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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Worship At A Glance

Early Traditional Service Music Preview

What Can We Give to the King?

Maggie Moore, solo


Mary, Did You Know?

Noelle Treece, solo


Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Hymn of Promise

Late Traditional Service Music Preview

Sing We Now of Christmas/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Kevin Vogelsang, clarinet

Anchor Worship Service

King of Kings

O Come Let Us Adore Him

A Thousand Hallelujahs

Anchor: Rev. Scott Tucker

Traditional: Rev. Scott Tucker

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

Church News

Charge Conference

Rev. David Thompson, Coastal District Superintendent, will host our annual Charge Conference on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm in the Covenant Classroom.

Churchwide Conversations about the UMC

The Church Council recently voted to enter the process of discussion around Isle of Hope UMC's denominational affiliation. An email was sent a few weeks ago with information about the decision and reading materials for your consideration. If you did not receive the email, click on the link here to view the PDF. 

If you have further questions about the process, please visit www.sgaumc.org/disaffiliation-faqs to familiarize yourself with the issues at hand and the potential impacts to our congregation. If you were unable to attend the United Methodist Women's Fall Meeting with guest speakers Rev. Jay Hansen and Rev. Ben Gosden, who spoke on the topic, a recording of the event is available clicking the thumbnail above.

Stewardship and Consecration

"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!"

Ephesians 3:20-21

2023 Prayer Guides and Estimate of Giving cards have been mailed. We invite you to consider your prayerful response to God's invitation to give. You may return your card by mail or complete it online by clicking here.

Advent Devotional

Pick up a copy of the Advent devotional booklet Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus after worship or in the church office. Readings begin on December 1st and will take us through Christmas day on a journey exploring the long story of God's people from the Old Testament to the New, from the Garden of Eden to the Bethlehem manger, all the way to the New Jerusalem. Copies are available for a suggested donation of $10.

Wednesday Night Supper

Meals cost $8 and reservations can be made by clicking the button below, or through our website, www.iohumc.com.

On the menu for 11/30 is fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, salad, roll, and dessert.

You are invited to enjoy fellowship from 5:30-6:30pm in the Covenant classroom, or you may drive-thru to enjoy your dinner at home.

Register for WNS here!

Sewing Saturdays

The next session will be Saturday, December 3rd, from 10am-noon in the Seekers Classroom. We will be finishing hygiene kits and making our very own Christmas stockings! Anyone who is interested in sewing is welcome to attend.

A big thank you to everyone who brought in the items for the hygiene kits - these will be a blessing to those who receive them!

Advent Workshop

Join us for Advent Workshop in the Ministry Center this Sunday from 5-7pm! The night will include dinner, a winner, and meaningful family time of giving to others as we enter this special season.


We will be preparing 50 Christmas morning Breakfast Boxes to give to our Oasis of Hope community at the December Meals of Hope. We will be assembling and decorating the boxes, as well as preparing breakfast casseroles. We invite you to donate items needed for the boxes, listed below*:

Apples (3-4 per box)

Oranges (3-4 per box)

Bisquick Shake ‘n Pour Pancake Mix- 10.6 oz yellow plastic container (1 per box)

24 oz. syrup (1 per box)

10 fl. oz. non-refrigerated orange juice (3 per box)

8 fl oz. non- refrigerated apple juice (3 per box)

Square container soft butter

Roll of refrigerated cinnamon rolls

Box of individual Hot Chocolate Mix (8 envelopes)

1 lb. of sausage (1 per casserole)

*Boxes are located outside Chrissy's and Beth’s offices, and a cooler is outside Beth’s office for refrigerated items.


It's chili season and we are having a very yummy competition during Advent Workshop. Have the winning chili recipe? Register to enter your pot of chili for tasting during our chili and grilled cheese dinner at 5:00pm on Sunday, November 27th, in the Ministry Center. All attendees to Advent Workshop will be invited to cast their votes! Please bring your chili in a crock pot with a serving spoon to the Ministry Center by 4:45pm.


Grab your Advent devotion book for the season and make a Jesse tree to take home with you as we journey through Advent together. Materials will be available for adults, children, and families. Register to attend our Advent Workshop below.

Register for Advent Workshop!

Children's Nativity

Children's Nativity

At 5:00pm on Sunday , December 11th, the children of Isle of Hope UMC (4 years old through 5th grade), will present the Christmas Pageant, Mary’s Treasure Box, concluding with communion. Family supper of spaghetti will follow, $8 per person. Please register at www.iohumc.com or by calling the church at (912)355-8527.

If your child is interested in being a part of the program, please email Beth Parr at bparr@iohumc.com or call her at (912)663-7466. Most parts are non-speaking, and we will have two REQUIRED practices: Friday, December 9th, 4-6pm, and Saturday morning, December 10th, 9-10am. 

An Invitation to All Children

All children in grades 1-5 who study an instrument privately are invited to play before the Children’s Nativity on Sunday evening, December 11th, at 5pm. Youth in grades 6-12 who study privately are invited to play before a Traditional Christmas Eve Worship service on December 23 at 7pm, or December 24th at 5pm or 7pm.

All interested children in grades 1-5 should contact Nancy Vogelsang at (912) 220-6634 by Friday, December 2nd. All youth in grades 6-12 should contact Nancy by Friday, December 9th.


Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed

IOHUMC schedules 2 volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to people in our area through Senior Citizens, Inc. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week. The meals are at the Green House in coolers around 10:45am, and our volunteers meet at 11am to deliver the meals from the route sheet provided by Senior Citizens, Inc. What a great way to spend tiime with a friend while serving others.

We are in need of 2 volunteers beginning in 2023 on the 4th Monday of each month. Contact Phyllis Curlee at (912) 658-8904 if you have any questions.

Missions During the Advent Season

Check out the opportunities to serve this Advent season by visiting the Missions display in the main hallway! We are sponsoring a toy drive for Wesley Community Center, a sock/underwear drive for children in foster care, and you can sign up to make goodies and deliver them to locations open on Christmas Day! Stop by the table or see Shannon Baxter for more information.

Other News

Good Samaritan Circle

On December 2nd, the Good Samaritan Circle will gather in the Green House for a special Christmas message from Rev. Meg Procopio. We will begin promptly at 11am (note the time change). Following, we will have a brief business meeting before sharing lunch together.       

We look forward to seeing you for inspiration, lunch, and good fellowship at 11am.

Ways to Give
  • In Person - On Sunday mornings, before or after worship, place your offering in the designated box or basket at church.
  • Online - Visit our website to make a one-time donation or recurring gift.
  • Automated - Have your donation given automatically by setting up electronic bill pay with your bank.
  • Mail - Mail your gift to Isle of Hope UMC, c/o Marla Grady, 412 Parkersburg Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406.
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