September 1, 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

Counters: 3rd - Mitchell Caldwell & Phil Keown, 10th - Tom Collier & Jim Robinson, 17th - Robin Burson & Betsy Keown, 24th - Frank Forbus & John Caldwell

Acolytes: 3rd - Cole Daniel & Marlie Harrelson, 10th - Caylee Pounds & Makenzie Smith, 17th - Sara Jackson & Mari Gold, 24th - Jackson Kane & Nolan Bobo
A Day of Prayer
Texas Governor Greg Abbot, VP Mike Pence, and Rev. Franklin Graham has announced a proclamation for today, September 3 rd . . . a Day of Prayer after Hurricane Harvey. The Proclamation asks people to pray for the safety of first responders, public safety officers and military personnel, as well as healing for individuals, rebuilding of communities and restoration for the entire region. Please join us in these prayers!
Not Meeting!
In observance of the Labor Day Holiday weekend, the following groups will not meet on Sunday, September 3rd:
Discerning the Voice of God Bible Study

The Choir will still meet at 5:00 PM.

Children Need You!
Sign up sheets will be in Sunday's bulletin for ways to help with the Children's Ministry. 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 volunterr, please reach out to our Children's Director, Cecilia Blue at (256) 496-4073 or
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.
Women's Bible Studies
Laura Daniel & Dana Harrelson
Starts Sunday, August 6th for 7 weeks
(not meeting on Sunday, September 3rd)
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.
CWIA TOO Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00 PM
Community Room
This meeting is to discuss an expansion of the Christian Women in Action Group to provide more opportunities for involvment.
Foster Parent Training
Tallapoosa County DHR is excited to announce fall classes for Foster Parent Training.
September 7th at 5:30 PM
New Covenant Church
Classes will be held on Thursday night each week for 10 weeks.
Prayer Breakfast
Our prayer breakfast program will start on Friday, September 8th. We provide a breakfast feast for our Dadeville High School students, but more importantly, we pray for them and with them. Please make plans to join us and help out where you can: set up at 5:30 AM, serve at 6:30 AM, and clean-up at 7:00 AM. Future prayer breakfasts will be held at our church on September 29th and October 27th.
Women's Bible Studies
Barbara Cunningham
Tuesday, September 12th 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. 
Finance Team Meeting
Tuesday, September 12th at 5:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Church Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00 PM
Fellowship Hall
Committment 2017
Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM
Betty Carol Graham Center at CACC
Speaker, Adrian Despres
Music, Jonathan & Lisa Moore
Bro. Mike would love to have a group go to this event in Alexander City. Please let him or the church office know if you are interested. The event is sponsored by Fellowhship of Chrisitan Athletes and Legacy Builders.
Ice Cream & Baked Goods
Saturday, September 23rd
Dadeville Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival
Come support CWIA as they sell homemade ice cream and baked goodsat the fall festival.
Laity Sunday
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
Here's a date you want to place on your calendars now and make plans to attend DFUMC's Fun Day 2017, Sunday, September 24th from 1:30 - 7:00 PM at Camp ASCCA! There will be fun and activities for all ages. . . and the camp is wheelchair accessible. Rides to the camp will be available in the church van. Fun will begin at 1:30 PM, but you can join us at any time. Activities include: ball games on the ball field, putt putt golf with adult supervision for little ones, rock painting, walking trails, fishing, tennis, and frisbee golf! In case of rain, we will have a movie handy. At 5:00 PM, we will enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers at the Out Post, followed by music and Vespers! So bring your blankets, chairs, fishing poles, tennis rackets, frisbees, and whatever else you think you might want and join in the fun!
CWIA Fall Market
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!
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.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for these people during the week:
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
Honduras Medical Mission Trip
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)
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 starting 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 the series “Revival” by Adam Hamilton.
              After feeling his heart "strangely warmed" by God, John Wesley ignited a firestorm of revival in England and America. Inviting you to embark on a 6-week journey through England, Adam Hamilton retraces Wesley's footsteps to show how his teaching defines our faith, shapes our heritage, and challenges us to rediscover our spiritual passion.

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.
09/01 Jim Yerkey
09/02 Sydney Jackson
09/03 Patti Richardson
09/06 Mark Staples
09/09 Hester Hamby
09/10 Bill Cosper
09/10 Sharon Dollar
09/12 Jean Myer
09/14 Britney Williams
09/16 Shirley Wieczorek
09/19 Robin Burson
09/19 Buddy Davis
09/20 Mitchell Caldwell
09/21 Cheryl Bynum
09/21 Michelle Cosper
09/21 Al Westbrook
09/22 Jamie Hutcherson
09/25 Larry Dollar
09/25 Suzy Farrington
09/29 Rick Metzger
09/30 Sally Baker
09/30 Michael Kane
09/11 Jerry & Cheryl Bynum
09/22 Michael & Pam Carver
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!