First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
of Yazoo City
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  Welcome to FUMC of Yazoo City!


Located at 203 N. Washington Street

Yazoo City, MS 39194


(Volunteers for service times listed at the bottom of this page)
9:00 A.M.  Come AZ U R Contemporary Worship Service
9:50 A.M.  Sunday School  
11:00 A.M. Traditional Morning Worship 
5:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Wednesday In The Hands of God Prayer Service in the Chapel
Bro. Lauren Porter
(662) 746-7648
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 from the desk of

Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.

Bishop in Residence
Mississippi Episcopal Area

January 13, 2019

Let your voice be heard by your Mississippi Conference Delegation to the 2019 Called Session of General Conference, by attending the Listening Post with the Delegation. This gathering will happen Sunday, January 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Christ is located at 6000 Old Canton Road.

The goal of this event is to allow everyone a chance to share concerns, thoughts and prayers with those who will represent the Mississippi Conference in the coming General Conference taking place February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. With the goal of hearing the hearts of those in attendance, delegation members will not make any statements before, during or after the session.

This event is expected to last approximately two hours, but may run longer depending on how many people wish to speak. Attendees can begin to sign up to speak at 2:30 p.m. In order to allow everyone an opportunity to share their thoughts, individual speaking time is limited to two minutes.    


Learn More About General Conference 2019

As some of you may already have heard by now, the United Methodist Church will be having a special Called Session of the General Conference on February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.

The General Conference is the primary legislative body of the United Methodist Church. It usually meets once every four years, gathering elected delegates from churches all over the world, who will then vote on doctrine and legislation, creating our Book of Discipline (the UMC’s church law). The General Conference is the only group that can speak on behalf of the entire United Methodist Church.

The last regular General Conference met in 2016 in Portland, Oregon. And the next regular session will be in 2020. However, in just over a month, we will have a special Called Session of the General Conference to consider matters of human sexuality. At this meeting, they will consider a variety of legislative options, ranging from approving same-sex marriage to dividing into new separate denominations to simply maintaining the current Book of Discipline.

If you’re interested in learning more about this General Conference and the legislation being proposed, there will be an Information Session on Sunday, February 3, at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary in between services.

There will also be a Follow-Up Question & Answer time on Wednesday, February 6, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.

Brother Lauren  




9:00 a.m. Come AZ U R Contemporary Service 
9:50 a.m. Sunday School 
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Planet 456
6:00 p.m. Snack Supper
6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Youth
The Methodist Market will be open Monday & Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. 
Ladies Bible Study at Millie's 
MONDAY at 6:00 p.m.
Emmaus Meeting
Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.
Confirmation Class
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir Practice
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
in the sanctuary
Youth Small Group
Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. 
in the basement
January 25-27




For the last two years, First United Methodist Church has been helping to supply school supplies and uniforms for Pulliah Pilli's SPED Class at McCoy Elementary School. Mr. Pilli has contacted us again this year and has asked for help. 



Disinfectant wipes 

Lysol spray

Paper towels 

Hand soap



Big Pencils

Regular wipes 

Book Bags 

Copy paper 


Glue sticks 

Hand Sanitizer 

***There is also a need for 12 sets of uniforms. Each uniform set costs $25.00. If you feel led to help with this mission project***

Monetary Donations can be made to:
First United Methodist Church and put on the memo line:
“The Great Commission Fund SPED”. 



Marilyn Burnett is heading up a mission opportunity through the Evangelism Committee. They will be participating with First Baptist Church in a weekend backpack ministry for the children at Bentonia Gibbs. These items are packed in bags for children that may not have sufficient food over the weekend. It is hard to believe that this need exists, but, unfortunately, it does. If anyone would like to help, please contact Marilyn Burnett.  

 My Brother's Keeper


"My Brother's Keeper" is a homeless shelter which will soon be opening in Yazoo City. If you would like to donate any of the following items, please contact Allison Hughes. (571-4964)


Items Needed:




Bedspreads / Comforters










 Body Wash 

Shaving Cream 


Volunteers serving Sunday, January 20, 2019
Greeters: Albert & Christy Vandevere / Helen & Terrye Layne Tenhet
Acolytes: Anna Riley Kelly & Sherill Ann Chaney
Sermon: "Grace That Forgives Us: Justifying Grace" 
Scripture: Titus 3:3-7
Security: Mike Hughes / Alan Swoope
Flowers: Sam & Sharon Smith
Sunday Night Suppers: Robyn Kelly & Laura King
    *If you would would like to make an announcement through our church website, Facebook page, or through the church-wide email, please contact Crosby Hicks at
OR place your announcement in the MEDIA BOX outside the church office. 
“Seeking to glorify God
 through love and service”
Please Pray for Our Troops and Missionaries Around the World.