December 8, 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

10th: Robin Burson & Betsy Keown

10th: Caylee & Hudson Pounds
Thank you from Barbara Cunningham
Dear Church Family,

I want to thank you, my church family for the many ways you have shown your love for me and for Jesse since I had my shoulder and knee surgery. I can't tell you how much your kind words, prayers, notes, phone calls, visits
and delicious meals have meant to us. I am doing very well but would appreciate your continued prayers for me as I have a very
long way to go with the therapy on my shoulder. So thankful for you all.

May your Holidays be filled with the love, joy and peace of Christmas,
Barbara Cunningham
Trustees Update
Recently we asked for donations to install a new concrete drive at the Parsonage.  We are pleased to let you know that one of our members has coordinated the work and paid the entire cost for the driveway and two sidewalks. Prior to that we received donations of almost $3000. These funds will be kept for future Parsonage enhancements as needed. Thank you for your very generous giving and thanks to Bill and Raphord Farrington for overseeing this needed project.

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 8th, 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. 
Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army

Nov 27th through
Friday, Dec 22nd
This year's ring season is from Monday, November 27th through Friday, December 22nd. To volunteer for ring time slot, contact Sue Mason at (865) 274-2493 or
Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, Dec 9th
8:00 - 10:30 AM
Sorry but this event has been cancelled! Santa couldn't risk getting the reindeer out in this weather before Christmas, but he promises all the boys and girls that he will try his very best to honor their Christmas wishes!
Christmas Parade

Dec 10th
3:00 PM
Come enjoy the festivities downtown today from 1:00 until 4:00 PM and support our children as they participate in the parade.

SPRC Meeting

Dec 12th
6:00 PM
Formerly the PPRC. Will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Dec 13th
6:00 PM
This month CWIA Two will meet on December 13th at 6:00 PM. This will be the only meeting in December.

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
6:00 PM
Join us on Christmas Eve at 6:00 PM 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.
Offering Counters
Volunteers Needed
The Finance Team is looking for offering counters for 2018. It's an easy job that requires about 10-15 minutes Sunday morning, rotating about every 6-8 weeks. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the church office at (256) 825-4404.
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
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! 
Community Bulletin Board
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Our Vision: In God's love we will grow, share,
raise up servant leaders, and change the world!