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‘From the Barn to the Cross’ is Friday at Powers Ferry UMC

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Powers Ferry United Methodist Church invites the community to “From the Barn…to the cross…Know that I am God”, a free puppet drama presented by the church’s P.U.S.H. (Power Using Serving Hands) ministry. The program will be Friday night, May 29 at 7pm in the Sanctuary. There will be a dessert social in the Fellowship Hall immediately following.

The church is located at 245 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta. For further information please contact the church office at 770-973-5271 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am until 3 pm or go to www.powersferryumc.com.

 

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Psalm 23 Memorial Day Tribute

Volunteers Needed For WinShape Camp at JFBC

 

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain some volunteer hours this summer?  WinShape Camp offers the chance to earn over 30 hours and have a blast helping with camp.

The camp runs June 1-5 and you can specify which days and times you are available in the application.  WinShape is very strict on that you have to be at least 16 years old or completed the 10th grade in order to volunteer. Please click the link below in order to sign up to be a volunteer.

Make sure you select the week of camp that is June 1-5 and is located at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.

 

 

Click HERE for a WinShape Volunteer Application

A Christian prayer for graduation day

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“God, today is like any other. The sun rises. The winds blow. Rain falls. Rain does not fall. People are born. They laugh. They cry. They dance. They die. Today “chronos” time is as it has been since You gave it beginning, and will be as it is until you bring things to an end. Today is like any other.

Today is also fresh and new, and like no other day. Today is a “kairos” moment of opportunity that has come and will pass in a moment. Today is a passage from one epoch to another. Today is a gift from you. Grant grace to see it and seize it.

Today is a graduation, a passage, a completion, an inauguration. Today we pray for all those who have met the challenge and kept the faith to the commitments of their studies. Now they have a new “kairos” before them. We first offer thanks for the success of their journey. We thank for you granting them focus and direction and then strength and endurance. You created the knowledge and understanding they have mastered. You have created the curiosity and capacity determination that led them in pursuit. All these good things came from you. Thank you.

Today we also pray for tomorrow. This graduation opens another door to another time. As you have led in the past, lead now into the future. Give them focus and clarity and a calling from you to understand their purpose and the courage to respond and step toward that purpose.

We pray in the words of scripture: “Bless them indeed. Expand their territory. Let your hand be with them. Keep them evil, that they will not cause or experience pain.”

In Jesus, we bless our graduations…”

(Reprinted from http://blog.beliefnet.com/prayerplainandsimple/2011/06/a-graduation-prayer.html#ixzz2U4DvB8Lp)

 

Do you have a favorite prayer from your faith? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. Be sure to include “Faith” in the subject line. 

 

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East Cobb VBS Programs – Summer Fun Awaits at Area Churches

Are you planning to send your child to Vacation Bible School this summer but not quite sure which church to choose?

Check out our special section on East Cobb VBS programs and get all the information you need to keep your kids learning and spiritually engaged all summer long.

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Gratitude for my Mother; a Mother’s Day prayer

Dear Lord,

Today I turn to you to give you thanks for my mother. With your own gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. She read to me and made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.

Please bless her, Lord, and comfort her. Help her loving heart to continue to love and give of herself to others. Strengthen her when she is down and give her hope when she is discouraged.

Most of all, Lord, on this Mother’s Day, give my mother the graces she most needs and desires today. I ask you this, in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior forever and ever.

(Source: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu)

 

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What’s Next? A message from Rev. Tom Pumphrey

 

Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14

Dear Friends in Christ,

Students and families are preparing for graduation in these next few weeks. Graduation marks the accomplishment of a lot of work, overcoming challenges and learning and developing along the way. We rejoice at these milestones, as we do for the birth of a child, or at retirement from a long career. As Christians, we mark spiritual milestones in our Baptism and Confirmation, and other key moments in our relationship with God where we see how God has brought us to a new place in life. But in life and in faith, these are milestones, and not the end of the journey.

God continues to call us forward to new challenges and new blessings, inviting us to deeper faithfulness and to continue to bear fruit as Jesus’ disciples. How will we be there for each other on that journey? How will you bring out the best in your brothers and sisters in Christ? How will you offer them (and God) your best?

I especially ask that you pray for those graduating from high school or college. Their social world is a place where the foundations of family and Christian community are often discarded. Pray that we might support and sustain them as God’s beloved. Pray that they might find faithful peers and mentors who will help them navigate these risky waters and always be aware of God’s guiding hand calling them forward and bringing out their best. May we all, together, ‘press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.’

 

(Reprinted from the newsletter of Rev. Tom Pumphrey, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in East Cobb.) 

 

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It’s Scholar in Residence weekend at Chabad of Cobb

Don’t miss the Scholar in Residence weekend with Rabbi Shmuel Lew at Chabad of Cobb. All events will take place at Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Evening Gourmet Shabbat Dinner – 7.30 p.m. “A Rabbi’s Adventure in Greenland.”
A heartwarming story and life lessons on love and the Jewish soul.
Adults $24, Children ages 3-6 $8; ages 7-12 $14; $5.00 additional per adult and child for reservations after April 27th.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Shabbat Lunch – “Realizing our Potential” 12.30 p.m.
Rabbi Lew was privileged to receive a treasure trove of personal guidance and practical life insights from the Rebbe.  This is a rare opportunity to hear Rabbi Lew share this profound wisdom on navigating life’s challenges and personal growth, and will be followed by an open “Ask The Rabbi” session.  No charge.

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

“From Oy to Joy” 10.00 a.m.  Rabbi Lew offers an inside look at unique Chabad teachings on unleashing the happier you.  Fee: $12

For more information and to RSVP FOR ANY OR ALL EVENTS visit WWW.COBBJEWISHACADEMY.ORG/SCHOLAR or call 770.565.4412.

 

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Rib Fest returning to St. Peter & Paul

On Saturday, June 6, 11am-6pm, Rib Fest will return to The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul.

The 8th annual BBQ Festival will be sponsored by The Brotherhood of St. Andrew benefiting Episcopal Community Center Emmaus House. Proceeds send children to Emmaus’ summer camp. Pre-order Boston Butts or stop by for a plate of BBQ Ribs with slaw & beans. In-house band “Back of the Bus” will provide live music and entertainment.

Ticket sales will continue through May. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Church office at 770-977-7473.

The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul is located in East Cobb at 1795 Johnson Ferry Road.

 

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