We the Christian family of Blakely First United Methodist Church are called of God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to provide an environment of acceptance and unconditional love through worship, fellowship, teaching and service that equip us to make disciples by sharing our faith and ministering to the needs of others.

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    In House Service every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall - 10 AM. You may also watch Sunday online on Zoom and FB at 10 AM.  Please make plans to join us!

    Sunday School is held for Adults and Children at 11 AM

    Nursery is available Sunday's and Wednesday Nights.

    Wednesday Night Kingdom Kids / Xtreme Classes - 5 PM

    Wednesday Night Youth Class - 7 PM

  • Morning & Evening Prayer

    8 AM – Morning Prayer

        8 PM – Evening Prayer

    Watch on Zoom or FB

  •                    Senior Sunday!

    Join us Sunday, May 16th for Worship, as we celebrate our graduating 2021 Seniors! 

    Ms. Gillian Still


    Ms. Kate McGill Hattaway

    A meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall.


    Both the Clothing Room and the Son Shine Shop are taking donations.  Hours for the Clothing Room 1:00-4:00 PM and Son Shine Shop - 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. If you have any donations of clothes / household items please call the church office for a scheduled drop off- 229-723-3069. Thank you for your support.          

  •             Operation SHOE BOX 2021

    Mrs. Kara Fenn is heading up the Shoe box Ministry again this year and has already began collecting bars of soap. A small but very important part of each child’s shoe box.

     Bring your bars of soap in during the month of March and place inside the box located in the back of the Fellowship Hall. 

        pastor's corner

A favorite among Southern Gospel fans is a song recorded by several groups over the years, including the Oak Ridge Quartet.  It is: The Baptism of Jesse Taylor.  The lyrics say: “They baptized Jesse Taylor in Cedar Creek last Sunday.  Jesus gained a soul and Satan lost a good right arm.  They all cried, ‘Hallelujah’ when Jesse’s head went under, ‘cause this time he went under for the Lord.”  Everything changed for Jesse Taylor, for his family and for the whole community when “Jesse’s head went under.” Every Easter, we re-live the cycle.  As we commemorate Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection, we answer again His call upon our lives to “Come and die.”  When we first heard that call, we were baptized.  The pastor lowered us into the water or applied water over our heads and we died.  Then, he or she brought us from the water alive.  We die with Christ and we are raised to new life in Christ.  Every year, over and over, again and again.

His death is our death – death to sin, death to self, death to the enemy of our souls.  His resurrection is our life – alive to the commands of Christ, alive for others, alive to serve.  That’s why Easter is important!  It more than merely believing or not believing in the physical resurrection of an Itinerant Rabbi in Palestine 2000 years ago.  It’s about the possibility that I can come to Christ one way and leave another.  That you and I can actually – through faith and the power of God – leave behind an old way of existing in favor of a much different kind of life.

By faith, our baptism is Resurrection for us!  So, the early church set aside Easter Sunday as “Baptism Sunday.”  New converts were baptized and added to the church family on that day.  And those who had fallen away from the church were brought back into fellowship on that day too.  A new life had been made possible through the death and resurrection of Christ.  So, we can walk with Christ through the deep sorrows and agonies of Holy Week, because we know Sunday – the day of Resurrection and New Life – is coming!

As I prepare my Easter Sunday, I’m anticipating a Resurrection – not only Jesus’, but my own!  And when I go under this time, the church and my family and friends will all shout “Hallelujah” for sure.  Thanks be to God!

Pastor Tucker