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
Pianos and Couches
The church has a surplus of pianos and couches. The Trustees are considering finding these items new homes. If you are interested in a piano or know someone who could benefit from one, please let Christi or Pastor Melissa know. The couches are most suitable for a garage or some other space. Just call the office to arrange a time to pick one up.
The Charge Conference for Bainbridge First United Methodist Church will be part of the Cluster Charge Conference that will be held Sunday, October 27, at 3:00 p.m. at Blakely First United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend and to participate in the time of worship and brief business session.
Our Family Fall Festival is right around the corner. Put Sunday, November 3, on your calendars and plan to come join our Church Family celebrate the changing of the seasons. There will be a chili cooking competition, pinatas, decorate your own fall sugar cookies, and, of course, the cakewalk. We will begin with the pinatas and sugar cookies at 5:30. The cakewalk at 6:00. And chili and hotdogs around 6:30. Our festival will be at the Springhill Christmas Tree Farm, 795 Woodhull Road, Bainbridge, GA, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Come enjoy the fall fellowship!
Wesley Heritage Trip to Savannah
Pastor Melissa is planning a Wesley Heritage trip to St. Simon’s Island and Savannah, GA. The tentative dates for this trip are Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2020. Planning will be influenced by who is interested in going. Please let Pastor Melissa know if you want to be included.
Holy Land Trip
Pastor Melissa is considering leading a trip to the Holy Land in January of 2021. The trip would be 10 days and cost approximately $3500/person. At least ten people are needed for the trip. A trip to the Holy Land powerfully changes how you understand the Bible. Some people call the geography of the land, “the fifth gospel.” If you will consider going, please let Pastor Melissa know. If enough people are interested, the exact dates and details will be available after the first of the year.
Esther Bible Study Group
The Esther Bible Study began a new year of Bible Study last week. They meet on Wednesdays at 6:40 p.m. in the Adult Sunday School Building. They are using a 12-week study on Life Principles from the New Testament, Parables and Word Pictures, by Cheri Cowell, from the Following God Series. It’s not too late to join, contact Ginger Johnson at 248-4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Knitting and Crochet Ministry
The Knitting and Needle Craft Group is restarting this Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the Simmons Parlor. Everyone is welcome, and any kind of handcraft is encouraged. Come and relax, visit, learn and enjoy the afternoon. If you have any questions, contact Pam Immendorf.
Mother’s Morning Out / The Learning Corner
Mother’s Morning Out started Monday, August 19. Changes were implemented with this year’s 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. – 12:00 p.m.
Christian Fellowship Dinners
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
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.
Information Data Forms
The Information Form for the new database is attached below. Please complete one form per person.
Don’t forget your kids!
If you have adult children who live out of town but are still members of FUMC; please fill out an information sheet for them too!
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.