Second Harvest activities now underway

SECOND HARVEST:

Help provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

  • Now -- Pick up some invitations in the lobby or church office to distribute to people who may need groceries for Thanksgiving.
  • November 8 -- Get sacks from church to fill with listed grocery items OR contribute money for the purchase of groceries.
  • November 15 -- Return filled sacks to Twickenham.
  • November 16-21 -- Volunteer to help organize and/or distribute the Thanksgiving meals. Email Kimberly Segrest for details or to volunteer.

Men's Retreat

Fixing Our Eyes: The Least Common, Most Effective Way To Flourish When Times Are Tough

Friday, December 4 - Sunday, December 6
at The Vision

How do we make it through hard times? ...Wait them out? Try harder? Cross our fingers and hope they get better? Or maybe find a wand to wave that makes hardship vanish? 

Nope. 

There will always be hard things. What we need most is not the absence of hardship, but a shift in focus. When times are tough, we often look hard and long at our circumstances, obsessing over the loss, the pain, the loneliness, the grief. But according to Scripture, what we need is to lift our eyes to something else--to shift our gaze to one place in particular and let that altered focus bolster our faith, give us hope, and get us through.

 

 

In-Person Bible Study, James: A Practical Guide to a Better Faith

Starting Wednesday, September 30 and continuing weekly through Wednesday, November 18, Kevin McDonald will teach an in-person study through the New Testament book of James in the Fellowship Hall.  Seats will be socially distanced 6 feet apart.  The class will last from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  Please enter through the gym lobby.  As with all events at church, Twickenham highly encourages members to wear face coverings, especially as they enter and exit the building. 

This is a Bible Study for adults and no childcare will be provided.  This is a special small group study, not a Wednesday night service.

The book of James is often considered one of the most practical books in the New Testament . . . a "How To" book that covers a variety of topics.  How to handle hard times and how to handle good times. How to resist temptations.  How to increase diversity in your local church.  How to mature spiritually.  In this class we will study the teaching of James and discuss how its principles can be applied directly to our everyday lives.

Due to Fall Break, the will not be a session on October 7.

HIS WAY - Help Needed!

His Way (a residential recovery program for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction) is looking for male volunteers to provide security for the Re-Discovery program for women. The hours are Monday evenings from 6:00 pm (when the thrift store closes) until about 8:00 or 8:30 pm. The program meets at The Saving Way thrift store an 1810 University Drive at the very back of the building (entrance is located past the loading dock). It would be ideal if we could have enough volunteers to set up a rotation. If you would be willing to help please contact Greta Ashburn at 256-859-7377 or 256-651-3261. Click here for more information about the Re-Discovery program visit.

Building Usage

We have many groups (internal & external) that use our main facility and the Mercy Building on the northwest corner of our campus. While we are fortunate to have a facility that can accommodate many events from showers and small groups to live stream events, recently we have been unaware of several events taking place in the facility. The office staff needs to understand when people are in the building to coordinate access, prevent scheduling conflicts, provide cleaning services, ensure the building is secured after events, etc. If you need to use a portion of this facility for any event from a small group to a larger gathering, please contact the church office. We can book the event space for you, prevent conflicts and provide any special instructions required. Simply call the office at (256) 881-7373 or email Adrienne.