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June 17th- June 23rd, 2022

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Our traditional worship service gathers at 9:00am every Sunday morning in the sanctuary. In our traditional service, you will find a beautifully adorned sanctuary filled with pews, a pulpit, a choir loft, robes for pastors and choirs, daylight streaming through the stained glass, the deep resonant sound of a Walker digital organ, and the classic touch of a Grand piano.



Click here to watch live TRADITIONAL worship at 8:30am on Sunday

Modern Worship is our contemporary worship experience that meets at 11:00am on Sunday mornings in Pratt Hall. The service is aimed at creating an environment for all to explore their faith and grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Here, you can expect a dynamic blend of Biblical teaching, modern praise and worship music, and a casual, friendly environment.

Click here to watch live MODERN worship at 11:00 am on Sunday

Father's Day Grill Master Giveaway!!

ALL adult men who attend church this Sunday are welcome to enter our giveaway June 19th at the sanctuary entrances. This basket has a lot of your grilling essential needs. We will draw a man's name on Monday and give the winner a call to pick up the basket at the church office! Men must be present at the 9am or 11am worship service this Sunday in order to register!


The basket contains; A Yeti Tumbler, Magellan Outdoors Pro Leak proof Cooler, Meat Church BBQ Seasoning 4-pack, Outdoor Gourmet 19-piece BBQ Tool set, and Thermopro TP-075 Digital Wireless Meat Thermometer!!

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Worship Times

Traditional: 9am, Sanctuary

Sunday School: 10am

Modern: 11am, Pratt Hall


One Combined Worship Service- July 3rd @ 10:00am (Sanctuary)


Vacation Bible School: June 27th - 30th @ 5:30-8:30pm


Modern Worship Service will be moving into the Sanctuary @ 11:00am on Sundays from July 10th - July 31st 


Youth Street Reach Summer Mission Trip: July 9-15


Movie Nights: Wednesdays July 13, 20, 27 & August 3 in Pratt Hall 6-8pm


Camp Sumatanga July 17-22: Rising 4th through 6th Graders


Youth Week: August 1st-5th

NEW WORSHIP TIMES!!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUMMER WORSHIP TIMES

Church Council decided at their last meeting that June 12th through August 7th, we will move from three worship service times to offering two Sunday service times during the summer. We will have one traditional service and one modern service each Sunday. (Note: there will be one combined service at 10am on July 3.) On the last four Sundays of July (10th, 17th, 24th and 31st), the 11am modern service will be hosted in the sanctuary.

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Baptism of Natalie Jordan Dokas - June 12, 2022

We want to encourage you to share your testimony during worship in the coming weeks. It is important for us to realize the value of our testimony and the impact it can have on other's lives. Not only do our testimonies represent us coming to Christ, but they can also continue to bring others to Him when we share them. If you feel called to give your testimony please contact Pastor Tony.

Email Pastor Tony

SUMMER YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS

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No Youth Sunday School on July 3rd

Happy 4th of July!

Check out our Youth Summer Calendar

There are activities for all youth (7th-12th grades) who live throughout the River Region!

Link to Youth Summer Activities

To sign up to receive Youth Event Remind messages,

text @36067ymp to 81010.

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SUMMER CHILDREN'S MINISTRY EVENTS

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June 27th - 30th - Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30pm

Children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to join us for a fun week of growing in their faith through singing, games, Bible study, and group activities. There is a preschool class also for children of volunteers. Contact Stacey Lewis, Director of Children's Ministries, for more information (slewis@prattvillemethodist.org)

Register Now!
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VBS ADULT SNACKS are Back!!!!

If you would be willing to provide a snack for our adult volunteers during VBS, please contact Carol Pearson at 334-320-6106. We need sweet snacks, savory snacks, drinks, and paper products! Thank you in advance for your help!

Email Carol Pearson
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FUMC Goes to Summer Camp!

Rising 4th through 6th Graders

July 17-22

Camp Sumatanga

(We will meet at FUMC and take the bus to camp! We will pick up children from camp and bring them back)

Total Cost per camper is $475 (You will pay $325 and FUMC will pay $150 for each camper)

Partial Scholarships are available for the remainder of the fees.

Spots are filling up fast, so please contact Stacey Lewis ASAP if you are interested at 334-221-9508.

Email Stacey Lewis
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SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS @ FUMC

Wednesdays (July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd)

Pratt Hall (6-8pm)

These events are family-friendly and a great way to spend a night out as a family this summer!


Everyone who attends will receive:

FREE DINNER and POPCORN

(Meal includes 1 pizza SLICE or hotdog, chips & bottled water)

***soda, candy, extra pizza slices/hotdogs will be for sale***

Monday August 1st- Pool Parties

Tuesday August 2nd- Coosa River Adventure ($20 plus lunch money)

Wednesday August 3rd- Movie Night in Pratt Hall

Thursday August 4th- Six Flags ($40 plus dinner money)

Friday August 5th- Game Night in Pratt Hall

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Click here to download the new church app!

From the app, you can watch services live, get access to our digital newsletter, safely give your offerings to the church, check the full prayer list, read the Bible, and check on upcoming events and so much more! Right from your cell phone!


Download it today from Apple or Android app stores and type “First Methodist Prattville.” It only takes a few seconds, but will keep you better connected to all that is happening at the church whether at home or on the go!

Renovation Sale Items:

Are you interested in owning a piece of history from Prattville First United Methodist Church? There are sill panes and bricks available in the office and a list of remaining item are available on the website. Please email trustees@prattvillemethodist.org for information about all other items. 

Learn More
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Career Opportunities @ FUMC

Join our team!

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Link to Website for More Information on Careers at FUMC

Music Ministry


  • Adult chancel choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 PM in the adult choir room (except July). If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Jeremy Pyles: (jeremy@prattvillemethodist.org)


  • Children's Choirs will start back in August! Contact Carmen McCullough (cestegall@aol.com) with any questions or to volunteer!


  • Genesis Singers (7th-12th grade) meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the adult choir room starting back in August.

Looking for a Small Group on Sunday Mornings?


CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF CURRENT GROUPS:


YAMS CLASS - Robyn and Stephen Davis  

(LOCATION: WESLEY 204)

A class for singles and couples in their 30’s and 40's, this class studies topics relevant to life experiences. They invite all adults to join them as they learn and grow together.


JOURNEY CLASS - Dave Dageforde

(LOCATION: WESLEY 208)

This class, composed of single and married individuals in their 30’s and 40’s, focuses on finding Christ in all aspects of life. Dave Dageforde teaches this class and invites you to join the journey.


LIFE 101 CLASS - Wayne Lambert  

(LOCATION: WESLEY 207)

With a versatile group of singles and couples (30'-50's, this class studies social topics of today from a Christian perspective. Wayne Lambert teaches this class and uses contemporary resources to study God’s word in today’s world of challenges.


NEW AGAPE - Jennifer Humphrey, John Story, Brad Robbins (LOCATION: WESLEY 202) 

A melting pot of ages, backgrounds, and ideas form the membership of this class. This discussion-based class has a strong emphasis on Church and Community Service. The doors of the class are always open to anyone who is seeking to begin a journey to a closer relationship with God.


JOHN WESLEY CLASS - Billy and Michelle Taylor  

(LOCATION: WESLEY 203)

A newer class for adults is the John Wesley class. Anyone who is not currently attending another class is invited to join them. They study differing topics based on scripture for today’s world. They are taught by Billy Taylor.


FRIENDSHIP CLASS - Cathy Latham

(LOCATION: WESLEY 210)

The Friendship Class has a relaxed atmosphere made up mostly of empty nesters of all ages. The class format is discussion style and includes fun, fellowship, and friendship. Interactive studies focus on living the Christian life in today's world.


CARE AND SHARE CLASS - Susan Poteat  

(LOCATION: WESLEY 101)

This eclectic group of women meets to share concerns and care for each other through their studies which revolve around Biblical applications to the trials of life.


DAVID R. WHITE CLASS - Karen Powell 

(LOCATION: WESLEY 212)

The David R. White Sunday School Class was named for a former Methodist minister and member of this class. It is composed of singles and couples in their 50’s & 60’s. This class is informal with lots of discussion and participation. Topics are centered around current issues based on biblical scriptures with insights and thoughts of popular, present-day authors such as J. Ellsworth Kalas and James W. Moore.


POWELL FELLOWSHIP CLASS - Carol Risher 

(LOCATION: WESLEY 104, ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM)

A mixed group of active retired (or soon to be retired) members who love learning of all types, but especially learning the Word. They share concerns, pray about and act on them, sing traditional hymns, and study the Bible. Leaders expand the prepared material with historical background and current relevance.


PAIRS AND SPARES/NEW ERA CLASS - Rotating teachers

(LOCATION: WESLEY 102)

This senior adult class caters to both singles and couples and strives to offer the study of the Word of God in a welcoming atmosphere. Prayer and mission concerns are part of the ongoing ministry.

Capital Improvement Project


Click on the link below or contact the office to make a gift and continue your partnership with God and the church to further the gospel of Jesus Christ for generations to come!

Make Your Gift Today to Partner in Transformation with Prattville FUMC

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FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRATTVILLE

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Church Family:

John Boutwell, Margaret Colley, Brenda Cramer, Melvin Ehrlich, Mike Harris, Rev. Leonard & Carlyn Howell, Marion Lewis, Joan McCloskey, Louise Moody, Sonya Murphree, Bob Olson, Eddie Pope, Tom Tackage, Bill Tatum (new prayer needs) Annette Brownell, Henry Crenshaw


Extended Family:

Jan Baker, Dede Cramer, Jean Crouchet, Greg Dageforde, Angela Falkner, Zach Higman, Jonathan & Beverly Howell, Debbie Hubanks, Kitty Gray Jenkins, Jimbo Jones, Pam Meischer, Don Morton, Eugene Omasta, The Samuel Peak Family, Kay Petrie, Patricia Pritchett, Rob Ronca, Roscoe Williams, Ryleigh Wright

The flowers on the altar have been placed to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Bill Mann by his family in honor of Father's Day and his birthday on June 24th.

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Sanctuary Altar

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THERE ARE SUNDAYS AVAILABLE EACH MONTH FOR YOU TO HONOR OR MEMORIALIZE SOMEONE IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE!


Contact Freda Clark (freda@prattvillemethodist.org) or (334-365-5977) in the church office to reserve your date on the calendar for the upcoming weeks and months.

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2022 Operating Budget: $1,535,576

2022 Disbursements Year-to-Date: $351,458

2022 Received Year-to-Date: $383,706



*Financial update reflects month ending April 2022

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Week of 6/12/2022


Worship Services (In-person & On-line): 312

Sunday School: 123

Read about what happened at Annual Conference this past week:

AWFUMC 2022 Annual Conference: In Review
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Add the Instant Church Directory App Today!

Our church directory is available to view on your mobile device! Instant Church Directory - the program we use to build our church directory - has a free app for church members to download. Go to the App Store on your phone. Search for Instant Church Directory. Download the app. Sign in with your email address and create your own password (you don’t need an administrative password to access the directory). Anytime updates are made to the directory, they will update on your device too. In the app, you will be able to search for church members' photos, and can call, email and text right from the app! Please check your information on the app and make sure it is correct. If any of your contact info has changed, please call or text Carmen McCullough at 334.301.4641. The online directory is separate from the church database, so call Carmen with any edits/changes to your contact info, or if you would like to update your photo in our online directory.