Our congregation has many opportunities in worship, programs, ministries, and studies to create, deepen, better understand, and live out our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Read the weekly newsletter to keep caught up on all the happenings going on in our church family and local community.
Weekly Worship Schedule
Sun - 9:00 AM - Contemporary Worship Service
Sun - 9:45 AM - Sunday School
Sun - 11:00 AM - Traditional Worship Service
Brown Love Offering
The Staff-Parish Relations Committee invites you to participate in a love offering for the Browns. Please drop it off at the Church Office and indicate "Brown Love Offering."
From Your Parsonage Family
Tammy and I wish to express our appreciation to Hal Earnest and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for the lovely reception in our honor last Sunday morning. Your expressions of love and appreciation truly blessed us. I am especially grateful to Miss Ida, Miss Karen, and the children for their gift of the poster with the children’s handprints and names—I will treasure it forever! We appreciate your love and support over these last four years, and, as we wrap up our activities in the church and community and make the transition to a new place of service, we will continue to remember you in prayer.
Welcome Our New Parsonage Family!
As Rev. Melissa Traver and her family—husband Chris and sons Xander and Grayson—prepare to come to Bainbridge, we want to make them welcome. You are invited to send cards and notes of welcome to the Travers to 5966 Sherborne Drive, Columbus, GA 31909.
Join Our Music Groups!
If you want to serve the Lord through music, we invite you to join in our Church music groups: Chancel Choir, Handbells Choir, Handchimes Choir, and Youth Choir. If you can play any instrument, we invite you to play during services. If you know music grammar, that is great, but if you don't, we will teach you all that is necessary. Each person is gifted and loved by the Lord. Contact Music Director Yuliia Billa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
There will be a free Dealing with Dementia workshop held Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to get some guidance on dealing with different aspects of taking care of a loved one. Pre-registration is required-call First Baptist Church Office (229-246-1563) or email email@example.com. This is sponsored by the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
Our Graduate Recognition service will be Sunday, May 19, during our 11:00 AM Unity Worship Service. Our graduates will be leading all parts of the service. Come and support them in their growth as tomorrows leaders.
The Church Council will meet Monday, May 20, at 6:00 p.m. in Reynolds Chapel. This is a week earlier than our regular date because of the Memorial Day holiday. As always, Council members are expected to attend, but all church members are invited to attend.
Vacation Bible School
Our Mission to Mars and Beyond begins on Sunday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. We are doing things a little differently this year. We are going to have VBS at night. The dates are Sunday, June 16-Wednesday, June 19. Blast-off time is at 5:30 p.m., and our daily mission will be completed at 8:00 p.m. You can join in the mission if you are 3 years old to a rising 5th grader. Sign up will begin Sunday, May 19. We need youth and adults to join our flight crew!! If you are interested, please contact Ms. Ida or the Church Office.
Cub Scout Pack #519
The new Cub Scout Pack #519 is going gang busters! Come and join! They meet on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Pack is open to Kindergarten through 5th grade boys and girls. For more information, please contact the Church Office. Click HERE to go to the Scout page.
Christian Fellowship Dinners!
Our Wednesday Night, Christian Fellowship Dinners have resumed. Please remember that if you have standing reservations for our Christian Fellowship Dinner, cannot attend, and do not cancel, we ask that you please pay for your meal.
Children up through age 3 - no cost
Children ages 4-10 - $3.00
Ages 11-64 - $6.00
65 and over - $4.00
Immediate Family limit- $20.00
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.
Rev. Melissa Traver to serve Bainbridge First United Methodist Church
The Staff - Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Bishop Lawson Bryan has appointed Rev. Melissa Traver as Pastor of Bainbridge FUMC, effective June 2019.
Rev. Traver was ordained an Elder in The United Methodist Church in 2008. She is currently serving as the Pastor of St. Peter UMC in Columbus, Ga.
Rev. Traver is married to Chris, and they have two young sons: Xander, age 14, and Grayson, age 9. Rev. Traver is excited to begin her ministry among us and looks forward to becoming a part of our great church.
Rev. Traver’s first Sunday will be in June, and further information will be shared in the days to come concerning welcome events for Rev. Traver and her family. I know you will join us in praying for Rev. Traver as we prepare to welcome her to Bainbridge FUMC and to our community.
Rev. Mike Brown to serve Waycross First United Methodist Church
The Staff-Parish Relations Committee wishes to thank Rev. Mike Brown for his years of ministry among us at Bainbridge FUMC. We wish both him and Tammy well in their new ministry at Waycross FUMC and will keep them in our prayers during this time of transition. We will honor them both with a church-wide reception in May, and details about that gathering will be shared with you soon.