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November 18th - November 25th, 2021

Upcoming Events

Join us in-person or on-line for worship on Sunday!

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Click here to watch live MODERN worship at 11:15am on Sundays!

WELCOME & DEVOTION

You're invited to Worship Night, happening this Saturday, November 20, in Pratt Hall at 6 PM.

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For this hour long event, we will be getting into the Thanksgiving spirit by focusing on gratitude. We encourage everyone to be there and invite a friend!

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPCOMING REMINDER

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Join us in Downtown Prattville for the Christmas Parade

on Friday December 3rd at 7pm.

Children are invited to join us to ride on the FUMC Christmas Parade Float. Children under 10 will need to have an adult on the float to participate. Space is limited, so please register early!

Click here to let us know you would like to ride on the Christmas Parade float!

YOUTH BIBLE CLUB @ PRATT COURT

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FALL STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN

During this season, in the life of the church, we have the opportunity to express our faith and share God's abundant blessings by showing our extravagant generosity by making a pledge to the 2022 General Fund budget. We will also take steps to conclude our capital campaign and to make sure all of the church renovations which have recently been completed are fully funded. If you are unable to attend or would like to submit your commitment in a digital format, we encourage you to click on the link below and express your partnership with Christ and the Church for the coming year of mission and ministry!

Link to 2022 Digital Commitment Card
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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!

Click here to download the new church app!
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Modern Worship Night

Saturday, November 20 @ 6pm (Pratt Hall)


Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 21 @ 6pm (First Baptist Prattville)


Hanging of the Greens Worship Service

Sunday, November 28 @ 9:15am (Sanctuary)


Children's Choirs Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 5 @ 5:30pm (Sanctuary)


Volunteer Recognition Night - more information to follow

Wednesday, December 8 @ 5:45-6:30pm (Pratt Hall)


Breakfast in Bethlehem Family Event

Saturday, December 11 @ 8:30-10:00am (Pratt Hall)


Lessons & Carols Worship Service

Sunday, December 19 @ 9:15am (Sanctuary)


Chancel Choir singing at Governor's Mansion

Monday, December 20 @ 5:30-8:30pm

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

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FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT AT FUMC

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Email Stacey Lewis To Make Reservations
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RSVP by Emailing the Church Office

Victorian Front Porch Tour

Saturday, December 11th

Opelika, AL


The walking tour covers several blocks near historic downtown Opelika. To lock in your spot on the church bus for this wonderful celebration of the Christmas season, please RSVP by emailing the church office through the link provided.

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Click here to register!

A WONDERFUL NIGHT WITH MUSICIAN RANDALL ATCHESON

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES @ FUMC

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Modern Worship Service

December 23rd @ 6:45PM (Pratt Hall)

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Family Christmas Eve Service

December 24th @ 4PM (Pratt Hall)

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Christmas Eve Communion & Candlelight Services

December 24th @ 7PM & 11PM (Sanctuary)

SUNDAY NIGHT SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

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Men's group will meet on the following Thursdays:

December 2nd, 9th and 16th

For more information about all small groups,

contact Pastor Chris (chris@prattvillemethodist.org)

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Looking for a place to serve? We need sound and video operators to help in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. You do not need experience and will be offered a short training session in order to familiarize yourself with the simplified set-up. Join the production team today! Contact Mat Napp for more information or to volunteer (mat@prattvillemethodist.org).

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Youth Ministry

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The time to sign up for Winter Retreat at the Early Bird Rate is nearing an end! Follow the link to make your $75 deposit and pay the rest of the trip.


January 14-16, 2022

Shocco Springs

Winter Retreat Deposit - Step 1
Winter Retreat Registration - Step 2

Sign up before December 1st for Early Bird Discount!

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Music Ministry


  • Children's Choir Christmas Concert: Dec. 5th at 5:30pm, Sanctuary


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


  • Adult handbell choir has resumed on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in the sanctuary.



  • 50 Forward Singers meets on Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM in the Choir Room.


  • Genesis Singers meets at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the adult choir room (behind the sanctuary).
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Looking for a fun way for your children to grow in their faith and praise Jesus? Everyone is invited to check out our Children's Choirs! Join us from 5:45-6:30 PM. We have choirs for PreK4 through 6th grade!

Register your children today!

Link to Register for Children's Choir

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 - Rotating teachers

(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. Deborah Trotter 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. We 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


You can click on the link below or contact the office with any questions or 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

STAY CONNECTED WITH

FIRST UNITED METHODIST PRATTVILLE

FUMC Children's Ministry
FUMC Youth Ministry
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STAFF OPENINGS AT FUMC

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Limited spaces available for 2021 enrollment!


Registration for the 2021- 2022 School Year

In House Registration and OPEN Registration taking place now.**


**Registrations will be done On-Line


For more information and the link to register please contact our Directors:


Linda Murray, Director of Pre-K 4-year-olds to Kindergarten

linda@prattvillemethodist.org


Debra Cox, Director of Nursery to Pre-K 3-year-olds

debra@prattvillemethodist.org

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Church Family:

Andy Anderson, Mike Harris, Rev. Leonard & Carlyn Howell, Ronald Johnson, Tootsie Jones, June Lambert, Joan McCloskey, Savanna Miller, Louise Moody, Ben Nanney, Bob Olson, Eddie Pope, Larry & Linda Puckett, Mary Robertson, Ron Sargent, Bill Tatum (new prayer needs) Willis Bradford, Tony Page


Extended Family:

Jan Baker, Kelley Bradley, James Hayes, Jonathan &Beverly Howell, Jim Kasten, Matthew Kasten, John Klug, Lillian Lambert, Patricia Lee, Mickey McDermott, Samuel Molden, Keith Mullins, Eugene Omasta, Amanda Roy, Alta Mary Sanders, Floyd Smith, Dallas Springer, Leo Tipton, Amanda Wardle, Brent Watson, Jae Wood (new prayer needs) Jim Summers, Tyler Bauman, Rita Tuvlin

The flowers on the altar have been placed to the Glory of God

and in loving memory of Angie Sargent by her family,

and in thankfulness to God for the wonderful blessing of her life on her birthday, Saturday, November 20th. I love you, always and forever. Ron

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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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2021 Operating Budget: $1,533,094

Needed Year to Date: $1,279,648

Received Year to Date: $1,048,521


*Financial update as of October 31, 2021

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Week of 11/14/2021


Worship Services: 350

Sunday School and Small Groups: 181

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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. Contact Carmen at CEStegall@aol.com with any edits/changes or if you would like to update your photo in our online directory.