Birmingham First Seventh-day Adventist Church

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Sunset Schedule
For: Hoover, AL
6:08 PM Oct 20, 2017 (Sabbath Starts)
6:07 PM Oct 21, 2017 (Sabbath Ends)
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THIS WEEK AT BIRMINGHAM FIRST

FELLOWSHIP POTLUCK – TODAY.  Hope you brought several of your family’s favorite vegetarian dishes for everyone to enjoy. 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS - Please visit the Overjoyed Club table in the lobby today. We are giving out shopping bags labeled with items needed to fill Thanksgiving baskets for needy families. We need your help to make this project a success. If you are not a shopper, we are also accepting money donations for perishable foods. Thanks very much! 
ADVENTURE and PATHFINDER MEETING -  TODAY @ 1:00 pm. 
MULTICULTURAL MEETING – TODAY @ 1:00 pm.   
NGETICH BABY SHOWER – TONIGHT, OCTOBER 21st honoring Elizabeth Ngetich @ Nancy Camara’s home.  Registered @ Myregistry.com (name - Enos Ngetich).  
HCS FALL FESTIVAL - TOMORROW.  Festival will be @ BFC gymnasium from 11:30 – 2:00.  Come and enjoy the fun, food, games and festivities.  
CONNECT GROUP – TOMORROW, OCTOBER 22th @ 4:00 PM. @ Firebird Wood Fired Grill (191 Main Street, Hoover, AL/Patton Creek Shopping).   
PRAYER MEETING – WEDNESDAY @ 7:00 pm @ BFC or via conference call.  (See detailed instructions on back of bulletin regarding conference call.) 
all his children – THURSDAY 9:00-11:30 AM - Contact:  Margaret King @ 205-266-3267 for location.

COMING SOON

CHILDREN’S CHURCH – NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 28th Come Fly Away with us on Route 66.  Children will remain in their Sabbath School class and teachers will take them to the gym for Children’s Church.
YOUNG ADULT 4th SABBATH POTLUCK – OCTOBER 28th.   YA will have their monthly potluck on October 28th @ Pastor Steve’s home. 
THANK YOU so much for the kind thoughts and flowers for BUDD BURSE.  He is at Diversicare of Inverness (2500 River Haven Dr, Hoover/formerly Golden Living) and would appreciate visits (after his therapy session ~6:00 pm). 
GULF STATES CONFERENCE – AUTUMN RENEWAL WOMEN’S RETREAT @ CAMP ALAMISCO – OCTOBER 27-29, 2017.  Featured presenters are Gail McKenzie as speaker and Heather Severance as musical guest.  Attendees must register by October 24th at http://plusline.org(No late registrations will be accepted.)    
GSC TEEN INVITATIONAL – ROCK CLIMBING NEXT WEEKEND - OCTOBER 27-29, 2017 – (For ages 13-19+) Camping and rock climbing at Cherokee Rock Village/Sandrock, AL.  Bring your own camping gear, tent and food and gloves for rock climbing. Cost: $10 per day park entrance; $5 per day per car; and an additional $8 fee per person by the Gulf States Youth Department (insurance fee).  Completed Activity Consent Form required. For more information: www.touchinglivesforjesus.com/youth-ministries/invitationals or contact Bob Hill at 727-560-8023 or bobbeahill@gmail.com 
EPIC ENCOUNTER YOUTH RETREAT – NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 – (Ages 13-19+) @ Camp Alamisco.   See insert for details.  JOIN US FOR EPIC ENCOUNTER!  It’s an experience for teens to come together and get closer with God!   Engage from SAU will be presenting awesome music and inspiring messages!  There will be games & sports on Saturday night, as well as the famous Polar Plunge!  COST/REGISTRATION: The cost is $75 per person.  However, if you register BEFORE Nov. 5th the cost is only $40 (that’s $35 off) PLUS you will receive a FREE t-shirt!   Register on-line @ www.birmingham1st.org/teensTRANSPORTATION: After you register, if you need transportation for the event, contact the BFC church before November 1st.  NOTE: If BFC is providing your transportation, a BFC Youth Trip Policy form must be signed by parent & teen (form is available in foyer).
 
BFC ON-LINE ACCESS – Go to www.birmingham1st.org to view: 1) church bulletin, 2) announcements (click link at bottom of bulletin screen), 3) monthly calendars, 4) listen to sermons, or 5) read the Church Blog.   Additionally, members who have SIGNED-UP may also access the church directory (phone #’s and addresses).   If you have not already signed-up as a member, please go to the website and sign-up soon.  

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