Announcements for the week of June 5th

Please make plans to join us June 12th at 4 pm in the Christian Life Center for a Farewell/Appreciation Reception for Pastor Mark Lacey.

Please remember to contact the office if you have a meeting or event that occurs during a holiday. The Church office is closed in observance of most recognized holidays and the doors are locked. Please contact the office in advance if you need the doors opened for your meeting or event. Thank you.

Bridge Builders will meet at 3:30 to prepare food for our friends at the Church of the Reconciler on Thur. 6/9. We will leave the church at 5:15. Please place any donated items in the plastic tub by the kitchen. Thank you for your support.

The Mission committee will meet Mon., 6/13, at 6:30, in the UMM room.

The TFUMC Methodist Men will meet next Sun. morning, 6/12. Breakfast will be served at 7 am by the Character Builders and the Outreach Bible Study Sunday School classes. Our guest speaker is Bill Gray, the Greater Birmingham Metro Director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Please see the June Newsletter for a complete bio on Bill. Join us for this hour of fellowship.

SAVE THE DATES:
Sun., 6/12-UMM Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 7 am
Sun., 6/12-Farewell/Appreciation Reception for Pastor Mark Lacey-4 pm-CLC
Week of 6/12-Camp Sumatanga – rising 1st through 6th graders
Sun., 6/26 – Welcome Reception for Pastor Bill Etheridge-Details to follow.
Mon., 6/27-Thu., 6/30-Music & Arts Camp – 9 am – 1 pm
Sun., 7/17-Thu., 7/21-VBS “Deep Sea Discovery” 5:30-8:00 pm

Women’s Bible study: “The Gospel of Mark” by Lisa Harper – Women’s Study Room-Tues., 4:45 to 5:45 pm – 5/17-6/21. Facilitator Barber Clark. Contact info: Barber Clark at barberclark905@gmail.com.

Women’s Bible Study “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit” by Nicki Koziarz – Pioneer Classroom – Wed., 6:30 – 7:30 pm – 6/15-7/27. Facilitator Freda Shirah.

Men’s Bible Study “Man Up!” presented by Pastor Joe DeWitte. Character Builders Classroom – Wed., 6:30 pm – 6/15-7/27. Bring your Bible.

Save the date! Fish Fry, Wed., 6/29. Proceeds will benefit all missions. Thanks for your support.

“WOMEN AT THE WELL: Quenching Thirsts, Renewing Joy!” A day retreat designed for YOU. Grounded in the Gospel and guided by workshop & retreat leader Kathleen Bynum Lalor of 4Discipleship Ministries, and sponsored by the TFUMC Women’s Ministries Team. Here at the Church on Sat., 8/13 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please plan to come and bring your friend, sister, mom, or daughter!

Calling all empty nesters, adults without kids, parents, children and youth!

We need YOU for Deep Sea Discovery VBS Sun., 7/17-Thurs., 7/21, 5:30-8:00 pm. During Deep Sea Discovery, kids will get to know God is always with them, explore God’s presence in their lives, and serve God by serving others. Through Deep Sea Discovery, kids will grasp that God is with them wherever they go! Hands-on service projects, games, and sea science will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other, and they’ll leave each day ready to set sail to serve others and tell God’s story.VBS begins at 5:30 nightly with a Snack Supper and ends at 8 pm. Open to children entering 4k-5th grade. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to assist at Stations and to shepherd kids throughout the week. Register your children to attend, or if you wish to volunteer, go to http://www.vacationbibleschool.com/TrussvilleFUMC

Thank you for supporting the Bazillion Book Drive! We collected 115 books to be delivered to Urban Ministry next week.

Announcements for May 29th

Please make plans to join us June 12th at 4 pm in the Christian Life Center for a Farewell/Appreciation Reception for Pastor Mark Lacey.

Women’s Bible study: “The Gospel of Mark” by Lisa Harper – will meet in the Women’s Study Room on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 5:45 pm – 5/17 through 6/21. The facilitator is Barber Clark. Contact information: barberclark905@gmail.com or 205-441-5273.

Last Chance…Bazillion Book Drive-we’ll collect NEW children’s books, (birth through 3rd grade) in the bins located by Beth’s office and in the children’s building through Tuesday, May 31st.

Please turn in your Pledge Cards to the office. As of 5/24/16, we have received 63 Debt Reduction Pledges totaling $131,214.00.

Ceramics has been cancelled for Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day holiday. Thank you.
Bridge Builders will be collecting the following much needed items for the Church of the Reconciler until 6/9: foam cups (6-8 oz,) paper plates/napkins, coffee, plastic table ware, used books, DVDs (PG 13 or below,) paper towels, large 50+ gal. trash bags, backpacks (new or used,) belts, toilet paper, office supplies, (copy paper, pens, pencils, folders,) safety razors. There is a plastic tub in the hallway across from the kitchen for items purchased. Thank you for your support for our homeless friends.

Join us…Women’s Bible Study “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit” by Nicki Koziarz in the Pioneer Classroom on Wed., beginning 6/15-7/27 from 6:30 to 7:30. Facilitator: Freda Shirah 205-515-7518 or dshirah630@charter.net

“Man Up!” Men’s Bible Study presented by Pastor Joe DeWitte. All men are invited to join this new study June 15th—July 27th at 6:30 pm on Wed. in the Character Builders Classroom. Bring your Bible and join us.

Contributions to the Church may now be made by TEXT on your phone to 205-336-2767. Please see the Church website if you need more information.

“WOMEN AT THE WELL: Quenching Thirsts, Renewing Joy!” A day retreat designed for YOU. Grounded in the Gospel and guided by workshop & retreat leader Kathleen Bynum Lalor of 4Discipleship Ministries, and spon-sored by the TFUMC Women’s Ministries Team. Here at the Church on Sat., 8/13 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please plan to come and bring your friend, sister, mom, or daughter!

Announcements for May 22nd

~Come join us this afternoon for the Birmingham Community Band Concert at 5 pm in the Gardens, (or in the event of rain, in the Christian Life Center.)

~To date we have received 48 Debt Reduction Pledges totaling $102,054.

~A new women’s Bible study: “The Gospel of Mark” by Lisa Harper – will meet in the Women’s Study Room on Tuesdays from 4:45 to 5:45 pm – 5/17 through 6/21. The facilitator is Barber Clark. Contact information: barberclark905@gmail.com or 205-441-5273.

~The Welcome Center remodel will begin Monday, 5/23 and continue until Sat., 5/28. Please be aware that this entrance will be closed and you will need to use the Classroom entrance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

~The Church Council Meeting Monday night 5/23 has been cancelled.

~On Tues., 5/24 the Leisure Group will leave the Church’s back parking lot promptly at 9:45 am for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

~Birmingham East Emmaus Cluster will meet Tues., 5/24 at Clearbranch UMC at 6:30 p.m. Please come and bring a snack-type food to share.

~REMINDER-Combined Service on 5/29, 10 am – Christian Life Center.

~Ceramics has been cancelled for Monday, May 30th due to Memorial Day holiday. Thank you.

~Bazillion Book Drive-we’ll collect NEW children’s books, (birth through 3rd grade) in the bins located by Beth’s office and in the children’s building through May.

~Bridge Builders will be collecting the following much needed items for the Church of the Reconciler until 6/9: foam cups (6-8 oz,) paper plates/napkins, coffee, plastic table ware, used books, DVDs (PG 13 or below,) paper towels, large 50+ gal. trash bags, backpacks (new or used,) belts, toilet paper, office supplies, (copy paper, pens, pencils, folders,) safety razors. There is a plastic tub in the hallway across from the kitchen for items purchased. Thank you for your support for our homeless friends.

~Join us…Women’s Bible Study “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit” by Nicki Koziarz in the Pioneer Classroom on Wed., beginning 6/15-7/27 from 6:30 to 7:30. Facilitator: Freda Shirah 205-515-7518 or dshirah630@charter.net

~“Man Up!” Men’s Bible Study presented by Pastor Joe DeWitte. All men are invited to join this new study June 15th-July 27th at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays in the Character Builders Classroom. Bring your Bible and join us.

~Contributions to the Church may now be made by TEXT on your phone to 205-336-2767. Please see the Church website if you need more information.

~The Discovery Class would like to thank all the people who donated items for our missions yard sale as well as the folks who made purchases.  We appreciate you!

Announcements – May 1, 2016

Women of the church and all UMW Circles are invited to an item shower to benefit Independence Place, on Mon., 5/2, 6:30-7:30 in the Fellowship Hall. UMW Circle Two is hosting.

SOUL CAFÉ/CHICKEN SALAD FUNDRAISER. Get your mom the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Order a quart of Chef Shawn’s delicious chicken salad for only $12.00 Please place your orders no later than Tues., 5/3. You can pick up your order on Wed. night, 5/4, during Soul Café or Thu., 5/5, between 12 and 5 pm.

The Discovery SS Class is hosting our 5th annual Yard Sale on Sat., 5/7.   For more info call Michelle at 640-8001 or email Ann at Annie.Mayhew@bbva.com

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