Fun-Loving, Outgoing Christian Kin
The Flock is open to anyone in the church or community, regardless of age.
“The Flock” is the name of the Senior Adult Ministry of First United Methodist Church, New Albany. Monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in Wesley Hall. Guests are welcome to come to our time of fellowship where we have programs and delicious meals for $7. Attendees sign up to make reservations for the meeting.
Programs have been on the following: art, history, book reviews, musicals, dramatic presentations, health , fashion, games, nature, mission work, humor, and inspirational themes. We also have taken trips to see plays and musicals in Tupelo and Memphis and visited other sights of interest.
Our calendar year begins in September and ends in May with no meeting in January. Members of The Flock volunteer to decorate and give devotions at meetings. Our doors are open to anyone who would like to enjoy this time of great food, interesting programs, and wonderful fellowship.
As the UMW focuses on the beginning of a new year in September, our members want our congregation to be aware of the UMW program and its far reaching impact throughout the community, state, and world. The UMW works in mission on behalf of women, children, and youth. Our purpose is embodied in these words: The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Our general group meets monthly for special guest speakers or projects. The general group is divided into four Circle groups which meet at various times to accommodate the schedules of women of the church. The groups meet on a regular basis to learn from studies provided by the Women’s Division of General Board of Global Ministries.
We have several UMW circles groups and we also have a Women’s Bible Study that meets during the school year at 10:00 am every Thursday morning.
Each member makes a “Pledge to Mission” and then participates in an outreach project. All women of the church are invited to join.
ADULT PRAYER GROUP AND ADULT BIBLE STUDY
On Wednesday evenings we have many opportunities for adults to grow their faith. Dinner is served beginning at 5:30 p.m. (mid-August through mid-May), and an adult Prayer Meeting takes place in the Hugh Clayton SS Class. Additionally, the senior pastor teaches a Bible study in the chapel, and there are other seasonal offerings as well.