The Bridge at The Creek Weekly Newsletter

Here you can find an updated version of our weekly church newsletter, The Bridge at the Creek. If you are interested in subscribing to our weekly newsletter, please email communications@johnscreekumc.org

I WANT TO GIVE ONLINE

You can mail a check to Johns Creek UMC or drop it in the top slot of the secured mailbox by the Church Office. You may also give online by clicking HERE

WORSHIP THROUGH LIVESTREAM?

SIGN IN HERE before beginning worship on your device

Worship through the livestream page begins Sunday shortly before 11 AM

UPDATES REGARDING MASKS:

Our COVID Task Force has made the decision to follow recent CDC recommendations and returns to a mask requirement for all persons (6 years old and up) within our facilities. Parents of children 5 and under should make a decision based on individual needs and abilities. For more information, or to view the whole letter sent on behalf of Senior Pastor Charley Reeb, click HERE

 

EVENTS

JCUMC Charity Golf Event: August 30th INFORMATION

Falling Upwards Class: September 12th

Weekly Bible Study with Pastor Lori: September 8th

Making Sense of the Bible Class: September 14th

Blindspot Class: September 15th

Continue to check the website for other upcoming events!

 

KIDS HOPE USA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

One Student. One Mentor. One hour a week.

Have you heard about our new partnership with Kids Hope USA and Shakerag Elementary? It’s an exciting opportunity for adults to get involved in the lives of young people in our community. You can serve as a mentor, a prayer partner, or help dream of other ways to grow the partnership. Check out this video to get a taste of what Kids Hope is about.

Click here to learn more about volunteering with Kids Hope USA.

Click here to indicate how you’d like to volunteer.

Questions? Contact Rev. Brittany Sanders, JCUMC’s Kids Hope USA Church Director.

JCUMC Charity Golf Event 

August 30th 10 AM

Please join us for the JCUMC Charity Golf Event at St. Marlo Country Club scheduled for August 30th at 10 AM.

If you do not play golf or might not be available to do so on August 30th, there are other ways you can support this event on behalf of UMM, JCUMC and the Will-to-Live Foundation (our main charity we are supporting this year.)

1. Be a sponsor: $375-$1500 range for being included in marketing material to 4'x4' signs placed at the range, putting green, or a tee box. 

2. Donate a silent auction item

3. Donate money that goes directly to the charity 

For more information click HERE

Children's Church and Sunday School

Children's Church is available for children every week during the 11:00 AM worship service. Children's church is offered to children between 3 years to 3rd grade. Children will begin in the sanctuary at 11:00 and get escorted to the Chapel.

Sunday School at 9:45 kids will be dropped off in classrooms. Preschool and Kindergarten in room 164, 1st-3rd grade in room 153, 4th-5th grades in room 144. 1st-5th graders picked up in the Chapel.

 

DROP IN DIAPER RECEPTION FOR ERIN AND NATHAN FRANK

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH AFTER 11:00 WORSHIP IN THE GATHERING ROOM

As you may know, Erin and Nathan Frank are having twin boys this Fall!  That means they will need double the diapers!  Please plan to join us for a drop-in reception on Sunday, August 29th after 11:00 worship.  Bring a package of diapers or a gift card and show your love for Nathan and Erin as they get ready for the arrival of their boys! 

 

Acolytes This Fall:

All youth in grades 5-7 are invited to attend Acolyte training. You can attend either session on August 15 or September 12 at 10:15 in the sanctuary. Become an Acolyte and play a very important role in weekly Worship! If you have questions about being an Acolyte, please contact Heather Anderton at heatheranderton1@gmail.com

COLLEGE CONNECTION FORM

The College Ministry of Johns Creek UMC is collecting current information for our college students for the 2021-2022 School Year. Please click here to share your updated information with us. Even if you have completed the form in previous years, we ask that you submit your information again as some items may have changed. We look forward to keep in touch with you during the year. The deadline to submit your information is August 27.

Total Giving This Week 

$42,468.00

Needed giving for August 2021: $150,875

Actual Giving for August 2021: $42,468

 

Thank you for your continued generosity during this time

DAFFODILS 4 HOPE

Sunday, October 3rd

Please help us with our third annual planting of 1000 Daffodil Bulbs! Our Church is sponsoring this event, organized by Johns Creek Beautification in partnership with CanCare Atlanta. Daffodils for Hope will help residents and visitors to Johns Creek associate what will become the city's 'signature flower' with Cancare. Each spring the blooming daffodils, which multiply annually, will bring hope to Cancer survivors for years to come. There will be signage to bring awareness to CanCare, which offers Cancer Support throughout the Atlanta area, including right here at JCUMC! We have 'dedicated space' for the bulbs on a berm, which is located on the northwest part of the church campus parallel to 141. Please send an email to jbtolliver60@gmail.com if you and your family (including supervised kids) want to help. Please indicate whether you would prefer to work the 11AM shift (following 9:45 worship) or the 12PM shift (following 11AM worship). Jenni Tolliver will contact you with additional information prior to the planting event.

 

Standing with Haiti amid Quake and Storm

 

UPCOMING STUDIES

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People 

Wednesday mornings beginning September 15 (In person) 
Join Pastor Lori for an 8 week class where we will learn more about unconscious bias and how it impacts how we live and move in the world.  To register, click here.  Please email Pastor Lori if you have any questions at Losborn@Johnscreekumc.org

Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today, by Adam Hamilton - Virtual Study

6 weeks beginning Tuesday, September 14 at 7PM via zoom.  Contact Pastor Lori if you have any questions.  To register, click here
Join Pastor Lori for a 6 week virtual study of Adam Hamilton's book.  We will look at what scripture is and what it means for us today!

Falling Upward, By Richard Rohr - Sunday afternoons at 4PM

Join Pastor Allen on Sunday afternoons beginning September 12.  For more information, or to register, contact Pastor Allen at ajohnson@johnscreekumc.org
“A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life.”  Falling Upward “seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life.”  “Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.  What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.”

Weekly AM Bible Study  -Wednesday mornings from 8-8:30 via Zoom

Wednesday Morning Bible Study - Begins September 8 @ 8AM
Start your Wednesday with Pastor Lori!  Join us when you can.  We will read scripture and discuss it together each week!
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Giving to Summit Counseling - Caring for our Community

Did you know that 1 in 6 U.S. youth ages 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year?

Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 in the U.S?

These are just a few of the staggering facts about mental illness.  The good news is we can do something to help. 

For the next two weeks we are raising funds for Summit Counseling.  These funds will go directly to the Client Assistance Funds at our local schools so that children can receive excellent and affordable counseling during the school day. 

What are Client Assistance Funds?  Client Assistance Funds are available for families who make less than a certain amount of household income.  These funds generally account for about half of what each session costs. 

You can give in a few different ways: 

Write a check to the church and place it in the offering box or mail it to the church.  Please make sure it says “Summit” in the memo line. 

Give online through Shelby next and notate “Summit” in the memo line.

To learn more about Summit Counseling, visit summitcounseling.org