Announcements

SUNDAY WORSHIP

9:00 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 on dropbox 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 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 baileyumc@embarqmail.com. Thank you, Diane Lyles, Finance

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UPCOMING EVENTS

"The Well"
Women's Ministry, will meet at Mt. Pleasant UMC on Saturday, May 21, at 9:00-11:00 am.

Memorial Day Service
Sunday, May 29, at the Bailey Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend this special service.

Confirmation Sunday
June 12

New Sunday School Class, A Purposeful Walk
This class is for young to middle-aged adults and meets each Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 am. Come join us! If you have any questions, please call Brian Hester at 919-497-7529.

Graduation Sunday at BUMC
If you know a High School/College Graduate who would like to participate in Graduation Sunday on June 5, please let Jennifer Ledbetter know as soon as possible.


Prime Time Travelers Upcoming Trips - 2022
Bailey UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC & Mt. Pleasant UMC Churches ~ MARK YOUR CALENDAR ~

Trip 2 - Friday, June 17
Event: The North Carolina History Museum, Raleigh. See the story of NC,
Answering the Call, 1898-1945 Military, North A to Z, Sports Hall of Fame, no
fee. Dutch lunch at Sweet Tea and Cornbread.

Trip 3 - Monday, August 8
Event: The Ava Gardner Museum, Selma, Dutch lunch at Robbins Nest, Gas
$3.00

Trip 4 - Friday, October 7
Event: Historic Halifax, $5.00 fee plus Dutch Lunch at Hen & Hog

Trip 5 - Friday, December 2
Event: Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory, Dutch lunch at Best Foods Cafe,
Gas fee $3.00


RECURRING EVENTS

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

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


YOUTH

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 jswellman12@gmail.com.


FAMILY FOOD BASKET (FFB) UPDATE
Website: http://www.familyfoodbasketministry.org

The Family Food Basket (FFB) continues its mission to help the nutritionally challenged in our area. In 2021 an average of 115 families were served, and 8 received financial assistance. Financially, due to donations from supporting churches and grants, the FFB continues to make ends meet.

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC in Raleigh continues to provide grocery products. These are augmented by local donations of food (meat, vegetables, and fruit) or money which are welcome and can be delivered to the FFB location during operational hours. Today there is a need for meats (canned or fresh); this is being addressed by FFB staff, but prayers and donations are always welcome.

The FFB is located at 6321 Old Raleigh Rd., Sims, NC. The phone number is 252-291-0093 and doors are open each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Checks may be sent to BUMC marked for donation to the FFB; donations are tax-deductible. The Executive Committee also continues to seek out and apply for grants.

The Southern Nash Wrestling Team walked from their school to the Bailey UMC with food in their backpacks; the team and their coaches donated 400-450 cans of food. Refreshments were provided by FFB staff and volunteers; drinks were donated by the Piggly Wiggly. Truist Bank Lighthouse project brought 100 bags with food and hygiene items (16 items in each bag) that were passed out to clients. Canned goods will be provided with the extra money.

This ministry needs all the local churches and all their members working together to continue this important community service. Please be generous with your time and 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 and to pick your time.


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'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.

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 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


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 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 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".