Our weekly digital newsletter
August 13, 2017

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

Pastor Craig: 
Each of Us

Lead Pastor:
Craig Peters

Director of Operations:
Mark Steffens

Directors of Finance:
Aileen Koch
Janan Berstler

Director of Children's Ministries:
Heather Nekola

Youth Pastor:
Mike Jones

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:

$6,760   Total
Thank you for your gifts.

Sunday's Attendance 
8:00 (60)   9:15 (73)  10:45 (44)

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August Giving Items
Giving items for the month of August are peanut butter or jelly for the J Street Apartment Food Pantry. Your donation may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity.

Mission Meeting
Are you interested in Missions at
SUMC? Our next Missions meeting is
Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 106. Please contact Brian Nekola if you any questions.

Lord's Acre Sale
Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shop our Indoor Market!
**The Narthex and Lobby will be set up to
sell  homemade crafts, foods, art and misc. items**

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chicken Noodle Soup Lunch!
**Awesome sides and desserts available too!**

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Live Auction with Wears Auctioneering!

Kids Activities, Live Music and Bake Sale!!!
We want you to be a part of our 70th!!

**Volunteer to help the day of the sale - sign ups to follow soon

**If you have a special talent (knitting, canning, painting, etc) donate some of your work to the market! Lots to choose from!

**If you are a business owner, consider donating products that can help benefit the fundraiser AND get your name out there!

**Get involved to meet new friends, to help our church community and glorify the Lord for all that we have been given!

Contact Brenda Swanson for donations, volunteer information or with questions at 319-213-5804 or shueyfamily4@yahoo.com
Grape Picking Fundraiser
This is an amazing fundraiser that yes,
is work, but also lots of fun and surprisingly enough, goes quite quickly. The more volunteers, the faster it will go. Although three dates have been set aside for picking (due to not knowing
when the grapes will be ripe to pick) we will pick on one day only. There will be three sign up sheets in the Welcome Center. One for each of the dates, August 26th, September 2nd and September 9th, all of which are Saturdays. Please sign up for as many as you would be available for. Lunch will be provided and we look forward to seeing you and spending time with our church family.
Notes of Gratitude
I would like to thank Pastor Craig and our wonderful church family who gave their love and support after the passing of Gae. Also a big thanks to the UM Women who prepared the lunch and helped with the family.

                                                    John Castek Family
Garden Produce Is Ready!
Please stop in the Welcome Center and check out the produce from the youth garden. The vegetables are picked daily so check back often. Proceeds from the garden go toward the purchase of children's bibles.
380 Kids
It's time to register for 380 Kids Sunday School and Wednesday night program for the 2017-2018 school year. Please go to the SUMC website Children's Ministry tab and click the registration link at the bottom of the page. The link is also on the 380 Kids Facebook page. There will not be Sunday School on August 27th or
September 3rd. Sunday School will begin on September 10th with the Wednesday night program beginning on September 13th. The Wednesday night schedule calendar is listed on the website. If you have any questions, you may contact Heather Nekola at
319-848-7212 or at hnekola@shueyvillechurch.org
AGC Employment Opportunities
All God's Children AGC is looking to fill two positions.
  • 3-4 year old teacher's assistant. This is a full time position that runs through the school year.
  • Part time child care assistant. This is a part time position that runs year round

If you are interested or know someone who would be interested, please contact Maureen Dale Ernst at


SUMC and Social Media
Facebook-Shueyville Church
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 2017 meeting schedule.

Sunday, August 13
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:15 a.m. Boston Baptism
10:15 am. Fellowship
10:45 am. Contemporary Worship in the FLC
6:00 p.m. Venture Scouts

Monday, August 14
9 a.m-4 p.m. Church office hours
7:00 p.m. SPRC
7:00 p.m. Troop 37

Tuesday, August 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:30 p.m. Finance Meeting

Wednesday, August 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. Exit X

Thursday, August 17
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Church office hours
7:00 p.m. Missions Meeting

Friday, August 18
Office Closed
No activities

Saturday, August 19
Office Closed
5:00 p.m. Uthoff Private Party

Sunday, August 20
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m.
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Fellowship
9:15 a.m.
Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
10:15 am. Fellowship
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!