Ash Wednesday Worship

This year’s joint Ash Wednesday service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church(1410 Ponce de Leon Ave.) on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7p. Pastor Max will be preaching the sermon, Jerry will be playing the prelude and members of our choir will be part of the joint choir. Please join us for this meaningful worship service.

SERVE: Hunger Walk/Run 5K

The 2018 Hunger Walk/Run is coming up on Sunday, February 25, 2018!

This year, we’ll be walking in support of Intown Collaborative Ministries, the parent of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. To donate or to sign up for IPUMC’s Team click here. The walk is $25 and the run is $35. The run is timed and counts as a qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. 80% of what we raise will go towards Intown Collaborative’s account at the Atlanta Community food bank, enabling them to purchase more quality food for their guests. It is a very family-friendly event, too, so bring the kids.

Lenten SERVE Project

For this Lenten season, we are partnering with New American Pathways to support refugees coming to the United States. Join us by bringing newly purchased hygiene supplies and “Welcome to America” supplies so these families have what they need to start a new life here. See a list of needed items below. We will be collecting these items from Feb. 13 – April 1. Please bring your items in a bag marked for New American Pathways to the church and contact Kate or John Zelenka with any questions (katezelenka@gmail.com).

In special need:
-New socks
-New towels
-Diapers

Hygiene supplies
-toothpaste
-toothbrush
-deodorant
-soap
-lotion
-shampoo
-conditioner

Welcome to America supplies:
-cleaning products
-dish soap
-dishwashing detergent
-laundry detergent
-laundry baskets
-paper goods
-food storage bags
-trash bags
-shower curtains/rings
-towels
-washcloths

New Fall GROW Opportunities!

New Adult GROW Beginning Sunday, Sept. 10th

500 Years of Reformation
October 31, 1517, is the date often used to mark the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. As we approach the 500th anniversary, pastor Max is leading a Sunday morning Adult Grow on the leading figures and traditions of the Reformation. Join us in Library beginning at 9:45.
September 10: Martin Luther – Lutheranism
September 17: Huldrich Zwingli – Anabaptism
September 24: John Calvin – Presbyterian/Puritanism
October 1: Thomas Cranmer – Anglicanism
October 8: American Protestantism

New Sermon Series Beginning Sunday, Sept. 10th

“Lord, Teach Us To Pray”
The Lord’s prayer is used in some form in almost all branches of the church. Since the days of the early church, Christians have used this prayer in personal and communal worship. The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar to many of us that we do not remember when we learned to pray it. But what does the prayer mean? Join in worship as we consider together what the petitions of the Lord’s prayer mean for out life as Christians.
September 10: Our Father – Matthew 5.43-48
September 17: Hallowed Name – Matthew 18.21-35
September 24: Your Kingdom – Matthew 20.1-16
October 1: Your Will – Matthew 22.1-14
October 8: Daily Bread – Matthew 6.25-33
October 15: Trespasses – Matthew 18.21-35
October 22: Temptation – Matthew 26.36-46

Kid’s GROW returns Sunday, September 10th at 11am! Talk to Cecelia (childrenipumc@gmail.com) if you’d like more info.