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
The Southwest District 2019 United Methodist Men’s Rally will be Saturday, August 17, at Cairo FUMC from 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. There will be a number of special speakers. Call the Church Office if you have any questions.
Acolyte & Communion Servers Training
We are having an Acolyte and Communion Server training this Sunday, August 18, in the Sanctuary at 12:00 p.m. following the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Children and Youth interested in participating, and their parents, are encouraged to stay after church for the short training. Ask Pastor Melissa if you have any questions.
Contemporary Worship Praise Band
Our new praise band for the Contemporary Worship Service is looking for members. If you are willing to join in or know of someone able, please contact the Church Office. Practice will be on Sunday afternoons at 3:45 p.m. in the J. O. Smith Building.
Church and Society Dreamers Tour comes to South Georgia
The Board of Church and Society is sponsoring a Dreamers Tour across the United States and will be coming through South Georgia in August. As part of the tour, two events will be held in the Southwest District where talented college students will share their stories and lead conversations around immigration. The first event will be Friday, August 16, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Cordele First UMC (302 East 12th Avenue); the second event will be Sunday, August 18, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Casa de Vida Y Paz in Bainbridge (2092 Tallahassee Highway S.). All are invited to participate as we come together to pray, listen, and ask questions. For more information, contact Earnestine Campbell, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, at email@example.com.
Mother’s Morning Out / The Learning Corner
Mother’s Morning Out begins on Monday, August 19. There are new changes ahead for this ministry. MMO will now serve children ages 12-24 months and operating hours will remain as Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For our children ages 2-4 years old, our program will serve as an educational playschool called The Learning Corner. Hours of operation of TLC will be Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Christian Fellowship Dinners Restart
Our Wednesday night Christian Fellowship Dinners are back! We are gathering for food and fellowship, starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Make your reservation by contacting the Church Office by noon on Tuesday so we can get a count for the food preparation. Prices are expected to remain the same for the time being.
Children up through age 3 – no cost
Children ages 4-10 - $3.00
Ages 11-64 - $6.00
Ages 65 and over - $4.00
Immediate Family limit - $20.00
This Holy Mystery Study
Beginning after supper this Wednesday, August 14 in the J. O. Smith Building, Pastor Melissa will lead a six-week study on Holy Communion called This Holy Mystery. While we participate in Holy Communion often, we don’t talk about it much. We believe that Holy Communion is a sacrament, which means that God is present in a unique way whenever we participate. Many spiritual gifts are available to us in the practice of Holy Communion. But sometimes we don’t recognize them. Having a chance to ask questions, explore other traditions, and hear the meaning behind why we do what we do can enhance our experience of Holy Communion.
Join Our Music Groups!
Our music groups are starting up! See the Music Notes for details! If you want to serve the Lord through music, we invite you to join in our Church music groups: Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Handchime Choir, and Youth Choir. If you can play any instrument, we invite you to play during services. If you can read music, 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.
Vashti is having a breakfast meeting here in the J. O. Smith Building at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 27. Anyone interested in hearing all the good things Vashti is doing in Bainbridge is invited to come. RSVP to the Church Office to let us know you are coming.
Pathways Training Event
Equip yourself for effective ministry at Pathways! Are you looking for new ideas, networking opportunities, and practical, quality training to enhance ministry at your local church? Then join us for this year’s Pathways event scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins. With over 30 workshops to choose from, you will find workshops designed to help your congregation become healthier and to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ. Workshop topics range from children and youth to spiritual disciplines to those focused on missions and outreach. Cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Childcare is available for newborn to fifth-grade children at the cost of $10 per child (pre-registration is required). .5 CEU credits are available for this event. More information and registration is available at www.sgaumc.org/pathways.
Kidz Quest is Coming!
KidzQuest, the annual children’s fall retreat sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries is for students in 3rd-6th grades. This event typically sells out before the deadline and brings so much energy (and noise!) to the grounds of Epworth By The Sea retreat center on St. Simons Island, GA. Five hundred children and adult leaders come together with dozens of other church groups, learning how to worship, study God's Word, and understand what a relationship with Jesus really means. Amidst beautiful coastal scenery, amazing adult leaders (that's you!) and time away from home - these children are given an opportunity to experience Christ in brand new ways!
Registration is OPEN at https://sgaumc-reg.brtapp.com/KidzQuest2019. Payment is required at time of registration in order to be complete. Registrations received without payment will be considered PENDING, and payment must be received within seven days or registration will be dropped. Space is limited to the first 500 complete registrations. After the event is full, registration will close, and a waiting list will begin. Deadline is September 9, 2019.
The cost for the retreat is $150 per person and includes meals, cabin lodging, insurance, t-shirt, and programming.
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.
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.