Our weekly digital newsletter
June 3, 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 (27)    9:15 (33)   10:45 (29)

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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.

Summer Sunday School Begins June 3
This Sunday, June 3rd is the first week of Summer Sunday School. In the past 4th and 5th grade have not had classes in the summer, but if you would like to help with the younger kids you are more than welcome to join us. Contact Heather Nekola for more information.

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.
Coming Soon!
Vacation Bible School
Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus

This year VBS will be June 18th-21st with the VBS Program being held on Sunday, June 24th at the 9:15 a.m. service in the Family Life Center. It is always nice to know how many kids will be attending so we can plan accordingly, so please sign up soon. Kids who are finishing 5th grade and older may sign up to help as volunteers. 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 Fruits
Please do not bring dented or unlabeled food. For more information, please contact Heather Nekola at
Elizabeth Uthoff Graduation
Please join our celebration of Elizabeth Uthoff's Prairie High School graduation party, Saturday, June 9th, 5-8:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center at SUMC.  We love our church family and all are welcome
Thank You
I would like to give a shout out to all the teachers who helped make this year's Sunday School a huge success. Thanks to Jennifer Nizolek, Erika Vosmek, Laura Mallicoat, Melanie Ross, Deb Wiethron, Angela Amunson, Lori Winborn, Nicole Franc, Wes Porter, Suzie Johannes, Kelli Robertson, and Brian Nekola. The kiddos had fun and learned tons about the Bible and that Jesus is our rescue. I appreciate each of you and I know the kids do too! If anyone is interested in teaching Sunday School one week a month next school year, please just let me know.

                                                Heather Nekola

Lord's Acre Sale
Our Lord's Acre Sale on September 29th, will feature a live auction, country lunch and other activities. Wears Auction will be conducting the sale and they like to post auction items on their website and social media. Now, we need to start thinking about great auction items. "Items" may include objects, but also events such as dinners, golf outings, fishing trips, vacations, baby sitting etc., or you might like to put together a themed basket. Now is the time to use your imagination and resourcefulness. Live auction items are usually valued at more than $50 and please, no used items. In order to get our auction on the website, items must be submitted by August 1st.
Contact Sandy Less, as soon as you secure any items for the live auction. Stay tuned for more information as we look forward to a day of fellowship, food and fun.
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 3
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 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
7:00 p.m. UM Women

Tuesday, June 5
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
5:30 p.m. Worship Committee

Wednesday,June 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
5:30 p.m.
Choir Practice
6:00 p.m. Exit X

Thursday, June 7
9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Church office hours
6:00 p.m. Nile Dusdieker
6:30 p.m. Trustee Meeting
6:30 p.m. Finance Committee

Friday, June 8
Office Closed
6:00 p.m. Contemporary Rehearsal

Saturday, June 9
Office Closed
5:00 p.m. Uthoff Graduation

Sunday, June 10
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.
Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
10:15 a.m
10:45 am. Contemporary Service in the FLC
6:00 p.m. Venture Scouts

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!