Glory Sightings

Glory Sightings for May 24, 2018

FUMC Tallassee is gearing up for their Summer Sack Lunch Program! On Wednesdays for 11 weeks during the summer, they provide healthy lunches for 75 kids in need in the community. Each sack lunch also includes a Bible story and activities. What a great way to share the love of Christ with those around us!


Glory Sightings for May 17, 2018

Graduation time is near! Montgomery FUMC and Prattville FUMC recently celebrated graduates.


Glory Sightings for May 10, 2018

Mrs. Gloria Jean Williams and Rev. Jacqueline Slaughter of Metropolitan United Methodist Church were two of four women honored by the M. L. Baker Chapter #1, Order of the Eastern Star during their 20th Anniversary Celebration Banquet on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Hosted at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery, the Eastern Star Chapter celebrated their legacy of community work and service by honoring women who do the same in both local and state arenas. Williams and Slaughter were recipients of the group's Community Service and Humanitarian awards respectively.


Glory Sightings for April 5, 2018

St. Luke UMC enjoyed a beautiful day for their Easter picnic and egg hunt.


Glory Sightings for March 8, 2018

Montgomery FUMC had a day of service last week to avoid a conflict with Spring Break. Volunteers worked in yards, at local missions, sewed clothing for children, packed health kits, and more!



Photos from Locust Bluff UMC's Multicultural Event


Glory Sightings for March 1, 2018

Respite Ministry at Montgomery FUMC welcomed Joann Hackett and Matt Cooper from UAB Memory Clinic to come and do an educational program for all members of our support group. An army of volunteers worked extra to cover a massive crowd at Respite. Education and support are vital while living with Alzheimer’s to sustain quality of life. Thanks to all who help make these two possible in Montgomery.


Glory Sighting for February 22, 2018

Members of FUMC Tallassee collected school supplies for Tallassee Elementary School teachers through the Apple Tree Project. Keep sharing the love of Christ!


Glory Sightings for February 15, 2018

Friends from all over Montgomery gathered for a pancake breakfast benefiting Communities of Transformation. Pastors from local churches were joined by Bishop David Graves to serve. Communities of Transformation volunteers and participants acted as hosts for the event. Thanks to all who participated!  


Glory Sightings for February 1, 2018

Locust Bluff UMC recently celebrated their annual Multicultural Affair.  Pastor Abrams asked all to extent the peace after the program; to see at least seven different cultures shaking hands and hugging was a powerful experience! Thanks to Mrs. John Brooks for sharing this event with us.


Glory Sightings for January 18, 2018

Churches all over the district took advantage of the long weekend and held winter retreats and community service days. 

Montgomery FUMC


Glory Sightings for January 4, 2018 

Members of Perry Hill UMC put together goodie bags for soldiers to take with them as they are deployed. Thank you for this unique ministry to support our troops!

Glory Sightings for December 14, 2017

Greenville FUMC's children's ministry had a great time at the Christmas parade! Their float won 2nd place!



Glory Sightings for December 7, 2017

Prattville First UMC put together adorable children's Christmas stockings for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center as part of their Advent festival. The stockings will be distributed to children within the community by AICC.


Glory Sightings for November 30, 2017

Children in 3rd - 5th grades at Montgomery FUMC decorated and filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. These boxes, along with over 100 shoeboxes which were prepared during Vacation Bible School, will be shipped across the world to share God's love with children who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine. It was heart warming to see the children take such care to decorate and pack the shoeboxes, write letters, and pray for the children who will receive them this Christmas season.

Glory Sightings for November 16, 2017

Cain's Chapel UMC celebrated Homecoming on November 12 with services including a covered dish luncheon and a hymn sing.


Glory Sighting for November 9, 2017



Glory Sightings for November 2, 2017

Millbrook First United Methodist Church collected more than 2000 boxes and cans of food for W.E.L.C.O.M.E. (our local food pantry) during our annual fall food drive. We were able to collect so much food by having a contest among Alabama, Auburn, and "other" University fans to see who could collect the most food. As you will see from the photographs, Alabama was the winner!


Glory Sightings for October 26, 2017

Greenville FUMC hosted a hot dog dinner and Trunk or Treat this week.


Glory Sightings for October 5, 2017

The Locust Bluff United Methodist Church hosted the Locust Bluff Gospel Choir’s Anniversary on Sunday October 1, 2017! If you were not there, you missed a treat!


Glory Sightings for September 14, 2017

Churches around the district have been collecting money and supplies for disaster relief, even as we were faced with storms in our area. Youth at Montgomery FUMC helped with hurricane donation drop offs. We enjoy seeing our youth work in the name of the Lord. 


Glory Sightings for September 7, 2017

Elvyn and Bessie Hamiltonpastors at The Sourcehave a new television show! Tune in to a new television show called The Source on Frazer Christian Television WFRZ (channel 34) in Montgomery. It airs weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30 p. m. and Friday mornings at 9:30 a. m. We share a relevant word and discuss applying it to our lives. Join us!


Glory Sightings for August 31, 2017

River City Church hosted their monthly 4th Saturday Community Outreach event, offering health screenings, haircuts, a food pantry, a clothes closet, prayer stations and much more.


Glory Sightings for August 24, 2017

What a wonderful night! Greenville FUMC  packaged 10,152 meals with Rise Against Hunger in just under an hour! Thanks to all who helped.


Glory Sightings for August 17, 2017

The Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment Foundation held its Dinner of Celebration on Thursday, August 10, 2017. The banquet welcomed approximately 450 students, alumni, and supporters. Including those in attendance were some of the 49 seminary students being supported by the Foundation during the 2017-2018 school year.


Glory Sightings for August 10, 2017

Greenville FUMC members collected and delivered school supplies for all thirty one teachers at Greenville Middle School.


Glory Sightings for August 4, 2017

Metropolitan UMC hosted a VBS for all ages!  These are a few highlights from their 2017 Vacation Bible School, "Super God, Super Me, Super Possibility."


Glory Sightings for July 27, 2017

Alabama Rural Ministry (ARM) is wrapping up summer ministry, and what a great time we have had hosting youth teams coming to serve through home repair and our children's day camps! Teams from the our area include Woodland UMCand FUMC Montgomery. Woodland served in Tuskegee, and Montgomery served at our West Alabama site. This week, youth from Auburn UMC are serving three of our families in their annual Sweat Week. ARM hosted a total of  nineteen church youth groups this summer. We are looking forward to continuing our ministry this fall with local groups and college teams. Our vision is to Make Sweet Homes for Alabama and end substandard housing.  We need you to help us accomplish this as we extend the love of Christ!



Glory Sightings for July 13, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools continue all over the district. This week we have photos from St. Luke UMC.   


Glory Sightings for July 6, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools continue all over the district. Churches featured this week are Locust Bluff UMC and Mulder Memorial UMC.
Locust Bluff




Glory Sightings for June 28, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools continue all over the district. Churches featured this week are Greenville FUMC and Montgomery FUMC.  


Greenville FUMC



Montgomery FUMC


Glory Sightings for June 23, 2017

Vacation Bible Schools have started all over the district.  Featured this week are photos from Cain's Chapel UMC and Prattville FUMC.

Cain's Chapel UMC


Prattville FUMC


Glory Sightings for June 8, 2017

Click HERE to watch the video presented at Annual Conference celebrating ministry in our district featuring the Respite Ministry at FUMC Montgomery.

Click HERE for Conference award-winner bios. Winners from our district include Daphne Johnston of FUMC Montgomeryand Helen Meigs Edwards of Church Street UMC in Selma.


Glory Sightings for May 2, 2017

Maplesville UMC's newly established Little Free Pantry was recently featured in the Clanton Advertiser.  Click HERE to read the article. The pantry even has its own Face book page! Click HERE to follow it.


Glory Sightings for July 28, 2016

Summer is full of serving, work, and fun around our district!
River City Church held their monthly 4th Saturday event.
Cain's Chapel men worked on the playground.

The boys from Valiant Cross Academy enjoyed a beach vacation.


Glory Sightings for June 23, 2016 

Summer is here, so VBS is in session!

Cain's Chapel UMC welcomed students from the Auburn Wesley Foundation.  


Montgomery FUMC welcomed Eddie Willis as a special guest.



Glory Sightings for March 31, 2016

Easter celebrations around the district

Barrrett Road UMC


Greenville FUMC


Hope Hull UMC


Montgomery FUMC


Perry Hill UMC


Prattville FUMC


Glory Sightings for March 17, 2016 

Churches from around the district worked together for this year's Great Day of Service.




Glory Sightings for February 25, 2016

The Side by Side Singers, made up of volunteers, caregivers, and participants of the Respite Ministry at FUMC Montgomery, presented a concert at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts this week. You can view more of Luke Lucas's photos HERE.



Glory Sightings for December 17, 2015

Robinson Springs UMC Children's Ministry sponsored a "winter warmth" missions project & tonight was the giveaway! Donated hats, gloves and scarves were collected for those needing extra warmth this winter season! The children were so excited about this event and shared handwritten encouraging messages that were attached to each item. Items are available for those needing warmth at the church.


Glory Sightings for December 10, 2015

Churches all around the district are celebrating Advent with special services and decorations.

Cain's Chapel FUMC


Clanton FUMC



Millbrook FUMC 


Perry Hill UMC 



Glory Sightings for December 3, 2015

Churches in our district joined with other congregations to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Rabbi Elliot Stevens led a Joint Thanksgiving Service at FUMC Montgomery with Temple Beth Or and Church of the Ascension.


Volunteers from Millbrook FUMC and many other congregations served a Thanksgiving meal to clients of W.E.L.C.O.M.E. as part of Christ Community Cafe at the Millbrook Civic Center.


Glory Sightings for November 12, 2015

Students from Holtville High School in Deastville recently helped stock the food pantry at Cain's Chapel UMC.


Glory Sightings for November 5, 2015

Many churches in our district held events to celebrate fall. Enjoy a few of the photos!

Greenville First UMC


Metropolitan UMC 


Millbrook UMC



Montgomery First UMC


Prattville First UMC
Robinson Springs UMC
Whitfield Memorial UMC

Glory Sightings for October 29, 2015

Millbrook FUMC donated nearly 300 coats for community children in need this year. Members of the United Methodist Women brought the coats to W.E.L.C.O.M.E. and sorted them Friday afternoon. They were distributed to families on Saturday morning. Pastor Nathan blessed the coats on Wednesday night.


River City Church held their Fourth Saturday Community Outreach Day on October 24. Some of the services offered included flu shots, health screenings, haircuts, a visit to the food pantry, and door prizes.




Glory Sightings for October 22, 2015

FUMC Greenville had a successful 5th Quarter event in September, and they are looking forward to October's event.



Glory Sightings for October 15, 2015

River City Church is now home to a new all-boys school focused on at-risk students. The school was recently featured in the Montgomery Advertiser. Click HERE for the full story. 



Glory Sightings for October 8, 2015

Trinity UMC Prattville UMW Members visited the UMCOR Warehouse in Decatur, Alabama last week. 



Glory Sightings for September 24, 2015

FUMC Prattville hosted a "Get in the Game" halftime show at Pratt Park last week.




Glory Sightings September 3, 2015

The Tallassee High School varsity football team will meet each Friday morning before school at Tallassee First United Methodist Church for breakfast and a devotional with football chaplain, Dric Wiliford.

Photo by the Tallassee Times.


Glory Sightings   August 27, 2015

Click HERE to see a feature by the Montgomery Adverstiser on Ride for a Cause and the ministry work that Bessie and Elvyn Hamilton are doing at The Source: A New Community of Faith.



Glory Sightings August 13, 2015

Before the annual celebration dinner for the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Endowment FoundationDr. Karl Stegall posed with 15 of the 46 seminary students who are being supported during the 2015-2016 school year.


In late July, children from Montgomery FUMC and Bay Minette FUMC enjoyed time at Camp Lee led by Jay Cooper and Eddie Willis.  




Glory Sightings July 31, 2015

Kids from Whitfield UMC enjoyed Worship Arts Elementary camp at Blue Lake.


Glory Sightings July 23, 2015

Capitol Heights UMC did something a little different for VBS this year. They had  twenty one "Vivacious Busy Seniors" ranging in age from 59 to 99 attend a 4-day VBS with the theme "Mind, Body, Spirit--How We Use our Faith and Inner Strength to Meet the Challenges of Living and Aging."

Rev. Tim Barnes, Kim Hendrix, and Randy Watson were the guest speakers. The participants enjoyed games, crafts, and singing the old VBS songs. 


FUMC Clanton had a great week of Vacation Bible School.




Glory Sightings July 2, 2015

FUMC Greenville had a great week of VBS!






Glory Sightings June 25, 2015

FUMC Montgomery welcomed 375 children to VBS with the theme "On the Go with God!"




Prattville UMC had over 250 children, youth and adults attend Vacation Bible School at "Mt. Everest"! 



Glory Sightings June 18, 2015

FUMC Millbrook's VBS surpassed their goal and raised $1,460 for Imagine No Malaria, which meant Rev.Nathan Attwood got his head shaved!


Children at Mulder Memorial UMC in Wetumpka enjoyed VBS in early June.