Your Place in Ministry – September 3rd

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. 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 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 (

Let the Handbells ring!!! 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. For more information, please contact Kelley Clegg Neal at 256-738-3979 or

Children and Youth…we need you!!! Join us beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6th in the Handbell Room:
3:45 PM-4:15 PM Melody Chimes – 1st and 2nd Graders.
4:15 PM-5:00 PM Harmony Chimes – 3rd Grade through Youth.

You are invited to join us at the Trussville First United Methodist Men’s Fellowship Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 10th at 7 am in the Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will be prepared by the Pioneer Sunday School Class. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Jesse Shaddix, who will give his testimony.

Please join us for a new Women’s Bible Study:  “1 Peter-A Living Hope in Christ,” by Jen Wilkin, beginning Thurs., Sept. 14th through Nov., 9th, at 9:15 am in the Women’s Study Room. Contact Freda Shirah at or call 205-515-7518 for more info. Participant books can be purchased at Lifeway or online at

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.

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. Applications are available in the Church office or contact Jesse Shaddix at for more information.

September 4 Labor Day-Church Office and Kids First Closed
September 6 – Handchimes begin in the Handbell Room—Melody Chimes (1st & 2nd Gr.) 3:45-4:15 pm
and Harmony Chimes (3rd Gr. through Youth) 4:15-5:00 pm
Chancel Chimes –  6:15 pm Handbell Room
Jubilant Ringers –  7:30 pm Handbell Room
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 – Lasagna Dinner at 5 pm with performances to follow-in the CL