Our Mission: To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

Come and See

Feed My Sheep

Chancel Choir



I Stand Amazed in the Presence

Amazing Grace

Traditional Service: Rev. Mike Miller

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20

Anchor Service

Graves Into Gardens

Make Room

Still In Control

What A Beautiful Name

Anchor Service: Rev. Scott Tucker

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20

Prayer Requests

The war on Ukraine 


Kent Vogel (Dina Vogel's brother)

Devon Garrison

Hal Kraft

Joy Garvin

In Treatment/Rehab

Sandi Bealls

Tom Rushing

Bob Reed (Barbara Wilson's brother)

Home from the Hospital

Warner Jones

Jane Rhodes

Carole Hunter

Hospice Care

Carl Neal

Susan Anderson's father

Sympathy to Julie Vann and family on death of her sister, Caroline Gnann, who died January 28th.

Sympathy to the family of Glaen Richards, our church member, who died on January 29th. His funeral will take place at 10am at IOHUMC on Thursday, February 2nd.

God, Lord of all creation, lover of life and of everything, please help us to love in our very small way what You love infinitely and everywhere. We thank You that we can offer just this one prayer and that will be more than enough, because in reality everything and everyone is connected, and nothing stands alone. To pray for one part is really to pray for the whole, and so we do. Help us each day to stand for love, for healing, for the good, for the diverse unity of the Body of Christ and all creation, because we know this is what You desire: as Jesus prayed, that all may be one. We offer our prayer together with all the holy names of God, we offer our prayer together with Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Pastor on Call (February 3rd-5th)

Rev. Sam Paul - (478) 787-8696

Church News

Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

This fall, the Church Council entered a time of discernment around Isle of Hope United Methodist Church’s future relationship with the United Methodist denomination. Council and staff offered identical Town Hall meetings where church members could review basic information and ask questions about what lies ahead if our church remains in the UMC or chooses to disaffiliate. A recording of the meeting from Sunday, January 22nd can be found below.

The Superintendent has set our Church Conference date to vote on remaining or disaffiliating for Monday, February 13, at 6:30 pm. Please note the adjusted time. Church members may begin arriving at 5:45 pm to check in and receive their ballot. Every full church member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church who is present is eligible to vote. Per Annual Conference policy, there is no absentee, early, or proxy voting. A disaffiliation vote requires a two-thirds majority of members present.

Childcare for children 0 years-5th grade will be provided by reservation for the voting session.

Register for Childcare

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 2/8 is chicken and wild rice casserole, salad, 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 Wednesday Night Supper

Summer Camps - Save the Date

Here are some dates for our children and student summer camps! Registration for these are not yet open; however, save the dates and plan on joining us! Stay tuned for more information.

Music & Drama Camp

Rising 3rd through 8th grade

June 5th-9th

Preschool Camp

2-4 years old (by Sept. 1, 2022)

June 12th-16th

WeeOnes Camp

6 months through 2 (by Sept. 1, 2022)

June 13th-15th

Vacation Bible School

3 years old (by Sept. 1, 2022) through rising 6th grade

June 19th-22nd

Nursery 0-2 available only for volunteers

Middle School Camp

Rising 7th - 9th grades

June 5th-9th

Middle & High School Mission Trip

Rising 8th - graduated 12th grades

June 25th-29th

Elementary Sewing Camp

Rising 3rd - 5th grades

July 10th-13th

High School Camp

Rising 10th - graduated 12th grades

July 17th-21st

Middle & High School Sewing camp

Rising 6th - graduated 12th grades

July 24th-27th

Student Ministry

Prayer Breakfast & Jesus

Our next PB&J will be this Friday, from 6:45-7:20am in the Green House room 102. PB&J is an amazing opportunity to start off our day meeting together with Chick-fil-A, food, and fellowship. We would love for you to join us each week.

Please remember to register each week by Wednesday at midnight. We are excited to continue this connection point for our students.

Register for PB&J

Hope Arbor

New Volunteer Training

If you are interested in volunteering with Hope Arbor, join us on February 13th from 9am-1pm for our New Volunteer Training! Everyone welcome from IOHUMC and our community! 

This ministry provides fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinsons, or stroke. Contact Brooke Chambers to reserve your spot, or for more information, bchambers@iohumc.com.


The Love Walk

Join the Savannah community on Saturday, February 11th, and support the important work of the Wesley Community Center, our United Methodist outreach organization! Gathering for the fundraising walk starts at 8:30 am at Wesley (Drayton St. and 32nd/ 33rd St.). Donations can be made ahead of time or you can bring them with you to the event! All participants receive a t-shirt with the Isle of Hope UMC logo on it! Tell your family and friends about this fun time touring downtown on foot and supporting some great work being done for families in our community! Check out the registration form to sign-up. For more information, contact Shannon Baxter.

Support Literacy in our Local Schools

The United Way is inviting the community to support students and literacy on Friday, February 24th! Visit https://www.unitedwayvolunteers.org/aem/general/event/84/?doc_id=6381 and register to read a book to students at schools throughout the Coastal Empire region! We would especially love to see a great turnout at Isle of Hope School. For more information, contact the United Way directly.

Other News

Prayer Ministry

As Christians, we recognize that prayer is vital. In Luke 19:46, Jesus says, “My house will be a house of prayer.”

Here are three ways you can enrich your prayer life:

Prayer Chain: This ministry consists of over 50 church members who are dedicated to praying when a need is expressed. To become a member of this team, or to submit a prayer concern, contact Gray Curlee (912) 355-8171, or grayc56@gmail.com.

Prayer Team: A team of two church members is available each week to pray with you in the Tabby House Prayer Room immediately after services on Sunday mornings. You may pray alone or ask one or both team members to pray with you.

Wednesday Night Vespers: The Tabby House Prayer Room hosts a group at 5pm each Wednesday, beginning with a short devotion that leads into prayer for those who wish to pray silently or aloud. Prayer concerns are raised for intercessory prayer. Currently we are focusing on discernment and God’s guidance for our church. We urge you to join us.

Good Samaritan Circle

Good Samaritans and friends, we hope you will join us for an informative program this Friday, February 3rd. We will welcome Julie Wade, the Founder and Director of Tharros Place, an organization that offers shelter and wraparound services for girls ages 11-17 who are affected by human trafficking in Savannah. 

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments are at 10am in the Green House, followed by our program and business meeting. 

Lunch Bunch Valentines Luncheon

The Lunch Bunch Circle invites all women of the church who are 85 years young and older to join us for our Valentine Luncheon honoring you!

The celebration will be next Wednesday, February 8th at 12 noon in the Covenant Classroom.  Please RSVP to Nancy Montford at (912) 660-7328 by today, February 1st. Hope to see you there!

Your Tithes & Offerings

Year to Date

As of 1/30/23

As of 1/30/22

Total Receipts



Total Expenses







Donations were made in memory of Jane Humphries (Julie Vann's mother) to the Christ Child's Nest by:

Barbie & John Lientz

Martha & Gary Nesbit

A donation was made in memory of Betty Blair (Amelia Smith's grandmother) to the Anchor Modern Worship Fund by:

Barbara & Trey Smith

A donation was made in memory of Glaen Richards to the Christ Child's Nest by:

Carol & Bill Megathlin

A donation was made in memory of Ann Davidson to the Endowment Fund by:

Virginia LeVaughn

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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