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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  • Worship with us!


    Sunday Morning

    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.



    Wednesday Night

    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





  • MORNING & Evening Prayer


        8 AM Morning Prayer - 8 PM – Evening Prayer

    Watch on Zoom or Facebook


  • Charge Conference  OCT 2, 2022

    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 … Pastor Tucker