Week of November 12, 2017

Our Community Thanksgiving is scheduled for November 19 th at 6:00 pm
and we’re hosting! We need all hands-on deck! Contact Terry if you can assist
at the church office.

“Allies Joys” A ministry that helps children at the various hospitals enjoy
Christmas and other holidays are starting their Christmas stockings. Contact
Rhonda or Kevin Gibson if you would like to help. 662-582- 8087

Another wheelchair ramp is being worked on. Can you help the Wild Bunch
in completion? While the ramp is built off site, able bodied people are needed
to help assemble the ramp on site. A specific date has yet to be determined for
assembly; however, if you would like to assist please contact John Wiggers
at (662)-289-9965 or Ben Cayson at 662-436- 0101.

Car Seats Needed: Did you know there are approximately 6200 children in
foster care in MS and 31 of those in Attala County?  The need is simple! 
Attala County has one car seat that Social Workers can transport children.
When a county social worker has to transport a foster child, the agency has to
provide and assure safety, by having the proper size car seat.   There are three
types of car seats needed; infant, convertible and toddler.  We are seeking
assistance in obtaining some car seats for the local county Child Protective
Services office.  If this is something you can help with, bring your new,
unused car seat to the church office, and we will get it in the hands of those
who need it!

FUMC is hosting a “Come to Learn about Foster Care” Monday Nov. 13 at 6:00
pm in the Fellowship Hall.

The Church Wide Thanksgiving meal will be at 5:30 on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Meal prepared by Trish Cullen and her team. Meals will be delivered to
homebound members also. Price increase for this meal, $5. Adults, $3.
Children, and $15, family.

Angel Tree Ministry: The angels will be ready soon! This is a great opportunity
to help those children in our community. If you would like to support an
“angel” you can be pick up the tag on Nov. 19.

Stitch in Time Ministry are making hats for Allie’s Joys Christmas. stockings. Stockings.
Crochet and Knitters are needed. If you’d like to participate, please contact
The office at 289-1412

Shepherd’s Touch Medical Ministry opportunity Monday, Nov 13 at 5pm. FBC Son
Building. Volunteers are needed to sort charts, cleanup and check in up and check in and out. Call
Pam Comfort for more info at 289-5575.

 

Week of September 24, 2017

Wednesday Evening Meal Menu: Cheesy Chicken and Brocolli with Rice, Green Salad, Rice and Dessert (Kay Dawson's Team). Meal starts at 5:30pm and the cost is $4 per adult, $2 per child, max of $12 per family. Please join us!

Tuesday Sept 26th we're hosting Charge Conference! We will have worship and refreshments. Please join us at 6:30pm.

Wednesday the Lunch Bunch is taking a trip to the Governor's Mansion, followed by lunch. Please contact the church office for more information and to sign up.

We won't have Wednesday evening meal/fellowship the weeks of Oct 4 and 11th. We will then start back with our Advent study, "All I Want for Christmas". Our children will also be doing a similar study.

 

Week of August 27, 2017

Wednesday evening will be a Youth Fundraiser for Evening Fellowship. Dinner will be donation based. Menu: Chili Cheese Dogs, chips & dip, and dessert. Please come support our youth!

Sunday evening we'll be having our "Camp Meeting Worship" at 6pm with a Fish Fry! Come and join us!

Please join us Thursday Aug 31st for the Helping Hands Talent Show! This is a great fundraiser for this local mission. Dinner will be served starting at 6pm. Please contact the church office to get your tickets!

Wed. Aug 30th there's a Good Shepherd Meeting in the parlor at 10am. This mission reaches out to church members seeking to ensure they are doing ok and inquiring about needs. If you'd be interested in participating in this mission, please contact Carolyn Ritter or the church office.

 

Week of July 30, 2017

BACK TO SCHOOL! Friday August 4th is the first day of school! If you'd be willing/available to assist with after school care needs the first week, please contact Mary Al Alford.

There's no Wednesday evening activities this week, but they'll be starting back very soon! August 9th will start back with a meal at 5:30pm followed by children, youth and adult activities at 6pm. We hope to see you very soon!

August 6 th at 6:00 pm Sunday night vespers will resume. This is a new time
and different format with a Camp Meeting setting. Meet in the Fellowship
Hall for devotions, songs, prayers and fellowship. On the first night we will
enjoy watermelon. Each night will feature different delicious food treats and
fellowship. Make plans to attend.

Week of July 16, 2017

No WOW/Wednesday night services during the summer. There is a group that meets for prayer meeting on Wednesday's in the parlor at 5:30. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a bridal shower for Jenna Pinkard in the parlor today at 2pm. All are invited to attend.

Tuesday and Thursday at 9am there is a free Tai Chi class held in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a mat and towel with you. All are welcome. This is a low impact class. Beginners are welcomed to attend.

Finance meeting will be Monday at 5:30pm in the parlor.

No Women's Bible study this Thursday.

Big thanks to Lynn Wiggers for hosting the children's swim party! Everyone had a blast!

This November for Holiday Happening, there will be a different type of silent Auction. It will be a Potpourri of Talents, which means that members of our congregation will share their talents with others. If you are good wood working, baking, sewing, babysitting, photography, etc, please start thinking how you can participate, for the possibilities are endless.

 

Week of July 2, 2017

We are holding prayer meeting in the Parlor on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Please join us for a time of fellowship and devotion and prayer at 5:30.

Our special musical guests this week are Helen Redding and Antonio Hunt. Helen joins us from First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, TN where she serves as the choir director. Helen is the sister of Tim Alford.  Antonio currently serves on the faculty at University of Oklahoma School of Music. He is also the Chapel Choir Director at McFarlin Memorial Methodist Church in Norman, OK. Welcome!

The flowers on the alter are in loving memory of Virginia Small Alford.

 

Week of July 9, 2017

We aren't having Wednesday evening WOW services this summer; however, we are having a prayer meeting at 5:30 on Wednesday in the parlor. Please join us! There is a small meal offered, fellowship and devotion.

There's a bridal shower for Jenna Pinkard planned for Sunday July 16th at 2pm in the church parlor. All ladies are invited to attend.

 

Week of June 11, 2017

There won't be any WOW services throughout the summer. These will resume in August.

Summer Choir will be meeting Sunday am at 9:30. Please feel free to join us in the choir room!

VBS starts this Sunday night at 5pm for registration, Continues Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm. Children aged PreK4-6th grade are welcome to attend.

Lunch Bunch will be leaving the church parking lot for a trip Tuesday at 9am. Please contact the church office for more information.

The Attala County Cluster will meet at Bel Piatto Italian Restaurant on Thursday at 11am

There will be Prayer Meeting Wednesday pm at 5:30. This will take the place of our normally scheduled Wednesday night activities throughout the summer.

 

Week of May 28, 2017

WOW Menu Wednesday: Hamburgers, baked beans, chips and dessert. Cost is $4/adult, $2/child, max of $12/family. Meal is at 5:30 followed by small group study and children's activities at 6pm.

Office will be closed Monday May 29th for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Church council meeting is scheduled for Sunday June 4th at 11:15am. Please make plans to attend.

JOIN US for the SUMMER CHOIR! Practice will be on Sunday Mornings at 9:30.

 

Week of May 7, 2017

WOW Meal/Small Group: Wedneday May 10th. Meal: Baked Potato Bar. Cost is $4/adult, $2/child, max of $12/family. Meal starts at 5:30 followed by small group study and activities at 6pm. Please join us!

Thursday May 11th at 2pm there's a Cluster Meeting at Mt. Lebanon Church.

Friday May 12th at 11:30am: Helping Hands Mother's Day Tea at Williamsville Baptist Church

Also on Friday at 6pm Kosciusko will be celebrating the Bicentennial of Mississippi downtown!

We welcome Charlotte Cayson into our church family through infant baptism. She is the daughter of Ben and Evelyn Cayson and little sister to Michael Cayson.

Next Sunday, May 14th we will celebrate Mother's Day and Bacccalaurate Sunday. We will have a covered dish lunch.  EL Therrell class to receive food. Decorations by Bob Wiseman and Follow the Word Class. Clean up by Men's Bible, Learners and New Generation

 

 

Week of April 30, 2017

WOW Menu: Pulled pork sandwiches, dessert. Cost is $4/adult, $2/child, $12/max per family. Meal starts at 5:30pm followed by small groups at 6pm. Please join us!

Don't forget to get out and cast your vote on Tuesday May 2nd!

We just started a new round of small group studies on Wednesday nights. It's not too late to join! Stop by one of the groups and get plugged in with a small group.

Week of April 23, 2017

WOW Wednesday: Chicken spaghetti, green beans, roll, dessert. Meal at 5:30 followed by fellowship/study at 6pm. Meal cost is $4/adult, $2/child, max of $12/family. Please join us!

Monday April 24th there's a Finance Meeting at 5:30. If you're on this committee, please make plans to attend.

Friday April 28th "Crawfish for a Cause". Fundraiser for American Cancer Society. Call the church office for info on how to purchase tickets.

Saturday April 29th: Natchez Trace Festival. Our youth will be hosting a BBQ Fundraiser. Please consider supporting them!

Sunday April 30th: Church council meeting immediately following morning worship.

Remember that the new studies start on Wednesday the 26th . The books will be available for purchase on that day. The studies are:

“A Way Through the Wilderness” by Rob Renfroe. This study will be led by Cheryl Jenkins. With sensitivity and warmth, Rob Renfroe explores the wilderness experience what it is, how we get there, why God allows it, and how we can get through it God’s way so that we learn the lessons to be dependent on God.

“A Disciple’s Heart: Growing in Love and Grace” by James Harnish. This is led by Tom Wasson. This study attempts to reclaim and in a sense, reinterpret for today John Wesley’s understands of this transformation of the heart, which he called “Christian perfection.”

“Listen: Praying in a Noisy World” by Rueben Job”. This study is led by Christy and Randolph Cheek. Today, we live in a world of noise. This book is a 40-day experience created to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray.

Week of April 16, 2017

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

There will be no vespers this evening (4/16) and the church office is closed Monday April 17.

If you have info you'd like included in the May newsletter, please have it into the office by Tuesday April 18, 2017.

Thanks Hart and Whitney Pettit for hosting such a fun easter egg hunt. We all had a great time!!

On April 28th, there will be a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society; "Crawfish for a Cause". At $100 per couple, this will be a fun event supporting a great cause! For more info, contact Gerald or Jamie Welch at 985-209-3619.

A big thank you to everyone who helped with our church's largest outreach ministry, "The Passion Play". Everyone's help is greatly appreciated and we couldn't do it without each and every one of you. Thank you again for your enthusiastic participation!

Week of April 2, 2017

There will be no WOW services or meal this week. No vespers this week. 

We need ALL able bodies to assist with Passion Play setup this Sunday April 2nd at 2pm. Please bring your battery operated power drill if you have one handy! Men, Women, Young, Old---we want you! A 2nd day of set up will be Monday April 3rd at 5:30 to complete.

Tai Chi classes are now being offered FREE of charge at the church. Please join us Monday April 3rd at 8:30am and/or Thursday April 6th at 8:30am.

Computer class will meet Monday April 3rd at 1:00pm.

Wednesday April 5th, Lunch Bunch will be traveling to Marigold, MS. Leaving the church parking lot at 9am. Please call the church to make your reservation!

Thursday April 6th Women's Bible Study will meet in the parlor at 10am.

Saturday April 8th: set up Scaffolding for Passion Play-your help is needed!

Sunday April 9th is Palm Sunday. All children are invited to come and participate in this special part of our worship service.

Annual Easter Egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday April 15th, at 10am. This will be held at the home of Hart and Whitney Pettit. All children are invited to attend. Please bring your Easter basket!

 

 

Week of February 12, 2017

Thank you to everyone who donated and purchased snacks from the youth during their Super Bowl Fundraiser. The youth raised $514.00! Thank you!

Holiday Happening will be November 4. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon. Want to help? You are needed! Please contact the church office for more information. 

The February “Lunch Bunch” trip will be to Philadelphia on February 26, 2017 for the Community Choral presentation at the FUMC. Everyone is invited. This program begins at 4:00 pm. and afterwards going to the Mexican Restaurant for dinner. If you wish to ride the bus, please call Trisha at the Church. We need an estimate for reservations. Meet in the Fellowship Hall parking lot and leave at 2:30 pm.