Our weekly digital newsletter
April 15, 2018

The Shueyville Church: Digital Dove
1195 Steeple Ln NE
Swisher, IA 52337

Pastor James: 
Each of Us

Lead Pastor:
James Dotson

Directors of Finance:
Aileen Koch
Janan Berstler

Director of Children's Ministries:
Heather Nekola

Youth Pastor:
Mike Jones

Director of Contemporary Music
JJ Lunsford

Church Secretary:
Julie Perry

All God's Children
Preschool & School Age Care
A ministry
of Shueyville Church 
AGC Program Director:
Maureen Dale Ernst
AGC Assistant Director:
Alison (Ali) Brodsack
AGC Office Phone:
(319) 848-2393
Sunday Regular Schedule

Worship 8:00 a.m.
Fellowship  9:00 a.m.
Worship 9:15 a.m.
Fellowship  10:15 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m.

The Numbers
Last Week's Offering:

Thank you for your gifts.

Sunday's Attendance   
8:00 (41)    9:15 (71)   10:45 (15)

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April Giving Items
Giving items for the month of April are
peanut butter and jelly. Your donations may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity.

Women at the Well
Women at the Well is a United Methodist
congregation which is located within the walls of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville Iowa. We will be attending service with them on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00. We can take up to 10 guests. We currently have 5 who are attending. If you are interested, please contact
Brian Nekola at 319-558-9653.
Swisher Fun Days, July 27-28th
Come be a part of Swisher Days. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and there will be trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Stay and enjoy the amazing food, drinks, music, games and more. There will be lots of activities for the children this year. Mark your calendar and spread the word.
College Care Packages
If you have a son or daughter that would appreciate a finals care package please submit their name, address and school no later than April 22nd to Sue Slattery. There will also be a sign up sheet in Welcome Center of the church. Financial donations to help offset the cost of postage are always appreciated and may be placed in the offering or dropped off at the church.

Notes of Gratitude
Thank you for all who helped cook, clean and promote another successful pancake supper. We had a great group of church and community members who came and enjoyed the food and fellowship. It is a great event that reaches out to our community. This year we went with a free will offering and raised $1350 for the mission projects supported by our church. Not only did we enjoy cooking for you but we also heard some glowing comments. Special thanks to the boy scouts, cub scouts and the youth of our church for helping clean up.
Lawn Mowing Volunteers Needed
Trustees are looking for volunteers to mow grass this spring and summer. If you are looking for a way to support our church and be able to see immediately what you have accomplished, this is a way you can do that. Sign up to mow the church lawn for a week, a couple of weeks, or whatever time you can provide to this need. A sign up sheet will be in the church lobby. Trustees can show you what to mow and how to run the mower. If you are not able to mow, sign up to donate $100 toward hiring a lawn service to mow for you. Contact a trustee if you have questions.
Interested In Music?
I have special pieces of music to complement our traditional worship until the end of June. I invite anyone who sings, plays an instrument, has rhythm and is interested in reinforcing our music, please contact me. 
                                               Pastor Jim


SUMC and Social Media
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Twitter- @shueyvillechrch (notice there is not a "u" in church due to space limitations). Please like and share us with your family and friends. The more exposure we have, the better. 
This Week's Calendar
Item not listed? Please make sure you've contacted Julie with your 2018 meeting schedule.

Sunday, April 15
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m.
Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m. Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
10:15 a.m.
10:45 am. Contemporary Service (FLC)
4:00 p.m. Bear Scouts

Monday, April 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. AGC Board Meeting
6:30 p.m. Scout Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 17
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:30 p.m. Scout Parent Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. 380 Kids and Exit X

Thursday, April 19
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Church office hours
No activities

Friday, April 20
Office Closed
6:00 p.m. Contemporary Practice

Saturday, April 21
Office Closed
No activities

Sunday, April 22
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
10:15 a.m
10:45 am. Contemporary Service in the FLC

Coordinating Our Building Use
Are you needing a place at the church for a committee meeting or event? Please note that ALL scheduling of the building's use must be cleared and scheduled through Julie in the church office. This is not a "permission" issue, but we do need this central location for keeping track of the building's activities (we are thankful to be able to host a growing number of Boy and Girl Scouts this year!). Just drop an email or phone the office (848-7213), so there are no surprises. Thank you!