Connecting Points July 19, 2015

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

Youth Group on trip today! Please keep our youth group in your prayers! Today they have 61 youth and adults on their annual rafting trip.

Jennifer Saunders – Everyone is invited to a dinner in honor of our missionary, who has returned from Kenya and is awaiting a new placement by the Mission Society. Come and hear from Jennifer about the endeavors we have been supporting! The pot-luck dinner sponsored by the Home Team is tonight, at 6:00 pm. Just bring a dish.

The Andy Griffith Women’s Summer Bible Study that meets on Tuesday mornings will not meet July 21st, the last class will be July 28th in the fellowship hall. The contact is Vicki Hestley.

Summer Voice Recital -Thursday, July 23rd, at 6:00 pm, Brian Quillin’s summer students will be presenting their program in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.

Ghana Mission Update – The meeting on July 28th was well attended and plans for the Ghana mission trip to the Eugemot Orphanage are moving forward. The next meeting will be July 26th, 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. At that time a down payment toward the trip cost will be needed. Currently we have only 10 slots with no guarantee that we can get more. If you are interested in going, or in supporting those who are going, please email Lois & Brian O’Dell at solitaire12@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Children’s Parent Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 29th starting at 6:00 PM. It is very important that at least one parent of each child attend the meeting. We will be discussing upcoming changes to the children’s department, Wednesday night activities, and addressing any questions, concerns, or suggestions that you may have regarding the children’s department. The age for the children’s department is 4 years of age through 5th grade. If you need child care during the meeting, please let Ms. Jennifer know by Sunday, July 26th so that arrangements can be made to have someone available. Email her at jarrington@blountboe.net.

Arab First United Methodist Church Children’s Worship Arts – Parents, if you would like your child/children (Kindergarten thru 5th grade) to participate in Arab First United Methodist Church Children’s Worship Arts for 2015-2016 please complete a registration form for each child. Worship Arts will be every WEDNESDAY from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All children entering are welcome! Registration forms can be picked up and returned to the office or placed in the marked container at the hospitality desk. Please contact Debby Heidt, Heather Tallent or Jami Russell if you have questions, would like more information, have questions about the time frame, or would like to help. Please note preschool choir will be Wednesday nights during regular children’s Wednesday night activities.

Communion Servers list for the coming year is being prepared. If you are interested in serving, or wish to have your name removed from the list, contact the church office 256-586-5792, afumc@otelco.net, or Jami Russell at 256-586-7696.

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