Connecting Points

2015 – A Year of Prayer This week’s prayer focus: Our Church

Wednesday Night Meal at 5:00 pm Cost $5 adults, and $3 for children March 4th Chili

The Arab Ministerial Association invites you to join other Christians in our community for our Wednesday Lenten Services starting at noon. March 4 – Mt. View Baptist Church (291 Mountain View Road, Union Grove, AL), Steve Funderburk is preaching.

Discovery Weekend is March 6th—8th. This year will be a little different in that we will be doing corporate worship with local area youth groups. We will still will have small groups’ studies with our youth and the candlelight service. The Prayer Service is a holy time. It is a time of prayer and experiencing God’s love. The entire church congregation is invited to a special prayer service held at 5:00 pm Saturday March 7th. The youth are so blessed to have such a supportive church family and the church is blessed to have youth that are strong in their faith and their willingness to share it with others. Thank you AFUMC and as always, please keep us in your prayers.

The Young –in-Heart will meet March 19th at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall for a Salad Luncheon. The Circle, an Appalachian String Band will provide the entertainment. Everyone is asked to bring a salad of any kind or a dessert. Please sign up at the Hospitality Desk and indicate what you will be bringing.

Opportunity to serve Starting at 8am on Saturday March 21, AFUMC will be hosting a Society of St. Andrew’s apple drop. Approx. 10,000 pounds of Crow Mountain apples will be obtained free of charge for us to bag and disperse to local agencies to distribute to those in need in our area. Be watching for further details but reserve that morning to serve. Contact is Dawn Liebner.

Baby Bottle Boomerang is annual fundraising event for the Marshall County Crisis Pregnancy Centers. It’s easy. Get a bottle from the church office or Sunday school classroom. Collect change, bills or a check, and you will receive a receipt. (Make checks payable to: Real Life Crisis Pregnancy Center.) All proceeds will benefit the Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Arab & Albertville.

Prayer Calendar – In the Prayer Room is a sign-up sheet for an ongoing prayer calendar. Your commitment would be to spend time on one particular day each month in prayer for our church. We encourage you to come to the prayer room that day, but you may also hold your prayer time at home.

Prayer Partners – In the Prayer Room is a basket and slips of paper for you to use to join Prayer Partners. After they are collected for a few weeks, Prayer Partners will be assigned and the list will be posted. Participants will be assigned one of the other volunteers to pray for regularly, and a different person will be assigned for you

Opportunity to serve Monday, March 16th this will be at the United Methodist Northwest District Disaster Warehouse in Decatur. We will be taking the church van; meet at the church at 8:00 am. We will work until lunch, have lunch and return to Arab with our goal for arrival in Arab being 2:30 pm. Adults, youth and older children are invited to attend. If you can attend or have questions, please contact Dawn Liebner at 256-293-8079.

All Children’s Choirs will be singing Sunday, March 29th, during the 9:30 and 10:55 am services. This is for children ages 3 years – 5th grade. Please dress in your normal Sunday attire.

The youth mission trip this year will be to Camp Sumatanga helping them getting ready for summer camp. We will be going June 7-12. We also are going to the Wesley Groups at some of the universities with the senior high to help get the Wesley Fellowship buildings ready for the school year. We will be painting, cleaning, landscaping, and etc. We have envelopes on the welcome desk that are numbered 1-150. We ask that you donate in the amount of the envelope you chose. So if you chose number 47 we ask you donate $47. We also thank you for your continual prayer.

AFUMC shirts and totes As a fundraiser for Blessings In A Backpack, shirts and totes are being sold, shirts for $15 and totes for $10. The logo for AFUMC is on the front, the church’s stained glass window is on the back. Shirts are available in adult sizes from small to 2xl with colors of gold, teal, black and honey (similar to tan/khaki.) Samples are available with some shirts/totes already sold. Orders will be taken. Contact Dawn Liebner if you are interested.


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