First United Methodist Church Brewton
FUMC Updates:
TODAY, December 5, 2018
  •  KFC @ 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Prayer Team @ 4:30 p.m.
  •  Wednesday Night Supper @ 5:15 p.m.
(choice of soups, crackers, roll/cornmeal muffin, dessert)
  • Adult Bible Study/small groups @ 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Children's Choir @ 6 p.m.
  • Children/Youth small groups @ 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
  • Adult Choir @ 6-7 p.m.
  • Cantata Practice @ 7-8 p.m.  

Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • The Nine Worship Service @ 9:00 a.m. (Youth Center)
  • Sunday School @ 9:45 a.m.
  • Worship @ 10:50 a.m. (Sanctuary)
  • Children's Christmas Program @ 10:50 a.m.
If you would like to be added tot the Sunday morning alter flower list please contact Charlotte Alverson or call the church office. There are a couple Sundays available for anyone who would like to be added.

Please consider donating these items for the Children's Christmas Party Wednesday, December 12th. Please have the items at the church Wednesday by noon.
Thank you for your support.

Ice Cream Cones (sugar or waffle)
Icing tubs (red, green, white)
Shredded coconut
Candy Sprinkles
Plain M&M’s

Youth Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 19 @ 5:30 p.m.
@ the LoDuca's (1404 Escambia Ave)
Upcoming Events: .
 Wednesday, December 5th: Children's Council Meeting @ 5 p.m. in the Parlor
Friday, December 7th: UMW Christmas Luncheon @ 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 8th: Children;s Christmas Program practice, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday, December 9th: Children's Christmas Program @ 10:50 a.m.
Wednesday, December 12th: Last Wednesday night activities for 2018
Sunday, December 16th : Choir Christmas Cantata
Wednesday, December 19th: Last KFC 2018
Wednesday, December 19th: Youth Christmas Party @ 5:30 p.m. @ the LoDuca's
Thursday, December 20-Friday, December 21st: UMM Ham Sale
Monday, December 24th: Come and Go Communion 4-5:15 p.m.
Candlelight Service 6 p.m.
Monday, December 24th: office closes at noon
Tuesday, December 25th-Friday, December 28th: Office Closed
Youth Ministry
Have you ever been wronged? Had your feelings hurt? Held a grudge? We all have! And when things like that happen, we’re left wondering how to move on—especially when we don’t get an apology. In these 6 th – 12 th grade series, we’ll take a look at the one thing Jesus offers us that can help us let go and move forward: forgiveness.

  • Sunday Mornings @ 9:50 a.m. – Breakfast and Scripture Study
  • Wednesday, Night @ 6 p.m.– Worship & Small Groups
Children's Ministry
Children's Classes at FUMC:
  •  Sunday Mornings at 9:50 am (Preschool, K-2, and 3rd-5th)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
  •  Preschool Small Group
  •  K-5 Small Group
  •  Children’s Choir
FUMC Choir Christmas Cantata,Sunday, December 16th @ 7:00pm. Dessert reception to follow. UMW are hosting the reception following the cantata, they ask that anyone who is willing to bring your most festive sweet or savory finger food. Have your finger food here at the church by 6 p.m.
Christmas Ornaments: This year the UMW and the Prayer Shawl Ministry teamed up to create a keepsake ornament to be displayed on a pencil tree in the foyer during the Christmas season. These special ornaments, made individually with love, can be purchased for a minimum donation of $5. All proceeds will be used for kitchen and fellowship hall repair. To reserve your ornament you can stop by the church office.
UMW Christmas Luncheon: The community is cordially invited to the annual Christmas Choral Luncheon at FUMC on Friday, December 7th at 11:30. This special event includes a Christmas choral concert by the T.R. Miller Singers at 11:30 in the sanctuary, followed by a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall for ticketed guests. Tickets are $15 each and are available in the church office to purchase now through Friday, November 30th.
United Methodist Men’s ham sale:
Ham pickup dates are December 20th & 21st (11am until 4pm). Hams can be purchased for $35 by contacting the Methodist Men at 251-238-0237 or stopping by the church office.
Honor or Memorialize your loved ones by purchasing Christmas poinsettias: The poinsettias will be placed in the sanctuary on Sunday, December 16th and will remain through the candlelight service on Monday, December 24th. They are $15.00 each and orders must be placed by Sunday, December 9th.
Lighthouse Private Christian Academy in Gulf Breeze has “adopted” Faith Christian School in Port St. Joe, FL.  Some of you may remember that Faith Christian School is where Sandi Carlson’s sister is the principal. Some of you donated supplies to this small school and it was/is so very appreciated.

Sadly, so many are still displaced after the terrible hurricane that left this small community mostly in ruins. 

Faith Ellisor, our beloved pastor’s wife, is the principal at Lighthouse. Carla McGhee, Sandi’s Carlson’s sister, is the principal at Faith Christian School. These two women have made a connection because of the tragedy, kind of a “beauty from ashes” relationship. 

Faith is asking her academy and community to donate gift cards in any amount, nothing is too small, to help give Christmas to the teachers at Faith Christian School in Port St. Joe. Some of the teachers at this small Christian school are still displaced and could use some help making this Christmas special for their own children.

If you would like to donate to this, please drop any gift card off in any amount to the church office before Friday, December 7 th at noon. Or you can give gift cards to Faith in church on Sunday.  

Thank you for considering a gift and Merry Christmas!!

Prayer Concerns
New Prayer Concerns for Church Members:
Ricky Hughes

Ongoing Prayer Concerns for Church Members:
Dr. Bob & Ellen Hayes
New Prayer Concerns for Family, Friends & Community:
LaPade Pettis, grandfather of Jamie Sanford; Pam Bingermann Davis, Sister of Sylvia Peach; Joyce Culliver, friend on the community; Junior Strops, stepdad of Rene Mathews; Kim Taylor, sister of Faith Ellisor; Lynda Truluck, friend of Sylvia Peach; Jerry Hart, mother of Becky O’Neil; Carol Dean, sister of Ken Corbin; Ruth Carden, friend in the community.
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for Family, Friends & Community:
Janet Heartsill, sister of Debbie Hardee; Marie Howard, mother of Heath Madison; Betty Booth, mother of Shellie Carden.
Please check for ongoing prayer concerns on the back of your monthly 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:  Justin Blocker, Air Force, Good Fellow, San Angelo, TX; Robert McIntyre Stokes (Rob) Navy Officer Candidate School , Newport, Rhode Island , Robert Reynolds, Army NG, Kuwait; Carter Kelly, Ballston Spa, NY at the Nuclear Power Training Unit; Corey Rilling, Guam; Tyler Hyde, Ft. Campbell, KY.
U.S. Consulate:  Matt Wall, Baghdad
First Responders:  Grover Smith, Monte McGougin, Dylan Byrd, Heath
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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!

First United Methodist Church Brewton
820 Belleville Ave.
Brewton, AL 36426
Office: (251) 867-8051
Fax: (251) 867-8557