Connecting Points 11/2/14

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00pm
Cost $5 adults, and $3 for children
November 5th Boneless pork chops, pintos, mashed potatoes
November 12th Spaghetti, salad, bread

“Visions & Dreams” Prayer Vigil – During the series, there will be a continual prayer vigil in the prayer room. The candle will be “lit” and “Dream Cards” may be prayed over. Please come by for a few minutes each week.

“Living Stones” CD – Our pastor’s CD is available at the Hospitality Center for a $20 donation, by cash or check made out to “Steve West.” 100% of your gift will be given back as part of his family’s commitment to the Building Fund.

MOMS ministry starting Wednesday, November 5th, 5:45 in room 103. Holli Shelton will be leading this ministry.

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

Children Singing, God Rods, and Bells will be participating in worship on Sunday, November 9th, during the offertory at 9:30 am and the call to worship at 10:55 am. It is important that your child be at practice and at church on Sunday.

Charge Conference is November 9th at 6:00 pm. Church Council members and church members are invited. We will meet in the fellowship hall.

Arab Post 6226 Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Veterans Day service, 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 11th at the Arab City Park on Shoal Creek Trail. NE, Arab, AL. Colonel Danny Hughes will be the guest speaker. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops will be taking part in this program.

Boy Scout of America Troop 60 and Dan and Gail Lueker cordially invite you to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor of Noah Lueker, Sunday, November 16th, 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Refreshments to follow in the fellowship hall.

Advent Study beginning November 16th in Thirsty class! Using “The Journey” by Adam Hamilton, we will seek a deeper appreciation of the places and events leading up to Jesus’ birth. Adults of all ages are encouraged to come, and childcare is available. Book donation requested is $10. Class will be downstairs in Room 120 (Hope / Loops of Love / Thirsty room) after Contemporary Service. Room opens at 10:55 AM. Any questions, or to get your book early, feel free to contact Myles Teston (mylesteston@gmail.com or 256-200-2188).

The Young-in-Heart will have their traditional Thanksgiving covered dish meal on Thursday, November 20th, 10:00 am in the fellowship hall. Please make reservations at the Hospitality desk and indicate what you will be bringing. Our own pastor, Steve West will present the program on “The History of Song in Methodism.”

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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