Connecting Points November 1, 2015

The Wednesday Night meal starts at 5:00 pm. The requested donation for the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children. November 4th the meal is beef stew, grilled cheese, salad, chips, and dessert

Want to hear about Pastor Steve’s Singapore trip? You are invited to a “brown bag conversation” with Steve West tonight at 5:00 p.m. Just bring a little sandwich, fast food, or leftovers for your supper. Something to drink will be provided. We will meet informally in the Fellowship Hall for about an hour. Come hear about the Methodist Church in Singapore, his mission trip on behalf of the Upper Room, and the Academy for Spiritual Formation. All are welcome!

The Book Club will be discussing “Angels Walking” by Karen Kingsbury on November 3rd at 10:30 am. Copies of the book are still available from the church office or from Joyce Marcotte 256 224 9552. Suggested donation for this month’s book is $9.00.

Methodist Men will be cooking breakfast on November 8th starting at 7:00 am. Invite your family and friends to come have breakfast cooked by the men and help support the Ghana mission trip. Brian Privett is the guest speaker. The cost is $8.

On Sunday, November 8-Birmingham Southern College students will be here to share about their experiences in service during the morning worship. After the service, they will offer freshly baked loaves of bread for a contribution. We suggest $10 for a loaf. Of course, any amount will be accepted. Checks may be made payable to Birmingham-Southern College. The funds raised will be used to support students’ community service work.

The Emmaus Cluster meeting will be Tuesday, November 10th, at 6:30 pm, at Albertville First Baptist.

SECOND “COOKIES FOR CHRIST” on November 15 – As part of our ServeFest outreach ministries, we will again be organizing teams of two to take a gift of fresh cookies, along with an invitational brochure with information on the local churches in the area, to the families of those who have moved into Arab this year. It is not traditional “visitation”, but a simple, at-the-door expression of God’s love. This year, it will be a stand-alone event and each team will be given a smaller number of homes so that it can be completed in about an hour and a half. “Cookies for Christ” will be on Sunday, November 15, at 2:30 p.m. Signup sheets will be on the Hospitality Table for teams of two. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a way of sharing love with someone.

The Young-in-Heart’s Annual Thanksgiving covered dish dinner will be November 19th at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey, dressing and gravy will be provided along with rolls and cranberry sauce. Please bring a dish to fill out the meal. A sign-up-list is located on the Hospitality Desk. The B-Team Angels have been invited as guests.

“Like C.S. Lewis? NEW STUDY in the Thirsty Class (meets Sundays 10:50 am downstairs – look for blue dot over door). Famous for the fantasy world Narnia, Lewis is among the most well-known Christian scholars of the century. We will study 2 famous works: Start 11/29 “Advent in Narnia.” Weekly meetings consist of prayer, fellowship, open discussion, scripture, & video segments. Adults ages 18-99 are welcome! Childcare provided upstairs. There is no fee for this study. Come join us!

Thank you all for participating in our Trunk or Treat – Special thanks to Billie Craig who baked cookies for all the kids. The Trunk winners are: 1st place-Under the Sea by the Michael family; 2nd place-Ghost Motel by the Tallent family; 3rd place-Mickey by the Prestridge family; youth winners are 1st place- Lee Michael by Ajia Jones, 2nd place- Flapper by Chesney Bradford

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