Connecting Points
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Connecting Points 
April 4, 2021
Easter Sunday

Connecting people with Christ...
through worship, growth, and service.

Join Us for Worship in the Sanctuary or Online
9:00AM -  Contemporary
11AM - Traditional
Our services are also live streamed on our social media accounts:
Facebook -  www.facebook.com/arabumc
YouTube -  www.youtube.com/arabumcorg
 You can also listen live to the traditional service at 11AM
on WRAB 1380AM.
Health Precautions for Covid-19 - For your and other’s safety and health, and in the effort to “do no harm," if you are currently experiencing, or have experienced within the past 10 days, and answer “yes” to any of the following types of symptoms, please do not attend any church gatherings and you are recommended to call your doctor:

Symptoms:
  • Recently tested positive for COVID-19 or had interaction with others who have tested positive
  • Fever (temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 F)
  • Chills with shaking or teeth chattering
  • Sore throat
  • Frequent cough
  • Shortness of breath at rest
  • Pain or tightness in your chest
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Muscle pain (unrelated to exercise)
  • New loss of ability to taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
WORSHIP 

NurseryNursery is available for children 3 and younger during worship services and during the Sunday school hour. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Dinner Menu
April 7 - Mexican Night
Enchiladas/cheese quesadillas, spanish rice, refried beans, nachos, salad, desserts
April 21 - Breakfast Night
Biscuits and gravy, egg bake, hash brown casserole, sausage links, bacon, cinnamon rolls, and fruit 
SMALL GROUPS
 New AFUMC Website & Connect Hub – Check out our newly designed website still located at www.arabumc.org. You will be receiving an email from our website which will give you the option to create a username and password to access our Connect Hub. It is under the About Us category and then click “Member”. With this you will be able to access an online directory and join a small group portal which will allow you to have discussion and calendar, etc. If you need any help with accessing this information, please contact the church office.
B.L.E.S.S.- 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World is kicking off Easter Sunday!  The pastors will be sharing messages beginning Easter and several adult small groups will be discussing and applying the Bless practices in their weekly gatherings beginning the week after Easter.  Pastor Todd will also be offering a Bless small group on Wednesday Evenings at 6 pm.  The BLESS books, authored by Dave and Jon Ferguson, are available to purchase in the church office or through your small group leader for $7.00.  Come and let us celebrate and learn together how we are blessed to be a blessing!
Read the entire Bible or just the New Testament in 2021! 

Read the entire Bible or just the New Testament in 2021! 
Week 13 
Deut 27-31; Luke 12
Deut 32-34; Psalm 13; Luke 13
Joshua 1-4; Psalm 143; Luke 14
Joshua 5-8; Psalm 14; Luke 15
Joshua 9-13; Luke 16
(for the full year schedule to print out or save visit https://fivedaybiblereading.com/BibleReadingSchedule2020.pdf and printed copies are available in the resource centers on the church campus)
CHILDREN
SERVE 
Stocking of AFUMC Little Food Pantry
 
The outdoor AFUMC food pantry continues to be heavily utilized as the needs of our community remain.  Volunteers are stocking the pantry twice a day, seven days a week and are greatly appreciated!
(Also thank you to those who randomly add food.)
Please be safe when stocking the food pantry in that if there is inclement weather with hazardous roads, do not risk your own safety to stock food.  Please call the church office or Dawn Liebner if you are a scheduled volunteer and are unable to stock food when it is your allotted time and stocking provisions will be made.
Please check dates on all stocked items and do not place expired cans, etc. in the food pantry.
Food items placed in the pantry should be able to withstand all weather temperatures, from that of freezing cold to extreme heat. As always, thank you for your continued care and support.
YOUTH
Attention Arab High Seniors! If you would like to apply for any AFUMC scholarships, CLICK HERE to apply online or pick up a printed form in the church office or in the resource racks. 
If you would like to add someone, please call the church office (256-586-5792) or email the church office at office@arabumc.org.

Health and Healing
Hollie Bradford, David Cobb, Andrew Conkling, Pam Cooper, Joyce DeWeerth, Elvira Gilkeson, Peggy Grace, Megan Hamilton, Linda Hart, Ann Hayes, Jeff Hestley, Caroline Hinds, Charlie Howell, Max Hyatt, Barbara Hyatt, Fred Keith, Beth Lee, Jennifer Scott, Hope, Damien, and Keith Thigpen, Donnie Walker, Sally Gregory York, and everyone dealing with COVID-19. 
 
BGEA Online “Know Jesus” Pastor Todd Discipleship Coaching:
Larry Wolford- USA; Gary McCoy- USA; Daniel McManus- USA; Kenny Turner- USA; Yaasiin Omar- Ethiopia; Given Shabangu- South Africa; Francis De-Souza- Canada; Tryson Yangailo- Zambia; Floyd Wade- USA
 
Anniversaries
Apr 5    Tommy & Jana Couch

Birthdays
Apr 4      Claire Clayton, Shirley Peek, Mike Whitlock
Apr 5      Gail Pinegar
Apr 7      Todd Henderson
Apr 8      Ruth Ryder
Apr 9      Janey Knutson
Apr 10    James & John Johnson
 To the praise and glory of our risen Savior
By: Arab First United Methodist Church

Sunday, March 28| Attendance (in-person & online) – 467
Weekly Giving Goal - $12,321
                                                Ministry Budget    Building Fund
Received                                  $ 6.935.21            $ 683.39
Year to Date                            $ 112,308.07       $ 49,440.32    
Arab First United Methodist Church
1058 North Main Street
Arab, AL 35016

256-586-5792

www.arabumc.org


office@arabumc.org

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