Your Weekly News & Updates
Holy Week at State Street UMC was a Glorious Celebration!
Maundy Thursday: 38 people attended in person, and we had 169 online views as we remembered Jesus’ Last Supper and reflected on his gift of love. Special music by Bryan Underwood, piano, and David Schoeni, cello. Click here to watch the service.
Good Friday: 34 people attended in person to walk through the self-guided meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. Stations were offered by Shannon Love, Vicie Dotson, Helene Denny and Children’s Ministry, David Schoeni and Laura Rasor, Holly and Andy Moore, and Bryan Underwood. Click here for a video tour.
Easter Sunrise: Laura Rasor and David Schoeni put together this offering of the sunrise from the west lawn of the church with additional photos shared by Doug and Susan Murray, Zoi and Jean Slack, and Ruthann Booher. There were 192 online views. Click here to view the service.
Easter Celebration: A total of 140 people shared in the joy of Easter in person at three services, plus 267 online views. Music was provided by the 9:01 Praise Band, handbells, and sanctuary choir. Click here to view the online sanctuary service

Easter hydrangeas helped make the worship spaces beautiful. Click here to see the Easter flower recognitions.

Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Let's Keep the Easter Celebration Going!

Connect with worship this week:

Scripture: John 20:19-31
Sermon: In the Midst of Doubt

+ + +

Sunday Worship In-Person and Online*

9:01 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (901 Praise Band)
11 a.m. in the Sanctuary (Traditional)

Godly Play (a worship experience for ages 4 - 5th grade) is offered during both services.

+ + +

In-Person Options for Small Groups

Sunday Morning Small Groups currently meeting In-person: Children's Sunday School, Youth Sunday School, Young Parents Sunday School, and Open Door Sunday School Class (now both In Person [make a reservation] and on Zoom [available to all].)

For more information about scheduling your small group, click here. If you have questions, call Cheri in the Church Office at 276-669-2101 Ext. #121.
+ + +

Access Online Worship @ SSUMC

  • Church Website: at worship times
  • Facebook: at worship times and anytime afterwards
  • YouTube: at worship times and anytime afterwards on the StateStreetUMC channel
  • Sermon By Phone: call 276-466-1050 to hear the sermon, available Sunday afternoon until the following week's sermon is posted.
Recovery at Bristol
Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary

  • In Person (masks & social distancing) or Live on Facebook
  • Small group in the Chapel following the service (In Person and via Zoom)
  • To-go food boxes
* * * * *
New Recovery Grief Support Group Coming Soon!

Recovery at Bristol is pleased to announce that we are forming a new support group in March 2021 that will focus on grief and loss. This group will meet online via Zoom immediately following the Recovery Praise Service that begins each Thursday at 7 p.m.
It is our hope this group will transition to an in-person group when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. This group will be led by Melissa Wright, LMSW. Melissa is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Bristol and has a focus on grief counseling and brings a great deal of experience. Please see more about Melissa by clicking here.

If you are interested in participating, you will need to sign up by clicking here. By providing your contact information, you will receive the Zoom link each week. This allows us to maintain the confidentiality of participants and the integrity of the group while ensuring the privacy of group members. 
Easter Egg-Citement!

The Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday was such fun! A beautiful day, lots of kids, and abundant treats made for a wonderful event.

Thank you for your generosity!
Family Fun Event:
Bring Your Own Picnic and Sidewalk Chalk

Join us this Sunday, April 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. with your own picnic basket and blanket on the West Lawn. You can bring your own colored chalk, or use the chalk we will provide.
Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Family Activities

  • Wheel Day (bikes, trikes, skates & rollerblades). Sunday, May 16 (time TBD)

  • Outdoor Vacation Bible School for Elementary Kids. Tuesday & Wednesday, June 22-23 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Have a Graduating Student?

If you have a student graduating from high school, trade school, college, or graduate school, we would like to hear from you. We will recognize our graduates on May 16.  Please contact Amy Brown by email at
Spring Garden Preschool

Now enrolling children ages 6 weeks through 5 years for the Summer and Fall 2021 program!

Call 276-466-8505 for more information.
Church Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.