North Georgia Notebook March 7th, 2014


A Request from The Georgia House Rabbit Society
The Georgia House Rabbit Society (GHRS) would like to team up with churches to spread the word to families to celebrate Easter with worship, fellowship, and chocolate bunnies or stuffed animals instead of purchasing live rabbits. Each year, thousands of real bunnies are abandoned or neglected after the holiday season ends. Help care for God's creation by not purchasing a live rabbit this Easter. To learn more about GHRS and its rescue efforts, visit

Painting for our Playground at Stark UMC on March 15th 
Come join us at Stark UMC for a painting class instructed by Julia Sweeney. The cost is only $35 per person, and will cover all your supplies needed for the class. Snacks & drinks will also be provided for all participants. Please RSVP by March 9, 2014, by contacting the church office (770) 775-5679 or emailing us at This event is hosted by the Young Disciples Group, and all profits will go toward the Playground Fund at Stark UMC. We're about half way to our goal of fully funding a new playground for our church. Please support us by joining us for the fun and fellowship, and help us get closer to meeting our goal!

Tapas and Trivia at Northbrook UMC on March 15th
Tapas & Trivia night Saturday, March 15th 6-8 pm in the end zone… for all adults! Bring your favorite tapas (appetizer) to share, $5 and join us for a fun evening of trivia and prizes. Childcare & movie night "Veggies In Space--The Fennel Frontier" provided for children infant-5th. Invite your friends! RSVP children

Understanding Men’s Ministry at Northside UMC March 21st and 22nd
In the No Man Left Behind Essentials, we’ll show you the principles, practices, and components of a ministry “perfectly designed” to produce changed men, families, churches and communities - not just short-term excitement, but real, long-term change. You will leave with the training, tools, and game plan needed to develop a plan custom-designed for your church. The cost is $100 per man, and includes fees, workbook, dinner Friday, and lunch Saturday. Register at

Holy Week Demonstration at Oak Grove UMC of Decatur on March 25th
Oak Grove is offering a demonstration of a powerful Holy Week worship service that you can use *this year* in your church for Holy Week.  The demonstration will be March 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Oak Grove. The purpose is for you and your leaders to come, receive ideas and inspiration for a powerful Holy Week service appropriate for either Maundy Thursday or Good Friday. Using over 50 volunteers in the service, Oak Grove will present the worship service in its entirety, then provide an opportunity for discussion. So that we can make adequate preparations, we would appreciate you letting us know if you are coming and if so how many folks will be attending ( or call 404-636-7558). Do not worry if you need to add or remove participants.
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