At FPC Sheffield we take on many roles in our community and we have several individual ministries. Below you can gather more information and see exactly what it is we are doing. Our Sunday school classes start at 10 a.m. every Sunday and our worship service begins at 11 a.m.
As you enter our church building on Sunday morning you will hear lively discussion coming from one of our three adult Sunday School classes. Each class has its own personality, visit among them where you will find a friendly welcome with those seeking an understanding of the scripture, God's word and work fulfilled in each of us.
Bible centered, while engaging for young people and children, classes are tailored to those attending on any given Sunday. Classes are age appropriate with lessons emphasizing God’s love for us. Art and games reinforce the weekly lessons
Available during Sunday School and Church for young one’s ages one to five. Our nursery is a joyful place, staffed by two Church volunteers each Sunday. Little ones are brought into the sanctuary to join the Children's Moment presented by Reverent Jaina Glaze.
Our Bible school this year was unique in that it combined adults, youth and children for four evenings in June. Each evening focused on one of four Christian symbols discussed by leaders and then interpreted through art, painting and pottery. A great success, we hope to use this format again.
A treasured centerpiece of worship at FPC Sheffield is that “joyful sound”. Choir Director, Savannah Davis brings years of professional training in designing each Sunday music service appropriate to the Christian calendar and the season.
Our traditional Christmas musical is Monday, December 19. Join us for a treat of glorious song and sound, a celebration of our Lord’s birth. A reception will follow the service
REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
Our church has committed to serve as a host site for teams of volunteers who will be rebuilding the homes of tornado victims in the Phil Campbell and Hackleburg areas.
Every Tuesday night our congregation opens its doors to serve a free meal to anybody in need. God worked in mighty ways to bring this ministry to fruition and it continues to grow and change. We currently serve 30-50 people each week. Also, before the meal a time of prayer and devotion takes place during which people may make prayer requests. We strive to continue to serve others not only with physical nourishment but also spiritual. If you have a heart for this type of ministry we would welcome your service and ideas. Please come to join us on a Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
This program had its start in a generous donation that was given to the church specifically to help those who are uninsured/underinsured that may be in need of dental work. We work with a local dentist who has offered his services at a discounted rate to those people who are in the program. The church works with the individuals in need and is able to cover a certain amount of dental work. We recognize this is a great need in our community. Should it be a need that you have, please call us to set up an appointment. If this is a ministry that interests you, we would welcome your ideas. This program is funded solely through the generous donations of church and community members.
Over a year ago, our congregation made the decision to do as much as possible in “going green”. We also recognized that this was something that could be offered to the community, particularly youth in community, in different educational settings. We host a Camp Go Green event about four times a year, inviting youth from around the community to come together and learn more about what it means to “go green” and to care for the planet that God has entrusted to our care. In the past, events have included a trip down to a local farm for the youth to learn about farming and other ways of caring for the land without leaving behind waste. We have also had day gatherings at the church. These events are provided for the youth at no cost
Over the past year, our congregation has connected with two of the local colleges in the area, University of Northern Alabama and Northwest Shoals Community College. Our congregation serves as a “host family” for six foreign exchange students that are attending the University of Northern Alabama. This includes showing them around the area, having dinners with them and working to ensure that they feel welcome here in Northern Alabama. Our connection to the Northwest Shoals Community College has been with their men’s and women’s basketball teams. We offer different meals and opportunities for the students to get off-campus and have another support system.
Our church has partnered with the local Habitat for Humanity organization in the building of a local house. Currently it is scheduled to be built Spring 2012 so more information will be coming on our involvement with the house and how you might get involved to help.
SMILE GOD LOVES YOU
CAMP GO GREEN
MEALS ON WHEELS - CARE NOTES - LIFELINE - CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE - NORTH ALABAMA PRESBYTERY YUCATAN MISSION PROJECT - COLBERT COUNTY YOUTH CENTER - ABUNDANT LIFE FOOD PANTRY - BRAZILIAN MISSIONARY SUPPORT - MEDICAL BENEVOLENCE FOUNDATION - PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP - QUINN RANCH - PRESBYTERIAN CHILDREN'S HOME - CHURCH YARD SALE TO BENEFIT LOCAL MINISTRIES - BOOK SCHOLARSHIP FUND - BREAKFAST FOR SHEFFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TEAMS - PASTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND PROGRAM
Each of us has been given unique gifts from God. Whatever yours may be, you will find a rewarding experience as a volunteer
Our Second Harvest ministry welcomes all to join us on Tuesday nights as we prepare and serve a weekly meal. The evening combines good food and Christian fellowship
Those with musical interest are invited to participate in the adult voice choir or handbell choir
Delivery of Meals on Wheels once a month is a rewarding opportunity
Visit our Outreach/missions page for additional information.