Join us for our annual Cheaha District Picnic! Who: All United Methodist churches in the Cheaha District of the North Alabama Conference UMC Where: Camp Lee, 70 Camp Lee Main Road Anniston, AL 36207 When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 Schedule: 2pm - Registration begins 2:30-3:00pm - Opening Worship, Introducing DS Clinton Hubbard & newly appointed clergy 3-5:30pm - Activities for All Ages: Ziplines, Volleyball, Bounce Houses, Climbing, Canoes, Pool, Board Games, Bingo 3:30-5:30 -
"If one's 'gospel' falls mute when facing people who need good news the most - the impoverished, the oppressed, and the broken - then it's no gospel at all." - Lisa Sharon Harper, The Very Good Gospel In October, Matt will begin leading a book study on The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper. Open to all adults. Copies are available for purchase in the office, online and in local book stores. When: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. Oct 5, 12,
I’m excited to share that our Vision Team will complete our church visioning process this month! For the past eighteen months, we have diligently listened to God, our church and our community to discern how we are to fulfill our mission: "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Our church described a disciple of Jesus as "a person who loves God and others by giving unconditionally and accepting ALL." We envision our church as a garden where God
On Sunday, August 7 at 9am, in lieu of a normal worship gathering, we will gather for a brief prayer in the Sanctuary and then be sent out into our community to serve. Several teams are being assembled and a sign-up sheet will be passed around during Sunday worship gatherings in the weeks prior to this event. Currently, six teams are being planned:
- Steve Kilgore & Paula Segrest, visiting local nursing home
- Betty Arnett, visiting people that are homebound in our commun
Through much prayer and discernment, our outgoing District Superintendent Rev. Sherill Clontz appointed Rev. Debbie Hitchcock, pastor of McCoy UMC in Anniston, to become the pastor of Four Mile UMC, our neighboring church. Thank you for your prayers and support as I served as interim pastor of Four Mile during this time of transition. We look forward to joining God in his work through these two churches and the new connection they are beginning.
God speaks to his church through two of his prophets, Amos and Hosea, in the Old Testament. Our worship during this series, called “Loving Justice," will have a special emphasis on works of righteousness and social justice. On August 7, the series will conclude with a “Church Without Walls” Sunday, in which we will take part in various service activities in lieu of a traditional worship service. More details on this special Sunday are to come. Below are the texts for this mon