GRFN Happenings

GRIFFIN DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS:  OPEN MONDAY thru THURSDAY; OFFICE CLOSED on FRIDAYS  

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

Bishop Sue preaches at Griffin First UMC   l   Sunday, May 7   l   11:00 AM

GRFN Laity Service with Bishop Sue at Wesley Chapel UMC   l   Sunday, May 7   l   3:00 PM

GRFN Leadership Team & Strategic Growth Team with Bishop Sue at Griffin District Office   l   Monday, May 8 from 10 - 11:30 AM  

GRFN Clergy Service with Bishop Sue at Morrow First UMC   l   Monday, May 8   l   6:30 PM 

Sunday, June 4, 2017   l   District Pre-Conference Briefing and District Conference for Pastors and Delegates to Annual Conference   l   3:00 PM   l   Griffin First UMC

Annual Conference   l   June 13 - 15   l   Athens

District Finance Committee Meeting   l   Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 PM   l   District Office

District Nominations Committee Meeting   l   Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 PM   l   District Office

D.S. & CLERGY MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP:
1st Thursday Lunch at Golden Corral at Exit 221/Jonesboro Road - 11:45 AM
3rd Monday Breakfast at Gritz on the Square in McDonough - 8 AM
4th Monday Breakfast at Pastime Grill in downtown Barnesville - 8:30 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN APRIL!
Nathaniel Long, Rick Long, Bert Neal, Charlie Starr, Candy Thacker

NEED YOUR PRAYERS:
Clyde Carter, Clay Jacobs, Gene Sheffield, Mary Kollarik, Gene Walton

HIGHLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH holds Sunday evening service each week at 5:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited.

AWESOME BLOSSOM FESTIVAL AT BETHEL UMC

The 2nd annual Awesome Blossom Spring Fest will be held at Bethel UMC in Stockbridge, GA on Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Vendors who wish to sell their arts and craftwares should visit www.awesomeblossomfestival.com for vendor applications and other information.  Local and regional arts and crafters, live entertainment, children activities, antique auto exhibit, and food!  For more info, contact Mary Ann Hill at 770-474-2570 or email abinfo@bethel-umc.com.  Bethel UMC is located at 245 Fairview Road in Stockbridge.

JONESBORO FIRST SEEKING PART-TIME YOUTH DIRECTOR -- please contact Rev. George Freeman at george@jonesboroumc.com.

MCDONOUGH FIRST UMC SEEKING DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

McDonough First United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Director of Youth Ministry.  This person is responsible for leading the ministries for middle school and high school youth (grades 6-12) in a nurturing and creative environment to build young disciples for Jesus Christ.  A full job description and qualifications may be obtained by calling the church office at 770-957-4150 or by emailing Leigh Ann Hobgood at leighann.hobgood@mcdonoughfumc.com.

FLIPPEN UMC SEEKING DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Flippen United Methodist Church in McDonough is seeking a part-time Director of Children's Ministries.  The position will require 20 hours per week, including Sundays and some in-office time.  This person will plan, implement and supervise programs for children and youth from newborn through 12th grade. and should have experience in children's ministry.  Interested applicants should send a resume with references to Rev. Ken Huff at ken.huff@ngumc.net

MT. ZION, SMARR NEEDS MUSIC DIRECTOR/CHOIR DIRECTOR

Mt. Zion, Smarr is seeking a part-time Music Director/Choir Director.  Smarr is 30 minutes from downtown Macon and 10 minutes from Forsyth.  Applicants should exhibit excellent leadership and communication skills, must be proficient in directing groups of all ages, as well as planning worship and seasonal programs.  A minimum of 2 years experience as a Music Director, Assistant Director and/or a Music Degree is preferred.  15 hours per week to include Sundays and Wednesdays is required.  For a copy of the full job description, please send resume and cover letter to churchsecretary@mtzionsmarr.com

COUNSELING SERVICES PROVIDED AT JONES MEMORIAL UMC

Jemal Doute' and Stefanie Hughes, Counselors with the CCCG, Care and Counseling Center of Georgia, are available to see clients at Jones Memorial UMC, 5320 Phillips Drive in Lake City, GA. Counseling is offered for marriage and family issues, individual, youth and children, addiction problems, PTSD, group therapy, women's issues, divorce, domestic violence, and professional development. Call the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia at 404-636-1457, ext. 430 for Jemal or ext. 413 for Stefanie, or visit the website at www.cccgeorgia.org for appointments/referrals.

MT. ZION CAMPGROUND COUNTRY BREAKFAST

1st Saturday of every month from 7:30 - 10 AM. All you can eat! Adults $5; children under 12 $4. Ministers, bring your church bulletin and eat free! 295 Vaughn Road in Griffin.