On August 27, during the Gathering Hour, everyone is invited to The Crossroads Center for a very special Vision Breakfast catered by Uncle Bill's (in lieu of adult Sunday School). Pastor Michael will be sharing everything he can think of that God has been impressing on his heart that led him to call for this Revelation Revival, and some of the things he’s seen God doing along the way. He’ll be sharing what he thinks are the crucial questions for our church's ministry and worship. He’ll also take any questions you have, and we will be conducting a confidential survey of everyone who attends so that we can get your suggestions for how God is directing the worshiping and discipleship ministries of our church.
We will have a series of weekly Sunday night prayer services, meeting to pray and praise together on Aug 27, Sept 3, and Sept 10 at 6:00PM in The Crossroads Center.
To join a Small Group, just click on the group you wish to join below:
Tuesday Morning Groups:
Wednesday Morning Groups
Thursday Morning Groups
Wednesday Night Groups
Game Day will take place Friday, Aug 18 from 11:00-2:00 in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.
Come join Pastor Michael for Coffee With The Pastor this Sunday, August 20 in The Crossroads Center during the Gathering Hour beginning at 9:15AM. If you have any questions about Methodism, our church, or would like to join our FUMC family, this is the place for you- complete with breakfast and a great cup of coffee!
Nursery, Kid’s Choir, Kid’s Street, and Kid’s Bridge all begin at 6:00PM on Wed nights on the Breezeway. These include children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade. Come join the fun, learn about Jesus, and make new friends!
The UMM will meet Monday, Aug 14 from 6-7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall. All men are invited to a great meal, fellowship, and a short business meeting.
Missions Committee is planning a yard sale for Saturday, August 12 from 8:00AM- 12:00 noon at The Crossroads Center (NOT on Hwy 85 as originally planned). The remaining items will be available on Sunday, August 13 during the Gathering Hour from 9:30-10:30.
Don't forget to mark your calendar!
We've got GREAT options for EVERYONE!
Wednesday Night Study Groups Begins September 20th:
A Walk Through The Word Led by: Dr. Art Luckie *Begins September 27th
First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree (Melissa Spoelstra) Led by: Cathy Thigpen
Knowing God by Name (Mary Kassian) Led by: Cassie Baird
Better Than You Can Imagine (Patrick Quinn) Led by: April Hight
Tuesday Morning Study Groups
Jeremiah: Daring to Hope in an Unstable World Women's Bible Study Led by: Devona Willis *Begins September 12th @ 9:30 am
The Sacred Way (Tony Jones) Led by: Mike Milani *Begins September 19th @ 11 am
Wednesday Morning Study Groups
Working: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Darby Kathleen Ray) Led by: Michael Precht *Begins September 20th @ 11 am *Location: Casbah Coffee House
Connection Group Opportunities
Stay Home Parents Connection: Coffee, Conversation & Fun Led by: Jenny Raiche *Kids are welcome to attend with their parent. *Begins August 31st and continues every other Thursday
For more information on how YOU can get plugged into a Small Group, please contact: April Hight, Director of Discipleship at email@example.com
Jenny Raiche will facilitate "Coffee and Conversation", a group forhome school parents, at First United Methodist's Fellowship Hall. Children are more than welcome! This connection group will begin August 31st and will be every other Thursday from 9:30-11:00.
Blessing of the Backpacks will take place Sunday, August 6! Have your child, youth , your OWN backpack to either our 8:30 Chapel Service or our 10:55 Seamless Worship Service!
Group I will be having lunch out on Friday, August 4 at Johnny O'Quiggley's at 12:00. All ladies of the church are welcome!
The Happy Timers, an FUMC Senior Ministry, will be heading to Andalusia Friday, July 28 for lunch at Tabby D's. Please meet at the back of the church at 9:30AM to catch the bus. There will be a donation collected for gas. All seniors looking for a great meal and great fellowship are welcome!
All Sunday School current locations will be the same EXCEPT:
Linda Campbell's class @ 9:45 will meet in the Sanctuary
Darrell Smith's class @ 9:45will meet in the church office
Lee Thigpen's class @ 9:45 will meet in the Fellowship Hall
Allen Bell's class @ 11:00 will meet in room 212 on the breezeway
The Crossroads Center classrooms are currently full of VBS material, so we are moving the SS classes meeting there to a different location for this Sunday. Thank you for your understanding!
Pastor Michael invites all who are interested in joining FUMC or have questions about Methodism to Coffee With The Pastor THIS Sunday at 4:00PM in his office behind the main sanctuary. The coffee will be fresh and the conversation enlightening!
Yarn Ministry will be meeting Tuesday, July 11 at 6:00PM in room 213 on Kid's Street/ Breezeway. All interested are welcome!
The Chancel Choir will meet for dinner and rehearsal at Patty Seip's home on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:00PM. All who love to sing are invited!
K-5th graders are invited to Kid Street on Wed, July 26 from 5:30-7:30PM for LEGO AND LET GOD NIGHT!
5$ is the suggested donation because there will also be PIZZA! Come join the fun!
Worship Schedule from Sunday, July 23 through Sunday, September 17
8:30 Chapel Worship
9:30 Breakfast opens
9:45 Sunday School for all ages
10:55 Sanctuary Worship
(Children's church for pre-k through 3rd grade)
A note from Pastor Michael:
Starting on July 23, I'll be preaching a series of sermons on the book of Revelation. I'm convinced that no book in the Bible has been more mistreated or misused - a book that was written to give hope to the early church has instead become the stuff of horror movies. But I'm also convinced that we live in a world that is hungry for exactly the hope that is found in Revelation. Every time we go to a superhero movie - every time we watch epic stories of good triumphing over vast evil, all against a backdrop of spectacular visuals - we are watching the shadow of the story that unfolds in Revelation.
In order to share this story in all its glory, we are going to worship in an equally epic way. Our Well service and Traditions service will come together for each of these 10 weeks, and we will worship in a service that follows the pattern of our Covenant Renewal services from early April. If you remember, on April 2 we had three worship services that each followed an identical order of worship that seamless wove together scriptures, and a variety of styles of singing, and the sermon in a continuous telling of the wonder of God.
By uniting our gifts in worship, we will also be able to unite ourselves around the Word of God and around good food. We will have a single Sunday school hour for these 10 weeks, and we will also have a breakfast available in the Crossroads Center. You can take your food to your Sunday School class, or linger around the tables in Wesley Hall and meet someone new.
When revival begins with us, it starts a fire that cannot be contained.
The message Jesus gave to the church in Laodicea is still the message of revival today: we cannot be lukewarm, but if we will be refined by the Holy Spirit's fire, then even now we can shine like the seamless white garments of the host of heaven (Rev. 4:15-18).
Let's all be ready for a revelation revival!
Grace and peace,
United Methodist Women's Group 1 will have lunch out this Friday, July 7, at 12:00 noon at Dave's Catfish house by the high school. All women invited!