* St. John the Baptist Catholic Church * Madison Free Will Baptist Church * Grace Presbyterian Church * Madison Christian Church * Asbury United Methodist Church * Grace United Methodist Church * Wall Highway Baptist Church * Messiah Lutheran Church
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church * There will be a parish festival following the 5:30 p.m. mass on Saturday, June 21, and the church will mark the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist, with a special mass at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, followed by an ice cream social. The festival will take place outdoors on the church grounds and will include a family potluck style meal with games, activities and time to fellowship. The parish will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. To assist with the potluck, parishioners whose name begins with the letters A-I are asked to bring a vegetable dish; J-Q, a salad; and R-Z a dessert.
The Feast Day mass on June 24 will be celebrated by guest celebrant, newly ordained Fr. Michael Wrigley. The ice cream social will follow in the Parish Hall. For more information about either event, contact St. John's church office at 722-0130.
Madison Free Will Baptist Church * Are you ready to become an Xkid? An eXtreme Kids Crusade for all ages will be held by the June 22-26 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be prizes, games and puppets. For more information, call Betty Lowery at 830-1486. The church is located at 5295 Wall-Triana Highway in Madison.
Grace Presbyterian Church * Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 14 – 18, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Registration is open to all children four years and older. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex. * Maranatha Summer Camps:
Middle School Camp I, for 6th – 8th graders, June 22 – 27; $195 early bird, $215 regular. C.I.T. Leadership Week II, for 11th – 12th graders, June 22 – 27; $195 early bird, $215 regular. Elementary Camp II, for 4th – 6th graders, July 6 – 11; $195 early bird, $215 regular. C.I.T. Leadership Week III, for 9th – 12th graders, July 6 – 11; $195 early bird, $215 regular. Middle School Camp, for 6th – 8th graders, June 22 – 27; $195 early bird, $215 regular. C.I.T. Leadership Week IV, for 11th – 12th graders, July 6 – 11; $195 early bird, $215 regular. Outdoor Adventure Camp, for 7th – 12th graders, July 20 – 25; $295 early bird, $325 regular. Adventure campers must be at least 12 years old and must weigh at least 65 pounds.
Madison Christian Church * Intermediate guitar classes will be during the summer on Thursday evenings. The cost is $40 per person. The tentative schedule is: June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 7 and Aug.21. Classes begin at 7 p.m. If interested, contact Cindy Prince. * A wedding shower will be held for Curtis Brubaker, Jr. and Nicole Slodysko on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at the church. Nicole and Curt are registered at Wal-Mart and at Sears. * Youth camp forms are posted on the youth bulletin board. The theme is "The Bible: A Call to Life." Discovery Camp, for students who have completed grades 2-3 is scheduled for June 21-23. Junior Camp for students who have completed grades 4-5 is scheduled for June 23-27.
Asbury United Methodist Church * The Prime-Timer trip to the Huntsville Museum of Art, originally scheduled for June 5, has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 19. The van leaves at 10:45 a.m. After the museum visit, the group will go to lunch at Victoria's. For reservations, contact Laurie Falkenberry at 837-0365 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. * The Prime-Timer ministry has reserved two tables for the matinee performance of "Brigadon," Saturday, July 19. Tentatively, pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad will be served, Desert will be cheesecake with strawberries and whipped cream. A vegetarian meal can be substituted by order, when making reservations. Cost is $15 per person. Laurie Falkenberry must receive reservations and payment, no later than June 30. For reservations or more information, contact Laurie Falkenberry at 837-0365 or via email at email@example.com. * The Christian group "Downhere," will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50, purchasable at LifeWay Christian Store and Family Christian Store, both in Huntsville, and Trinity UMC. A carpool will depart from Asbury at 4:45 p.m. * There will be a planning meeting for the Craft Fair and Silent Auction on June 26, in room J128. Bring your ideas. Call 772-7442, for more information. * A teacher resource workshop will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A light supper will be served Friday evening, and pastries and fruit will be served on Saturday morning. Reservations are required and must be received by July18. Call Wendy at 837-0365, x-109 or Ann at 883-3554, for more information. * Vacation Bible school is scheduled for June 23-27 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. for children who are four years old through third grade. The theme is Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure (S.C.U.B.A.). You may register at the hospitality room, pick up a card outside Children's Ministry or online at www.asburyumc.ws. * Kindergarteners – sixth graders are invited to play broom hockey, in tennis shoes, at the Huntsville IcePlex on July 26, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets for skaters are $ 4. There will be two one-hour skating sessions, of no more than 34 skaters per session. Tickets are available in advance.
Grace United Methodist Church * Vacation Bible school is scheduled for June 22-25 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. There will be programs for all ages. Registration will begin June 1. Softball Game Schedule: June 22 * 1:30 p.m. Field A – Team 2 vs. Bethlehem Baptist * 2:50 p.m. – Field A – Team 1 vs. Hazel Green UMC June 2 * 1:30 p.m. – Field A – Team 1 vs. First Baptist Meridianville 1 * 2:50 p.m. Field A – Team 2 vs. Ford's Chapel UMC July 6 * 1:30 p.m. – Field A – Team 1 vs. First Baptist Meridianville 2 * 2:50 p.m. Field B – Hazel Green UMC July 13 * 1:30 p.m. – Field B – Team 1 vs. Family Worship Center * 2:50 p.m. – Field A – Team 2 vs. First Baptist Meridianville1 July 20 * 2:50 p.m. – Field A Team 2 vs. First Baptist Meridianville 2 July 27 * 1:30 p.m. – Field B – Team 1 vs. Winchester Road Baptist * 2:50 p.m. Field A – Team 2 vs. Family Worship Center All games played at Lion's Club Field, Meridianville.
Wall Highway Baptist Church Church camp schedule: * Crossroads, for 10th – 11th graders, June 21 – June 25, $140 * M-Pact, for 7th – 9th graders, June 25 – June 29, $140 * Pre-teen camp, for 5th – 6th graders, July 25 – July 28, $145 * KJ Kamp for 1st – 2nd graders, day camp, July 8 – 11, $75 * KJ Kamp, for 3rd – 4th graders, overnight camp, July 8 – 11, $120 * Fall registration for community Bible study is being accepted. The focus will be on Proverbs, Timothy I and II and more. For more information, call Kay Andrews at 881-5238.
Messiah Lutheran Church * The 12th annual church picnic will take place at the small pavilion at Monte Sano State Park on Sunday, June 22, immediately following the late service. Bring lawn chairs, ball and gloves and any outdoor games. Hot dogs and fixings, and ice-cold lemonade will be served. For more information, call Robin Douglas at 922-1638. * Mark your calendars for this year's Singing School at Messiah Lutheran Church during the week of July 21-25. Presentations will be held on July 27. For more information, call Lois Graff at 430-0510.
Editor's Note: The Madison County Record gladly accepts church announcements for publication each week. Church briefs can be mailed to: P.O. Box 859, Madison, AL 35758; e-mailed to: mitch.freeman@ms\adisoncountyrecord.com ;or faxed to: 772-6655. For more information, call 772-6677. The deadline to submit a church brief for Wednesday's paper is 9 a.m. on Friday.