Our weekly digital newsletter
November 24, 2019

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

Pastor Brody 
Each of Us

Lead Pastor:
Brody Tubaugh

Director of Finance:
Janan Berstler

Director of Children's Ministries:
Heather Nekola

Youth Pastor:
Mike Jones

Church Secretary:
Julie Perry

All God's Children
Preschool & School Age Care
A ministry
of Shueyville Church 
AGC Program Director:
Alison (Ali) Huebner
AGC Assistant Director:
Brooke Weber
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.

Sunday's Attendance 

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November Giving Items 
Thanksgiving Baskets
November donations are now being accepted for Thanksgiving Baskets until November 24th. Non-perishable items are welcome as well as cash donations for the purchase of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables. Please make checks payable to SUMC and put Thanksgiving Baskets in the memo of your check. Your donations may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity.
Office Closed
Just a reminder the church office will
be closed Wednesday and Thursday,
November 27th and 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Schedule Notices
380 Kids and Exit X
380 Kids and Exit X will not meet on
Wednesday, November 27th. They will resume on Wednesday, December 4th.

Just a Reminder...
The church office, 380 Kids, Exit X and other activities at SUMC follow College Community School District decisions regarding inclement weather. SUMC weather decisions will be posted on both KCRG Channel 9 and SUMC's website.
Advent Season
Advent Season is upon us and there
are opportunities to be Ushers, Advent Readers and Musicians during this holy season. Advent begins on Sunday,
December 1st, continues the 8th, 15th, and 22nd with services at 8:00, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. There is also a service on December 23rd at 7:00 p.m. and Christmas Eve services will be at 3:30, 5:30 and 9:00 p.m. If you are interested in serving contact the following:
Ushers -
Kathryn Birky
Carol Crisman

Singers of Special Music -
Kathryn Birky
Pastor Brody 

Advent Readers/Candle Lighters-
Ann Uthoff 
Carol Crisman 
Pastor Brody

A script and instructions will be provided prior to your participation. This is a wonderful opportunity to do something special for our church and celebrate the season in a meaningful way. Please consider reaching out and helping out.
Children's Christmas Programs
Save the date of December 22nd during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service for our Children's Christmas Program. 
The first Sunday of Advent is December 1st. We will be taking down our Autumn d├ęcor and putting up Christmas at the church on Tuesday , November 26th at 3:00 and will continue on the 30th at 1:00 if need be. If you are interested, please join us even for a 1/2 hour.
Tanager Place Angel Tree
Thanks to the generosity of those here at SUMC, all the tags on the Angel Tree have been taken. Please remember to put the gifts in a gift bag or box if the gift is breakable and not to wrap with gift wrap. Bring the gifts to the church by Sunday, December 8th and again, thank you for your generous support.
Advent Small Group Guide
December can be a busy month, but a busy schedule doesn't have to control you! Schedule in some time to spend with your church family by joining in a book study. We all need more peace, hope, love, and joy found in Christ.

First, order the book Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience. The United Methodist Publishing House has it for sale on Cokesbury.com for $11.50.

Second, pick a group from the list below and show up with the first two chapters read (if you have the chance). Please email the leader of the group so they can be properly prepared.

You may want to reach out to some friends and start your own Advent group meeting. Please do so! Let Pastor Brody know so he can keep count of how many are involved and support you in any way possible.

Last, be sure to come to worship on Sundays, as the sermon series will follow this study.

* December 8th and 22nd, 1:00 p.m. at SUMC 
  Carol Crisman

* December 10th at 7:00 p.m. and December 19th at
  9:00 am.
  Joe and Renee Hanrahan

* December 15th and 22nd, 12:00 p.m. at SUMC.
  Mary Bryan

* Be on the lookout for another gathering 
  with Rocky and Cindy Bennett
Blessing Bags
This Advent we are going to spread hope, and Blessing Bags is one way we can do so. As we prepare for the coming of Christ, we are to help take care of one another. Loving our neighbor has no boundaries, so we are going to prepare Blessing Bags to be able to hand to people in need.

Each week, please bring some of the items below if you are able. We will then have the youth and any other volunteers put the bags together on Wednesday, December 18th and everyone can take one after worship on Sunday, December 22nd and share it with someone you encounter who might need it.

12/1: socks, gloves, hats
12/8: granola bars, juice pouches
12/15: hand warmers, hand lotion, lip balm, travel sized tissues
Notes of Gratitude
All God's Children would like to thank Mary Bryan for her years of service on our board. As a church member she has brought great insight from one end of the church building to the next. We appreciate all the input, thoughts and prayers
she has given AGC and she will be missed.
SUMC Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
Please join us Sunday, November 24th, 4:00 p.m. at SUMC for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and soup supper to follow. We join up with Ely Presbyterian Church and Ely Lutheran Church for a few services each year. It is fun to come together for fellowship and to worship Jesus together. If you would be willing to help with this event, please talk to Pastor Brody and he will point you in the right direction.
Mature Active Super Seniors
Thanksgiving Brunch
MASS Thanksgiving Brunch is on Friday, November 22nd at the church from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and food will be provided. Please bring a non-perishable item to share in Thanksgiving Baskets. Come for warm fellowship and grateful hearts. Thanks be to God!
College Care Packages
Pastor Brody recently preached about how each of us are fans of each other in the church and we should cheer each other on. What better way of doing this for the young adults of our church than to send them college care packages just prior to their finals wees. If you have a son or daughter that would appreciate a college care package then please submit their name, address and school to Sue Slattery no later than Sunday, December 1st. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center of the church. Financial donations to help off set the cost of the postage are always appreciated and may be placed in the offering or dropped off in the church office.
Christmas Caroling
Help spread Christmas joy through music and fellowship on Sunday, December 1st for Christmas Caroling. We will meet at the church at 3:00 p.m. and music will be provided. Bring your holiday sparkle as we travel the neighborhood to entertain our older members with carols of our Savior's birth! Potluck to follow at the church. Make a joyful noise!
Pajama Day!
SUMC staff joined AGC
for pajama day

Prairie High School 
Grab and Go Pantry
Prairie High School Grab and Go Pantry is always in need of snacks for their students. As a way to help, SUMC is asking for your help by donations of granola bars, fruit snacks, cereal bars, cheese crackers, etc. There is a blue tote in the lobby near the UMW corner for donation items. Collections will be accepted now through April.
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 2019 meeting schedule.

Sunday, November 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. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. Fellowship
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service in the FLC
4:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

Monday, November 25
9 a.m-4 p.m. Church office hours
7:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 37

Tuesday, November 26
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
No activities

Wednesday, November 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office closed
4:30 p.m. Private Party

Thursday, November 28
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office closed
7:00 p.m. Private Party

Friday, November 29
Office Closed
10:00 a.m. Private Party

Saturday, November 30
Office Closed
No activities

Sunday, December 1
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. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
10:15 a.m Fellowship
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service in the FLC
12:30 p.m. Private Party
3:00 p.m. Caroling and Potluck
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!