Announcements for the week of August 14th

The lovely ceramic cross for use by the Worship Committee in the Sanctuary was made and donated by Judy Spain for the honor and glory of God and in loving memory of Doc and Ruth Riddle.

The Stephen Series, for which First United Methodist Church of Trussville will soon begin its second training class, benefits many others besides those who receive the care of their Stephen Ministers. The Stephen Ministers grow greatly as they learn about helping others and they learn about themselves. As the hurting members of our congregation grow stronger through this caring ministry, the whole church is built up and made stronger. When the pains of life come our way, someone will always be there, ready to care for us and to bring God’s love to us in a special, personal way. Perhaps God is calling you to be one of these caring, committed servants who offer Christ’s love to those who are hurting. If you believe you have the gifts and graces for this ministry, please contact the church office for an application.

We’re having a LEARNING TOYS SHOWER to benefit children, infant – 4K at the Lovelady Center on Wed., 8/17 in the Pioneer classroom at 6 pm.

You can donate school supplies for kids in need both here in Trussville, and at the Lovelady Center. The collection bin is located under John Wesley’s picture outside the Fellowship Hall. All supplies for grades K-12 are welcome. Supplies needed include: notebooks, pencils, pens, scissors, glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils, rulers, small pencil sharpeners, folders, binders, backpacks, clorox wipes, baby wipes, kleenex. There will also be a community drive-by/drop-off collection in our front church parking lot on Sat., 8/20, 9 am-12 noon. Thank you.

Do you enjoy music? Have you ever wished you could play a musical instrument? Do you like to share your faith with those both in the church and outside the walls of Trussville FUMC? Then Handbells at Trussville FUMC is just for you!!! The 2016-2017 Ringing Season begins with Ring Refresh 2016 on 8/27. Experienced, sort of experienced or no experience at all–there is a place for you. Contact Kelley Clegg Neal  for more information.

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for a very special evening: “Soul Café-A Taste of Ecuador Night” on Wed., 8/31 at 5pm. Pastor Bill will share about the Ecuador Mission Trip in 2017 and how you can be a part of this exciting mission! We invite you to partner with us in these projects that will make a difference in the lives of so many of Ecuador’s children.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES…Is the Lord leading you to serve? There are opportunities ranging from once every few months to once a week, and everything in between! Contact Debbie Woods. The body of Christ needs the gifts God has placed in YOU! 1 Peter 4:10-11

-Tues., 8/23-B’ham East Emmaus Cluster – 6:30 pm here at the Church-Open to everyone!
-Wed., 8/24-Soul Café Back to School Cookout in the Gardens – 5 pm
-Sun., 8/28-Rising 3rd Graders Awarded Bibles – 8:30 am Service – Contact Beth Burden
-Sat., 9/17 – Southern Treasures Craft Fair – Christian Life Center
-Week of 9/18 – Fall Consignment Sale – Churchwide