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The Shepherd Newsletter

The Shepherd

June 10, 2014

Summer edition

The Newsletter of Newnan First United Methodist Church

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REBUILDING FROM BROKENNESS: Sometimes life hurts. I've been there, and I suspect you have too. In spite of our belief in God and our best efforts to live a life that we believe is pleasing to Him, we go through times of brokenness when life seems to be one heartache after another. If you can't relate to what I'm saying, be thankful! You have been spared the pain the rest of us often have to endure. If you have known brokenness or you are living in it now, I want to encourage you to worship with us the next three Sundays. Beginning June 15th (Traditional worship; June 22nd in Connect) we will begin a new series called "Rebuilding From Brokenness." We will face the fact of brokenness head on and offer real life help in holding our lives together when life hurts. If you are experiencing brokenness of any kind, I hope you will make a priority of being with us the next three Sundays. Each week we will look at the reasons life becomes broken.

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Announcements & Upcoming Events

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Reporting & Photos

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2-week Calendar

Sometimes life spirals out of control because of Decisions we make. Maybe that's what has happened with you. Bad decisions don't have to determine the rest of you life! There is a way to recalibrate your life and begin the healing! Sometimes brokenness comes as the result of Disappointments that leave us feeling life is unfair. Trust me, I understand! Sometimes brokenness is the result of an overwhelming Doubt that causes us to walk away, or feel like walking away from our relationship with God. If you are in a season of brokenness right now, I can almost guarantee you are experiencing one or more of these realities. God's will is for you to live in the truth of His love, grace and strength. You are not meant to remain in brokenness! I look forward to sharing in these important worship experiences with you this month!

-Stuart 33 Greenville St., Newnan, GA 30263 (P) 770.253.7400 (F) 770.253.7404

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MUSIC NOTES SUMMER CALENDAR All choirs are currently on break from rehearsals. The only exception to that is our Parish & Chancel Choirs. Their final rehearsals of the summer will be Wednesday, June 11.

PRESCHOOL NEWS There are spots available in the Playschool 1 & 2 classes and 2yr/2day class. If you are interested in enrolling your child, or if you know someone who may be interested, email me at or call the preschool office at 770.253.1237 –Nancy Martin

MUSIC NEWS SAVE THE DATE The Junaluska Singers are coming! This marvelous choir from Lake Junaluska, NC will be presenting a concert in our Sanctuary on Monday, July 14! There will be a covered dish dinner @ 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start @ 7 p.m. Save the date now…you don’t want to miss this!

PRESCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT June 23-26 | July 14-17 | August 11-14 | $85/week (non-refundable payment due in advance) For more information about Summer Enrichment, visit our website ( Registration forms can be found there as well. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “WEIRD ANIMALS…WHERE JESUS’ LOVE IS ONE-OF-A-KIND” There is still time to register! June 16-19 | 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Pre-K 4-year-olds thru rising 6th graders| Register and pay the registration fee online (click the VBS banner on the home page, or click the VBS link on the bottom of the page) or pick up forms from around the church campus and turn in to the church office. Don’t delay to sign up!

Also, WE NEED HOUSING for these singers. If you would be willing to house some of the choir members, please contact David Kinrade by calling the church office or by emailing Thanks! YOUTH CHOIR TOUR 2014 Youth Choir Tour 2014 is now history. God blessed our youth with wonderful experiences and Close Encounters they will remember for a lifetime. Our church is blessed beyond measure to have such wonderful witnesses of our church, community, and most importantly, Jesus Christ! I would take these youth anywhere.

GIVE IT UP FOR LENT: UPDATE Newnan FUMC recently donated $10,024.06 to Bridging the Gap (BTG) Community Outreach for their food distribution program. With this donation, BTG will be able to purchase over 77,000 pounds (38 tons) of food! Thank you so much for your generosity during the Give It Up For Lent campaign this year!

I am especially grateful for our tour chaperones: Melanie Reeves, Kerry Moore, Brent Ritter, Craig Bryan, Bonnie Krider, Sam Madaris, Wanda Owen, Joan Exner, Mary Moore, Rachel Oothoudt, Emily Carnes, Andy Adams, and Julie Perkins. You are the best! I thank God for bringing this team together. -David

CANCER CARE MINISTRY If you’re interested in being involved in this exciting new ministry, contact: Cissy Hass ( David Clark ( Amy Boren ( or Rev. JoAn Kinrade (

UTH NEWS OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT! This coming Friday, June 13 from 7-10:30 p.m. @ Sr. Pastor Stuart Greene’s house | Come out for a great time at the pastor’s house with food, friends, and a movie on the lawn! We’ll have BBQ, chips, drinks, and dessert. And there’s more than the movie…the Greenes have a fishing pond, so bring your rod and reel. We’ll also set up a volleyball court and some outdoor games as well! Email or call Brent for more information ( | 678.603.8268)

WE NEED YOUR STORIES! The Newnan FUMC Historical Committee needs your stories for the upcoming Browns Mill/Sesquicentennial/Hospital Town Reenactment Event on July 19! Please send any stories you may want to share of your time at Newnan FUMC (historical stories) to 2

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Friendship Committee Eunice Seay 110 Edgeworth Rd. | Apt. 1103 Newnan, GA 30263

June 8th Reporting Attendance Worship Services Total (8:30—219; 10:55—412; Connect—101) Sunday School Church Membership

Gifts Given: Memorials: Robert Pittman Martha Inez Tinsley Penny Storey

732 365 2195

Year-to-Date Financial Report Week Ending: 6/7/2014

June 15th Official Greeters: All Church Members Head Ushers: Kim Duncan (8:30), Byron Keene (10:55) Acolytes: Bradley Smith, Nate Thomas (8:30) Emily Lofton, Abigail Williams (10:55) Crucifer: Elisabeth Lofton (10:55) Sunday School Greeters: Life in the Spirit Sunday School Class Sound Technicians: Jeff Williams, Thomas Coursey

Week #22

Total Tithes & Income Total Expenses Over/(Under)

$ $ $

635,627 623,475 12,152

Annual Budget Capital Budget Total Church Budget

$ 1,627,004 $ 35,000 $ 1,662,004

June 8th Official Greeters: All Church Members Head Ushers: Kim Duncan (8:30), Byron Keene (10:55) Acolytes: Megan Jackson, Mimi Royal (8:30) Andrew Blackadar, Mikaylee Bonner (10:55) Crucifer: Laurel Blackadar (10:55) Sunday School Greeters: Life in the Spirit Sunday School Class Sound Technicians: Jeff Williams, Thomas Coursey

(left) The Youth on Choir Tour (bottom left) The Youth Choir @ Niagara Falls (below) Kindergarten Graduation


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SUNDAY, JUNE 15 Father’s Day Traditional Worship Service (S) Sunday School Traditional Worship Service (S) Connect Contemporary Worship Service (PH) Reception for Bill & Melanie (PH)

9:00am 6:00pm

MONDAY, JUNE 16 VBS (PH) Finance Committee Meeting (GR)

7:00am 9:00am 9:30am

TUESDAY, JUNE 17 Men’s Prayer Breakfast VBS (PH) Knitting Group

9:00am 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 VBS (PH) Ultimate Frisbee (Evans MS)

9:00am 6:30pm 7:00pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 19 VBS (PH) Stephen Ministry Training (200) Connect Band Rehearsal (PH)

8:30am 9:45am 10:55am 11:00am 12:00pm 9:00am

MONDAY, JUNE 23 Preschool Summer Enrichment (PH)

9:00am 7:00pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Preschool Summer Enrichment (PH) UMM (Sprayberry’s—Jackson St.)

9:00am 6:30pm 9:00am 6:30pm 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 Preschool Summer Enrichment (PH) FnF – High Museum Ultimate Frisbee (Evans MS) THURSDAY, JUNE 26 Preschool Summer Enrichment (PH) Stephen Ministry Training (200) Stephen Ministry Supervision (HK) Connect Band Rehearsal (PH) FRIDAY, JUNE 27

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 10:00am

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 Traditional Worship Service (S) Sunday School Traditional Worship Service (S) Connect Contemporary Worship Service (PH) Reception for Maria Bowers (PH)

9:00am 10:00am

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 Ultimate Frisbee (Evans MS)

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SATURDAY, JUNE 28 Chrysalis Training (GR/C/VN) Ultimate Frisbee (Evans MS)

The Shepherd - June 10, 2014  
The Shepherd - June 10, 2014  

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