Skipperville United Methodist Church
Sharing God's Love in Word and Deed...
Skipperville United Methodist Church has a rich history of building. Skipperville United Methodist was founded in 1882 when John. W Mathison responded to his call to ministry. Mathison was a Civil War veteran from Henry County, during the war he promised to serve God if he survived the battlefields of the Civil War. In the 1870’s John moved his family to Skipperville and would later build and lead the church to become Skipperville, starting with simple prayer meetings under an oak tree and a brush arbor.
The first framed building was built in 1886 and continued through several efforts to meet the needs of the community, building relationships and the kingdom. Over the course of the years, Skipperville United Methodist Church would also build something that brick and mortar can never compare to; the building up preachers and others into fruitful ministry. Along with building up pastors to serve the kingdom, Skipperville continued to build foundations for children and youth through various efforts and outreaches of the years. These efforts we’re lead by the same workers who would continue their efforts to build the kingdom by forming teams and clubs, such as the Woman’s Missionary Society, a precursor to the modern UMW, the Skipperville Service club, and an ongoing focus in mission.
The mission of the church has continued to expand and build over the years so too did the need for structures. A parsonage was added in 1955, being helped constructed by a large outpouring of the community, a brick structure was built to replace the original church which had become in disrepair in 1958. Ten years later the church would again build, this time with a remodel of the sanctuary with a foyer a fellowship hall, and new class rooms for Sunday School.
Over the course of the coming years, the church would get stained glass windows, columns, a steeple, and most recently a new worship space renovation, a new fellowship hall, and new Sunday School rooms.
Skipperville continues today seeking to build in the lives of children and youth by continuing to provide a place to learn and grow whether on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening. Starting from a simple building of an arbor off a promise, Skipperville continues to seek to keep that promise in serving God by helping to build relationships, community, and disciples for Jesus Christ.
A Place for Everyone
We gather on Sundays at 11am for a service of worship. In worship we reflect on the grace that God extends to us, and respond to this grace in turn with our praise and adoration.
Youth & Children
We value and love our children and youth of the area, incorporating them into morning worship as well as having classes on Sunday. On Wednesdays starting at 5pm the youth and children are welcomed to gather at the church for a meal followed by worship at 5:45pm and a lessonto follow at 6:00pm. The youth and children also have various activities for fellowship and growth throughout the year.
Each Sunday we gather at 9:45am to hear an encouraging word to start the Sunday off, lead by the various Sunday School classes. Starting at 10am we have various Sunday School classes to suit any age or preference to study and learn about God in a group setting.
Responding to the need of our local community, Skipperville UMC sought out to help local children by providing a breakfast and lunch for each day of the weekend through our Backpack Buddy Program.
This outreach program is designed to help children who don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food. With the help of neighboring churches and giving hearts, The Backpack Buddy Program has been distributing bags of food for a number of families at our local Elementary School, G.W. Long.
Contact Skipperville United Methodist Church
5189 Hwy 105 Skipperville AL United States 36374