Your Place in Ministry – October 22nd

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 Tues., Oct. 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.

The Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster Meeting will be held at Palmerdale United Methodist Church on Tues., Oct. 24th at 6:30 pm. Please bring a snack-type food to share and join us for a great night of food, fellowship, and worship with our local Emmaus community. We’ll meet here in the Church parking lot at 5:45 pm.

“Trunk or Treat” on Wed., Oct. 25th at 6 pm: All children and youth are invited to join us for “Trunk or Treat” by the Gardens. Lots of fun trunks planned, as well as some other activities. Want to help with a trunk? Please email beth@fumctrussville.com.

Do you need pecans for your baking this Holiday Season? Circle 1 of the UMW of FUMC Trussville will be taking Priester’s pecan orders from now through Nov. 1st. Anticipated delivery of the Pecans will be around mid-November. The prices are $11.00 per one pound bag of pecan halves and $10.50 per one pound bag of pecan pieces. If you would like to purchase pecans, order forms are available in the church office, the Welcome Center, and the Sunday School rooms. Please return the order form, (along with your check made out to Circle 1) to Freda Shirah, Cindy Lawson, or the church office. Thank you for supporting the Circle One Pecan Fundraiser!

All Saints Sunday – We will celebrate All Saints Sun., Nov. 5 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 at secretary@fumctrussville.com no later than Fri., Oct. 27. Thank you.

On Sun., Oct. 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 at 9:30 am. Thank you.

Annual Women’s Retreat “TREASURED” at Camp Sumatanga – Jan. 20-21, 2018. Registration due by Nov. 1st – turn in to Kristi Hodge or Church office. Cost is $85, which includes lunch, dinner and breakfast and a double occupancy room. Sat. only is $40 (includes lunch,) or $45 (includes lunch and dinner.) Payment is due with Registration Form.

Veterans’ Day Celebration Service, Sun., Nov. 5th at 6 pm in the Christian Life Center. Please join us as we honor all Veterans. Our guest speaker will be Rear Admiral John W. (Bill) Goodwin, United States Navy, (Retired). Refreshments will follow the service. Everyone is invited to help with the refreshments. Please bring ready-to-serve finger foods to the Fellowship Hall as you arrive for the Service. Spread the word to all the Veterans you know, as well as your family and friends. Everyone is invited to share this very special Veterans’ Day Celebration Service with us.

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 Sat., Nov., 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 curtisandjoan@yahoo.com 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 Sun., 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!

The Music Ministry and the Church Choir need your help. We have been told financial cuts will occur January 1, 2018. These impact both the director of music ministries and the director of modern worship. Please consider increasing your donations to the General Fund. With your assistance, we can eliminate the need for the cuts. Thank you. Paul West and the Choir.

Important – Please Note: If you put up a table or put out chairs around the Church, please take them down and put them away. Since Harry Lee has retired, there is no longer an employee to handle this. Thank you.

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.