Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00 a.m. | Registration and board the buses for service locations, Dunivant Hall

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Serve (see below for options)


Those attending Serve and Grow will choose among four service options:

Love INC: Volunteers at this work site will pack winter clothes to store for Homeless Connect, hang and organize spring clothes, sort linens, wash glassware, etc. Some jobs can be done while seated.

West Alabama Food Bank: Volunteers at this work site will perform activities such as packing backpacks for school children so they will have nutritious meals throughout the weekends.  We will also stock the food pantry. 

Caring Days: Volunteers at this work site will help with beautification projects at the Mal and Charlotte Moore Center.

FUMCT:  Volunteers who stay at the church will help with organizing supplies, gardening, polishing wood paneling and decorating for the luncheon.

12:00 Noon | Lunch in Chitwood Hall with Stephanie Holbrook and Shannon Chandler

Join us as we surrender to Christ, using our time and talents to help people in our community. Email susankizziah@gmail.com to let her know you are attending. Please respond by March 13th. Email becky@fumct.org if you need childcare for children up through Pre-K. Please respond by March 13th.

Special Speakers

Stephanie Holbrook is a popular inspirational podcaster. She’s from Selma but her base reaches women all over the country. Here’s how she describes herself: I’m a daughter of the Most High King, wife to my high school sweetheart, momma to four tiny terrorists, book consumer, nature enthusiast, Depression advocate, and pack leader to nine chickens, three dogs, and a potbelly pig named Zoey. She is an interpreter for the deaf also. Check out her website at roughgirlturnedredeemed.com.

Shannon Chandler is the Chief Development Officer at Shelton State Community College and the leader of the Bridge contemporary worship. Shannon is trained in all kinds of musical expression and we know her for her beautiful vocal talent. Shannon achieved the coveted title of Miss Alabama. She has a powerful testimony and will share her story with us.


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If you would like to join one of the Cultivate Women's Small Groups, please email the leader listed below. 


Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life

Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

led by: Donna Cornelius at her home located at 7207 Commodore Drive NE, Tuscaloosa 35406

Beginning: Tuesday, February 15th at 5:45 p.m. Email donnawcornelius@bellsouth.net to register. 

Do you love food? Who doesn't really? Eating is a necessary activity, but in His overwhelming abundance, God has blessed us with thousands of ways to satisfy our hunger. One of the best ways to enjoy this abundance is with the people we love and cherish, gathered around the table, receiving nourishment from the food and from each other. Learn why food is so important for our bodies and our souls, and how imbalance in one area of life can lead to unbalance in others. Discover more of the sacred in your everyday, as you slow down and enjoy what happens around the table. Participants will take turns bringing dishes made from recipes in the book.

Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper

Led by: Beverly May on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in room 212 at FUMCT

beginning: Monday, February 10th. Email bevbmay@icloud.com to register.

Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution. It is also relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Join Lisa as she bridges the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. The study helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic and loving to no end.

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Led by: Zoe Winston on Mondays at noon in room 303 at FUMCT beginning Monday, January 27th. Email zoelynn.winston@gmail.com to register.

If the Bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired. Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible's most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world. This is a “lunch and learn” study group – please bring your lunch and gather for fellowship and study. 

Unhitching from the Crazy Train: Finding Rest in a World You Can't Control by Julie Sparkman

Led by: Terri Boman on Monday nights beginning January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at her home located at 2520 Maple Ridge Drive, Tuscaloosa 35406. Email terricbomanphd@gmail.com to register.

Each of us has a picture of how life should go: The dream job. A perfect marriage. Loving, grateful children. Life doesn't go according to our plan. We try to force people and circumstances into our pictures. Our emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being depend upon how close reality resembles our pictures. We've hitched ourselves to the crazy train and we want to get off. But how? This study explores Jesus; gentle, yet costly, invitation to true rest - rest that isn't dependent on getting our way, but on the finished work of a Savior who knows what it's like to suffer deep disappointment, yet still submit to His Father.

Bible Study for Moms of Preschool Children

led by: Nancy Vandervoort in Room 204 on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

The class is for preschool moms. Topics are varied and geared to parenting and living with preschool children. * Child care available upon request. Email becky@fumct.org to register.

Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God by Margaret Feinberg 

Led by: Marcia Burke on Thursdays at noon in room 303 at FUMCT beginning Thursday, January 16th. Email burke.marcia@icloud.com to register.

This is a seven-session Bible study filmed in the spectacular Canadian Rockies that will remind you what it means to awaken to wonder - every day. Do you ever feel like you're going through the motions of faith? Sometimes we do and say the right things, but our hearts are far from God. We lose our sense of holy awe. In Wonderstruck, you are invited to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life God intended. This is a “lunch and learn” study group – please bring your lunch and gather for fellowship and study. 

When Less Becomes More: Making Space for Slow, Simple, and Good by Emily Ley

Led by: Julie Salter during WNA in room 215

How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations by Max Lucado

Study offered at two times:

• Led by: Susan Page during WNA in room 212 beginning January 15th at 6:00 p.m. 

• Led by: Susan Kizziah on Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. at her home located at 1873 Gaineswood Drive, Tuscaloosa 35406. Email susankizziah@gmail.com.

Prayer Journaling

Led by: Janice Stewart during WNA in Room 214

Keeping a prayer journal helps us connect with God in a consistent, authentic, creative and tangible way. The class has been updated so, even if you have been a member before, come back and discover new ways to dialogue with God. 


College Girl's Bible Study

Led by Laurie Copeland

All college girls welcome! Topics will change on a weekly basis. It will be on Tuesday nights starting September 10th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Pi Beta Phi house on UA campus, (847 Magnolia Drive) 

Contact: laurimich68@yahoo.com for more information. 

UMW Circle Meetings | 

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UMW Annual Sale | The UMW will sell tickets for Robertsons’ Boston butts and smoked hams beginning Sunday, March 8th thru Sunday April 26th. Boston butts are $35 and hams are $45. They are both delicious!!

Tickets will be available on Sunday mornings in the Great Hall at 9:30 – 10 AM and at 12 noon; also in the Bridge Welcome area and on Wednesday nights at Chitwood beginning at 4:30 PM.

All proceeds go to local missions such as Youth for Christ, Arts n Autism, Food Bank, etc.