In-Person Worship

As announced on October 19th, if Houston County is rated as “high risk” (orange) or “very high risk” (red) by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), we will cease large, in-person gatherings at our facilities (including in-person worship & Sunday School) until our county is again rated as “moderate risk” (yellow) or “low risk” (green) by the ADPH.

For the latest update from Dr. Jim Sanders, our Senior Pastor, as it relates to in-person worship and other ministries of the church, please visit

For our COVID-19 resources, including our gathering guidelines and the ADPH’s current risk level, please visit

WORSHIP - Three Sunday Worship Services In-Person

We currently have three service times each Sunday morning. We have a traditional service at 8:55 in the Sanctuary, a contemporary service (The Bridge) at 8:55 in the Fellowship Hall, and another traditional service at 11:00 in the Sanctuary.

Our Sanctuary service features responsive readings, prayer, wonderful hymns of faith with a chancel choir, soloists, and instrumentalists, and a powerful sermon from Scripture

The Bridge service features our praise band, “Promise” who leads in praise and worship through song, Scripture reading and prayer, followed by a powerful sermon from Scripture.

To see what either of these services is like, please click the links below to view the live stream archives and see previous worship services. 


8:55 am Sundays
11:00 am Sundays


8:55 am Sundays

SUNDAY SCHOOL - In Person and Online

We have resumed in-person Sunday School classes! While not all classes have returned to the church building, there will be classes available for all ages. If you are not sure whether your class is meeting online or in-person, you can view the list of in-person classes by clicking here. For all the details about the precautions we’re taking for in-person Sunday School and more, please visit our In-Person Sunday School page.

If you would like to visit or join one of our online/Zoom Sunday School classes, please email to get links to join online. 



If you have never been a part of a First United Methodist Church small group, we invite you to join with us this Fall in a new Bible study. We have groups who will meet in person and some that will meet online only. Please click the link below to see the list of studies that began in September, and sign up to join us! We hope you will connect with others in-person or online!

GIVING IN NEW WAYS - Online, Text, or Mail

Below are three ways you can give that are safe and secure. If you have any questions regarding financial giving, please contact the church office.

TEXT: Text “Give” to 1-334-219-0240. Follow the prompts to set up an account if it’s your first time. And then simply designate an amount to give.

ONLINE: Visit and log in to (or set up your new) Shelby account for everything FUMC. Easily give online.

MAIL: Send checks to 1380 W. Main St., Dothan, Alabama 36301.

*Log in or create new account first.


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