Connecting Points 5/17/15

2015 – A Year of Prayer – Prayer focus: Gifts of the Spirit in Arab First United Methodist Church

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00 pm – Cost $5 adults, $3 children May 20th – Taco Salad

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

Senior Recognition is today during the 9:30 and 10:55 services. Seniors and their families are invited to a meal following the 10:55 service in the Fellowship Hall. A Baccalaureate Service, sponsored by the Arab Area Ministerial Association, will be at 2:00 pm at Arab First Baptist Church today.

Diane Moore and her students invite you to their piano recital today at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary.

Northeast District of the North Alabama conference invites you to a Going Away Reception honoring Dale & Ann Cohen today, at the Design Lab, 1300 Meridian Street, Huntsville, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting will be Wednesday, May 20th at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Children’s Program will be May 20th, 6:00 pm. Kids will meet in the classrooms downstairs at 5:30. Children in grades 3rd – 5th “Praise and Stomp”. Children ages 3 years through 2nd grade will present “PJ Party”.

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.

Church Family picnic and swim party to kick off the summer will be on June 3rd at Arab City Park! This event is for the entire church family, please bring your lawn chair, a side dish or homemade ice cream to go with hamburger and hot dogs.

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, and 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 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.

Youth Mission Trips – The first is Camp Sumatanga from June 10-12. Youth Mission Camp will be a great experience. Luke 6:32 says: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” During Youth Mission Camp we will have a chance to help others by helping Sumatanga through work projects around the camp. Participants for Youth Mission Camp need not be highly skilled; just have a servant’s heart. Other activities will include recreation, swimming, Bible study and praise and worship. The second is a mission trip to help the Wesley Fellowships at The University of Alabama, UNA, BSC, and ASU. We will be working on their buildings and showing our youth that there are Christian groups on college campuses. These trips give the youth the assurance that they can make a difference in the lives of others by sharing a Christian attitude and a willing heart. Forms and money are due by May 24.

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