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December 18th - December 24th, 2021

Upcoming Events

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

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Click here to watch live Traditional worship at 9:15am on Sundays!
Click here to watch live MODERN worship at 11:15am on Sundays!
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ADVENT VIDEO DEVOTION

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Lessons & Carols Worship Service

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


Chancel Choir singing at Governor's Mansion

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


Modern Christmas Service

Thursday, December 23 @ 7:00pm (Pratt Hall)


Family Christmas Eve Communion Service

Friday, December 24 @ 4:00pm (Pratt Hall)


Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services

Friday, December 24 @ 7:00pm & 11:00pm (Sanctuary)


ONE Combined Worship Service

Sunday, December 26 @ 10:00am (Sanctuary)

CHRISTMAS SERVICES @ FUMC

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Modern Worship Service

December 23rd @ 7:00PM (Pratt Hall)

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Family Christmas Eve Service

December 24th @ 4PM (Pratt Hall)

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Commuion Services

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

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On Sunday, December 26th, we will be combining

our traditional and modern services.

This service will take place at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.

BACKPACK MINISTRY UPDATE

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A HUGE thank you to all of those who took part in providing much needed Christmas food boxes for the families enrolled in The Backpack Ministry. We saw lots of smiles and many grateful faces picking up these food boxes. So thank you for making someone's Christmas season just a little bit brighter!

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  1. BY MAIL: The postmark date on the envelope must be no later than December 31st.
  2. IN PERSON: If you wish to drop off your contribution, the finance office will be open until 5pm on Thursday, December 30th and closed on Friday, December 31st.
  3. ONLINE GIVING: Online gifts must be entered before midnight, December 31st. Click “Giving” on the church’s website, www.prattvillemethodist.org and follow the step-by-step instructions.
  4. CHURCH APP: Gifts made via our church app must be entered before midnight, December 31st. Click “Giving” on the church app, enter the amount you wish to contribute and click “Next.” You may follow the step-by-step instructions to sign in, create an account, or give as a guest.
  5. STOCK: Stock transactions must be finalized before 5pm December 30th. Please contact the FUMC finance office for more information.
Click Here to Give through our Secure Giving Portal

GENESIS SINGERS ENVELOPE FUNDRAISER

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Follow the link BELOW and select Choir Tour Envelope Fundraiser.


Thank you for your support!


Donate Here

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. 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!

Youth Ministry

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There is still time to sign up for the Winter Retreat! Follow the link to make your deposit and pay the rest of the trip.

Any registration past DECEMBER 31st, 2021 will be $230. Any registration after January 7th will be $250!


January 14-16, 2022

Shocco Springs

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Youth Sunday School will start back on Sunday, January 9th. Join us then!

Children's Ministry

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Click here to register!
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SUNDAY SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

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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).

Music Ministry


  • 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)


  • Children's Choirs will resume on Wednesday, January 12th.


  • Adult handbell choir meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in Room 204 of the sanctuary building. This choir will resume in January.



  • 50 Forward Singers meets on Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM in the Choir Room. This group will resume in January.


  • Genesis Singers meets at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the adult choir room (Room 10).
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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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EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY - KINDERGARTEN CONNECTION

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The kindergarten teacher and one of the ELA Directors will be ready to answer your questions. In the meantime if you need more information call Linda Murray at (334) 365-5977 or click on the link below to contact the office via email.

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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:

Jane Carver, Marie Cherry, Mike Harris, Rev. Leonard & Carlyn Howell, June Lambert, Patty Macready, Joan McCloskey, Savanna Miller, Louise Moody, Bob Olson, Janet Payson, Eddie Pope, Ron Sargent, Bill Tatum (new prayer needs) Holly Foster, Bill Mann


Extended Family:

Jan Baker, Kelley Bradley, Barbara Gaston, Jonathan & Beverly Howell, Patricia Lee, Robert McLendon, Samuel Molden, Eugene Omasta, Floyd Smith, Rita Tuvlin, Brent Watson, Jae Wood (new prayer needs) Deneen Allison, John Klug


Deaths:

Jim Summers - Cynthia Summers’ uncle

Betty Jo Lewis - Mark Lewis's mother


An Honorarium has been given in honor of:

Ken & Susan Daniel by Rebecca Chambers

Richard & Luann Williams by Madeira Powell

Madeira Powell by Carl & Susan Poteat


A heartfelt thank you:

"We are truly touched by the many gifts, remembrances, and prayers extended on behalf of Andy. We know the prayers have been coming for a long time. The congregation at FUMC has buoyed us up through their thoughts, prayers, and service. Andy’s service and the reception were wonderful and greatly appreciated." 

Thank you so very much,

Joanne Anderson and the Anderson Family

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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 updates reflect the end of the previous month.

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Week of 12/12/2021


Worship Services: 432

Sunday School: 171

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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.