Birmingham First Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seeking to be a place where the Bible is lived and all people are loved
Sunset Schedule
For: Hoover, AL
4:45 PM Dec 22, 2017 (Sabbath Starts)
4:46 PM Dec 23, 2017 (Sabbath Ends)
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THIS WEEK AT BIRMINGHAM FIRST

MULTICULTURAL MEETING – TODAY.   Everyone is welcome. 
CHURCH WIDE CHRISTMAS PARTY – TONIGHT - 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Come out and enjoy:  CRAFTS & Games, S’more around the fire pit, Singing Christmas Carols, yummy foods to enjoy, and a movie for TEENS ONLY.   There will be lots of FUN, FOOD & FELLOWSHIP for EVERYONE.   
PRAYER MEETING – WEDNESDAY @ 7:00 pm @ BFC or via conference call.  (See detailed instructions on back of bulletin regarding conference call.)
 

COMING SOON

SABBATH SCHOOL PROMOTIONS – DECEMBER 30thThe Children’s SS Division (Beginner, Kindergarten, Primary & Junior) will be promoting some of their class members.   Teachers if you need certificates, please email name(s) to church office by December 23rd
COMMUNION PRACTICE – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29th @ 5:30 PM.    Communion practice for those who will be serving. (ELDERS: J. Vann, O. Spencer; DEACONS: Z. Little, Z. Little; DEACONESSES: Karen Hebert, Ugo Uwa).
COMMUNION AND ORDANANCES OF HUMULITY – DECEMBER 30th.  BFC will be celebrating Holy Communion.  All Deacons & Deaconesses should be available to assist as needed with Ordinances of Humility, Communion Service, set-up and clean upTHANK YOU for your continued service to our Church.
MULTICULTURAL VESPERS & DINNER – DECEMBER 30th.   End of year fundraiser dinner.   Vespers @ 4:30 pm and Dinner @ 6:00 PM.  Children-$5.00 and Adults-$10.00.   Please RSVP to Edwin @205.240-0222 (English & Swahili), Nelcy @ 205.229-0317 (English & Spanish), or Marina @ 205.910-1146 (English & Italian). 
2018 DEVOTIONAL BOOKS -  Sale prices are good only through local church ordering program.    If you would like to place an order, please sign-up on the form in the foyer by DECEMBER 31st.  
BREAKFAST – JANUARY 6th – Be sure to join us for breakfast & fellowship Jan. 6th.  Breakfast is served 8:30 - 9:15. 
HOOVER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL – JANUARY 6th – HSC will be presenting their Christmas Musical Program for our worship service. 
FELLOWSHIP DINNER – JANUARY 6th.  All food will be provided (do not bring any food items).  BFC Men will be serving our fellowship meal after our HCS Christmas program.   THANK YOU John Gorecki for heading this up and to all the men who will assist!  Please see John for how you may serve today. 
BIBLE BUDDIES STUDY JANUARY 6th.  You are invited to join Bible Buddies Study group.  Just bring a sack lunch & drink and come to the Pioneer classroom immediately after worship service. 
MULTICULTURAL MEETING – JANUARY 13th Everyone is welcome.     
OVERJOYED CLUB – POTLUCK & MEETING – JANUARY 13th.  
PATHFINDER LOCK-IN -  JANUARY 13-14.   
SEEDS – CHURCH PLANTING & INNOVATIVE EVANGELISM CONFERENCE – with RICHIE HALVERSON -  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th @ BFC.   (Please NOTE:  Lunch will be provided for those attending the afternoon conference.)  
GSC SABBATH SCHOOL TRAINING – FEBRARY 2-4, 2018 @ CAMP ALAMISCO.   Hit the Mark workshop with Curtis Hall and NAD Instructor’s for Children’s Ministry teachers/leaders.  Register online www.gscsda.org/sstraining or by phone 334.272.7493x120
CONVOCATION @ ALAMISCO -  APRIL 6-7, 2018.  
PROPHECIES OF HOPE – APRIL 12 – MAY 19th - @ BFC.   Nightly services will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday @ 7:00 pm and twice on Saturday @ 4:00 pm & 5:15 pm.  

Weekly Church budget goal - $4,942.82 
Offering Next Sabbath –  Gulf States Conference Advance