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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.

news and events

  • This week at Blakely First UMC

        7:15 AM Daily - Morning Prayer via FB Live and Zoom

        8:00 PM Daily - Evening Prayer via FB Live and Zoom    

                 No Prayer Saturday and NO BIBLE STUDY in September                           9 AM  Sunday - Contemporary Service - Fellowship Hall                                      10 AM - Sunday - Traditional Service - Sanctuary                       Both 9 & 10 AM Morning Worship via FB Live

  • upcoming events

    Until further notice, we will continue following the current church          schedule:

    Contemporary Worship at 9AM
    Traditional Worship at 10AM.

    Although we planned to begin Sunday School and Wednesday activities beginning September 9th, I think it best to postpone those plans.

    As we continue to live by John Wesley's General Rules for Methodists: Do no Harm; Do good; and Stay in love with God, we must consider the risks involved in re-opening too soon. We must also move at a speed that lessens the fears of our most vulnerable members.

    I know some will receive this announcement with a sense of disappointment and others with a sense of relief. And I also know that everyone misses our normal church life. It brings me much sadness to make these decisions; however, I do so after input from our church's leadership and community medical personnel and prayerful discernment. I can only hope and trust that you understand.

    While we have seen much improvement in the way this virus is being treated (successfully, I might add), I want to remind you that this is a very serious situation. Please stay safe and do not put yourself at risk.

    Though I am not visiting because of Social Distancing Guidelines, advice from our Bishop and Cabinet, and advice from my own doctor, I hope you will call me if you need me and if I can do anything to help you.

    Thank you for your faithfulness to Blakely First UMC. Your faithfulness challenges me and encourages me during this difficult time.

    Pastor Tucker

     

  • Kolomoki cluster charge conference

    The Kolomoki Cluster Charge Conferences will be conducted VIRTUALLY rather than in person this fall due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  They will be held at the same date and time as originally scheduled. 

    For our district that will be the Kolomoki District. Charge conference will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20th at 3 p.m.. We will be able to meet via zoom.

    As with in-person charge conferences, we must have at least one lay person from our church to represent the charge and vote on the items for approval, but more can attend if they wish! 

    The details and links for the virtual meeting will be sent out closer to the date of the Charge Conference, via email and Facebook.  Please watch for this information.  

     

  • GET YOUR SHOEBOXES NOW!

    We need your help to reach children with the GOOD NEWS of Jesus this Christmas!    

     

    1. Please grab a paper ornament off of our tree, located in the Fellowship Hall. There are many different ones to choose from.
    2. Bring those items/donation back to church with you the next Sunday and drop your items in one of the boxes located beside our donation tree or drop off at the church office during work house.
    3. Grab another…let’s keep it going until they are all gone!

     

    Or if you would like grab a box and build your own. Details on ideas or how to do so are located beside the Donation tree on our Christmas table.

     

    Help us make a difference in the life of a child! No gift is to big or to small. Working together, we can surpass our giving of last year!   Thank you for your generosity!  Any questions? Call the church office 229-723-3069.

     

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