Digital Newsletter

February 17-23, 2019

 

Traditional and Contemporary Services: “Building up” Ephesians 4:29-32

Prayer Focus: "Celebrate the Holy Spirit’s presence in our life."


What’s Going on Around the Church?

Kairos

We are looking for men to care for the “least of these”, in Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County from May 2-5, 2019. This is a Prison Ministry Program called Kairos which means, “God’s Special Time”. It is an Emmaus Walk for the incarcerated and brings the Light of Christ into the darkness of the prison. We will have our next team training on February 23, 2019 beginning at 8:30am at the Millbrook United Methodist Church! Please call Tom Risher for details…334 318-4400.

NEW FUMC DIRECTORY AVAILABLE NOW!

We have recently updated the church directory and encourage you to check it out on the Instant Church Directory App. This is a free and easy-to-download app that will keep you connected and offers extensive contact information on church members and those who are involved in the life of FUMC. If you would like a printed copy of the directory, they are $10 (to cover printing costs) and are available in the church office.

next steps

Are you wondering about your Next Steps in your faith walk? We would love to help. Our Next Steps event will take place on March 3rd, following the 11:00 service in Pratt Hall. Whether you are seeking baptism, wanting to join a small group, discovering your gifts to serve God, or learning more about being a member of FUMC. Please email drew@prattvillemethodist.org if you are interested in joining this Next Steps luncheon!

adullam house

Are you looking for a way to serve the community? Join us Saturday, March 9th for a great opportunity at Adullam House in Wetumpka. We will be doing landscaping work as well as a bit of spring cleaning. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. and ride together in the church van, and will be back around noon. Please call or stop by the church office to sign up.


On March 2nd we will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to put the final touches on a build here in Prattville. We need 14 adults who are willing to serve through painting, cleaning, and finishing up a few small jobs to get the home ready for the new owners. No tools or specialty skills required. We will leave the church at 7:30am and plan to return mid after-noon. Lunch provided. To sign up please register online or contact Pastor Drew.

On March 2nd we will be partnering with Habitat for Humanity to put the final touches on a build here in Prattville. We need 14 adults who are willing to serve through painting, cleaning, and finishing up a few small jobs to get the home ready for the new owners. No tools or specialty skills required. We will leave the church at 7:30am and plan to return mid after-noon. Lunch provided. To sign up please register online or contact Pastor Drew.


Children’s Ministry

Save the dates

Vacation Bible School- June 17-21, 2019

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

-NO Sunday Night activities February 17th due to Presidents Day.

Created by God

March 8-9-Created by God is a two-part class for children in grades 5 & 6 that covers topics of human sexuality, values, and relationships in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner. If you would like more information about what will be taught in the class, feel free to contact Stacey Lewis at 334-221-9508 anytime.

Class fee: $40.00 per participant

Registration Deadline is February 24, 2019. To Register, pick up registration form in the church office or contact Stacey Lewis at 334-221-9508.

Class Schedule -Mandatory Parent meeting at 6:30 on Friday, March 8th -Children will meet from in EPW 101 (gym) 9:00 am until 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 9 for learning, fun group activities, lunch, and fellowship! -Parents will return for the final session and dinner at 5:00 pm on March 9th

Youth Ministry

-Reminder: If you want to be considered to participate in our summer missions, you need to have attended a minimum of 4 serve opportunities throughout the school year. Applies to ALL students.

-DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT: February 23rd: Casey needs any church member and ALL youth parents to help with this tournament! This fundraiser is going to be the biggest fundraiser for the youth ministry and we will need ALL hands on deck! Sign ups will be going around on Sundays and Wednesday night dinners!

-NO youth group this Sunday night, 2/17 due to Presidents Day.


Senior Adult Ministry

February Calendar

February 21st- Join other SAM Members on February 21st at 3:00pm in the library to decorate cookies. Presley Langley, our Director of Communications and Publicity, will demonstrate unique tricks for decorating cookies. Sign up sheet is in the church office. Cost is $15 due on the day of the class. February 27th- Fifty Forward singers to Greensprings at 10:00am.

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Father + Daughter Dance was a blast!!


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Menu for february 20, 2019

  • Adults: Barbeque, Slaw, Baked Beans, Texas Toast, S’more Bar

  • Children: Barbeque Slider, French Fries, S’more Bar

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


Through our Prayers

Church Family- Brasel Family, Karen Cooper, Rev. Leonard Howell, Mac Macready, Joan McCloskey, Louise Moody, Eddie Pope, Bill Tatum, Larry Avant, Martha Smith, Cleta Johnson, Harper Claire Taylor, Bill Felio, Mike Harris, Linda Puckett, Steve Burton, Bob Olson, Dene Cleveland, Helen Sheffer, Sonya Murphree, New: Carlyn Howell

Extended Family- Wynn Arkle, Pete Hartsfield, Beverly and Jonathan Howell, Brandon Smart, Maxine Waites, Pam Cooper, Jason Mann, Beverly Price, Sean Moncrief, Margie Rhye, Gloria Grueneberg

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

A Gift Has Been Given in Memory of Elsie Owens by the Robert Mapes Family, Mathison Pickard Circle, and Mrs. Rebecca Crews A Gift Has Been Given in Memory of Bob Johnson by Mrs. Rebecca Crews


Through our Gifts

2019 Operating Budget: $1,479,391.63

Total Received 2/10/19: $47,940.49

Total E-Giving Received For 2019: $12,265.00

Total Needed Year-to-date For 2019: $170,578.44

Total Received For 2019 as of 2/10/19: $193,744.17

Through our Presence

Worship - 587

Sunday School - 319