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May 13th - May 19th, 2022

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Click here to watch live TRADITIONAL worship at 8:30am on Sunday
Click here to watch live MODERN worship at 11:00 am on Sunday

Our traditional worship service gathers at 8:30 & 11:00am 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. 

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 relationships with Jesus.

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

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Silent Auction Pick-up Dates: Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15 (1- 4pm in the gym)


Early Learning Academy's Spring Program: May 19th, 6–7pm (Sanctuary)


High School Senior Recognition Sunday: May 22nd


Baptism Event @ Autauga Creek: Sunday, May 22nd @ 2:30pm


Mission Team Meeting May 25th MANDATORY (Dinner is provided)

6-6:30 parents and students with dinner (gym)

6:30-8:30pm will be students only

 

Blood Drive: May 29th from 9:00am-12:30 (Chestnut Street parking lot)


Genesis Singers Choir Tour: Friday, May 27 - Friday, June 3


Genesis Singers Homecoming Concert: Sunday, June 5 @ 8:30 & 11:00


FUMC Townhall Meeting: Sunday, June 5th @ 6-7pm (Pratt Hall)


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


Youth Street Reach Summer Mission Trip: July 10-15, 2022


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


Youth Week: August 1st-6th

CHRIS AMOS TO SPEAK IN MODERN SERVICE THIS SUNDAY

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Serving with honor is not uncommon to our guest speaker, Chris Amos, who's bringing the message in the modern service THIS SUNDAY (11am - Pratt Hall), as we continue our sermon series on Honor. Chris is one of our Youth Small Group Leaders with the high school boys, a 3-time combat veteran, and currently serves on active duty with the Alabama Army National Guard. He will be speaking on the topic of “Honor in a World that Lacks it." You do not want to miss his message as he connects Biblical truths about honor with real world applications.

Silent Auction Pick-Up & Sale

Saturday, May 14th and Sunday, May 15th (1-4pm)

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If you purchased items during the silent auction on Wednesday night, you can pick those up in the gym on Saturday (May 14th) or Sunday (May 15th) from 1-4pm. Also, any remaining items will be on sale during that time for anyone to purchase. All proceeds will go towards the Capital Campaign Fund to support future improvement projects of FUMC.

Sunday, May 22nd - Baptism Celebration @ 2:30pm

Autauga Creek

We have several children, youth and adults who have already reserved their spot for this special event, to be baptized or to remember their baptism in Autauga Creek. Contact Pastor Tony for more information or to let the church know you are wanting to participate!

Click here to email Pastor Tony!
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Hey parents of high school seniors! Senior Sunday is coming up and we want to make sure you stay connected. Here is the Remind code: @pfumc22. This is where all Senior Sunday and Senior Night information will be communicated.

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Join us as we recognize our graduating high school seniors in worship on Sunday, May 22nd! At the 11am service in the sanctuary, the seniors will be individually recognized and presented a Bible during the service. There will also be seniors offering the message at both the 8:30 and 11am services. In between services (9:45-10:45), there will be a reception in the gym for the graduates and their families. Everyone who attends church that morning is invited to attend the reception and encourage our graduates as they close one chapter of their lives and begin a new one.

YOUTH UPCOMING EVENTS

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May 15th - Bible Club @ 3:30

May 18th - High School Senior Night in Pratt Hall - Dinner provided

May 22nd - High School Senior Sunday at 8:30 & 11 (Sanctuary). Bible Presentation at 11am

May 25th - Street Reach Parent Meeting/Team meeting following (6-8:30pm) with Dinner Provided

Genesis Singers Choir Tour:

Friday, May 27-Friday, June 3


The Genesis Singers Youth Choir is headed to the Carolinas this summer for their annual Choir Tour. Please be in prayer for them as they spread God’s love through song.

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Genesis Singers Homecoming Concert

Sunday, June 5

8:30 & 11:00am


Join us as the Genesis Singers lead us in worship and share with us all the ways that they saw God at work during their time on Choir Tour!

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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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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***

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On May 29th, from 9:00-12:30, we will be hosting a blood drive! The blood mobile will be located in the Chestnut Street parking lot.

MOTHER'S DAY WORSHIP @ FUMC

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END-OF-SCHOOL SPRING CELEBRATION & COOKOUT

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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!

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S SPRING NO-BAKE SALE

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Everyone is invited to participate in the United Methodist Women’s Spring No-Bake Sale. No need to heat up the kitchen or worry about calorie counts! Just send in a contribution. Proceeds from the funds raised are used to support various projects within our church as well as several local missions such as AICC, Embrace AL Kids (United Methodist Children’s Home), Adullam House, Butterfly Bridge, Dept of Youth Services, Aid to Inmate Mothers.


Contact:

Carol Pearson: 334-320-6106

Carla Renegar: 334-303-3775

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 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 start back in August!



  • 50 Forward Singers meet on Wednesdays @ 11:00 AM in the Choir Room. ENDS MAY 25TH


  • Genesis Singers meet at 5:00 PM on Sundays in the adult choir room.

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

FUMC Children's Ministry
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Church Family:

Helen Allen, Ray Brasel, John Boutwell, Marie Cherry, Brenda Cramer, Betty Curlee, Rev. Leonard & Carlyn Howell, Marion Lewis, Joan McCloskey, Louise Moody, Bob Olson, Eddie Pope, Bill Tatum

(New to prayer list) Nancy MustinLynda Striepe


Extended Family:

Jan Baker, Marti Crabtree, Jean Crouchet, Angela Falkner, Joanne Gamache, Zach Harp, Zach Higman, Jonathan & Beverly Howell, Kitty Gray Jenkins, Peggy Jones, Mabel Little, Eugene Omasta, Kay Petrie, Rob Ronca, Roscoe Williams, Ryleigh Wright (new to prayer list) Jan Gagner


Death: Jane O'Shields- FUMC member


Memorials have been given in memory of:

Bill Mann by Don & Claire Miller, Trice & Johnnie Nichols, Carl & Susan Poteat, Pam Ray, Pat & Deborah Trotter, Mike & Helen Mininger, Keith & Faith Davis, Joey & Cathy Latham, Lynda Striepe and Rebecca Crews

Betty Taylor by John Wesley Sunday School Class, Constance & Jamison Buckalew, Jean Russell, Trice & Johnnie Nichols, Anne Renfroe, Carl & Susan Poteat, Norris & Betty Stapleton, JoAnn Ellard, Bob & Fran Olson, Pam Ray, Joe Waters III, Pat & Deborah Trotter and Rebecca Crews

Ron Sargent by Bob & Fran Olson, Pam Ray, Lynda Striepe, Kim Hollis and Rebecca Crews

Joanne Anderson by Pam Ray, Grant & Anna Wadsworth and Rebecca Crews

Andy & Joanne Anderson and Jim & Ev Striplin by Norm & Ann Anderson

Sandra Martin by Madeira Powell and Rebecca Crews

Bob Price by Pam Ray 

Barry Blanton, John Steger, Odette Johnson and Ed Foreman by Rebecca Crews

The flowers on the altar have been placed to the Glory of God and in honor of the 70th wedding anniversary of Rev. Leonard and Carlyn Howell.

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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: $226,122

2022 Received Year-to-Date: $256,668



*Financial update reflects month ending February 2022

FUMC Online Giving
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Week of 5/8/2022


Worship Services (In-person & On-line): 445

Sunday School: 172

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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. 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.