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Location: 2600 Vestavia Dr., Birmingham, AL 35216
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Wednesday Sessions in October
Wednesday Fellowship Supper starts at 4:30. Click on Fellowship Supper to see the menu and make your reservation.

New sessions start October 1
Pastor Gary Furr will lead Bible study on the book of Psalms in the Fellowship Hall (see details just below); in the other track, special guest Chaplain Drexel Rayford will lead. October 1,8,15,22: Developing Faith: The Ways we Know God - with Dr. Drexel Rayford.

Pastor's topic for sessions October 1,8,15,22: "The Prayerbook of Jesus: Exploring the Psalms" The book of Psalms is the only book addressed entirely TO God. It was at the same time Israel's hymnal and the individual's devotional guide in the Old Testament. In this class we will learn about the Psalms both as an enduring part of both Jewish and Christian faith and also as a resource for Christians and the church today.

Oct. 1: Psalms as Gratitude, Joy and Blessing
Oct. 8: Psalms In Times of Trouble—Psalms of Lament
Oct. 15: Psalms at the Edges of Life
Oct. 22: From Obedience to Praise—Praying the Psalms

Church-wide Picnic October 5
Oak Mountain State Park, Dogwood Pavilion, 3:30 - 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5. We'll have a fun evening with games and good food! Don't miss the Pumpkin Carving Contest and Corn Hole Tournament from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a meal at 5:00 that will be excelled only by the enjoyment of each other's company. Meal provided; church members, please bring dessert! Park admission rates apply: $3 for ages 12-61; all other ages, $1. If you need directions or map, call 979-5920 or email Park office phone: 620-2524. Address to use for GPS: 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL.

Southern States Dahlia Show, Saturday, October 4

Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Fellowship hosts this event on Saturday, October 4, open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

A feast of color will be on display at VHBC when dahlia growers from around the Southeast enter their prize blooms in competition. Members of the Dahlia Society of Alabama will be on hand to welcome visitors, answer questions and provide advice on growing show-quality dahlias.

ITMS series continues October 13 at VHBC
Vestavia Hills Baptist Church hosts CBF's fall series, The Institute for Theological and Ministerial Studies. Next up: "Can I Get a Witness? Relcaiming Testimony and Christian Storytelling in the Church" with Chris George, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain GA. Location: Adult Seminar Room. Cost: $10. Please register.

Pastor's Bible Study now meeting on Wednesdays
Join Pastor Gary Furr for weekly Bible study on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 in the Adult Seminar Room. Coffee provided. Find the 2014-15 Bible study topics here.

Prayer for Global Missions on 2nd, 4th Tuesdays
Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel.
Led by Mavis Hardy, Missionary to Japan, retired

Fall Dates: Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 11* & 25, Dec. 9
Join in praying for specific missions needs here and around the world. Bring a sandwich & stay for a short time of fellowship after the meeting; coffee & tea provided.

*Special missionary guest speakers on Nov. 11: Shane and Dianne McNary, with lunch planned by the Missions Committee. Watch for details!




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