September 23, 2017
Dadeville First United Methodist Church
Weekly Newsletter
P. O. Box 305 / 140 West Lafayette Street
Dadeville, AL 36853  
(256) 825-4404
Those Who Serve
For September:
Ushers / Greeters:
Kathy Westbrook
Ashley Jackson
Ben Templeton

24th - Frank Forbus & John Caldwell

24th - Jackson Kane & Nolan Bobo
UMCOR Donations to Hurricane Victims
UMCOR spends 100% of designated donations on the projects specified by the donor. If you would like to make a donation to UMCOR, please make your check payable to DFUMC and specify on the memo line the project you are supporting: UMCOR HARVEY or UMCOR IRMA.
Just a Reminder
Our Honduras Medical Mission Team is in need of your continued praers and your support. Several fundraisers are planned in the weeks to come so please continue to read the newsletter to find out more about these opportunities!


Trustees Update & Parsonage Driveway Fundraiser
Your response to the parsonage driveway project has been overwhelming! We are well on our way to raising the needed funds to replace the existing paved driveway with concrete. However, we have not yet me our goal of $6000 that is the estimated cost of this project. Please continue to prayerfully consider contributing to support this needed work!

As most of you know, the Trustees’ focus during 2016 was to complete numerous repairs and needed updates to the church thanks to funds made available by the council. Although there is still more that can be done, we've decided to do updates to our parsonage that were long overdue. To complete this work, we were able to use designated funds donated to the church this past year.
The following are items either completed or that are underway: entirely new gutter system, including repairs to the fascia, removed carpet from the master bedroom and living/dining room and restored the existing oak flooring, installed much needed lighting in basement and on rear deck and added additional outlets, replaced or updated all kitchen appliances with modern stainless steel finish units, including conversion of the range to gas, replaced or rekeyed door locks, purchased new vacuum cleaner, and replacing the outdated kitchen countertop with granite and new sink and fixtures. In addition, the Men's group helped with the removal of the carpet, did major trimming to the shrubs and trees, and at their expense, installed a new lower level deck.
We are all thankful to have Brother Michael and Pam at our church and these improvements will be to their benefit and future pastors plus preserves the investment we have in the parsonage. In spite of all the work completed, there is a large project we are unable to fund: the paved driveway is literally disintegrating and needs to be replaced. Thanks to the efforts by Bill and Raphord Farrington, we have the option to install a concrete drive that will last for many years and also solve tripping and drainage issues with the current drive. The estimated cost for this work is $6000 and we are asking for designated donations to complete this work. It's important to note that these donations will be in addition to any pledged funds to the general fund. We prayerfully ask you consider contributing to support this needed work.
Tom Nicholson
Trustees Chair
Children Need You!
We are asking church members to help in the following areas: AWANA (teacher or listener), Sunday School (teacher back-up), Music (Christmas program and/or bells). Please prayerfully consider how you can be a blessing to the children of our church and community because you know they will be a blessing to you! For more information about responsibilites or other ways you can volunteer, please reach out to our Children's Director, Cecilia Blue at (256) 496-4073 or
Honduras Medical Mission
A Mission Team has been assembled and planning is well underway for a medical mission to Honduras January 13-20. Team Members are currently Chad McKelvey, Heath and Laura Daniel, Madolyn Daniel, Rev. Michael Carver and Robin Horton.
The team will be in the Olanchito area of Honduras meeting the medical and spiritual needs of Hondurans living in a mountainous, impoverished area with little if any medical facilities. Laden with medicines, supplies, and their bibles, the team will trek to remote areas tending to the needs of the people. 
This team needs your prayers and financial support. To give, simply visit the "GIVE" menu item on our website where you can mail a check or use your major credit card to help this team raise the more than $15,000 needed for this critical mission.
For more information about this mission, contact Laura Daniel at
Youth Director Needed
Teach Youth (Grades 7-12) Sunday School
Lead Sunday Evening Youth Activities
Lead Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Organize and Lead Special Youth Trips & Activities
Position is 12 month job
Part-time income: $10,000/yr
Rev Michael Carver (256-825-4404) 
Jesse Cunningham (256-825-0919)
Box Top Collections
The ladies in the Bible Study Group, Discerning the Voice of God, request your help in collecting box tops for Dadeville Elementary School. They will place shoe boxes around the church to make your donations easy.
Trunk or Treat
Halloween is quickly approaching and plans are in the works for our Trunk or Treat. Donations for candy or other goodies are being accepted in the church office.
Awana Kickoff
Stay tuned for the date to be announced for the Awana Kickoff in October!
Dadeville Fall Festival
TODAY, Saturday, September 23rd
10 AM to 4 PM
There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, inflatables and games for the kids.

Come support CWIA as they sell homemade ice cream and baked goods at the fall festival.

Please also support the Honduras Medical Mission Team by purchasing Bro. Mike's world famous funnel cakes made by Heath Daniel for this special occasion.
Laity Sunday
Sunday, September 24th
10:30 AM
Jim Helms, Lay Speaker
Then join us for our Church Fun Day at Camp Ascca!
Church Fun Day
Dadeville First United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 24
Camp ASCAA                    Time: 1:30-7:00

Please join us anytime during the day.

Rides to Camp ASCCA provided in the Church Van
Activities include: 
Ball game on ball field,
Wheelchair accessible nature trails,
Putt Putt and Frisbee Golf,
Rock painting (open all afternoon),
Fishing, & Tennis!

Snacks and drinks provided!!

5:00 Dinner, Music and Vespers
(drinks, hotdogs, hamburgers, buns and all the fixins will be provided)
Name ________________________________________
How many? _______________________________________
Please indicate how many of each:         
Hotdog #_____                   Hamburger #_______

Van Ride to Camp ASCCA:    Yes       or No
Name ________________________________________

How many? ______       
Best Contact # ________________

Please consider making a donation to Camp ASCAA
Bring: fishing pole for fishing, tennis racket for tennis, Frisbee for Frisbee golf, & chairs / blankets.

How you can help with the September 24th Fun Day:
·      Ball Field - A few young men to help officiate the games on the ball field. Call Jerry Bynum 256-749-5848 or

·      Rock Painting - Take a shift painting rocks. Call Helen Harbor 256-373-3249 or

·      Refreshments will be furnished but you can take a shift helping man refreshments. Call Cecilia Blue 256-496-4073 or

·      Cook - Help cook hot dogs and hamburgers. Call Barbara Cunningham 256-825-0919 or

·      Bring appetizers to go with hamburgers/hot dogs. Call Barbara 256-825-0919 or

·      Bring dessert for dinner. Call Barbara 256-825-0919 or

·      Frisbee - We need Frisbees for Frisbee golf. Call Barbara 256-825-0919 or
Prime Timers
Tuesday, September 26th at 2:00 PM
Community Room
DHS Prayer Breakfast
Next breakfast is Friday, September 29th!
Our prayer breakfast program was a great success on Friday, September 8th. We provided a breakfast feast for our Dadeville High School students, but more importantly, we prayed for them and with them. Please make plans to join us and help out where you can on our next day to host this event on September 29th: set up at 5:30 AM, serve at 6:30 AM, and clean-up at 7:00 AM. The last prayer breakfast will be held at our church on October 27th.
Smoked Chicken Dinner
Proceeds for the Honduras Medical Mission Team
Saturday, September 30 th at 5:00 PM
½ Smoked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, & Dessert
Fellowship Hall, Dine-in or Carry-out, Suggested Donation of $10.00 per plate. Sign-up sheets available Sunday mornings at church or call the church office to have your name added to the list. Bro. Mike is cooking for this event so you won’t want to miss out on his talents as a great chef!
Women's Bible Studies
Laura Daniel & Dana Harrelson
We will not meet on Sunday, September 24th so everyone can enjoy the Church Fun Day at Camp ASCCA.
The next meeting is Sunday, October 1st.
Although this Bible Study was only a 7 week study, it will continue for a few more weeks since we did not meet during Labor Day weekend or during the Hurricane Irma weekend.
Started Sunday, August 6th for 7 weeks
4:00 PM   Church Parlor
This Bible study is for women of all ages. It is "Discerning the Voice of God" by Priscilla Shirer. Books are $10.00.
             Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character, and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God's voice from the voice of strangers.
Women's Bible Studies
Barbara Cunningham
Next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Tuesday, September 19th then 1st Tuesday of every month through March
10:00 AM   Church Parlor
We will be sharing together Sharon Jaynes' book, "Take Hold of the Faith you Long for"...Let Go, Move Forward, Live Bold. Books are $9.13.
     God is the path to living boldly, bravely, and beautifully and we are challenged to let go of our weaknesses and trade them for God's strengths. The book is filled with biblical depth, relatable stories, and practical strategies. It is a declaration of truth and freedom for every battle-worn believer. Each chapter has a Bible Study Guide intended to take you deeper into God's Word to discover more about how to take hold of the faith you long for. 
Next meeting is Wednesday, October 4th.
This second group of CWIA will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Community Room. So if 7:30 AM on Wednesdays is too early for you, then here's your chance to still participate but at a later time.
Finance Team Meeting
Tuesday, October 10th at 5:00 PM
Encouraging all team leaders to be present to plan and discuss the 2018 budget.
Loaves & Fishes
Thursday, October 12th
8:00 am to 12:00 noon
CWIA Fall Market
Saturday, October 28th
CWIA will be having a Fall Market and will be selling homemade baked goods, jams, jellies, and preserves. Be sure to come by and purchase some of these delicious homemade goodies!
If you are willing to donate any items to sell, please contact Betsy Keown!
Smoked Whole Boston Butts
Hurricane Harvery Recovery Fundraiser
Smoked Whole Boston Butts $35.00 each
Sponsored by Dadeville First United Methodist Church Men
Pick Up Saturday, October 28th
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Please order and pay in advance
Order Deadline: Sunday, October 15th

Order Forms will be in the Sunday bulletin or can be picked up in the office or from one of the Methodist Men.
Belk Charity Sale
Proceeds for the Honduras Medical Mission Team
Saturday, November 4 th from 6 – 10 AM In Store Only
Tickets admit customers to the private Charity Sale at any participating Belk location, where they will receive discounts ranging from 15-70%. Tickets are $5.00 each and gives you entrance to the event, as well as $5.00 off your first purchase. See Bro. Mike, Laura, or Leighanne for tickets!
Prayer Requests
Please pray for these people during the week:
Joe Smith
Mary Banks
Mondine Foshee
Mary Davis
Martha Jo Jones
James Monroe
Lindsay Kane
Family of Tom Royston
Buddy & Jean Davis
Bob & India Hamby
Honduras Medical Mission Team
Sunday School Studies for Adults
Check out the Latest Studies in our Sunday School Classes!

Young & Restless – Perry Myers
Sundays 9:30 AM        
Third floor to the left at the end of the hall
This class will be started a new series on Sunday, September 10th: “Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelations” by Bruce M. Metzger
This book provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book and serves as a key for understanding this book from the first century of the Christian Era. 

Spares & Pairs – Jerry Bynum
Sundays 9:30 AM    Young Adults
Third floor to the right
This class is studying various topics each week that are Bible based.

New Beginnings – Phillip Baker
Sundays 9:30 AM        Fellowship Hall
This class uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies.
             Used by hundreds of thousands of people weekly, this popular adult curriculum is based on the Uniform Series, which enables Christians across the globe to study the same Scriptures and topics on the same Sundays throughout the year.

Jenny Vinson – Kathy Westbrook & Mitchell Caldwell
Sundays 9:30 AM        Church Parlor
This class uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies.
             Used by hundreds of thousands of people weekly, this popular adult curriculum is based on the Uniform Series, which enables Christians across the globe to study the same Scriptures and topics on the same Sundays throughout the year.
Online Giving
Interested in Giving Online?

You can use a credit card, debit card, or checking account. Simply visit our website .
Click on “Give.”

You can make a single donation by entering the amount in the “My Online Donation” box, then click “Go.”

If you prefer to register, then click the “View Donor Portal” at the bottom of the “My Online Donation” box. Then click “First Time?” for New User Registration.

The Church does keep records of your online giving and will mail out financial statements the first of the year for your tax records. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office at (256) 825-4404.
09/25 Larry Dollar
09/25 Suzy Farrington
09/29 Rick Metzger
09/30 Sally Baker
09/30 Michael Kane
09/25 Leon & Geneva Hewett
09/28 Michael & Lindsay Kane
Community Bulletin Board
Lawn, Tree, and Handyman
Call Andy (256) 794-4625

Senior Home Companion
Will assist with bathing, feeding, and going to bathroom
References upon request
Call Amy Yerkey (334) 275-5152

If you would like to add an event, service, etc., to our Board, please bring your flyer to the church office for placement on the board in the office and to be included here in the weekly newsletter. Items will remain posted for 6 weeks.
Our Vision: In God's love we will grow, share,
raise up servant leaders, and change the world!