calendar! The United Methodist Men’s group returns on Saturday, June 6th. Frank Spalletti has invited all men and their families to come at 8:00 am and eat breakfast. Then after breakfast, there will be a work day to get ready for Homecoming on the 7th. 

Week of May 25-31st: 

Monday: 

Memorial Day

Tuesday: 
10:30 am Bible Study (Acts Ch. 7)
5:45 pm Zumba
6:30 pm Ladies group at Pete’s Coffee
7:00 pm AA Meeting

Wednesday: 
10:15 am Primetimer Trip to The WoodBridge Inn in Jasper

6:30 pm MYF

Thursday: 
7:00 pm AA Meeting

Sunday:
Gideon Sunday

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Fabulous Friday Reminders and Update

Remember to wear red on Sunday in honor of Pentecost Sunday! 

An update on the children’s area renovation. The builders said yesterday they hope to have it painted by this weekend and then the ceiling put in by early in the week. The carpet and tile should be done by the end of next week. Thanks to everyone who has donated funds, planned, and participated in this project! 

VBS Registration Link:

https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/BethlehemUMCBuford 

Above is the website created to register participants for VBS. This will save parents time instead of filling out info once they get to church.  June 7 – 11th 5:30-8:30.  
Have a blessed weekend! 

Paul

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Prayer Request 05/20/2015

Please keep Ashley Hoyle in your prayers. She is going through some stuff right now. 

Continue to keep Mary Sells in your prayers as she is going through rehab on her knee after surgery. 

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Good Morning Bethlehem! 

Events and News for the week of May 18-24th. 

Proverbs 16:3;9 NIV

[3] Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

[9] In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
Sermon Scripture for this week: Acts 2:1-21 “What Is This Thing Called Pentecost?”

The Children’s Area is progressing along nicely! The Sheetrock is up, muddled and taped, and a little more sanding and the smell of paint should be in the air! One more little small bit of info to share, with donations of $2150 coming in Sunday, we have exceeded the $15,000 needed to finish the project and furnish the area with furniture and media equipment!!!!! The total raised at this time is: $15,634.12! This was accomplished by donations from persons inside the church and out!  Remember to thank God in your prayers! 

The new ladies fellowship group is meeting at Pete’s Coffee in Buford on Tuesday’s at 6:30 pm. They are studying Mark. All ladies are invited.  For more info, contact Karen Bitler or Vickie Garner. 

Everyone is requested to wear red this Sunday in celebration of Pentecost! 
The Administrative Council will meet this Thursday at 7:00 pm.  

Looking for willing workers for VBS!! If you would like to volunteer for VBS, please contact Angela Smith. 

If you would like to volunteer for sandwich squads at the church to make sandwiches for action ministries or deliver food for them, let Paul know. 

The Tuesday morning Bible Study group will be studying Acts Ch. 6 this week. They begin at 10:30 am. 

The Men’s Fellowship/Bible Study group meets at Bravo Mexican Restaurant at 3:30 pm on Mondays. We are studying 1 Corinthians Ch. 5 this week. 

Mark your calendar! The United Methodist Men’s group returns on Saturday, June 6th. Frank Spalletti has invited all men and their families to come at 8:00 am and eat breakfast. Then after breakfast, there will be a work day to get ready for Homecoming on the 7th. 

Week of May 18-24th:

Monday: 

3:30 pm Men’s Bible Study/Fellowship Group at Bravo Mexican Restaurant (1Corinthians Ch. 5). 

Tuesday: 

10:30 am Bible Study (Acts Ch. 6).

5:45 pm Zumba

6:30 pm Ladies group at Pete’s Coffee

7:00 pm AA Meeting

Wednesday: 

6:30 pm Choir Practice 

Thursday: 

7:00 pm Administrative Council Meeting

7:00 pm AA Meeting

Sunday:

Pentecost Sunday (Wear red)


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Prayer Request 05/17/2015

Please keep Doris Joyce in your prayers. She lost her brother this morning. There are no arrangements at this time. 

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Prayer Requests 05/14/2015

Please keep those who had surgery in your prayers tonight and the coming days of recovery. 

Mary Sells knee replacement went well today and she is at Gwinnett a Medical in Lawrenceville. She will move to rehab on Monday. 

Joel Kerby’s heart surgery went today and he is in NE GA Medical Center in Gainesville. 

Carl’s surgery was done today and he will spend the night at John’s Creek Hospital. I will let him fill you in on his details 

Monty went home last night from the hospital and has several doctors appointments in the next few days. 

I will be going out of town on Friday and be back late on Saturday. 

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Prayer Request 05/12/2012

Please keep Monty Hoyle in your prayers. She is in the new hospital close to 211. Her platelets were down to 7 last night this evening she said they were 14. They are also checking for cardiac problems. 

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