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Athens First United Methodist Church January 21, 2018 8:30, 9:45, & 11:00 a.m.

Welcome

We are glad you are here! Thank you for joining us for worship this Sunday. Members of this congregation have been gathering here to worship since 1804. Over the past two centuries our congregation has changed, but our mission remains the same: to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are inspired by the words of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who encouraged believers to “do all the good you can, in all the ways you can.”

Attendance

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8:30 a.m. Order of Worship 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Order of Worship The Steeple Calendar

Ministers and Directors

Chuck Hodges Senior Minister [email protected] | 706-206-5529 Bob Winstead Executive Pastor [email protected]

Please let us know of your attendance this morning by completing the pew pad.

Martha Aenchbacher Minister of Congregational Care [email protected] | 678-230-9708

Newcomer Orientation

Betsy Butler Minister of Missions [email protected]

We invite you to learn about the life of our church, ways you can get involved, and how to become a member by attending Newcomer Orientation, which is held the second Sunday of the month at 9:45 a.m.

Sunday School

We offer Sunday school for children age 2 through adult each Sunday from 9:45–10:45 a.m.

Children

At Athens First United Methodist Church, we invite families to worship together. Children’s Church is held for children in kindergarten through grade 2 most Sundays during the 11:00 a.m. service.

Financial Report

Budget for 2018 | $3,231,864 Amount Given YTD | $59,773 Goal for January | $370,000

Susan Taylor Minister of Discipleship [email protected] Josh Miles Minister of Student Life [email protected] Stephen Mitchell Director of Music [email protected] Janis Maxwell Director of Youth Music & Organist [email protected] Sarah Lawing Director of Children’s Music Ministry & 8:30 a.m. Worship Leader [email protected] Robin Stewart Director of Children’s Ministry [email protected] Katie Elder Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry [email protected]

Amount after 1 Sunday | $59,773

Leslie Rogers Director of Route 56 [email protected]

Attendance on January 14

Linsey Jarrett Director of Weekday Preschool [email protected]

Total Worship | 1074 8:30 a.m. | 145 9:45 a.m. | 339 11:00 a.m. | 427 Online | 163 Sunday School | 369

Contact Us

Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Facebook: @Athens First United Methodist Church athensfirstumc.org | 706-543-1442

8:30 a.m. Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Comer Whitehead by Anne Whitehead Garner and Bob Whitehead.

Prelude Lyrics

He brought us out of the darkness and into the light. He has lifted our blindness and He gave us His sight. We are no longer slaves, we are daughters and sons. We have entered communion with the three in One. No love is greater. No love is stronger All eyes are on You, for You have redeemed our souls. You won’t let go.

The Worship of God PRELUDE “Into the Light ” | Nathan Horst CALL TO WORSHIP

Josh Miles The buzz of the world interrupts our lives and fills our ears. Call us into Your way of life, O God. The complaints of others settle in our mind and cloud our vision. Lead us into Your vision of life, O God. The cries of the poor, the oppressed, and the outcast pierce our hearts. Guide us in Your example of living for others, O God. Fill our hearts, fill our eyes, fill our ears with Your love, O God. Let us worship You together. *H Y MN OF PR AISE



umh 185 “When Morning Gilds the Skies” | laudes domini

*AFFIR M ATION OF FAITH | The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*GLORI A PATRI

umh 71 "Glory Be to the Father" Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*PASSING OF THE PE ACE

*Please stand as you are able. | The congregation speaks or sings the text in bold type.

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8:30 a.m. service

CHILDR EN’S MESSAGE

Robin Stewart

PR AY ERS OF THE PEOPLE A ND THE LOR D’S PR AY ER

Susan Taylor Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. Anthem Lyrics

Savior, may I learn to love thee, walk the path that thou hast shown, pause to help and lift another, finding strength beyond my own. Savior, may I learn to love thee—Lord, I would follow thee. Who am I to judge another when I walk imperfectly? In the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can’t see. Who am I to judge another? Lord, I would follow thee. I would be my brother’s keeper; I would learn the healer’s art. To the wounded and the weary, I would show a gentle heart. I would be my brother’s keeper—Lord, I would follow thee. Savior, may I love another as I know thou lovest me, find in thee my strength, my beacon, for thy servant I would be. Savior, may I love another—Lord, I would follow thee.

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OFFERING A ND OFFERTORY A NTHEM



“Lord, I Would Follow Thee” | Susan Evans McCloud & K. Newell Dayley *DOXOLOGY

umh 95 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” | the old 100th Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. SCRIP TURE RE A DING

I Samuel 3:1-10 | p. 236 old testament

The word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God. SER MON

“Blessed Are Those Who Listen” | Chuck Hodges H Y MN OF PREPAR ATION

umh 454 “Open My Eyes, That I May See” | open my eyes Verses 1-2

SACR A MENT OF HOLY COMMU NION

The Lord be with you. And also with you. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. God, you are before all things. You are beyond all things. In the midst of all things and all peoples you have made yourself known through Jesus of Nazareth, who revealed your compassion for the outcast, forgiveness for the fallen, and hope for the poor and hungry.

8:30 a.m. service

On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: “Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” Let us pray: Come to us, Spirit of love, and let the bread and drink before us bear your life to our life, nourish a vision of hope, and unite us in one body of peace. Amen. Receiving of the Elements

At Athens First United Methodist Church, all are invited to commune at Christ’s table. If you need to be served in your pew, please call this to the attention of an usher. Glutenfree elements are available at the center station in the front of the sanctuary.

Song Lyrics

Night comes like it always does, but the shadow is longer this time. And I know as I let it go, for a minute everything is all right. I'm just lying here tonight just trying to hold on. When the dark is blinding and I can't find my way to you, there's a still, small voice like a silver lining shining through. Lord, speak to me. Through this storm you took us in your arms and showed us just where to land. Sometimes there’s a hurricane, but you break down walls in the sand.

Music During Holy Communion “Speak to Me” | Tofer Brown, Lucy Schwartz, and Sarah Siskind Prayer After Receiving Holy, gracious God, here at this table your promise of life is made tangible. We have rested in the depth of your love. We have tasted your nourishing, nurturing presence. Together, at this table, you have offered us life. Together, by your grace, we accept the life you offer, and we give you thanks. Amen. *CLOSING H Y MN

umh 454 “Open My Eyes, That I May See” | open my eyes Verse 3

*BLESSING *POSTLUDE

“Sing a New Song” | Broughton

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9:45 & 11:00 a.m. Flowers

The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Comer Whitehead by Anne Whitehead Garner and Bob Whitehead.

The Worship of God

Gathering

THE PRELUDE “God Whose Giving Knows No Ending” | Callahan THE CHOR AL CALL TO WORSHIP

“O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” Sung by the Sanctuary Choir

Praise & Thanksgiving *THE PROCESSIONAL H Y MN

umh 463 “Lord, Speak to Me” | canonbury

*THE AFFIR M ATION OF FAITH | The Apostles' Creed

Betsy Butler I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*THE GLORI A PATRI

umh 71 "Glory Be to the Father" Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

*THE PASSING OF THE PE ACE THE WELCOMING OF NEW MEMBERS | 11:00 a.m. 4

*Please stand as you are able. | The congregation speaks or sings the text in bold type.

9:45 & 11:00 a.m. services

THE PR AY ERS OF THE PEOPLE A ND THE LOR D’S PR AY ER

Martha Aenchbacher Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Proclamation of the Word THE CHILDR EN’S MESSAGE | 11:00 a.m.

Robin Stewart

At the 11:00 a.m. service, children in kindergarten through grade 2 will go to Children’s Church on the third floor where they may be picked up at the end of the service.

Anthem Lyrics

Who but the Lord can give the shadows light, can break into the dark, draw morning from the night? Who but the Lord will hear our cry and answer “Here am I”? Who but the Lord makes blinded eyes to see, brings music to the deaf, sets the lonely captive free? Who but the Lord will by His glory show the paths of peace? Who but the Lord? O Shine on us the brightness of your face, to earth’s remotest end, every people, every race. O shine on us until to each is shown your saving grace. O Shine on us. Who but the Lord can give the shadows light? None but the Lord.

THE OFFERING A ND THE OFFERTORY A NTHEM

“Who But the Lord” | Craig Courtney Sung by the Sanctuary Choir

*THE DOXOLOGY

umh 94 “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” | lasst uns erfreuen Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia, alleluia! Praise God the source of all our gifts; praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts. Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. THE SCRIP TURE RE A DING

I Samuel 3:1-10 | p. 236 old testament

The word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

THE SER MON

“Blessed Are Those Who Listen” | Chuck Hodges

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Response to the Word *THE H Y MN

umh 593 “Here I Am, Lord” | here i am, lord

Sending Forth

*THE BLESSING A ND CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE

“We Receive Your Blessing” We receive your blessing, we receive your grace as we walk in the light shining from your face. May the peace that you give change the way that we live. We receive your blessing as we leave this place. * THE POSTLUDE

“Sing a New Song” | Broughton

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New Arrival

Congratulations to Sara and Heath Chambless on the birth of their son, Samuel Grady, on September 13, 2017.

Kinnara Ensemble Concert | Today

Join renowned professional chamber choir Kinnara Ensemble on a musical journey from darkness into light for a free concert tonight from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Comprising some of the nation's finest ensemble and solo singers, Kinnara Ensemble is a professional chamber choir based in Princeton, NJ. Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, who also serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, the choir performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. For more information, please visit their website. Learn more | kinnaraensemble.org Stephen Mitchell | [email protected]

Wednesday Night Meals

The meal on Wednesday, January 24, is provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. Join us for grilled chicken with pasta, Mediterranean salad, and a cookie. Order your meal online or by calling the church office by Tuesday at noon. For more information, contact Cindy. If you have trouble ordering online, church staff can help you order your meal. Register | athensfirstumc.org/registration Cindy McKoy | [email protected] | 706-543-1442

iRest Yoga | Starts Tomorrow

Based on the ancient teaching of meditation, iRest is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and wellbeing. iRest provides you with tools to help you relax deeply, release stress, increase resiliency, improve your interpersonal relationships, and provide you with control in your life. This eight-week workshop will meet on Mondays, January 22–March 12, 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Hancock Hall. Materials cost $30. For more information, contact Susan. Register | athensfirstumc.org/registration Susan Taylor | [email protected] | 706-543-1442

Weekday Preschool Registration

Preschool registration is open. Please note the following registration deadlines: • Currently enrolled deadline: January 22 • Church member deadline: January 24 • Community deadline: January 26 Register | athensfirstumc.org/weekdaypreschool Linsey Jarrett | [email protected] | 706-543-1442

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GriefShare | Begins Wednesday

GriefShare will meet again during the winter and spring of 2018! This thirteen-week faith-based curriculum features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. GriefShare groups are for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We will meet each Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Room 100 and be led by Martha Aenchbacher. Our group will begin January 24 and conclude April 18. Please register online so that we will have materials prepared for you. There is a $20 fee to pay for your workbook. You may pay that fee online when you register, or bring a check with you to the group meeting. Learn more | athensfirstumc.org/griefshare Martha Aenchbacher | [email protected]

Senior Fun Luncheon | January 25

This month’s Senior Fun luncheon is on Thursday, January 25, at 12:15 p.m. in Hancock Hall. Paul Cramer, Executive Director of The Classic Center, will lead the program. Laura Cotney, a doctoral student in music, will provide the musical entertainment. The luncheon cost is $6. Register now by calling the church office. Reservations should be placed by

12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24. Call the church office to register. For questions, please contact Dan Maxey. Dan Maxey | 706-340-5097 Church Office | 706-543-1442

Prayer Beads Workshop

Scout Pancake Supper

Pack One will be hosting a pancake supper on Wednesday, January 31, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. This meal will take the place of our regular Wednesday night meal. Tickets can be purchased before and after 11:00 worship on Sundays, January 21 and 28, as well as on Wednesday nights beginning January 17. Cub Scouts will be located outside of Hancock Hall and in front of the preschool galleria to sell tickets on these days. If you purchased a semester Wednesday night meal package, it does not include the pancake supper—everyone will need a ticket for this meal! Only a limited number of walk-up meals will be available, so we encourage you to buy your tickets early! The cost is $5 per person with a $20 maximum per family.

Jesus Among Secular Gods

Join Susie Thrasher in Jesus Among Secular Gods, a videobased Bible study led by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale. This study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in scripture. This study will meet on Wednesday mornings, January 31–March 21, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in room 229. The cost is $13. Register online. For more information, contact Susan or Cindy. Register | athensfirstumc.org/registration Susan Taylor | [email protected] | 706-543-1442 Cindy McKoy | [email protected] | 706-543-1442

Plan now to join Kristen Vincent, author of A Bead and a Prayer, on Wednesday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m. or on Sunday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the history of protestant prayer beads and to make your own set of prayer beads to begin using throughout the season of Lent. Kristen has a Master of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School and has completed the Academy for Spiritual Formation. Register online. For more information, contact Susan or Cindy. Register | athensfirstumc.org/registration Susan Taylor | [email protected] | 706-543-1442 Cindy McKoy | [email protected] | 706-543-1442

IHNA

During the week of February 11-18, we are partnering with the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens to host displaced families in our community in need of temporary housing. There are numerous ways to serve throughout the week. These opportunities include driving the IHNA van, preparing a meal, spending time hosting our guests in the evening and overnight, and helping with set-up and takedown at the beginning and end of the host week. There is a place for everyone to be involved with this wonderful ministry! For more information and detailed descriptions of these volunteer opportunities, please visit our webpage or contact Betsy Butler or Sarah Beth Barger. Learn More | athensfirstumc.org/ihn Betsy Butler | [email protected] | 706-543-1442 Sarah Beth Barger | [email protected] 706-543-1442

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Missions Celebration Brunch and Basket Auction

Souper Suppers

Souper Suppers are back and in full swing! Each week we will be serving a meal to the community and providing an opportunity for community guests to receive needed household items. We are still in need of groups to provide and serve dinners for the months of March and April. This is a great way to serve with your UMW Circle, Sunday school class, small group, friends, and family! If you are interested in serving in other ways, we will also be collecting the following items for the Souper Supper store as a way we can continue to support our community: large bottles of dish soap, toilet paper in packs of 4, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and 30 gallon trash bags in boxes of 10. For more information or to sign up your group to serve, check out our website or contact Betsy Butler or Sarah Beth Barger. Learn More | athensfirstumc.org/soupersupper Betsy Butler | [email protected] | 706-543-1442 Sarah Beth Barger | [email protected] 706-543-1442

Spring Service Day

Save the date for Spring Service Day, previously known as the Great Day of Service. On Saturday, April 14, we will spend the morning working on service projects serving our

community partners and neighbors throughout Athens. If you are interested in serving with us and our community partners by gardening, cleaning, assembling healthcare kits, or construction, please contact Betsy Butler or Sarah Beth Barger. Betsy Butler | [email protected] | 706-543-1442 Sarah Beth Barger | [email protected] 706-543-1442

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Save the date and join us for a Sunday full of celebration! On April 15, all are invited to a delicious brunch in Hancock Hall in celebration of a year of service and missions! While the brunch is going on, guests are invited to bid on lovingly constructed baskets in the silent Basket Auction. Proceeds from both the ticket sales and basket auction go to missions. Join our efforts with the following opportunities: • Make a basket | If you have an item to donate or would like to work with a group to prepare a basket for the auction, we would appreciate your donation! • Volunteer at the brunch | Many hands are needed to make this morning a success! For more information about volunteering or creating a basket, contact Sarah Beth Barger. Sarah Beth Barger | [email protected] 706-543-1442

PARENTING WITH

PURPOSE Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World

P RES ENTS

January 28 | Hancock Hall Parents of teens and tweens, join us next Sunday for two events with author and speaker Kari Kampakis! Kari Kampakis is a blogger, author, speaker, and newspaper columnist whose popular books for teens and tweens have been used widely across the country to empower them through faith. Kari offers practical advice, loving support, and insightful discussion for families in the digital age. Please visit our webpage for more information and registration for each of these events.

Dear Girls, You are Stronger Than You Think January 28 | 4:30 p.m.

This session is for mothers and daughters (grade 5 and older). Space is limited and registration is required. There will be a $30 fee per family to participate in this session. Kari's books and talks help girls navigate the big topics of their generation—friendship, identity, social media and faith—so they can discover their best life possible.

How to Love Your Teenager: Navigating Your Relationship into the Teen Years January 28 | 6:30 p.m.

This session is for parents of pre-teens and teenagers. Kari will be sharing tools to equip parents to connect with and support their children through their teenage years. Registration is requested, and there is no cost to participate.

athensfirstumc.org/pwp

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This Week 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m.

MON DAY, J A N UA RY 22 | Deuteronom y 18:15-16

10:00 a.m. 11:30 p.m. 1:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Connect & Grow Women's Group ROOM 200 UMW Circle 5 Meeting HULL CONFERENCE ROOM Disciplines Devotional Bible Study ROOM 200 Children's Basketball GYM iRest Yoga HANCOCK HALL Community Bible Study | Evening HANCOCK HALL Connect & Grow Group

8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Community Bible Study Leaders Council Wesley Leadership Meeting HULL CONFERENCE ROOM Pastors' Bible Study HANCOCK HALL Prayer Shawl PANERA BREAD Pickleball GYM Children's Basketball GYM Connect & Grow Group ROOM 229 Men's Prayer Group ROOM 226 UMW Circle 4 Meeting HULL CONFERENCE ROOM Disciple Fast Track | Old Testament ROOM 224 Boy Scouts Troop 1 SCOUT HUT

6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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S U N DAY, J A N UA RY 21 | Psa lm 62:5-8

Worship Service SANCTUARY Preschool Nursery FIRST FLOOR Fun Gym GYM Worship Service SANCTUARY Adult Sunday School SECOND FLOOR AND SAYE BUILDING Preschool Nursery & Sunday School FIRST FLOOR Youth Sunday School: First Word YOUTH AREA Route 56:Fuel ROOM 120 Elementary Sunday School: Holy Ground CHAPEL Kindergarten Sunday School: City on a Hill ROOM 311 & 313 Newcomer Orientation HOSPITALITY ROOM Sack Lunch Ministry HULL STREET ENTRANCE Worship Service SANCTUARY Preschool Nursery FIRST FLOOR Children's Basketball GYM Cub Scout Pack 1 ROOM 100 Agape Choir Rehearsal ROOM 145 Kinnara Ensemble Concert SANCTUARY Route 56: Open Road + Octane ROOM 120 Carillons Ringers ROOM 150 Connect & Grow Group JOHN WESLEY PARLOR Wesleyan Youth Choir Rehearsal ROOM 145 Alleluia Ringers ROOM 150 Encounter ROOM 119

T U E SDAY, J A N UA RY 23 | Deuteronom y 18:17-20

9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

W E DN E SDAY, J A N UA RY 2 4 | M ark 1:21-24

Wednesday Morning Bible Study ROOM 222 GriefShare ROOM 100 Music Explorers ROOM 314 Secrets from the Ancient Paths ROOM 222 Prayer Shawl Ministry ROOM 200 Celebrate Worship Arts | Grades 3 & 4 ROOM 301 Lyric Choir | Grades 1 & 2 ROOM 151 Music Explorers ROOM 314 Dance | Ages 4-5 ROOM 145 Early Book Group ROOM 224 Wednesday Night Meal HANCOCK HALL Route 56: GPS ROOM 120 Celebrate Choir | Grades 3 & 4 ROOM 151 Joy Choir | Kindergarten ROOM 320 Sonshine Choir | Age 4 ROOM 325 Lyric Worship Arts | Grades 1 & 2 ROOM 301 Music Explorers ROOM 314 Dance | Age 3 ROOM 145 66 Love Letters JOHN WESLEY PARLOR Connect Group | Young Married ROOM 114 Youth Bible Study: Engage ROOM 119 Connect & Grow Group ROOM 224 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal SANCTUARY Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life ROOM 226 Later Book Group ROOM 247 Children's Basketball GYM Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal ROOM 148

T H U R SDAY, J A N UA RY 25 | M ark 1:24-28

Community Bible Study SANCTUARY Senior Fun Luncheon HANCOCK HALL Pickleball GYM The Kaleidoscope Project ROOMS 114, 120, AND 125 Souper Supper HANCOCK HALL Children's Basketball GYM 7:00 p.m. Connect Group | Young Adult ROOM 222 Smocking Group Meeting HULL CONFERENCE ROOM

F R I DAY, J A N UA RY 2 6 | 1 Cor inthi ans 8:1-6

4:00 p.m. Children's Basketball GYM

S AT U R DAY, J A N UA RY 27 | 1 Cor inthi ans 8:7-13

9:00 a.m. Children's Basketball GYM 10:00 a.m. Rise Against Hunger HANCOCK HALL

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