Connecting Points 5/3/15

Connecting Points May 3, 2015
2015 – A Year of Prayer
Prayer focus: Governmental authorities

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00 pm – Cost $5 adults, $3 children
May 6th Chicken fingers, green beans, mac and cheese, rolls

Joy Circle Mother’s Day Gift Sale is today in the Fellowship Hall. All morning, Joy Circle is selling homemade craft and food items priced for budgets of all sizes, for children to adult shoppers. Items starts as low as a dollar. All proceeds support Blessings in a Backpack. (AFUMC provides weekend food for Elementary students each week of school.) Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is May 10th!

Arab First UMC Youth invite the new Confirmation Class and all youth parents to a “welcome to youth party” tonight at 5:00 pm at the youth house. We will be having a shrimp boil. Please let Lee Michael know if you are planning to attend.

High School Seniors! We would like to publish your senior portrait in the church newsletter and bulletin. Please email it to afumc@otelco.net or bring a senior portrait to the church office. In addition, we would like 5 informal pictures of you during different stages of your life. These will be used for a slideshow on May 17th.

Marshall County Emmaus Cluster – This is a reminder that our church is hosting the Marshall County Emmaus Cluster on May 12th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We look forward to seeing all our Emmaus folks there. Childcare will be provided.

Did you miss getting your picture taken? We have set a final date for church directory pictures. Ty Smith Studios will be at the church on Wednesday, May 13th. So please call the church office to set your appointment. If this date will not work, you can contact Ty Smith studios at 256-582-8085 to make an appointment. We need everyone’s picture included!

Senior Recognition will be on Sunday, May 17th, at the 10:55 am worship service. A meal following the service will be held in the Fellowship Hall for seniors and their families. A Baccalaureate Service, sponsored by the Arab Area Ministerial Association, will be at 2:00 pm at Arab First Baptist Church.

Refuel is on Wednesday nights throughout the summer! Each Wednesday we will have supper at 5:30 p.m. with activities following at 6 pm. We have planned many fun activities for all ages to attend, including a church wide picnic and swim party to kick off the summer on June 3rd! Other activities include Bibles and Brushes, A Bead and Prayer, Dinner and a Movie, Cooking with Christ, a Talent Show, and much more! This should be a great summer and we hope to see everyone!

The Young-in-Heart will have a Spring Retreat at Palisades Park (near Oneonta) May 21st from 10:00-1:00 in the Moss Lodge. The church van will take 15 and car pools can be arranged. Look for maps on the Hospitality Desk nearer the event. Lunch will be a catered Bar-B-Q paid for by your dues. Shirley Gullion will lead the group in an old fashioned Gospel Sing Along.

Camp Discovery VBS 2015 will be July 6-10 from 5:30-8:30. There will be a supper for those helping with and attending VBS each night from 5:00-5:20. We need LOTS of volunteers. Examples of the volunteers we still need are: Snack Leader, Bible Challenge Leader, Preschool Leaders, Guides for all age groups and extra helpers for Preschool. If you would like to help, please email Jennifer at jarrington@blountboe.net. VBS is for children who are 3 years old up through those entering 5th grade. If you have a 2 year old that you would like to bring, you can do so only if a parent or adult stays with them and helps them with the activities. All other older youth may assist with activities as well.

Thank you for your generous support of Relay for Life 2015! $744 was raised at the yard sale held on April 25, a successful event that would not have happened without the many donations. All funds help support the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.

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