First United Methodist Church Brewton
FUMC Updates:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - TODAY:
  • KFC @ 3-5pm
  • Prayer Team @ 4:45-5:15pm (Library)
  • Children's Choir @ 5:00-5:30pm (Chapel) - Last practice of the school year.
  • Dinner @ 5:30-6:00pm (Taco salad, chips & dessert) $5/person or $20/family
  • Children @ 6:00pm (Preschool, K-3, and 4th-6th)
  • Youth @ 6:00pm (Youth Room)
  • Adult Bible study @ 6:00pm (Fellowship Hall)
  • Women's small group @ 6:00pm (Parlor)
  • Adult Choir - THERE WILL BE NO ADULT CHOIR TONIGHT!

Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Worship @ 9:00 am (Youth Center)
  • Sunday School @ 9:45am
  • Worship @ 10:50am (Sanctuary) including music from our children's choir!
  • Handbells @ 5:30pm
  • No Sunday night youth
Primetimers Luncheon - Thursday, April 26th @ Noon
All adults (55+) are invited to join us for this fun time of good food and fellowship. The theme for April is “Happy Birthday” as we honor our members and faithful attendees who are turning 90 & older this year. 
FUMC Children's Choir to sing THIS SUNDAY @ 10:50am
All are invited to worship this Sunday as we enjoy special music presented by our children's choir! This will be their last
performance of the 2018 school year. Please invite your friends
and neighbors to experience this wonderful ministry of our
church at the 10:50 worship service! Children's choir arrive by 9:30 in the sanctuary for practice. Starting May 2nd, if you child is in KFC, you will need to pick them up at 5pm since we are done with choir for the school year.
FUMC Senior Recognition Sunday Worship and Luncheon - May 6th
We have several graduating seniors that the church wants to recognize during the 10:50am worship service on May 6th. All senior parents are asked to submit a framed photo of your child along with 5-7 other photos (via email to the church office or on a memory drive) to be used in a slide show during the celebration luncheon following worship. Besides our seniors and their families, all church members with a special bond to these youth are also invited to attend the luncheon, but only with a reservation. Reservations can be made by clicking on the link below or calling/emailing the church office by Monday, April 30th.
CHAPERONES NEEDED for
2018 FUMC Youth Summer Mission Trip
We are in need of chaperones to make our summer youth mission trip from June 3rd - 9th to Clarksville, GA happen. To be a chaperone, you do not have to be a youth parent, but must be 21 or older and have a heart to serve in this area. We will be spending this week meeting, working, worshiping and growing in our faith with other youth from all over the world! During our group's trip to Clarkesville, we will be able to reach out and minister to local children through summer camps in their own neighborhoods while also working on home improvement and repair projects such as home additions, roofing and painting. There will also be a whitewater rafting trip one afternoon for all to enjoy! Please contact the church office for more information and to let us know you are interested.
A $79/person deposit is due NOW.
Brewton Elementary School Clothes Closet
The BES clothes closest is in need of boys pants and shorts (size 4, 5, 6, 7, 7x, 8-10, 10-12, 14-16 & 18). You can drop off the items or make a monetary donation at the church office. Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry with our local schools.
Calling Servant Leaders....We need children's volunteers for Sunday mornings & Wed. nights:
We are looking for volunteers to help with Preschool and K-3rd Sunday School classes on Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday night children's classes. If you are interested,
contact the office or email bfuqua@brewtonfirst.org .
Seeking Lay Scripture Readers for Worship
One of the great strengths of FUMC is the involvement and faithful commitment of those involved in lay servant ministry. We are currently seeking people who feel called to read our Scripture lessons each week in worship. If interested, contact the church office for more information.
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, April 26th : Primetimers “Happy Birthday” honoring our members who are t urning 90 & older
Sunday, April 29th: Children's Choir sings in worship @ 10:50am
Wednesday, May 2nd : Finance Committee Meeting @ noon, Lunch provided
Wednesday, May 2nd : Children's Council meeting @ 5pm in the Parlor
Thursday, May 3rd : National Day of Prayer
Sunday, May 6th: Senior Recognition Sunday and Luncheon
New FUMC Worship Service
 “The Nine” will provide a rich, thoughtful, contemporary worship experience centered around Christ’s unconditional love. While it will be contemporary in style, it will also fit the very best of our congregation’s values and vision. A contemporary service allows us to connect with a wider demographic, which in turn helps more people connect with Christ in a meaningful way. While people currently involved in our congregation are of course welcome to participate, this service is designed to share the Good News in a meaningful way with people who are not currently connected to our congregation. If you know someone who is searching for a church home or is not connected at FUMC already, encourage them to visit in the upcoming weeks at 9am in the youth center. We also need people to assist with the worship team (VOCALISTS & INSTRUMENTALISTS)
Contact us at the church office (251-867-8051) if you are interested in assisting!
SAVE THE DATE!
FUMC Vacation Bible School
Sunday, July 22nd - Thursday, July 26th
5:30-8:00pm
Theme: "Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus"
More information to follow in the weeks to come!
New FUMC Community Food Pantry Hours
Beginning in May, the food pantry will be open the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month throughout the remainder of 2018. The hours of operation will remain 9-10:30am. We thank all of our volunteers and community supporters for this wonderful minstry and its impact on persons and families throughout Escambia County.
GriefShare Update!
The community-wide grief share group will continue to receive participant names throughout the summer and will kick-off in August under the direction of Summer LoDuca. You may contact the church office for more information or to leave your name to receive additional updates on the upcoming group.
Prayer Concerns:
New Prayer Concerns for Church Members:
Jean Allen, James Hildreth, Verna Herdman, Becky Lambert
 
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for Church Members:
Jenny Golson, Kitty Luttrell

New Prayer Concerns for Family, Friends & Community:
Sarah Weaver, sister in law of Martha Corbin; Marcia DeGraff, friend in the community; Carol Dean, sister of Ken Corbin; Billy Waites, friend of Shirley Tew; William Luker, friend in the community; Tommy Tremor, friend of David Allen; Barbara Solomon, mother of Brad Solomon; Michael McFadden, brother of Verna Herdman.
 
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for Family, Friends & Community:
Stephen Lang, son of Floy Lang; Cheryle Horn, friend of Gail Ladnier; Merrily York, wife of Rev. Shawn York and friends of the McCulloughs; Pastor Monica Guipe, friend of Bob & Ellen Hayes; Edith Raines, wife of Bernie Raines, Pastor of Cedar Hill United Methodist Church; Jimmy Bailey, friend of Jennifer Gaugler; Jordan Madison, son of Heath Madison; Frank Cobb, uncle of Jim Hart; Nancy Watson, aunt of Jodi Jernigan; Kaitlynn Kelly, cousin of Rene Mathews; Ray McCullough, uncle of Tony McCullough; Kelsie Padgett, granddaughter of Larry & June Padgett; Trudy Townsend, mother of Tammi Deatherage; Bill Driskell, father of Melissa Coleman; Thomas Winkler, son-in-law of Barbara Page, Crawford Pernici, child of Margaret & Michael Pernici; Nikki Edwards, daughter in law of Mike Edwards; John Finklea, retired Baptist minister.
 
Please check for ongoing prayer concerns on the back of your monthly church calendar .
 
Partner Churches in Red Bird Missionary Conference:  Thousand Sticks UMC, Beach Fork UMC & Lower Beach Fork UMC, Pastors Robert Amundson, Dan Griffiths
 
Partner Church in Cameroon:   The Hope United Methodist Church, Pastor David Njie.
 
Missionaries in Cameroon :   Rev. Dr. Andrew Molindo

Others in Foreign Missions: Ben Roberts, brother of Tom Roberts.
 
Military:  Robert Reynolds, Army NG, Kuwait; Carter Kelly, The Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, South Carolina; Corey Rilling, Barksdale AFB, LA; Tyler Hyde, Kuwait.
 
U.S. Consulate:  Matt Wall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
First Responders:  Grover Smith, Monte McGougin, Dylan Byrd, Heath Madison
 
Email your prayer requests to prayer@brewtonfirst.org
Announcements:
Communities of Transformation
Meets every Tuesday @ 5:30pm in the fellowship hall. All are invited to
attend and encouraged to invite others to participate in this life-changing ministry in our community. Contact Shae Hines (COT Coordinator) for more information at 334-467-8801.

Sundays @ FUMC:
Children's Classes @ 9:50 am
(Preschool - 6th Grade)
·   Sunday Mornings at 9:45 am (Preschool, K-3, and 4th-6th)
·   Wednesdays at 6:00 pm (Preschool, K-3, and 4th-6th)
Our Wednesday night theme for April is “Road Trip”: Some Things are Worth the Wait.” Choose patience
—decide to wait until later for what you want now. After all, some things are worth the wait!
·  5/16- KFC Celebration from 3:00-5:00- Parents, send your children to school with their bathing suits and towels in their backpacks on this last day of KFC! We will have a water slide, slip-n-slide bowling, water balloons, treats, and more!
·  5/16- The party will continue for all K-6 students who would like to join during supper and our usual Wednesday night class time.
Youth Classes @ 9:50 am
(7th Grade and Older)
NEW SUNDAY SERIES – “Know God”
·  Sunday Mornings @ 10:00am – Breakfast and Scripture Study
· Wednesday Evenings @ 6:15pm – Worship with Music & Devotion
 
Adult Classes & Small Groups @ 9:45am
  • Oasis Class (40’s-60’s) (Oasis classroom behind sanctuary) This Sunday School class, led by Anne Rilling, Madeline Hildreth & Tammi Deatherage.
  • Couples class (20’s-50’s) (Parlor) This small group, led by Melanie and Matt Sasser, will meet weekly to develop significant Christian relationships centered on the study and application of God's Word.
  • Faith-in-Action (Aldersgate classroom) This is a women's class that focuses on study and conversation centered upon current issues growing to become firmly grounded in faith.
  • Senior Adults - Aldersgate class (Library) This class utilizes the Adult Bible study curriculum and is lecture style
  • Co-Ed Adults (55+) – John Douglas class (John Douglas classroom) This class utilizes the Adult Bible study curriculum and is discussion style
  • Adults (60+) - Oxford class (Oxford classroom) This class is a Bible study and is discussion style
  • Adults (50+) – Wesley Bible class This class utilizes the Adult Bible study curriculum and is lecture style               
Stay up-to-date with FUMC Updates to your cell phone via text message! 
Join one or more of the 3 FUMC Remind groups via Remind app:
  • FUMC Children’s activities and updates: text @childfumc to 81010.
  • FUMC Youth activities and updates: text @youthfumc2 to 81010.
  • FUMC General Updates: text @umcbrewton to 81010.

Get CONNECTED…Volunteer Opportunities (WE NEED YOUR HELP):
Sunday morning greeters – weekly at 9:30-9:45am and 10:30-10:50am [need 4-6 for side door and parking lot]. Contact the church office if you would like to serve!
 
Nursery volunteers needed!
Join the nursery ministry team today and assist in the nursery by reading books, playing with children, greeting parents and helping in many other ways. We strive to have at least one volunteer in the nursery each week with the nursery staff and hope you will consider this volunteer opportunity.
First United Methodist Church Brewton
820 Belleville Ave.
Brewton, AL 36426
Office: (251) 867-8051 Email: office@brewtonfirst.org Fax: (251) 867-8557