Connecting Points – October 16, 2016

Join other families from AFUMC at 4D Farms in Cullman for an afternoon of fun. We will meet there on Sunday, October 16th at 1:00PM. Regular admission is $11.95 plus tax per person. The group rate is $10 per person. Please contact Heather Tallent (256-572-0723) with any questions.     www.4dfamilyfarm.com

The Ghana Mission Team presents the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil & Silent Auction.  It will be on October 23, 2016.  Tickets are $25 each and include shrimp & crawfish along with red beans & rice, gumbo and other spicy dishes.  Doors will open at 5pm, dinner will begin at 6pm.  Takeout will be available.   Tickets are limited, so grab yours now!  Please check with the office or with a Ghana Mission Team member.

The Harvest Festival will be on October 30th from 3-5PM. If you would like to donate any individually wrapped treats for this event, please bring them by the church office. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Heather Tallent at 256-572-0723 or email her at children@arabumc.org

Making Love Last A LifetimeJoin FAMILY Sunday School class at 9:30am in room 117 as they start Adam Hamilton’s Making Love Last A Lifetime on Sunday, October 23.  Learn keys to help you develop a healthy, satisfying, and successful marriage; a marriage that God intends a marriage to be.  In addition to being inspired by God and utilizing the Bible, Hamilton draws on insights from surveys of over two thousand single and married couples, fifteen years of marriage counseling, and his own experiences in marriage.

Are You Getting Church Emails? We send periodic church-wide bulk emails about prayer concerns, funeral arrangements, etc. If you have not received church-wide emails within the last couple of weeks, please call the church office with your email address to make sure you are on our system.

 Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life BrochureThere are extra Committed to Christ Six Steps to a Generous Life Brochures in the office, in the narthex, and at the sign-up table if you would like have one to track the personal commitments you make each week.

The supper menu for Wednesday Night, October 19 is German food. This will include Chicken/Pork Schnitzel, German potato salad, brats/sauerkraut, hot dogs, tater tots, German cucumber salad, and desserts.

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

The Young-in-Heart, an organization for adults 50 and older, will be going to lunch at Libby’s in Priceville October 20th, leaving the church at 10:30. Remember how good the food was last year?  Unfortunately, the side-trip to see the old 1837 Courthouse in Somerville is off.  The renovation of the building has not been completed.  Please make your reservation at the sign-up-desk and indicate if you would like to ride in the church van.

The Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week is  November 14-21, 2016. Information will be provided in the weekly church bulletins beginning mid-October. For detailed information you may also access the website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

Health and Healing

Rachael Allbritten, David Bagwell,  Danny Brandon, George & Beth Burks, Kevin Clark, Jo Ann Cleveland, Darlene Cooley, Pam Cooper, Ted Creel, Becky Deese, Rachel Dothard, Tyler Flack, Bob Fricker, Doris & John Freeman, Richard Gilbert, Lyle Greenwood, Shannon Griggs, Mary Hunter, Mary Kendrick, Eddie Lee King, Charlie Milner, Stan Parker, Raville Family, Mike Reed,  Robert Reynolds, Al Roberson, David Ryan, Wade Skidmore, Lynda & Xander Sowder, Rhea Spear, Wayne & Gleta Taylor, Barbara Traylor and Andree’ Walker.

Cancer Treatment

Deloris Balik, Jennifer Brown, Jaycee Jayne Caldwell, Richard Craft, Ruth Craft, John Decker, Robert Dudley, Renotta Frachiseur,

Dr. Mark Holbrook, Frances Hasty, Steve Johnson, Jeffrey Liebner,  Jimmy Overton, Jane Reed, Steve & Casey Rogers, Shirley Scott, Jeff Stebbins, DeeAnn Thompson, and Linda Thompson.

 

 October Birthdays

Oct 16th       Janet Jordan

Oct 17th       Bonnie Isbell

Oct 18th       Russ Elrod, Griffith Hawk, Lib Parker, Adlee Prestridge, Jeffery Vickers

Oct 19th       Lucy Brannon, Dan Brodersen, Bette Hale, Melvin Henderson, Debbie Jones, Andy Mann, Leonard Marcotte, James Upton III

Oct 20th       Jessica Cleveland

Oct 21st       Sara Beth Farmer, Mark McWhirter

Oct 22nd      Ava Scott, Irene Sirratt, Barbara Trimble

 

October Anniversaries

Oct 16th     Liles & Natalie Burke, Brian & Kimberly Landry

 

The church has received the following thank you notes:

Gary Lane Smith would like to thank the Church for providing their pregame meal for the 7th grade football team.

Beaul and Colleen Hunkapiller would like to thank the Church for assisting with the memorial service of Dean Hunkapillar. They also appreciated the food and the fellowship.

Veronique Ediston on behalf of Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the Church for their generous donation.

 

 

 

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