Martinez United Methodist Church
Monday, May 30, 2016
A New Day Is Dawning


Transforming the world for Jesus Christ our Lord,

day by day and heart by heart.

We will have an impact on our world,

transforming the hearts of mankind through

Jesus Christ, our Lord. 

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Martinez United Methodist Church

3614 Washington Road

(Next to Lexus Dealership)

Martinez, GA 30907

706 863-6541 

Fax  706 863-5667


Pastor: Rev. Gary McWhorter 


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  Worship Services at 8:45 and 11:00

 Fellowship 9:30 - 9:45

  Sunday School  9:50 A.M. 


Click Here to Register for 2016 Vacation Bible School 



Sunday, May 29




Tuesday Ladies Bible Study

10:00 - Morning Class  (Room 202)

  6:30.  -  Evening Class  (Room 202)

Martinez United Methodist Church

60th Homecoming Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 10:45 a.m.

There will be only one worship service on Homecoming Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

followed by a meal of celebration and fellowship.


During the worship hour we will rededicate our updated sanctuary

and pray God’s blessing on our new Prayer Garden.


The meal following the worship service will be a covered dish dinner.  The church will provide the meat.  In order to insure a variety of dishes the homecoming committee is asking each family to bring a dish LARGE enough to feed 10 – 12 people.


If your last name starts with A-G bring a Salad.

If your last name starts with H-Q bring a Vegetable.

If your last name starts with R-Z bring a Dessert.

In order to set up the committee is asking that reservations be made by either calling the church office or filling out the reservation form in the worship bulletin.  Please place the form in the offering plate. Reservations are needed by Thursday, June 9th.



Robert Hancock Memorial

Kid’s Day Fishing

Saturday, June 4, 7:45 a.m.

(Sponsored by the UMM)

Hot Dogs/Watermelon

The group will leave from the Church to a fishing hole at the American Legion off Owens Road in Evans.

Each Child Must be with an Adult

For more information contact a M.U.M.M. member or Jim Howard, 706-868-7785,

or Larry McCarty, 706-831-8129

 “No Adult Fishing on this trip” 



Amazing Grays Summer Outings

Jim Harrison Gallery and Lunch

Denmark, SC

Thursday, June 30th, 11:00 a.m.

Lunch To Follow  (TBA)

 Abbeville Opera House

Play and Lunch

“The Marriage Go Round”
Saturday, July 16th, 3:00 p.m.

Lunch Before the Play

Tickets $18.00


Abbeville Opera House

Play and Lunch

Saturday, August 13th, 3:00 p.m.

Lunch Before the Play

Tickets $18.00

sign up sheets are posted on the office wing and the adult Sunday School wing.



Shoe Boxes for VBS

Please bring in any shoe boxes with lids.  We will be using them with VBS this year.  You may place them in the Sojourner’s Sunday School room.  Thanks! Garden Committee

Sunday, May 15th at  12:15 p.m.

Lunch will be provided.  We need to finalize a few more things. Thanks!





Ladies Night Out

Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.

Villa Europa on Deans Bridge Road

If you would like to know about this group, see or contact Lathy Reese at or you can call her at 706-986-9286.



Camping - The sites are booked and we will be at Wildwood Camp Ground in Area 3 on May 19th. Some of us will be there Thursday through Monday so come and join us. 

We will be having dinner together on Saturday May 21st. We invite all of you to bring your chairs and come join us for Low Country Boil, Camp Pies, Marshmallows and S'Mores. There will be a $5.00 per person charge for the dinner on Saturday night. Please let Trilla know how many and give her the money. There will be a short church service on Sunday morning also. You are  invited to join us..



The Administrative Assistant will be on vacation beginning Monday May 16th and will return Monday, May 23rd.

Office voice messages will be checked.




Spring is Coming!

Time for our Camping Trip!  We will be going to Wildwood Camp Ground on May 20, 21 and 22ndThe sites will be either $18.00 or $20.00 a night.  You may stay extra days.  I will need to know who is going and for how many days by April 18th.  They have changed the cancellation policy.  See or call Trilla, 706-556-8123 for reservations or questions.  More details to follow.


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College Students

and Graduating Seniors

 Did You Know?

If you are a college student or a graduating senior did you know that The Martinez United Methodist Women have a scholarship available?  To apply just write a short note, of where you are attending college or where you plan to attend, your field of study and the activities you have been involved in at the church.  Place this in the UMW box.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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Columbia County Cares


During the “Welcome the Children” the children may bring canned goods and place them in the offering basket. We also collect items on Sunday and all week long. Items may be placed in the wagon on the office wing or in the basket in the narthex.

Amy Grant Concert
Saturday, April 30
Aiken Convocation Center 

Springtime at Epworth By the Sea

(United Methodist Retreat Center at

St. Simons Island, Georgia)

May 16 through May 19, 2016

“Golden Memories in the Golden Isles”

Featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum and Archives.

See the brochure on the bulletin board in the office hall.  Please let Lathy Reese or Debbie Kitchens know if you are interested. 





Wildwood Camp Ground on May 20,21, and 22. 

The sites are $18 or $20 per night. 

(You can stay extra days)

Reservations should be made by April 18.

See or call Trilla at 706 556 8123





The Children's Committee has planed wonderful activities for you this year.  Remember that reservations are required for all activities. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the MUMC KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL bulletin board outside the sanctuary door in the office hallway. Call Miss Georgi at 706 951 5555 or 706-863-6541 with any questions.


                                    Kathy Rodriguez – 706-461-9198, Events Coordinator                                   

Georgi Grayson – 706-951-5555 or

             Joyce at the Church Office - 706-863-6541

Sweetheart Caroling

to our MUMC Shut-ins

Saturday, February 13

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Sponsored by the Children’s Ministry)

You are needed to help sing to our shut-ins.  We will meet in the fellowship hall at 12:30 to form groups, and then leave at 1:00.   





Schedule of Events

Summer “Sonsation”





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Library News…  Attention – We have added some Children’s VHS tapes to our Children’s section. Hope your Children can enjoy them before school starts.





The Lion's Club collection box for glasses is in the Library area.

The glasses will be needed for a free clinic

that  will soon be opening in our area.

Please Help!