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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!


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

Our meeting was opened with prayer and a devotional by Mary White.

The meal was provided by Nancy Steed, Helen Heavey and Nikki Norton. It was absolutely delicious. Thank you ladies!!

After eating, Vera Barrett drew names for the door prize, and Mary Cash was the lucky recipient.

September birthdays were Doris W. and Glenda S.

We discussed the remaining cookbooks, and how we can sell them. We will special-price them at 1 for $10, 2 for $15 and 3 for $20. They will make good gifts for any lady who likes to cook. We will possibly try to sell then at the Bazaar.

The Teachers Breakfast was a resounding success. We've received several thank you notes. A great big thank you to all the ladies who provided dishes for this event. It lets the teachers know how very much we appreciate what they do.

The Women's Retreat was definitely enjoyed by all who attended. (Several reported slight weight gains from all the good food) Everyone seemed to enjoy the program provided by Mrs. Jones and Vera Barrett. Looks like this will become an annual tradition.

At this writing, the Ark Tour group is in transit. There are 44 on the bus, and only 5 of them are men. Need I say more? Actually, we are wishing then a very exciting trip with safe travels....and we expect to see lots of photos when they return.

The Fall Carnival is scheduled for October 20th from 11 to 2. We'll be selling nachos, corn dogs and soft drinks, and providing popcorn and juice boxes free of charge to the children. We are still needing donations of 2-liter sodas for one of the games, wrapped candies and small toys for prizes. Any assistance with this will be greatly appreciated. We will also be collecting canned goods as an entry fee, which will then be donated to Good Samaritan Food Pantry. If anyone would like to help with the game booths and refreshment stand, we'll have a sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall.

The annual Bazaar is scheduled for Nov. 10th from 9 to 3. No more indoor vendor booths are available, but outside booths are at $25 each. If you know anyone who would like to set up a booth, have them contact the church office. EMW will be concentrating on baked goods with some craft items. We'll have an Old Jewelry table, so if any of you ladies have old jewelry items you no longer wear because it's out of date, think about donating it for this. We'll be serving lunch consisting of soup, chili, cornbread, cookie for dessert and a soft drink. (Price is yet to be determined) We need volunteers to provide the soup, chili, cornbread and cookies. There will be a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall.

On Nov. 11th, we'll be having a pot luck breakfast at 10:30 to honor our veterans.

We are still planning to go to Waco to visit the Methodist Children's Home on Dec. 1st. We plan to personally give them our annual donation. Anyone wishing to go along on this road trip, let us know..

And, finally, on Dec. 7th or 8th at 6 pm, we'll be having our annual Christmas Party in Fellowship Hall. We'll be inviting the Alba ladies to join us this year again. As always, Cay H. will be our revered story-teller, and Kathy K. will be hosting some of her zany (but a whole lot of fun) games. The Chinese gift exchange is always great fun, so everyone needs to bring a wrapped or bagged gift ($10 limit) plus your favorite finger-food. If you aren't a member of our group, you are still invited to join us for this fun evening.

Our next meeting will be the 3rd Sunday following worship. All ladies of the church are cordially invited to join us for good food, good fellowship, and planning our mission activities.

We closed our meeting with our prayer circle.

Lea Weatherley

Walk to Emmaus

Who should go to Emmaus? Emmaus is for the development of Christian leaders who: Wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study and sharing their faith, and Christian's who are willing to dedicate their everyday lives to God and wish to rekindle their faith. Emmaus is a 72-hour experience where you will meet with Jesus, walk with Him, talk with Him, and forever be changed by Him.

Walk Date Where
Men's Walk #86 10/4—10/7/18 Gilmer, Texas
Women's Walk #87 10/11—10/14/18 Gilmer, Texas

If you are interested in attending a Walk talk to Mary White, Mary Nixon or Nancy Krantz. (By the way, you will not be doing a lot of actual walking.) Luke 24:32

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
We will not be meeting until school resumes in August.


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
We will not be meeting until school resumes in August.