June 14, 2017
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Dear SUMC Family,
Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation for this past Sunday's reception. We would also like to thank you for the generous love offering and the many expressions of love and kindness you shared with us. We will treasure the cards and momentos from our time together for many years to come!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
Brian Clark and family

To hear the  Sermon from 
Sunday,  July 4, 2017

A Key for Life and Ministry
  Dr. Brian Clark

Gospel Challenge:
Join others in praying for a revival of God's works in out time.

To hear the Sermon from 
Sunday, July 11, 2017

Brian's Top Ten List
  Dr. Brian Clark

Gospel Challenge:
Love others to Jesus.

7:00 pm

In the Chapel at 
Simpsonwood Park!

Please join us there!!
Park ONLY in designated parking.



Rachel Havens, this year's Missions intern, is managing the Smart Lunch Smart Kid
outreach with Action Ministries.  

Check your calendars and SignUp NOW by clicking here to serve our neighbors this Summer.  You can make a difference in our community.

#summeratsimpsonwood #simpsonwoodinservice

If you would like to serve as a Prayer partner for any of our upcoming trips, please contact Wendy at wendydwillis@gmail.com.

Buildings & Grounds Director
Position Available
Buildings and Grounds Director position available for Simpsonwood United Methodist Church. Position includes responsibilities for overseeing campus maintenance. This includes hands on maintenance of campus buildings and equipment as well as directing repairs for larger maintenance jobs. This is a full time position. 
Email resume to: lromarion@simpsonwoodumc.org

Summer Women's Bible Study

Sim psonwood UMC
Building C - F110/111
June 6- July 25 * Cost $20
Register by email or call the church office.
Tuesday Mornings : 10:00-12:00 * Leader: Zanese Duncan *
zanese@gmail.com * Nursery available
Tuesday Evenings : 7:30-9:30 * Leader: Amy Coffee *

If you would like to learn more
 about our
 music ministry at Simpsonwood UMC please contact:
Director of Worship Ministry

Children's Ministry

10,000 Canned Goods!! - Summer Canned Good Challenge for the Norcross Cooperative Ministries:
We might be crazy, but our goal is to raise 10,000 canned goods before the end of the summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have already collected over 1,000 canned goods!!! We are asking everybody to help with this goal (i.e. Families, Sunday School Classes, Children's/Youth Church Groups, Sports Teams, etc.)!!! All canned goods will be donated to the Norcross Coop. Canned Goods can be brought to the Sanctuary or to the main officesin Building B. We are collecting everything: vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pasta, etc.
Summer Sunday School (June 4th - July 30th):
We are offering 3 classes during the summer. However, we need your help to make this happen. Please click on the links to see where you can sign up to volunteer.
  •  3 & 4 Year Olds (Led by Cyndi Fellman & Linda Poland); Meet in Room #B100.
  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade (Led by Brenda Banks); Meet in Room #B105. Click here to volunteer.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade (Led by Bryan Coats); Meet in Room #B205. Click here to volunteer.
Vacation Bible School (July 17 - 21): - We Are Nearly Full
Don't miss out!! For one week every summer, children from age 4 through completed 5th Grade come to the church to enjoy a fun time of learning. The dates for 2017 are July 17 - 21; 9:30am - 12:30pm each day. Ages: (4 years old as of 9/1/2017) through completed 5th Grade only. Registration has started.  Click here for form. Registration ends Thursday, July 15th. 
Your friend in Christ,

Director of Children's Ministry

Youth News this Week

Friday, June 15 ... We will host a send-off luncheon for our Honduran Youth Missionaries.
Sunday, June 18 ... We will have a special 'Fathers Day' Sunday School at 9:00am.
Tuesday, June 20 ... We will build bagged lunches for 'Smart Lunch, Smart Kid' at 10:30am.
Wednesday, June 21 ... ESCAPE ROOM (leaving at an adjusted time of 6:45pm.)
Please visit their website if you have any questions - https://breakoutgames.com/atlanta/
They have a WAIVER to fill out.
If we have less than 8 people total, we will all play 'Island Escape' together.
If we have between 8-16 people, we will split the group & also play 'Operation: Casino'.
You must sign-up in advance because we must pay in advance ($25 each) to hold the rooms.
Make sure to click on our blog.

Upcoming Event:
*7/9-14: Summer Mission Trip to Western Carolina

Need to sign up NOW   click here to sign up on line
Click the "pay online" button (mobile view need to scroll down)
Trip info:
July 9-14, 2017
All current 6th to 12th grade youth and their friends
$375.00 cost for trip

Service Spotlight
*JULY 6 - SafeHouse Outreach
*Help in the Youth Department: contact Michelle  at  mwehrheim@simpsonwoodumc.org
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9 NIV
You can follow Youth on Instagram @simpsonwoodyouth to see pictures & get reminders. 

Director of Student Ministries

Detailed information on above events can be found in our weekly email sent out on Mondays or contact our youth office at 770-441-2181.
Visit our web site - www.simpsonwoodyouth.org to sign up for our email if you are not already receiving them.


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Limited spaces available in our summer camps.
Have a safe and happy summer!!


Don't forget to register for summer camp!!


Limited openings for SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018!
Register Now!!


Sally H. Katz
Director, Simpsonwood Preschool
Voted one of the top preschools for 2016 by Inside Gwinnett Magazine


SUMC Circle Meetings 

JOY Circle
Second Tuesday of Every Month 
(Except June, July, August)

We welcome Mary Mason-Heinzmann as the new Joy Circle Leader with Barb Baumgarth continuing as communications angel. Barb, you are a saint. It has been a joy to shepherd this circle over the past four  years. Looking forward to supporting Mary. See you September 12th.

JOY Circle Leader:

Friendship Circle
First Wednesday of Every Month 
(Except June, July, August) 

We will meet again at the end of the summer. 
Info to follow.

Friendship Circle Leader:

Grace Circle
Various Tuesdays of Every Month 
(Except June, July, August)

We will meet again at the end of the summer. 
Info to follow.

Grace Circle Leader:

Grace Circle Membership:

Circle of Peace
First and Third Wednesdays of the Month
(Except June, July)

We will meet again at the end of the summer.
Info to follow. 

Circle of Peace Leader:
Men of Simpsonwood UMC

If you would like to become involved with our active and involved SUMC Men's Group please contact me. 
In His Service,

LIFE Group
LIFE Now has its own 
Facebook page!!
Like us on Facebook

Click the icon to see the page!!

A Ministry for Empty Nesters and Active Adults of All Ages.

Save the date.....upcoming L.I.F.E. events......
  • July 13 (Thursday) Chance to give back - we will be working at the Norcross Co-op/GA Dept of Labor Job Fair at the First UMC Norcross on Beaver Ruin...We need parking lot attendants as well as those who can work inside.  Sign up with Barb - Starts at 9 am (bbaumgarth@aol.com)
  • July 15 (Saturday) SUMC Family Life Center Gym - Line dancing and pizza - instructor will be there!! 
    Join SUMC LIFE Group for a fun night at the FLC Gym on Saturday, July 15 at 5 PM for Line Dancing (instructor will be leading us).  Pizza Party starts at 6:30 PM.  Line Dancing is free and a donation will be collected to pay for the Pizza.  Be sure to wear tennis shoes or soft soled shoes (we will be on the gym floor).  This sounds like a lot of fun!!
    Get your reservations to me - BBaumgarth@aol.com - by July 2nd so we can plan accordingly.  Please don't wait until the last minute to get your reservations in...we need to plan and let the line dance instructor know how many will be there!
  • July 22 (Saturday) GWINNETT BRAVES GAME
    The LIFE group has scheduled our annual trip to a Gwinnett Braves baseball game on Saturday, July 22nd. The game begins at 6:05 pm and will be played against the Indianapolis Indians. Each attendee in our group will receive a free Gwinnett Braves hat! If you are among the first 2500 in attendance, you will also receive a free Phil Niekro bobblehead!
    Tickets are only $11 each. You must make your reservation with Lee Wright (fanofnoles@comcast.net or 770-441-0330) by JUNE 25TH and pay for your ticket by that date also!! Checks should be made payable to SUMC and indicate LIFE GWINNETT Braves in the reference line.
    When you make reservations, please indicate whether you want to ride the bus (space permitting) or will meet us at the park. Departure time for the bus will be announced closer to July 22nd.
    Join us as we go out to the ballgame!
  • August 19 (Saturday) LIFE Annual Low Country Boil - more information soon (5-9 PM) 
  • August 24 (Thursday) Braselton - MAYFIELD DAIRY TOUR (9am-2 pm) August 24 -- tour the Mayfield Dairy in Braselton.  We will be leaving the church at 9 AM for the 11 AM Tour.  Lunch TBA -- this is free but you must turn in your reservation by August 1st!
  • September 30 (Saturday) Sundaes on Saturday - Make your own Sundae and game night in the FLC in the Holy Rock CafĂ© (5 - 9 PM)
  • October 28 (Saturday) - Delta Museum Tour @ Hartsfield Jackson - Bus leaves at 9 am.  More info soon.
Tuesday, July 18:
NCM Linen Sorting: If you would like to go call or email Pam Reilly at 770-242-6579 or  pwrjr@aol.com

If you have questions or want to make a reservation, please contact me.  Thanks, Barb 
3095 Orchard Ridge Circle, Duluth, GA 30096
If you mail me a check or put one in the mailbox at church, please let me know.

Please make certain that you add me to your email list so you will get my emails.    Thanks, Barb    BBaumgarth@aol.com

Click here for a brochure with more information about LIFE Ministry.

If you would like any information about the LIFE events please contact Barb Baumgarth or Richard Hamrick.

Mission Opportunities
Mission Opportunities for June 2017 
SUMC Parents & kids over 12 yrs old 

Come volunteer with us at Foster Care Support Foundation Distribution Center on : 
Thursday June 22nd 9:30am -12:30pm &
 Thursday July 6th 9:30am -12:30pm

FCSF serves a vital and growing need throughout Georgia by providing free clothing, infant equipment and developmental toys to thousands of children in foster and relative care. At the distribution center, we'll organize clothing, toys, and select outfits to mail to Georgia foster children.

Directions to the FCSF Distribution and Donation Center    115 Mansell Place, Roswell, Georgia 30076

Contact Melissa Clary @ Melissaclary5@gmail.com 
by 6/19 & 7/3 to sign-up / ask questions.

FCSF   welcomes your donations of: new infant socks, teen socks, teen under ware, school supplies, diapers.  Gently used items such as children's and teen clothing, shoes, books, toys, infant equipment, bikes, strollers.

Dear Members,
This article from InTouch Ministries tells a good picture and story of the work Reed Skinner does in FHK.  I wish I could explain as well as this does, soooo....

Yes, he's my son, but he is a man of God and on loan to so many.
God Bless,

Reed Skinner will be speaking in our church service on July 16th. Come hear him speak on all the wonderful things going on in Honduras.

2017 Honduras Village Trip
Our mission village:  June 17-24, 2017
  • For ages 16 and older (by August 31, 2017)
Simpsonwood Honduras Team Coordinator:   
HOI Executive Director & Simpsonwood Team Leader:  Laurie Willing
Simpsonwood Member Team Leader:  Keith Willing  keith@vista-caribe.com 
Cell: 678-296-8446
Staff Coordinator:  Wendy Willis   wwillis@simpsonwoodumc.org   
Cell: 678-697-3601
2017 Trip Date: June 17th - June 24th Las Trojas

First Thursday 
of Every Month
  July 6
August 3
September 7

We could really use a few more volunteers on  Thursday nights. 
If you can join us please let me know!!
Various ways you can offer  serving support:
  • Bake Cookies, brown chicken and cook rice the Thursday morning of at 9am
  • Prepare casseroles and salad  - Thursday at 1pm
  • Pack and load church van   -  Thursday at 4:30pm
  • Drive the Van   -  Thursday at 5
  • Participate at Safehouse ( package the food, interact with the visitors, deliver the message / scripture )
    • Meet at church by 5pm to carpool / ride in the van
    • Meet at Safehouse by 6:15pm
  • Deliver the message  
  • Music
  Contact  Scott Adams for more information. 

The Good Samaritan Health Center is a Christian-based charity in downtown Norcross (5949 Buford Hwy.).  It desperately needs volunteer dentists and dental technicians. Since moving into their new facility, they have added six dental chairs and have been overwhelmed with demand for dental services from their uninsured patients. Currently, over three hundred individuals are waiting six weeks for an appointment. If you can help, please contact Gary Czajkowski, liaison for this charity, or Greg Lang, director of Good Sam.
Gary - 770-449-7369  garycz@bellsouth.net
Greg - 678-280-6630  greg.lang@goodsamgwinnett.org
HOPE Ministry.........
SUMC's ONLY home-grown ministry!!

HOPE Ministry Families needs:
1 Queen Size bed with mattress

We are looking for lots of mentors for the 16 kids we sponsor. All ages, boys and girls. If you would like to get involved in our mentoring program contact Jann Roeder. God honors us when we love the children.

Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!!

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." (Luke 4:18, 19 NKJV)
Please let
Jann Roeder know if you would like to become 
more involved with HOPE Ministry.
There are always fun and exciting ways to be HIS hands and feet.
More Opportunities
Yoga @ Simpsonwood 

Please join us for Yoga in the FLC gym, every Thursday at 9:30 AM.    We practice yoga because it is essential for everyone to become the best caretakers we can be of the body, mind and spirit given to us by a loving Creator. Learning yoga poses is non-competitive, yet challenging as each person discovers places within themselves that are in need of balance and expansion.
In practicing yoga, we are:
  • Using our bodies to stretch and open
  • Using our minds to become aware of our potentials and our limits
  • Using our spirits to recognize and acknowledge the Divine source of our lives
Some benefits of yoga are:
  • We learn to value all aspects of our being
  • We find enhanced healthfulness
  • We cultivate peace in the midst of our non-stop stress-filled lives
PLEASE JOIN US and it's only $10 per session.
The next six week session would include the following dates:
May 18 and 25
June 1, 8, 15 and 22

We will meet in the Gym of the Family Life Center except on June 1 and 15. On these two days we will meet in Room 110/111 in the Family Life Center.

Thursdays at 9:30am
The cost is $50 for 6 weeks, $10 to drop into single classes.  

Even if you haven't joined us before, newcomers are welcome! 

Located in the gym in Family Life Center.

Thank you,
Jill Knueppel, LMT, MDiv, APP, RYT 
(pictured left)
Ga MT 000378

Jann Roeder
Simpsonwood United Methodist Church