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Rev. Denise M. Childers PASTOR

APRIL 28, 2013 SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:30 AM ST. GEORGE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030 Office: 703.385.4550 Email: office@stgumc.org Preschool: 703.385.4422

TODAY IS UMW SUNDAY! A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY GIFT – HELP SAVE LIVES This week’s White Pages contains a special insert: the opportunity to honor a mother and help save the lives of women and children who die needlessly every minute, of every day, of a preventable disease – malaria. 90% of malaria deaths are women - and children under the age of five. Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, is launching a Mother’s Day campaign so that mothers in Africa will be able to fight malaria and nurture their children into thriving adults. Please see today’s insert for more information and ways in which you can help support this very worthy cause.

United Methodist Mothers (and friends) are asked to sign the Moms for Moms Petition for Global Health Funding which will be presented to Congress on the Tuesday after Mother's Day 2013 (May 14, 2013). Collection of signatures began with World Malaria Day, April 25, 2013, and run through Monday, May 13, 2013. Every United Methodist conference is encouraged to add at least 100 signatures to this petition. To sign the online petition, visit The General Board of Church and Society for the United Methodist Church’s website [http://umcgbcs.org/take-action] and click on the Moms for Moms Petition for Global Health Funding. You do not have to be a United Methodist to sign, nor do you have to be a mother. We want to show Congress that many people, of all backgrounds, are concerned about the needless deaths and suffering resulting from preventable and treatable diseases of poverty. We want our government to fully support the world-wide effort to defeat these illnesses.

THANK YOU Many thanks to Rev. Dr. John B. Tate for joining us at St. George’s UMC last week and leading worship.


FACETS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Mark your calendars for the Everywhere Fun Fair at St. George’s! This year’s VBS will be held July 22-26 from 12:30-3:30 PM (new time) and is open to all 4 year olds through rising 4th graders. Rising 5th and 6th graders will participate in a Mission Camp, where they will travel locally for hands-on mission projects. Volunteers for VBS are also needed! Whether you would like to travel with groups of children or lead a station, we have a place for you. For more information, see the bulletin board across from the elevator or talk to Julie Moore, VBS Director [vbs@stgumc.org].

SPRING CLEAN-UP Thank you to all who helped out with the Spring Clean-up on April 20, 2013.

FINANCE UPDATE The first quarter financial statements for 2013 are in the Narthex. Please pick up yours today and save the postage of mailing it. Also, the second trimester giving envelopes are available for you to pick up if you have not yet received yours. Please send Mary Sue France [msfrance@cox.net] a note if you wish to receive giving envelopes or if you wish to discontinue receiving them. Thank you for your prompt attention to this.

The YYCF is in charge for the month of April. Families, singles, circles, and other groups are invited to sign up to serve one evening in this way. The sign-up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall or you may contact Shirley Nelms, FACETS Coordinator, to volunteer [sfnelms@cox.net or 703.591.1873].

CONFIRMATION CLASSES Confirmation classes are taking place on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the Junior High Sunday school classroom. Please be in prayer for participants Bradley Moore, Molly Mitchell, Jordi Ortiz, Alayna Ricard, and Christian Rodriguez and for their mentors Buck Gibson, Esther Haley, Jay Haley, Karen Lee, and CP Watkins. Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, June 9th at 10:30 AM worship. This year, class members will also participate in a retreat on the weekend of May 3-5, 2013. Teachers are Cindy Hardy, Ann Platenkamp, and Pastor Denise.

UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM) We would like to encourage men in the congregation who have not yet been active in UMM to consider joining us at any of our events and enjoy the fellowship of our great group of men committed to serving our church, our returning veterans, and our community.


MUSIC NOTES Chancel Choir meets at 7:30 PM on Thursdays in the Music Room. Please join us! The Hosanna and Alleluia Choirs (1st–6th grades) meet on Thursdays in the Music Room from 6:00-6:45 PM. The Cherub Choir (Preschool–Kindergarten) meets on Thursdays in Room 202 from 6:006:45 PM. The Celebration Singers (7th–12th grades) meet on Sundays at 5:00 PM in the Music Room.

That’s My Pan!® is a fundraiser sponsored by the United Methodist Women. That’s My Pan!® is beautifully engraved, personalized bakeware and gifts – perfect for church pot lucks! Look for the display in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday School beginning today. Contact Sheila Coffin (703.385.3264) or Pam Williams (703.352.2483) with any questions.

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (UMYF) TH 7 THROUGH 12TH GRADES 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE

UPCOMING UMYF DATES: April 28, 2013 6:00 PM May 5, 2013 6:00 PM

Skits 

We will plan the Worship service for Youth Sunday. Please be sure to come. 

UMW NEWS - APRIL 2013 SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013

UMW SUNDAY SHIRLEY NELMS FEATURED SPEAKER

Find thankfulness for everyday things and moments in your life. Wake up each day and share a moment of thankfulness with God. Remember to say thank you, even for the small things.


WEEKLY EVENTS

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013 UMW SUNDAY 9:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Confirmation Class 10:00 AM Fellowship 10:30 AM Worship 3:30 PM FACETS - meal prep 5:00 PM Celebration Singers - evening rehearsal 5:00 PM FACETS - meal delivery 5:30 PM Disciple 4 Class 6:00 PM UMYF MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 11:00 AM NOVA Clergywomen 7:00 PM AA Women 7:00 PM Boy Scout Troop 1865 7:30 PM Church Council Meeting TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 9:30 AM

Exercise WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013

6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

Girl Scout Troop 2046 AA Al Anon Staff Parish Meeting THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013

10:00 AM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

Intercessory Prayer Group Cherub Choir Hosanna and Alleluia Choirs AA#164 Chancel Choir FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

3:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Girl Scout Troop 1731 Student Recital Girl Scout Troop 543 SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013

10:00 AM

AA SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Sunday School Confirmation Class Fellowship Worship Celebration Singers - evening rehearsal Disciple 4 Class UMYF

Serving Today UMW SUNDAY

Serving Next Sunday

Lay Reader

SHEILA COFFIN ROBIN SACHLIS

Acolyte

DEVIN HALEY

ST. GEORGE’S UMYF MORGAN WHITEHORN

Ushers Happy Club Children’s Church Greeters Counters

CATHY AND PAM WILLIAMS MARY SUE FRANCE MELISSA HEIST JOHN EGAN KATHY CRYBLSKEY BRAD MOORE CURT MOORE PAT SWANEY KATHY HEBERLE KATHY CAGLE MARGARET BECKING

BRIAN SACHLIS KEITH SADDLER JEFF ROOT BEV TURNER KATHY CRYBLSKEY NO CHILDREN’S CHURCH TODAY BRIAN AND ROBIN SACHLIS DEBI SALMAN FRANK FORD

ATTENDANCE SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013 Worship ................................................. 105 

ST. GEORGE’S STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION Rev. Denise M. Childers, Pastor pastordenise@stgumc.org 703.385.4550 ext 101

Beth Dash Administrative Assistant office@stgumc.org 703.385.4550 ext 100

Julaine Ricard Preschool Director preschool@stgumc.org

703.385.4550 ext 110

Kevin Phillips Admin and IT Support geeks.of.faith@stgumc.org

703.385.4550 ext 100

Sylvia Mulherin, M.M. Interim Music Director music@stgumc.org 703.385.4550 ext 105

Jen Youngen Coord., Youth Activities youth@stgumc.org


St. George's Announcement April 28, 2013