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Fellowship Movie Night
We will be having a twice monthly movie night during the summer months, beginning at 6 pm on June 8th.  The second one for June will be on the 29th, but thereafter, will be on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.  We plan on presenting some really great faith-based movies, so plan to join us.

Fellowship Game Night
During the summer months, join us for Game Night on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6 pm.  Bring along your favorite games and a snack food and plan of a lot of fun.

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 by Kathy Kuba, and a devotional by Mary White.

This month's meal was a potluck salad luncheon, and we had some really amazing salads!! For dessert, we had ice cream sundaes. We have some terrific cooks in this group and if you didn't attend, you simply don't know what you're missing.

June birthdays were Donna Harder, Dawn Woods and Nancy Steed.

We still have some cookbooks available. There are some very tasty recipes in them. They are only $10, and make great gifts.

The retirement party on June 3rd for Bonita Calhoun and Nancy Steed was a big success. Thank you to all who provided covered dishes for this event.

Our Game Night on June 15th was attended by 21 members of our congregation. Everyone had a great time.

VBS was a big success. We had 15 children, and they all had a lot of fun learning about how Jesus rescues us. They learned some fantastic songs and Bible verses. A special thank you to Nancy Bowyer and all who helped her with the super decorations, and to all the ladies, Pastor Danny and David Britt who stepped up to make this year's event a success.

Looking Forward

On Saturday, July 13th at 6 pm, we will be hosting an Ice Cream Social. There will be home-made ice cream with all the trimmings for sundaes and banana splits as well as cones or cups. We have a sign up sheet posted in Fellowship Hall for any who would like to bring something. Also, we need ladies to volunteer to help serve the ice cream, make sundaes and splits, and to help set up and clean up. Let's make this an event we'll want to repeat annually.

We are already thinking about Back to School, and if any of the congregation would like to bring school supplies or money to purchase them, please do. Concentrate on the usual items, such as Fiskar scissors, glue sticks, pencils, notebooks, folders, Crayola crayons, Kleenex or something like it, colored pencils, rulers, etc.

We voted to allow Catherine Krantz to borrow our popcorn machine for some of her political meetings.

The Women's Retreat is scheduled for Sept. 7, 8 and 9 at Lakeview. The theme is Refresh, Renew and Reach Out. The reservations have been made, and if you would like to attend but haven't signed up yet, contact Kathy or Vera. EMW is paying half the fee, so it will only be $20 per person. We have to provide the food, but kitchen facilities are available.

It was decided that we won't sell pumpkins this year at our Fall Carnival on October 20th.

A drama is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 10th.

Our Annual Bazaar is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1st and our Christmas Party is set for Dec. 7th.

We closed the meeting in a circle with prayer.

All ladies of the church are invited to join us for our monthly meal / meeting, where we discuss ways we can reach out to our community. We have a very talented group of women who are committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus.

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.