Your Place in Ministry – November 13th

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Sunday is the Day of Prayer for our loved ones, family members, providers and all who seek better care and treatment.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE PRAYER
Dear Lord,
For the many persons who have died from Alzheimer’s Disease, we pray that they are in the care of your loving arms.
For those who are now Alzheimer’s Disease patients, we pray for their dignity and comfort.
For those who are caregivers, we pray for understanding, compassion and patience.
For families touched by Alzheimer’s Disease, we pray for strength and courage.
For those who seek the cause, cure, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, we pray for your wisdom, guidance, and direction.
What a solace it is to know that You know our heartaches and our frustrations, our joys at those moments of clarity and recognition, and our anticipation for medical discoveries.  But, most importantly, each of us receives peace from awareness that Your eye is on us and that it is Your hand that gently soothes us and is extended to uplift us.
For being our refuge and for the hope You have given us…our thanks.
AMEN

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Mothers & Sons Drive-In Movie and Cardboard Car Shows in the Christian Life Center for moms and sons, grandsons, and special ones (boys preschool thru 5th gr.) today from 3-5 p.m.

Please remember to let the office know if your group plans to meet during the Holidays.  Other than for our scheduled services, the doors will be locked when the Church office is closed over the Holidays, unless you contact us in advance to make other arrangements.  So that we can all enjoy this special time with our loved ones, this year, the Church office will be closed on Fri., 12/23 and Mon., 12/26 for Christmas.  For the New Year Holiday, the Church office will close on Fri., 12/30 and Mon., 1/2.

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the Veterans’ Day Celebration Service such a success.  Special shout outs to our great staff, the Missions Committee for the meal for the Veterans from Three Hots & a Cot, the Seekers Sunday School Class for coordinating the refreshments, the Youth Group, Chancel Choir, Women’s Trio, Jubilant Ringers, Grace Vision Praise Team, Brass4HIM, Children’s Handchimes, Cherub Ringers/Singers, American Heritage Girls Troop 0032, Donna DeMedicis, Brett Fulton, June Mobley, Jacob Payne, Jessie & Linda Shaddix, Bill & Cindy Nielsen, Don Neal, Will Northern, Skip Pennington, Richard Kennedy, The Sound Crew, Jeff Mobley, Jim & Kellie Viikinsalo & all who attended for helping us honor our Veterans with such an awesome service.  Thank you!!!

Would you help our United Methodist Women provide new bibles and toys for children at the Lovelady Center this Christmas?  To help, please make your check payable to FUMC Trussville, write Bibles and Toys on the memo line, and place it in the offering plate.  Or, you could donate unwrapped, new toys in the bin outside the Fellowship Hall now through 12/4.  Maybe your Sunday School Class would like to provide some toys too! Let’s bring joy to these kids this Christmas!

Church Council Meeting is Mon., 11/14 at 6:30 pm-Fellowship Hall.

UMW Circle 6 will be hosting a FOOD DRIVE for T.E.A.M during the Wednesday Night Dinner on 11/16.

You are invited to join us on as we begin reading and discussing “How to Pray for your Children” on Sunday nights at 5:15 pm in the Women’s Study Room.  Contact Kathy Roskam for more information.

“Loafing for Service-Learning” – Birmingham-Southern College   students will join our services on 11/20 for their annual “Loafing for Service-Learning”, which is used to support Birmingham-Southern  College     students’ community service work – locally, nationally and internationally.

Bridge Builders will be collecting gloves, socks, toboggans, flannel shirts (size L and XL,) for Christmas gifts for our homeless friends.  We will be collecting these items during the month of November. The collection bin is in the hallway across from the kitchen. Thank you for your help with this project.

Two burial plots with bronze markers at Jefferson Memorial have been graciously donated to the Church. If anyone is interested in purchasing these at a discounted rate please contact Mollie Lyle in the Church office (655-3259) for details.

SAVE THE DATES:

-Fri.,  11/18-20  ~Centered Retreat for All Youth at Sumatanga
-Sun., 11/20      ~UMC Charge Conference here at TFUMC –  ***TIME CHANGED TO 4:00 PM***
~Trussville Family Community Thanksgiving Service at
Deerfoot Baptist – Dr. Bill Etheridge speaking – 6 pm.
-Sun., 11/27 –     ~B’ham Community Concert Band – CLC – 3 pm
-Sun., 12/4 –       ~Christmas Open House at the Parsonage – 4-6 pm
-Wed., 12/14-     ~“Home for Christmas” Dinner by Circle 6 – CLC
-Sun., 12/18 –      ~Poinsettia Sunday, Choir Cantata, Live Nativity
-Wed., 12/21 –     ~Longest Night Service – 6 pm