Your Place in Ministry – October 8th

Please come help us celebrate Harry Lee as he retires… Sunday from 2-4 pm in the Christian Life Center.

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, please contact Bill and Cindy Nielsen.

The UMW has an exciting Prayer and Action event coming up soon!  All women of the church are invited!
Baby Shower for Loveladies on Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30-7:30 pm. Help us shower these moms with love and celebrate the babies! Shower and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall, followed by special music and prayer in the sanctuary. Please bring unwrapped diapers for babies less than 20 pounds, if you haven’t signed up for another gift. We ask God’s blessings for these babies and moms!

Bishop’s Day in the Cheaha District…for Laity Leaders & Clergy. October 12, 2017 – two locations: Anniston First UMC, 1-3 pm and Pell City First UMC 6-8 pm. Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will lead a discussion of our Conference vision and mission and the appointment process.

Laity Sunday is October 15th. Paul Hayes will be speaking at both the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services in the Sanctuary and Dan Shirah will be speaking in the 11:00 am Grace Vision service. Please plan to be with us for these very special services.

Trussville First United Methodist Church is supporting students in service at Birmingham-Southern College.
Students will be in our worship service on Sunday, October 15th 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. All 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. All who desire to be a part of this great ministry should pick up an application from the Church Office and return it not later than October 15. We will notify you about your interview time on these two dates. For more information contact Rev. Jesse Shaddix at 205-516-1899 or jshaddix1@charter.net.

On Sunday, October 29th, we will have a very special combined service in the Christian Life Center. Join us from 9-10 am for fellowship and refreshments, followed by Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr., our Cheaha District Superintendent at 10 am.

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…watch the bulletin announcements and newsletter for more details.

The Birmingham Community Concert Band is coming!….each year, we are blessed to come together and enjoy the beautiful music of the Birmingham Community Concert Band. This year the “Christmas Concert” is Nov. 26th at 3 pm in the Christian Life Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please remember to bring any notices you would like posted regarding Church activities to the Church office. We ask that you not post notices on the Church doors or walls, as this causes maintenance/security issues. Per our Trustees, the Church office will post notices of Church activities on our bulletin boards. If you would like them posted on the electronic boards or would like to place a written notice in the bulletin (deadline is Tuesday at noon) or the Monthly Newsletter (deadline is always second Friday of the Month before,) let us know and we will be happy to help with that as well.

Thanks to all those who supported the Wednesday Night Choir Talent Show and Fundraiser on October 4th!