Alpharetta FUMC
Friday, January 30, 2015


Wednesday nights at Alpharetta Methodist are about more than just supper. Everyone is invited to get involved! Children worship God through song in Children’s Choir and learn about Jesus while making friends during Alpha Kids. Adults looking to grow spiritually rehearse in choirs or participate in various Bible studies. Youth grow in faith at Life GroupsThe impact of Wednesday Night Supper (WNS) also reaches beyond our doors. Following the supper each week, teams deliver meals to the homebound and package leftover food for shelters. 
WNS is funded by your purchase of meals and made possible through the hard work of our five Sheepfeeder teams. Without you, we cannot continue to support our community and provide excellent evening programming for your family. 
Our time together on Wednesday nights is one more way to connect with the Body of Christ. We pray it will be meaningful to you and your family. 

Wednesday Night Suppers begin Sept. 10.
From September 10, 2014, through April 2015, we'll meet on Wednesday evenings for fellowship and supper. Dinner will served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Trinity Hall. Payments for meals (cash or check) will be accepted at the check-in desk located near the main entrance to the Trinity Hall lobby. 
Alpha Kids
After Wednesday Night Supper (6:45 p.m.), children in grades K-5 will gather for an interactive Bible lesson and games. Ever last Wednesday of the month, kids will participate in Kids on a Mission. 
Nursery is available for all families from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Nursery is available for Children's Choir volunteers beginning at 5 p.m. Learn more about our nursery services here

Children’s Choirs
Children’s Choirs rehearse at 5:30. Click here for details.


Life Groups for Youth
Life Groups meet on Wednesday nights at the Methodist Youth Center, 6:45-8 p.m., for students in grades 6-12. Life Groups resume August 14. Click here for details.


The Respite: A Place for Parents
The Respite is a quiet spot where parents can relax and use our free Wi-Fi while their kids are in Children’s Choir. The Respite, located in room 233 on the Trinity Hall bridge, is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., when Wednesday Night Suppers are in session.

Bible Studies 
Classes for adults begin at 6:45 p.m. Choose from these class offerings: Journey 101, CrossWalk and Disciple Bible Study classes.


Upcoming menus:
Feb. 4 Spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara), garlic rolls, salad, dessert
Feb. 11 Barbecue, potato salad, baked beans, salad, brownies
Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday
Breakfast casserole, sausage links, hash browns, salad bar, frozen fruit salad for dessert;
pancakes and sausage for children.
Feb. 25 Shepherd's pie, chunky cranberry/apple sauce, roll, salad bar, dessert


Meal Reservations and FASTpass


Adult Plates (ages 11 & up) - $6 
Children (ages 3-10) - $3 
Children under the age of 3 are free.
Maximum cost of $20 for immediate family members living at home.
Weekly Reservations: 

Sunday Mornings
The orange reservation cards are available Sundays in the pew racks. Please complete the card and place it in the offering plate.
By Phone
Call the church office, 770-475-5576, by noon on Monday.
Online reservations are accepted until noon on the Mondays. For online reservations, click here.
Permanent Reservations
Reserve your weekly place at Wednesday Night Supper by checking the appropriate box on our webform or visiting the church reception desk on any weekday between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Our new FASTpass allows you to buy all of your meals for the year (September – April) in advance, at a 12% discount. FASTpass holders skip the check-in line and head straight in to pick up their food. Your durable FASTpass will last you the whole year and save you time. Every member of the family will have their own FASTpass, so that individuals can eat separately if they choose. FASTpass does not include our two summer meals. 
Adult (ages 11 & up) - $160
Children (ages 3-10) - $80
Click here to purchase your FASTpass. 
If cancellations are not made by noon on Wednesday, please pay for your meal. Click here to cancel.

The Ministry of Sheepfeeding 

Many years ago one of the saints of the church had the vision to create a volunteer-led ministry to provide a meal ministry for our church community on Wednesday nights. Those who serve in this ministry of love are called Sheepfeeders. There are well over 150 people involved in our teams who serve on a rotational basis from September through May. Sheepfeeders are responsible for every aspect of providing our meals, serving an average of 400 meals each week, including dozens of meals that are prepared and transported to homebound persons in the community.

Because of the selfless service of our volunteers, not only do our folks get a good meal for a fair price, many people who might not otherwise have a meal are fed. Our teams are eager to serve and just as eager to welcome new team members. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding place to serve, we would love to make a place for you on a team this fall. For more information, contact René Watson.