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 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 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 Thank you, Diane Lyles, Finance

Click Here to give online.

Family Food Basket (FFB) Update From: Diane Lyles, President

Due to Coronavirus impacts, families served by the Family Food Basket (FFB) in April were 162 families (477 individuals). These numbers were a little higher in March and April; however, due to the generosity of our faithful network of churches, the FFB was able to continue serving with no interruptions. It seemed prayers were being answered weekly as needs were revealed. BUMC played a vital role in this success, as is indicated by the thank you we received from Ms. Rebecca Dew, FFB Administrator:
May 4, 2020
Dear Bailey United Methodist Church,
On behalf of the Family Food Basket, we would like to express our gratitude for your generous donation of $960 last month to help support our food bank. You have been so faithful over many years in giving to help others.
We are so glad you give with a heart of love. Without folks like you, we would not be able to continue to be a blessing to those in our community that are in need.
This ministry helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of an average of 160-180 families per month. Your gifts are so needed and appreciated. Most importantly, continue to pray for all those involved as we follow Jesus' example in Matthew 25:40, “in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me”.
May God continue to bless you!
Love in Christ,
Rebecca Dew FFB Administrator


Youth Group Cake Auction Rescheduled
Sunday, May 31. Come out and support the Bailey United Methodist Church Youth Group and the Family Food Basket with a cake auction fundraiser on May 31! Watch for more details later.

Prime Time Travelers (name of our senior group)
Postponed-April 23 trip to Sanford: Due to the virus, the theatre has postponed our visit. If you have paid either of the committee members, it will be refunded to you. We will inform everyone when the theater reschedules. We are looking forward to this visit. Celia, Betsy, Alma, and Jane
On our Rocky Mount visit, we were presented a Hydrangea painting from Ashley Fabrizo. With the Board's permission, it will be hung in the Christian Welcome Center Hall. Ashley wrote the following post on her Facebook, "Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting this Beautiful Floral Art to the members of Prime Time Travelers of Bailey United Methodist Church while they were touring downtown Rocky Mount. As a child, my family and I attended the Bailey United Methodist Church in our hometown. During the most devastating moments in our lives, the tragic suicide of my father, the church and its fellowship took care of us. I am forever grateful for the kindness and compassion the church showed us during that traumatic time in our lives. There's no where I'd rather the painting to hang." ~Ashley

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

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!

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!

Spring Cleaning
Remember the Coat Closet at Pleasant Grove when you are cleaning out your closets this spring! If you have coats and other winter items that you would like to donate, please call Diane Hancock (235-9952) or Josephine Barnes (235-4506). They are already planning for a bigger and better Coat Closet for this winter!


Wednesday/Night Live!
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.

Day Study
10:30-11:30 am Bible Study
11:30-12:00 Intercessory Prayer

Evening Study
6:00-7:00 pm Bible Study

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


Family Food Basket
If you have non-perishable items to donate to the food bank, please place them in the marked basket in the Christian Welcome Center or drop them off at the church office. Thank you for supporting this ministry!

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.

Fellowship Cafe
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”.