Your Place in Ministry – September 25th

Dollar Dash – Join us in the Fellowship Hall today from 2-4 p.m. for a sale of infant/children’s clothes, toys and accessories for $1.00. All proceeds benefit TEAM. Contact Louise Jensen for more information.

If your older child is remaining in Church for either of the Sanctuary services and you would like a “Worship Notes” guide made especially for them, please see an usher. Children’s Church is now available for children 3 years old through 2nd grade.

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

Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster will meet Tues., 9/27 at Palmerdale UMC at 6:30 pm. Please come join us and bring a snack-type food to share. We will meet in the front parking lot at 5:45 pm and carpool to Palmerdale.

The Leisure Group trip is Tues. 9/27 and the bus will leave the Church parking lot at 10 am.

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

If you are planning or thinking about a mission trip for 2017, please contact a member of the Missions Committee as soon as possible. We will need this information prior to our budget planning meeting Oct. 10th.

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 christianbook.com or Amazon.com, or contact Joan Bynum at joan.bynum@gmail.com 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 up that donation box with Bibles for the Lovelady women!

Jubilant Ringers will perform in the Sanctuary services today. The offertory music is entitled “Passacaglia.” A Passacaglia is a form of music that is in triple meter and has a bass line that is repeated throughout the piece.  It had its beginnings in Spain in the 17th century.   As the Jubilant Ringers ring Passacaglia in C minor today, we invite you to listen for the bass line that is played at the beginning to be repeated throughout the piece.

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SAVE THE DATES:
-Sun., 10/2 World Communion Sunday
-Tue., 10/11 Mission Trip-elementary children-Peachtree Assist. Living
-Sun., 10/23 Ecuador Mission Fundraiser Lunch-details to follow
-Sun., 10/30 Combined Worship Service-10 am/Fellowship 9 am
-Sun., 10/30 Great Pumpkin Festival 3:30-7:30 in The Gardens
-Sun., 11/6 All Saints Sunday
-Sun., 11/6 Veterans’ Day Celebration Service-tell all Veterans you know -Fri., 11/18-20 Centered Retreat for All Youth at Sumatanga

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BIBLE STUDY INFORMATION:
~~“The Armor of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Tues. 9:15 to 10:15 am beginning 9/6 through 10/18/16. Facilitator – Suzy Usry –suzyusry@hotmail.com – 205-317-5188.
~~“The Armor of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Tues. 4:45 to 5:45 pm beginning 9/13 through 10/25/16. Facilitator – Barber Clark – barberclark905@gmail.com – 205-441-5273.
~~“Discerning the Voice of God” – Priscilla Shirer. Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Thurs. 9:15 to 11:15 am beginning 9/8 through 10/20/16. Facilitator – Freda Shirah – dshirah630@charter.net – 205-515-7518.
~~”One Thousand Gifts” Meeting in the Women’s Study Room. Sun. 5:15 to 6:30 pm beginning 9/18/16. Facilitator: Kathy Roskam – rwhisperingarrow@aol.com
~~“Raising a Princess” by John Croyle. Meeting in the Seekers Classroom Wed. at 6:15 pm, beginning 9/7. Books may be purchased at Lifeway; moms and dads are welcome. Facilitators – Hal and Joy Riddle – hjriddle@hotmail.com
~~“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 – drbilletheridge@gmail.com