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2015 Vacation Bible School

June 1 – 5

6:00 – 8:45 pm

(Dinner is available at 5:15 pm for $5 per child per night.)


Schedule for VBS

5:15 – 5:45 pm    Dinner

5:45 – 6:00 pm   Check In

6:00 – 8:45 pm   Vacation Bible School

8:45 – 9:00 pm   Check Out


Farewell Reception

There will be a Farewell Reception for John and Nancy Simmons on Sunday, June 7 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the MAC. There will be a basket for cards, memory letters and love offerings. Please be with us to farewell our wonderful leaders and friends, John and Nancy.

Sunday, June 7

1:00 – 3:00 pm in the MAC

Prayers for Healing

Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 pm in the Prayer Garden

The Warm Hearts and Men’s Prayer Groups are sponsoring a congregational prayer meeting on Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 pm. In addition to prayers for congregational healing, there will be prayer opportunities for individual healing. Every family, adult, youth and child is encouraged to attend.

Taking the Next Step

By now, most of you have heard that our new pastors have been announced. We are looking forward to our next steps together. Here is a brief bio of our new pastors.

Rev. Lyle Holland

Our senior pastor is Lyle Holland, who currently is pastor at Forest Lake church in Tuscaloosa. He is experienced in community

Lyle and Linda

outreach, staring the Cahaba Bend church in Helena and pastoring it for 12 years. He serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry and The New Church Team. He is involved in the Emmaus community and men’s ministries. Lyle is married to Linda Denton Holland, who serves as the Director of Connectional Ministries and Coordinator of Communication in the North Alabama  conference. They have two children – a daughter, Maggie, who just graduated from the University of Alabama and is starting her doctoral program at NC State to be a school psychologist, and a son, Bennett, who is a junior in Economics and marches in The Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama.

Rev. Andy Curtis

Curtis Family PhotoOur associate pastor is Andy Curtis, who has been the youth minister and music minister at Asbury church in Fort Payne since 2009. He will graduate from the Memphis Theological Seminary on May 16 and be commissioned at Annual Conference on June 1. His wife is Melanie, who attended JSU. They have 3 children: Lexi, 7., Casey, 6, and Mady is 2. Andy was a music education major on a full music scholarship, a JSU Southerner for three years, and a touring musician in the US and Europe. He has recorded his music. He plays the saxophone, flute, keyboard, and guitar.

Schedule for our new appointments:

June 1          Effective Day of New Appointment

May 31-June 2   Annual Conference

June 2          Closing Worship and Setting of Appointments at Annual Conference

June 10          Moving Day

June 14          First Sunday in new appointment

New Book Study

Andy Stanley bookA new book study begins in May, Christian, It’s Not What You Think, an 8 session DVD-based discussion study authored by Andy Stanley. Andy is the founder of North Point Ministries. Each Sunday, more than 33,000 people attend one of its 5 Atlanta-area churches. According to Andy Stanley, the words used to describe Christians today often bear no resemblance to what Jesus wanted his followers to be known for. In this eight session discussion, Andy explores the truth and fiction behind one of the most famous brands in all history.

The Book Study has been consolidated to

Monday nights at 6 pm in the Joy classroom.

The next meeting will be Monday, June 8.