Your Place in Ministry – October 15th

Trussville First United Methodist Church is supporting students in service at Birmingham-Southern College.
Students will be in our worship services on Sunday to explain their service experiences and to offer loaves of bread that they have helped package. The congregation may participate in this “Loafing for Service-Learning” fundraiser by contributing to the cause after our morning worship service. A contribution of at least $10, (checks should be made payable to Birmingham-Southern College,) is suggested for which you will receive a fresh loaf of bread and the gratitude of all the people involved. Funds raised will support students’ community engagement work–locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Stephen Ministry selection process is beginning for the January class. Interviews will be held October 22 and 29 at 2:00 pm in the Conference Room. If you have not done so, please return your application by Sunday. We will notify you about your interview time on these two dates. For more information contact Rev. Jesse Shaddix at 205-516-1899 or

Fifth Grade Small Group: All 5th graders are invited to join us this Wednesday, October 18th at 6:15 p.m. in their Sunday school classroom for a small group designed just for them. Led by Lacie Wideman and Haver Waller, tweens will talk about topics important to them. Bring a 5th grade friend!

“Trunk or Treat” on Wednesday, October 25th at 6 pm: All children & youth are invited to join us for “Trunk or Treat” by the Gardens. Lots of fun trunks planned, as well as some other activities. More info coming soon! Want to help with a trunk? Please email

On Sunday, October 29th, we will have a very special combined service in the Christian Life Center. Join us from 9:30 -10:00 am for fellowship and refreshments, followed by Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr., our Cheaha District Superintendent at 10 am. Please bring finger-type foods to share for the fellowship time. Thank you.

Leisure Group-Our outing this month will be to Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens in Birmingham.  Cost for the tour is $2.00 per person.  Lunch will be at Niki’s (on your own). The bus will leave the back lot on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:00 am.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Marie 655-6911 or 835-9189 OR Tracy 516-4895. Hope you are interested in a little bit of history close to home.  A sign-up sheet will be in your Sunday School class.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for our Annual Veterans Day Celebration Service on Sunday, November 5th at 6 pm in the Christian Life Center…more details to follow.

Calling all people who want to see an end to Alzheimer’s!  Art for Alzheimer’s: A Trussville Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 – 11 am in the Fellowship Hall, sponsored by our UMW.  All church and community members are invited!  Admission: One non-perishable food item for TEAM.  Danny Phillips will be a featured artist, as well as many other local
artists.  Please contact Joan Bynum at if you know of a church member or local artist who would donate one or two pieces of art for the Show and Sale. All proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama.

The Birmingham Community Concert Band is coming….This year the “Christmas Concert” is Nov. 26th at 3 pm in the Christian Life Center. Please come and enjoy this fine group and bring finger foods for the reception following. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday Night Explore: Our elementary-agers have accepted the Books of the Bible Challenge to learn the books of the Bible using some simple hand motions to help us remember each book. The goal is that by Thanksgiving we’ll be able to say all 66 books of the Bible from memory and have a general idea of what each book is about. Children that complete the challenge and can recite the Books of the Bible in order, by heart, will receive a $10 Five Below gift card.

Exciting News!!!! Join the Bridge Builders 2.0 Team. We are hoping to expand the ministry and develop teams to serve breakfast once a month on the second Monday at 9:30 at the Church of the Reconciler. We will begin in November. Please consider building a team or joining the present one. We will resume Bridge Builders dinners in January. If you have any questions, contact Bill and Cindy Nielsen.