Rev. Dr. Brad Brady!
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is excited to have Brad Brady coming to Perry United Methodist Church. His first Sunday is June 16th, and we will host a welcome reception in the fellowship hall during the Sunday school period that day.
Brad comes to us following four years of service as Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries. In this role, Brad gave leadership to the Office of Connectional Ministries team, which provides resources to local churches for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ and provides leadership training for laity and clergy. In this position, Brad also served on Bishop King’s Appointive Cabinet, which gives spiritual and practical oversight for the Conference’s 630 local churches and 690 clergy.
Brad was born and attended elementary school in Statesboro, GA. His family moved to Savannah 1964 where Brad later graduated from Windsor Forest High School and earned a B.S. in Education from what is now known as Armstrong Atlantic State University. He attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. Ten years later Brad studied at McCormick Theological Seminary and graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Brad’s clergy appointments include: Swift Creek, Macon (1981); Mulberry Street Associate, Macon (1984); Hillcrest Heights (1985); Epworth/Akin Memorial, Jesup (1989); Pittman Park, Statesboro (1995); Conference Connectional Ministries Director (2000); Macon District Superintendent (2007); and Assistant to the Bishop for Connectional Ministries (2009).
Brad has been blessed with opportunities to serve throughout the United Methodist connection beyond South Georgia’s boundaries. He served as the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference Secretary and has been elected as clergy delegate to several General/Jurisdictional Conferences. Currently, Brad is one of 47 people elected from around the world to serve on the general church’s Connectional Table, which discerns and articulates the vision for the church and coordinates the stewardship of the mission, ministries, and resources of The United Methodist Church between sessions of the General Conference. Brad will continue to serve in this role and carry with him the Perry UMC perspective as this group meets several times each year.
While Brad has offered leadership at all levels of the church, he fully believes that the local church is the primary arena where disciples of Jesus Christ are formed and it is at the heart of why the church exists. He is thrilled to be moving to Perry and to share faith and life with the people of Perry United Methodist Church.
Please join us the morning of June 16th to give Brad a warm PUMC welcome!
Larry Walker, III
Staff Parish Relations Committee
Prime Time Luncheon
Make your reservations by 10 a.m. on the Tuesday before the luncheon. If you make a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please call the church office and cancel by 10 a.m. on Tuesday before the luncheon. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, the payment of $5 per person is due.
The Church at Worship
First Sunday of Pentecost
9:00 and 11:00
Morning Worship Service
Rev. Jenny Jackson-Adams
No Evening Worship
Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 27
The church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Greeters For May
9:00 - Chip and Laura Harrison
11:00 - George and Janet Nunn
May 20- 6:30 p.m.
No Reservations Required
Dinner Will Be Served
The Missions Committee wants you to be in the know about the mission work of PUMC. This month we are asking for help in the area of Missions. . . .
· Hospice Casserole Program: If you need a label for your casserole, they can be found on the Mission section of the PUMC website. It would be great if we could get at least 10 casseroles per month. Here is the 2013 Schedule: May, I.H.S.; June, Mission Outreach; July, Pathfinders; August, Redeemers; September, Contemporary Christians; October, Discoverers; November, Christadelphians; December, Howell Cobb/J.B. Smith. Mark Ferris is the contact person for this mission project.
· Relay for Lifewill be held this year on Friday, May 17th. Flamingo flocking is alive and well thanks to Jimmy Harrell! If you have not flocked anyone yet ($25 donation) or would like to purchase insurance ($30 donation), contact Jimmy at 987-4554.
· Family Promise: The Missions Committee will help Andrew United Methodist Church during the third week in May when they host families that are homeless in the greater Houston County area. If you can help with this support, contact Linda Mason.
· Operation Christmas Child: The Say So Circle is busy making dolls for the OCC boxes. They are in need of fiberfill to stuff the dolls with. You can drop bags of fiberfill off in the church office.
· Meals on Wheels: This organization needs assistance with arranging transportation to and from doctor visits for their clients. If you can help with this mission please contact: Colleen Baker, 224-1400, 733 Carroll St .
· The Vine Medical Clinic: This organization would appreciate monetary donations toward their operational expenses. Several of our local doctors volunteer at this clinic. If you would like to donate to this project, contact: Vine Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 21, Perry, GA 31069 Director: Rev. Rick Harris, 504 Marshallville Rd., 956-9109.
As you can see, your Missions Committee is very busy and needs your help. We always need your prayers as well. If you are interested in helping out with any of these jobs, contact Linda Mason @ 478-997-1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have unused greeting cards with envelopes that you won't be
using? If so, please donate them to the Sweet Peas (People Excited About
Serving) led by Cathy Shaw. A new ministry has been started to provide
greeting cards to detainees at the McEver Center. This is an easy way for the
men to stay in touch with their children. The cards can be any kind, including
Christmas and note cards. These cards can be dropped off at the PUMC Church
Office. Thanks for your help.
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If you are unwillingly absent, or if you have a loved one who is unwillingly absent, you are invited to receive the Lord’s Supper at home on Communion Sundays. To make plans to do so, please call Rev. Roland Fall at the church office (987-1852) and he will make all of the arrangements.