Our weekly digital newsletter
June 17, 2018

The Shueyville Church: Digital Dove
1195 Steeple Ln NE
Swisher, IA 52337

Pastor James: 
Each of Us

Lead Pastor:
James Dotson

Directors of Finance:
Aileen Koch
Janan Berstler

Director of Children's Ministries:
Heather Nekola

Youth Pastor:
Mike Jones

Director of Contemporary Music
JJ Lunsford

Church Secretary:
Julie Perry

All God's Children
Preschool & School Age Care
A ministry
of Shueyville Church 
AGC Program Director:
Maureen Dale Ernst
AGC Assistant Director:
Alison (Ali) Brodsack
AGC Office Phone:
(319) 848-2393
Sunday Regular Schedule

Worship 8:00 a.m.
Fellowship  9:00 a.m.
Worship 9:15 a.m.
Fellowship  10:15 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m.

The Numbers
Last Week's Offering:

Thank you for your gifts.

Sunday's Attendance   
8:00 (39)    9:15 (47)   10:45 (15)

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June Giving Items
Giving items for the month of June are
baby products and diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6. Your donations may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity.

It's Here!!! VBS Kicks Off This Monday
Vacation Bible School
Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus
This year's theme is Shipwrecked- 
Rescued by Jesus
. VBS starts this Monday, June 18-21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. VBS Sunday, will be June 24th at the 9:15 a.m. service in the Family Life Center. Our mission this year will be to support HACAP's Food Reservoir. We will be collecting the following items to donate:
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Grain Crackers and Pasta
  • Brown Rice
  • Canned Tuna and Chicken in Water
  • Canned Vegetables (Low Sodium)
  • Juice
  • Whole Grain Oats and Cereal (Low Sugar)
  • Canned Soup (Low Sodium)
  • Beans and Lentils
  • Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit

Please, no dented or unlabeled food. For more

information, please contact Heather Nekola.

Welcome for Tubaugh's
Blessings SUMC Friends,
July 1st fast approaches us, and we welcome Pastor Brody, Maddie and the twins! We look forward to celebrating with them that Sunday with one service at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the service, a potluck will be held for their family and our congregation. To pull this together, we would appreciate the following help from our members:
  • Set up on Saturday, June 30th at 9:00 a.m. This will entail setting up tables and chairs, putting up decorations, and getting the kitchen prepared as much as possible.
  • Sign up for side dishes and desserts to supplement the generous donation of pulled pork and ham that will be made into sandwiches as our main meat options.
  • Sign up for supplies needed for potluck in addition to food.
  • Sign up to donate for the Tubaugh's Welcome Basket. We will have a list of gift cards that we would like to purchase so their family can explore the area with visits to locale restaurants, ice cream shops, kid friendly activities, etc.
  • Sign up to donate a freezer meal or drop off a meal to the family on specific dates.

The move to Shueyville will take a lot of work for the Tubaugh's and we want to make it as smooth for them as possible. By donating to the potluck or the Welcome Basket, you will be making their lives just a little easier. Please consider helping in one or more ways to create a warm and inviting environment for their family.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to go toward supplies for the potluck OR toward a gift card purchase, please write a check to SUMC and deliver it to the church office. In the memo line of your check please write as to what it should go for. We will make good use of any donations we receive.

Thank you in advance for your help, your caring and your excitement at this time. We have a lot to be thankful for now in our future at SUMC!

Brenda Swanson

Changing of the Guard
On June 24th, we will say goodbye to Pastor Jim Dotson. He came to us in October as our interim minister, but has sung and played his way into all of our hearts. He has helped bring our church from a difficult time into a loving and caring church which embraces diversity. We have come to understand that we don't all need to think alike as long as we worship our One God and Jesus and follow his two greatest commandments: Love God and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. We are asking for you to give a love gift by June 17 as a thanks for all that Pastor Jim has done for our church when we needed strong leadership. Please note on your check Jim Dotson.
This will be a gift and not a tax deductible church contribution. Then come and wish Jim a great future and many thanks for what he has done for this church on the last Sunday in June and join us for cake after each
service in the Family Life Center.

On July 1st, we will welcome our new Pastor, Brody Tubaugh who will be preaching his first sermon at a 10:00 a.m. service held in the sanctuary. This service will be followed by a potluck lunch and a chance for us all to meet Brody and his family. We look forward to a new beginning and would like all the congregation to help welcome him into our church family. You may have noticed that our church offerings have been lower than we have had in the past. If you would like to give an extra gift or start a monthly automatic giving to the church, that would be an awesome way to welcome our new pastor. We look forward to where the Lord will lead Shueyville United Methodist Church and how we can bring his Kingdom into Shueyville and around the world. There will only be ONE service as we welcome our new Pastor and his family. Come and worship with us!!

                                     Jim Hynek SPRC Chairperson
Help Needed Setting Up The Family Life Center
We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to set up the FLC for Sunday Fellowship and services on June 10, 24, July 8, 22 and 29th. This requires setting up table and chairs prior to Fellowship around 9:00 a.m. This can be done on Saturday nights or early Sunday. Please contact Mike Jones or Carol Crisman if you are willing to help.
Swisher Fun Days, July 27-28th
Come be a part of Swisher Days. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28th, and there will be trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Stay and enjoy the amazing food, drinks, music, games and more. There will be lots of activities for the children this year. Mark your calendar and spread the word.
14th Annual Swisher Fire Dept. 5K and Kids Fun Run
  • Saturday July 28-Check-in 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.
  • American Legion Pavilion
  • 5k at 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run to follow at 8:30 a.m.
  • $20 per individual, kids free
  • $10 for T-shirt. Must be registered by July 15th
  • Benefiting Jefferson-Monroe Fire Dept.-Swisher
For more information and to sign  up go to: 
Project Opportunity for one person or small group.
Good weather has everything growing. The outdoor prayer garden on the east side of the sanctuary needs some loving care. Anyone willing to put some time into beautifying this area can contact Rick Less or any trustee. Any amount of time is appreciated or if someone would like to take it on as a summer project, there are many possibilities. Thanks from the Trustees.
AGC Employment Opportunity
All God's Children AGC has two openings for fun loving adults  who are caring, responsible, motivated, who love Jesus and shaping children. Apply on the AGC website at www.kidsloveagc.com
SUMC and Social Media
Facebook-Shueyville Church
Twitter- @shueyvillechrch (notice there is not a "u" in church due to space limitations). Please like and share us with your family and friends. The more exposure we have, the better. 
This Week's Calendar
Item not listed? Please make sure you've contacted Julie with your 2018 meeting schedule.

Sunday, June 17
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m.
Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m. Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
10:15 a.m.
10:45 am. Contemporary Service (FLC)

Monday, June 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. VBS

Tuesday, June 19
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. VBS
7:00 p.m. Church Council

Wednesday,June 20
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. VBS

Thursday, June 21
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Church office hours
6:00 p.m. VBS

Friday, June 22
Office Closed
6:00 p.m. Contemporary Rehearsal

Saturday, June 23
Office Closed
No activities

Sunday, June 24
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
VBS Sunday in the Family Life Center
10:15 a.m
10:45 am. Contemporary Service in the FLC
Coordinating Our Building Use
Are you needing a place at the church for a committee meeting or event? Please note that ALL scheduling of the building's use must be cleared and scheduled through Julie in the church office. This is not a "permission" issue, but we do need this central location for keeping track of the building's activities (we are thankful to be able to host a growing number of Boy and Girl Scouts this year!). Just drop an email or phone the office (848-7213), so there are no surprises. Thank you!