Digital Newsletter

October 13-19, 2019


8:30 and 11:00 am Traditional :  

Prayer Focus: "Using our gifts to build up the church."

What’s Going on Around the Church?

Genesis Singers Envelope Fundraiser

The Genesis Singers Youth Choir Envelope Fundraiser will begin on Sunday, September 29th. How it works: Grab an envelope and fill it with the amount of money that is printed on the front; drop it in the offering plate or bring it by the church office.

Serve Opportunity-October 26th: 8am-12pm

We are blessed to have amazing schools in our community where children are equipped to answer their callings. In order for them to function at the highest level, they need our help. On the last Saturday of this month, we will send a team of volunteers to Daniel Pratt Elementary School to do some deep cleaning and minor landscaping that isn’t able to be accomplished in their day to day operations. There will be opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. Please sign up to receive more information about the tools needed, updates, and reminders. Just email

2020 FUMC Stewardship Campaign and Capital Campaign Initiative are underway!

Your generous financial tithes and offerings enable transforming ministries to help people locally and around the world experience a powerful and life-changing relationship with God. Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of the mission, and complete a pledge card (you can find a digital version on the website) to support the 2020 General Fund and the Capital Campaign Initiative. If you did not receive a letter and pledge card in the mail this week, please contact the church office. Please use this time to prayerfully reflect on the many ways you count yourself blessed, and then pledge gratefully, generously, and joyfully for 2020 and beyond. Please turn in pledge cards to the church before October 31st. A digital version of the pledge card can be found on our website under "Giving".

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Menu for October 16, 2019, Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm

Adults: Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Rolls, and Key Lime Tarts

Children: Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, Rolls

Adults: $6, Youth: $5, Children: $4, Take out meals: $7

Children’s Ministry

NOW ACCEPTING NEW ACOLYTES AND CRUCIFERS- If your child is interested in serving FUMC as an acolyte (4TH, 5TH and 6th graders) or Crucifer (7th through 12th graders), please email or call or text Stacey at 334-221-9508 today! We will be having an acolyte and crucifer training session on Sunday, October 20 in the Sanctuary from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  See you there!

We have a few spots left for the TRUNK OR TREAT! -Would you like to be a part of the fun at the Fall Festival on October 27 from 5-7pm?  The Trunk or Treat is a great way for everyone to get involved! If you, your family, Sunday School Class, small group or just a group of friends would like to host a Trunk this year, please let Stacey Lewis know by calling or texting her at 334-221-9508 or sending an email to   

CANDY, CANDY, CANDY -Our children have so much fun going from trunk to trunk during our Fall Festival collecting candy! Please help us provide them with lots of yummy treats! We are now accepting candy donations in the church office! Thank you!!!

Operation Christmas Child -Operation Christmas Child will be kicking off on October 20, 2019! This year, the serve team has, again, purchased 500 shoeboxes for our congregation to use! Please let Stacey Lewis know if you would like to use a large quantity of these boxes (10 or more).Boxes will be available for pick up around the church starting October 20!

Youth Ministry


Casey and McKenna invite ALL youth parents to join them in the youth room at 6:30pm on Wednesdays during the month of October for the series on relationships. When students break off into their small groups, parents will have have an opportunity to share in youth parent small groups that Casey will provide questions. You don't want to miss this series going on through October!

Serve opportunity: October 26 Serve Opportunity meet at the school at 8 am! 


Senior Adult Ministry

upcoming events

October 24th- Games Day Luncheon in Pratt Hall at 10:00am. This is a community-wide program. Attendees play a variety of games: Skip-bo, Bridge, Mexican Train Dominoes, etc. A delicious meal is served at noon- cost is $6.00. Call Barbara Howe at 334-224-4662 for reservations.

October 26th- School Clean Up; if you want to help, but don’t/can’t do yard work, there will be inside cleaning jobs

November 7th- Lunch Bunch at Mellow Mushroom: 11:00am

If you can volunteer to pick up food at Publix for AICC two Saturdays a month, please call Libby Bruce at 303-2367 or call the church office at 365-5977

Through our Prayers

Church Family- Rev. Leonard & Carlyn Howell, Bob Olson, Ray Brasel Family, Louise Moody, Bill Tatum, Martha Smith, Dene Cleveland, Eddie Nummy, Linda Puckett, Frank & Betty Lamar, Joan McCloskey, Pam Ray, Faye Johnson, Mike Harris, Harper Claire Taylor, Stanley Kamykowski, Sam Rucker, Faye Johnson, Claudia Storay, Bob & Betty Savage (new prayer needs) Tyce Minkoff, Eddie Arrington, Jean Judah

Extended Family- Wynn Arkle, Pete Hartsfield, Margie Rhye, Charles Carmack Sr., Charlie Hayes, Gabriel Baker, Maxine Waites, Buddy Griffith, Tommy Carver, Larry Crabtree, Nicole Baker, Ivan Gotera, Jimmy Thompson, Jonathan Howell, Ken Boles, Beverly Howell, Preston & Betty Motley, Barbara Christenberry, Carolyn Brothers, Randy Lambert, Bill Henson (new prayer needs) David Burton, Betty Painter, Mary Ellen McCormick, Mary Tackage, Charlie Price, N.B. Brothers, Danny Simmons

Deployed- Christopher Clements

Through our Gifts

2019 Operating Budget: $1,478,346.63

Total Received 10/6/19: $38,237.00

Total E-Giving Received For 2019: $94,331.00

Total Received For 2019 as of 10/6/19: $1,057,950.01

Total Needed Year to Date: $1,137,189.60

Through our Presence

Worship - 374

Sunday School - 243