Your Place in Ministry – August 20th

Acolyte Training & Refresh Wed., Aug. 23rd in the Sanctuary at 4:45 pm.  Calling current acolytes and those that would like to serve. Please join us. If your child attends Kids First, please let Beth know and she will get them.

Plan to join us on Wed., Aug. 30th for “Missions Night.” We’ll enjoy a delicious meal at Soul Café then hear reports on our International Missions.

The Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster Meeting will be held in the Christian Life Center on Aug. 22nd at 6:30 pm.  Please join us for a great night of food, fellowship, and worship with our local Emmaus community!

Let the Handbells ring!!! The Handbell Ministries at Trussville FUMC new ringing year begins Aug. 26th with Ring Refresh 2017, a Handbell Retreat for all ringers. Ring Refresh 2017 is Aug. 26th from 8:45 am-3:00 pm in the Handbell Room. This is the perfect time to give Handbells a try. There is a place for everyone-no experience needed. Chancel Chimes is for new or inexperienced ringers. Jubilant Ringers is for more experienced ringers. Both choirs meet on Wednesday, Chancel Chimes at 6:15 pm and Jubilant Ringers at 7:30 pm. in the Handbell room above the church office. Please contact Kelley Clegg Neal 256-738-3979 orkelleynote@gmail.com

The Discovery Class invites you to come see “Gray in a World of Black and White.”  We will take a 10-week journey with Adam Hamilton, beginning Sun., Aug. 27th.  Book is not required and handouts will be provided. Held in the Discovery Classroom on the first floor near the restrooms by the Christian Life Center.

Confirmation Cook-Out, Sun., Aug. 27th at 5 pm in the Gardens (in case of rain, we will move to the Christian Life Center.) For Confirmands and their parents.

The Cheaha District Picnic is on Sun., Aug. 27th from 2-5 pm at Camp Lee in Anniston.  The picnic is for the entire church – not just for clergy families.

Women of the Church – We would love for you to read Signs of Life by David Jeremiah along with our United Methodist Women.  This powerful, uplifting book is a 40 day inspiring journey that discusses signs of life-signs that Jesus has transformed us and that we are committed to him and his kingdom.  Signs of Life will lead the reader on a journey to a fuller understanding of the marks that identify one as a Christian, that advertise your faith – the imprints that can impact souls for eternity and help one become a person of influence who radiates relevancy, authenticity, generosity, and compassion every day, just like Jesus did.  You are also invited to visit a United Methodist Women’s Circle to see how we join together to serve others.  Contact a Circle Leader for meeting times, dates, locations.  Circle Leaders are:
Circle One: Martha Cusimano (mmcusimano@centurytel.net),
Circle Two: Suzanne Evans (sae109@centurytel.net),
Circle Six: Kristi Hodge (kristihodge410@gmail.com),
Day Circle: Sharon Dunson (tide2rise2@yahoo.com).
You can order the book Signs of Life by Sept. 5th at a UMW circle meeting for $10, or order a new or used paperback or Kindle edition online from Amazon.com

SAVE THE DATE! Choir Talent Show Fundraiser on Wed., Oct. 4th. Lasagna Dinner at 5 pm with performances to follow. Donations only. If you would like to perform, please contact Karen (karen@fumctrussville.com).

Stephen Ministry Training Classes will begin in January. Please be in prayer about joining in this powerful ministry within our Church. You can pick up an application in the Church office or contact Jesse Shaddix at jshaddix1@charter.net for more information.

Circle One is planning to mail a card, along with a small token of our love, to our undergraduate college students.  If you have a child in undergraduate school, please email their mailing address to Cindy Lawson at cjl715@live.com by Sept. 30th.