Connecting Points November 15, 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 18th the meal is Cajun pork, potatoes, corn, and green beans.

SECOND “COOKIES FOR CHRIST” today – 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 small number of homes so that it can be completed in about an hour and a half. “Cookies for Christ” will be today at 2:30 p.m. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s a way of sharing love with someone.

Children in grades 1st – 5th grade are invited to a series of acolyte training classes on Wednesday from 5:30-6:00 pm (November 18th, December 2nd & 16th).

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.

Altar flowers 2016 – If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary in memory or honor of someone, please call (256-586-5792) or come by the church office. You can choose between Buddy’s Flowers or Scott’s Urban Flowers.

Advent and Christmas Decoration schedule – It’s hard to believe, but we’re fast approaching the time to put up our beautiful Chrismon tree and all the accompanying decorations. Mark your calendars for 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 22nd and come help bring all the decoration from the storage house to the church. Guys and gals mark your calendars for 9:00 am, Monday, November 23rd and come anytime that morning and help as long as you can to make our sanctuary beautiful for the blessed Advent and Christmas seasons.

Room in the Inn volunteers are needed for the following dates:
November 22nd, December 20th, January 17th, February 21st, and March 20th. We will need Set up Crew, Van/Bus Driver, Overnight Host, Food Crew, and Activities Director. We are asking each Sunday school classes to sponsor the meals (supper, breakfast and a snack). Please contact John Richey at 256-931-6088 or Marc Scarbrough at 256-714-4627.

Like C.S. Lewis? There’s a 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!

The Christian Book Club will meet on December 1st at noon. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while we discuss the book. Copies of this month’s reading, FOREVER CHRISTMAS, are available in the church office. For more information, please call Joyce Marcotte at 256 224 9552.

Sarah Thompson and Ben James joyfully request the honor of your presence at their wedding on December 19th at 4:30 pm at Estes Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky. Please RSVP in the church office.

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