Announcements for the week of September 11th

We apologize for any inconvenience Wed. night. We had problems with our system, which we are working to correct. Please come and join us this Wed. night at Soul Cafe as we come together for fellowship, food and fun.

Fall & Winter Children’s Consignment Sale is here! Public sale dates are Fri., 9/23 from 8am-7pm AND Sat., 9/24 from 8am-2pm. Church members get to shop early on Thu., 9/22, starting at 6:30 pm. Reminder that on Thu., 9/22: NO CHILDREN or STROLLERS are allowed. We have serious shoppers and for the safety of all children we ask that they stay at home. By working only 2 hours, you can shop on Wed., 9/21. Please call Beth at 655-3259 to learn how you can shop a day early. For more information on our sale go to:

Calling all 5th Graders! We are starting a new small group just for YOU one Wed. evening a month. Our first gathering will be on 9/28 at 6:15 p.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Youth/Children’s Building.

If you are interested in becoming a secret pal, please contact Stephanie Fulton as soon as possible. Your job consists of praying for your senior, and sending cards and goodies to them throughout the school year. On Senior Sunday, a breakfast honoring the Class of 2017 is given and YOU will be there to reveal yourself to your senior. If you’ve never been a secret pal, it is tons of fun. Some secret pals even team up with a friend to support their pal. It’s a great experience and we’d love to see some new faces. If you have a high school senior and have not received any information, send me a text or an email (info above) and I’ll get it to you as soon as possible.

Missions Committee Meeting – Mon., 9/12 – 6:30 pm – UMM Room.

The Missions Committee and the Youth will pack flood buckets at 6 pm, Wed., 9/14 in the Youth Room. Volunteers are welcome to help pack.

Nominations Committee Meetings on Tue., 9/27 and Mon. 10/10 at 6:30 pm-UMM Room.

Our very own Brass4HIM is providing the music at Faith UMC in Clay for their worship service this Sunday.

-Sat., 9/17 Southern Treasures Craft Fair – 9 am-3 pm – CLC
-Sun., 9/18 Youth Game Day (Group Games and Devotion) – Drake Roberts
-Wk. of 9/18 Children’s Consignment Sale – Church-wide
-Sat., 9/24 Confirmation Class Day Retreat to Sumatanga
-Tues. 9/27 Leisure Group-Trip to Golden Flake-Marie Gospodareck
-Sun., 11/6 Veterans’ Day Celebration Service – spread the word to all Veterans

Our United Methodist Women and Women’s Ministry Team are reaching out to the 400 Loveladies who live at the Lovelady Center in east B’ham, a faith-based
transitional program to restore broken lives. Join us! PLEASE READ the fascinating, powerful book Miss Brenda and the Loveladies by Brenda Spahn to learn how the Lovelady Center began when the Lord called Miss Brenda to provide her home for 7 women released from prison, and how the Lord has impacted hundreds of women since then. You may purchase the paperback or Kindle book online at or, or contact Joan Bynum at to order a book. Let’s read this UMW book selection by mid-October to prepare our hearts to reach out to the Loveladies! Each purchase benefits the Lovelady Center.

Let’s Hear a Lovelady Woman’s Testimony and Donate Well-Loved Bibles! On Sun., 10/16 at 4 pm, all women are invited to meet in the Fellowship Hall to hear the testimony of a Lovelady woman, then have refreshments and fellowship. Invite your friends, sisters, moms, and daughters to attend! Please bring an old Bible to donate at the meeting on 10/16! Well-loved Bibles may also be placed in the box outside the Fellowship Hall now through October 16th. You may place a note inside your Bible or highlight favorite passages. They especially need Study Bibles. Let’s fill that donation box up with Bibles for the Lovelady women!

“The Armor of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Tues-days 9:15 to 10:15 am beginning 9/6 through 10/18/16. Facilitator – Suzy Usry

“The Armor of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Tues-days 4:45 to 5:45 pm beginning 9/13 through 10/25/16. Facilitator – Barber Clark

“To be Decided.” Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm beginning 9/7/16. Facilitator – Shirley Fagan

“Discerning the Voice of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Thursdays 9:15 to 11:15 am beginning 9/8 through 10/20/16. Facilitator – Freda Shirah

“Raising a Princess” by John Croyle. Meeting in the Seekers Classroom at 6:15 pm, beginning 9/7. Books may be purchased at Lifeway; moms and dads are welcome. Facilitators – Hal and Joy Riddle

“Deeper Connections” – Journey through the Bible with Brother Bill at 4:00 pm (Character Builders Classroom) and repeated at 6:15 pm (Pioneer Classroom) beg. 9/7. Everyone is invited. We will meet on each Wed. that we have Soul Café. On those Wed. nights that we do not have Soul Café we will not meet. Bring your Bible. Facilitator – Dr. Bill Etheridge –