Connecting Points – October 30, 2016

Today is All Saints Sunday. We will read the names of those church members who have gone to be with the Lord during this past year. In addition, at any point (during a hymn, a prayer, etc.) you are welcome to go to one of our stations in the rear of the sanctuary. At one station you may light a candle for someone you are remembering, and at the other you may write the name of someone you are remembering on the “tree.” The tree will stay in our prayer room during the coming year.

The Harvest Festival is TODAY in the Lower Parking Lot & Fellowship Hall!  Activities: 3:00PM – 5:00PMFace Painting, Tattoos, Crafts, Twister, Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe, Red-Neck Horse Shoes, Football Toss, Carnival Games, Hay Ride, Bingo, and a Cake Walk.

Meal 5:00PM – 7:00PMChili, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Mini Corn Dogs ($5 adults / $3 kids) **Candy Apples and Funnel Cakes will be available for $2 each from 5:00PM—7:00PM.

A giant THANK YOU to everyone who supported our 2nd Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil & Silent Auction! This event helped our travelers earn money towards their personal trip cost and raised funds for our projects.   It’s an important part of our mission effort and we appreciate the support.  We would like to say a special thank you to Vicki Hestley, Holli Shelton, Jesse Shelton, Brooke Hemphill, Laura Liebner, Kelly Scarbrough, Whitney Michael, & Louis Walley.  The annual trip to Eugemot Orphanage in Ghana is a mission of our church and the donations you make, the love and support you give us is what makes the difference.

Church Council/Charge Conference – Church Council will have a meeting at 2:00PM on November 6th. Following this meeting, we will also have a Charge Conference Meeting at 3:00PM in the sanctuary. Eleven churches will be involved in the 3:00 meeting.

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.

Veteran’s Day Celebration DinnerThe Methodist Women Circle 6 along with other Methodist Women Circles cordially invites all veterans and their families to a dinner in their honor on Friday, November 11th at 5:00PM in the fellowship hall. Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, pasta salad, coleslaw, desserts, tea, and water will be served. Please RSVP the number of people in your party to the church office by Wednesday, November 9th.

The Young-in-Heart Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon – Their Annual Thanksgiving covered dish luncheon will be on November 17th at 10:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey, dressing & gravy will be provided. Members are asked to bring a dish to serve 10. Please see the list on the sign-up table located at the entrance of the church and indicate your choice. The Ukulele Band will be the entertainment. Everyone 50+ is invited!

The Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week is November 14-21, 2016. Information will be provided in the weekly church bulletins. 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.

The supper menu for Wednesday Night, November 2nd is Chinese Night. This will include Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, Ham/Cheese Sandwiches, and Desserts.

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

Jennifer Saunders’ Bake Sale – The bake sale takes place on November 20th after each service on Sunday morning in the foyer of both upstairs entrances.  All donations will go towards Jennifer Saunders’ mission work in Spain.  If anyone is interested in helping with baking, they can contact Jennifer at 256-640-7456 or on Facebook.  They would welcome baked goods donations.

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

John Albritten, 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, Al Roberson, David Ryan, Wade Skidmore, Lynda & Xander Sowder, Rhea Spear, Wayne & Gleta Taylor, Barbara Traylor and Andree’ Walker.


Oct 30th       Rachel Dothard, Caroline Hinds, Kelly Mann, Margaret     McLeod, & Dorthy White

Oct 31st        Emogene Tate

Nov 1st         Dale Berry, Bernice Prestridge-Malone, & Kristy Thomas

Nov 2nd       Laura Landers-Franklin & Kevin Pate

Nov 3rd        Suellen Guthrie

Nov 4th        Darlene Cooley & Howard Hawk

Nov 5th        William Loftis Jr. & Nancy Replogle


Oct 30th     Bernard & Joyce DeWeerth, Corey & Corinne Williams

Nov 1st       Terry & Pam Cooper






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