|Sunday||9:45 am||Sunday School~ Adults and Children|
|3:00 pm||Prayers For Healing Service~ Please call the office if you would like information on this week's location. (850) 455-0306|
|Wednesday||6:00 pm||Bible Study ~ in the Parlor|
|7:00 pm||Choir Practice~ in the Sanctuary
|9:00 am||Tend to Prayer Garden~ Weeding, Planting, etc.|
|10:00 am||United Methodist Women Meeting~ 1st Tuesday of each month.|
Welcome! I am so happy that you are considering Warrington United Methodist as your new church home enough to delve further into who we are. I applaud you and welcome you!
I pray you have already experienced one of the things we are well noted for -- our welcome and acceptance as if you were long-lost and loved family. It is not only amazing but wonderful that we are so open to new relationships and seeing God work in our midst. I believe it models, in a human way, how God meets us with open arms.
Since the worship service is what most people gauge whether they will visit again -- our friendliness, our music (we have a great choir) and the preaching (hopefully that will bless you too because I strive to bring the Good News in ways that connect personally and provide principles for Christian living) -- we pray that our worship together will allow you to see the Holy Spirit moves within our congregation.
Delving more into whether this will be your new church home will allow you to find that we try very hard to be community minded and active in community with major connections in our local schools, active in helping the hurting in our community, seeking ways to empower our community children, and including extending our helping reach through Jesus to other countries.
I pray that in us you will find all that you need for your new church home and that you will find opportunities to use your special gifts from God to extend our ministry together even further.
If you have further questions or would like to just sit down and talk, I am available! Call me, text me, email me or just come by and see me, if I'm there.
May God bless you richly in the years to come.
We believe in our abilities to change lives for the better through faith in Jesus Christ. We're an all-inclusive organization. This is to say, we don't turn away anyone who may need our help or those who just want to take part in all we offer. Rich and poor, old and young, sinner and saint, people of all races, creeds, and colors, even people of other faiths, you're all welcome here. Come see what we have to offer you.
We offer traditional worship services Sunday mornings at 11 am., along with Sunday School for every age starting at 9:45 am. We also offer a wide variety of ministries that help create a community of followers marked by unwavering faith and unconditional love. Our uplifting services feature messages that are valuable to life.
We believe music plays an important role in the worship of God. Warrington United Methodist Church has an active and outstanding music program led and directed by Sharon LeVay. There is no audition needed to belong to the Chancel Choir. We believe that not only can everyone sing joyfully to the Lord, but also that God hears and blesses each person's effort. Chancel Choir meets Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.
We offer an excellent Bible Study at 6:00 pm Wednesday evenings. It is a time of engaging Biblical Studies led by either our Pastor Bob Bailey, or Rev. Steve Worth.
The children of our church and our community are very important to us. We strive to minister to their needs at their level. Nursery is available for Sunday morning service. We are also involved in community children's outreaches at various times of the year. Currently, we have an After-School Program on Thursdays from 2:30-5:00 pm. We make time for homework, snacks, games, puppets, and fun, all while ministering the love of Jesus. We are always looking for volunteers!
We have a very active United Methodist Women's group that meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. The purpose of UMW is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
If you are an intercessor, we have a Prayers for Healing meeting the first Sunday of each month. Location alternates between Warrington United Methodist Church, and St. Paul United Methodist Church (Pastor Bob's second charge). Please call the church office for updated information concerning prayer meetings. (850) 455-0306 or (850) 455-0307
We also have a vital and fresh intercessory prayer chain. Our people stand ready at any time to pray for others upon request.
We consider Holy Communion to be of utmost importance, and is the center-focus of our services the first Sunday of every month.
Our Church was organized in the Fall of 1946. Our first services were held in Mr. and Mrs. Peacock's house as a mission to the First Methodist Church.
Our Church was officially organized with 46 charter members on Easter Sunday, April 26, 1947. The first services were held in the old Twin Theater and later moved to Turner-Lee Day School. During this time the Warrington Church was on the same charge as Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church.
The first unit of our Church was completed June 1949. The first Sunday School classroom was constructed in late 1949 by the men of the church. A building known as "The Fire Escape" was secure from the Navy for our growing youth department. The Sanctuary was started in 1955, and the first service was held on July 15, 1956. The third unit, the Educational Building was started in 1959, and opened for use in the Spring of 1960.
Fire destroyed the educational building and heavily damaged the altar and choir areas of the sanctuary December 25, 1966.
Rebuilding and repair to the fire damaged area is completed in October 1967.
November 1972, a new ten rank Wicks pipe organ was installed.
A new parsonage home was completed in August 1973.
A Youth Building and additional Sunday School classrooms were started in 1976, and completed in 1977.
Spring 1996, extensive repairs and renovations were made to the sanctuary, educational buildings, and fellowship hall following Hurricane Opal.
Hurricane Ivan damaged the church and parsonage in September 2004. Repairs in 2005 & 2006.