Announcements for May 22nd

~Come join us this afternoon for the Birmingham Community Band Concert at 5 pm in the Gardens, (or in the event of rain, in the Christian Life Center.)

~To date we have received 48 Debt Reduction Pledges totaling $102,054.

~A new women’s Bible study: “The Gospel of Mark” by Lisa Harper – will meet in the Women’s Study Room on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 5:45 pm – 5/17 through 6/21. The facilitator is Barber Clark. Contact information: barberclark905@gmail.com or 205-441-5273.

~The Welcome Center remodel will begin Monday, 5/23 and continue until Sat., 5/28. Please be aware that this entrance will be closed and you will need to use the Classroom entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

~The Church Council Meeting Monday night 5/23 has been cancelled.

~On Tues., 5/24 the Leisure Group will leave the Church’s back parking lot promptly at 9:45 am for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

~Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster will meet Tues., 5/24 at Clearbranch UMC at 6:30 p.m. Please come and bring a snack-type food to share.

~REMINDER-Combined Service on 5/29, 10 am – Christian Life Center.

~Ceramics has been cancelled for Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day holiday. Thank you.

~Bazillion Book Drive-we’ll collect NEW children’s books, (birth through 3rd grade) in the bins located by Beth’s office and in the children’s building through May.

~Bridge Builders will be collecting the following much needed items for the Church of the Reconciler until 6/9: foam cups (6-8 oz,) paper plates/napkins, coffee, plastic table ware, used books, DVDs (PG 13 or below,) paper towels, large 50+ gal. trash bags, backpacks (new or used,) belts, toilet paper, office supplies, (copy paper, pens, pencils, folders,) safety razors. There is a plastic tub in the hallway across from the kitchen for items purchased. Thank you for your support for our homeless friends.

~Join us…Women’s Bible Study “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit” by Nicki Koziarz in the Pioneer Classroom on Wed., beginning 6/15-7/27 from 6:30 to 7:30. Facilitator: Freda Shirah 205-515-7518 or dshirah630@charter.net

~“Man Up!” Men’s Bible Study presented by Pastor Joe DeWitte. All men are invited to join this new study June 15th-July 27th at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays in the Character Builders Classroom. Bring your Bible and join us.

~Contributions to the Church may now be made by TEXT on your phone to 205-336-2767. Please see the Church website if you need more information.

~The Discovery Class would like to thank all the people who donated items for our missions yard sale as well as the folks who made purchases.  We appreciate you!