In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC

April 15 at 7:00pm
Good Friday Service
at Scottsville UMC
SUMC will follow the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels
to determine on a weekly basis if masking will be required. (See links below)
Watch for emails to be sent every Friday morning indicating the mask requirements for Sunday Worship.
Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday:
Help get the word out:

Share the flyer on your Facebook page.

Print a PDF copy to display at work.

Upcoming Events:
Weds, April 13th: Bible study 10:00-11:30am in the SUMC fellowship hall
Fri, April 15th: Good Friday Service 7:00pm at SUMC
Sat, April 16th: BLAST Easter Egg Hunt 10am at Mt. Zion (See the link above to
register to donate or volunteer)
Sun, April 17th: Easter Sunrise Service - Mt. Zion UMC at 6:30am with a light breakfast to follow
Sun, April 17th: Easter Traditional Service - Scottsville UMC at 11:00am
Community Events & Job Opportunity
Every time it rains, fertilizers, herbicides, bacteria from pet waste, and chemicals flow from our properties into local waterways. Using rain barrels or other rainwater harvesting systems, are simple and often inexpensive ways to help reduce the amount of stormwater and nonpoint source pollution leaving your property. By installing one rain barrel, the average homeowner can collect over 2,500 gallons of water per year!

The James River Association is offering rain barrel workshops at our Scottsville Field Office, 531 Valley Street, Scottsville, VA 24590 on April 21, 2022.

How do I get a rain barrel?
Step 1: Register for a rain barrel workshop by completing this form and paying the $35 per barrel fee.
Step 2: Visit the James River Association's Scottsville Office on April 21 (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm) to pick up your 55-gallon drum and RainRecycle assembly kit.
Step 3: If you need to learn how to assemble and install your rain barrel from James River Association staff members, join us for a workshop at 5:00 pm on April 21st.

**IMPORTANT** You MUST have a vehicle capable of bringing the rain barrel(s) home with you! Dimensions of each barrel are 22.5" x 33.5"

Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of April 10th
  • Sharon Wormser & family as they mourn the death of her mother on April 5th
  • Agnes, who is at the Laurels in room 311, rehabbing after breaking her arm
  • Harvey, who injured his rib
  • Joyce, who has a difficult week at work
  • for the police, the victims of gas siphoning, and for the safety of all in the Esmont/Route 6 area
The Week of April 3rd
  • Agnes is back in the hospital with a broken arm. Continued prayers for healing.
  • joy that Frankie is home from rehab and continued prayers for healing. Frankie gives thanks for all of the prayers!
  • Bob's mother, Marcia, who has had unexplained falls this week
  • Hope Beyond the Bars participant Tabitha - for her and her kids to stay strong in the faith and for her dad, who has dialysis three times a week
The Week of March 27th
  • joy that Marion was back in worship!
  • joy that Chuck and Kris' son returned from his deployment to Thailand
  • joy that Barry Rutland's surgery for throat cancer went well, but prayers for a difficult recovery
  • Bev Baber, whose sister-in-law, Lynda, died
  • Jack Hamner, who has begun his treatments
  • Mary O'Connell, whose dementia is rapidly progressing, and her family
  • Ruth Jackson, whose bladder cancer has returned
  • Chuck and Kris' daughter's friend, who is struggling with mental illness
  • L.E. Rhodes, who has cancer
  • Eddie Baber, a woodworker who lost all of his supplies in a shed fire
  • Martha's friend, Mike Smithers, who had 2 heart attacks this past week
  • Mike Sheets, who has been diagnosed with leukemia
The Week of March 20th
  • joy that Randy H.'s oldest son got a good interest rate!
  • Randy's youngest son, who is having a tough time with finding employment
  • the family and friends of Cecil Lamb, who died last Monday
  • Chuck and his coworker who are having difficult time professionally
  • Tillie's nephew, Thomas Tooley, who is at UVA with heart issues
Long Term Requests
  • Raymond Bunch, the husband of Katherine D.'s niece, who is deployed to Africa
  • Ky, the son of Chuck and Kris, who is deployed to Thailand
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Joyce Jarratt
Our Shut-Ins
Margaret Hughes, Mary O'Connell, Ruby Willis, and Agnes Johnson
Additional Requests
  • The healing of our nation, physically, socially & spiritually.
  • All afflicted by COVID-19
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry - volunteers & participants


Michael Wynnyk 10th
Beverly Baber 15th
Interested in Learning More About a New District?
The Charlottesville and Richmond Districts have been working on a plan to join the two districts pending the vote at Annual Conference. The bi-district will feature two foci: 1) a simplified leadership structure, and 2) a cluster leader program. We are hosting four town halls in order to share information about the plan and provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions.

Please make plans to attend one (or more) of the town halls:
Thurs. Apr. 28, 7pm - via Zoom
Sun. May 1, 3pm - in-person at Zion UMC, 1674 Zion Road, Troy, VA 22974
Thurs. May 5, 7pm - in-person at Ginter Park UMC, 1010 W Laburnum Ave, Richmond

For more information and to register, please visit the Richmond District website.
Podcast, blog share historical, missional connection between Ukraine, Russian and the UMC
Do you fully understand the historical and missional connection between Russia and Ukraine? Members of the VAUMC with experience and knowledge in that region joined the Rev. Seungsoo "RJ" Jun, associate director of Serving Ministries, on the podcast VAUMC Conversations to help the conference better understand the reason for the war and how we can help in a time of crisis. Listen to the full episode on the conference websiteSpotify, or Apple.
A brief blog overview of the episode is also available. Read more...

Financial Aid to Ukraine
The best way to provide financial support the people of Ukraine is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. - - Please note that while the headline of this Advance Special Giving is Russia and Belarus, the funds designated for Ukraine will go 100% to support Ukraine and the work of the Ukrainian UMCs. The United Methodist Church has mission-founded congregations in both Ukraine and Russia, some from the pre-Soviet period and others dating from post-Soviet years. Both countries are geographically within the Eurasia Episcopal Area and relate to the United Methodist central conferences of Europe. Bishop Eduard Khegay, the resident episcopal leader in Eurasia, is based in Moscow.
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Blessings, Staci