Puppets will not meet July 24th and July 31st, but will resume on August 7th. UMYF will meet this Sunday for a swimming & nacho party at the home of David & Karen Dykes from 5-7 p.m. UMYF will not meet on July 31st, and will resume on August 7th.
The GiGi Foundation (in memory of Geradine Hammons) donated $2,500 to Backpack Buddies in order to continue to help the meet the needs of hungry kids in our community.A big thank you goes to them!
Our church will be participating in a Go Serve Day! in September. If you would be interested in being a part of the planning for this event, mark on your calendar to attend a luncheon in the Christian Life Center on Sunday, August 7th, immediately following our 11:00 service and Well service. There will be sign-up sheets in the narthex of the sanctuary and in the lobby of The Well.
We will have a Blessing of Backpacks in our Sunday morning services on August 7th. Teachers, students, and anyone who works in the school system are encouraged to bring your bags for a special prayer time. Wear your school shirts or colors!
We believe that life is best lived when it is lived together in Authentic Community. Have you thought about leading a Community Group? We will be starting new groups this fall. Please join us on Saturday, July 30th, for our Community Group Facilitator Training. Whether you are a seasoned group facilitator, or just thinking about it, this training is for you! The training will be held in the Youth Hall from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Please join us on Sunday, July 24th, 2016, for worship led by our youth. The theme of the service will be "Calm in the Storm." They are excited to share their story through scripture, music, and message.
Mrs. Polly had the honor of being the oldest member of our church and was the Historian of our church for many years. In this video which was recorded on June 2, 2012, Mrs. Polly talks about growing up in Long Beach, MS and about the history of our church, the First United Methodist Church of Long Beach, MS. Mrs. Polly was born in 1918 and passed from this world to go on to be with her Heavenly Father on July 18, 2016.
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July is National Picnic Month - Fun, Food, & Fellowship!
On Wednesday, July 27th at 11:45 a.m., we are following a picnic theme for the month of July. So, please bring the trimmings for fried chicken, such as; potato salad, pasta salad, fruits, fresh veggies, tomatoes, cole slaw, dips and chips, watermelon, brownies, cookies, ice cream, etc. You get the idea! Looking forward to a fun time.
Our church will be collecting school supplies for our Long Beach schools this summer. You can find the school supply lists in the narthex of the sanctuary or the lobby of The Well starting this Sunday. Thank you in advance for providing school supplies for a child who cannot afford their own for this next school year!