December 15, 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

Sunday, December 10th
Ushers / Greeters:
Frank Forbus, Bill & Suzy Farrington, and Mike Mosely

17th: Frank Forbus & John Caldwell

17th: Autumn & Adeline Baker
Closed for Christmas

The Church Office will be closed on Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th for the Christmas holidays.
Thank you from Cecilia Blue
Dear Church Family,

Many thanks to ALL who helped with DFUMC Christmas Parade float. Those who shared ideas, materials, and information bringing the float to fruition are greatly appreciated. Special thanks to: the UMM who were very instrumental in moving props; Jesse Cunningham for coordinating people and activities; Bill Farrington for hay; Enos and Judy Amstutz for driving the truck and pulling the trailer; Brandon Smith for providing the trailer; and Cora Blue for making the signs. Sharon Dollar, Tommy Sanders, Kenny Franklin; Makenzie Smith, Cecilia Blue, Robin Burson, Cora, and Brandon did a wonderful job working hard in decorating on a cold and windy Saturday! Extra special thanks goes out to Robin Burson (our Mrs. Claus) for making it all possible!
Cecilia Blue, Children’s Director

Fellowship Time

Sundays 10:15 - 10:25 AM
It's our new thing to have a time of fellowship between Sunday School and Church so please join us each Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall! All ages are encouraged to participate to welcome our visitors and each other. Refreshments will be provided by the Sunday School Classes:
1 st Sunday         New Beginnings
2 nd Sunday      Young and Restless
3 rd Sunday        Spares & Pairs
4 th Sunday        Jenny Vinson
5 th Sunday        Youth
Women's Bible Study:
Take Hold of the Faith You Long For

1st Tuesday each month
10:00 AM
We will not meet in December so next Bible study is January 9th, 2018.
Led by Barbara Cunningham
Meet in the Fellowship Hall
We will be sharing together Sharon Jaynes' book, "Take Hold of the Faith You Long for"...Let Go, Move Forward, Live Bold.
     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. 
Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec 16th
8:00 - 10:30 AM
Fellowship Hall
Come enjoy a kid-friendly breakfast with Old Saint Nick and have your picture made with him while you are here. Great family time and setting away from hectic holiday season to let the children talk with Santa and make their Christmas wishes known.
$10.00 for breakfast and picture
$5.00 for picture only
Proceeds for the Honduras Medical Mission Team

Sunday, Dec 17th
10:30 AM
The Choir will present their Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17th during the 10:30 worship service.
Spaghetti Lunch

Sunday, Dec 17th
11:30 AM
Thanks to everyone here in the church and the community, funds have been raised to cover our church members who are a part of the Honduras Medical Mission Team. However, the newest member of the team, Jason McCullars, is still raising money to cover his expenses. All proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will go to Jason, with any extra covering last minute expenses.
Eve Service

Sunday, Dec 24th
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
Join us on Christmas Eve at 10:30 during our regular worship time and again at 6:00 PM for a special service with communion to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
Fellowship at the Bynum's Home

Sunday, Dec 24th
7:00 PM
Join us on after the Christmas Eve Service at the home of Jerry and Cheryl Bynum! All are invited to enjoy an evening of fellowship and food. Please bring your favorite chili, soup, dessert, or hors d’oeuvres to share.
Meetings for Remainder of December
CWIA will meet on Wednesday, December 20 th and will not meet again until Wednesday, January 10 th .

CWIA2 will not meet any more in December and will resume on Wednesday, January 10 th .

Women’s Bible Study “Take Hold of the Faith You Long For” will resume on Tuesday, January 9 th .

The Men’s Group will meet on Wednesday, December 20 th and will discuss meetings for the upcoming weeks during the holidays.

Tables for Sale
Tables are being replaced in the Fellowship Hall so we are selling the old tables. If you are interested in purchasing one of the tables, please call Leighanne in the office.
6 Ft. Round Table $100.00 each
Large Rectangle Tables $50 each
Lost & Found?
Anyone who attended or worked during the wild game dinner, please take a look around for a large Pyrex dish and thermal carrier (pictured above) that has been misplaced. If you find it or know where it can be found, please call the church office so we can return them to their owner.
Prayer Requests
Please pray for these people during the week:
Joe Smith                   
Mary Banks
Mondine Foshee         
Mary Davis
James Monroe            
Lindsay Kane                    
Louis Jackson
Wayne Cowhick
Buddy & Jean Davis
Bob & India Hamby
Honduras Medical Mission Team
Cheryl Bynum and Family in the death of her father, John Magoni
Baxlee Bynum's Mission Trip
Jim Taylor (Cecilia Blue's brother)
Sunday School Studies for Adults

9:30 AM
Check out the Latest Studies in our Sunday School Classes!

Young & Restless – Steve Davis
Sundays 9:30 AM        
Third floor to the left at the end of the hall
““That the World May Know – A Clash of Kingdoms, Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord.” Like the Biblical writers before him, Paul communicated through the context of his world . . . It’s metaphors, manner of communication, historic events, and cultural practices – to address its problems and issues. The more we know about his world, the more clearly his teaching and letters speak to us in our cultural setting. For that reason, we will study Paul’s 2 nd Teaching Journey on the ancient road called the Via Ignatia in modern Greece. Class begins at 9:15.

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.
12-01 Marsha Davis
12-04 Lynne Caldwell
12-13 Sarah Jackson
12-28 Logan Staples

If your birthday has been omitted, please call the church office to let us know so we can with you a very Happy Birthday! 
12-16 Buddy and Jean Davis
12-18 Philip and Sally Baker
12-19 Cliff and Elaine Dykes
12-31 Bobby and Wanda Ryals

If your anniversary has been omitted, please call the church office to let us know so we can with you a very Happy Anniversary! 
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Our Vision: In God's love we will grow, share,
raise up servant leaders, and change the world!