Find out what's happening this week in the life of First Church!


Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday, September 13 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Click HERE to pay online.

Join us for dinner and fellowship with your church family! Dinner can be purchased for $10/adult, $4/child, with a max cost of $27/family. PLEASE NOTE: Dinner reservations are no longer required! This Week's Menu: Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yeast Roll, & Dessert

Café Grand Reopening

Sunday, September 24 | 9:00 - 11:00am

Our Café is getting a new name & new mission! Join us our grand re-opening to find out more! We invite our congregation to come celebrate with free coffee, tea, & baked goods. 

MCA (Methodist Children's Academy) Sunday

Sunday, September 24

All MCA teachers, students, and parents are invited to join us for a special Sunday celebrating YOU! There will be a 9:45am continental breakfast & social in the dining room for parents & teachers while the children join us for Sunday School. During ICON, at 11:00am, we will have a special time to honor our MCA family. 

Church-Wide, Blue Lake Retreat

Click HERE to Register - Registration Ends Soon!

October 13 - 15 | Blue Lake, Andalusia, AL

The weekend will include break out sessions, pumpkin carving, canoeing, roasting marshmallows, playing games, and fellowshipping! Our guest speaker will be Patrick Hitchman-Craig, Sr. Pastor of The Foundry UMC in Opelika.

Monday, September 18

Serving the Hungry

Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

QIGONG/Tai Chi with Instructor, Jean Parker

Mondays & Wednesdays | $5/class

10:00am - 11:00am | Franklin Building

Centering Prayer

Mondays | 11:00am |  Led by Donell Seager | WP Room 202


Handbell Rehearsal

Mondays | 4:15pm | Handbell Room

Get Wright on Mondays

Mondays | 5:30 - 7:00pm | Wesley Abbey Parlor


Grand Monday Nights - Hosted by The Grand-Parenting Class

Mondays | 7:00pm | via Zoom | Zoom Registration

Tuesday, September 19

50-Forward: Coffee with Friends

Tuesdays | 9:30 - 10:30am | Church Library

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Tuesdays | 10:00am | Wesley Abbey 101 | Registration

Wednesday, September 20

QIGONG/Tai Chi with Instructor, Jean Parker

Mondays & Wednesdays | $5/class

10:00am - 11:00am | Franklin Building

Women at the Well

Wednesdays | 10:30am | Lower Sanctuary, Room118


Kid Connect (for K–3rd Grade)

Wednesdays | 3:00–5:15pm | Starts in Wesley Abbey


Chilltime (for 4th & 5th Grade)

Wednesdays | 3:00–5:15pm | Starts in Wesley Abbey

Register Online

Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday, September 6 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | Click HERE to pay online.

First Kids: Mid Week (for Preschool–5th Grade)

Wednesdays | 5:50–7:00pm | Gym, Education Building (Drop-Off In Gym)

Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Wednesdays | 5:30-7:00pm | 2nd Floor Wright Place, WP205

Click HERE to Register and purchase book

Pastor’s Bible Study | Exodus

Wednesdays | 6:00–7:00pm | The Great Hall

Adult Choir Rehearsal

Wednesdays | 6:00 - 7:30pm | Choir Room

First Students: Mid-Week

Wednesdays | 6:00–7:00pm | Youth Building

Thursday, September 21

Serving the Hungry

Mondays & Thursdays | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Next Sunday, September 24

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

Services: 8:30 & 11:00am in the Main Sanctuary and ICON at 11:00am in Wesley Abbey

Online: 8:30 & 11:00am Facebook &

Nursery available for Infant - 4 years old. Click HERE for more info

Next Sunday's Scriptures:  Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

Café Grand Reopening

Sunday, September 24 | 9:00 - 11:00am

MCA (Methodist Children's Academy) Sunday

Sunday, September 24 | 9:45am Continental Breakfast | ICON at 11:00am

Finding Light in the Darkness - Mental Health Symposium

FREE (including Lunch) Click HERE to Register

Sunday, September 24 | Noon - 5:00pm | The Wright Place

First Students Sunday Night Fellowship

Sunday, December 24 | 3:00 - 5:00pm

Mental Health Symposium. Contact Denise VanAtta for more info.


Sundays | 5:45pm | Wesley Abbey

Click HERE to register

Ways to Give & Serve

Car Ministry

Want to learn how you can turn your love of cars and working on them into a way to serve others? Contact Michael King at for more information.

Reading Pals - Ready Kids

Reading Pals program is looking for people who want to help 4-year-old pre-kindergarten students build strong early literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. It only takes 45 minutes a week at an area school, but makes a huge difference. To learn more, contact Lisa Bond at 850-549-8967 or Kari Lindemann, program Manager for Reading Pals at 850-572-3674.

Driver Needed for Food Box Program

September 12 | 8:30am

Driver needed to pick up a load of groceries with the church trailer at Feeding the Gulf Coast in Milton and deliver it to FUMC. As well as subsequent 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Volunteers Needed for Serving the Hungry

Monday Mornings

Make tea, wrap silverware, & serve drinks.

Thursday Mornings

Help prepare lunch.

Looking Ahead

View the Methodist Witness to find out what's happening this month!

50-Forward: Silver & Gold

Thursday, September 28 | $10 11:00am - 1:00pm | The Wright Place

Doors open at 10:30am | Register Online by September 24

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of fellowship and lunch from Ruth’s Kitchen. Take a journey back in time with Robyn A. Rennick, Southern Storyteller, as she tells stories about spending summers with her Mam-maw in Virginia and the gang of farm kids she ran with. You may recognize your family or yourself in some of these stories of the 60’s and 70’s. Battling Roosters to get to the Privy – Learning about Aunt Sara Beth’s Fifth Wedding – All those False Teeth in Water Glasses – and more. Register online, call the Church Office, or email Jennifer by September 24th.


Make a commitment this season after Pentecost to read scripture each day. It's a good practice. If you don’t already have a daily devotion, the scriptures below are designed to expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion. You can find them in the bulletin each week. The Daily Readings are taken from “The Daily Office Lectionary” in The Book of Common Prayer. Read the Bible each week. It will be a blessing.

Monday - Psalms 56 - 58, 64, 65; 1 Kings 21:1-16; 1 Cor. 1:1-19; Matt. 4:1-11 

Tuesday - Psalms 61, 62, 68:1-36; 1 Kings 21:17-29; 1 Cor. 1:20-31; Matt. 4:12-17  

Wednesday - Psalms 72, 119:73-96; 1 Kings 22:1-28; 1 Cor. 2:1-13; Matt. 4:18-25  

Thursday - Psalms 70, 71, 74; 1 Kings 22:29-45; 1 Cor. 2:14--3:15; Matt. 5:1-10  

Friday - Psalms 69:1-38, 73; 2 Kings 1:2-17; 1 Cor. 3:16-23; Matt. 5:11-16  

Saturday - Psalms 23, 27, 75, 76; 2 Kings 2:1-18; 1 Cor. 4:1-7; Matt. 5:17-20



September 17: Given in celebration of Jim and Lynda Babbitt’s 60th wedding anniversary on September 1st.

Love & Remembrance

Michael Percy and family on the death of Tammi Percy. Tammi died September 7, 2023.

John Susko on the death of his brother, Jim Susko. Jim died September 10, 2023 in Allentown, PA.


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