There are so many ways to be involved at FUMC


DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, AND 22

What to Expect:

  • Shared meal and study together
  • Study of book, Advent: God is With Us
  • 4:45 – 5:30 – Catered meals – Adults $10, Children $6
  • 5:30 – 6:00 – Clergy-led study with discipleship discussion to follow
  • Childcare provided


Evening of Respite:
December 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Doug Tew Therapeutic Recreation Center
Calling ALL Ladies of FUMC!
Our Women’s Discipleship group has partnered with ACOM Disability Awareness in Medicine students and Dothan Leisure Services Therapeutic Recreation Center to host an Evening of Respite for parents of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. This evening will include dinner, games, crafts, socialization, music, and other fun activities for those will disabilities, allowing their caregivers to have a night out.
If you want to be a blessing to these families, and be blessed by being a part of this event, please contact Jessica Robinson at robinsonjes@gmail.com!


Join us on the morning of December 12th, as our chancel choir and orchestra proudly present “Christmas Presence – A Gathering of Hope, Peace, and Love” by Pepper Choplin! The order of worship includes songs such as “The World Awaits Your Coming,” “Tiny Miracle,” and “Hope, Love, and Joy to the World.”

Sunday, December 12
8:55 and 11:00 Sanctuary Worship Services



Sunday, December 12
4:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
$15 per nativity kit – sign up below!

This year, we have a new and fun event called Gingerbread Bash! We encourage the entire church to participate in this wonderful time where we will create gingerbread nativities

To ensure we have enough nativity materials, we are asking that you sign up with the link below and reserve however many kits you would like. Each nativity kit is $15, and you can build one alone, as a family, as a group of friends, or however you like! Only one person needs to sign up to secure the kit.

We will begin the event at 4:00pm in the church fellowship hall and will provide snacks. 

Make sure to sign up (button below) by Thursday, December 9th, to secure your table and gingerbread nativity kit! 

For more information, contact Sonia Crutchfield or Lee Anne Holland


Tuesday, December 14
FUMC Chapel
In partnership with Covenant UMC

Christmas can be a painful season for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved one; it may be a time of difficulty.

Join us for a service of reflection, prayer, scripture, and music for those who mourn, struggle, and desire God’s light to shine in their darkness.

For questions, contact Lynn Smilie Nesbitt at 334-793-3555 or lynn@fumcdothan.org. You may also contact Jim Hicks at Covenant United Methodist Church at 334-793-4440 or hicksje@graceba.net.



Drive-Thru Living Nativity
Thursday and Friday
December 16 & 17
6:00 – 7:30pm
Enter at East Parking Lot from Main St.

For a second year, we are excited to offer a powerful way for your family to experience the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Bethlehem on Burdeshaw, a drive-thru nativity, will provide a live-action depiction of the birth of Jesus. You will follow Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. Shepherds will be gathered with their sheep. An angel will bring the good news of the Savior being born. Mary and Joseph will be resting in the crèche’ with Baby Jesus. The experience will conclude with the Wise Men traveling to see the newborn King.

To view the live drive-thru nativity, please enter the East Parking Lot (closest to Park Ave.) from West Main Street and follow the directions given to you by our greeters. You will stay in your car to view the lighted vignettes with costumed actors and live animals. You don’t want to miss this holiday experience!

*Beverages will be provided.
Please bring a sweet or salty snack to share.


Sunday, December 19
5:30 – Refreshments*
6:00 – Music Begins
Fellowship Hall

Join us for an evening of contemporary Christmas worship featuring the praise band, “Promise.” At this annual event, we take donations of items to deliver to The Harbor in downtown Dothan. This year, The Harbor has requested donations of the items listed below, so we invite you to also join with us in the spirit of giving this Christmas season by donating anything you are able to off of the list below. And we thank you for your generosity in doing so!

Full-Size Blankets (no throws)
New Underwear (mens & womens)
Single-Serve Apple Sauce Cups
Single-Serve Fruit Cups
Vienna Sausages
Beanie Weenies
Ramen Noodles
Granola Bars