THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY WIDE SERVICE: Everyone is invited to the Thanksgiving Community Wide Service today, November 19th at 6 PM at the Madison Church of God. This is sponsored by the Madison County Christian Ministerial Association. The message will be presented by Pastor Gabe Krell of First Baptist Church.

UNITED METHODIST MEN: The next meeting for the United Methodist Men will be Sunday, December 3rd at 8 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  All men are invited to a hearty breakfast and program.


ADVENT WREATHS & DEVOTIONAL BOOKS:  Miss Robbie’s Circle is hosting an Advent Wreath Party on Sunday, December 3rd after the church service in the Fellowship Hall. A basic Advent wreath with greenery will be provided plus ribbons, ornaments, pine cones, and such for you to decorate as desired. Decorate the wreath; pick up the candles and a devotional booklet and enjoy some light refreshments. There is no charge for this activity, but we need to know how many to prepare for. Please email Julie Maultsby at or call her cell phone at 850-973-0120.


HANGING OF THE GREENS AT MADISON YOUTH RANCH:  Everyone is invited to come out to the Madison Youth Ranch Sunday, December 3rd from 4-6 PM to help decorate and enjoy the fellowship of each other as we kick off the Advent Season. Please bring some treats to share.


HELP BRING CHRISTMAS JOY TO THE CHILDREN AT THE RANCH:  For the past four years, gift cards in lieu of gifts have been requested from the church and friends in the community for the children at the Madison Youth Ranch. This is a very convenient way to support our children at Christmas. Gift cards in increments of $10, $20, or $25 to major chain stores and restaurants are appreciated. Visa, Master Card, and American Express cards are also useful. Please make sure that the donation amount is written somewhere on the gift card. If you would like to donate a gift card, you can bring it to the office before December 15th.




COMMUNION MINISTRY: We need a coordinator for our Sunday communion service. We need four people per week to serve communion. If you would like to help with this ministry, it would take only a few calls to set this up so that we can have people ready for each Sunday. Thank you!!! If you would like to serve communion one Sunday, please let the church office know.


YOUR SPECIAL $1.00: Please remember to bring your $1.00 and a nonperishable food item to the altar each week to help those in need. We have $1,060.77 in this account. Yes, your $1.00 and canned goods count!! There are many needs in this county.


BUDGET FINANCE 2017: The total income received so far for the month of November is $17,769.10 and the total expenses were $13,274.00. Our monthly budget is $34,553.00. You can set up automatic payments for your tithes and donations by calling your local bank to have a check mailed to the church. If you have any questions, give the church office a call.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHURCH HOME? Welcome to God’s House! The First United Methodist Church might be the place you’re looking for. We already love you in Christ and wish to know you in a personal relationship. As members of First United Methodist Church of Madison, Florida, we would count it a privilege to welcome you into this community of faith. If you wish to explore membership, please tell any of our members or contact Pastor Lamar or the church office at 973-6295.






Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day


         holiday weekend!




Listen To the Bible

CD's and DVD's

Our church offers CDs and DVDs of the weekly church service. If you would like one, you can see Krystal before or after the service and she can make you a copy. If you would like to give a donation toward this ministry, please put CD or DVD in the memo of your check and place it in the offering plate.


The brown bag ministry is an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries. The brown bags are filled with nonperishable food items and are given to senior citizens who need assistance on the fourth week of each month. If you would like to help with this loving ministry, bring nonperishable food items each month and place in the special basket in the Fellowship Hall or give them to Florida Smith.


The Thrift Shop on Pinckney Street needs volunteers to help on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM or any time that you can help out. This doesn’t have to be each Saturday, but whenever you are available. Please let Sue Hunter know if you are willing to help. The Thrift Shop number is 973-2295.


The church still has some special t-shirts for First United Methodist Church. The prices are $25.00 for the collared shirts. The purpose of this ministry is to let the community know who we are and to have a chance to share our faith with them. Please come by the church office to purchase a shirt.

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