Your Place in Ministry – April 9th

LEISURE GROUP: Our next excursion will be April 25th to the Botanical Gardens.  We chose to go a month earlier than usual in hopes of seeing more of the beautiful roses.  Of course, we will eat at the Garden’s restaurant. Definite plans and arrangements will be given at a later date.  So..SAVE THE DATE!!!  If you have questions, please call Marie at 655-6911 or 835-9189.

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.

Lenten Airlines: All kids are invited to board Lenten Airlines on Friday, April 14th at 4 p.m. as we travel to Jerusalem. Children in 5k-5th grade will get to experience the Upper Room with the disciples, spend time with Jesus in the Garden, and meet Garcias, a Roman soldier. It is sure to be an interactive trip your child will not forget.

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.

UPCOMING-SPECIAL SERVICES, CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS:
*Holy Week Services – Mon., April 10 through Fri., April 14 in the Sanctuary. The service will be at 12:00 noon, followed by lunch in the Christian Life Center. We will have a different Preacher each day, with lunch provided by the churches in the area.
*Maundy Thursday Worship Service, April 13 at 6:30 PM
*Good Friday Worship Service, April 14 at 6:30 PM-Sanctuary
*Easter Sunday Services, April 16:
Sunrise “Service of Light” at 6:00 AM – Front Lawn and Sanctuary**
Traditional Worship Services at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM -Sanctuary
Grace Vision Contemporary Service at 11:00 AM – Christian Life Center

**The Sunrise Service will be followed by breakfast in the Fellowship Hall provided by the United Methodist Men.

CONFIRMATION Rehearsal is SUNDAY at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Parents of Confirmands should plan to attend.

SUNDAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR beautiful Boston ferns in 10 inch hanging baskets for only $15 each. Easter Sunday is April 16, and we ask that you please leave the ferns in the sanctuary until after our 11 am service. To avoid any confusion, please keep in mind that ferns purchased “in honor of” someone should have one designated person to pick up that fern. Please make sure that your designated person knows to pick up the fern you ordered. Forms are in the bulletin, Transept, the Welcome Center, and the Church office.

Flowers for the Cross on Easter Sunday…Everyone is invited to bring fresh flowers and greenery to decorate the large exterior cross on Easter Sunday. Many folks use this as a background for pictures. Please join in this special tradition.

A note from Pat Smith…
Several orthopedic procedures seem to be in my future, the first one is scheduled for 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. During this period beginning mid-April, until further notice, flowers for the Sanctuary will be handled a little 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 Marsha Estes at 681-1132 or the Church office. Thank you for sponsoring the Sanctuary flowers.

Soul Café
No Meal for Soul Café April 12th due to Holy Week Festivities