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
MMO/TLC Fundraiser for the Kirbo Family
MMO/TLC will host a fundraiser at Uncle Bill’s Pizzeria on Thursday, September 5. 15% of proceeds from all purchases between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. will go to the Kirbo’s to help with Cloud’s medical treatment and care. Additional donations are also welcome. Please come out and show your support for the Kirbo’s.
The UMM’s Breakfast meeting will be this Sunday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m. in the J.O. Smith Building. Dr. Charles Walker will present the program. Please invite someone to come with you! Hopefully, we can get more men to come and build up our membership numbers. Hope to see you Sunday!!
Youth Schedule Change for Sunday the 8th
The Youth are doing something different this Sunday. There will be a snack lunch at 12:00 noon, and then Youth Choir will rehearse from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. After rehearsal, Youth Group will leave at 2:00 p.m. from the Adult Sunday School Parking Lot to go to Lake Seminole for the afternoon. They will be back around 7:00 p.m.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
On Thursday, September 5 from 10:00-11:30, in the Library of the Sunday School Building, we will begin a Bible Study by David Jeremiah entitled Agents of the Apocalypse. This is a ten-week study exploring the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players: the exile, the martyrs, the 144,000, the two witnesses, the dragon, the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea, the Victor, the King, and the Judge. We will use the DVDs for this study as well as the book and study guide. Each session begins with a biblically-based dramatization that brings the prophecies to life. Dr. Jeremiah then explains the passages, how to interpret them, and how they apply to the forces at play in the world today.
Join us for this exciting study. The cost of the pro-rated DVDs, book and study guide is $25 per person, or $15 if you just want the DVD sessions and the study guide. For additional information, please contact Judith Maxwell at 246-4589. We look forward to seeing you on September 5.
How well do you know your fellow church members? If you are looking for a way to connect and forge closer and new friendships with the folks across the pew, consider signing up for a fellowship group!
Groups will have eight people total and will be encouraged to meet once a month to share a meal and fellowship from October to May. Our kickoff event to reveal groups and plan each group's first gathering will be a luncheon in the J. O. Smith Building on September 15, following the 11:00 a.m. worship. If you haven’t signed up yet, contact Lynn Walker at 229-220-6426 or email email@example.com.
The Methodist Home for Children & Youth
The annual special offering for The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, headquartered in Macon, but with facilities across the conference, will be received Sunday, September 15. The Methodist Home exists as a faith-based organization to provide at-risk youth the security, education, and hope necessary to transition into contributing and productive adult member of society. Besides offering a home for abused, neglected, and abandoned children, The Methodist Home offers services for building family skills and reuniting families through a continuum of specialized treatment programs. Its mission is to seek to restore lost childhoods, strengthen families and cultivate a people-building organization. Since 1872, the Methodist Home has exemplified this mission, providing a safe haven and impacting the lives of more than 12,000 children from across the State of Georgia.
This church has a history of great generosity to The Methodist Home for Children and Youth. Let’s continue this great tradition, not only through our financial gifts but also through our prayers and service!
Kidz Quest is Coming!
KidzQuest is September 20 through September 22. This annual children’s fall retreat for students in 3rd-6th grades is sponsored by South Georgia’s Connectional Ministries. 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!
The cost for the retreat is $150 per person and includes meals, cabin lodging, insurance, t-shirt, and programming. For registration information, contact Ms. Ida.
This Holy Mystery Study
Pastor Melissa is facilitating a six-week study on Holy Communion called This Holy Mystery. It’s easy to join in, just come for Dinner and stay, the study is in the J. O. Smith Building.
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. Come join us!
Sound Operators Needed
The new sound system is installed. A few tweaks need to be made, but the system is working. Part of the installation includes the training of our members in how to use it effectively. The new system will be run remotely by an iPad. This means you can sit right in your usual spot with your family and run the sound for the whole room. If you can pay attention closely to the service, have normal hearing, and can operate an iPad, we need your help. We are looking for 5 people to complete the training (2 regulars and 3 back up people). Please let Pastor Melissa know if you are willing to serve in this capacity. The training time will be scheduled for a later date. We will let you know when it is.
Knitting and Crochet Ministry
Anyone interested in joining the Knitting and Crochet Ministry, contact Pam Immendorf at 229-243-3760. They usually gather on Wednesday afternoons in the Simmons Parlor.
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.
Tickets are available from the Church Office.
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.