Connecting Points – March 8th

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00 pm Cost $5 adults, $3 children
March 11th Taco Salad

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

The Arab Ministerial Association invites you to join other Christians in our community for our Wednesday Lenten Services starting at noon. March 11th – Arab First Baptist Church (502 North Main Street) with Mike Whitt preaching.

Opportunity to serve Monday, March 16th this will be at the United Methodist Northwest District Disaster Warehouse in Decatur. We will be taking the church van; meet at the church at 8:00 am. We will work until lunch, have lunch and return to Arab with our goal for arrival in Arab being 2:30 pm. Adults, youth and older children are invited to attend. If you can attend or have questions, please contact Dawn Liebner at 256-293-8079.

The Young –in-Heart will meet March 19th at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall for a Salad Luncheon. The Circle, an Appalachian String Band, will provide the entertainment. Everyone is asked to bring a salad of any kind or a dessert. Please sign up at the Hospitality Desk and indicate what you will be bringing.

Opportunity to serve Starting at 8am on Saturday March 21st, AFUMC will be hosting a Society of St. Andrew’s apple drop. Approx. 10,000 pounds of Crow Mountain apples will be obtained free of charge for us to bag and disperse to local agencies to distribute to those in need in our area. Be watching for further details but reserve that morning to serve. Contact is Dawn Liebner.

Men and Women event (not necessarily husband and wife) Saturday, March 28th, starting at 9:00 am, at Arab First United Methodist Church. Gary & Cherisse Zelesky present “Really, Really???” To make a reservation please contact Dr. John York, 256-586-8100.

All Children’s Choirs will be singing Sunday, March 29th, during the 9:30 and 10:55 am services. This is for children ages 3 years – 5th grade. Please dress in your normal Sunday attire.

United Methodist Women Fundraiser: A Drawing will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015, for a $100 Gift Card for Connor’s Restaurant (in Bridge Street). Raffle Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased from any UMW Member or the Church Office. All proceeds to benefit UMW Missions.

The youth mission trip this year will be to Camp Sumatanga. We will be going June 7-12. We also are going to the Wesley Groups at some of the universities with the senior high to help get the Wesley Fellowship buildings ready for the school year. We will be painting, cleaning, landscaping, etc. We have envelopes on the welcome desk that are numbered 1-150. We ask that you donate in the amount of the envelope you chose. So if you choose number 47 we ask you donate $47. We also thank you for your continual prayer.

AFUMC shirts and totes are available to support Blessings in a Backpack. Shirts are $10; totes are $15. Shirt sizes range from SM to 2XL. Available colors are gold, teal, black, honey (similar to tan/khaki). Contact Dawn Liebner to order your shirt.

Congratulation to the winners The Men’s Chili/Soup Cook-off Chili: 1st place Mark Brodhage, 2nd place the team of Brody Hemphill, Landon Stone, and Tre Rose, 3rd place Rickey Loveland.
Soup: 1st place Scott Beard, 2nd place Bobby Abercrombie

Baby Bottle Boomerang is the annual fundraising event for the Marshall County Crisis Pregnancy Centers. It’s easy. Get a bottle from the church office or Sunday school classroom. Collect change, bills or a check, and you will receive a receipt. (Make checks payable to: Real Life Crisis Pregnancy Center.) All proceeds will benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Arab & Albertville.

Please help us as we make plans to celebrate the 6th anniversary of David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry by sharing your thoughts or memories surrounding prayer shawls at AFUMC. Please send your comments to joyprivett@charter.net. We will use your thoughts but not your name in celebrating our ministry.

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