Connecting Points August 30, 2015

The Wednesday Night meal starts at 5:00 pm. The cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children. The meal for September 2nd is Football Kickoff! Wear your favorite jersey! Football subs, veggie platter, nachos, and cupcakes will be served. September 9th will be hamburgers & hotdogs, potato salad, macaroni-corn casserole, and dessert.

LifeSouth blood drive is today, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm in the parking lot. A picture ID is required. Please give the gift of life.

“Prayer as the Heart’s True Home” – An adult prayer study led by Pastor Steve is being held on Wednesday nights. This study encompasses experiencing the Lord’s Prayer as a way of taking prayer to a place beyond words. All are welcome

Study Committee Calls “Town Meetings” – If we build something, what will it be? The Study Committee needs to hear your feedback. Everyone in our church is urged to come to one of our “Town Meetings” with the Study Committee in August. The
purpose of the meetings is to share the initial list of priorities gleaned from our survey results and get feedback from you about
what direction we are going. The material presented in each meeting is identical, so choose the time that is right for you. Every voice is important, so we need you to come!
Town Meeting #2 – today, 5:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Town Meeting #3 (especially for youth, but all are welcome) – Sunday, September 13th, at 5:30 p.m. (Youth House)

Kelly’s Rainbow Safe House kitchen is in serious need of renovation for victims of domestic violence. Arab First United Methodist Church collected around $2,700. Thank you for your support. We far surpassed our goal of $600!

Arab First United Methodist Church Children’s Worship Arts starts this Wednesday, September 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Participate registration forms need to be turned in today. Please contact Debby Heidt, Heather Tallent or Jami Russell if you have questions, would like more information, or would like to help.

The Emmaus Cluster meeting will be Tuesday, September 8th, at 6:30 pm, at Old Brashiers Chapel in Arab.

Steeple to Steeple – Walk down Main Street from Arab First Baptist Church to Arab First United Methodist Church on September 12th. All proceeds benefit Four Friends International and Blessings in a Backpack for Arab Elementary School. Please arrive no later than 7:30 am and park at Arab First United Methodist Church. Vans will be available to take you to the starting line at Arab First Baptist Church.
Register Here – http://www.active.com/arab-al/running/distance-running/steeple-to-steeple-1-mile-fun-walk-2015?int=72-3-A3

ServeFest – Come serve Jesus and our community by handing out bottles of water on September 12th, 9:00 am till 4:00 pm at the Community Fair sponsored by the Historical Society. Come and be the hands of Christ. You can volunteer by signing up at the hospitality desk or call the church office 256-586-5792.

The Young-in-Heart will resume their monthly meetings Thursday September 17th with a trip to Camp Sumatanga. Lee Michael will be driving the church van and also leading a tour of the camp. We will be having lunch there and the cost is $10.00 per person. Please make your reservation at the Hospitality Desk. There are 14 seats available on the van, so indicate if you want one of them. The van will be leaving the church at 9:00 and returning about 3:00. If you care to drive, take HWY 231 through Oneonta and then follow the signs to the camp.

Christmas shoe boxes for third world children – The Northeast District of the UMW have furnished shoe boxes. They will be available at the hospitality desk. A box can be filled for approximately $12 to $15 and will mean so much to a child that has nothing. There will be a list of what can be sent with each box. Boxes need to be returned to the church by September 16th to be delivered to UMCOR. If you have questions please call Sherry Cushing at 256-796-0359.
While Christmas is months away, needy children in our area must register with Christmas Coalition between September 8 -11 in order to qualify for help this Christmas. Volunteers are needed to complete this process. If God is leading you to serve in this way please contact Joy at joyprivett@charter.net.

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