Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
We continue to meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am. We stay busy until early evening.
We are also interested in helping our church families. If you have some chores around your home you need help with, the Youth are taking on chores. Contact the office.
Thank you for those who continue to support us with meals and hosting. If you are interested in hosting a youth gathering, contact Louis Sampson or church office.
Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall).
We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.
We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact Jamie Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill.
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive
If you asked me to come up with a quick list of what makes December so special, I probably would come up with five things right off the bat: gatherings, children, feasts, music, and of course celebrating Christ’s birth. It should be no surprise that all five of things are important parts of our December schedule. Last weekend our Christmas Festival kicked off things as a festive gathering, and last Sunday we blessed bears that will go to children in our community. This Sunday it is time to feast!!! Music is spread throughout the month, but with an intentional emphasis the next two Sundays, and we will celebrate Christ’s birth with one of the greatest gatherings in all of Middle Georgia on Christmas Eve!
This Sunday we will feast together, and the invitation is open to all in the community that are looking for a free meal (and who doesn’t like a free meal?!?). Right after the 10:30 Service, we will enjoy a festive time of eating together. We have volunteers already in place to provide three delicious soups, and we are asking the congregation to supply breads, salads and desserts to fill out the feast. Guests should just come and enjoy! Please extend the invitation to others, and let’s enjoy a chance to eat together.
Here are a few other things to highlight this month:
Called Charge Conference on December 16th – Jamie Hill, our children’s director, has responded to the call to licensed and ordained ministry, and we as a church have an opportunity to endorse her and bless her journey. She has already met with our Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and they have recommended her to the Charge Conference of Centerville UMC. On December 16th, immediately after the 10:30 Service, we will hang around the Sanctuary for a brief called Charge Conference. The sponsoring church is required to vote by written ballot, and the vote is cast by all members of the current (2018) church council and any retired pastors affiliated with our church. Voting on Jamie’s candidacy is the only item of business for the called conference.
Special Christmas Services – December 16th we will have a regular 8:30 Service, but at 10:30 our choir will be presenting the cantata “Breath of Heaven”. On the 23rd, we will have a unique worship service based around the idea of “Lessons and Carols”, which will include a few different “homilies” (i.e. 5-7-minute mini-sermons) instead of a regular sermon. Then our pinnacle event of the month will be our Christmas Eve Services on the 24th at 4:30pm and 6:00pm. The 4:30pm is an earlier time slot for people that do not want to be out too late, have family dinners to get to, or have kids that they want to get ready for Christmas Eve bedtime. It will be a little more kid-friendly and casual. The 6:00pm will be our standard Christmas Eve Service. Nursery is provided for both, and both will include carols, communion and candlelight!
End of the Year Giving: Your giving this year has enabled us to experience new life in our worship services, provide for the facility needs of the church so that ministry and mission can take place, and fund impactful opportunities for children and youth! We have been blessed to have such generous giving this year, and we hope to finish the year strong to fulfill our 2018 financial goals and to be set up for great ministry in 2019. Keep in mind that for giving to be tax-deductible for 2018, we need to receive it either 1) in an offering before the end of the year, 2) in the church office by December 31st, 3) with a 2018 postmark on a mailed check’s envelope, or 4) as an online payment by December 31st.
Week of December 2nd
Sunday 12/9: Sunday Text (Luke 3)
Monday 12/10: Sunday Connection (Philippians 1)
Tuesday 12/11: Life of Jesus (Luke 2)
Wednesday 12/12: Wisdom (Proverbs 23)
Thursday 12/13: New Testament Teachings (Revelation 1)
Friday 12/14: Story of God’s People (Malachi 3)
Saturday 12/15: Psalm (Psalm 26)
UMM are selling tickets for Boston butts (10 lbs-precooked weight). They will be ready for pick up on Friday December 21st, between noon and 5:00pm. Cost is $25/each. Get your tickets or call the office to reserve yours!
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
We meet most Thursday evenings and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
Has weekly den meetings, and a monthly pack meeting,
We reject the lie that students should be immature and irresponsible, resulting in them being irrelevant to others; but rather, we challenge our students to live out the Gospel in all aspects of life.
TOPS doesn't pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don't promise quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the "perfect" body. Instead we focus on health.
TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight. Click Here for more information
You are invited to join us for study, fellowship, and of course, good coffee!
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
Join us as we study Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King. This book will remake you, reorient you and restore from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
Emma and Anthony are looking for individuals not currently part of a Sunday School Class. Each session is conversational and built around what is going on in our lives, the world, and various things that we are learning.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement.
We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall
Don Schall and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.
On Sept 2d, we will start studying the Book of James, using Dr. Jeremiah's What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do. We will learn "practical and life-changing knowledge on how to react as a believer in every kind of circumstance."
Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary. You will be glad you did.
Senior Pastor Anthony McPhail