Spanish Fort United Methodist Blog

Welcome to our new blog page here at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church! Here we will be adding current events, news, and articles from various pastors and staff. We hope you will continue to check back frequently as things are constantly changing.

Family Matters - Becoming a Family of God

I did some research in preparing for the sermon series we are doing on family matters, especially on our recent Mother's Day. Pew Research indicates some interesting data regarding the changing form and structure of family life. Here are few interesting findings: ⦁ Daughters keep in closer contact with their mothers than do sons. Some 70% of a...
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Advent Week 2 - Message from Pastor Bill

This is the second week of Advent. We remember the coming of John the Baptist to prepare the way for Christ. As I reflect over John's words and ministry, he made it very clear that he was not the Messiah. John was only a witness. He was the not the Light, only a reflection. John said he was not worthy to fasten Christ's sandals. I was reminded of t...
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Welcome to our new Associate Pastor Rebecca Rutherford & Family

In welcoming Rebecca and her family, we wanted to share this with you so you can start getting to know them.Rebecca Rutherford is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2007 with an Masters of Divinity. She was ordained in the Alabama West Florida Conference and served seven years in Nav...
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Thank you from Pastor Angie...

Thanks to everyone for all the prayers, messages, gifts, and best wishes for me and my family. We have truly been blessed by the people of Spanish Fort and you will be deeply missed. We give thanks to God for each of you and pray continued blessings upon you! Come by and visit us at First UMC in Greenville if you happen to be passing through. We wo...
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Freedom Isn't Free

A phrase that is often used today is "freedom isn't free". This word is not in the bible but it corresponds well to biblical truth as well as the events of human history. From the dawn of civilization there has been a struggle for freedom from oppression and tyranny. Today many parts of our world still struggle for freedom. When we celebrate t...
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Pastor Angie's Farewell Reception

Please join us in celebrating our SFUMC Executive Pastor, Angie Long, as she and her family prepare to move to Greenville, Alabama. She has been appointed as Senior Pastor to First United Methodist Church of Greenville.A reception for Angie, Keith, Brady, and Brinkley will be held on Sunday, June 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday sch...
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History of SFUMC

Matthew 16:13 says, "Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, 'Who do people say that the Son of Man is?'"  This was the Scripture used for the first message entitled "The Church," preached on Easter Sunday, April 2, 1961.  Rev. W. Carl Simpson of the Loxley Charge shared this message with the 56...
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Holy Week Schedule

Make plans to join us this week and invite a friend....
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Welcome Jennifer Robertson!

We would like to welcome our newest staff member, Jennifer Robertson.  She will be the Director of Children's and Nursery Ministries. As a life-long member of the United Methodist Church, I truly believe in the mission of my church, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As a child, I was...
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Summer Camps Are Coming Soon!

Go ahead and sign up early to hold your spot!
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Just in case you have not heard yet!!!! WELCOME JOSH!

We could not be more excited to see what God has in store for the youth, their family, and our church!Hello! My name is Josh.  I am so excited to be the new Youth Minister at Spanish Fort UMC! My passion is to walk alongside young people as they discern God's call for their lives. My goal is to see that every young person at SFUMC grows closer...
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Talent Show - Missions Fundraiser

TALENT SHOW...Volunteer to show off your talent and help raise money for this summer's mission trips. The Talent Show is scheduled for Saturday evening, April 23, at 6:00pm. If you would like to participate, or for more information, please contact Marilyn Sullivan at 985-290-9292 or msullivan62@att.net.
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Kristen & Joseph's Wedding Shower

WEDDING SHOWER...We are celebrating the upcoming marriage of Kristen Rupert and Joseph Lanier. Join us for a shower on Sunday, February 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the youth area at Prodisee Center. To make a donation toward a group gift please make check payable to SFUMC, label your check "wedding," and place it in the offering plate. Questions may be di...
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Second Annual Mission Team Chili Cook-Off

The Second Annual Mission Team Chili Cook-Off will be on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall. Families, groups, or inspired chefs are asked to donate 2 big pots of chili for the tasting competition. The rest of us can taste and vote for our favorite chili. Tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased in advance from a Missi...
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Youth Director Candidate Meet & Greet Tonight

Catapult Youth, Remedy Youth, and Parents -Just to remind you, another youth director candidate, Josh Howard will be visiting with us January 3rd and 4th. We love for you and your parents to come Monday night (Jan 4th) at 6:00 p.m. to a Meet and Greet that will be in the youth area. This will be for all middle school and high school youth, parents,...
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Nursery Workers Needed

Nursery Workers Needed Immediately: We have several time slots available and are creating a rotation schedule that would include both volunteer and paid positions.We need workers on Tuesday afternoons from 12:00-2:00 PM and on Sunday morning during both services, 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM.If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact the c...
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Advent Season Events

1st Sunday of Advent, November 29 - 8:45 a.m. Traditional; 11:00 a.m. ContemporaryWednesday, December 2 - Family Advent Celebration - 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Area at Prodisee CenterFriday, December 4 - Eastern Shore Choral Society Concert - 7:30 p.m. in the SanctuarySaturday, December 5 - Spanish Fort Chris...
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Mid-Week Meals

The following is the menu for the last few Mid-Week meals for this year. Plan to come and join us for the good food and fellowship!11-11-15 No Mid-Week Meal11-18-15 Spaghetti & Meatballs11-25-15 No Mid-Week Meal12-02-15 Fried Chicken12-09-15 Hamburgers & Hotdogs (Last Mid-Week of the season)01-06-16 Mid-Week Resumes - Meal TBD
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Eastern Shore Choral Society Christmas Concert

There will be a concert performed by the Eastern Shore Choral Society on December 4th. See flyer for more details.
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Book Signing - God's Glorious Garden

Marie Galemore has written a children's book and will join us Wednesday, November 18, during the mid-week meal from 5-6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, for a book signing.She will not have books available at the signing, but you can purchase her book from these retailers:Amazon.comBarnesandNoble.com, WestBowpresss.comAlso, check out her the website at...
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Spanish Fort Christmas Parade

SFUMC will have a float in the parade at the Eastern Shore Center.All children are invited to join us on the float or walk in the parade. You are asked to bring candy to throw to the crowd.Meet us behind the Premiere Movie Theater at 8:00 a.m. to line up for the parade.
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"Five Marks of a Methodist"

If you have been following our latest sermon series we are using Steve Harper's text, "Five Marks of a Methodist".These were first identified by John Wesley, but remain relevant to our lives today. We also emphasize that these "marks" are for all Christians, not just Methodists.But these marks have a particular distinction to our den...
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Children's Christmas Choir

Grades K-12 are joining together to perform at our 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service. They will practice Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., November 8, 15, 22, and December 6, 13, and 20. The children will perform, also, at both worship services on December 20. For more information, please contact Beth Allen at beth@spanishfortumc.org. or 626-1334.
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Remedy Bonfire - NOV 1

​Next Sunday, Nov. 1st Remedy will have a bonfire during their normal meeting time which starts at 6PM.  Make sure and invite your friends. If you have any questions, please call the church office.
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Director of Children and Nursery Ministries - Job Opening

Spanish Fort United Methodist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Nursery Ministries. The Director of Children and Nursery Ministries' primary focus is to help fulfill the vision for children's ministry from infants through 5th grade. That vision is to foster the spiritual growth of children...
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Director of Youth Ministries - Job Opening

Spanish Fort United Methodist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. The Director of Youth Ministries' primary focus is to help students to grow in their relationship with Jesus, thereby becoming life-long disciples of Jesus Christ. The main responsibilities are:Provide Leadership: The Director of Yout...
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Communion Sunday Changes

As we are continuing our focus on Family Ministry, we are making some changes to give families an opportunity to worship and have communion together once each month. So, beginning in October, we will not have children's church on the first Sunday of each month (Communion Sundays only). We believe that Holy Communion is an important part of our...
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Confirmation Starts Soon - Orientation Meeting 09-13-15

We would like to invite you and your 6th grader to SFUMC Confirmation Orientation on Sunday, September 13th 4:00 PM in the Prodisee Center.Confirmation is an important step in the faith journey for young people and we hope that your child will be able to participate. This orientation will provide important information about the process...
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Financial Peace University Starting Soon

Dave Ramsey's 9 week video-based small group study teaches families how to beat debt. Watch for details, soon, on a Wednesday evening class being offered for you!
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Christcare Small Groups News

Christcare Small Groups... Small groups of 5-12 people who meet weekly for study, prayer, fellowship, and missional service. More groups forming soon! Watch for details.
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Want to learn Spanish? Go on a mission trip? Now is your chance!

Learn Spanish!Using the Synergy Spanish program, you can learn Spanish quickly! This is a great opportunity for all who might be considering participating on a mission trip, but everyone is welcome!Class meets Wednesday evenings from 6-6:30 p.m. in MB105 on the main campus beginning on September 9th.
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Jerry Clower Fans?

An Evening with Jerry Clower (aka Rev. Ed Cotten) Methodist Men and your wives are invited to "An Evening with Jerry Clower" on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at the Foley United Methodist Church Spirit Center. We will begin serving at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 7:00 p.m. when the program will begin. Rev. Ed Cotten will entertain you with his hilar...
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What do you think of when you hear the word stewardship?

What do you think of when you hear the word stewardship? Most likely it brings to mind the time of year in our church when we focus on giving; giving of our time, our talents, and our treasures. To me stewardship represents more than something we do, it is something we live. It is the outward sign of the inward faith we have in God's willingness to...
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Midweek Meal & Activities Start Back Aug 26th!

The meal cost: $5 for ages 10 and up;$3 for ages 4-9; FREE for ages 3 and under.Maximum per family is $20. UPCOMING MENUS:August 26: Pork LoinSeptember 2: Poppy Seed Chicken September 9: TacosSeptember 16: Fried ChickenSeptember 23: Spaghetti/PastaSeptember 30: Salisbury Steak
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Blessing of the Backpacks

​We will be having a Blessing of Backpacks at both worship services on August 16. We will also have a blessing for our teachers and school leaders. We are praying this will be a fruitful, safe and blessed school year for everyone!
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"How To Use My Bible" - 3rd Graders

The "How to Use My Bible" class begins on Sunday, August 23, during Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. in the Children's area at Prodisee Center.
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Rising 3rd Graders to Receive Bibles.

All rising 3rd graders will receive a Bible during worship services on Sunday, August 16.The 3rd grade Sunday school year is devoted to learning to use the Bible.
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Note from Pastor Bill - Loving On Our Youth!

It is great to see the exciting things happening in our church. This past Sunday was Youth Sunday and it was so inspiring to see the many gifted and talented youth in our church family. We especially appreciate Cole Allen who did a great job as our speaker and the challenging message for us to reflect God's light in our world through love...
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Anchored Beach Fest

Name: Anchored Beach FestDateAugust 15, 2015Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Website: http://facebook.com/anchoredbeach.festAnchored Beach Fest - bands, music, speaker, family-friendly music-worship festival on the beaches at the Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. Come spend the day on the beach and wrap up the day with the festival at sunset. Bring...
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Youth Ministry Update

We just wanted to update everyone on plans for the Youth Ministry. We have had a very busy summer and many people have been traveling. So it is taking some time to develop the renovation team. However, please know we are working diligently to get the team established. Once that team is set, we will begin working the timeline that was presented by M...
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Ministry Architect's Final Report on Youth Programs

file File Name: Spanish Fort UMC Youth Assessment FINAL.pdf File Size: 413 kb Download File Click on the above PDF file for more information from the Ministry Architects on SFUMC's youth programs...
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Youth Week - Next Week!

Don't forget next week is YOUTH WEEK! Make sure you make plans to join us. You can come for all or part of the week's events. It would be helpful to let us know if possible that you are coming, but don't it stop you from coming if you have not registered or let us know. You can just come any day that you are available.We will have a lot of great se...
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Youth Week - Remedy - July 13th - 17th

Youth Week - July 13-17th - Don't Miss It!Registration Deadline is July 8th!The cost is only $10 and includes all refreshments, activities, and a t-shirt. It consists of morning service activities and evening fun activities.Sunday: Remedy @ 6 pmMonday: Church Work Day - 10 AM / Bowling & Laser Tag – 5 PMTuesday: SF Elem. School - 1...
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Supreme Court Ruling - Letter from Pastor Bill

The recent Supreme Court decision over same-sex unions has brought many questions. However, this decision does not change the Discipline of the United Methodist Church. Many of you probably know that we have a Book of Discipline which is the official policy of our church. Every four years we have a General Conference made up of delegates elected fr...
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You are invited to participate! Youth Ministry Planning

Listening Group Schedule: Tuesday, July 7th 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM All Staff 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Pastors 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Middle School Youth 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Middle School Parents / Volunteers5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Leadership Team (YLT) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM High SchoolParent...
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Missed a sermon?

​Have you missed a sermon you really wanted to hear?  Well, you can copy the following link into your browser  to listen to the current message and also previous messages from our pastors here at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church  - http://www.spanishfortumc.org/worship/online-sermons/sermons
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"The Contact" - Spanish Fort United Methodist Church Newsletter

The Contact is a bi-weekly publication by Spanish Fort United Methodist Church to its members. It is informative in that is has some of the events that are scheduled for that month. But it also fosters community through the letter from Senior Pastor Bill Price. In this letter we hear his thoughts towards the direction of the church, ne...
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