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.

EVENTS & CLASSES FOR ALL

WEDNEDAY NIGHT SUPPERS | March 13 (2nd Wednesdays) | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Starting in March, Wednesday night suppers will be only once a month on the second Wednesday of each month. All other activities for adults and children will begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. If you have questions please contact the church office at 251-626-1334 or email ministries@spanishfortumc.org.

PALM SUNDAY – CHILDREN’S CHOIR SINGING & WAVING PALMS | March 24 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | The Children’s Choir will be singing and waving palms during the Palm Sunday service. For more information please contact Mike Owenby at worship@spanishfortumc.org or Elizabeth DeRocher at elizabeth@spanishfortumc.org, or by calling the church office at 251-626-1334.

EASTER CELEBRATION | March 24 | 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Top Parking Lot | Join us as we celebrate the joy of Easter with our annual Palm Sunday Easter Celebration! Enjoy fellowship, food, games and egg hunts! Bring your friends and family and celebrate with us! For more information please contact Elizabeth DeRocher at elizabeth@spanishfortumc.org or the church office, 251-626-1334.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE | March 28 | 6:00 p.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper and initiates the observance of Holy Communion. Please join us for this time of worship during Holy Week.

GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE | March 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Join us for this powerful service of gradual darkness and remembrance of Jesus’ death on a cross. We will ponder the impact of His death and await the celebration of the Coming Resurrection. We will also have “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by a combined choir of SFUMC and the SF Presbyterian Church choirs.

FLOWERING CROSS | March 31 | 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Help us bring our cross to life by bringing a fresh or artificial flower from home on Easter Sunday. The cross will be located in the Narthex of the Sanctuary. This tradition symbolizes the new life of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE | March 31 | 7:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Back Parking Lot | Andy Cloninger and the Praise Team will lead us in an outdoor Sunrise Service. He is Risen! He is risen, indeed!

EASTER BREAKFAST | March 31 | 7:45 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | Join us after our 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service for an Easter Breakfast prepared by our United Methodist Men in the Fellowship Hall.

EASTER SERVICES | March 31 | 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:00 AM Contemporary | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Join us as we worship our risen Savior Jesus Christ!

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY & BRUNCH | April 21 | 8:45 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary and MC101, Fellowship Hall | We invite our church family to help us welcome our 2024 confirmands into the Body of Christ at our 8:45 a.m. worship service. A confirmation brunch will follow for our Confirmands and their family members only. For more information please contact Kitsy Dixon in the church office at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

AGAPE HANDS PUPPRT TEAM SPRING PROGRAM | April 28 | 4:00 p.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | The puppet team would like you to join us for a fun afternoon program. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact children@spanishfortumc.org.

EASTERN SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY: SPRING CONCERT | April 30 | 7:30 P.M. Main Campus | Sanctuary | For more information please contact Mary Katherine Kilgore at 251-802-4757 or escs.artisticdirector@gmail.com.

EMBRACING THE UNCERTAIN: LENTEN SERMON SERIES | Thru Easter | During this Lenten Season, we will begin to engage and wrestle with life’s uncertainties, not ignore them and to embrace God’s amazing love for us in new ways. For more details, please contact the church office at 251-626-1334.

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.

MIDWEEK ACTIVITIES | Ongoing | Wednesdays | Beginning at 6:30 p.m. | Both Campuses | PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday Night Suppers will only be only once a month on the 2nd Wednesdays of the month beginning in March. All other activities for adults and children will begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. If you have questions please contact the church office at 251-626-1334 or email ministries@spanishfortumc.org.

ADULT EVENTS & CLASSES

PRIME TIMERS FELLOWSHIP – SPECIAL EDITION | March 7 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall | We will have Blair Lober and Stephanie DeAnda with Omnia Telehealth to speak regarding senior adult health. Blood pressure screenings will be available. For more details email sansandra7425@aol.com or call the church office.

PRIME TIMERS EXPLOREUM TRIP | March 22 | 8:30 a.m. | Exploreum Science Center | We will travel to the Mobile Exploreum to see the Cuba Exhibit and IMAX movie. Lunch will follow at Moe’s BBQ, downtown Mobile. Reservations and payment of $15/per person for the Exhibit & movie only – must be made at church office by Monday, March 18th. For more information please contact Asher or Sandra Carmichael at 251-751-3928.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: GOD ALSO HAS QUESTIONS TO ASK YOU… | Ongoing | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WD101, Office Area | Join Pastor Dixon in a reflective study on the biblical understanding on how and why God questions us. This study: God Also Has Questions To Ask You will invite us to go deeper into personal reflection, and to humbly approach God so that we can become stronger vessels of His Word. Cost of the lesson book (Questions God Asks by Dale & Sandy Larsen) is $15 each and can be picked up in the church office after the first of the year. For more information please contact Kitsy Dixon at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org or call the church office at 251-626-1334.

CONFIRMATION 2024 PARENT CLASSES | Ongoing | 10:00 a.m. | West Campus | WD102, Children’s Area | Confirmation: What’s A Parent to Do? Pastor Bill will teach a parent’s course on Confirmation to help support and encourage parents whose children are preparing to be Confirmands at SFUMC. For more information please contact the church office at 251-626-1334.

WATERMARK SUNDAY SCHOOL – NEW STUDY | Ongoing | Weekly on Sundays | 10:00 AM | West Campus | WD108, Children’s Area | Join us for our new study, Discerning the Voice of God: How To Recognize When God Speaks by Priscilla Shirer. For more information please contact Michelle Pennington at pennington.sm5@gmail.com.

THIRSTY THURSDAY | Ongoing Weekly on Thursday | 1:00 p.m. | West Campus | WD105, Children’s Area | Join this group of ladies as they study and explore God’s Word. The new study, “Spiritual Hunger” began on December 7th. For more information please contact 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 | This small group Bible study is open to anyone wanting to join. They study a variety of subjects and books are available through the leader, Gail Yance. If you are interested in learning more about this group of bible scholars, please contact Gail Yance at kathouse@att.net or calling the church office at 251-626-1334.

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

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.

WOW BIBLE STUDY | Ongoing | Weekly on Wednesdays | West Campus | WD102, Office Area | Women of the Word (WOW) will be starting a new study, She Hears, by Rachael Groll on Wednesday nights starting January 10th at 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact Laura Maxwell at laurammax@gmail.com.

CHILDREN & YOUTH EVENTS

CONFIRMATION RETREAT | March 16 | 8:00 A.M. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall Confirmands fellowship, study, and have loads of fun during our confirmation retreat, where they will grow spiritually, learn spiritual discipline, and understand God’s Word. For more information please contact Kitsy Dixon in the church office at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

SCUBA VBS FAMILY KICKOFF | June 9 | 5:30 P.M. | Main Campus | MC101, Fellowship Hall and Upper Parking Lot | Parents will have the opportunity to pick up their children’s t-shirts and confirm registration details. For more information, please contact Elizabeth DeRocher in the church office, 251-626-1334 or elizabeth@spanishfortumc.org.

VBS – SCUBA | June 10-13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | West Campus | Children’s Area | Save the dates where we will take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about! More details coming soon! For more information please contact Elizabeth DeRocher in the church office at 251-626-1334 or elizabeth@spanishfortumc.org.

ACOLYTE SIGN UP | Going on Now | If you have a child that is from the 3rd grade up to youth age who would be interested in becoming an acolyte, please contact Mike Owenby in the church office or email worship@spanishortumc.org. If you are currently an acolyte please sign up at the following link for a time to serve: https://bit.ly/sfumcacolyte.

CONFIRMATION 2024 CONFIRMAND CLASSES | Ongoing | 10:00 a.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | Families if you have a child in 6th – 12th grade, we invite you to prayerfully consider the next step of your child’s faith journey – confirmation. Confirmation classes for Confirmands will start on January 21 and go through April 7. The cost for books/class/event is $50.00 and is payable upon registration. Please see Pastor Kitsy Dixon for more information, email her at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org or call 251-626-1334.

CONFIRMATION 2024 PARENT CLASSES | Ongoing | 10:00 a.m. | West Campus | WD102, Children’s Area | Confirmation: What’s A Parent to Do? Pastor Bill will teach a parent’s course on Confirmation to help support and encourage parents whose children are preparing to be Confirmands at SFUMC. For more information please contact the church office at 251-626-1334.

SFUMP NOW ENROLLING | f you have any questions or would like more information, please email preschool@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.

KIDZ UNIVERSITY | Ongoing | Wednesdays | 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.

CATAPULT YOUTH FELLOWSHIP | Ongoing | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | West Campus | WC112, Youth Area | Join us each Wednesday night in the Youth Area for a time of worship, praise, study, fun and fellowship. (Grades 6th – 8th). For more information please contact Zack McCraw at youth@spanishfortumc.org.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR | Ongoing | West Campus | WD111, Children’s Area | Preschool through Elementary aged children are invited to learn and sing the songs of our faith, then share those songs with our community. Practices will be held during the Kidz University time on Wednesday nights. For more information please contact Rev. Dr. Mike Owenby in the church office at 251-626-1334 or worship@spanishfortumc.org.

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

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