Your Place in Ministry – October 2nd

Your Place In Ministry October 2, 2016

Let’s Hear a Lovelady Woman’s Testimony and Donate Well-Loved Bibles! On Sun., 10/16 at 4 pm, all women are invited to meet in the Fellowship Hall to hear the testimony of a Lovelady woman, then have refreshments and fellowship. Invite your friends, sisters, moms, and daughters to attend! Please bring an old Bible to donate at the meeting on 10/16! Well-loved Bibles may also be placed in the box outside the Fellowship Hall now through October 16th. You may place a note inside your Bible or highlight favorite passages. They especially need Study Bibles. Let’s fill up that donation box with Bibles for the Lovelady women!

All Saints Sunday – We will celebrate All Saints Sunday on November 6th in all three services. In addition to remembering those of our congregation who have entered into the Church Eternal since last year’s All Saints Day, we will give everyone an opportunity to remember a loved one who has passed away at any time. Please email the name of the loved one you wish to remember, along with your name, to Candy Strickland at secretary@fumctrussville.com no later than Fri., 10/21. Thank you.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us as we “Turn Trussville Pink” at Soul Café on Wed.,10/19.

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SAVE THE DATES:
-Sun., 10/9 UMM Breakfast-7 am in the Fellowship Hall
-Tue, 10/11 Mission Trip-elementary children-Peachtree Assist. Living
-Wed, 10/12 Ceramics Sale in the CLC during Soul Café
-Wed, 10/19 “Turn Trussville Pink”- 5 pm – Soul Cafe
-Sun., 10/23 Ecuador Mission Fundraiser Lunch-details to follow
-Sun., 10/30 Combined Worship Service-10 am/Fellowship 9 am-CLC
-Sun., 10/30 Great Pumpkin Festival 3:30-7:30 in The Gardens
-Sun., 11/6 All Saints Sunday – all three services
Veterans’ Day Celebration Service-invite all the Veterans that you know – 6 pm in the CLC
-Fri., 11/18-20 Centered Retreat for All Youth at Sumatanga

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Please join us on Sun., 10/9 at 7 am in the Fellowship Hall for the United Methodist Men’s Breakfast. The Fellowship Class will prepare breakfast and there will be a guest speaker.

Nominations Committee Meeting-Mon., 10/10-6:30 pm-UMM Room.

Missions Meeting Mon., 10/10, 6:30 in the Conference Room. This is a budget meeting. All members please try to attend. Also, anyone thinking about a mission trip should contact the Mission committee before 10/10 so we can budget it. Scholarship forms need to be filled out.

Christmas is just around the corner…plan to shop at the “Ceramics Sale” during Soul Café on Wed., 10/12 in the CLC. All proceeds will benefit the purchase of a new kiln for our ceramics ministry. All donations are appreciated. Please make your check payable to TFUMC and put “ceramics” on the memo line. Thank you.

CHANGE OF DATE: The next Leisure Group outing will be on Wed., 10/12. We will tour replicas of Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina in Guntersville Harbor at 1:30 pm. The cost is $12 (non-refundable) per person and includes both entrance and tour fees. They prefer cash, so please pay me in advance of our trip. We must have a minimum of 15 to have the tour. It lasts approximately 30 minutes, then you can roam on your own. We’ll have lunch before our tour. Call Marie at 655-6911 or 835-9189 if you are interested or need more information.

Bridge Builders invites you to join us as we feed the homeless on Thurs., 10/13. We’ll prepare food at 3:30 pm and leave the Church at 5:15 pm.

Our United Methodist Women and Women’s Ministry Team are reaching out to the 400 Loveladies who live at the Lovelady Center in east B’ham, a faith-based transitional program to restore broken lives. Join us! PLEASE READ the fascinating, powerful book Miss Brenda and the Loveladies by Brenda Spahn to learn how the Lovelady Center began when the Lord called Miss Brenda to provide her home for 7 women released from prison, and how the Lord has impacted hundreds of women since then. You may purchase the paperback or Kindle book online at christianbook.com or Amazon.com, or contact Joan Bynum at joan.bynum@gmail.com to order a book. Let’s read this UMW book selection by mid-October to prepare our hearts to reach out to the Loveladies! Each purchase benefits the Lovelady Center.