In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am 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.
Upcoming Events:
Sun, April 24th: SUMC Administrative Council Meeting following worship
Weds, May 4th: Trustees meeting at 7pm
Thurs, May 5th: National Day of Prayer
Sat, May 7th: Men's Group Breakfast at 8am (see below)
Sun, May 8th: Mother’s Day
Sun. May 15th: Covered dish luncheon at SUMC (see below)
Wed, May 18th: Faith & Current Event Discussion Group at 7:00pm in the Scottsville UMC Fellowship Hall. We will be discussing women in Scripture and how our interpretation of the role of women affects women today. Hope you can join us!
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, May 7th at 8am
Breakfast will be provided
ALL MEN of the church are invited to attend for great food & fellowship.
Questions? Call Don (434) 285-1053

Save the Date:
Covered Dish Luncheon at SUMC
following worship on Sunday, May 15th
(Rain date: May 22nd)
Mark Your Calendars Now:
Scottsville United Methodist Church will be hosting a mission Sunday event on Sunday, October 2, 2022, beginning with worship at 11:00 and featuring a Rise Against Hunger packaging event. A light lunch will be provided.

Rise Against Hunger is powering a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies – both natural and man-made. From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and transitioning political situations, food is often the most immediate need.

Our Rise Against Hunger Experience events provide a fun, educational way for groups to literally lend a hand to people facing hunger across the globe. We combine an assembly line process with an educational experience to not only make a huge impact worldwide, but to touch the lives of those in your group.

Rise Against Hunger meals, packed by volunteers, are designed to provide a comprehensive array of micronutrients. Rise Against Hunger meals include enriched rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and 20 essential vitamins and nutrients.

One person can package about 250 meals in two hours. That means we need about fifty people to reach our goal of 10,000 meals.

Our events are perfect for volunteers of all ages – all are welcome and encouraged to join us.

Mission Sunday also will offer alternative activities such as a card writing event for Scottsville town officials, first responders and Hope Beyond the Bars participants.

We will be inviting area churches and community members to participate as well, so invite your friends and neighbors.

Registration is required for the meal packing, so that the Rise staff know we have enough people to get the job done.

We have raised $3,500 of the $4,000 required for supplies to package 10,000 meals for those in need. Prayerfully consider donating towards this goal.

Mark your calendars now and register for meal packing or donate on-line at the link provided below.

For more information on Rise Against Hunger, visit

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 17th
  •  joy for the Easter Egg Hunt and everyone who helped!
  •  joy for Easter!
  • Ginny's sister's boyfriend, Jim, who is undergoing chemo treatments for liver cancer - joy that the lesions are shrinking and continued prayers for him and his treatments
  • Ginny's friend, Barry, who is healing from his throat cancer surgery but who now has been diagnosed with stomach cancer
  • for the Hope Beyond the Bars participants
  • for the Scottsville/Esmont community and our first responders after last week's arson and the deaths on Totier Creek Rd. 
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
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
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.
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