***all events are subject to last minute changes due to the ongoing pandemic***

Upcoming Events

Below you will find a list of events coming up soon here at SFUMC.  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.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP & ORNAMENT PARTY | December 1 | 10 a.m. | West Campus | Youth Area | Women of all ages are invited to fellowship and make ornaments to be given to our homebound members later in December. For more information, call Bonnie in the church office.

FALL FOOD & FELLOWSHIP | December 1 | 5:15 p.m. | Main Campus | Fellowship Hall | There will be a church-wide dinner with fried chicken and drinks provided by the church. Please plan on bringing a side and give us a call and let us know what you will be bringing. Due to Covid restrictions and budgeting, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by signing up at https://bit.ly/FallFood12-01-21 or calling the church office by November 28. There are no set costs for the meals, but donations will be accepted. If you have questions, please email ministries@spanishfortumc.org or call the church office.

PRIME TIMERS (55+): BELLINGRATH GARDENS | December 2 | 6:00 p.m. | Offsite at Bellingrath Gardens | Prime Timers put your walking shoes on! If you are 55+ and would like to join us, we will be doing the 2 mile hike through Bellingrath Gardens to see the Christmas lights. The cost per person is $16 and is due by November 25. You can sign up by calling the church office at 251-626-1334 or using the sign-up sheets in the Narthex or the Fellowship Hall. We will be leaving the church by bus or cars at 6:00 p.m., so please be there a few minutes beforehand. If you have any questions, please call the church office.

ADVENT CELEBRATION | December 5 | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship for all ages, featuring the Agape Hands Puppet Team and more. There will be light refreshments after the Advent Celebration. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact the church office.

POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS | Deadline December 5 | We will decorate our Sanctuary for Christmas with Poinsettias. If you would like to purchase one in memory/honor of a loved one, please fill out an order form (located in the Narthex, church office, and bulletins). Cost $10/each. Make checks payable to SFUMC and note “Poinsettia”. They can be picked up after the 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service on December 24 or the following Sunday.

EASTERN SHORE CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT | December 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | ESCS will perform their annual Christmas concert here at SFUMC. Tickets are $15 and be purchased at www.escs.org or at the door.

SARAH SHEPPARD CIRCLE | December 9 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Fellowship Hall | Join this group of ladies each second Thursday of the month for a time of sharing, devotion, and missional focus. For more details, contact the church office at 251-626-1334.

UMM ANNUAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST | December 11 | 8:00 a.m. | Main Campus | MC101 | Fellowship Hall | Everyone is invited to the Annual Family Christmas Breakfast hosted by our United Methodist Men. We will enjoy a breakfast feast along with a healthy mix of story time for the children, fellowship, Christmas carol sing along, and prayer. It will be fun for all ages!

FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS – CANTATA | December 12 | 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Join us in worship as the Sanctuary Choir, along with special guests from the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, lead us in celebrating Christmas through a festival of music! If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office.

REMEDY HOLIDAY PARTY | December 12 | 6:00 p.m. West Campus | Youth Area | Our Remedy Youth Holiday Party will be held on December 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Zack McCraw at youth@spanishfortumc.org or call the church office.

REMEDY | Thru December 18 | 6:00 p.m. | West Campus | Youth Area | Our praise, worship, and fellowship will continue through the holiday season until December 18. We will begin again on January 9, 2022. Join us for a time of study, encouragement, support, and prayer as we head into the holidays.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR SINGING IN WORSHIP | December 19 | 8:45 a.m. | Main Campus | Sanctuary | Rehearsals will be December 5th and 12th at 12:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more details, contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING | December 19 | 5:00 p.m. | Main Campus | Front Parking Lot | Everyone is invited to join us as we go caroling in the community. We will meet in the parking lot and depart from there. For more details, contact Bonnie Hariel in the church office.

KIDZ EATZ CLUB | 9:45 a.m. | Sundays through December 20 | Main Campus | Fellowship Hall | SFUMC is joining the Kidz Eatz Club as part of our mission opportunity for November and December. Bring “selected food items” to help make a difference for the children in our community. There will be a table in the Fellowship Hall with more information and sign up sheets. For more details, contact the church office.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES | December 24 | Main Campus | Sanctuary | We would love to have you and your families join us as we celebrate Christmas at one of our three services. Contemporary Christmas Eve Service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. All services will have communion and candlelight. The 5:00 p.m. Traditional Service will be live streamed. For more information, please contact the church office.

PRIME TIMERS (55+) FELLOWSHIP HOUR | January 6 | 10:00 a.m. | Main Campus | Fellowship Hall | It is Coffee Time! This will be a recurring event on the 1st Thursday of each month. Coffee and water will be provided by the church and if you feel led bring a snack to share. This will be an informal opportunity to meet and chat. Occasionally, we plan to have speakers and/or programs in conjunction with the coffee and fellowship time.

CONFIRMATION | January 9 | 3:00 p.m. | West Campus | Youth Area | It’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for our next Confirmation class and we are excited about your child’s participation in Confirmation. Confirmation is a time when a personal decision is made to confirm the vows of our baptism and profess our faithful membership to the Body of Christ. At Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, this happens with our 6th graders and up. They will explore who Christ is, what it means to know Christ through a lifelong relationship and discuss United Methodist traditions and origin. Confirmation classes will begin with parent and student orientation on January 9, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. and will meet weekly until Confirmation Sunday, April 24, 2022. If you have a child in 6th grade and up, please reach out to Pastor Kitsy Dixon to discuss important events, registration, and mentorship. Please contact her in our church office at 251.626.1334 or kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

You are also encouraged to set up an appointment to speak with either of our pastors regarding your child’s faith journey and/or any questions you or your child may have about Confirmation. Reverend Bill Price can be reached at 251.626.1334 or bill@spanishfortumc.org. We look forward to celebrating this blessed milestone with you and we hope to hear from you.

ONGOING EVENTS

CONTRIBUTIONS | All contributions for the current year, 2021, must be received in the church office or postmarked by December 31, 2021 to receive credit for the current year. Statements will be sent via email to the address we have on record between January 15 – 31, 2022. Should you need to have your email updated and/or sent by the US Postal Service, please contact Faye Childers in the church office.

SENIOR ADULT SURVEY | Want to have input into what the Senior Adults have going on? If you are 55+, we have a form for you to fill out here and turn into the church office. You can also see any member of the Senior Adult Leadership Team for a form or more details.

HURRICANE IDA RELIEF | The SFUMC Disaster Response Team is helping Hurricane Ida victims with cleaning buckets filled with materials and supplies. If you still have an outstanding bucket to fill, please turn it in the week of October 3rd to the church office. Monetary donations are still being accepted in the church office or you can make a donation through the Alabama West Florida Conference’s page here: https://bit.ly/sfumcida. If you have any questions, please call Christi Wood in the office at 251-626-1334.

FAMILY LIFE TEAM VOLUNTEERS | SFUMC’s Family Life Ministry Team needs volunteers. This team is aimed towards sustaining families within the church and community through engaging programs, workshops, studies, and family friendly activities. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Kitsy Dixon in the church office.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS | We would love to have you join us in helping to grow our children and youth ministries. We offer Sunday mornings/evenings, and Wednesday evening opportunities to engage in purposeful ministry with our youth and children. Our children and youth ministries provide biblical lessons that are engaging and centered on building community through Christ’s model of loving your neighbor. We need volunteers to help cover Sunday school, nursery, children’s church, Catapult, Extreme Kids, LOL, and Remedy group fellowships. If God has laid it on your heart to commit to volunteering to the biblical growth of our children and youth, now is the time. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Kitsy Dixon in the church office, or via email at kitsy@spanishfortumc.org.

UNIFORM CLOSET | Ongoing | The Uniform Closet will be open on the first Tuesday of each month beginning September 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Uniform Closet will also be accepting phone orders only through the church office. Requests for school uniforms will then be filled with what we have available and participants will receive a call to set up an appointment time to come to the church office and pick them up.

We are also in need of clean uniform items in good condition. If you have uniform donations or returns, you can drop them off at the church office during regularly scheduled office hours. If you have any questions, please call the office or email ministries@spanishfortumc.org.

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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