OUR

MINISTRIES

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. 

Child Ministry

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

Music Ministry

A treasured centerpiece of worship at FPC Sheffield is that “joyful sound”.  Choir Director, Barry Rickard brings years of professional training and experience to the task, and our choir is amazing.  

 

Libby Counts, our accompanist, is the best in the Shoals area, playing both piano and pipe organ for our services.

Adult Ministry

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.

Nursery Ministry

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.

Our Summer Bible school is unique in that it combines adults, youth and children for four Tuesday evenings in July.  Each evening has a dinner, a short lesson, then an art class that gives us a chance to express what we have learned through art!  Open to all ages!  Join us!  Dinner starts at 5:00!

WOMEN'S

GROUP

Presbyterian Women of Sheffield

Our Presbyterian Women's group meets once a month after worship for a prepared meal (Let someone else cook for a change!) and a time of study.  We also get updates on the mission projects we are involved in.  Join us!  Call the church office to find out when the next women's lunch is scheduled!

 

Church office:  256/383-1717

 

Click below for more information. 

 

REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY

Tornado Recovery

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.

POttery BADGES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Our Potter-Pastor Jaina Glaze loves to work with groups to hand-build pottery creations!  If you'd like to talk with her about coming to do a Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts pottery badge, call her at 256/206-1855!  Her name IS Glaze, after all!

SECOND HARVEST

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.

SMILE GOD LOVES YOU

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.

COLLEGE OUTREACH

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.

HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY

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.

ADDITIONAL MINISTRIES

MEALS ON WHEELS - CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE - NORTH ALABAMA PRESBYTERY MISSIONS --  MEDICAL BENEVOLENCE FOUNDATION - PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP -- PRESBYTERIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN - CHURCH FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 1:00PM--UTILITY ASSISTANCE -- PASTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND PROGRAM

Volunteer

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.