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COOKBOOKS Still Available
We still have "A Taste of Love" Methodist Country cookbooks left, so if you want one, contact Mary White, Nancy Krantz or the church office.  The price is $10.  If you choose to have it mailed to you, the fee is $7.20 per book.  These are great for yourself or for gift giving.  If for a gift, they can be mailed directly to the recipient if you would like.
These cookbooks were a collaboration of some of the great cooks of Emory UMC, Edom UMC, and Mt. Sylvan UMC sharing their favorite recipes.  Everyone knows we Methodists love to eat, and these recipes will make your mouth water and your stomach growl.   With approximately 300 recipes to choose from, you're sure to find one that will tickle your pallet.
Hurry, before they are all gone!


N.O.W. Committee
Nurture Outreach and Witness Committee

Looking for a way to serve?  Good Samaritan is in need of volunteers any day Monday - Thursday, any time between 8 and 4.  You will be sorting clothes or thrift store items.  There is a great need, since donations have increased.  This is our church's mission in Emory so let us show support.

Nurture Nugget:  Get into God's presence.

Submitted by:  Nancy Bowyer


Reminder Notice
EUMC Charge Conference and Council meeting will be held on Sunday January 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm.


Church Library News
New Additions: NEARING HOME by Billy Graham

NEARING HOME is full of great advice on life, faith, and finishing well. You do not have to read the chapters consecutively. Chapter 5, "Fading Strength but Standing Strong" I found to be the most outstanding. The hidden perils of aging are discussed such as fear, illness or growing disability, depression, loneliness, anger, financial stress, and becoming so absorbed by our worries that we only think about one-self. Dr. Graham states "When granted many years of life, growing old in age is natural, but growing old with grace is a choice."

Available in church library in paperback or audio book.


Study Opportunities
Women's Bible Study, each Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. We are currently studying books of the Apocrypha. This is a structured, insightful study.

Emory Methodist Women Book Study
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Library.  Beginning in November, we will be studying "In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day" by Mark Batterson.

Book Club will meet on third Sunday evening once a month in Fellowship Hall. Each month, a different book/author will be featured. Meetings will be held at Emory UMC Fellowsip Hall or Alba UMC.


EMW News - Emory Methodist Women

Mary White opened our January meeting with prayer and a devotional reading. We then all enjoyed a real old-fashioned Sunday dinner lovingly prepared for us by Kathy and Barb Kuba, Mary White and Vera Barrett. Thank you ladies!!!

We heard reports of past meeting minutes and financial status. We still have cookbooks for sale. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy can contact the church office, or one of our group. They are $10 each, but can be shipped for an extra fee of $7.20. We decided the proceeds from the cookbooks will be donated to the Van Fund.

We also voted to give the Van Fund an extra $500. Help us reach the goal for the purchase of a new church van (or,
bus, if you prefer) that we are badly in need of. We also voted to donate to the Child Development Center for use in playground equipment.

A decision has been made to discontinue our Community Market except for special events, such as the car show, Arbor Day events, etc.

We are considering destinations for an outing or 2 for the group. We never did make it to the Freedom Museum last year, so that is a possible one. It has also been suggested that we try to do a retreat, and are checking into available sites, costs, etc. Stay tuned for more information.

Our January birthdays have been Bonita Calhoun, Cheryl Traylor, Cay House and Jeri Humphrey. February birthdays are Bessie Neff and Dee Woods.

We welcomed Linda Spurger into the fold, and at the end of the meeting, her number was drawn for the door prize. Kathy swears she didn't look when drawing the number!!! Linda, we are all pleased you decided to join us.

Our next meeting will be on February 18th, following the worship service. As in the past, all women of the church are cordially invited to join us for a great meal, wonderful fellowship, and helping to plan and bring about missions for our group that benefit our church, community and country.

Prepared by Lea Weatherley

Health & Fitness
Calhoun’s Gym LLC, would like to give back to the Church. Church members will now get $10.00 off all gym prices and 20% of gym dues will be given to the church offering. Lets get healthy and fit, as we support Asa Calhoun in his mission to give back to the church. Gym members will have 24/7 access to the facility


Pioneer Club
Pioneer Club is starting a new study about Jesus' teaching. They are making their own snacks to earn another
sticker. If you know any children K - 5th grade, let them know about our program. We meet every Wednesday
from 3:30 to 5:00 and we pick up at school, if needed.


Men's Prayer Breakfast
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, at 7 am, the men of our congregation meet in Fellowship Hall for breakfast, study of the Word and male fellowship.


Youth Fellowship
This event is for 6th-12th grade students.  Led by Mrs. Sundowne Smith, the youth will meet each Wednesday evening that school is in session, at 6:00 pm in the newly redecorated Youth Building.  A meal will be served, then a Bible lesson, games and discipling.  Come join us for fun and great fellowship.