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Last Week

Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you broadcast the death of the Lord until he comes.

I Corinthians 11:26


This Week

The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

John 11:44


Meetings this Week!

No Grief Group

Wednesday - Walking in Jesus' Footsteps Bible study @ noon

No Youth this Wednesday for Spring Break

Conference COVID Risk Assessment


Prayer List for March 21, 2023

This Weeks Sermon: 
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March 17, 2023

The past week has been busy in the life of our church. Let me share with you what has been happening:

  • Dick Dickson arrived before 9:00am on Monday. He volunteers as an office angel while his wife, Bernie, works at the Food Pantry. Bernie is working with Ellen Horseman, Kristy Mosley, and Grace Murphree at the Pantry this morning. Monday afternoon, Grace, Kristy and Ellen will return to help the Open Door Class serve at Sue’s Table.

  • Later that morning, Patsy Hale arrived with several volunteers who are setting up tables and decorations for the meal we will serve the Dorman family Tuesday. Jeanette Pratt, Annie Mae Stafford, Sharon Lorvig, Janey Trawick, Cynthia Outlaw, and Anita Stafford are all working with Patsy to prepare.

  • Erin is in the office doing the usual Monday morning chores of counting yesterday’s offering and preparing deposits. Mondays are my days to prepare the Lesson and this letter that goes out each week. This morning I’m also visiting with the Dorman family to plan for the funeral service tomorrow.

  •  At noon, HUB met here to plan for various coming events. They will once again be sponsoring the Getting Ahead Program that helps those on the fringes get the help they need to right their lives back on track. It will begin in May and meet here on the third floor. It meets on Monday evening so they can eat with Sue’s Table.

  • Cars will begin lining up before 4:00pm for Sue’s Table but unless the weather is bad, we will wait to 4:45pm to begin serving cars. Tate and Annie Mae will do a few carryouts to those homebound and the kitchen crew will clean up the kitchen and take out the trash. We will have a small group that meets at 6:00pm

  • On Tuesday we will have Food Pantry from 9:00am to 11:00am. Susie Elsea will come get this mailing prepared and take it to the post office. The preschool will open for early arrivals at 8:00am. The weekly email will come out before 11:00am.

  • At noon, we will have a lunch then a visitation before the funeral for Annette Dorman at 2:00pm. Volunteers will come early and many in the congregation will drop off food prepared at home. Others will stay to finish decorating and serve the family. The volunteers will clean up and attend the service at 2:00pm

  • Erin will shut everything down after the service and change the paraments back to purple for Sunday.

  • On Wednesday, we are back to getting ready for Sunday. That means doing the bulletin, preparing the emails, paying the bills, and writing thank yous for memorials. We have a noon Bible Study. Youth meet at 6:00pm. Handbells meet at 6:30pm. Choir meets at 7:30pm

  • Thursday is the day we make sure everything is done. This Thursday is a little different because I'm preparing to go out of town and getting things covered for next week. This will be the last preschool day before Springbreak.

  • We try to take Fridays off. It does not always workout because the Food Pantry is open and sometimes we have other events happening. SPRC appreciates our congregation not calling staff on Fridays unless there is an emergency.


We do not have a funeral or special event every week but we never know when someone will have a need. Thanks to our many volunteers and our great staff, we are able to make it all look smooth and coordinated. Our church once had a large staff but today, we rely on volunteers. This is biblical.


Sunday afternoon I attended a memorial service for the wife of a former staff member and had the opportunity to stop by to see Joyce Richardson. She looks wonderful and sends her love back to you. Thank you for your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.

Grace and peace,


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Ellen has a great class on third floor. Everyone is always welcomed! Creed begins this Sunday, March 19th


Sundays with Ellen - March 19, 2023


Sundays with Ellen - March 19th Audio only

Ellen's previous lessons can be found on YouTube and Libsyn. 

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We now provide you with the option to give your tithes and offerings online. You can make contributions to the General Fund, Capital Improvement Fund or the Mission Fund. It is quick and easy to setup. Click the button below to get started.  If you have any questions please contact the church office for assistance.  

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Please let us know if you would like to volunteer for any of our missions. We can always use extra hands and feet and most importantly loving hearts.     

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Open Door Sunday School Class team served a wonderful pasta dinner last night to over 200 of our neighbors!

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Sues table and food Pantry

First United Methodist Church has a program called Sue's Table that offers a free meal every Monday night at 4:45 pm . Starting in 2023 the 1st Monday of the month will be dine-in only. We will start serving at 5:15pm. We also have a Food Pantry that is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9-11 am. Due to COVID 19 the Food Pantry are operating in a drive-thru method. Starting in 2023 Sue's Table will be meeting inside some and drive-thru. A schedule will be available soon.  No one is allowed to enter the church.We will serve you while you remain in your car or wait outside. Thank you.


Our feeding program participate in and distribute USDA TEFAP (emergency feeding assistance program).  This organization is an equal opportunity provider and follows USDA nondiscriminatory policies .

We are a USDA distribution site


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and    institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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