Connecting Points – October 23, 2016

                                      October 23, 2016

The Ghana Mission Team presents the 2nd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil & Silent Auction TONIGHT!  It is not too late to buy a ticket! See Lois O’Dell after the service. There will be takeout available.  A silent auction is set up in the fellowship hall and bids will be accepted until dinner tonight.  Join us for great food and fun and help the team meet their project goals!

The Harvest Festival will be on October 30th from 3-5PM. If you would like to donate any individually wrapped treats, cake, pies, or cupcakes for this event, please bring them by the church office or give to Heather Tallent or Lee Michael. Please bring these items by 12:00PM on the 30th. If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Heather Tallent at 256-572-0723 or email her at

All Saints Next Sunday – Next Sunday, October 30th in all three morning services, we will read the names of those in our church family who have gone to be with Christ in glory during the past year. Family and friends are invited on this special day.

Accepting Giving Commitment Cards – If you were unable to attend worship last week, please turn in your Commitment Card for the financial giving to Jessica Watts at the church office as soon as possible. We would like to have all financial commitments in by next week. Extra cards maybe found in the church office.

Holy Communion on Election Day – Pastor Steve will be serving “Come and Go” holy communion in the sanctuary on Election Day, November 8th, from 7:30am – 9:00am. Quiet music will continuously be playing and you can come, sit, pray, and come forward to receive when you are ready. What a great way to pray for our nation and to give all things to God as you prepare to vote. Come and be blessed anytime between 7:30am – 9:00am.

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:

Community Thanksgiving Service – Join community pastors and churches for a community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Arab Ministerial Association. It will be on Sunday, November 20th at 6:00PM at Old Brashiers Chapel UMC with the pastor of Eastside Baptist Church preaching. Bring a side dish to share in the community meal afterward!

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 26 is Halloween food. This will include Goulash, Dragon Paws (Hamburger Sliders), Bat Wings (Chicken Wings), Eyes on You salad, and desserts.

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

Cancer Treatment
Jennifer Brown, Jaycee Jayne Caldwell, Richard Craft, Ruth Craft, John Decker, Robert Dudley, Renotta Frachiseur, Guido Hibdon, Dr. Mark Holbrook, Frances Hasty, Steve Johnson, Jeffrey Liebner,  Jane Reed, Steve & Casey Rogers, Shirley Scott, Jeff Stebbins, DeeAnn Thompson, and Linda Thompson.

Health and Healing
Rachael Allbritten, David Bagwell,  Danny Brandon, George & Beth Burks, Kevin Clark, Darlene Cooley, Pam Cooper, Ted Creel, Becky Deese, Rachel Dothard, Joe Fedourich, Tyler Flack, Bob Fricker, Doris & John Freeman, Richard Gilbert, Lyle Greenwood, Shannon Griggs, Mary Hunter, Mary Kendrick, Eddie Lee King, Judge Beth Kellum, 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.


Oct 23rd       Martha Handschumacher, Justin Kritner, Christie McNeal, and Heather Tallent

Oct 24th       Mitchell Plunkett, Brenda Snider, and William Walters

Oct 25th       Alison Blackburn & Duane Stafford

Oct 26th       Pam Kellar & Jacqueline Thompson

Oct 27th       Linda Roberson & Andrew Thompson

Oct 28th       Linda Love, Audrey Oberle, Bobby Moon

Oct 29th      Clifford Cragg, Kevin Kelley, Sarah Williams


Oct 25th     Jimmy & Nancy Shumate

Oct 26th     Mark & Amy Brodersen

Oct 27th     Joey & Megan Light











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