news and events
news and events
9:00 AM - Lift Contemporary Service - Fellowship Hall
9:50 AM - Fellowship in the Friendship Hall
10:00 AM - Sunday School
11:00 AM - Traditional Service - Sanctuary
11:00 AM - Kingdom Kids
07:00 PM - Youth
*A Nursery is provided for all services.
5:00 PM - Kingdom Kids / Xtreme
5:00 PM - Prayer Time
5:30 PM - Bible Study - Parlor
6:30 PM - Family Night Supper
7:00 PM - Youth - Youth House
7:00 PM - Choir Practice
8 AM Morning Prayer - 8 PM – Evening Prayer
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Charge Conference will be held Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 3 PM Bainbridge First United Methodist Church
Time for a RE:Boot
“Reboot” has become a common word in 21st Century lingo. We use it to describe a restart, a course correction after veering away. Those who use computers on a regular basis know the horror of being in the middle of a project, only to have the program freeze and needing to turn the computer off in order to restart the program, losing hours of work along the way. Recently, a group of dedicated leaders at our church attempted to Reboot our church programing and participation through the Back to Jesus Bash (Aren’t we grateful?).
Just a few years ago, I considered myself a good preacher and a half-way decent pastor. I was driven to reform the church, to change the church from what it has been to what it needs to be to address the challenges of today. I read about church growth, about innovation in worship and technology, about moving from discipleship through Sunday School to discipleship through small groups. I went to seminars and conferences that instructed me and others how it should be done. But I was hollow inside. My drive to be a better pastor, better preacher, better leader left me frozen like a computer program. It was time for a Reboot!!
Our next Sermon Series is entitled RE:Boot. The series will take us into the Pauline Epistles, challenging us to examine various areas of our lives where a fresh start is needed. On September 7th, we will look at our need to RE:concile Relationships. On Sept 14th, we will explore our need to RE:imagine Regret over past mistakes. Then, we’ll RE:frame Prayer by focusing on the subject of our prayer life. And we’ll conclude the series on September 25th with a sermon titled RE:thinking Happiness which will consider where true happiness is to be found.
So, if it’s time for a RE:Boot in your life, I hope you’ll make Sunday worship a priority in the month of September and share this upcoming series with a friend and invite them to attend with you.
Grace and Peace to You …