*required to have on file for any child participating in any event or camp through Spanish Fort United Methodist
Mission Effort from our Children's Ministry 2017-2018
For the 2017-2018 year, our mission focus will be UMCOR Relief Health Kits. We will collect (and eventually assemble) UMCOR Health Relief Kits. UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church that is dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.
The children will participate and support this organization within The United Methodist Church by working to collect the different supplies necessary for UMCOR Health Kits that will be sent to aid their efforts around the globe. Our goal is for each month throughout the entire year we will designate a different supply item required by UMCOR for the Relief Health Kit, and that we will focus on collecting and do so for the duration of that month. In the Spring after we have collected all the items required, the children will have the opportunity to help assemble the kits.
UMCOR HEALTH KIT : DECEMBER ITEM
When do they bring donated items: Children may bring items with them to normally scheduled worship and program times.
Where are donation drop boxes: Donation Tub locations are on the Main Campus in the Narthex of the Sanctuary, and SFUMC West Campus Room#WD104 (more commonly known as Extreme kids worship room).
December 13, 2017 - Catapult...Annual Tackypult Christmas Party
December 17, 2017 - Remedy...Annual Christmas Party
January 12-14, 2018 - Winter Revive Camp...WINTER REVIVE is getting closer and closer! Registration is now open, so sign up soon. Let Zack or Paige know if you have any questions or need forms. ALL 7th-12th graders (6th graders will be attending Confirmation Retreat). The cost is $150, which covers transportation, food on the way, and all Revive expenses. They will just need to bring money for lunch on the way home and for snacks there (optional). Please note that the venue has been changed from Blue Lake Methodist Camp to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in Panama City Beach, FL.
Grief Share...(In Progress) Our church and community in the past year has endured some devastating loses. Heading into the holidays proves to be an even more difficult time for those grieving a loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. GriefShare is a network of thousands of grief recovery support groups meeting around the world. GriefShare is a program with direction and purpose. With GriefShare you will learn how to talk the journey of grief and be supported on the way. It is a place where grieving people find healing and hope in a Christian context.
January 7, 2018 - Greeter/Usher Training - 10 AM
January 9, 2018 - Ruth Study (Lunch Bunch)...The Women’s Tuesday Lunch Bunch will be doing a Bible Study on the book of Ruth beginning January 9th for six weeks. This is an actual study into one of the only two books of the Bible that are named after a woman. Ruth is a story about three characters and the story of redemption. It’s about being an outsider who becomes an insider because of a kinsman redeemer. It also contains the genealogy of our Christ.
This study is filmed with Dr. Sandra Richter who also wrote The Epic of Eden. This study is geared for those who have never studied a book in the Bible in depth before but is also for those of you who have. There is no pressure to complete homework, though there is a study guide that will help you along the way (Cost is $15). We will order these ahead of time and have them for you on the first day of class so it is important that you register so we have an adequate number of books. Before you come, I would suggest that you get familiar with the book of Ruth by reading through it in one setting (I know that’s not always possible with small children - so do your best). There are only four chapters in the book of Ruth.
January 10, 2018 - Parenting Beyond Your Capacity Study...Join us for this 8-week parenting study, starting with an orientation on Wednesday, January 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on the West Campus. Cost is $15 for class materials.
Any parent who feels unequipped to raise a child in today's world knows parenting this generation can be challenging. In this study, we will look at practical solutions that will change how you relate to this new generation. This study will encourage you, challenge you and better equip you to raise healthy adults in today's world-something that is not only possible, but within your reach. For more info call Beth Allen or click HERE to register.
January 21, 2018 - Blood Drive...8 AM 12 PM in front of the sanctuary.
January 21, 2018 - Financial Peace University...Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. And now you can experience this life-changing class the way that’s best for you: with other people in a local group. The cost for the class is $109. Click here to register!
February 9-10, 2018...Men's Retreat...Men, mark your calendars for February 9-10, 2018 at Camp Baldwin. Cost is $60.00. Register by calling the church office. Registration and monies due by February 1, 2018.
Sanctuary Renewal Project
If you have any questions please contact the church office at 251-626-1334.
Babies First - United Methodist Children's Home...We will be collecting supplies for the United Methodist Children’s Home – Babies First Program. This is a group home in Mobile that houses young mothers and their children.
We are looking to provide some needed items for the residents. You may bring items to the church office or the collection site in the Fellowship Hall until Dec 17th. You may also bring cards or notes of encouragement that will be delivered with the supplies.
New Items for collection:
New Twin bed sheets/pillow cases, Towels (Bath size and wash cloths), Shampoo (full or travel size), Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Hairbrushes, Deodorant, Laundry detergent – (Dreft or Sensitive All only), Hand soap
If you have any questions, please contact Beth.
December 13, 2017 - Last Mid-Week until January 10, 2018.
December 17, 2017 - Christmas Cantata...Join us on december 17th for our Christmas Cantata entitled "Joy!". The Cantata will be held during both services that Sunday morning.
December 24, 2017 - Services...One Morning Combined Service at 10:00 AM. Christmas Eve Services will be at 4 PM (childrens Choir Singing) and 6 PM (Candlelight)
January 10, 2017...Mide-Week meal and activities resume.