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New Small Group Study for April

What On Earth Am I Here For?

a six session DVD-based study by Rick Warren.

The one hour sessions will begin at 6 pm Monday, April 7 facilitated by John Simmons, and at 9 am on Thursday, April 10 facilitated by Jim Lloyd. Rick Warren will help us understand our God-given purpose. Sign up by visiting or calling the church office: 256-435-6021. There is no charge for the class, but there is a book to purchase which is $7.

Operation Free Exchange

Collecting Shelf-Stable Microwaveable Meals for American Troops

The state of Alabama currently has hundreds of National Guardsmen and Reservists on active deployment orders to combat areas overseas. Among them is Chaplain 1LT Timothy Saccucci, of the Engineering Battalion of the 877th Alabama Army National Guard. The current Chaplain at Bagram AFB, Afghanistan, as well as Chaplain Saccucci, have requested our aid in helping provide our soldiers with comfort supplies.

Due to military re-deployment efforts, limited staff means limited hours of the Post Exchange and the Dining Facility. Soldiers who do not work normal business hours often find it difficult to use these services. We are asking a few local churches to help us provide shelf-stable microwaveable meals for this project. We will collect from now until Easter Sunday.

Suggestions include Dinty Moore dinners, soup bowls, ravioli… any kind of non-perishable meal in a bowl they can heat and eat out of.  Look for the boxes marked Operation Free Exchange located outside worship areas.

Thank you for your assistance in providing for the needs of our troops, and boosting their morale. For questions, please contact

Financial Peace University is coming!

We all need a plan for our money. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Financial Peace University begins Sunday, April 27. The class lasts nine weeks and will meet each Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Email for more information, or to reserve your spot. Cost of the supply kit for the class is $100.

Community Garden

Planning is underway for the Community Garden spring and summer crops. This project was funded and established by the Missions Committee to provide fresh vegetables for clients of JCOC. Our fall crop proved to be a success and prepared us for our most important crop.

We need volunteers to help plant, maintain and harvest our crops, as well as lend expertise and resources to our efforts. We also need one or two old refrigerators if anyone wishes to donate them. Please contact Mike Limerick at or 256-435-0321 if you are interested.

Thank you!