Worship is led by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Michael Coppock.
9:00 am - Pleasant Grove UMC (Fellowship Hall)
10:30 am - Bailey UMC (FMC) & Facebook Live

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 automatically transfers 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 on dropbox 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 members 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

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Bailey UMC Service Location Schedule

November 27 - Sanctuary


Bible Study with Pastor Michael
Bible Study each Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Christian Welcome Center. Join us to learn more about God's word!

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:
Mondays at 3:00 pm, in the home of Ashley & Kaye Folsom
Mondays at 7:00 pm, Christian Welcome Center with Jackie Taylor
Thursdays at 5:30-7:00 pm, home of Jimmy & Susan Oates

The Advent Season will soon be here, with November 27 in the Sanctuary being the first Sunday in Advent this year. We will be decorating the inside of the facilities on Sunday, November 20, immediately following the worship service. The Worship Committee, Circle Groups, Youth Group, and any others who would like to assist are invited to participate as we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our Savior!
  • The outside will be decorated on Friday, November 25, at 10:00 am.
  • We will take down all the decorations on Saturday, January 7, at 9:30 am.

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 kindest 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

Check out our Youth page.

Family Food Basket (Ffb) Update!

Please continue to pray for this ministry. We are serving approximately 160 needy families each month. At the present time, we could use the following items: corn, green beans, carrots, green peas, mixed veggies, (all canned foods), eggs, bread, and milk. If you would like to volunteer at the food bank, please contact Rebecca Dew at 291-0093 or It is such a blessing to serve others! Thank you for your faithful support!

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 and 4,778 individuals were served, and 19 of those receiving 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 for 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 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 to work 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



Bells of Grace
Bells of Grace will be ringing once again during Advent as some of the Youth Group will be playing Christmas songs on Sunday, December 4 during the BUMC worship service!

Prime Time Travelers Trip
Tuesday, December 6, Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory, Dutch Lunch at Best Foods Café, Gas Fee: $5.00 (leave from the church at 9:00 am)

Christmas Card Exchange
It's that time again.....time for the Christmas Card Exchange! Bring your cards for others to the Christian Welcome Center on Sunday, November 27, December 4, and December 11, and they will be in the mailbox slots for pickup the following Sunday (December 4, 11, and 18).

Pleasant Grove UMC Annual Pre-Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
Friday, December 23, 7:00 pm

Pleasant Grove UMC Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, December 24, 7:00 pm. Refreshments after the service.

Bailey UMC Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Saturday, December 24, at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. Worship Service: Sunday, December 25, at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Make plans to join us for these special services.


Pleasant Grove UMC Coat Closet
Pleasant Grove UMC is collecting new or gently used coats, toboggans, gloves, and scarves for children and adults 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's 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.

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 qualified citizens who can no longer stand and cook.
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 of 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.

Fellowship Cafe
If you are looking for a place to serve in the church that only occurs once a month, please consider serving 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 your 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".