Digital Newsletter

April 14-20, 2019


Traditional and Contemporary Services: “out of dust: Jesus Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem”

Luke 19:28-40

Prayer Focus: "How can we live out God’s reconciling love in the world?"

What’s Going on Around the Church?

Choir Camp Registration closing soon!

Registration for Choir Camp is available on our website for two more weeks!! Registration closes on May 1st so make sure you get your spot today! The camp is for upcoming 1st through 6th graders and will be July 22-25 from 9am-3pm. Space is limited, so please register early before we advertise it to the community. Cost is $60 per child and must be paid online; click on the link below to register. All participants will be expected to participate in our musical "What's Up, Zak?" on Thursday evening, July 25. We look forward to a wonderful presentation of the Zacchaeus story by our children!

Palm Sunday

April 14th in all three of the worship services: 8:30 and 11 am. These powerful services begin with splendor and joy as we reenact Christ’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem by waving palms and proclaiming “Hosanna to the Son of David!” All children are invited to join in the Palm Sunday procession before both traditional services on Sunday, April 14. Please meet in the parlor 10 minutes prior to the service to receive palms and instructions.

Maundy Thursday Service

April 18th at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Maundy is an old English word that is derived from the Latin mandatum meaning “mandate”. At this service, we will hear Jesus’ mandate from the Gospel of John: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” We will commemorate the Last Supper by sharing in Holy Communion, which further binds us in love as a community.

Good Friday service

April 19th at 6:00 pm. A Tenebrae service is one the oldest traditions of the Christian Church in celebration of Holy Week. From the Latin word meaning shadows, the service of Tenebrae presents the story of Jesus’ passion, and as it unfolds, the symbolic candles are extinguished and the worship space is darkened to remember the death of our Lord. The service will be held in the fellowship hall and the music will be led by our Well Worship team.

Easter sunday services

April 21st. Worship in all three services: Traditional at 8:30 and 11:00 am and Contemporary at 11:00am. Christ is risen! Alleluia! Join us to worship and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at any of three triumphant services. There will also be a breakfast offered for everyone at 9:45am in the fellowship hall!

It is impossible for the Burton family to express our heart-felt appreciation to the church staff, the FUMC members, and those they recruited to pray for us during our recent medical challenges. Your presence, prayers, cards, and visits have been timely and overwhelming. Your Christian love has been ans is sustaining us. You have exemplified what our church is all about. To God be the Glory!! Let us all look forward, with excitement for the future, trusting God to lead us.
— Sue and Steve Burton

Children’s Ministry

Save the dates

Vacation Bible School- June 17-21, 2019

Children’s Choir Camp- July 22-25, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt/Spring Celebration- April 20, 2019

Camp X: Summer Camp at Blue Lake

If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader that is interested in attending Summer Camp at Blue Lake this year, please check out for all of the sessions available! FUMC will be taking a group during the week of July 8-12. If you are interested in your child attending during this week or would like more information, please feel free to call Stacey Lewis anytime at 334-221-9508.

We Want Candy!!!

Please donate candy for the Easter Egg Hunt.  Place candy in receptacles around the church or bring to the church office! Thank you so much!

Youth Ministry

-Graduation is right around the corner! Here's what Casey needs from you: A baby picture, senior picture, and the college/career the student will be starting. Parents, if you want to participate in Senior Night at Youth you can prepare a short letter to your son or daughter to share. Seniors and Parents- you and your student will be receiving letters in the next few days about our senior celebration. Please be on the lookout for these in the mail!

Casey needs YOU to help with the Easter egg hunt April 20th! Please let him know if you are able to help by emailing! This will serve as an opportunity towards the mission trip service requirements.

Dates to remember:

April 14th- First Transitions Sunday school- Senior Sunday school designed to help students and parents transition to the next step (more info to be sent out)

April 30th- Pictures & Info due (no names will be accepted after this date) *so let any seniors who want to participate know so they don't get left out

May 12th- Senior Recognition Sunday

May 15th- Senior Night at Youth Group and Parent Letters

May 23rd- Graduation (just a friendly reminder) 

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Senior Adult Ministry

upcoming events

April 25- Games Day; 10:00 in Pratt Hall

May 2- Lunch Bunch; 11:00 am at Pasta Mill


Menu for april 17, 2019

  • Adults: Pork Loin Roast, Hashbrown Casserole, Fried Okra, Sugared Carrots, Biscuits, Lemon Raspberry Cake

  • Children: Corn Dogs, Mac-n-Cheese, Applesauce, Oreo Parfait

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

served from 6:15-7pm during Lent, following the 5:30 prayer service

Through our Prayers

Church Family- Rev. Leonard Howell, Joan McCloskey, Bob Olsen, Ray Brasel Family, Louise Moody, Bill Tatum, Larry Avant, Martha Smith, Harper Claire Taylor, Carlyn Howell, Steve Burton, Dene Cleveland, Mike Harris, Eddie Nummy, Tom Howard, Jr., Jim Minor, Stuart Bear, Mark Lewis, New: Caleb Ross & Family

Extended Family- Wynn Arkle, Pete Hartsfield, Beverly and Jonathan Howell, Brandon Smart, Maxine Waites, Pam Cooper, Margie Rhye, Jim Atkins, Betty Mann, Charles Carmack Sr., Charlie Hayes, Nancy Wilkerson, Bryan Salter, Peggy Turner

Deployed- Savannah Duan, John Garrison, Our local Marine Reserves, Morgan Webb

Death- Al Bock, Pat Samms, Joe Storay, Glenn Ross- Caleb Ross’ Father

Through our Gifts

2019 Operating Budget: $1,478,346.63

Total Received 4/7/19: $23,968.50

Total E-Giving Received For 2019: $31,442.00

Total Needed Year-to-Date: $398,016.36

Total Received For 2019 as of 4/7/19: $403,043.12

Through our Presence

Worship - 481

Sunday School - 298