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
Next Sunday, February 24, we will have our first Mission Café of 2019, with the proceeds going to The Vashti Center, which is our Mission Emphasis for February. Come and enjoy some good breakfast goodies before the 9:00 a.m. service or during the Sunday School hour and make a donation to support our ministry of helping troubled youth and families to find healing and wholeness through the power and love of God.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
It's time to begin planning for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, which will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:00 p.m. in the JO Smith Building. We will once again ask that you call the Church Office and let us know how many people you will be bringing. Please invite your friends to come with you!
There will not be a charge for the meal; however, if you wish to make a contribution toward the expenses, we will have a basket at the door for this purpose. All proceeds after the expenses are paid will go to benefit our local Friends Ministries.
We need volunteers for meal prep, decorations, and clean-up. If you can help, please call the Church Office or Elizabeth Simmons at 254-5798 to volunteer. Meal prep volunteers will include flippers to cook pancakes and cooks for bacon, sausage, and eggs. Other volunteers are needed to help with decorations and a clean-up crew. If you have a griddle we could use, please let us know! Thanks! Bring a friend and join us on March 5 for a great evening.
“Show Some Love” Food Drive
The “Show Some Love” Food Drive, benefitting Decatur County Family Connection, is now underway and will run through February 18. This drive will benefit the Decatur County Family Connection and will restock the local food bank to help those in need. Food drop-off locations include YMCA, Pic-N-Save, ABAC/Southern Regional Tech Wellness Center, First United Methodist Church, First Port City Bank, First Presbyterian Church, Belk, City of Bainbridge, and Memorial Hospital.
Wesley Glen Annual Strawberry Sale
The annual Strawberry Sale benefitting Wesley Glen (our South Georgia Annual Conference Ministry to the Developmentally Disabled) has begun. The cost is $18.00 per flat (12 pints). Pre-orders are being taken through the Church Office until February 26. Call the office at 229-246-1864 to place your order. Money must be turned in by February 28. Pick up will be on Friday, March 1, at the Church Office. Please make checks payable to “Wesley Glen Auxiliary.” Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Vashti Bedding Drive
The Vashti Center in Thomasville is currently conducting a bedding drive. Mattresses have an assigned lifespan and must be replaced. We are now at the point of replacement. A donation of $275 will provide a mattress, mattress protector, pillow, and pillow protector for one of our teens. Our goal is to sponsor 37 beds. Please consider a sponsorship. Your gift will brighten a room and offer the healing comfort of home to one of our youth. (The Vashti Center is our Mission Emphasis for February.)
Luncheon to Benefit the Methodist Children’s Home
Looking for a fun way to support The Methodist Home for Children and Youth? How about a way to do it and hear from Bainbridge-native UGA Coach Kirby Smart?
The Methodist Home is excited to announce the "Giving Childhood a Chance" Fundraiser Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 featuring guest speaker Kirby Smart (Head Coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs Football). The event will be at the Rivermill Event Center (3715 1st Ave., Columbus, GA.). All proceeds will benefit our boys and girls of The Methodist Home Columbus region. Individual tickets are $50, and a Table of 8 is $500
Purchase tickets here: http://ow.ly/CDDb30nuJSF.
The playground equipment is in the process of being ordered. Since insurance is only going to cover replacement cost, we will need additional funds to meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Code by installing borders and mulch to create proper “fall zones.” We need an additional $10,414.31. We have already received close to $6,000 in donations for this. The timeline, once this is ordered, is 4 to 6 weeks, and the Trustees would like to get this project completed as quickly as possible. The playground area is a hazard and a liability to the church if not fixed properly. Bringing the playground area up to code is for the safety of our children and to reduce liability on the church.
2019 Confirmation/Church Membership Class
The 2019 Confirmation/Church Membership Class began Sunday, January 13, during the Sunday School hour in the Library. Confirmation/Church Membership Class is for youth in sixth grade and above and prepares these young people for making a profession of faith in Jesus as Savior, entering into the professing membership of the church, and embarking on a life of discipleship. The class will be received into membership on Sunday, April 28.
One of the highlights of the Confirmation/Church Membership Class is going to the Confirmation Retreat at Epworth By The Sea. This year the retreat will be March 1-3. Please contact Pastor Mike for more information and/or to get your student registered!
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 Music Ministries page.
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.
Mother's Morning Out Ministry at Bainbridge FUMC is in search of nurturing, energetic, dependable teachers. Training/experience in early childhood education is preferred, but not required. You must be at least 18 years of age, interested in working with very young children, ages 1-4 years, and be available Mondays through Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Background screening and references required. Inquiries should contact program director, Cindee Madding, through the church office, (229)246-1864.