Upcoming Events

EPWORTH JOY

A time of worship and Christmas giving will be shared with our HAAS Buddies on Sunday, December 1st.  We will worship with the children of Epworth in their sweet chapel.  Afterwards we will treat our boys to lunch, followed by a time of gift giving.  We will leave the FLC parking lot at 8:30 am.  Make plans to join us to experience the true meaning of this glorious season.

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FUMC BASKETBALL LEAGUE

It’s time to register for another great season of basketball.  For more information, download the attached application.  We are looking forward to a great season!

Basketball application

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FALL FESTIVAL FUN!! Please join us on Wednesday, October 16th at 5:30 pm for an evening of food, fellowship & Fall Fun. A delicious Spaghetti supper and afterwards enjoy games for all ages compliments of The Crew!! No charge! No reservations! Feel free to invite others, especially others with children.  A love offering will be taken for our Epworth Christmas mission.

 

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Wednesday Night Suppers will commence October 2nd at 5:45 pm in the FLC.  The cost is $5 per adult, $12 per family.  Sign up sheets will be placed in next Sunday’s bulletin.  These will be collected until 12 noon, Monday, September 30th. 

We are looking for a couple of volunteers to assist us with the decoration of the tables and other organizational tasks.  Contact the office for more information.

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Our Haas Buddies would love to have FUMC friends to join them for the Bowling Bash on Saturday, October 5th.  We will leave the church parking lot at 9 am.  Bowling and lunch from 11:30 – 1:30.  Deadline to sign up to bowl is October 1st.  Call Fran — 843-439-0873.

 

ATTENTION ALL SHIPMATES!!

This Thursday, July 18th from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm we will set sail to

NEPTUNE ISLAND WATER PARK!

Meet at 9:30 am in the Family Life Center Parking Lot

Admission:

Under 48″ tall – $15.99

Over 48″ tall – $17.99

Check their website for additional information!

A picnic lunch will be provided.

Contact Virginia or Fran for more details!

EPWORTH CELEBRATION

Our Haas Buddies will soon be ending their 2018-19 school year.  As you can imagine, these guys have had to face many challenges as they strive their best to perform academically.  We will treat them to an End of the School Year Celebration to let them know their FUMC/Bennettsville Family applauds their efforts and successes.  Our Haas Buddies will be treated to a day of fun on Friday, June 7th at Plex Hi-Wire in the Sandhills Complex near Columbia.  Please contact Fran for more information.

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Summer is almost here, and we are looking forward to some fun activities with the CREW!  We would also like to invite friends and any visiting grandchildren or other family members (should be entering 4K in the fall) to join us!

We will kick-off with an evening of water fun, games, and a cook-out in the FLC on Thursday, June 13th from 5 pm – 9 pm.  Wear your swimsuit, bring a towel and change of clothes, and join us for an evening of fun!!

Questions?? Contact Virginia Fowler or Fran Lewis.

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THE CREW

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On Sunday, May 12th our congregation will have the opportunity to support our Haas Buddies and the other children who call Epworth home by collecting the Annual Mother’s Day Offering.  Please be in prayer for these children and for this vital ministry.

 

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Be sure to join us for our last Wednesday Night Supper for the season!!  The menu for April 10th will be:

Baked ham, potato salad, peas ‘n carrots, bread and dessert

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We look forward to sharing good food, good fellowship and inspirational messages with you!  

Wednesday Night Supper – April 3rd

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Loaded Baked Potatoes, Salad, and Dessert

Plan to join us for good food, fellowship and inspirational messages!

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Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Wed., April 10 at 3:30. Please meet in the Family Life Center with your basket, ready for an afternoon of fun and games!!   This is during our normal Crew meeting time, but we would love for visiting grandchildren and others who are not a part of The Crew to join us for the fun (ages 4 years old – 6th grade).  Hope to see you then!!

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BOWLING BASH WITH OUR BUDDIES

Saturday, April 6th at Columbia Lanes

11:30 am to 1:30 pm ……Lunch included.  No Charge!!

Please join the fun and fellowship with our friends at Epworth.

See Fran for more information!

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40 Days with Jesus

From the Cross to the Crown, the story of Jesus last forty days is the story of God’s redemptive love and the great Salvation made available to any who dare to believe!

First United Methodist Church invites you to pilgrimage with us as we walk the narrow road to Jerusalem with our Savior.  

Join us as often as you are able, and together, we will witness the event of the greatest Sacrifice ever made, and together, we will race to the Tomb to discover what that Sacrifice means for each of us today!

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Join us for our Wednesday Lenten Services

Beginning Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 6          Rev. Dr. Mark Johnston

March 13       Rev. Wade Everett

March 20       Rev. Fred McDaniel

March 27       Rev. Doris Smith

April 3            Pastor Eddie Davis

April 10         Rev. Margaret Vance

Lenten Lunch Services are provided by the ENERGETICS.

 

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

Lima Beans, Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Rice, Cornbread, and Dessert

Plan to join us for good food, fellowship, and inspirational messages!

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The ENERGETICS Bake Sale will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  This is the only fundraiser by the Energetics so they need lot of goodies to sell.  All of you good cooks in the Church—–be sure to bring your goodies to the Family Center prior to 9 am on April 13th.  The Bake Sale is the Saturday before Palm Sunday so you will be able to “stock up” for Easter.

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It will soon be time for Vacation Bible School!  If you are interested in helping this year, please contact the office.

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The first Wednesday Night Supper will be February 6th with the last one April 10th.  If your family has a special meal that you would like to cook one Wednesday during March or April, please contact Chef Tommy Bostick or one of his crew:  Elaine Crow, Consulla Hamilton or Carolyn Wallace.

The price is still $4.00 per person ($10 family).  Please sign up in church on Sundays or contact the church office by 4 pm Monday afternoon so that the cooks will know how many to prepare for each week.  Plan now to attend these weekly gatherings with good food, good fellowship and and inspirational message.

The menus for February are:

February 6th — Ham, grits, eggs, biscuits and jelly

February 13th — Valentine Special

February 20th — Boykin barbecue sandwiches slaw, chips, dessert

February 27th — Lima beans, smoked sausage, tomatoes, rice, corn bread, dessert

FUN WITH OUR HAAS BUDDIES!!

February 16th————— USC vs Texas A&M Basketball Game

1:00 pm at the Colonial Life Center

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fireside fellowship

You are invited to our Friday Night Fireside Fellowship!! Friday, January 11 at 6:30 pm (2nd Friday of the month) at The Carroll’s! Adults–join us around the firepit for an informal time of fun, food, fellowship, praise and prayer—-For those who desire a closer walk with God and others in the body of Christ. Bring a lawn/camp chair, finger food/appetizer or dessert to share. Please RSVP or questions, contact Teresa at 540-206-8984 or email tacmomm@yahoo.com

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THE MARION DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The Marion District Leadership Training will be held on Sunday, January 27, at the Marion High School in Marion.  This training will begin at 4:00 pm with a combined session for everyone.  It will be a presentation about the Special General Conference and the Way Forward.  All of the proposed legislation has now been made available, and the Judicial Council has issued its rulings prior to the actual conference.  This session will conclude about 4:45 pm.  We will have a break to allow people time to have some quick refreshments and make their way to their classes, which will begin at 5:00 pm.  Classes will have a break midway, and will finish by 7:00 pm. 

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FUN WITH OUR HAAS BUDDIES!!

February 16th————— USC vs Texas A&M Basketball Game

1:00 pm at the Colonial Life Center

Invite some friends, grandchildren, neighbors, etc. to join us!!

Please let Fran Lewis know by January 16th the number of tickets you will need for this exciting outing with our HAAS Buddies.

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The Worship Committee will not meet Sunday, January 6th but will meet Sunday, January 13th immediately after the 11 am Church Service in the Gathering Room to initiate 2019 with some information.  A nice lunch will be provided.  All members of the Worship Committee, including Ushers, Acolytes, Crucifers, Altar Guild, are invited!  See Jennie Meggs for more information.

dates to remember

January 9th            The Crew  Sets Sail 3 pm

January 11th          Fireside Fellowship 6:30 pm

January 13th          Worship Committee Lunch 12:15

                                  Trustees Meeting 6 pm

January 20th          Finance Committee Mtg. 4 pm

                                  Admin. Council Mtg. 5 pm

January 29th          Holy Land Classic

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FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

Sunday, December 9th at  4 pm

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETING

Sunday, December 9th at 5 pm

HOLY LAND TOUR MEETING

Wednesday, December 12th at 1 pm

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FRIDAY NIGHT FIRESIDE FELLOWSHIP

December 14th at 6:30 pm

THE GATHERING ROOM AT FUMC

Adults — Join us for a gathering for an informal time of fun, food, fellowship, praise and prayer!  For those who desire a closer walk with God and others in the body of Christ.

Refreshments and Fellowship

Christmas Praise and Worship

DVD “The Star of Bethlehem”

Closing discussion, prayer and ministry

You are invited to bring a favorite finger food/appetizer or dessert to share.

RSVP Teresa 540-206-8984 (text ok)  Email tacmomm@yahoo.com

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Monday, December 24th at 6:00 pm

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MASTERWORKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Christmas Concert

You are invited to attend the annual Christmas concerts of the Masterworks Choir to be performed Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm and Sunday, December 9 at 4 pm.  The concerts, held at Central United Methodist Church in downtown Florence, will feature Handel’s Baroque masterpiece Messiah.  The 72-voice choir will be joined by four guest soloists and a chamber orchestra of 20 instrumentalists.  There is no charge for admission and everyone is welcome to attend.  Don’t miss the first concert of the 40th anniversary season of the Masterworks Choir!

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ANGEL TREE

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As we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus, we also remember those who are less fortunate than us. The Angel Tree will be up with the names of children who need to receive joy and excitement for Christmas. You can make that happen by selecting a name or two and bringing that joy and excitement into the lives of these deserving children. Please consider this mission of FUMC and make a child happy!  All gifts should be brought to the Church by Wednesday, December 12th.

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CHRISTMAS JOY will certainly be present as we worship with the children of Epworth in their campus chapel on Sunday, December 2nd.  We will leave the church parking lot at 8:30 am.  For more information, please contact Fran Lewis.

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COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Hosted by St. Paul’s Church

306 Fayetteville Avenue, Bennettsville, SC

Preaching is the Rev. Judith Knox, Trinity United Methodist Church,  Bennettsville, SC

Sponsored by the Ministerial Association of Marlboro County.

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The offering for the evening will go directly to support the Hurricane Relief effort in Marlboro County.

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Please make plans to join us for good food, fellowship and inspirational messages at our

Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal, November 14th

Our menu will be Chicken/Dressing Casserole, Butterbeans, Cranberry Relish, Bread, and Dessert

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Meet TUESDAY, November 13th at 6 pm

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HARK the HERALD ANGELS SING!

Our CREW ANGELS have been asked to ride on THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’s Christmas float in the Bennettsville Christmas Parade TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH.  Your child is asked to wear his/her GREEN CREW SHIRT OR RED VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SHIRT (with a long sleeve shirt underneath if needed) and jeans.  If you cannot locate your child’s CREW or BIBLE SCHOOL shirt, we do have a few extra shirts.  Please see Christy King, Jennie Meggs, Ashley Kinard or Fran Lewis.

Parade time is 4:30 p.m.  We will give you notice of the time and where to drop off your child on parade day as soon as we receive our parade line up number from the city.  Pick up AFTER PARADE will be behind our church building.  These details will be clearly communicated to you nearer the date of the parade.

To participate in the memorable event, your child MUST have a permission slip completed, signed by his/her parent and returned to a CREW LEADER by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH!!

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November 9th

You are invited to our Friday Night Fireside Fellowship!! Friday, November 9th at 6:30 pm (2nd Friday of the month) at The Carroll’s! Adults–join us around the firepit for an informal time of fun, food, fellowship, praise and prayer—-For those who desire a closer walk with God and others in the body of Christ. Bring a lawn/camp chair, finger food/appetizer or dessert to share. Please RSVP or questions, contact Teresa at 540-206-8984 or email tacmomm@yahoo.com

Wednesday Night Supper/Halloween

Menu — Hot dogs, chili, slaw, chips and dessert.

FUMC kids attending Wednesday Night Supper will enjoy special activities, including a cake walk and other fun games.  Come, have fun and get your treat bag!!!

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You are invited to our Friday Night Fireside Fellowship!! Friday, August 10th at 7 pm (2nd Friday of the month) at The Carroll’s! Adults–join us around the firepit for an informal time of fun, food, fellowship, praise and prayer—-For those who desire a closer walk with God and others in the body of Christ. Bring a lawn/camp chair, finger food/appetizer or dessert to share. Please RSVP or questions, contact Teresa at 540-206-8984 or email tacmomm@yahoo.com

 

MEETING DATES TO REMEMBER 

Wednesday, August 1st                Staff Meeting                    10 am

                                                    Nomination Committee        6 pm


Sunday, August 5th                      Usher Meeting                    2 pm


Wednesday, August 8th              Staff Meeting                      10 am

                                                       Nomination Committee       6 pm


Sunday, August 12th                    Trustees Meeting                 6 pm


Wednesday, August 15th              Staff Meeting                     10 am

                                                      Nomination Committee        6 pm


Sunday, August 19th                    Finance Committee             4 pm

                                                     Administrative Council         5 pm


Wednesday, August 29th              Day Care Meeting               9 am

                                                           Staff Meeting                    10 am

                                                      Nomination Committee        6 pm

 

 

 

MEETING – AUGUST 5th

There will be a meeting for all ushers, altar guild, acolytes and crucifers (and anyone who may be interested in participating in the worship services) on August 5th at 2 pm in the Gathering Room.  If you are already a participant and will not be able to attend please contact Jennie Meggs at 843-479-2094 for more information.

 

OUR ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL

is scheduled for  Sunday, August 19th at 6 pm in the Family Life Center.  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to make churns of ice cream and bring cookies.  Please let Amy Thomas, or the Church office know if you are planning to bring these items.  For more information, please contact Amy at:  thomas04@bellsouth.net, or call 843-528-3358; or text at 843-454-7910.ice cream social

HOLY LAND TOUR

January 29 – February 7, 2019

Join FUMC’S Holy Land Tour to Israel! Dr. Johnston and Rev. Vance will be leading a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem and other exciting destinations in Israel. Join us as we visit the Western Wall for prayer, walk the Via Dolorosa, attend the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, stand upon the Mount of Olives, share communion at the Garden Tomb of Jesus and visit other sacred sites where the Bible comes alive! Our flight conveniently originates from and returns to Charlotte. We will stay in first class hotels and enjoy local cuisine. This is an opportunity for a life-changing experience and great fellowship! For more information contact Rev. Vance or Dr. Johnston, or obtain a brochure from the Church office.

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