Your Place in Ministry – May 14th

We would like to invite all women to participate in our church-wide Bible study this summer which begins Wednesday, June 7th and ends July 19th. We will meet in the Pioneer Classroom at 6:15 p.m.

This summer’s study will be “Looking for Lovely” by Annie Downs. As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up.
In this 6 week study, Annie examines the ordinary people of the Bible–fishermen, farmers, musicians, women–to discover how they sought beauty in their everyday lives to hold on to the hope of God’s perfect timing and how God makes everything beautiful in His time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please email Freda Shirah at dshirah630@charter.net. The cost of the participant’s book will be $15.00; the books will be available the first night of class.

LEISURE GROUP: On Tues., 5/23 we will visit The American Village, with lunch at Main Street Tavern, (meat & veg.) We will leave the back parking lot of the Church at 9:00 am, for arrival at the Village by10:00, and lunch will be at 12:30 pm. The cost will be $9.00 per person, (military and veterans are free.) There will be some walking, but I was told that walking will be minimal.
If you are interested, and have not had the opportunity to sign the sheet, please call Marie at 655-6911, or 835-9189. The restaurant has requested that we contact them with a number by Fri., 5/19.

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 plan to participate with the North Alabama United Methodist Church Conference in their campaign to “Feed the Poor”. Each Church member is asked to give a minimum of $1 to participate in this campaign. To receive credit on your contribution statement, make your checks payable to TFUMC and write “Feed the Poor” on the memo line. The last date to donate is Sunday, May 28th. Thank you for your help.

Make plans to join us on May 24th at 5:00 pm in the Gardens for the Aldersgate Day Celebration/Annual Cookout and outdoor Worship Service (weather permitting.)

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, once she has fully recovered from her orthopedic challenges. 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 the Church office. Thank you for sponsoring the Sanctuary flowers.