Our weekly digital newsletter
February 11, 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 (35)   9:15 (83)   10:45 (36)

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February Giving Items
Giving items for the month of February
are canned soup with meat for the J Street Apartment Panty. Your donations may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity.
God Loves You
February 14th is Valentine's Day, Youth Night, and Ash Wednesday. Please join us for a lasagna dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by our Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. If you would like to help prepare the dinner, please meet at the church at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th. If you would be willing to bring bars for the meal, please have them at the church by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th. If you have any question, contact Ann Uthoff or Carol Crisman.
Become Involved as a Worship Servant
Communion is an act of Christian worship in which bread and juice are consecrated and shared publicly, as a family, but also intimately, with each of us and Jesus. At Shueyville UMC we offer Communion once a month at each service. The Worship Team is putting together a schedule for serving Communion in the next few months. We have volunteers who prepare the elements (bread and juice), and we are asking for those who would be willing to help serve the bread and juice at each service. Instructions will be provided. Helping to serve Communion is a way to get involved in an important way without a big commitment of time. If you would be interested/willing/honored to help serve Communion anytime in the next few months, please contact Carol Crisman.
Communion Dates:
Feb 4- 8:00, 10:45
March 11- 8:00, 10:45
April 8- 8:00, 10:45 
May 6- 8:00, 9:15, 10:45
June 3- 8:00, 9:15 or 10:45.


Youth Mission Trip Fundraisers
Scratch Cupcakes
Exit X youth are currently taking orders for Scratch Cupcakes. Orders will be taken through February 9th and are expected to be delivered on March 3rd. There are many varieties to choose from, vegan included. For more information contact Mike Jones.

Pizza Fellowship Night
Join us Wednesday, February 21st, 5:30 - 8:00 for a night of fellowship and dinner sponsored by Maddi B's Pizza. In addition to dinner, there will be door prizes, a silent auction and a band for your entertainment. We are fortunate to have Kava House, Ironside Apparel, Metro
Harley Davidson and Sparrows A Penny providing the door prizes. Carry outs will also be available and more information will be coming soon.
Audio Visual Training
SUMC has recently upgraded our audio/visual equipment and will provide training on how to use it Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. It is required that anyone using this equipment must take this training. If you cannot attend at this time, please contact Mike Jones to set up a training.
Coffee and Conversation
Hearts and Puzzles
February 13th, 10:00 a.m.
Come make a little Valentine Basket perfect for one secret note or one small blossom. Make one for your friend, your sweetheart, or just yourself, cause everyone needs a little love in the cold of February. Don't feel crafty, settle in for a little conversation over the jigsaw puzzle.
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 2018 meeting schedule.

Sunday, February 11
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)
3:30 p.m. Webelos II
6:00 p.m. Venture Scouts

Monday, February 12
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. SPRC
7:00 p.m. Scout Troop 37

Tuesday, February 13
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. Tiger Scouts
6:30 p.m. Finance Committee

Wednesday, February 14
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. 380 Kids and Exit X -(6:00 Lasagna Dinner -7:00 Ash Wednesday Service)

Thursday, February 15
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Church office hours
No activities

Friday, February 16
Office Closed
No activities

Saturday, February 17
Office Closed
No activities

Sunday, February 18
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
4:00 p.m. Bear Scouts

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!