Connecting Points May 1, 2016

The Wednesday Night meal starts at 5:00 pm. The requested donation for the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children. May 3rd’s meal is Cinco De Mayo Celebration, fajitas, rice, nachos, and desserts.

The United Methodist Men will host a BBQ chicken luncheon today. The cost is $8 and will include chicken, 2 sides, bread, drink, and dessert. We will start serving after the 9:30 service. The proceeds will go to our various mission projects including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Room in the Inn, and our college scholarship fund.

Children’s Worship Arts – our end of year celebration will be May 4th after school. This is the last Wednesday for Worship Arts this school year.

High School Seniors! We would like to publish your senior portrait in the church newsletter and bulletin. Please email it to afumc@otelco.net or bring a senior portrait to the church office by May 6th. In addition, we would like 5 informal pictures of you during different stages of your life. These will be used for a slideshow on May 22nd.

The Emmaus Cluster will meet at Guntersville First United Methodist Church on May 10th at 6:30 (we are the host church this month). Remember it is “pot luck”. If you bring a dessert, you are also asked to bring a drink to share.

Communion Set Up Training – We are in need of someone who would like to fill in when the one of the regular volunteers is not available. Set up includes both Saturday preparation and Sunday morning clean up/set up after each service. If you are interested in helping please contact Patty Saunders 256-200-6186. Please leave a message.

Stained glass window notecards – The Methodist Women are making available the opportunity to purchase notecards featuring Arab First UMC’s stained glass window. These notecards are printed on quality card paper and are 5 ½ inches tall by 4 inches wide with the window in color on the front and the inside blank. Notecards will be sold in packs of 10 for $10 (envelopes included) with the minimal proceeds helping support missions. It is requested that you pre-pay for the notecards that you order. Contact Dawn Liebner or Joy Privett.

Shirts and Totes – Do you need a gift for Mother’s Day? How about a shirt or tote with the church’s stained glass window on it? Shirts are available in turquoise, gold, honey, and black from adult sizes small to 2XL and youth sizes XS to XL. The cost is $15 for a shirt, $10 for a tote. All proceeds support Blessings in a Backpack.

Summer Sumatanga News – If your child is interested in attending summer camp this year, the 2016 schedule is online at www.sumatanga.org. Lee will be at Sumatanga the week of June 5th—10th if you’d like for your child to be there while someone from our church will be in the area. That week for grades 3rd– 4th there is a Taste of Camp 1 and 2, a Grand Camp 1 and 2 (grandparents and grandchild), and grades 1-3 Day Camp 2. There’ll probably be a church van traveling back and forth if you’d like your child to go.

Financial Peace – Interested in financial peace of mind? Contact Dawn Liebner by May 16th if you are interested in taking Financial Peace University this summer. This study by Dave Ramsey helps you create a plan for your money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Young-in-Heart Retreat – May 19th 10:00-1:00 at the Moss Lodge in Palisades Park. Shirley Gullion will lead the group in an old fashioned Gospel Hymns Sing Along. Enjoy a catered Kentucky Fried lunch bought from your dues. This is YIH’s favorite meeting and is requested each year. Sign the reservation sheet and indicate if you wish to ride in the Church van. (Bus may be available if enough sign up.) Look for maps on the sign-up-table nearer the event if you plan to drive.

KidsFirst Preschool of Arab First Baptist Church, is currently accepting applications for potential openings for teachers for fall 2016. Candidates should be a Christian and member in good standing of an evangelical church. Candidates will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from your pastor along with application. For more information contact Donna Wood @ 256-931-2657.

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