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St. Francis Blessing of the Animals October 2

Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 2, 5:00 pm, Sanctuary
Join us for our special annual service to bless all of our furry, finned, and feathered friends. This is a special service for our beloved pets, and all who love animals.

Music

The Atlanta Chamber Players
Sunday, October 23, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary
Founded in 1976, the Atlanta Chamber Players has earned a national reputation as a pioneer among chamber groups and is widely respected among arts organizations in the Southeast. They open their 47th Season with stunning classical works by Mozart, Ravel, and Robert Schumann, including a regional premiere by the Cross-Country Chamber Consortium 2022 winner, Benjamin Horne.

The Georgian Chamber Players
Sunday, November 20, 3:00 pm, Sanctuary
The Georgian Chamber Players was formed by principal players of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1984 in order to perform masterpieces of the chamber repertoire with their Atlanta Symphony Orchestra colleagues and world-renowned guest instrumentalists. Featured works by Mendelssohn and Brahms, including Mendelssohn’s concerto for piano, violin, and strings in D minor.

Faith Formation

Adult Bible Study
Enjoy lively discussion, new perspectives and new insight as you learn and grow with others from your church family this fall.  No matter how much or how little you already know of the Bible, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative.  If you are ready to take another step in your personal faith journey, join us this season.

Prayer

This year all small groups and classes have engaged in ongoing prayer for our church and our community.  Each group is assigned one or two weeks during the year. 

Care & Wellness

Mental Wellness / One Lamb

The Science of Renewing the Mind with Dr. Cathy Snapp
Sunday, October 16, 10:00 am, Heritage Hall
Dr. Cathy Snapp is Campus Director of Behavioral Health for the Medical College of Georgia’s AU/UGA Medical Partnership. Dr. Snapp will offer powerful tools, teachings, and practices integrating science and spirituality. Join us to:

  • Explore the spiritual science of renewing the mind
  • Recognize positive emotion as a driver of well-being
  • Learn evidenced-based skills for building your capacity for peace, joy, love, and empowerment

Addiction Panel Event
Sunday, October 16, 5:00 pm, Grace Hall
A panel of addiction recovery professionals will discuss treatment options and recovery. The panel will be led by Neil Campbell, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA). Experts will include an addiction psychiatrist, a recovery minister, an addiction pastoral counselor and executives from GCSA, iHOPE, and The Addiction Alliance of Georgia. All are welcome.

PASTORAL CARE

Movers and Shakers Parkinson’s Support Group
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 pm, B158 If you or someone you love has Parkinson’s disease, join us each month for lunch and sharing. Contact Rosemary Josey at rosemary.josey@gmail.com.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

Pastoral Counseling
The Pastoral Counseling Service (PCS) confidentially offers professional counseling and pastoral care to individuals, couples and families. Our professional counselors are academically trained and clinically licensed by the State of Georgia. We are experienced in navigating life’s challenges and are committed to helping clients do the same. You may make an appointment with Ron Greer or Andrea Dewalt by contacting Heather Hart at 404.240.8219.

Fellowship

Fellowship Meals

Fall BBQ
Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall
The men of the church are pulling out the Traeger for a fall BBQ!

Complimentary Harvest Sunday Luncheon
Sunday, November 20, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Grace Hall
Gather for a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving meal as we count our many blessings. This meal is complimentary.

Sunday Coffee & Breakfast
Sundays, 9:30 – 11:15 am, Grace Hall
Choose from a la carte or enjoy a full meal each Sunday.

Midweek Lunch is Back!
Wednesdays, 11:30 am – 1 pm, Grace Hall
A delicious and convenient compliment to our noon service.  $12.  Find menus here.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals October 2

The Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 2, 5:00 pm, Sanctuary
Join us for our special annual service to bless all of our furry, finned, and feathered friends. This is a special service for our beloved pets, celebrated by the people who love them.

Community Event Halloween Carnival Trunk or Treat Fall Festival

Halloween Extravaganza
Wednesday, October 26, 5:30 -7:30 pm, Back Lot
Put on your favorite costume and join us for Trunk or Treat, Bouncies, Games, Pizza, a Cake Walk, and more! For more information and to volunteer, contact Brittany Charron at brittanyc@prumc.org.

Advent Workshop & Movie
Sunday, November 20, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Back Lot
Let’s get in the Christmas spirit early by creating Advent crafts followed by a pizza dinner and the movie, Jingle Jangle. Popcorn, cookies, and hot chocolate will also be provided. For more information, contact Brittany Charron at brittanyc@prumc.org.

Harp’s Christmas Kindness
December 1 – 6
At our unique Christmas shop, families who qualify can select gifts at no cost to them. Our clients are surrounded by the care of loving volunteers, who help them select and wrap their gifts. In one week, over 2,100 clients are served. Harp’s Christmas Kindness is only possible through your generous donations. We have a multitude of meaningful volunteer positions at this favorite event. Sign-ups begin in October.

The Many Moods of Christmas
Sunday, December 11, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
The PRUMC Chancel Choir, Georgia Boy Choir, soloists and orchestra present their Christmas classic featuring Handel’s Messiah, traditional Christmas hymns and moving new settings of familiar carols. This concert will open your hearts and souls to the miraculous story of Jesus’ birth. Tickets are complimentary but necessary for seating. Reserve tickets online or pick up tickets beginning Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Community

Children

Kids Worship Sundays at 11:15

Kids’ Worship!
Sundays, 11:15 am, The Loft
All 3rd-5th grade students are invited to the Loft at 11:15 for this worship hour of games, music, a relevant message, and the chance to deepen relationships with Christ and each other. Each month has a new theme and September’s is all about courage: having the guts to do the right thing. We can’t wait to welcome your older elementary students to this awesome worship experience.

Teaching Opportunities
Sundays, 8:45, 10:00, and 11:15 am, Children’s Building
Help us make this the best year EVER for our awesome kids by serving as a teacher on Sunday mornings. Flexible teaching schedules and volunteer support make serving on Sundays the best part of your week!  Teachers are needed in our PreK through 2nd grade classes at all service times.

Welcome Back Nursery Volunteers!        
We are delighted to welcome back nursery volunteers on Sunday mornings again!  Nursery volunteers serve for two hours, once a month.  If you would like more information on this wonderful opportunity, please contact Jordan Black at jordanb@prumc.org.

Youth

Foundations & Confirmation for Youth
Sundays, 10:00 am, Harp Center
6th-12th grade students are invited to experience relevant faith lessons that reach into all aspects of life

1|99 for Youth
Sundays, 5:00 pm, Harp Center 
7th-12th grade students experience meaningful discussion with a small group and find their place in a great peer community.

Young Adults

Young Professionals Night at the Braves
Tuesday, September 20, 7:30 pm, Truist Park
Tickets $20.  RSVP to Leslie Watkins lesliew@prumc.org.

Taco Tuesdays:  Who Are United Methodists?
Tuesdays, Sep 27 — Oct 25, 6:30 pm, Hospitality Suite
Join us for tacos and to learn more about Methodism from PRUMC clergy.   RSVP to Natalie Bennett at natalieb@prumc.org.

Older Adults

Trip to Historic Washington, Georgia
Tuesday, September 27, 8:30 am, Rollins Turnaround
We’ll visit the Retreat Center and Gardens, a sacred place to seek, find, and renew faith.  We will also visit the third oldest Catholic church in Georgia, built in 1883 in nearby Sharon. $25, lunch included. RSVP to Brittany Charron at brittanyc@prumc.org.

Men

Men’s Fellowship and Bible Study
Wednesdays and/or Fridays, 7:00 am, PRUMC
Find encouragement with other men on their faith journeys. No preparation is necessary and all are welcome. Contact Rev. Geoff Beakley at geoffb@prumc.org.

Women

United Methodist Women
What began as an opportunity for women to gather in small groups for fellowship, study and mission outreach, continues now as monthly small group gatherings open to every woman at our church.  Choose a small group that works with your schedule and join us this fall!  

Circle 2 – Tuesdays, 6:00 pm, B15
Circle 3 – Mondays, 1:00 pm, C106
Circle 8 – Tuesdays, 10:00 am, B152

All are welcome! Contact Leslie Watkins at lesliew@prumc.org

Serve

Local Outreach

Volunteer for Family Day at the Metro Reentry Center

Family Day at Metro Reentry Center
Saturday, October 22, 8 am-12 pm, or 12 pm-4 pm
Help bring fun and connection to fathers and families. Volunteer to create a Halloween Carnival and lunch at Metro Reentry Center with games, food, music, fellowship and goodies! 

Support

Annual Campaign for the Church Operating Budget
October 2022
We are committed to creating a strong spiritual community and advancing the mission of the church. Annual gifts and pledges support our current programs and ministries and give us the resources to develop new ones. By making your annual gift, you help the church optimize resources and expand our reach.

Wellroot Offering Special Offering
October 9, 2022
Wellroot Family Services is dedicated to the welfare of children and families. Programs guide young people through foster care, transitional and independent living, and help families maintain shelter and stability in the face of homelessness.