Announcements for the week of August 21st

Everyone is invited – Tuesday night, 8/23 in the CLC – Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster will come together for our annual meeting here at TFUMC. All Christians, whether Emmaus alumni or not, are welcome. There will be a meal, followed by songs, a short worship service, and Holy Communion in the Sanctuary. Please come out and enjoy a wonderful time of Christian fellowship.

Sunday night- 5-8 pm (Re)think -Youth dinner and small groups. We’ll meet at the Church first. For more info, contact Drake Roberts

Youth Worship every Wednesday Night 6:30-7:30 beginning 8/24, unless otherwise announced. For more info, contact Drake Roberts

The Stephen Ministry will soon begin its second training class. If you believe you have the gifts and graces for this ministry, please contact the church office for an application.

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.

Ever wish you could play a musical instrument? Come join us as the 2016-2017 Handbell Ringing Season begins with Ring Refresh 2016 on 8/27. If you enjoy music and would like to learn, contact Kelley Clegg Neal  for more information.

Promotion Sunday is 8/28 for all rising preschool-5th graders. Come meet your new teachers and munch on a few snacks.

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!

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

Bible Studies will resume in September…more information to follow.

Reminder: Missions Committee meeting – 9/12 at 6:30 in the UMM Room.

SAVE THE DATES:
-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 – Beth Burden
– Promotion Sunday for all rising preschool-5th Graders – Beth Burden
– Youth Super Game Day – Pokemon Edition – 3-6 pm-TFUMC-Drake Roberts
-Wed., 8/31- Soul Café “A Taste Of Ecuador” – Dinner/Pastor Bill’s presentation in Christian Life Center
– Children’s Group Mission Project-Beth Burden
-Wed., 9/7 – Children’s Choir and Cherub Singers and Ringers Resumes
-Sun., 9/11 – Back to School Bash and Confirmation Cookout
-Sat., 9/17 – Southern Treasures Craft Fair – Christian Life Center
-Sun., 9/18 – Youth Game Day (Group Games and Devotion) – Drake Roberts
-Wk. of 9/18 -Fall Consignment Sale – Church-wide
-Sat., 9/24 – Confirmation Class Day Retreat to Sumatanga