Volume 48
Issue 27
July 5, 2018
              
Sunday Morning Changes
While our Sanctuary improvements are made, our Sunday morning meeting places have changed. Our summer worship schedule begins this week and will last until August 5.
  • 8:30 am - Traditional - Tyson Hall
  • 9:45 am - Service of Word and Table - Chapel
  • 11:00 am - Blended Service (with elements of Traditional and Contemporary) - Tyson Hall
July Sermon Series
The Bible is filled with people who play seemingly minor roles, but whose actions and love for God greatly impacted God's Kingdom. All of us have a role, some with a lot of lines, some with just a few - but even the supporting cast can likewise make a great contribution to the Kingdom. Join us every Sunday in worship as we seek to find which part we get to play!
Sunday Evening Worship
Come as you are and worship together, as we sing the old, familiar hymns, fellowship together, pray together, and listen to a message of "Convenient Dust Shaking?" delivered by Butch Williams. Mark your calendars for Bill Bostick preaching on July 15 and Mike Harper on July 22.
Our Wonderful New Tyson Hall
Three-On-A-String highlighted our first meeting in the newly renovated Tyson Hall on July 1. We nearly filled the room at the 8:30 service and had to bring in chairs for the 11:00 service. As usual, the band did a great job entertaining us but also reminding us to appreciate and give thanks for our God-given freedoms. The new room d├ęcor and audio/visual systems were remarkable! We look forward to many great events in the future in this new venue.
Advanced Art Class
Are your kids bored and looking for an activity before school starts back? The Conservatory of the Arts is offering an Advanced Art class for students who have completed 3rd-7th grade from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm the week of July 23-27. Students will explore and get creative with drawing, canvas painting, fiber art and mixed media art! A fun and exciting workshop for the older kids. Class fee is $110 for the week. Register online by clicking the link below.

Crimes Against the Elderly
The City of Vestavia Hills is hosting an informational meeting at VHUMC from 1:30-3:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7. It will address crimes, particularly financial crimes, which are being committed against our senior citizens. Recent scams to be addressed include: IRS scams, relative in distress scams, romantic website scams, reverse mortgage scams. All are welcome. Join us to help prevent these types of scams and protect our senior citizens.
Christmas in July
This July we will be celebrating Christmas early. We will be celebrating by accepting toys for our Student Ministry Christmas breakfast in December. If you are able to make a donation with a toy, please bring your donation to the missions' office at church anytime the month of July.
Growing Pains: Renovating for Our Future
Thank you for your patience with all of our renovations! We now have most all of the new HVAC units in the Adult Education Building operational. But, we don't have all the controls set, so some are temporarily "all on" or "all off." We plan to have the programming set up by mid-July.

Work is in full gear in the Sanctuary and Narthex. HVAC installation continues for our new four-pipe system. We are progressing in the installation of our Induction Loop - a project paid for by separate, special gifts that will improve audio quality for those with hearing aids. Other changes have begun and will be evident soon. Please be careful in these "hard hat" areas for the next couple of months.

All of this will affect our Sunday worship plans. Please see the "Sunday Morning Changes" article above.

Work has also started on renovations for room 316 which will become our new Bob Morgan Library. Several members who knew Bishop Morgan have been working behind the scenes for the past two years to establish a library/conference room in Bob's honor. Bob Gower provided a great design and one donor is covering the costs of converting the room. The Leigh Gray SS class will still meet there on Sundays.

Do remember that we be without power to most of the church for a week in July. We will let you know as soon as we know the dates.
Ongoing Outreach
Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is again receiving fruits and vegetables from the Farmers Market as well as donated items from Sprouts. We need flat bottom medium sized bags with handles to distribute these into families. Please put them to our wooden bins. Thanks to Bill Brasher and Mike Harris for driving to UMCOR in Decatur to pick up 1,700 free box lunches for us to distribute.  

Oak Mountain Mission
Oak Mountain Mission can no longer go into homes for pick-ups. Furniture and appliances need to be in basements, garages, car ports, etc. Please call Brenda (685-5757) for pick-up scheduling. They will be closed the week of July 2.
Worship This Sunday 

8:30 am         Traditional Service
Acts 20:7-12
"Rip Van Eutycus"
Bill Brunson

9:45 am         Service of Word and Table
Acts 20:7-12
"Rip Van Eutycus"
Butch Williams

11:00 am         Blended Service
Acts 20:7-12
"Rip Van Eutycus"
Bill Brunson

5:00 pm         Sunday Evening Worship
Mark 6:1-13
"Convenient Dust Shaking?"
Butch Williams
Our Time and Resources
 

Donations this past week

July 2017 - May 2018
Donations
Other Income
Total Income
Actual
$43,370


$3,533,720
$114,530
$3,648,250
Targeted  
-$16,452


-$90,902
+$921
-$89,981
 
(+) Better or (-) worse for the church than our target
   Attendance for last Sunday:  737
Care and Support
Congratulations, hospitalizations, and sympathies

Prayer Requests
Please be in prayer for the following persons: