Wednesday's Word

September 21st

Joys and Concerns

Joys

Richard and Brenda Hutson are celebrating their 25th Anniversary, Wednesday, September 21st! The celebration will be on Saturday, September 24th at 1:00pm and everyone is invited! No gift necessary.

The People of the Church are very thankful everyday for the opportunity to worship God!

Concerns

Julian and Pat Harwell lift up the family of Steve Hodges, as they mourn the loss of his life in a motorcycle accident.

Richard and Brenda Hutson lift up Courtney Riley, their daughter in law, as she is getting tested for some medical problems and Charlene Hutson, as she goes in for surgery for Cancer, on October 3rd.

Jennifer Edwards lifts up Debbie Jenkins, a coworker of hers, as she mourns the loss of her husband, who passed away last Monday.

Bill and Brenda Edwards lift up Eli Kirtz , who is a neighbor of theirs, lost his daughter in a wreck on Friday.

Susan Smith lifts up Lynn Teague, who is undergoing cancer treatments.

Joel Crissman lifts up Jennie and Wayne Lewis, Cindy Brewbaker and Al Cote who are all undergoing cancer treatment.

Roxanne Dukes lifts up Holly King Asbury, who is in the ICU at Emory recovering from surgery.

Melanie Page lifts up T.R. Ellis, as he is dealing with a hip replacement and other complications.

Rachel Carver lifts up John Carver, her husband, as he goes in to have a Bone Marrow Test done. She also lifts up Maxine Dees, as she undergoes chemo for lung cancer.

Prayers for the students involved in a bus accident last weekend--4 dead and 40-50 are injured.

(Bold type indicates Crossroads UMC members)

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

We need your filled shoeboxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive! Bring your shoeboxes in from now, until Sunday, October 30.


Remember to include your label and $7 in the shoebox for shipping or go online at http://samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box, pay online and print a label to enclose and track your box so you can follow where your box goes!


Please use one of the boxes and labels provided in the Narthex for packing. There’s no need to wrap the box as it’s already red and green—perfect Christmas colors!


Questions? Contact Jennifer Edwards (404-909-3362/jedwards_17@yahoo.com).

Thank you for sharing the love of Jesus and the joy of Christmas with children all around the world through this missions and outreach project!

Wednesday Night Supper

WNS is normally the third Wednesday of every month. This month, it is tonight, September 21st at 6:00pm. Don't miss out on all the fun, fellowship and great food! Only $8 per plate! Sign up now!


Menu:

Chicken Fingers

Green Beans

Macaroni & Cheese

Candied Yams

Creamed Corn

Layered Salad

Rolls

Iced Tea & Lemonade

Apple Cobbler



* There will be a Special Guest from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children) joining with us tonight. So make sure you don't miss out!

Emergency Response Team Training

UMCOR - ERT Training Classes - Saturday Sept 24th, 8:00am at Snellville UMC

When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief's US disaster training and response. ERT Teams are a first line of response, providing the Love of Jesus Christ by helping folks reduce the risks to their homes from further damage and to begin the recovery process.


Snellville UMC will be holding these classes in Wesley Hall on the church campus at 2428 Main Street East, Snellville, GA 30078.


  • ERT Certification Class – Cost is $25 and includes the background check, ERT Book and ID Badge (Mailed to you when completed by UMCOR)
    • Please arrive by 7:40am in order to sign in, grab a breakfast snack and find a seat
  • Free Lunch is provided at 12:30pm


Contact zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net if you interested in attending with him.

Children's Home Offering--September 25th

In the past years, we received a "work day offering" to benefit the UMC Children's Home. This year they've changed the name of the offering to "Amazing Grace Sunday".


What is the Amazing Grace Offering?
The United Methodist Children’s Home Amazing Grace Offering calls on Christian people to help us realize the day when all children live in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home. By collecting our special offering, which is taken once a year across the North Georgia Conference to provide a significant portion of The Children’s Home operating income, you will help us realize this vision.


How can churches participate in the Amazing Grace Offering?
Giving to the Children’s Home Amazing Grace Offering enables us to recruit and train new foster parents; to feed, clothe, house and educate the children and teens entrusted to our care; and to provide transitional housing and support for homeless families. We are able to demonstrate the love and teaching of Jesus Christ thanks to the generosity of your congregation. The Children’s Home is not in the North Georgia Conference budget, and we do not receive any apportionment. Your support is critical to our efforts to help children and families in need.


Click here for more information: http://www.umchildrenshome.org/

Youth Parent Meeting

Attention Parents of Youth 6th-12th grade! We will be having a parent meeting on Sunday, September 25th, at 4:30pm. We will be discussing all of the fun activities we have planned for the year, as well as, brainstorming and getting feedback for new ideas. Make sure to mark it on your calendars!