Connecting Points 10/26/14

Challenge for 2014
To read the entire Bible; for it is the true rule
and guide for faith and practice.

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00 pm
Cost $5 adults, and $3 for children
October 29th Taco Soup with Mexican cornbread
November 5th Boneless pork chops, pintos, mashed potatoes

Communion is served in the Prayer Chapel each Sunday morning between services from 9:00 – 9:15 and from 10:30 – 10:45.

Ukulele Club meets on Monday, October 27th at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. If you have ever thought you might like to learn to play a musical instrument, this is your chance. There are some ukuleles available to try out if you don’t own one.

Church Council meeting will be Tuesday, October 28th, 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. This is for all church council members.

Attention 6th – 12th graders: 5th Quarter will be on October 31st (yes I know that the dance got moved to that night) after the Arab football game. The Band Overcoming Adversity will start us off and John Ingram and Trent Martin will be our speakers. We will have a costume contest with prizes for the top 3 winners.

Community Fall Festival of Arab Area churches are joining forces to serve our community with a Community Fall Festival on November 1st from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Arab City Park. There will be numerous inflatables for kids, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. This was a big hit in the community last year and we expect it to be bigger this year. We will need your help in showing the love of Arab First United Methodist Church to the families of Arab by volunteering to work in shifts. Our church is responsible in providing workers for the inflatables and registration table. Sign-up sheets are available in the Sunday School classes or through Jennifer Arrington (256-550-0633).

Daylight saving time ends next Sunday, November 2nd. Remember to move your clock back one hour.

All Saints Sunday will be November 2nd and letters were mailed out this week, if you didn’t receive a letter and would like to add a name to the list, please contact the church office 256-586-5792.

LifeSouth Blood Drive Sunday November 9th, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. Picture ID required. Please give the gift of life.

Charge Conference is November 9th at 6:00 pm. Church Council members and church members are invited.

24-hour Prayer Retreat November 20-21 facilitated and led by Pastor Steve West and coordinated by Nancy Stewart at Sacred Heart monastery in Cullman. Registration information is located on the Hospitality Desk. Spots are limited so make your reservation.

“VISIONS & DREAMS” Sermon Series with Pastor Steve
October 26 – November 23 On the day the church was born, the Spirit came like a rush of wind. Fire swept over the people. Peter quoted the prophet Joel, who had spoken of that day saying “your young shall see visions, and your old shall dream dreams.”

Does God still grant us visions and dreams? What are yours? Exploring through the lens of the past, present, and future, Pastor Steve will lead us on a journey in response to our Dream Gatherings, the listening sessions we held this summer.

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