In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC
Due to the substantial spread of Covid in our area, we encourage everyone, even vaccinated individuals, to wear masks in worship.
Mt. Zion and SUMC
will be having services on Sunday, December 26th
led by retired Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Butcher
Pastor Laura will be on vacation Dec. 25-Jan. 1.
In the event of an emergency, please call her cellphone at

The church office will also be closed at this time
Mt. Zion & SUMC will each be making a donation as a church to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to help in their work assisting the survivors of the recent tornadoes. 100% of the money donated goes toward helping survivors. If you want to donate to this, please make your check out to Mt. Zion UMC and write "UMCOR" on the memo line or if you are giving cash, please put "UMCOR" on the outside of your envelope. Thank you!
Helping our Neighbors in Need

Scottsville UMC will be assisting a local Scottsville family, Terrance Agee & Tabitha Hunt, with ties to SUMC following a house fire. Terrance was an active member of SUMC during his teenage years. 
If you would like to make a donation to help this family get back on their feet, mark your donation "Family Assistance" and place it in the offering plate. Please make your donation by January 2nd so we can assist them as soon as possible.
Thank you for your willingness to help our neighbors in need. 

Many of our Reverse Advent items are still needed.
It's not too late for you to bring in items to donate to the Scottsville Bread of Life. If you are not able to find the exact sizes requested, just choose
something close. Every item is appreciated.
A Note of Thanks & Encouragement
Dear Scottsville UMC,
Keep up the great work you are doing sharing the love of Jesus and the gospel with the good people in Scottsville. Your live nativity scene this past Saturday (Dec. 4th) was greatly appreciated.
Debbie & Tim McCrory
Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of December 19th
·       praise for that Frank Herndon has two new grandsons!
·       praise that Emma Schlichting is home for winter break! 
·       praise for our churches and church family!
·       the Agee family as they recover from their house fire
·       Frankie Ward and her family as they mourn the death of her grandson, Joey
·       Ellen Pitts, who is feeling some side effects from her treatments, but praise that she has less than 12 to go
·       Margaret Hughes, who is at Albemarle Health and Rehab
·       Tillie's sister-in-law, Fern Ward, who has covid
·       Tillie's great-niece's mother-in-law, Linda, who has Covid
·       Agnes Johnson, who has fallen a couple of times and has staples in her head
·       the family and friends of Bernard Power, Sr. who died last week
·       Fonda Herring, a relative of Peggy, whose heart is getting weaker
·       Pastor Laura and her family as they mourn the death of her grandmother

The Week of December 12th
·        Praise that Ann Hamner's procedure went well
·        Praise that Ginny's daughter's friend, Eric, is home from the hospital and continued prayers for his recovery
·        Praise that Philip Herndon and his family are healing from Covid and prayers for their continued recovery
·        Ruby Willis, who is home from the hospital. Prayers for her continued healing.
·        Connie's coworker, Angelina, whose cancer is very aggressive and who is undergoing aggressive treatments
·        Family and friends of Arbutus Thacker
·        Family and friends of Sen. Bob Dole
·        All affected by the tornadoes, especially those who mourn the death of loved ones, those who were injured, and those whose homes and businesses were destroyed
The Week of December 5th
·        Joy for the decorations of both sanctuaries!
·        Joy for the Walk to the Nativity and Scottsville festival activities! Big thank you to
everyone for their help and cookies!
·        Joy for Staci's mom’s birthday and for all December birthdays!
·        Jennie Tapscott, who has Covid
·        Jack Hamner who had several tests on Dec. 6th
·        Ann Hamner, who has a procedure on Dec. 13th
·        Ginny Haney's daughter's friend, Eric, who is in the ICU with Covid
·        Connie's coworker, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 
·        the family and friends of Billy Cookenhour, who died
·        David and Rose's daughter-in-law, Emma, who has Covid
·        Bob Warring's friend, Chuck, who is battling cancer while still working
The Week of November 28th
·       Joyce Jarratt, who has vertigo
·       Connie's coworker, who has medical issues and is awaiting test results
·       Madelyn Critzer, as she mourns the death of Jane, her lifelong friend
·       Emma Schlichting, for travel mercies and a good end to her semester
·       Mary Curtis' sister-in-law, Anne Conrad, whose brother Tom died on Sunday
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Joyce Jarratt
  • Tillie Adcock's Family
Our Shut-Ins
  • Margaret Hughes
  • Mary O'Connell
  • Ruby Willis
  • Agnes Johnson
Additional Requests
  • The healing of our nation, physically, socially & spiritually.
  • All afflicted by COVID-19
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry - volunteer & participant list below
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Blessings, Staci
SUMC Monthly Administrative Council Meeting minutes will now be made available through our weekly newsletter. Click the link at the bottom to read or print a PDF copy
of the most recent minutes available.