June 15, 2022

Spring Hill United Church of Christ

Hello Beloved Community!

This past weekend 30 people gathered together for our mid-year retreat. It was a wonderful four hours of community building, fellowship, and information sharing. We talked about things that have been accomplished since January 1 and shared some short term and long-term goals for the future. Each ministry chair shared information about their ministry and opportunities for others to get actively involved in the work of our ministries. Another thing that we did was to share some of the things that we love about SHUCC. That is posted in the lobby, and I encourage you to add your own “loves” to the list when you have an opportunity.

Part of the discussion this past Saturday was about fundraising. As many of you know, in the past we have had rummage sales, a cookie walk, and Christmas Bazaar. These require a great deal of human power and time, and the consensus is that we simply do not have the ability or desire to do these large-scale fundraisers any longer. With that in mind, a fundraising committee is being formed to discuss some fundraising ideas that are much more manageable for us at this time. There have already been some fun ideas shared, so stay tuned for more information about upcoming fundraisers.

As for announcements, there are two things coming up that I would like to remind you about. One is our upcoming Pride Sunday, which is on Sunday, June 26. Our worship service that day will include communion, as many people that will be attending that day have been denied communion in other faith traditions and communities, so we want to provide an opportunity for all to come to the table. You are encouraged to wear a color, or colors, of the rainbow that Sunday. Many invitations have been sent out and I can’t wait to see the beautiful sea of humanity filling our sanctuary that day. I hope you will plan to join us.

Secondly, on July 3, immediately following worship, we will be gathering in Fellowship Hall for a cook-out and indoor picnic to celebrate both Father’s Day and Independence Day. Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be provided. In the lobby you will find a signup sheet for those of you who are able and willing to bring sides, drinks, or desserts. Please stop by and signup when you get a chance.

This Sunday our focus text is John 3:1-12 and I encourage you to read it ahead of Sunday and please join us for Bible Study on Wednesday at either 4:30 or 6 pm for a group discussion about this passage.

I pray that you all have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. You are such a blessing!

Love ya…Mean it!


Hello Church Family,

I’ve decided to only post after the Council on Ministry meets. We met on Sunday with a goal of beginning the budget process for 2023. All Ministry Coordinators presented their “wants” for the new fiscal year as well as their program goals. Our new Stewardship Committee Members were present and include Cindy Cannioto, Kim McHam, and Tom St Clair. They will begin meeting in July to prepare a budget.

Two other issues of note include lawn service and repair of the church sign. Regarding lawn care, council voted to hire a lawn service to mow and trim our campus property. The fee is $650.00 a month beginning in July. For the remainder of the year this will add $3,900.00 to unbudgeted expense. We simply do not have the “people resources” to provide lawn maintenance. The heat is brutal in the summer months, and we have 5 acres of property. Repair of the electronic church sign was discussed, and council voted to not repair the sign at this time. Recently we had a repair man assess the need for repairs and he is the only person we know who does these sign repairs. When he comes up from Clearwater, he charges a fee of $400.00 just for the trip. He has had difficulty finding parts and gave us an estimate of $1,500 to repair the sign currently. The sign has a computer that is 7 years old and will need to replaced soon. We do not have the funds for repair or replacement. Council will revisit this issue later and would like your input. Please take a moment to complete the survey found in this link as soon as possible: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHZ6HDZ

Please feel free to contact me or any member of council if you have questions. We are in the midst of our leaner summer months when income is reduced. We currently have $13,000 to cover expenses to help with this and are trying to be frugal in our spending. We are making every effort to keep you informed. Thank you to our Council and Stewardship Committee for your service.

Please be aware that EVERY effort is being made to have Chance as our full-time pastor in 2023!


Barb Boley

This Friday:






Stories told by people descended from Africa, the cradle of civilization, will be featured in a live United Church of Christ webinar via Zoom on Friday, June 17, at noonFolks can register here


If you would like to view here at Spring Hill UCC, please feel free to come and view as a group on the large sanctuary TV.


The U.S. federal holiday, Juneteenth National Independence Day, is Monday, June 20. It commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Tex., and told enslaved people of their emancipation. That was more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863.


Remembering that day “acknowledges God’s sacred people of African descent,” said the Rev. Velda Love, UCC minister of racial justice and leader of Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice. Hearing real stories from those people, she said, is a way to counteract white supremacist “efforts to suppress the truth of our history.”


Florida Conference members, Rev. Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson and Thaddaeus Elliot join several other storytellers from around the nation.

Welcome New Members

Victoria Ganiere (7/25)

Victoria is originally from Illinois.

She has two daughters, 4 grandchildren, plus 2 great grandchildren. Moved to Spring Hill

in December 2021.

Jim (7/30) & Marion (5/21) Gibson

We were both born in Ohio and have lived in PA, NY, NJ and now in Florida for 9 years. We have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Jim, enjoys golfing and yard work. Marion is an avid reader and active in library book groups, and attempts water-coloring.

Rev. Sandra Mineau (4/17)

As a retired UCSC pastor, church and church family is very important part of my life. I am an avid reader, love birds and butterflies. I seek and work towards peace and justice. Moved to Land O’ Lakes from Rockford at the end of 2021. I thank my mother, grandmother and great grandmother for making me who I am..

John (3/7) & Bonnie 7/16) Paine

Bonnie & John were married in a Congregational Church in 1970. They have 2 children, 17 moves, 7 churches, and 6 grandchildren. We moved to Hudson, Florida in August of 2019 from Bel Air, Maryland.


 Hurricane Season

 The official hurricane season began on June 1st and our emergency plans for family housing are being prepared.  If a storm comes our way, some of our friend/members may need to evacuate their home. If your home is in a safe zone and you can provide housing to one or more persons that may have to evacuate, please sign-up on Sunday or call the church office. Also, please note if you would allows pets in your home.


Hurricane/Disaster Supply Checklist
Hernando County Emergency Management Number is:(352) 754-4083
Pasco County Emergency Number is:(727) 847-2411 
Citrus County Emergency Management Number is:(352) 746-6555

On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, we will be working on the church grounds (mowing grass, pulling weeds, etc.). If you can help out, we would love to have you join us. Our next work day will be June 25th. We will meet at 7:00 a.m.



11:15 a.m. - Sunday in the Spirit Room. 


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Every Wednesday at

4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

in the Spirit room

thru the end of June.


Sunday Attendance Check-In

Please remember to register your attendance each Sunday morning at the Welcome Desk. We strive to keep an accurate attendance each week. 

PLEASE PRAY FOR.... Sherrie Raymond, Scott Harris, Myrtle Helfers, Kathy Scheible, Janet Pruitt, LaRetta Thompson, Sandy Parker, Matthew Browning & family, Del & Susan Fillmore, Jimmy Patton, Beverly Gethen, the Ukranian People, Jennifer Mattson DeGroff, Bernadette, Marion, Annabelle Gibson, Gail, Sue, Betty, United States of America Democracy, Kimberly and Deb.

(If we need to take a name off the Prayer list, please let the office know.)

We recently learned that a past member, Paulette Hess, passed away after a long battle with cancer. We ask that you pray

for her family and friends.


We want everyone to start wearing a nametag.  Do you have one?

If the answer is “No”,

please sign the sheet by nametag rack in hallway

or call the church office at (352) 683-4870.

Click here for June Calendar
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The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry will be open on the first and third Saturdays each month from 9 am - 11 am. The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry ministry helps us reach our hungry, worried and lonely neighbors with a little bit of food, and a whole lot of love. Thank you to all who give food, finances and/or time to this outreach. 


We are in need and greatly appreciate donations for the following:

Cereal / Pasta and sauce / Canned pasta /

Canned fruit / Canned veggies / Peanut butter /

Jelly / Crackers / Canned meat (tuna, chicken etc.) Macaroni and cheese / Rice / Beans / Canned soup, chili, stew, etc.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ - YouTube PAGE
The Sunday worship service will be uploaded to our page each week.


6/17 - Jason Richardson

6/19 - Marcus Ashley

6/21 - Elaine Sammon

6/24 - Jeannie Abbott

6/28 - Dave Boylan

6/30 - Lilly Browning

6/30 - Moe Filkins-Chandler


6/20 - John & Bonnie Paine

Please remember to say Happy Birthday to the above.
If we have missed anyone, please let the office know.


If you would like to have someone added to the

Prayer Chain or be part of the Prayer Chain, please

call Gloria Bulau at 352-686-3312 or send an email to deergloria@tampabay.rr.com. 

Your request will remain confidential.

Bring in your used print cartridges for recycling -
drop box is in narthex!
Please continue to financially support the church with your
tithes and offerings.
If you would like Chance to visit you, please call him at
  • Mondays: 9:00 am -1:00 pm (Chance will be in the office / Marty works from home)
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Marty) / 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Chance)
  • Wednesday: Administrative Day - Office is Closed to outside calls and visits - unless an emergency. We will have a volunteer come in on that day. (9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Marty) /11:00 am - 7:30 pm (Chance)
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Marty) / Chance is off
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Marty and Chance)
Building abundant lives by sharing the LOVE of Jesus.
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No Matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

JESUS didn't reject people, neither do we.

4244 Mariner Blvd.  
Spring Hill, FL 34609
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