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
During our Vashti service day, volunteers are packing hygiene kits for UMCOR. Our church has been asked to provide single packaged toothbrushes for the kits (multi-packs, travel toothbrushes, and toothpaste are not allowed). Please bring a toothbrush to worship THIS Sunday or drop it by the church office before Friday, February 21. Thank you for your help.
Vashti Giving Sunday
Vashti Giving Sunday has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 23. This special offering allows us to share in the incredible work they are doing to foster healing, hope, and transformation to children and families in Georgia. Prepare to be generous.
District Day of Giving Back
On February 22, we will have the District-Wide Family Service Day at Vashti Center in Thomasville. It will begin with a gathering at 9:00 a.m. and end with a wrap-up at 2:00 p.m. In between, we will assemble benches and UMCOR Hygiene Kits, write letters to Military Service Members, and play Flag Football (for those inclined to the activity). Lunch will be provided. You are asked to RSVP for lunch and for a seat on the van by February 14 by calling the Church Office. The Church Van will leave at 8:00 a.m.
Strawberry Sale for Wesley Glen
The annual Strawberry Sale benefitting Wesley Glen, our South Georgia Annual Conference Ministry serving adults with developmental disabilities, has begun. The cost is $20.00 per flat (12 pints). Orders can be made through the Church Office and are due and must be paid for by noon on February 26, with delivery on Friday, February 28. Please make your checks payable to Wesley Glen Auxiliary. Thank you for supporting this ministry!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Ash Wednesday Service.
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday or “Fat Tuesday” is celebrated on the day before Ash Wednesday. Originally, the day was an opportunity to rid the home of all fats, sugar, and rich foods before the season of Lenten fasting begins. Pancakes are the perfect food to combine all of those ingredients. If you are willing to help out with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, contact Elizabeth Simmons or the Church Office. Another part of the Shrove Tuesday celebration is the burning of the palm branches that were carried triumphantly into the sanctuary last Palm Sunday. These palms become the ashes that mark our heads on Ash Wednesday. The Ash Wednesday service will be held at 6:45 pm in the sanctuary following our regular Christian Fellowship Dinner.
SAVE THE DATE
April 26-28 – Deeply Rooted: Nurturing faith for the transformation of the world. Bishop Bryan will be preaching on Sunday morning, April 26, to kick off this celebration. More details are coming soon. You don’t want to miss this.
Christian Fellowship Dinners
Christian Fellowship Dinners meet at 6:00 p.m. in the J. O. Smith Building.
Children up through age 3 – no cost Children ages 4-10 - $5.00
Ages 11-64 - $7.00 Ages 65 and over - $5.00
Immediate Family limit - $22.00
Mother’s Morning Out / The Learning Corner
Mother’s Morning Out/The Learning Corner is on holiday break until January 13, 2020. MMO serves children ages 12-24 months on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TLC serves children ages 2-4 years old on Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Our TLC Program serves as an educational playschool.
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.
Introducing On-Line Giving!
You can now give online to the church. You can give your regular gifts to our operating budget, memorial gifts, or special gifts to the music ministry, building fund, and more using your debit or credit card! You can set up recurring gifts, too. This service is offered for the convenience of our members and friends. The church does incur a small processing fee for each gift. The giver has the option to add an amount to cover this fee or not. To give online, click on the above button that says “GIVE.”
You also can set up a draft of your checking account for your regular gifts to the church. This method has no fee for the church. Simply complete the draft form in the church office.
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.