Our congregation has many opportunities in worship, programs, ministries, and studies to create, deepen, better understand, and live out a 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
Christian Fellowship Dinners!
Join us for our Christian Fellowship Dinners on Wednesday Nights. Call or email the Church Office or Lauren Turner to make your reservation. If you made a weekly standing reservation and cannot come, please cancel your reservation by noon on Tuesday. If you have a reservation and could not come and did not cancel the reservation, we ask that you kindly pay for the meal. This will decrease wastage and help to keep prices down. Thanks for your cooperation!
Children up through age 3 - no cost
Children ages 4-10 - $3.00
Ages 11-64 - $6.00
65 and over - $4.00
Immediate Family limit- $20.00
KidzQuest at Epworth, September 21-23, is this weekend! This is an awesome retreat weekend for kids 3rd-5th grade! For those going to KidzQuest, we are leaving the Church at 12:00 p.m. Please eat lunch before we leave. To follow along in the fun, click HERE to got the Children's KidzQuest page see the photos!
Youth Flint River Cruise
The Youth are taking our river cruise this Sunday, September 23. Meet at the Boat Basin super ramps at 12:30 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch and wear your bathing suit for some river fun! Be sure your Permission Forms and Medical Releases have been turned in prior to the trip. We will be back in time for Youth Choir at 4:30 p.m., followed by Snack Supper at 5:30 p.m. We will not meet for Youth Group later that day. We will meet at our regular times on Wednesday.
Cub Scout Pack #519
The new Cub Scout Pack #519 has started. 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.
The Bishop’s Conversation on “A Way Forward”
Bishop Lawson Bryan will be in the Southwest District on Tuesday, September 18, at Avalon UMC in Albany from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to discuss the report of The Commission on a Way Forward that will be presented to the called General Conference in February 2019. In preparation for this conversation, Bishop Bryan asks that those attending please the report (which can be found at http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Properties/council-of-bishops/news_and_statements/documents/Way_Forward_Report_-_Final_-_ENGLISH.pdf).
The meetings will begin with a time of spiritual reflection and centering. A video will then highlight the specifics of each of the three proposed plans, taking them in the order listed in the report of the Commission on a Way Forward. This will be followed by a question and answer time, moderated by the host district superintendent, during which Bishop Bryan will lead those present in a discussion of the implications of each plan. Bishop Bryan will then offer ways the South Georgia Conference might helpfully respond to each of the three plans. The meetings will conclude with a time of prayer following the Praying Our Way Forward guide which is currently being used by United Methodists all over the world.
Our District Superintendent, Doreen Smalls, has asked that each church call in the number of people planning to attend so that adequate seating can be arranged. If you plan to attend, please call the Church Office.
For more information, click here to go to the Music Ministries page.
For more information, click here to go to the Youth Ministries page.
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