Fulfilling God's Purpose

On November 4, November 11, and November 18 the theme of our worship services will be Fulfilling God’s Purpose! We will learn how the Holy Spirit working through Word and Sacrament, transforms us to be more like our Chief Steward, Jesus, who willingly poured out his life in giving and serving, ultimately sacrificing his very life for our eternal lives. In addition to our worship services we will offer a four week Bible Study in the Chapel and a daily devotional guide to those who would like to participate in these spiritual growth opportunities.

I pray that each of you will take advantage of these opportunities to grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord that you might be strengthened in faith both for eternity and for a fruitful life here on earth.

The Fulfilling God’s Purpose themes for the three Sundays are as follows:

November 4 — “Building Relationships” — Also, All Saint’s Sunday

November 11 — “Witnessing for Jesus” — Also, Veteran’s Sunday

November 18 — “Living as a Servant”— Commitment Sunday — Also, Thanksgiving Sunday

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

You will notice that each worship service will include multiple themes. We hope to honor and celebrate stewardship, special Sundays, and continue the Grand Sweep Series. November is a busy month and in the midst of our busyness we cannot lose the importance of giving our best to God. The multiple themes reflect the kind of lives we live every day. In the midst of everyday life we are called and challenged to Fulfill God’s Purpose.

VANCO Online Giving

It is here! Smyrna First United Methodist Church has partnered with VANCO payment solutions to offer its members the flexibility of paying through e-giving. This will give Smyrna members the opportunity to tithe through their smart phone via the GivePlus Church app (free from the app store) or through the Smyrna First web page:Make a DonationThis will allow for donations to be made by using debit cards, credit cards, and bank account information. This new tool will also allow you to set up recurring donations through the app or website based on your own preferences. These resources are now available to the congregation.

Make a Donation through Pay Pal

Thank you for taking this opportunity to invest in the work we are doing at Smyrna First!  


Simply click the Donate Now button below.  You will be taken to a secure PayPal payment page, where you will fill in a description of your donation, i.e. general fund, tithe, missions, organ fund, etc. and the amount of your donation, then click "Continue".  Then you will be asked to either log in to an existing PayPal account (or sign up for one), or pay with a debit or credit card.. 

Fill in the required information and click "Pay Now".   If you have given your email address you will promptly receive an email notice of your donation.  You may also print a receipt of your transaction. 

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