News and Worship
Our weekly announcements are e-mailed weekly on Tuesdays. Our monthly newsletter is mailed at the end of the prior month. If you would like to be added to the e-mail or physical mailing lists, contact the Church Office.
Worship service in the Sanctuary for this Sunday has been cancelled. Check back here at the beginning of the week to see our schedule going forward. Services will continue to be available online on our YouTube channel.
Sunday Worship-August 9, 2020
To remain faithful during this time of uncertainty, you can continue to support your church and it's outreach through our on-line giving by clicking the give button,
or you can mail your giving to:
P. O. Box 541, Bainbridge, GA 39818.
To pay Mother's Morning Out and The Learning Corner tuition payments on line, click the button below.
Bishop Lawson Bryan, in collaboration with the officers of the Annual Conference and the
Cabinet, has announced that the 2020 South Georgia Annual Conference session will be
held virtually. Find more information and updates go to www.sgaumc.org/annualconference.
· August 2 - Virtual Clergy Session, 3:00-5:00 pm
· August 8 - Virtual Commissioning Service, 4 pm
· August 9 - Virtual Ordination Service, 2:00 pm
· August 11 - Virtual Retiree Recognition, 7:00 pm
· August 13 - Virtual Memorial Service, 7:00 pm
· August 15 - Virtual Annual Conference Session,
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Worship - August 3, 2020
Sunday Morning Worship Service in the Sanctuary for August 9, 2020 has been cancelled. Check back in the beginning of the week for more information and future plans. In the meantime, continue our worship while apart by watching our online worship video on our YouTube channel.
Big Red Bus OneBlood Drive - Tuesday, August 11
Donate Blood, Tuesday, August 11 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Big Red Bus in the Shotwell Street parking lot of FUMC. All donors will receive a OneBlood Tote Bag and a wellness check up including COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
The coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors in the United States during the donation process or from attending blood drives. The coronavirus only heightens the need for a ready blood supply. By making blood donation a habit you are helping ensure a ready blood supply at all times.
OneBlood is now testing all blood donations for the COVID-19 antibody. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the virus, regardless of whether they ever showed symptoms. Masks are required to be worn by all blood donors. You may wear your own or we will provide one for you if needed.
As per our phone conversation earlier, I will be mailing new flyers to you today that reflect your contact information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tina Phillips (229) 224-6369 or Tina.Phillips@OneBlood.org.
NOMINATIONS - LAY LEADERSHIP MEETING
The Nominations-Lay Leadership Meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, August 6 at 5:30
p.m. via ZOOM. Call the Church Office if you need the ZOOM connection information.
A TIME OF VISIONING PLANNING RETREAT IS POSTPONED
The planning retreat originally scheduled for this Sunday, August 9 has been cancelled
and will be reschedule for a later date. Once that date is secured, we will let you
know. Thank you to those who were willing to be part of planning our future. We look
forward to working with you again!
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING DATE
Church Council will meet on Tuesday, September 8 to review materials for our Charge Conference on September 20.
Food Bank Schedule
The Food Bank is open during our regular schedule of Tuesday mornings, for one hour from 9:00 a.m. until 10: 00 a.m. The Food Bank operates out of the Adult Sunday School Building, 232 W. Shotwell Street.
Christian Fellowship Dinners
CFD's have been suspended until future notice.
Christian Fellowship Dinners usually 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
MMO & TLC have been suspended until future notice.
Mother’s Morning Out/The Learning Corner is on break until the Decatur County Schools restart on Monday, April 6. 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
Scout activities have restarted. K-2nd grade meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 3rd-5th grade meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The first 10 people to sign up can come. Reserve your spot by contacting Margueritte Jackson (MJ). If you do not have MJ's contact info, call the Church Office to get it.
If you are not a registered Scout, contact MJ to join. For more information, please contact the Church Office. Click HERE to go to the Scout page.
Join the 12:19 prayer movement
The coronavirus is also known as COVID-19. This has led to discussion among churches and pastors about inviting us to pray together at 12:19 p.m. each day. Let us join together in praying for: the researchers who are working for a cure, the medical personnel who are on the front lines of this fight, those whose jobs are in jeopardy, those in particularly vulnerable groups, the business owners who are living with financial uncertainty, and our churches as we seek to bring hope through Jesus Christ. Wherever you are at 12:19 p.m. each day, Bishop Bryan and the Cabinet ask you to join us in this prayer movement.
Deeply Rooted Revival
Our “Deeply Rooted: Nurturing Faith for the Transformation of the World” worship revival originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26, through Tuesday, April 28 has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 25, through Tuesday, October 27. We have great speakers and music lined up to help provide for a wonderful gathering! Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss this!
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.