Share the Love

For the month of February what if we shared with the world why do you love First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove. Share it on your social media why you love our Church and then use the hashtag #ilovemychurch #fumclgok so a sample post can be,


I love my church because they have always loved on me. #ilovemychurch #fumclgok

What if we did this on every Monday in February. Could you imagine how why you love your church my peak their interest in our church and may seek us out. This idea came to mind as I came across these words in Colossians 3:14 14 And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.”  And with this being the month of February it is a perfect fit of sharing love. If you use instagram and what to use the logo below just ask Jessica in the office or ask me and we will get it to you. This fits into our mission of Sharing God’s Story.

Renewing Your Wedding Vows Feb. 12th

Simply put, a vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage. Perhaps you’ve made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship.

After Worship on February 12th Pastor Matt is offering a chance for all who want to renew your wedding vows.

It will be right after worship it is a short service then stay and have lunch to support our Mission team.

2017 Planning Meeting

Hard to believe that it is that time of year again for our annual planning and set up meeting. Lunch will be provided it will be BBQ Sandwich, Potato Casserole, Chips and Dip and Cookies. If you want to help with this please let Vicki Heflin know. The meeting agenda will go as followed.

12:00-12:15 Lunch (During Lunch Explanation of theTeams that we currently have)
12:15-12:30 Pastor Will Talk about Single Board Model Proposal.
12:30-1:30 Planning The Year Together
1:30 Adjourn to Go Home.

If your name is on one of the committee teams listed below your attendance to this meeting is necessary for us to do the best work we can do together.

If you can not attend please let your Chair Person know.

If you have questions about this meeting please let me know. Hope you have a great week.

You can download the Spreadsheet here. 

Administrative Council
Ad. Council Chair Person Sarah Stephens
Recording Secretary Alan Shrum
SPRC Chairperson Karen Mackley
Trustees Chairperson Steve Howe
Finance Chairperson Glinna Fleming
Financial Secretary Erin Howe
Lay Leader: Becky Neighbors
Lay Delegate Macs Abney
Treasure Becky Neighbors
UMW Chairperson Vicki Heflin
Young Adult Rep. Saige Woolman
Alt. Lay Delegate Kim Sisk
Youth Representative Kaitlyn Stephens
Worship Chairperson Alan Shrum
Disciple Chairperson Shaylee Freeman
Outreach Chairperson Kim Sisk
Congregational Care Team Vicki Heflin
Lay Leadership
Chairperson Matt Franks
Lay Leader: Becky Neighbors
Class of 2017
Christy Breedlove
Brandon Purcell
Class of 2018
Cindy Stone
Kim Sisk
Class of 2019
Glinna Fleming
Alan Shrum
Staff Parish Relations Committee

Chairperson Karen Mackley
Lay Leader Becky Neighbors
Lay Delegate Macs Abney
Class of 2017
Joan Bennett
Karen Mackley
Class of 2018
Julie Osburn
Marcia Velia
Class of 2019
Vicki Heflin
Barry Stone
Class of 2017
Steve Howe
Class of 2018
Dale Neighbors
Marea Breedlove
Class of 2019
Kendall Morrison
Jeremy Ross
Finance Committee
Chairperson Glinna Fleming
Pastor Matt Franks
SPRC Chairperson Karen Mackley
Treasure Becky Neighbors
Financial Secretary Erin Howe
Trustees Representative Steve Howe
Lay Leader Becky Neighbors
Lay Delegate Macs Abney
Ad. Council Chairperson Sarah Stephens
Class of 2017
Jim Sisk
James Bendure
Class of 2018
Glinna Fleming
Belinda Pfeiffer
Class of 2019
Pat Mackley
Cheri Frazier
Discipleship Team
Chairperson Shaylee Freeman
Nursery Coordinator Shaylee Freeman
Children’s Ministries Coordinator Ashley Franks
Youth Ministries Coordinator
Family Coordinator Becky Neighbors
Senior Adult Ministries Coordinator Alan Shrum
Sunday School Superintendent Sandy Pierce
Worship Team
Chairperson Alan Shrum
Acolytes Jim Sisk
Sound Dale Neighbors
Music Barb DeMaris
Technology Alex Howe
Pastor Matt Franks
Other Committee Members
Marea Breedlove Joan Abney
Becky Neighbors Kim Sisk
CIndy Stone Shaylee Freeman
Outreach Team
Chairperson Kim Sisk
Cookson Hills Ambassador Paula Duncan
Pastor Matt Franks
Other Committee Members
Kendall Morrison Erin Howe
Ashley Franks Hope Ross
Missional Area Delegate Michelle Brownell
Discipleship Team Member Brandon Purcell
Congregational Care Team
Chair Person Vicki Heflin

Team Members

Myrna Holman
Karen Mackley
Trixie Pendegraft
Cindy Stone
Paula Duncan
Kathy Bussard
Madelyn O’Neal
Cheri Frazier

Half Truths Sermon Series Starting Jan. 8th

Has anyone said to you or maybe you have said the following:

  • Everything happens for a reason
  • God helps those who help themselves
  • God won’t give you more than you can handle
  • God said it, I believe it, that settles it
  • Love the sinner, hate the sin

They capture some element of truth – yet they also miss the point in very important ways.

Starting Jan. 8th the Faith-Links Sunday School class (led by Kendall Morrison) and our Sermon Series will focus on the Adam Hamilton book Half-Truths. We hope you join us.

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