Connecting Points July 26, 2015
2015 – A Year of Prayer – This week’s prayer focus
Communion is served in the Prayer Chapel each Sunday between services (9:00 – 9:15am) and (10:30-10:45am)
Property Purchase! – Thanks to the vision and generosity of the people of Arab First UMC, we have now completed the purchase of the half-acre lot on Main Street next to the Youth House. This is a strategic purchase, as it will be excellent property for future development. At a minimum it will be a nice buffer property in the eventuality that the youth house is removed and parking and/or a road is placed on that corner of our 12 acre campus.
The Trustees and Church Council voted to pursue this purchase, but the contract we had with the seller expired and the seller chose not to renew the contract. However, a donor emerged from within the church and made an arrangement with the seller to purchase the house next door, and allow the church to purchase the lot. This donor also gave the church the remainder of the funds needed to purchase it. We closed on the property on July 21st, and it is paid for. Thanks to everyone who donated funds toward this purchase!
Ghana Mission –We will be meeting today, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The Andy Griffith Women’s Summer Bible Study will met on Tuesday morning, July 28th in the Fellowship Hall. This will be the last class. The contact is Vicki Hestley.
A 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 email@example.com.
MOMS Group to host a Free Family Fun Night at Heritage Park in Cullman. Thursday July 30th from 4-6pm, bring a bag dinner. There is a splash pad and a playground. Everyone is welcome to come splash around with us!
UMW Unit Meeting will be Monday, August 3rd, at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. All women are welcomed.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jami Russell at 256-586-7696.