Below you will find a list of events coming up soon for all members, adults, children & youth, and miscellaneous. Simply click on the event link or follow any special registration instructions. If you have any questions, you can always call the church office at 251.626.1334.

ALL MEMBERS

ASH WEDNESDAY SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISER | February 22 | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Everyone is invited to come for this special “Missions Team Ash Wednesday Dinner.” You will enjoy fellowship and delicious homemade spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and desserts. All donations will go towards the 2023 Costa Rica Mission Trip. For more information, please contact the church office at 251-626-1334.

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE | April 2 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | There will be only one traditional service prior to the Easter Celebration.

EASTER CELEBRATION | April 2 | Main Campus | Front Parking Lot | More details coming soon!

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY | April 16 | 8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Confirmands of the Class of 2023 will confirm their affirmation to take Jesus as their Lord and Savior, whom they will follow all the days of their lives. Please celebrate our confirmands as they enter into the Body of Christ through the renewal of their baptism. A brunch for confirmands and their families will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Fore more information please contact Rev. Dr. Kitsy Dixon at kitsy@spnaishfortumc.org or 251-626-1334.

EASTERN SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT | April 24 | Main Campus | Sanctuary | 7:00 p.m. | ESCS will present a Spring Concert. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased through an Eastern Shore Choral Society member. For more information please contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office at 251-626-1334.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – STELLAR FAMILY BLAST OFF! | June 11 | Main Campus | Top Parking Lot | Join us for a Stellar time as we BLAST-OFF into VBS 2023! For more information please contact Kellie Isbell at children@spanishfortumc.org or 251-753-8650.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER | Ongoing | Wednesdays | 5:30 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall. Make plans to join us for Wednesday night supper and fellowship. Following the meal everyone will be dismissed to attend their Wednesday night classes. Main courses will be published in the weekly calendar in the bulletin. Please make reservations by calling the church office, 251-626-1334 or emailing ministries@spanishfortumc.org by the Sunday prior to the Wednesday Night Supper. Donations are greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you there!

OPEN PRAYER | Ongoing | Main Campus | Sanctuary | You may come to pray in the Sanctuary during this very informal time for the church and its leadership, especially our own church. You can come pray and leave as you desire. The Sanctuary will be open each Wednesday morning at 7:00 a.m. and each Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call the church office at 251-626-1334.

ADULT EVENTS & CLASSES

COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP INFO MEETING | January 29 | 12:30 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Anyone interested in being a part of our Costa Rica Mission Trip this summer of 2023, please do you best to attend this informational meeting. For more information please contact the church office, 251-626-1334.

PRIME TIMERS VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT SOCIAL | February 14 | 2:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall Join the Prime Timers’ as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dessert social. Entertainment will be provided by former “Platters” member, Charles “Bo” Grant! You are invited to bring a favorite dessert dish if you desire. Please make reservations by calling the church office at 251-626-1334 by February 10th. For more information please contact Sandra Carmichael at sansandra7425@aol.com.

GRIEF SHARE | March 1 | 6:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MB100, Upper Reed Building | Grief Share is a model of support that helps those grieving do so with comfort and hope. Seeing grief as a journey helps us navigate the course with support and resources. Please join us so we can help you foster community, build relationship, and sit with our compassionate facilitators who are all too familiar with the journey of grief. Grief Share is a 13-week program where you are free to attend when you are able, and still have access to the support and resources needed on this journey. We are praying with you and for you, and we look forward to having you be part of this support group. For more information please contact Kitsy Dixon at the church office, 251-626-1334 or kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

PRIME TIMERS FRIDAY NIGHT OUT | March 17 | 6:00 p.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | Prime Timers will be viewing the movie, “Where the Crawdad’s Sing.” Pizza and drinks will be provided. This is an opportunity for some evening entertainment especially for those seniors who may be still working or otherwise unavailable during the day. Please make reservations through the church office, 251-626-1334 by 3/13/2023. For more information please contact Sandra Carmichael at sansandra7425@aol.com.

KIDZ EATZ PACK DAYS | February 28 | 9:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Come help pack meals for 5 local elementary school’s children in need students. The next scheduled dates after this one are March 22, April 26 and May 8. If you would like more information, please contact Anne Davis at jams4mom@gmail.com.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER MEETING | June 11 | 2:00 p.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Mandatory volunteer meeting for anyone registered to volunteer for VBS. More information to come closer to the event. For questions, please contact Kellie Isbell at children@spanishfortumc.org or 251-753-8650.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CLEAN UP | June 16 | 9:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Multiple Locations | Volunteers to come and help clean up from VBS. More information to come closer to the event. For questions, please contact Kellie Isbell at children@spanishfortumc.org or 251-753-8650.

CONFIRMAND PARENT CLASSES | Ongoing | West Campus | WD102, Office Area | Rev. Bill Price will teach a parent course to help support and encourage confirmands in their faith walk. This course will run simultaneously with the confirmation classes on Sundays. For more information please contact the church office, 251-626-1334 or email Rev. Dr. Kitsy Dixon at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY! | Ongoing | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC100, Parlor | Grief is not something you get over, it’s something we all must go through. This six-week introductory course is designed to help usher participants into a more in-depth model of grief as offered by our Grief Share program. This course will help build supportive relationships, navigate challenging questions, and explore cultural stigmas related to grief. At the conclusion of the class, participants will join the Grief Share class for continued support and facilitation. Join us as we navigate the journey of not being okay in the grief process, to seeing God’s divine hand of grace and mercy as healing through grief. More information please contact Kitsy Dixon at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org or the church office, 251-626-1334.

1 CORINTHIANS BIBLE STUDY | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WD105, Children’s Area | Join pastor Bill as he leads the Bible Study of I Corinthians. Study material will be supplied. For additional information, please contact the church office, 251-626-1334.

ART OF PARENTING | Ongoing | 6:30 p.m. | Weekly on Wednesdays | West Campus | WD105, Children’s Area | Please join Teri Smith and Jason Lober as they lead this 8 week study of parenting. This semester’s class will be facilitated by Megan Bias and Ashley McKeithan. The study will be on “Spiritual Parenting”. We will not meet on 2/22 or 3/29) For more information, please contact the church office, 251-626-1334 or ministries@spanishfortumc.org.

WOW BIBLE STUDY (Women of the Word) | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WD102, Office Area | We are a faith based study for all women of all ages. This study will be “Fierce” by Jennifer Cowart for 6 weeks. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 251-626-1331.

GRIZZLY BEARS BOOK CLUB | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WD103, Office Area | Men will meet to discuss a book read during the week. The book for the Fall Semester will be “Wild at Heart.” For more information please contact Caleb Reeves at mandycreeves@gmail.com.

MAMA BEARS BOOK CLUB | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WD109, Children’s Area | Women will discuss a book read during the week. The book for the Fall semester will be, “The Gift of Failure.” For more information please contact Mandy Reaves at mandycreeves@gmail.com.

THIRSTY THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY | Ongoing | Weekly on Thursdays | 1:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC100, Parlor | Join this group of ladies as they study and explore God’s Word a little deeper by using a Topic Study Guide Book. For more information please contact the office, 251-626-1334 or Cari LeMaitre at carissal@bellsouth.net.

BREAD OF LIFE CHRISTCARE GROUP | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m. | West Campus | WD105 | This group meets weekly for Bible study and exploring ways to be missional servants for Christ. For more information, please contact the church office.

WEDNESDAY AM BIBLE STUDY | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | 9:00 a.m. | West Campus | WD101, Office Area | Join this group of eager Bible studiers as they gather each Wednesday morning to study various books each semester. For more information please contact the church office, 251-626-1334 or Gail Yance at kathouse@att.net.

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY: 1 CORINTHIANS | Ongoing | Weekly on Tuesdays | 2:00 p.m. | West Campus | WD101, Office Area | Join Pastor Bill as he leads a study on 1 Corinthians. You can purchase your study book through the church office. For additional information please contact the church office, 251-626-1334.

SARAH SHEPPARD CIRCLE | Ongoing | 2nd Thursdays | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Join this group of ladies of the United Methodist Women’s organization of service, each second Thursday of the month. You will enjoy a time of sharing, hearing from occasional speakers, Bible study and missional focus. For more details, please contact Debbie Wallace at mwwal@bellsouth.net.

PRIME TIMERS (55+) FELLOWSHIP HOUR | Ongoing | First Thursdays | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | This is an informal opportunity to meet and chat. For more information, call the church office.

PRIME TIMERS GAME DAY | Ongoing | 2nd Wednesdays | 3:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | We had so much fun at our first Game Day, we are going to have Game Day once a month! For more details or questions, please email Asher Carmichael at accarmic985@aol.com or call the church office at 251-626-1334.

SFUMC VETERANS SERVICE MINISTRY | 3rd Wednesdays | 6:00 p.m. Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Join us for a gathering of all veterans for support, information, connections, and growth. For more details, contact the church office.

SOLO SENIOR MEN | Weekly on Mondays | 10:00 a.m. | Off Campus | Spanish Fort Municipal Building | Back Patio | You are invited to join this group of men for a time of fellowship each Monday. For more information please contact David Massey at 251dcm@gmail.com.

CHILDREN & YOUTH EVENTS

SFUMP REGISTRATION | Come go to school with us! SFUMP will have Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year in January 2023. The dates for Preschool Registration for the 2023-2024 school year have been set and are as follows: January 23, 2023 – current SFUMP families ; Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – current SFUMP families ; January 25, 2023 – SFUMC families and current waitlist families; January 26, 2023 – Open to the public. Registration on January 25-26 will be held in the Fellowship Hall starting at 9:30am. If you want more information about the preschool, call Mandy Reeves at 251-626-1380 or email preschool@spanishfortumc.org.

BLUE LAKE METHODIST CAMP | February 2 | All current 3rd-5th Graders are invited for a weekend of fun, campfires, and learning about our Lord! You can now register at: https://bit.ly/sfumcblwc. Please email children@spanishfortumc.org or call 251-753-8650 for questions about registration and more information.

CHILDREN SINGING IN WORSHIP | February 12 | 8:45 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Everyone is welcome to come worship with us each Sunday on our Main Campus in the Sanctuary. This particular Sunday during our 8:45 a.m. worship service our Children’s Choir will be singing. For more information please contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office at bonnie@spanishfortumc.org.

REMEDY YOUTH SUPER BOWL PARTY | February 12 | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | 9-12 grade. We will be partying and watching the Super Bowl. For more information contact Zack McCraw at youth@spanishfortumc.org or call 850-982-1718.

CATAPULT BOWLING NIGHT (TENTATIVE) | February 15 | Eastern Shore Lanes | For more information contact Zack McCraw at youth@spanishfortumc.org or call 850-982-1718.

REMEDY HS RETREAT | February 19 | 1:00 p.m. | Camp Dixie, Elberta | 9th – 12th Graders | $10-15 each | Registration required. For more information contact Zack McCraw at 1-850-982-1718 or youth@spanishfortumc.org.

CHILDREN SINGING IN WORSHIP & WAVING PALM BRANCHES | April 2 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | This Sunday during our 11:00 a.m. worship service, our Children’s Choir will be singing and waving palm branches. For more information please contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office at bonnie@spanishfortumc.org.

CONFIRMATION BRUNCH | April 16 | 8:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Families are invited to celebrate the confirmands of 2023 with a special luncheon provided by members of their church family. Please register, with the number of guests who will attend, by April 10, 2023. To register, contact the church office or contact Pastor Kitsy at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org or 251-626-1334.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – STELLAR! | June 12 – June 15 | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | Multiple Locations | Join us for a Stellar time as we learn about God! We will be having all VBS on our main campus, 6690 Spanish Fort Blvd. in the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, Parlor, Preschool and Reed Buildings. For more information please contact Kellie Isbell or Elizabeth DeRocher at children@spanishfortumc.org or 251-626-1334.

KIDZ UNIVERSITY | Ongoing | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | Children’s Area | Pre K – 5th grade children are welcome to participate in age level programs that study God’s word through the stories in the Bible, play games, make crafts, learn worship songs, and grow in fellowship with one another and in relationship to Christ. If you have any question, please email children@spanishfortumc.org.

REMEDY YOUTH | Ongoing | 6:00 p.m. | Sundays | West Campus | WC112 | Remedy (9-12th grades) | This is a time to gather for fellowship that is about being inspired by who God is and striving to grow in our desire to follow Him fully. If you have questions, email youth@spanishfortumc.org.

CATAPULT YOUTH | Ongoing | 6:30 p.m. | Weekly on Wednesdays | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | Grades 6-8 are welcome to join us for fun and fellowship. The last Catapult for the school year will be May 17. If you have questions, email youth@spanishfortumc.org.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES | Ongoing | 10:00 a.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | Confirmation is an intensive course for students entering 6th grade and up to explore their faith journey as an active member of the United Methodist Church. Confirmation classes will include retreats, socials, field trips, mission projects, and special worship services. Classes are held during Sunday School hours each Sunday. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Kitsy Dixon at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org or 251-626-1334.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Youth Activity Consent Form | Click Here

Meeting/Class/Event Reservation Form (click on the link, fill in the form online, then print and bring into the office or save and email) | Click Here

Safe Sanctuaries Policy | Click Here

Upper Room Devotionals | Devotionals can now be picked up directly from the church office and in the Narthex of the church.

Employment Application | Click Here

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We welcome all who seek to follow and serve Jesus Christ. We believe that our relationship with God is centered solely on God’s love and grace.