Sunday Worship Services:
8:30 am - Pleasant Grove UMC (Fellowship Hall)
10:30 am - Bailey UMC (FMC) & Facebook Live
Worship is led by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Michael Coppock.
Church Phone Tree If you would like to be notified of any church wide information and inclement weather, please contact the church office at 235-4576 to place your name on the call list for our phone tree.
You Can Enjoy the Convenience of Electronic Giving
We want to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for individual congregation members and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church's bank account.
Credit & Debit Card Giving lets you make offerings automatically on a predetermined schedule using a credit or debit card.
Online Giving lets you go to www.baileyumc.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Authorization forms and additional information are available from the church office.
Tithes and Offerings
Please continue to bring tithes and contributions to the church office drop box or use online giving at baileyumc.org. Your financial support is vital to maintaining our church community and keeping it strong as well as the community missions we support.
Pray for guidance and safety during these times and let Jesus 'take the wheel'. Prayers and thoughts to all our membership while we remain diligent about our social responsibilities by having our church time online. Remember you do not have to touch to love each other and pray.
Please communicate any special needs to the office via phone (235-4576) or email to email@example.com. Thank you, Diane Lyles, Finance
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Methodist Home for Children Sunday—February 14, 2021
Children deserve a safe, loving home where they can thrive and live to their full God-given potential.
On Methodist Home for Children Sunday, you can make this happen. Methodist Home for Children Sunday is the one day a year when congregations take up a special collection for the children served by MHC – children who come from empty homes, failing in school, looking for acceptance in all the wrong places. Neglected, abused, traumatized. We see hope in each one of them – and you bring that hope to life. Thank you for believing and for giving. Please support this important ministry. You can make a secure online gift anytime: mhfc.org/Sunday
Come join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm in the Bailey UMC Family Ministry Center for a Special Ash Wednesday Service
The seven weeks before Easter has traditionally been observed as a time of penitence and spiritual self-examination. The ashes are Old Testament symbols of sadness and humility. The second symbolic meaning of ashes is a reminder of our own mortality. Our bodies and material possessions will eventually turn to dust and ashes. The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday but ends with Easter; God resurrecting us from ashes to make us new creatures.
We will begin the season of Lent by re-evaluating our spiritual lives and striving to live the Christian life more faithfully and more intentionally. We invite everyone in our church family to adopt a new Lenten spiritual practice to allow us to have a closer personal relationship with God.
Small Growth Group Bible Study Meetings Each Week:
Monday at 3:00 pm in the home of Ashley & Kaye Folsom
Monday at 7:00 pm, Christian Welcome Center with Jackie Taylor
Thursday at 5:30-7:00 pm, home of Jimmy & Susan Oates
Bible Study with Pastor Michael
Come join me for life-changing studies that refresh, challenge, and grow our faith. Get to know other participants as we study the Word of God together. Our Bible study is open to members and non-members. Everyone is invited. I am anxious to get to know you, study the Word with you and pray with you.
10:30-11:30 am Bible Study
11:30-12:00 Intercessory Prayer
6:00-7:00 pm Bible Study
The Bailey Youth are participating in a challenge for the next few months. We are practicing Conscious Kindness by focusing on the needs of those by offering a kind gesture to those around us. We will be discussing our kindnesses of the week at the youth group, and the youth with the most kind acts will be announced during the service on Youth Sunday, and will receive a special surprise. Please help foster kindness in our youth by recognizing their efforts and encouraging them to spread God's love throughout their community. If you witness and want to acknowledge a youth's efforts, please email Jennifer Wellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Food Basket (FFB) Update – March 2021
The Family Food Basket (FFB) continues its mission to help the nutritionally challenged in our area. 2020, although a challenging year, was a good overall year for the FFB. Over the year 1,741 families, 4,778 individuals, were served and 19 of those received financial assistance estimated at $1,530. Financially, due to donations and grants, the FFB starts the new year in good shape. Thank you notes were sent to 2020 contributors to express our appreciation to all sources of assistance.
The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in Raleigh continues to provide grocery products that are augmented by local donations. Any donations of food (meat, vegetables, and fruit) can be used as well as grocery bags and other items. The Food Bank recently received a transformational gift via a trust in the amount of 25 million dollars! This ensures that the Food Bank can continue serving the eastern NC needs.
Please continue to keep this area ministry in your prayers and to donate when possible. This can be done directly to the FFB location at Stott’s crossroads outside Sims (6321 Old Raleigh Rd., Sims, NC) or leave it at the BUMC office. Checks may be sent to BUMC marked for donation to the FFB. The phone number is 252-291-0093 and doors are open each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations are tax deductible. If you are aware of any grants that may benefit the FFB, please call us to make us aware. Protocols are being followed to protect volunteers as well as clients during pickup and deliveries.
This ministry needs all the local churches and all their members working together to continue this important community service. Please be generous with your money as well as your time; sign up to work 1 or 2 days a month. Volunteers are always welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call Rebecca at the FFB number above for more information. - Diane Lyles, President
VOLUNTEERS, HELPERS & OUTREACH
Pleasant Grove UMC Coat Closet
Pleasant Grove UMC is collecting new or gently used coats, toboggans, gloves and scarves for children and adults for this winter. If you would like to donate items or give a monetary gift, please call Josephine Barnes (235-4506) or the church office (235-4576). Thank you for supporting this ministry!
Cleaning Out Your Closet This Spring?
Pleasant Grove UMC Coat Closet is collecting new or gently used coats, toboggans, gloves, and scarves for children and adults from now until Christmas. They are also accepting baby clothes, children and adults clothes and shoes this year. If you would like to donate items, please call Diane Hancock (235-9952), Josephine Barnes (235-4506), or the church office (235-4576).Thank you for supporting this ministry.
Family Food Basket
Family Food Basket (FFB) Update December 2020
The Family Food Basket (FFB) continues its mission to help the nutritionally challenged in our area. Some think because it moved into Wilson County that Nash County is not served. The latest stats show 88% of the families served are in Nash Co., overall, 149 families (416 persons) received assistance. The ethnic breakdown is: 47% are Black, 24% are Hispanic and 39% are white. This is witness to the need in our community for this important mission.
The Food Bank in Raleigh continues to provide grocery products that are augmented by local donations. Any donations of food (meat, vegetables and fruit) can be used as well as grocery bags and other items; monetary donations are taken to local businesses that have agreed to special pricing on products to replenish the FFB shelves. You are invited to come to the Family Food Basket to see the operation and witness the work done and/or volunteer. Protocols are being followed to protect volunteers as well as clients during pickup and deliveries.
Please continue to keep this area ministry in your prayers and to donate when possible. This can be done directly to the FFB location at Stott's crossroads outside Sims (6321 Old Raleigh Rd., Sims, NC) or leave your donation at the BUMC church office. Checks may be sent to BUMC marked for donation to the FFB. The phone number is 252-291-0093 and doors are open each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations are tax deductible. If you are aware of any grants that may benefit the FFB please call us to make us aware.
This ministry needs all the local churches and all their members working together to continue this important community service. Please be generous with your money as well as your time; sign up to work 1 or 2 days a month. Volunteers are always welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Nash County Senior Meals Program
If you are looking for a place to Volunteer, prayerfully consider volunteering one day a month to help deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Meals Program.
The Bailey United Methodist Church is the drop off zone for the meals. The program is designed to help those qualified citizens who are no longer able to stand and cook themselves.
If you want to make a difference in someone's life, this may be the Program for you. Our clients are very appreciative of the visits from the volunteers and for the food they receive.
Please call 235-4576 at the church office and talk with our Office manager, Catherine or call Penny Jackson at 235-4840. We really need some extra volunteers during the months of January and February.
If you are looking a place to serve in the church that only occurs once a month, please consider service in the Fellowship Cafe. We are in need of someone who loves and enjoys greeting and serving people. If this fits your personality, and you want to enhance you day, this is the place for you. It is not hard and only occurs once a month. Please contact Penny Jackson to inquire. You will never be the same after you use this time to fellowship with other believers and serve them "good food".