Fall Small Groups
Sep
8
to Oct 23

Fall Small Groups

One way to continue to pursue The Good Life is to dig deeper into the holy scriptures. This Fall, starting Sept. 8, East Cobb UMC will begin a church-wide study on "Seamless" by Angie Smith. In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of God.

Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories your whole life or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming so why not venture through the text in community. Choose a small group time from the list below that works for your schedule and continue to gain clarity and confidence in your life through a wholistic understanding of the Bible.

Sunday Mornings // 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. // Annex 3 // Leader: Mike Dunham 
Sunday Evenings // 6:30-7:30 p.m. // Room 103 // Leader: Dean Kelley
Tuesday Mornings // 10-11 a.m. // Room 103 // Leader: Rev. Jim Perry
Wednesday Evenings // 6:15-7:15 p.m. // Room 203 // Leader: Rev. Kristin Heiden

We are charging $10 for this study to cover the cost of materials. If you can't afford this, please register anyways and the church will cover the cost. 

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

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Trunk-or-Treat
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Trunk-or-Treat

Trick or Treat around decorated trunks in our side parking lot on Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Serving spooky food, inflatables and games galore, this free, family-friendly event is a must attend for costume and candy lovers of all ages.

Sign up to decorate a trunk here.

Candy donations are also accepted in the Sanctuary Lobby.

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Churchwide BBQ
Oct
12
11:00 AM11:00

Churchwide BBQ

Our Churchwide BBQ is back! Join us for lunch on Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for food and fellowship. All plates include chopped pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and Texas toast. Take-out is $8. Dine-in is $10, but also includes dessert and a drink.

You may also order whole hog butts (ready to freeze for Thanksgiving or Christmas meals) for $40 and pulled pork at $8/lb. Contact the church office by phone at 770.971.3643 or email, office@eastcobbumc.org, to order today!

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Rooted Fall Youth Spiritual Life Retreat
Oct
11
to Oct 13

Rooted Fall Youth Spiritual Life Retreat

The East Cobb UMC Youth Group will participate next month in the North Georgia Conference Rooted Retreat. With powerful worship, dedicated small-group time, and tons of exciting activities, this will be a spiritual adventure you do not want to miss out on!!

The retreat is open to rising 6th-12th graders as well as chaperones. We will depart the church at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and head to Glisson Camp and Retreat north of Dahlonega in the Georgia mountains. We will return Sunday, Oct. 13 by 2 p.m.

The cost: $155 per youth/chaperone.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

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Rise Against Hunger
Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. Join other East Cobb United Methodist Churches in the fight against hunger by registering for this local meal packing event on Sept. 8 in the East Cobb UMC Fellowship Hall from 2-4 p.m. Sign up here today!

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Adults-On-the-GO!!! Go to Paint!
Aug
20
9:15 AM09:15

Adults-On-the-GO!!! Go to Paint!

Adults-on-the-GO!!! Paint Fest! Our older adult adventure group will travel to Woodstock, Georgia on Aug. 20 to paint with the Foundation for Hospital Art. The mission of the foundation is to give comfort and hope to those who suffer in hospitals by providing artwork at no cost to the care facilities.

There is no charge for this outing, however, there are a limited number of spots available. The group will meet at the church at 9:15 a.m. and stay there until noon.

If you interested, please register here today!

Have questions? Contact Rev. Perry at jim@eastcobbumc.org.

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Family Promise of Cobb County
Aug
18
to Aug 24

Family Promise of Cobb County

East Cobb UMC is proud to partner with Family Promise of Cobb County to host families who are experiencing times of transition without housing. Several times a year, ECUMC hosts families for one week at a time, providing meals, fellowship, and a place to stay. Servant leaders are always needed to prepare our space for guests; to cook, serve, and host meals; and to stay with guests overnight.

Follow this link to sign up and serve next month, Aug. 18-24

Questions? Contact the church office.

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Dementia 101
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Dementia 101

Join us for an evening with Sheila Welch on July 24 to learn more about dementia and the best practices when it comes to caring for individuals with dementia. Shelia is a Certified Trainer of Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care, a support group facilitator, and coordinator of the dementia ministry at Due West UMC in Marietta. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 6:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Q&A to follow.

REGISTER HERE TODAY!

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East Cobb UMC & The Marietta Campmeeting, Inc.
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

East Cobb UMC & The Marietta Campmeeting, Inc.

The Marietta Campmeeting, Inc. begins its 182nd year of ministry in East Cobb, Friday, July 12. Join them for worship at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. everyday through Sunday, July 21.

East Cobb UMC will combine 11 a.m. worship services with the Campmeeting  on July 14. Pastor Kristin will preach and the music will feature the East Cobb Chancel Choir.  Come celebrate community with us!

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Fifth Sunday Brunch
Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

Fifth Sunday Brunch

Next Sunday, June 30, is a fifth Sunday of the month. This means East Cobb UMC will join together for ONE WORSHIP service at 11 a.m. and Pastor Kristin will end her five-week message series on “A Life of Worship.”

Brunch will be available for the community from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, waffles, bagels, fruit, coffee and a variety of juices will all be waiting for you when you get there. Come fellowship with us!


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Scholarship Available
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Scholarship Available

The East Cobb United Methodist Church is fortunate to have the opportunity to provide scholarships to active members of the congregation. Scholarship awards are administered by the Scholarship Committee, and a dedicated account for scholarships has been established by the Finance Committee to accumulate the funds; which, in turn, provide the Scholarship Committee with the money for the scholarship awards. Presently there are two active memorial funds being administered by the Scholarship Committee; the Jean K. Pratt Memorial Scholarship and the Freda Bedelle Brown Memorial Scholarship. Also, there have been additional contributions from the Moon Fund. the Burnside Fund, the Men’s Club and members of the congregation.

In the past, there have been various methods used for selecting the awardees. In cases where an award is made for tuition, ECUMC will send the award check directly to the school; and it is the responsibility of the student to timely provide the necessary information for cutting the check; e.g., student number, bursar’s address, etc.

Descriptions of scholarships are listed below. Pick up applications at the church office or download them here today. You may email completed applications to office@eastcobbumc.og. Deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2019.

JEAN K. PRATT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Jean Pratt passed away in 1997 and the irrevocable Jean K. Pratt Memorial Trust was established with the North Georgia United Methodist Foundation which disperses an annual payment to East Cobb United Methodist Church on July 1 each year. When this annual payment is received, the funds are placed in a designated Jean K. Pratt Scholarship Account and are used by the Scholarship Committee to create awards. The Trust gives the committee latitude in selecting the awardees, other than they must be used for college tuition. APPLICATION.

FREDA BEDELLE BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Freda Brown, a beloved former Director of Music, passed away in 2015 and a dedicated account was created to receive donated funds for a memorial scholarship. The Scholarship awards up to $1,000 annually to ECUMC students who are participating in the Performing Arts while in college. The award may be used to offset the costs associated with participation in these activities that are not normally covered by academic scholarships and grants. APPLICATION.

DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS

The Scholarship Committee needs to be involved with a student applying for a scholarship through The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. This program assists Methodist students with their tuition if they are, or will be, attending a Methodist institution. ECUMC students wishing to apply for this aid should go directly to the umhef.org website for more information. However, students must discuss their UMHEF application with a member of the ECUMC Scholarship Committee. Note: the UMHEF application process must be done between Jan. 1 and March 1 each year, and the program requires that the initial $1,000 check come from ECUMC; i.c., no personal checks.

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Family Fun Day: Xdrenaline Jump Park
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Family Fun Day: Xdrenaline Jump Park

Join us for our second summer Family Fun Day of 2019 at Xdrenaline East Cobb. Meet at 1611 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 on Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m. The cost is $15 a person, but watching is FREE! Please wear clothes appropriate for jumping and climbing. Closed-toed shoes, such as athletic shoes, are required for rock climbing. Register here. Questions: contact rebecca@eastcobbumc.org.

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Mountain T.O.P. Summer Youth Ministry Trip
Jun
9
to Jun 15

Mountain T.O.P. Summer Youth Ministry Trip

Mountain T.O.P. Summer Youth Ministry is a weeklong mission, June 9-15, during which groups of youth and adults from all over the country join together with a goal to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of Cumberland Mountain families at Camp Cumberland Pines in Tennessee. Through this service program, all participants experience various worship styles, leadership opportunities, and are encouraged to build relationships with members of the camp community as well as those within the service area.

Our hope is that through meeting all of the needs of the Cumberland Mountain families, the groups will find commonalities with them and thus bridge the cultural gap. We instill the idea of working with people as opposed to for them.

The camp week begins on Sunday afternoon with orientation, worship, games and fun activities. Monday through Thursday groups will be out in the community from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. doing either the Day Camp program (DC) or Service Project (SP). On Friday work groups will take time to celebrate their week by spending time at local businesses in the community.

At Mountain T.O.P. we want to provide a space where youth can explore their faith in quiet reflection, group discussions, and community worships. This is so youth and adults are able to connect the “what” they are doing with the “why” they are doing it. We do not want this experience to be a something to just check off the to do list, but to put the calling we each have from God into action. To encourage youth to use their gifts and talents to spread God’s love.

Through morning personal reflection time, devotionals on the work site, community sharing about the day, community building games and activities, and evening worships, we hope that participants are able to see the evidence of Christ’s love in the everyday activities they will do over the course of the week. In seeing that, our hope is that they carry that passion for service to their homes, schools, workplace, churches, and hometowns.

The cost per student is $395, but don't let the cost deter you. Scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available. Also Chaperones who register here are free. Please contact Gary Mak, gary@eastcobbumc.org, with questions.

Register here today: https://eastcobbumc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/239634

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Family Fun Day: Braves Game
Jun
1
3:30 PM15:30

Family Fun Day: Braves Game

Join us Saturday, June 1 for the 4 p.m. Braves game at SunTrust Park. All families (even if your family is just you) are invited to attend. Plan to meet at the Left Field Gate at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Two and under are free if they sit on a lap. Parking is not included. It is strongly recommended that you reserve your parking ahead of time at www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/transportation/parking. Register here today. Questions: contact rebecca@eastcobbumc.org.

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"Summer of Wonder" School-Age Camp
May
28
to Jul 31

"Summer of Wonder" School-Age Camp

Register today for our school-age camp at Lighthouse Academy here. Children in our program will experience "A Summer of Wonder" while studying weather related events and their effects on nature, animals, geography and more. We will focus some on astrology, constellations, tides and seasons as well. Teaching is approached through hands-on learning from certified instructors. Education could not be more fun!

There is a $65 flat fee for the camp required at registration. Each week is $185 per child. Tuition is due prior to the camp starting, but not required at check-out. If registering multiple children, there is a discount. Please call or email for code.

Questions? Contact Lighthouse Academy at lighthouse@eastcobbumc.org or call 770.971.3671, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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This is East Cobb: A Class
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

This is East Cobb: A Class

New to ECUMC? Want to learn more about who we are as a church community? Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 10:30 - 11 a.m. for "This is East Cobb," an informational session with Pastor Kristin and other church leaders. You'll get a chance to hear more about ECUMC, take a tour of the building, and ask any questions you have about getting more involved in this church. Register here today.

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Youth Spiritual Life Retreat
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Youth Spiritual Life Retreat

A weekend full of worship, small groups, fun and games, outdoor activities and much more, this retreat hosted by the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church is sure to nurture you spiritually and help develop a deeper connection among your youth group as well as with a network of other groups across the conference. This year's theme is "Room at the Table," centering around making room for listening to each other, understanding one another, and inviting people to gather in one body. Check out the schedule and other details at ngumc.org.

Cost for the weekend is $145 per person. That covers four meals, lodging for two nights, all program costs, a t-shirt, and an amazing time with your group. We’ll depart the church at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29 and arrive back at the church around 1 p.m. on March 31. Register here today!

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Hospitality Training
Mar
24
12:30 PM12:30

Hospitality Training

In our recent leadership retreat, we identified a need to focus on how we welcome guests into our church. As part of that focus, we will be hosting a Hospitality Training on Sunday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be served as we learn together best practices for engaging visitors and helping them get connected to our wonderful church community. Childcare is available. Register here today.

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Adults-On-the-GO!!! Go to a Dinner Theater
Mar
23
5:30 PM17:30

Adults-On-the-GO!!! Go to a Dinner Theater

Join our adult adventure group on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Acting Up Theater, Roswell United Methodist Church's Drama Ministry, for dinner and their production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Tickets for the evening are $15 per person. Contact Jim Perry at jim@eastcobbumc.org to get your tickets. If you need a carpool, please let him know that as soon as possible. 

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Youth Winter Jam 2019
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Youth Winter Jam 2019

Winter Jam is an incredible evening of live concerts by the top artists in Christian music, plus worship and ministry to encourage believers and share the good news with those who have yet to trust Christ. The national tour will be hosted at the State Farm Arena on March 16, 2019 at 5:00pm.

This year, East Cobb UMC would love to attend as a group. Youth, young adults, and chaperones may all sign up here. If our group reaches 10 or more, the church may consider chipping in for guaranteed tickets rather than having us line up for 3-4 hours at the door. Invite your friends and sign up as soon as possible. Tickets are $15 per person. They sell out quickly and unless we go as a group, they must be purchased individually at the door.

Let's hear from God and celebrate together at Winter Jam!
More information can be found at http://2019.jamtour.com.

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Ash Wednesday Supper and Service
Mar
6
5:15 PM17:15

Ash Wednesday Supper and Service

Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent, the forty days of prayer, fasting, and repentance in preparation for Christ’s death and resurrection at Eastertide. Join us for a Youth Pancake Supper at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall before worship and the imposition of ashes at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

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Annual Women's Retreat
Mar
1
to Mar 3

Annual Women's Retreat

The 11th Annual East Cobb UMC Women’s Retreat will take place at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Dahlonega, Georgia the weekend of March 1-March 3. The cost is $185 and includes meals and lodging. Registration begins on Jan. 20 at eastcobbumc.org/adults and goes through Feb. 24. More details to come.

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Special General Conference Information Session
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Special General Conference Information Session

As you may or may not be aware, there is called General Conference (a meeting of the global United Methodist Church) in St. Louis, Feb. 23-26, to discuss the church’s position on human sexuality and options to strengthen the  unity of the UMC. Pastor Kristin understands you may have questions regarding this conference. Therefore, in preparation, she will be hosting an information session about General Conference  in the Sanctuary on Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. 

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Dessert First
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Dessert First

Share the company of family and friends during the month of love! All are invited for an evening of coffee and sweets on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a free event, but donations are always accepted. As they say, “Life is short. Eat dessert first!”

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Jan
28
7:15 PM19:15

Called Charge Conference

All are invited to attend the called Charge Conference scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The agenda will be to receive a presentation from the Church Trustees recommending the sale of the church-owned parsonage and to vote on such a sale. 

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Jan
27
to Feb 3

Family Promise

East Cobb UMC is proud to partner with Family Promise of Cobb County to host families who are experiencing times of transition without housing. Several times a year, ECUMC hosts families for one week at a time, providing meals, fellowship, and a place to stay. Servant leaders are always needed to prepare our space for guests; to cook, serve, and host meals; and, to stay with guests overnight.

Our next service opportunity is Jan. 27 - Feb. 3. If you are interested in helping out then please sign up here.

Questions? Contact the church office.

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Youth Movie Night: Selma

Come celebrate the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week by watching Ava DuVernay’s award winning film, Selma, with the East Cobb UMC Youth. All are welcome. The popcorn and presentation will be ready at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth House following Wednesday Night Dinner.

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Adults-On-the-GO!!! Take a Health Class

Adults-On-the-GO!!! join Mt. Zion UMC on Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. for a health and nutrition presentation by Richard Dumont. After his presentation on healthy eating, the group will enjoy a nutritious lunch together. A $5 donation is requested. Please R.S.V.P. to Rev. Perry at jim@eastcobbumc.org by Jan. 14. Everyone will meet at Mt. Zion (1770 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30062 ). If you need to carpool, let Jim know at the time of your reservation.

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