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17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Do you have a passion for using computers and serving the Lord? The Production Tech Team needs your help. We are in need of more volunteers for our team’s Post-Renovation Plans. If you are interested or want more information, we will be holding Recruitment Meetings on June 13th and August 1st, 2021, after the 11 AM service. This meeting is purely informational and an overview of all the jobs on the team. Please help us with our mission “To produce and assist all church services in a professional manner … to honor God, love others, and walk in truth.” For more information, please contact Daniel Parada at danielevanparada@outlook.com.
We are excited to be offering Vacation Bible School this year June 7th-11th from 9:00am-12:00pm. Come learn, have fun, and maybe a little wet, as we spend time in God's Wacky World of Water. Registration is open and we are looking forward to seeing you there. The link for registration can be found on the church website https://faithmarietta.com/vbs-june-7-11-900am-12pm/.
 
Volunteer positions are still available for Vacation Bible School. Come share to love of God with His children as we continue to live out our mission and purpose to Connect People to Jesus. 
 
Slots that still need to be filled are:
 
Game leaders
Snacks
Storyteller for ECE (this would be a shared position that would only need filled Thursday and Friday)
Music Leader and assistants,
Group Monitors, Group Assistants
 
If you would be willing to serve in any way, please reach out to Jessica Shea at jessica.shea@faithmarietta.org or talk to me at church or sign up using the link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ca4ad2fa57-wacky or on the church website https://faithmarietta.com/vbs-june-7-11-900am-12pm/.
 
Richest Blessings,
Jessica Shea
VBS Donations needed, please!

We need your help with VBS donations.  VBS starts this week.  There are a lot of items we need by this Sunday.
 
Take a close look at the next two pictures to find out what we need.  Bring them Sunday to worship and place them in the narthex. 

We need lots of each of the following:
  • Individual packets of lemonade mix, 10 ct
  • Bottles of water, both 8-oz and 16.9 oz
  • SmartFood Popcorn, 10 ct
  • Pretzels, 30 ct
  • Gold Fish Crackers, 12 ct
  • Brownie Bites, 20 ct
  • Strawberry Breakfast Fruit Bars, 16 ct
  • Blueberry Breakfast Fruit Bars, 16 ct
  • Apple Breakfast Fruit Bars, 16 ct 
Thank you.
 
Your VBS Team!

Flowers of Friendship

Do you have ONE hour to spare? Do you need a service for your Red Letter Challenge or your Purpose Driven Life? We have a perfect task for you – join the “Flowers of Friendship” group. Each Sunday the altar flowers are being delivered to congregational members – shut-ins, hospitalized, or any one in need of a surprise of love and friendship. If you can volunteer one hour a month, one hour every six months, or even one hour a year, this is the group for you. If you are interested in joining, please email Sherri Booker at sjbooker@bellsouth.net. When you volunteer your one hour, you will have the opportunity to bring a smile to a Faith member’s face and walk away feeling GREAT!

We will be going back to
two Sunday Services starting on June 6

After seeing a continual decline in the number of people attending the 9:30 service, and after reviewing the survey passed out on May 9 to the 9:30 service attendees (where most people indicated they were attending because of the convenience of the time rather than the mask-only requirement), the Board of Elders in consultation with the Pastor have decided the time has come to end the 9:30 service. So, starting on Sunday, June 6, we will go back to our traditional Sunday services of an 8:00 service (traditional) and a 11:00 service (contemporary). These services will be mask-optional, and communion will be held at the altar railing.

We have started having coffee fellowship from 9:00 to 9:30, and Sunday School classes will be held from 9:30 to 10:30.

Social Ministry
Mission of the Summer - 
Amy Formella

Amy works for Lutheran Bible Translators and is now back to living in Sierra Leone. After a year of working from home due to covid restrictions she is happy to be back to work! Amy’s team is currently working on proofreading Lamentations, so it is ready for the reviewers to read through, and then they will begin team-checking Jeremiah. Jeremiah, and then Ezekiel, will take some time and energy because of their length and their poetic way of prophesying. Thank God for translating! (Taken out of Amy’s newsletter)!
Birthday Kits – Summer Camp is doing a fun mission project that if any of the congregation is interested in doing that would be awesome! The children are putting birthday kits together for less fortunate children. The kits consist of cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, candles, plates, and napkins placed inside of a disposable 9x11 inch foil pan and wrapped in plastic wrap! If you want to put one together you can drop it off in the basket in the narthex or in the chairs directly across from the basket and we can collect them weekly. This little project will end Sunday July 25th! Thank you in advance!
 
JUST ONE THING 


 

Just One Thing Thank you so much for the continued donations. It has truly been amazing. JUST ONE THING through the weekend of June 19th will be cereal, oatmeal, or cream of wheat. We will bulk up our breakfast items for a while but please also look at the items on sale this week and pick something on BOGO. We will gladly accept any kind of breakfast, lunch, or dinner items!

JUST ONE THING -   BELOW you will find the sales ads for the week of  June 2nd. There are some wonderful ads this week. With school coming to an end for many families that receive breakfast and lunch the need will be great to keep the children fed as well as many seniors in our community. This week is a great time to stock up on your favorite breakfast item that you would like to share with a family in need! Just remember that JUST ONE THING you would love to share! Also if you would like to take a peek at our “New Food Storage” also known as the bat cave….let me know and I would love to show it to you!!! God’s riches blessings on you and your families!


PUBLIX

Post Cereals - check signage for which items - BOGO
General Mills Cereal  - Check signage which size - Buy1 Get 1 Free (BOGO)
Bumble Bee Premium Chicken Breast - 10 oz can  - BOGO
Ragu Pasta Sauce 23.9 or  24 oz jar - BOGO
Mueller's Pasta - BOGO
Campbell's Chunky or Homestyle Soup - 18.6 - 18.8 oz can - BOGO
Jiffy Cornbread - not listed in ad but has been running .50 cents a box 

 
KROGER - Must have Kroger Card - specials vary using digital coupons which you add to your card, etc. Please see flyer at store

General Mills Cereal  8.9-12 oz - $1.79 with Kroger card and digital coupon - if you buy 6 or more of any of the sale item or combination
Kellogg's Cereal 10 - 18 oz Size - with Kroger card and digital coupon - if you buy 6 or more of any of the sale item or combination
Prego Pasta Sauce 24 oz size (EXCLUDES Alfredo Sauce) - .99 cents you can buy up to 5 - need weekly digital coupon 


WALMART

White rice - 1 lb bag - .72 cents

Small 4 roll pack of Toilet Paper - .60 cents a pack

Hunts Pasta Sauce - under a dollar a can

Grape Jelly - under a dollar a jar


Jelly is always appreciated to go with the peanut butter.
Hope's Happenings

"Standing by for courthouse reopening ..."


Cobb County Veterans Accountability and Treatment Court (VTC) seeks to divert eligible veteran defendants with substance dependency and/or mental illness that are charged with criminal offenses, to a specialized criminal court. The court substitutes a treatment problem solving model for traditional court processing.

 
This is the picture of Judge C. LaTain “Tain” Kell and me. He is taking over the Veteran’s Court once the courthouse opens.
 
I have participated in being there for the Veterans before and I am excited to be part of this program again and working with Judge Kell.
 

Please continue to submit your requests for a Zoom visit via the following methods:
  1. Complete the ‘Hope Comfort Dog Request’ form via this link: https://forms.gle/8oknB7haY7VLGgtE9
    When a request is submitted, the information is sent directly to my organizer’s phone.
  2. Call the church office at (770) 973-8877 to set up a visit. Janice Schaag and Susie Glass are excellent sources for getting this information to my group. 
Woof...Hope
Jun 4 - Bill Smith
Jun 4 - Barb Czerwonka
Jun 4 - Hopper Ludemann (E2)
Jun 5 - Megan Gaffney
Jun 8 - Paul Beyer
Jun 12 - Tom Skrabanek
Jun 4 - Paul & Karon Beyer
Jun 12 - Tom & Deborah Lambert
Jun 12 - Rick & Susan McKeone
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