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June Crosstalk 2016 - east point first mallalieu umc
East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church
JUNE 2016
People In The Pews
Larry
Few is a consistent worker in
the church and a fire professional
with an extensive background that
spans over thirty years of experience
in the fire service industry and public
safety. As a Senior Fire Executive
and Public Safety Officer, his experience includes a thorough knowledge
of the Office of the Fire Chief, Fire &
Emergency Medical Service Operations, Special Operations, Fire Administration and Support Services. Chief Few has served successfully as a
Chief Officer in all areas of fire management prior to his
appointment to Fire Chief of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department in August of 2006.
His present responsibilities as Fire Chief include preparation and administration of the Fulton County Fire Rescue
Department’s multimillion dollar budget and providing
oversight of the Fire and Emergency Services Operation,
as well as, Fire Prevention Services. He is recognized
for his ability as an Executive Manager that promotes
team-work with the ability to effectively plan, organize
and implement activities in order to establish a cooperative and results oriented work environment. Recently,
Chief Few was elected to the Executive Board of the
Metropolitan Association of Fire Chiefs. Chief Few is
presently the President of United Methodist Men of the
East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church.
He is married to Mazie Jackson Few of East Point. They
have two sons: Nicholas and Bryan Few. Nicholas is a
graduate of Banneker High School, of Clark Atlanta University with a Masters in Education and Leadership, as
well as a graduate of Brown University with a Masters in
Acting and Directing. He is employed as an Actor and
currently resides in Los Angeles. Bryan is a graduate of
Banneker High School and Tennessee State University
He is employed as a Firefighter with DeKalb County Fire
Department.
Chief Few has a combined membership of over 40 years
at both Mallalieu United Methodist Church and East Point
First Mallalieu United Methodist Church. As president of
the United Methodist Men, he supports the mission of the
United Methodist Men which states, “The United Methodist Men shall be a creative, supportive fellowship who
seeks to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually and to
seek daily his will.” Chief Few is also a member of the
Men’s Choir and enjoys singing each 3rd Sunday.
The EPFM United Methodist Men strive to have a successful 2016 which includes Men's Day, supporting the
pastor, members, and officers of the
church and mission work. The United Methodist Men's Day Weekend
will feature a Fish Fry on June 18th
and a Men's Day program on June
19, 2016. Please attend and enjoy
the festivities.
Monthly Scripture
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for
the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
~Joshua 1:9
Father’s Day Prayer
God our Father, in your wisdom and
love you made all things.
Bless those fathers, who have taken upon themselves
the responsibility of parenting.
Bless those who have lost a spouse to death or divorce who
are parenting their children alone.
Strengthen them by your love that they may become
the loving, caring persons they are meant to be.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
In this Issue
June Birthdays
Page 2
Kidz Corner
Page 3
Church News
Page 6 - 7
June Events Calendar
Page 8
WORD TALK
June Birthdays
Eleanor McCoy
Rori Blakeney
Wilbert Strickland
Earlovette Dabney
Lindsey McDaniel
Celeste Smith-Carter
Johnny Ivey
Debra Mitchell
Nmaobi Uzochukun
Courtney Jones
Rayburn McGuire Jr.
Sylvester Allen
Ruby Broughton
Jacara McMichael
Lakisha Petty
Willeen Bowens
Jacyne Gibson
Renitha Williams
Toni Travis
Bryan Few
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July Birthdays
Latisha Rector
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Kerri Williams
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Waverly McMichael Jr. 3
Megan Kemp
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Betty Maddox
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Carl Leroy Joyner
5
AnnJanette Allen
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Lyndell Norwood
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Clifton Dyer
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Dianah Rector
10
Quinard Reid
10
R. Deloris Levine
12
Cornelia Stuckey
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Doiche Travis
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G.W. Banfield
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Morgan Gore
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Shirley Harps
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Glynova Greene
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Shirley Ashley
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Freddie Brooks
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Sara Morgan
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Joshua Leonard
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Stephanie McMichael 28
Carlton Arnold
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Renee Solomon
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Chris Sumlin
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Wimbley Hale
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Kidz Corner
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God's Good Gifts to Man
-Children's Bible
At
the time when Jehovah made earth and heaven,
no trees or plants grew on the earth, for Jehovah had
not yet sent the rain; and there was no man to till the
soil; but a mist rose from the earth and watered the
ground.
Then Jehovah made man out of dust taken from the
ground and breathed into him the breath of life; and
man became a living being. And Jehovah planted a
garden in Eden, far in the East; and out of the ground
he made grow all kinds of trees that were pleasant to
look at and good for food, also the tree of life and the
tree that gives the knowledge of good and evil.
Then Jehovah took the man and put him in the garden
of Eden to till it and to care for it. And Jehovah gave
the man this command: "You may eat all you wish
from every tree of the garden, except from the tree that
gives the knowledge of good and evil; from this you
shall not eat, for if you eat from it you shall surely die."
Then Jehovah said, "It is not good for the man to be
alone; I will make a companion for him." So out of the
ground Jehovah made all the wild beasts and birds,
and brought them to the man to see what he would
name them; and whatever he called each living thing
that became its name. But for the man himself there
was found no companion suited to him.
Then Jehovah made the man fall into a deep sleep;
and while he slept, he took one of his ribs and closed
up its place with flesh. The rib which he had taken
from the man, Jehovah made into a woman and
brought her to the man. Then the man said, "Because
she was made from my body, she shall be called
Woman."
Father’s Day Message
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them everything they want, that’s not nurturing that’s being a grandparent. Biblical nurture is laying a godly founfathers. It is important that we take
dation in love and by example. It requires time and attentime to speak on the significance of
tion! ( Dut. 6:4-9 )
fatherhood not only on special occasions like Father’s Day, but as a matter 3. Christian Fathers Bring Children Up With Admonition:
of course because role of the father is The last thing Paul says to Fathers is a word of encourbeing systematically attacked and de- agement! After counseling them to nurture their children,
stroyed in our culture. Our society has he also encourages dads to ADMONISH their children.
attacked the role of Fathers with such devastating force Now this is at the heart of being a dad. In this entire secthat sociologists now believe we have sentenced the next tion, Paul is giving instruction to Christian parents; the
generations to disastrous consequences because of this idea is that God designed the Christian home to consist
devaluation of the role of Fathers!
of mother and father each fulfilling their respective roles.
In the plan of God, however, that’s not the way it’s sup- Everyone knows that God made mothers to be the best
posed to be. Whatever may be happening in society at nurturing – but dad’s are not to abdicate their responsiaround us, we have a responsibility, as Christian Fathers bility to come right along side their mate in the process of
to step up to the plate and execute the role that God has child raising and nurture as well. But where fathers must
assigned to our hearts and hands to do. What then is the really step to the plate is in the area of ADMONISHING
role of a Christian Father in today’s compromising socie- their children. What does that mean? To admonish
means to teach! Dads must teach their children the imty?
portant lessons of life.
1. Christian Fathers Won’t Provoke Their Children’s
Dad if you don’t teach your child how to work, the world
Wrath:
will teach them how to steal. If you don’t teach your sons
The first thing Paul says to fathers is a word of warning!
how to love and respect a woman, the world will teach
Don’t provoke your children. Now this doesn’t mean what
him how to be a gigolo. If you don’t teach your child honyou think. I don’t know any dad who hasn’t made his chilesty, the world will teach them to be a cheat!
dren mad. I think it’s in the daddy manual, right after taking out the trash, dads make everybody mad every once What are the life lessons fathers must admonish and
in awhile! After all, dads often have to say no, dad’s disci- teach their children?
pline, dads enforce the rules of the family. But in all of
 FEAR GOD – Prov. 1:7
this a godly Christian dad should never act out of anger,
 LOVE GOD – Prov. 4:1-4
but his actions no matter how infuriating are done out of
 OBEY GOD – Prov. 3:1-6
love! ~ It’s when a child doesn’t get that message of undying, unending love that his wrath is kindled. One of the Today, we honor Fathers and thank God for His grace
biggest problems of modern society is what psychologist and wisdom in instituting the Christian family. We all
call “Daddy Longing” Dads are not there to disciple in strive to get back to the blueprint that God designed for
love or if they are there they are too busy to show that the family. Then and only then can we have a nation unthey care. Today’s children of divorce culture, broken der God, and a society where generations inherit the
homes and latch key kids are ANGRY! See disciple isn’t blessings of God’s favor.
what provokes wrath; it’s the lack of love that makes children angry and causes problems.
This month we should stop and honor
Prov. 3:11-12, Heb 12:5-9 )
2. Christian Fathers Bring Children Up With Nurture:
The second thing Paul says to Fathers is a word of counsel! After telling dads what not to do he says what you
should do is give children plenty of nurturing. Now what
does that mean? What does that look like? Some people
say rearing children, I don’t like that – sounds like pushing them to the rear, I like the term “Bring Them Up”. The
bible says raise or bring them up – how? In the nurture of
the Lord. Just like a farmer raises tender plants and waters them and covers them from frost and feeds them fertilizer so they’ll grow tall and produce – so fathers are to
NUTURE their children in the Lord! Now someone will
say that’s just spoiling them. No, you don’t have to give
MINISTRY NEWS
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From the Trustees
Outreach Ministry
EPFM
We take a special offering each month
trustees are working to keep our church safe
and comfortable for our church family and guests. Here
are a few updates on current projects:
to help those in our congregation and
the community with their urgent needs.
Through this offering, we strive to help
with the most urgent needs.
1. All floors on the lower level have been repaired.
2. A Renovation Team has been assigned for the lower level. Team Lead is Lydia Miller.
3. We are taking bids for painting of the library.
4. Winston Jones is the assigned Trustee for the renovations.
5. Flyers/applications for the Brick project will be in the
bulletin Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Trustees on duty for June are G.W. Banfield, Rayburn
McGuire and Wendell Smith.
We provide assistance with critical utility, rent, car repairs, and other urgent living expenses. All requests are
considered on an individual basis and are based on eligibility requirements. Applications for assistance may
be picked up from the Church Office.
Applicants are invited to Sunday worship services and
bible studies to further their opportunity to receive encouragement through the Word of God from our community of faith and friendship.
United Methodist Women
The monthly meeting of the United Methodist Women will be Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship
Hall. Please bring a covered dish. The program will be led by the New Beginning Circle and Carlene McMichael Circle will be serves as hostess.
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If you are interested in purchasing any fundraising items from The United Methodist Women, please see Lyndell
Norwood. She has catalogs for Rada Cutlery (knives) and Southern Flavorings. Please place your orders by Sunday, June 26, 2016.
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The Bread Ministry needs volunteers! The pickup dates for the month of June are Wednesday, June 15th and June
29th. If you available to help with the pickup, please contact Lydia Miller or Ernestine Sumlin.
Men’s Day
The United Methodist
Men (UMM)
invite you to fellowship with us as we
celebrate the work of the men in the
church and in the community at the Annual EPFM Men’s
Day Celebration on June 19th at the 11:00 a.m. worship
service.
Our theme this year is “Men Standing Courageously.”
Our speaker will be John H. Eaves, Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
The UMM are asking all “Men” of the church to support
the Men’s Day Program by contributing $100.00 and all
“Women” of the church are asked to contribute $50.00.
The UMM have also developed a patron list where each
member of the church may solicit the support of friends,
family and businesses by becoming a patron sponsor:
Platinum Sponsor $300.00 or more
Gold Sponsor
$200.00 - $299.00
Silver Sponsor
$100.00 - $199.00
Diamond Sponsor $50.00 - $99.00
Friendship Sponsor $10.00 - $49.00
Donation Sponsor $9.99 or less
All donations should be placed in Tithing Envelopes and
designated to United Methodist Men’s Program. All
checks should be written to East Point First Mallalieu
United Methodist Church. Keep in mind that 75% of all
funds received are returned to the church’s general
budget.
Mark Your Calendar!
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Church Anniversary: Sunday, August 28th
5th Annual Community “Reach Out & Touch”
Cookout: August 2016
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5th Annual Community Health Fair & Expo:
September 2016
Holiday Survival Kits: November 2016
CHURCH NEWS
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East Point First Mallalieu UMC
Vacation Bible School
2016 Annual Conference
June 7 - 9
United Methodists from across the North Georgia Conference will converge in Athens June 7-9 at The Classic
Center for the 2016 Annual Conference Session. With a
theme of "Bound For Greater
Things", worship and reports will celebrate what can be accomplished
because of the connected nature of
our United Methodist Church. Lay
and Clergy members, plus guests,
are invited to register for the Annual
Conference session, RSVP for
meals, and order the 2016 Journal
at www.ngumc.org/ac2016.
2016 Graduate Recognition Sunday
-Sylvia Cobb, Higher Education
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the
LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
Join us for three days of cool awesome fun!
July 18th, 19th, and 20th
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact information:
Paulette Keeton 404-825-8366 • Church 404-761-3183
Please join us on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the
11:00AM Worship Service as we celebrate our
2016 College Graduates!
Erin Gore
Morgan Gore
Ejike Uzochukwu
Pastor’s Appreciation Celebration
The farewell celebration for Pastor Phillip M. Armstrong will be immediately following worship service on June 12th. The dinner is open to the congregation. Please RSVP to Patricia Ross by phone
at 404-669-9902 or by email, [email protected] by Sunday, June 5, 2016. Each person will
be responsible for his/her bill. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Ross.
The Staff Pastor Parish Committee is providing the congregation with the opportunity to show God’s
love to Pastor Armstrong as we bid him farewell. You may leave cards, letters and other printed expressions of your gratitude in one of two collections boxes. They will be located in the Narthex and
Crossroads.
Once all items are collected the committee will create a commemorative keepsake for Pastor Armstrong. For additional information or questions, please contact Mary Ford via telephone at 404-768-2869.
BRICK PROJECT – Phase Two
Save the Date
-Bambi House or Charles Dowdell, Project Coordinators
EPFM has heard your requests and we are again ready
to offer you an opportunity to purchase a Brick as part of
the “Oneness Walk”. Flyers, application forms and additional information (prices and brick types – standard or
marble) will be available on June 5, 2016 in the Crossroads after church service.
Our new Pastor, Rev. Fleming Thompson, will be introduced to the congregation on June, 19,
2016. Please show your support upon
his arrival.
“And I will give you shepherds after my own
heart, who will feed you with knowledge
and understanding.” ~Jeremiah 3:15
CHURCH NEWS...CONTINUED
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Eddie McMichael Scholarship Fund
On Sunday, September 18th during the morning worship service, we’ll celebrate our 5th Eddie
“Bright” McMichael, Jr. Annual Usher Board Anniversary. We’re asking all members and friends
of the church to donate to the Eddie “Bright” McMichael, Jr. Usher Board Scholarship Fund during its six (6) month campaign which culminates September 18th. Your donation helps aid our
Junior Ushers who are graduating from High School.
Please clearly mark your offering envelope Eddie “Bright” McMichael, Jr. Usher Board Scholarship Fund.
Flower Calendar
The flower calendar is located at the Crossroads.
The cost of the floral arrangements
is $35.00 and the flowers can be picked up immediately following the worship service.
Please choose a date to give flowers “in Honor” or “in Memory” of your loved one or
special friend. Your continued support of this effort is greatly appreciated.
June is Black Music
Month
Black Music Month began in 1979 when Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright and Dyana Williams developed the idea
to set aside a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of black music. Created by music business insiders, the group successfully lobbied President Jimmy
Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of
black music. Since 1979, Black Music Month has
grown from a commemoration to national proportions
with extravaganza across the country.
In 2000, US-Representative Chaka Fattah
sponsored House Resolution 509, which
formally recognized the importance of
Black music on culture and the economy
during President Bill Clinton’s administration. In 2009, President Barack Obama
further defined June as African American
Music Appreciation Month who declared
the start of summer as a celebration for all the black
“musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters
[who] have made enormous contributions to our culture.”
“The music of our Nation has always spoken to the
condition of our people and reflected the diversity of
our Union. African-American musicians, composers,
singers, and songwriters have made enormous contributions to our culture by capturing the hardships and
aspirations of a community and reminding us of our
shared values.”
Emergency Bible Numbers
– When you are sad, call on John 14
– When you don’t feel loved, call on Romans 8:38-39
– When you have sinned, call on 1 John 1:8-9
– When you are facing danger, call on Psalm 91
– When God feel far from you, call on Psalm 139
– When your faith needs encouraging, call on Hebrews
11
– When you are scared, call on Psalm 23
– When you are worried, call on Matthew 6:25-34
– When you feel no one is on your side, call on Romans
8:31-39
– When you are suffering, call on Romans 8:18-30
– When you feel you’re failing, call on Psalm 121
– When you need courage, call on Joshua 1
– When you are in need, call on Philippians 4:19
– When you are hated because of your faith, call on
John 15
– When you are losing hope, call on 2 Thessalonians
2:16-17
– When you are seeking peace, call on John 14:27
– When you want to live a happy life, call on Colossians
3:12-17
– When you don’t understand what God
is doing, call on Isaiah 55:8-9
– When you want to get along with others, call on Romans12:9-21
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Men’s Day Service
19
Father’s Day
27
20
13
SPR Mtg 6:30pm
12
Graduation Sunday
6
Mon
5
Drama Meeting
9:30 am
Sun
Bible Study 6:30 pm
28
21
Bible Study 6:30 pm
14
Bible Study 6:30pm
Annual Conference
United Methodist
Women Meeting
11:30 am
7
Bible Study 6:30 pm
Tue
29
22
Noonday Bible Study
12:30 pm
United Methodist
Men Meeting 6:00 pm
15
Noonday Bible Study
12:30 pm
30
Church Council Mtg
7:00 pm
Line Dancing 5:00 pm
23
Bible Study 7:00 pm
Prime Timers Quarterly
Meeting 11:30 am
Line Dancing 5:00 pm
16
Food Pantry 9:00 am
Communications Mtg
6:00 pm
9
2
Line Dancing 5:00 pm
Bible Study 7:00 pm
1
Noonday Bible Study
12:30 pm
8
Thu
Wed
June 2016
24
17
10
3
Movie Night 6:30pm
Fri
25
Fellowship Hall Rented
9:00 am
18
UMM Fish Fry
11
4
Sat
8