Connecting Point 11/09/14

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00pm
Cost $5 adults, and $3 for children
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.

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

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

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

Arab Elementary School invites you to join them for a Veterans Day Program and reception in honor of all Veterans. The program will be Monday, November 10th, at 9:00 am in the Arab Elementary School gym. They hope to see you there so that they can personally thank you for your service to our country.

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.

Children’s Choir (2nd – 5th grade) will have a pizza party on Friday, November 14th, 5:30 – 8:00 pm (vocal/bells/puppets/God rods) in the fellowship hall. Please make every effort to be present. We will be creating our floats, blocking, and working on our parts for the Christmas 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).

Youth Parent Meeting on Sunday, November 16th at 4:30 pm in the Sanctuary. All parents of youth in grades 6th – 12th are invited to attend to discuss activities of the youth. This is a great time to get the youth involved in the ministry of the youth.

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.”

“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.

JOHN WESLEY’S REMINDER ABOUT ELECTIONS
Trust the process of democracy and support those who are elected, even if you didn’t vote for them. Politician bashing is never helpful and just deepens division. Be of good peace. Here is what Wesley had to say: “I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy: 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against: And 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.” October 6, 1774

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