FUMC New Albany | 207 East Bankhead | New Albany, MS 38652 | (662) 534-2206

The Pastor’s Pen


Dear Church Family,

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

It has been so very encouraging this summer to   witness such a strong commitment to worship. Churches typically see a noticeable dip in attendance during the summertime, but that has certainly not been the case here at New Albany First!

Thank you for your faithfulness. I believe that God greatly blesses congregations who place a high priority on worshiping together.

On another note, I’d like to say a word about Sunday evenings. We will begin September 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, but please let me know if you will be attending on Sunday evenings this fall as I will need to order enough books for everyone. There will be a sign-up list on Wednesday nights or you can e-mail me at revtimprather@icloud.com.

We will begin our time together by taking a look at the resource titled “Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition.” I know this will be a great source of encouragement and growth, so please consider jumping in with both feet into this special Sunday evening opportunity.

Again, thank you for your faithfulness in worship, and thank you for considering making Sunday evenings a time of intentional growth.



Disaster Response

If you would like to help those suffering from the recent flooding in South Mississippi and Louisiana, you can make a donation to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Simply earmark your check with the word “flood.” 100% of UMCOR donations go to the intended cause. Not one penny is used for administrative costs (as those are covered by our apportioned giving).