Your Place in Ministry – October 23rd

Please join us this Sunday for a delicious lunch in the Fellowship Hall. This is a fundraiser for our 2017 Ecuador Mission Trip. We will serve immediately following Sunday School and then again immediately following our 11:00 services. Menu: Chicken and Dressing, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Tea, Homemade Desserts.

BIBLES for the Loveladies may be placed in the bin outside the Fellowship Hall now through October 30th.  You may place a note inside your Bible to tell a favorite, meaningful passage.  Let’s fill that bin up with the Word of God!

UMW Faith in Action project: Christmas Bibles & Toys for Lovelady Kids  We want Lovelady Center children to receive new Bibles and toys this Christmas!  About 125 kids live in the Lovelady Center with their moms who are trying to piece together better lives after years of turmoil, often drug abuse and domestic violence. If you would like, you may donate $15 or more to purchase new children’s Bibles and toys for the Lovelady kids.  You may make your check payable to FUMC Trussville and write Bibles and Toys on the memo line, and place it in the offering plate.  Or, you may donate unwrapped, new toys in the bin outside the Fellowship Hall now through Dec 4th.  Toys will go to the Lovelady Santa Shop where Lovelady moms can select Christmas gifts for their kids.

Join us Sat. morning Oct. 29 at Applebee’s in Trussville for our annual UMM fundraiser Pancake Breakfast from 7-9 am. Cost is $5. See any member of the Methodist Men for a ticket or show up at the door and we’ll sell you one.

CIRCLE 1 FUNDRAISER: Circle 1 will be taking orders from Oct. 1-30. We will purchase from Priester’s and pecans will be delivered before Thanksgiving. 1 lb. bags of halves are $11/pieces are $10.50. Order forms are in the Church office, the Sunday School classrooms, and at the Wed. night meals.

Come one come all to The Great Pumpkin Festival Sun., Oct. 30th starting at 3:30 p.m. out back in The Gardens. Hosted by the Discovery Class, families enjoy all sorts of pumpkin fun, trunk-or-treating, food, games, and more! Everyone is encouraged to wear family friendly costumes. We’ll finish up at dusk with a Great Pumpkin favorite movie! Bring your lawn chairs and bring your friends for this fun family event for everyone!

REMINDER: Combined Worship Service on Sun., Oct. 30. Please join us for Brunch at 9 am prior to the service at 10 am in the Christian Life Center.

The Veterans’ Day Celebration Service is Nov. 6 at 6:00 pm in the Christian Life Center…Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to bring some goodies for the refreshment table.  Please invite all the Veterans you know to attend.  Lots of music, fun, fellowship and more is in the works.  See you there!

PLEASE NOTE: Church Council Meeting has been changed from Mon., 10/31 to Mon., 11/14 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Please come and join us for a community-wide prayer day on 11/7 for our nation. The Church Sanctuary will be open from 7:00 am until 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited. Pray for strength, courage, peace, love, and Christian values throughout the country.

Operation Christmas Child. The youth and children ministries are teaming up to collect items for Operation Christmas Child. Our goal this year is to send 100 boxes. On Wed., 11/9 we will have a Packing Party after Soul Café at 6:15 pm in the CLC. Please go online to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ for a list of suggested items to pack in the Shoe boxes; please note the What NOT to pack items as well. Collection bins will be located by John Wesley and on the 1st floor of the Children’s Building. We will also take monetary donations to help with shipping the 100 boxes–please note Operation Christmas Child on your check.

UMW Circle 6 will be hosting a FOOD DRIVE for T.E.A.M during the Wednesday Night Dinner on 11/16  Help us spread the love of the Thanksgiving Season by bringing non-perishable food items to help stock the pantry at T.E.A.M. before the holidays hit.

Calling all Mothers & Sons! We’re hosting a Drive-In Movie and Cardboard Car Show in the Christian Life Center for moms and sons, grandsons, and special ones (boys preschool thru 5th gr.) Sun., 11/13 from 3-5 p.m. Moms and Sons bring “cars” they’ve made at home from cardboard boxes. We’ll host a car show, enjoy a movie and munch on movie snacks! Cost is $5 per person. Please email Beth Burden with how many you have attending so we can get an accurate headcount for snacks. Feel free to invite a friend.

“Loafing for Service-Learning” – Birmingham-Southern College students will join our services on 11/20 for their annual “Loafing for Service-Learning”, which is used to support Birmingham-Southern College students’ community service work – locally, nationally and internationally.

SAVE THE DATES:
-Wed., 10/26 Chili Cook-off for Youth Fundraiser – Soul Café 5 pm
-Sun., 11/6 All Saints Sunday – Celebrated in all three services
Veterans’ Day Celebration – 6 pm in the CLC
-Fri., 11/18-20 Centered Retreat for All Youth at Sumatanga
-Sun., 11/20 -UMC Charge Conference here at TFUMC – TIME CHANGED TO 4:30 PM
-Trussville Family Community Thanksgiving Service at Deerfoot Baptist – Dr. Bill Etheridge speaking – 6 pm
-Wed., Dec. 13 – “Home for Christmas” Dinner by Circle 6 – CLC
-Sun., Dec. 18 – Poinsettia Sunday