Events this week and coming soon


Midweek "Promoter"
June 20, 2018

June 20 Supper Out with Ministers
Bring your family and meet one of our ministers for a time of fellowship this Wednesday, June 20, at a local restaurant:
Dennis will be at Zoës at Brook Highland (5247 Hwy. 280), at 6:00 p.m.;
Marty & Nancy will be at Ironstone Pizza in the Vestavia City Center area (near the Hallmark store) on Montgomery Hwy. at 5:30 p.m.;
Mike will be at Diplomat Deli (1425 Montgomery Hwy.) at 6:00 p.m.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this time of fellowship while our church facilities are being renovated.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Choir meets at its normal time of 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20.

June 24 Listening Session with Search Committee
The Search Committee for Minister to Students will meet in the Sanctuary on Sunday morning, June 24, at 8:45 a.m. with any who have not had an opportunity to participate in a listening session with the committee. If you have interest in an update on the committee process or would like to express your opinion, you are invited to attend.

June 24 Called Business Meeting
Called Business Meeting at close of 10:00 worship for recommendation on church leadership 2018-19 from the Nominating Committee.

June 24 Worship Guests and Evening Concert
Two wonderful guitar artists will be with us in service on Sunday morning June 24 and for a concert that Sunday evening at our church at 5:00 p.m. The Sunday concert will be free and a wonderful opportunity to invite friends out for an outstanding experience in acoustic artistry. You won’t be able to sit still for long as these two entertain and amaze with two guitars and songs of all kinds.

Jim Hurst’s unique picking style and mastery of bluegrass guitar wows audiences. His eclectic career has made him a remarkable performer, an experienced instructor and a highly sought-after session musician. He first got national exposure with Holly Dunn’s Rio Band, touring with Trisha Yearwood and performed with Travis Tritt, and Sara Evans. “Jim Hurst is one of the most versatile acoustic guitar players on the contemporary bluegrass circuit.” (David Baxter)

Acoustic guitar artist Roberto Dalla Vecchia draws deeply from his homeland of Italy to craft melodic folk-bluegrass tunes. He performs regularly at concerts and festivals and teaches at workshops throughout Europe and US. He is the winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's 2003 Homegrown CD Award. His CD Grateful won second place in the Instrumental Album category of the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards. “Another monster talent from Italy... (he) has a mastery over tone and a grasp for sound quality that is positively awesome.” (Flatpicking Guitar Magazine)

The previous evening, Saturday, June 23, Jim Hurst will be in Birmingham with Roberto Dalla Vecchia performing at Moonlight on the Mountain.

Summer Activity Schedule for Children and Families
Miss Nancy and friends have a summer lineup to get kids and families out on the town, splashing in the water, and more! Click here to view all the details and to sign up.

Prayer Breakfast Continues on June 20 & 27
Prayer Breakfast meet twice more before we break for July. Join us in the Adult Seminar Room at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings June 20 and June 27.

Combined Adult Bible Study Offered in July
For the five Sundays in July, our adult Bible study classes are invited to meet together at 8:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Our unit of study is from Deuteronomy. Beginning with Israel’s great statement of monotheism, the Shema, this unit examines ways that Israel’s commitment to one God frames their identity as God’s people. They destroy Canaanite religious sites in order to worship God in the place set before them. They also anoint kings to rule on their behalf, choosing people who observe the law and resist the trappings of power. Finally, they offer their first fruits to express their faith, to remember God’s provision, and to enact God’s vision for a just society. Just as Moses entreated God’s people on the banks of the Jordan, we are called to choose life by following these commandments and by seeking God first. Teachers are Sheryl Buckner, Ryan Hankins, Scott McGinnis, Jess Nix and LaRue Speights.

Betsy Lowery