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November 25 - December 2, 2023


Wednesday Night Dinner and Activities: resume November 29th


Advent Bible Study: Wednesdays, November 29th, December 6th, 13th and 20th @ 6-7pm (W104)


Prattville Christmas Parade Watch Party: December 1st @ 6pm (Pratt Hall)


Youth Bonfire: Saturday, December 2nd @ 6-7:30pm (Jones’ barn)


Hanging of the Greens Celebration: Sunday, December 3rd @ 9am


Children's Choirs' Christmas Concert: Sunday, December 3rd @ 5:30pm (Sanctuary)


Children's Reindeer Games & Christmas Cookies: Wednesday, December 6th @ 6-7:30pm (Gym)


Communion Sunday: December 10th @ 9am & 11am worship services


Greensprings Assisted Living Serve Event: December 10th @ 2pm


Annual Church Meeting & Reception: Sunday, December 10th @ 4:00pm (Sanctuary)


Youth Christmas Party & Lip Sync Battle: Wednesday, December 13 @ 6-7:30pm


Advent Celebration of Music: Sunday, December 17th

  • Lessons & Carols Worship @ 9am (Sanctuary)
  • Word & Worship @ 11am (Pratt Hall)


Greensprings Assisted Living Serve Event: Sunday, December 17th @ 2pm (Christmas Service)


Chancel Choir Sings at Governor’s Mansion: Monday, December 18th @ 5:30-7:30pm


“The Multitude” Contemporary Christmas Service: Thursday, December 21st @7:00pm (Pratt Hall)



Christmas Eve Morning Worship - Sunday, December 24th @ 10am


Christmas Eve Schedule:

  • Come and Go Communion @ 2:00-3:00pm (Sanctuary)
  • "Happy Birthday, Jesus" Worship Party @ 3:30pm (Pratt Hall)
  • Communion/Candlelight Service @ 5pm (Sanctuary)

WORSHIP

Sunday, November 26

Traditional Service: 9am (Sanctuary)

"He Reigns"

Dr. Tony McCullough

Christ the King Sunday

Click here on Sunday morning at 9am for our Traditional Service

We will only have one combined service this week @ 9am.

On December 3rd, we will return to both the 9am Traditional

and 11am Contemporary!

BRING YOUR BIBLE TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY!

Scripture Lesson

Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no case against him. --- John 18:33-38

2024 Stewardship Campaign “Remember”

What a great October we had in worship, focusing on stewardship and our "Remember" theme based on the guiding scripture, Deuteronomy 8:18 (“Remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”) With powerful stewardship testimonies from our staff, and scriptures focused on times of remembrance, we have celebrated the ongoing and life-giving work of God’s Spirit in our lives and in our church.


We have already experienced a good response to our stewardship campaign that will be concluding soon. You may or may not have had the opportunity to fill out a 2024 pledge card, so in case you have not, we have included a link below to a 2024 digital pledge card 

for you to fill out and submit ASAP.

2024 Digital Commitment Card Link

Your commitment to our 2024 pledge campaign is an essential tool

that helps guide the planning of Prattville First Methodist Church’s transformational ministries. Without your pledge, we will not be able to offer all of the life-changing ministries you love.

We need everyone to help in this commitment!

Many have asked about church membership, either by profession of faith or by transferring your membership from another congregation. There are two primary ways to join. Some prefer to walk forward and join the minister at the altar rail during the closing song at either the contemporary or traditional services. Others prefer to meet with the minister or attend one of our Next Step classes to learn more about the church prior to joining.


Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. Adults and youth older than 6th grade who have never been baptized will receive the sacrament of baptism before becoming members. Children are considered preparatory members, and their membership becomes official when they participate in confirmation class in the 6th grade. For more information or to set up a meeting with Pastor Tony regarding membership, please contact the church office.

Click Here to Express Your Interest in Joining PFMC

Sunday Morning Small Groups for All Ages

Christianity was never designed to be a journey taken alone. In fact, we cannot grow into the fullness God has for us without living life with other people. You are invited Sunday morning at 10am to join in a small group or Sunday School class at PFMC. From children to senior adults, there is a place for you to connect, grow in your faith, and experience life like never before. If you have questions, feel free to contact our Director of Discipleship and Missions - Daniel Patrick (daniel@prattvillemethodist.org).

Don't delay! Hope to see you on Sunday morning.

Click to Email Daniel Patrick to Learn More About Small Groups @ PFMC

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW CONNECTION!!!

Global Methodist Church Website

CHECK OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING @ PFMC ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FOR ALL AGES!

NEW SERVE OPPORTUNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY!

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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.

Prayer changes things. 

We believe this and trust that you do too! If you are a prayer warrior or feel led to start praying more intentionally over our church, its ministries and our church family, we invite you to join our Prayer Team. We meet in person on Sundays @ 8:20am in Sanctuary 202, but also send out communication with prayer requests and updates each week if you are unable to join us.


The Lord is calling you to do something that is bigger than yourself. Come and find your place and be a part of our Legacy Prayer Team!!

2023 Financial Update


As of September 30, 2023 the following data was

reported by our finance committee:


2023 Receipts YTD$1,158,865

2023 Expenses YTD$1,173,014

2023 Shortfall (Receipts vs. Expenses)- $14,149

Click Here to Make a Secure On-Line Gift Today to Support the Wonderful Ministries of our Church!

Join our amazing staff team @ PFM!


We are searching for a dynamic leader for our Director of Communications and Marketing.


PFMC serves as a place of connection, worship, growth and serving individuals and families in Prattville and throughout the River Region. Our mission is to share the life-changing power of Jesus Christ everywhere and every day!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY OR TO APPLY!

Wednesday Night Dinner Cook-Teams

Michelle Taylor, our new Food Services Coordinator, is working to put our cook teams in place. If you were on a Wednesday night cook team, and/or would love to join a team, please let Michelle know so she can save your spot for you. Contact her at michelle@prattvillemethodist.org.

Click here to Serve on the Media Team

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, check on upcoming events and so much more, right from your cell phone!


Download it today from Apple or Android app stores and type “Prattville First Methodist.” 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!

Download Our Church App

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Join one today!

Sunday Mornings -

YOUNG ADULTS - David Lewis

(LOCATION: WESLEY 102)

A class for singles, couples, and young families in their 20s and 30s.


Y.A.M.S. (Young Adults Married & Single) - Robyn and Stephen Davis  

(LOCATION: WESLEY 204)

A class for singles and couples in their 30s and 40s, 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 40s-50s, 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 - Brad Robbins and Tim Meadows

(LOCATION: WESLEY 202) 

A melting pot of ages, backgrounds, and ideas forms 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 different 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.


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 50s and older, many of whom are retired. This class is informal, with lessons focusing on Bible study and a variety of Christian book studies by some well-known Bible teachers and pastors including Tony Evans, David Jeremiah, and Louie Giglio, to name a few. Mission and service-minded, this class supports a wide variety of ministries financially, and participates in several outreach and serve opportunities, living out the calling to love and serve others. They are a caring community of believers committed to growing in their faith and in their knowledge of God and His Word. They also support each other through prayer and friendship, enjoying a quarterly fellowship supper. 


POWELL FELLOWSHIP CLASS - Carol Risher 

(LOCATION: WESLEY 104 and also 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.

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Prayer Concerns

Church Family: Avery Beatty, John Boutwell, Henry Brothers, Sabrina Colburn, Angela Falkner, Eddie Gaston, Jean Judah, Frank Keller, Frank & Betty Lamar, Nalini Mark, Louise Moody, Nancy Mustin, Eddie Pope, Jami White (new prayer requests) Annabelle Bedwell, Jennins Thompson


Extended Family: Cathy Boles, Susan Brown, Baker Brownell, Stephanie Bruner-Allen, Ann Chavez, Richard Dudley, Lillian Lambert, Bill Little, Tim Pridgen, Bobby Shackelford, Deborah Sturdivant, Bill Tatum (new prayer requests) Marsha Cleveland, Larry Ludtke, Kim Miers, David Russell

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

by Janet Graham with love and remembrance of her father,

Francis Sherman, and her brother, John. 

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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 you aren't able to log in, then we don't have your correct email address. If any of your contact info has changed, please call or text Carmen McCullough at 334.301.4641. For instance, do we need to delete a home phone number that's no longer in service? 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.