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What's Been Happening at FUMC Dothan?

Respite Grand Re-Opening

Respite Care Ministry has finally resumed in-person gathering at the church! Tuesday, April 20th was an exciting day for our participants, caregivers, volunteers, and staff as we welcomed each other back face-to-face. Enjoy some fun photos from the big day.

Grand Re-Opening 4/20/21

Alleluia! He is risen!

We are happy to report that nearly 700 people gathered to worship at one of our five in-person worship services and we had many worshiping with us virtually as well! Here are some photos from our Easter sunrise service and other special moments throughout the day.

Easter Sunday at FUMC Dothan

LOVE Dothan

Photos from our day of community service as we showed that we #LOVEDOTHAN!

Love Dothan Community Service Day

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross presented by the FUMC Youth

Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae Services

Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae services were in the sanctuary as well as live streamed. We had a wonderful group involved in both services and we pray that you were blessed!

Maundy Thursday / Tenebrae

2021 Cross Raising

Cross Raising Service with Music by Promise and Devotional by Jim Sanders

2021 Easter Egg Hunts!

Although it was storming just before egg hunt time, everyone had a blast enjoying the egg hunts on the lawn, playground, and in the garden. Every age had fun! And getting to see the Easter Bunny was a nice surprise too! Check out the photos below to see for yourself!
 
**Thank you to everyone who brought candy, or helped in any way to make this event happen for these sweet children!
FUMC Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunts

Palm Sunday Worship

Enjoy the below photos of children waving palms as they process in The Bridge worship service, and photos of the personal hygiene kit assembly project where we donated hygiene kits to The Harbor.
Palm Sunday Worship

Respite Bird Feeders! 3/17/21

Our Respite Care Ministry is at it again with their servant hearts and giving spirits! 💚💙
 
We received many bags of birdseed for this ministry opportunity, and this week our wonderful staff and volunteers joined together to assemble bags of birdseed, and then delivered them with precious bird feeders to the homes of our participants and caregivers. There was even enough bird seed to fill additional bags to send to the memory care units in our community!
 
Thank you to all the volunteers for your work (aka FUN) today and to everyone who donated to this fun activity! We 💚 Respite!
Respite Bird Seed and Feeder Assembly

Bread of Life at Easter

Sunday, March 7th, our tweens and children’s ministries joined together in packing bags as an act of service. They have been studying the “Disciple Like Jesus” materials like the rest of us, and studying service was connected with packing bags of ready-to-eat meals and snacks for food-insecure children in Dothan!

Our children and tweens packaged up 270 bags that will be delivered to Girard Primary School to be handed out just before the long Easter weekend.

We have a really GREAT bunch of children and tweens in this church!

Bread of Life – Children & Tweens – 3/7/21

Together, We Fed 1500 Frontline Workers!

Our Lenten worship series (MORE: Life as Jesus Intended) includes a “Deeper Dive” activity each week related to the message for the week. February 28th’s message was on “A Life of Hospitality” so we showed hospitality to some of our local frontline workers during the following week.

Between these two days, we fed a total of 1,500 hospital employees to show our appreciation for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Free Chick-fil-A meals brought smiles to many faces.

FLOWERS HOSPITAL: On March 2nd, we provided 700 free Chick-fil-A boxed lunches which included every employee that was working at the time!

SOUTHEAST HEALTH: On March 6th, we provided 800 free Chick-fil-A boxed lunches which included every employee that was working at the time!

We had twenty volunteers each day to join together to assemble boxes and serve these hard working healthcare heroes. But, even more of you have given or prayed for this ministry opportunity! We are so thankful for your prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness!

Feeding Flowers Hospital – March 2, 2021
Feeding Southeast Health – March 6, 2021

Recent Building & Grounds Updates

There are many improvements being made around the church building already this year! Here is a list of what we’ve had going on since 2021 began! Credit goes to some wonderful local businesses who have helped with these improvements!

  • Removed trees that were leaning, causing potential damage. Pruned some others.
  • Pruned back crepe myrtles in the Walton Garden. (Off the Top LMC)
  • Installed many new windows in first floor hallways and offices. (Walker Construction)
  • Replaced roofing above the church office and other office hallway. (Marty Robbins Roofing Co.)
  • Cleaned front of the church building. (Southern Softwash)
Building & Grounds Updates
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