Connecting Point February 28, 2016

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

No Wednesday Night Meal March 2. This is opening night of Discovery Weekend and youth from all over the city will be here!

The Arab Ministerial Association invites you to join other Christians in our community for our Wednesday Lenten Services starting at noon, March 2nd at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church. Clint Landry, pastor of Arab First Baptist Church, will be preaching.

The March book for the Christian Book Club is “Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way.” The discussion meeting for it will be March 1st at noon in the Sisters in Christ classroom.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) and Disaster Response – There is always a need for readiness and support for disaster relief, and even more so now due to the recent tornadoes this winter (such as the one in Pickens County on February 2). The UMCOR Disaster Relief Warehouse in Decatur has made an appeal for support. Monetary donations can be made via a check to AFUMC with UMCOR on the memo line.

United Methodist Men breakfast meeting will be Sunday, March 6 at 7:00 a.m. Speakers will be members of our church family that recently returned from the Ghana mission trip. Cost of breakfast is $8. We are looking forward to a big turnout to learn more about this incredible journey.

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will unite in celebration of Scout Sunday at the 10:55 service on Sunday, March 13th. All scouts, regardless of Troop or Pack number, are welcome take part in the Scout Recognition. Participants may attend practice on Sunday,

March 6th at 2:30 in the fellowship hall led by Troop 60 Senior Patrol Leader Hamil Miller.

Young-in-Heart will meet March 17th at 10:00 am for sharing some St. Patrick’s Day folklore. We’ll sing some Irish songs, share Irish sayings and stories about our Irish ancestors. A prize will be given for the best “baloney” told that day. Terry Z will cook some corned beef and cabbage to go along with other Irish foods. The extra cost per person is $2.00. Be sure to sign-up at the sign-up table. Don’t forget to wear something green!

Seder Meal Table Settings NEEDED! The meal will be on Thursday, March 24th. (This is the week of ACS’s Spring Break). Each table will need to be set for 6 people (unless otherwise specified) and should include the following: Dinner plate, dessert plate, drinking glass, cloth napkin, silverware (2 forks, knife and spoon), serving utensils, 1 serving platter, 2 serving bowls, small bowl for water (hand washing), salt and pepper shakers, butter dish, and coffee cups. No centerpieces, please. Contact Brooke Hemphill (ebvhemphill@gmail.com) or 256-640-3292.

A limited number of Easter lilies will be used to decorate the church for Easter Sunday. Each 6 inch pot with single stem Easter lily costs $15. If you make a purchase you are free to take one of them home after the late service on Easter. Please turn in all donations to the church office, checks payable to AFUMC and marked “Easter lilies”, if you would like to help with this endeavor.

Vacation Bible School Cave Quest 2016 – “Following Jesus, the Light of the World” will be held July 11th – 15th from 5:45-8:00 pm.

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