Your Place in Ministry – August 27th

Confirmation Cook-Out, this Sunday afternoon 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 from 2-5 pm this afternoon at Camp Lee in Anniston.  The picnic is for the entire church – not just for clergy families.

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

If you have an event scheduled over the Labor Day Holiday, please remember to contact the Church office to make sure that the doors are opened for your event.

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 (,
Circle Two: Suzanne Evans (,
Circle Six: Kristi Hodge (,
Day Circle: Sharon Dunson (
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

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 by Sept. 30th.

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 (

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 for more information.

September 4 —– Labor Day-Church Office and Kids First Closed
September 6 —– Bible Study Fellowship International – fall study begins
September 10 —– UMM Breakfast at 7 am in the Fellowship Hall
September 14 —– Bridge Builders feeds the homeless
_____________________New Women’s Bible Study begins at 9:15 am in the Women’s Study Room-Contact Freda Shirah
_____________________Confirmation Class begins today at 4:15 pm in the Training Room
September 16 —– Southern Treasures Craft Fair
September 18-23 —– Children’s Consignment Sale Week
October 4 —–Choir Talent Show Fundraiser