North Georgia Notebook: September 26th 2014


Calling All Craftmakers and Vendors: Participate in Eastside’s Holiday Bazaar
Think globally, shop locally at Eastside Church in East Atlanta.

The Holiday Bazaar & Fair Trade Market on December 6th from 10am-4pm seeks to take gift giving back to a place of joyful exchange and away from the stresses of a crowded mall. The event encourages the sale and production of handmade, fair trade and personal gifts. The event will feature local handmade and fair trade vendors, a bake sale, live holiday music, and photos with Santa! Bring the family for holiday shopping while getting a keepsake photo for this year's Christmas cards! RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook

Are a wiz at handmade jewelry, clothing, or other goods? Vendor space is still available until November 8th! Large table setups are available for $50 and small tables are available for $35
Fill out your vendor application here:
Kennesaw UMC Weekend Blessings Backpack Program…Because Hunger Doesn’t Take Time Off Begins Sunday, September 28th
Come join us in this exciting new Reach Out ministry at KUMC! There are children right in our community going hungry on the weekends when they are not at school. We have partnered with schools in our immediate area and will be working with school counselors to provide for children in need. The Weekend Blessings Program was designed to provide food for identified children to take home on the weekends to supplement, or in some cases, to be the sole source of nourishment until the child returns to school the following week. In the words of my eight-year old, “The Program is a food pantry for children”. In order for this to be a success we need your help! We could use volunteers to support various facets of the program. 

For this new ministry to flourish we will need any coupon circulars you aren’t going to be using, financial donations as well as donations of specific food items, and above all...your prayers for the children we are supporting. There will be a collection bin in the narthex beginning Sunday, September 28th for your donations of food. Financial donations may be made out to KUMC with a memo “Weekend Blessings”. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like more information, please contact Rebecca Cooper at: 678-770-6770, or e-mail: Together we can make a difference in the lives of these children by filling their tummies and showing them God’s love!

Christ UMC of Roswell, GA Receiving 30,000lbs of Pumpkins October 1st
On Wednesday morning October 1st by 11:30 AM, Christ United Methodist Church will have received 56 bins of pumpkins (around 30,000 lbs.). A forklift will unload the bin from the semi and place those bins around the property next to the Annex...we have to manually empty those bins pretty much where the fork lift leaves them.

If you can't be there at 11:30 AM, don't sweat it....we'll be unloading and cleaning up for a few're totally welcomed to be late (um, same's biblical). Please, we need for you to change your priorities! Make time to come out and help unload those bins.
If lifting a pumpkin is not a wise thing for you to do, come on down anyway and keep the rest of us company. It's a community effort! If Wednesday is just not possible, sign up for pumpkin sales! Come on down and serve!

Marietta Street UMC Recently Hosted 145th Anniversary Observance
The Marietta Street United Methodist Church hosted its 145th anniversary and revival beginning on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Saturday musical will began at 6 p.m. and celebrated the anniversary with songs that followed the theme, “Every Praise is to Our God.” The special guest speaker was Rev. Bradley Bell, pastor of First Baptist Church in Carrollton. The week’s special guests included Rev. Mattylin Hubbard, of New Hope United Methodist Church of Bowdon, Georgia, Rev. Bernard Campbell of Bremen Parrish, Rev. Mark Stroud, Kingdom Rock Family Worship Center of Bremen, Georgia.