YOUTH MEALS: There is a signup sheet in the narthex for volunteering to prepare/bring meals for Wednesday nights for the Youth.  If you have any questions, please contact Justin Bell at 850-464-7246.             


MISSIONARY SUNDAYWe will have Delbert and Sandy Groves, our missionaries from Zambia, for a Mission Sunday on Sunday, January 28th during the worship service and when we will take up a love offering for them. There will be a fellowship time and covered dish lunch afterwards. We are looking forward to hearing all about their work in the mission field.


SPECIAL THANKS:  “Dear Church Family, Tis the season to give thanks and celebrate the kind deeds of friends and those who care. The Agnes Studstill family would like to express our thanks for all the love and kindness shown through the years and especially during the time she was ill. She loved receiving and reading the church bulletin, as well as listening to the service on the radio. She loved her church and wanted to be a part even when she was unable to attend. A special thanks to the ladies who prepared most delicious after the service lunch. This was a very special time for us to share with family and friends.  The hall was decorated so pretty and a perfect setting for our memorial celebration. Thanks Cheri Platt and her helpers. The service led by Pastor Lamar was a wonderful tribute to our Aunt Agnes.  Our family received a blessing from the kind thoughts and words.”            

                              In Christian love, The Copeland Family and Sims Family


THRIFT SHOP: The United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Thrift Shop is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  The exception is the 2nd Wednesday of the month with hours of 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM due to 55 Plus Club. They would be most grateful for volunteers. Please call Pat Warren at 850-973-1447 (home) or 850-869-0379 (cell) or Bob Walker at 850-973-2930 (home) to talk about volunteering.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: There will be a North West District Congregational Vitality event on Saturday, February 10th from 10 AM until 2:30 PM at Killearn United Methodist Church in Tallahassee. This is an annual event for clergy and laity with lunch provided.  You will learn about “Fresh Expressions” and how to help our church. Please call the church office for information about registration.

ACOLYTE COORDINATOR: Amy Webb who is was our current acolyte coordinator is stepping down from this position for 2018. We need someone willing to take her place to help organize those who light the candles each week. Please let the church office know if you are interested in this ministry.


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.


CDS AND DVDS:  Our church offers CDs and DVDs of the weekly church service.  If you would like one, you can see Brett before or after the service and he will 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.


OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2018: Packs of offering envelopes are in the narthex for each family that are dated weekly to aid in your financial giving. If you would like to receive a financial statement for tax purposes at the end of the year and prefer to give cash, you must put your name on the envelope. Thank you for being good stewards.


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 $1,067.20 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 in the month of January is $36,604.00 and the total expenses are $9,264.29. The new monthly budget for 2018 is $32,399.00. 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

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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.