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Lent 2014: Living The Lord's Prayer

Noon Services
April 14 through 18
12pm Service
Location: Sanctuary
12:30pm Light Lunch
Location: Fellowship Hall
During Holy Week, we take some time out of our day to focus our attention on Christ. Services are approximately thirty minutes long and feature diverse speakers. Sandwich lunches are provided by the United Methodist Women afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.

Holy Wednesday Bishop Ken Carter
Wednesday, April 16
5-6:30pm Dinner
6:30pm Program
Location: Fellowship Hall
On Wednesday night of Holy Week, we welcome Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Conference, the author of Pray for Me: The Power in Praying for Others as he guides us in an examination of intercessory prayer.

Palms to Passion: Holy Week through the Heart of Tabitha
Friday, April 18
7pm Concert
Location: Sanctuary
The Chancel Choir, accompanied by the organ and strings, presents a concert featuring Rheinberger's Stabat Mater and Barber's Adagio for Strings. The concert also features a new text that explores the events of Holy Week through the eyes and experience of Tabitha (played by Katy Hinman), who was raised by Peter in the Acts of the Apostles.

Sermon Titles for Lent
April 20 Easter: "Rise Up!"

Decatur First UMC Easter 2014

Worship Services: The Traditional Services at 8:45am and 11am are located in the Sanctuary. The "Come As You Are" service at 11am is located in the Chapel. The Traditional Services on Easter Sunday will be identical. Church members are encouraged to attend the 8:45am service to make room for guests at the 11am service.

Easter Eats and Easter Egg Hunt Details: We are excited to celebrate the resurrection with our entire church family this year! In honor of this celebration, we invite families to join us for Easter Eats in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:45am Sunday School hour to enjoy a time of fellowship and food. At 10am we will host our annual Easter egg hunt for children from birth through fifth grade. Infants, toddlers, and two year olds will hunt in their regularly scheduled Sunday School classrooms (104, 102, 106 respectively). PreK-3 through Kindergarten will hunt on the CMO playground. First through fifth grade will hunt in the gym and surrounding gym rooms. This year's hunt is mainly indoors due to new insurance constraints. We are discussing what needs to happen to ensure that this hunt is an outdoor event in the future. Thank you for understanding. For more information contact Kiera Stegall at kstegall@decaturfirst.org or 404-378-4541 ext. 110.

The parking deck will be open on Easter. No voucher will be needed.

DFUMC will be hosting Global Growers CSA again in 2014! First Pick Up is on April 27, so sign up today

What is the CSA?

Global Growers' CSA Program: Community supported agriculture is more than a shopping relationship - a give and take of produce for cash. Under the CSA model, the people who invest in "shares" of the farm pay in advance for the produce that they will receive, providing farmers with the capital they need to begin the season. CSA shareholders agree to receive weekly shares of the produce that is harvested, and our farmers work hard to provide a diversified, balanced selection of produce that's in season. CSA shareholders also share the risk that farmers take in planting, tending and harvesting their crops, and understand that, unlike the produce section of a grocery store, the harvest reflects both the skills of the farmer and the realities of the local climate and growing seasons.

This year it will be two 15 week subscriptions with both full and half shares available. Please go online to get more information, and sign up.

ASP Bake Sale

Appalachia Service Project Bake Sales have returned!! Bake sales will be held after the 11am services on April 13, April 27, and May 11. The money raised goes directly to reducing the cost of attending ASP for all participants. IF YOU CAN'T BAKE, PLEASE COME BUY SOMETHING AT THE BAKE SALES!

2014 MUSIC 'N MORE CAMP – June 2 - 6

This fun-filled week is jam-packed full of many musical experiences including singing challenging music, playing a variety of instruments, preparing for a creative program that we will share on the last day of camp, as well as, sharing in many opportunities to make new friends. During camp, the children will not only sing exciting music, but they will also have the opportunity to participate in other areas of the fine arts such as drumming, playing handbells, arts and crafts, drama, music and dance. Click here to register.

Weird Animals VBS Registration June 16th – June 20th

Save the date! Join us on June 16 – 20 from 9am– 12pm for Vacation Bible School! This week is packed full of fun for children from three-years-old (by January 1, 2014) through rising sixth grade. The cost for Vacation Bible School is $25 per child. Aftercare is available for a limited number of children and runs from 12pm – 5pm. The cost for aftercare is $125. Scholarships are available as needed. Registration is open from March 10 – May 12.

Weird Animals VBS Registration Click Here

Weird Animals VBS 2014 Volunteer Form

We are looking for volunteers for VBS 2014 on June 16-20. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a form online below. There are volunteer opportunities available before, during, and after the week of VBS. For more information contact Kiera Stegall at kstegall@decaturfirst.org or 404-378-4541 ext. 110.

Weird Animals VBS 2014 Rising 1st – Rising 4th Grade Volunteer Form Click Here

Weird Animals VBS 2014 PreK-3 – Rising Kindergarten Volunteer Form Click Here

Weird Animals VBS 2014 Youth Volunteer Form Click Here

2014 Youth ASP Mission Trip Interest Form June 22-28, 2014

We are looking forward to another great ASP mission in 2014. Please click here for information about ASP registration.