Children's wednesday NIGHT ARTS 5:30-6:45 p.m.
We are off to a great start with 92 families and 228 kids adopted in the first week! Our goal is 200 families and 600 children, so please stop by the Adopt-A-Family tables in the Narthex or the Holy Grounds area this Sunday and help us put a smile on Children's faces this Christmas. If you prefer, you can sign up by contacting Wally and Linda Haislip at AdoptAFamily@JohnsCreekUMC.org.
BAHAMAS PLAYGROUND PROJECT
Send love to the Bahamas! We need your help to build another playground for the Island of Eleuthera! Click here or use PushPay to donate. Be sure to select "Bahamas Playground" in the Giving Type to help reach our goal. Thank you for your support!
JOHNS CREEK UMC 101 ~ October 30
A new session of JCUMC 101 will begin on October 9! This class is designed for visitors and new members to learn about the mission and ministry of Johns Creek UMC, as well as the global United Methodist Church. The class will meet four consecutive Sundays during the Sunday School hour (9:45) in the Gathering Room, across from the Sanctuary. For more information, or to sign up to participate, please contact Rev. Elizabeth Lobello Edwards.
WALKING THROUGH GRIEF ~ Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
The 9-week course will meet weekly on Wednesdays in Room 202 at 7:00 p.m. through November 2. If you have had a recent death in your family and are grieving, we encourage you to join.
BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES
This 7 class series runs through November 21. Singles and couples welcome. No partner necessary. You must pre-register online to assure participation. The on-line reservation system is free. Payment is not due until the first night of class. Register here.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY ~ November 6
Please join the church on November 6 in the 8:30 and 11:00 services, when the church and the congregation will celebrate the lives of all those who passed this year.
JCUMC CHARGE CONFERENCE ~ November 7
The Annual Charge Conference will be held November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room.
UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME CALL TO ACTION ~ November 10
Would you like to know more about how you can get involved with the ministry of the UM Children's Home? Please plan to attend the info session on November 10 in the Gathering Room. You can also stop by the UMCH table in the Narthex for more information.
LISTENING SESSION WITH DR. SONDRA JONES ~ November 14 & 21
On Monday, November 14th & the 21st, you are invited to gather with Dr. Jones to give your perspective on Johns Creek UMC--dreams for future improvements, ideas for ministries, celebrations and concerns for our church. The meetings will be held in the Gathering Room from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP by November 10 to Dawn Keller or 770-497-8215 if you plan to attend. Light refreshments to be served so notice of attendance is needed. If you are unable to attend but would like to share information with Dr. Jones, please send an email to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, write Listening Session.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S RETREAT ~ January 27-29, 2017 | Dillard House
You are invited to the United Methodist Women's Retreat at the Dillard House on January 27-29, 2017. "Made in the Image of God/Life Balance," presented by Rev. Dr. Sondra Jones. Cost is $192 per person, which includes Friday & Saturday night lodging, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Register here. If you would like to attend the retreat, but want to pay later, please email umw@JohnsCreekUMC.org. Last day to register is December 16.
BAHAMAS MISSION TRIP
Spring Break in the Bahamas? Join us from April 2-8, 2017 for a mission trip to the Bahamas to build another playground for the Island of Eleuthera. See pictures from last year and get more information at www.BahamasPlayground.com. Can't go, but would still like to help? Click here and select "Bahamas Playground" in Giving Type.
SAVE THE DATE CHRISTMAS POPS CONCERT ~ December 4
Family Advent Celebration 4:30 p.m.
Fellowship Dinner 5:00 p.m.
POPS Concert 6:00 p.m.
Come enjoy a community-wide Christmas celebration, free fellowship meal and POPS Concert. You will hear favorites such as O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, and traditional carol favorites performed by 100 voice choir and 45 piece orchestra.
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