Connecting Points June 14, 2015

Ty Smith Studios has set the last two dates for church directory pictures, Sunday, June 14th and Saturday, June 20th. Please contact Ty Smith Studio at 256-582-8085 to schedule an appointment. Pictures will be made in Guntersville.

Women’s Summer Bible Study – Remember “The Andy Griffith Show?” Join Vicki Hestley (facilitator) on Tuesday mornings at 10 am in room 102 (lower level of church) for Bible study on this classic show. Classes are to be held on June 16, 30, July 14 and 21.

The David’s Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting will be Wednesday, June 17th at 10:00 am in the fellowship hall.

Wednesday, June 17th, Refuel continues with “Cooking with Christ”. Come share in a REFUEL meal similar to the event “Jesus Dines with the Pharisee, Luke 11:37–42, LKV”. We will learn a bit about the food and people during those times and they might have prepared for Jesus. The menu is Onion Board (Pretzels), Pickled Herring, Fish baked with Pistachios and Dill, Spicy Garnish, Minted Beef with Yellow Summer Squash, Cucumbers and Onions with Rue and Mustard Dressing. Jerusalem Cheese and Honey Pie, Fruit and cheese, and Nicodemus Anise Cookies. Main dishes will already prepared. Small groups will assist in making the spicy garnish, fruit and cheese tray, cucumbers and onion salad and the fruit and cheese tray. All ages are welcome and can assist in preparation. Come refuel Wednesday night as we prepare and eat a meal together. We start at 6 and plan to eat by 7.

Wednesday’s Summer Schedule – 6:00 pm June 24th “Bibles and Brushes”, July 1st Dinner and a movie, July 8th Vacation Bible School, July 15th Liberty group, and July 22nd, TBA.

Ministry Opportunity – We have a member with disability that would like to attend church on occasion. If you would be willing to provide him transportation to and from church, let the church office know.
Church-wide Mission Trip – Our church offers many opportunities to serve in both local and foreign missions. We have supported Mama Eugenia and Eugemot orphanage in Ghana, Africa since 2006 and this year Arab First United Methodist is sending a mission team from our church. This life changing trip will be December 27, 2015 thru January 4, 2016, but plans must be made early due to the need for passport, visas, and immunizations. Anyone who is interested in going on this trip, or would like to know more about it in order to offer support from the United States, is invited to an informational meeting on Sunday, June 28th at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. There is a place for everyone to serve through your prayers, your financial support, or actual travel to Africa. We would like at least ten adults to go, and we will help you with resources to raise donations for the cost of your travel. Pastor Steve will be going to Ghana with us and would love you to come, too. For more information please contact mission team leaders, Joy Privett at joyprivett@charter.net, Dawn Liebner at dawn.afumc@gmail.com, or trip coordinators Lois and Brian O’Dell at solitaire12@gmail.com

Camp Discovery VBS 2015 will be July 6-10 from 5:30-8:30. We need volunteers; 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.

Tree Top story telling room needs your help, we are looking for Camp lanterns, artificial trees (small Christmas trees or palm trees), sleeping bags, and maybe even a small canoe. If you have any of these ideas please let Debby Heidt or the church office know.

Thank You Notes
Thank you for my blanket, my tumbler, and for the enduring support you have shown me throughout my childhood and adolescence. I will surely use all three of these things in the fall at Auburn. Jack Mullins

It is an honor to receive the Hammond Scholarship. I love this church and it means a lot having your support as I purse my dream. Thank you again. Lianna Smith.

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