Connecting Points January 10, 2016

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

Start the New Year with a new study, today in classroom 117 at 9:30 am! We begin today with the study introduction and opening class activities. This study entitled “Love and Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is facilitated by Josh and Mary Shumate for this class suitable for couples as well as individuals.

The Emmaus Cluster meeting will be Tuesday, January 12th, 6:30 pm at Guntersville First United Methodist Church.

Winter 2016 Classes start January 13th
Grow in your faith with others in a Wednesday night class.
Meals will be available on Wednesdays 5:00 – 5:30 pm.
Adults’ classes starts at 5:45 pm
Children Classes starts at 6:00
Youth starts at 6:00 pm

The Wednesday Night meal starts at 5:00 pm. The requested donation for the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children. On January 13th, the meal is Chili mac, chicken fingers, salad, corn muffins, and dessert.

Shirley Chupp has prepared a cookbook that contains the favorite recipes from churches in Marshall County that have hosted our neighbors as a part of Room in the Inn. It contains 250 recipes and costs $20. All proceeds go to the Marshall County Homeless Ministry. If interested, please contact the church office. They should be available by the New Year.

The Young-in-Heart will start off the 2016 year on January 21st enjoying a Brunch at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a celebration honoring the Young-in-Heart’s 10th year. A scrapbook is being prepared showing members through the 10 years. If you have never attended, this would be a good time to “check us out.” It’s an excellent way to get to know the Senior Adults (50+), who attend this church.
We will also celebrate “everyone’s birthday” so bring an inexpensive gift or a white elephant (wrapped) for a gift exchange. Everyone deserves to get a birthday present. Also bring some good ideas for planning the 2016 meetings.
Julie Smith, from the “Home Instead” program for Seniors will speak on “Aging Well.’’
Reservations are required. The sign-up-sheet has been moved to the other side of the sanctuary front doors. Look for our poster.

Circle 6 is collecting Wal-Mart cards during the month of January. Any amount is fine, and people can also donate cash. All cards/monies are going to the “Transitions Class” at Arab High School to help with the expenses of the class’s Life Skills lessons. The students cook once a week, and also do 2 fund raiser meals for the faculty during the year. All groceries are bought at Wal-Mart.

The January book for the Christian Book Club is “Chasing Sunsets” by Christian novelist Karen Kingsbury. Copies of the book are available in the office for a donation of $9. The discussion meeting for it will be February 2nd at noon in the Sisters in Christ classroom.

There are two pairs of glasses in the office, if you have lost a pair please check the desk in the office.

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