Your Place in Ministry – April 23rd

LEISURE GROUP: Our next excursion will be April 25th to the Botanical Gardens.  If you have questions, please call Marie at 655-6911 or 835-9189.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 pm in the Christian Life Center as we host the Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster meeting. Food will be provided. Come and enjoy this time of special Fellowship and Communion!

We will have a very special Combined Service on Sunday, April 30th at 10 am in the Christian Life Center, featuring our children from Kid’s First. Refreshments will be provided before the service. Mark your calendar and make plans to join us.

Be sure to spread the word about our Spring Handbell Concert on Sunday, April 30th at 6 pm in the Christian Life Center. Come and bring a friend!

A note from Pat Smith…
Several orthopedic procedures seem to be in my future, the first one is scheduled in April. Being “ok” again is my prayer and being able to do one of my favorite things – arranging the Sanctuary flowers. Thank you so much for being a flower sponsor. Love in Christ, Pat Smith.

We have all appreciated and enjoyed the beautiful flower arrangements that Pat Smith has provided over the years for our Sanctuary. Her special talent is a great gift, for which we are very thankful. We look forward to once again enjoying her beautiful floral creations. Until further notice, flowers for the Sanctuary will be handled differently. If you have already paid for your flower arrangement, and given us your notice for the bulletin, you do not need to do anything further. If you have reserved a date, but not yet paid for the flowers, the cost will be $50. During this time, if you wish to place a flower order for the Sanctuary, please contact the Church secretary to reserve your date and place your notice in the bulletin, making payment at the time of reservation. Checks should be made payable to TFUMC. Please write “flowers” on the memo line of your check. If you have any questions, please contact Church office. Thank you for sponsoring the Sanctuary flowers.

Eighth Annual Sumatanga Golf Tournament. May 1, 2017, Grayson Valley Country Club. All proceeds benefit Camp Sumatanga. For More information on the Golf Tournament, contact Chad Holland at chadmholland@gmail.com

Ecuador Care Kit
This year Bro. Bill’s team will be working with teenagers in the community of Calderon. The team will be teaching the parables of Jesus in a Bible study, spending time in discussion and playing games. As part of the community outreach, we will be giving the teenagers care kits. If you would like to help you can put a kit together and bring it to Bro. Bill’s office. The kits cost approximately $30.00 each or you may make a contribution for the Ecuador Care Kits. If you make a contribution, please make the check payable to TFUMC and put “Ecuador Care Kit” on the memo line. An example of this Care Kit is in the Transept (if you would like to see how to put one together.)
CARE KIT: (We need 80 kits – please put these items in a 2-gallon zip lock bag.) Wash Cloth, Nail Clipper, Comb, Small Brush, Small Sewing Kit, Band Aids (30), Shampoo (no more than 12.6 oz.), Deodorant (2.6 oz.), Toothpaste (2.9 oz.), Toothbrush (one in a package), Mints, Gum, Hand Sanitizer (3 oz.), Ink Pens, Small Note Pad (6X9 in size), Bar Soap, Antibiotic Ointment
All Women of the church,  Let’s better understand sex trafficking and reach out to survivors from the WellHouse!
Join us on Monday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall for our next UMW Prayer and Action event as we discuss the book, The White Umbrella by Mary Francis Bowley, and most importantly, as we show our love and support to survivors of human trafficking from the WellHouse. From the book: Every year over 100,000 children in the United States are forced to do someone’s sexual bidding. Most of them are between the ages of 9 and 19. This is not some faraway, foreign problem. This is in our own neighborhoods, our own towns and cities.

Discovery Class 6th Annual Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 6th. We are seeking donations of items for the sale.  Funds raised will be used for missions and updates around the church. Questions:  Ann Mayhew (205) 478-2357 or Annie.Mayhew@bbva.com.

Church-wide Outing at Regions Field – Sunday, May 21st at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 each which includes lunch. There is a $40 family cap, (immediate family members only please.) To reserve your tickets, please contact Beth Burden at beth@fumctrussville.com and let her know how many tickets you need. Tickets MUST be pre-purchased as this allows for us to plan properly for food.
We need you! Please join us each Sunday morning in the Conference Room to pray for our Pastors. We pray for about 5 minutes each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM. Thank you.