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Thank you for visiting First United Methodist Church of Ozark! Our mission is to be an obedient community of faith--believing, praising, and loving God as revealed in Jesus Christ--as we respect, encourage, and serve our neighbors.

Founded in 1852, FUMC Ozark continues to work toward celebrating all people in our society and committing ourselves to the rights of men, women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. We invite you to explore what we have to offer, and we hope you visit us soon!

For more information about our conference, Alabama-West Florida, visit their website, awfumc.org

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Worship Schedule:

Combined Worship Service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

The Season of Lent

Lent is a 40 day period (excluding Sundays) proceeding Easter. It is a holy and sacred time to get ready spiritually for Jesus‘ death on the cross, and to look forward to Resurrection Sunday. Before we can truly celebrate Easter, we must first grieve the death of our Savior. This season of Lent is a long journey which may seem, at times, difficult and stretching. Lent is typically thought of as a time to give up some thing. We are invited to think of Lent not only is the time to give up something, but also to “add to” by spending more time each day in prayer and Bible reading, as well as additional time worshiping the Lord.

Every Wednesday during the season of Lent at 12 noon, we will have a Lenten worship service in the Sanctuary followed by lunch in the Fellowship Hall ($7). Please be in prayer for the services, plan to attend, and bring a friend. We will be having outstanding preachers from our Alabama -West, Florida, conference, and the Saint Paul AME church each week. These Lenten services promise to be a wonderful way to reflect, examine our lives, and to “add to,” which will hopefully inspire a renewed dependence on Jesus for all things. 

Along with the Lenten Journey in Christ, 

Dr. Jason Thrower

Senior Pastor, FUMC of Ozark

Wednesday Worship & Luncheon - 12 noon Sanctuary

Ash Wednesday, February 14: Bishop Lawson Bryan

February 21: Rev. Robin Wilson

February 28: Rev. Dr. Jeff Wilson

March 6: Rev. Ashley Davis

March 13: Dr. Jason Borders

March 20: Rev. Ulysses Kincey
Lunch will be served after the worship service for $7.

Palm Sunday, March 24 - 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Morning Service will be held at St. Paul A.M.E. at 10:00 a.m. where we will

worship together with our extended Christian family.

An evening worship service will be held in the FUMC Meditation Garden at 5:00 p.m.

Holy Week, March 25-29

Worship together every day at 12:00 noon in the Chapel Monday through Friday of Holy Week.  

A light lunch will be included.

Maundy Thursday, March 28

An evening worship service with Communion will be held in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday, March 29

A Good Friday service will be held in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.  The Sanctuary will be dimly light to symbolize the darkness of the day when Christ died.

Easter Sunday, March 31

All are welcome to join us in celebrating the Risen King on Easter Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.


Souper Day

Help us show love and support for the homebound through the Souper Day ministry.  Donations are welcome and appreciated.  We encourage you to bring soups, meats, casseroles, side dishes, and vegetables and place them in the Family Life Center freezer. You may also bring fresh fruit and individually wrapped snacks. Deliveries are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  If you are interested in delivering meals or have questions, please contact the church office at 334-774-2569.  Thank you to all who support this wonderful ministry!

-The Souper Day Team

Grief Support Group

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Spring 2024 Outreach Nights

January 25 · February 22 · April 25 · May 23

5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall


Watch on Facebook or YouTube Live, Listen via the Radio (104.9 FM)

The Sunday morning worship service is streamed live at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook and YouTube.  Also, the service is also broadcast on the radio every Sunday at 12:00 p.m. on 104.9 FM.

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