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Something to Think About 1-13-20

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“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.” – Exodus 20:2

May I encourage you to join me this week and the next in applying one of the Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20:2-17 to your daily life? How can these spiritual rules of conduct shape your outlook and actions for the next two weeks? How does this change the way we think of God working in our lives, as we work in the world?

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: January 13th, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 1-6-20

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“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.” – The Apostles’ Creed

How do we stay spiritually and mentally strong while living out our Christian faith? Among United Methodists, The Apostles’ Creed and the sacrament of Holy Communion have been used for centuries to express and share our beliefs, and to shape our testimony as we live for God's kingdom!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Permalink

UMDFS Scholarship Applications Available from UMHEF

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If you know a United Methodist student in Georgia who attends a United Methodist college, university or seminary, please share that the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarship applications are now available from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation for the 2020-2021 school year. The applications must be completed online or postmarked by the deadline of March 1, 2019 (June 1, 2019 for students planning to enroll in a 2-year college only).

The Georgia United Methodist Foundation partners with donors, Georgia students' United Methodist churches, UMHEF, and participating United Methodist-related schools to offer up to $4,000 per student in annual United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships. Since 2011, GUMF has awarded 729 scholarships totaling $601,700!

For more information, please contact UMHEF at 615-649-3990, 800-811-8110 or umhef@umhef.org. If you would like to establish a scholarship fund or contribute to an existing fund at GUMF, please contact Nancy Young, GUMF Vice President of Development, at 678-708-6601 or nyoung@gumf.org.

Posted: January 1st, 2020 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-30-19

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“Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King!” – The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 246

The presents have all been opened. Perhaps the guests have gone home. Exhaustion has set in. May we each take a few moments today to ponder the good news that Jesus has come to save us, yes, even us! Regardless of our situation, status, or earthly position, Jesus has come to save us. Joy to the world!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: December 30th, 2019 | Permalink

Something to Think About 12-23-19

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“O come thou Root of Jesse’s tree, an ensign of thy people be; before thee rulers silent fall; all peoples on thy mercy call.” – The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 211

The time is nigh. The services have begun. Regardless of our readiness or lack thereof, God comes to us in human form. Yet even the most powerful rulers fall to their knees before Jesus’ manger. O God, we too fall on our knees before you. Though we don’t deserve it, we ask for your mercy. O Come, O come, Emanuel!

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
President/CEO
770-449-6726
877-220-5664
404-906-1425 (Cell)
klawder@gumf.org
Rev. Stephen A. Waldorf
Regional Vice President
478-746-9688 #124 (Macon)
478-747-0042 (Cell)
swaldorf@gumf.org


If you would like Keith or Steve to preach at your church, contact Louise, Hintze at GUMF at 770-449-6726, 877-220-5664 or lhintze@gumf.org. 

Posted: December 23rd, 2019 | Permalink