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
Wednesday night programs over the next few weeks will focus on the stories of the great families of the Old Testament. Come to learn more about Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, Joseph and his brothers, and more. As part of this series, we’d like to hear your family stories too. If you can share something interesting about your family story (when your family first came to the U. S., or maybe the colonies, when your family settled in Bainbridge or anything else), please let Pastor Melissa know.
D-Now Volunteers Needed
D-Now, our community-wide youth retreat, is February 14-16. We need lots of volunteers from the congregation to make this a great experience for our youth. Friday night four hundred youth will gather to eat in the J. O. Smith Building. Ten to twelve volunteers are needed to serve. We also need several homes to host a group of youth overnight Friday and Saturday. We need drivers and small group leaders for Saturday’s activities and someone to coordinate breakfast for the youth on Sunday morning. Let Elizabeth Simmons or Pastor Melissa know if you will help.
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 by February 14 by calling the Church.
Vashti Giving Sunday
Vashti Giving Sunday on Sunday, February 2, is a day to share the incredible work they are doing and give you a chance to share in their mission – to foster healing, hope, and transformation to children and families in Georgia. Prepare to be generous.
Christian Fellowship Dinners
Christian Fellowship Dinners resume this Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the
J. O. Smith Building. Meal prices are being adjusted to reflect the rise in base food costs. Prices are as follows:
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, simply go to our website at bainbridgefirstumc.org and look for the blue 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.
Bainbridge First UMC is blessed with a very generous congregation. Hopefully, these new ways to give will be helpful to you.
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.