In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC
The PRG team has decided through Sunday, March 13, we will be requiring masks for worship. At that time, we will reassess our community conditions and perhaps reach a different decision.
Masks will be available if you forget yours.
If you have any questions or concerns about this decision, please contact:
Staci 286-4736, Janet 286-3853, or Sharon 286-4078 Sandy 286-4204
Upcoming Events:
Weds, March 2nd: Ash Wednesday Service 7pm at SUMC
Thurs, March 3rd: Bible study 7:00-8:30pm in the fellowship hall
Weds, March 9th: Bible study 10:00-11:30am in the fellowship hall
(If you haven't already registered, feel free to purchase a book on your own
through Amazon or just join us for the discussion)
Weds. March 16th: Faith and Current Event Discussion Small Group organizational
meeting at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall (see below)
Mon, March 21st: Coffee with a Cop 8:00-10:00am (see below)
Faith and Current Event Discussion Small Group
This group will examine current events from a faith perspective, using the Bible, tradition, experience, and reason (what is known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral) to guide us. We will have an organizing meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Prayers & Praise of the People
New prayer request: Jack & Ann ask for your prayers as he starts his radiation treatments on March 4th and she continues to try to find answers to treating her autoimmune disease. 
The Week of February 20th
  • Connie gives thanks for her new coworker!
  • Connie gives thanks that her coworker, who has cancer, received news that her tumors are shrinking! Continued prayers for her as she receives two more treatments
  • Connie asks prayers for Austin, the son of another coworker, who is in the ICU after a bad car accident
  • Joyce asks prayers for her son, who has health issues
  • Joyce asks prayers for her grandson, who is struggling
  • Leo from Hope Beyond the Bars asks for prayers for Mrs. Sexton, an inmate advocate, who is having kidney problems
The Week of February 13th
  • praise for Melinda, SUMC's tech person!
  • Ludwig, the Hope Beyond the Bars participants, give thanks for the prayers for his mother. She is now able to feed herself. Continued prayers for her recovery.
  • the family and friends of Amy Shifflett, Keith's friend, who died of Covid
  • John Smith, who is awaiting test results
The Week of February 6th
  • praise for February birthdays!
  • praise for our church!
  • praise for David Herndon, Phillip Herndon, and Ben Hughes for their work on SUMC's attic steps!
  • praise that Lora H. had a good visit with her brother!
  • John Pace's mother, Kate, who is in the hospital
  • Peggy Spradlin, who has Covid
  • Frank Herndon's baby grandson, Hayden, who is recovering from surgery
  • Barry Rutland, who has a tumor in his lower esophagus and will have surgery in early March
  • the mother of Hope Beyond the Bars participant, Ludwig, who is recovering from a stroke
  • the communities of Bridgewater College and Virginia Tech, as they mourn the violence in their communities
The Week of January 30th
  • The family and friends of Fonda Herring, who died last week
  • Ruby Willis
  • Connie and all of those who work in our hospitals
  • The family of SUMC's treasurer, Cindy. Her daughter and grandchildren have tested positive for Covid.
  • The situation between Ukraine and Russia
  • Those adversely affected by the winter storms
  • Ky, the son of Chuck and Kris, who is deployed to Thailand
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


Thelma Proffitt             1st
Justin Critzer                 10th
Madelyn Critzer            10th
Nancy Schlichting         14th
Roger Breeden               18th
Dakota Pullaro              28th
Stay informed:
Thank you for subscribing to our weekly newsletter.

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.