Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Worship Preview

Traditional Service



We Have Come at Christ's Own Biding

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Lead on, Oh Cloud of Presence



Traditional Service: Rev. Jared Wilson

Scripture: Mark 2:2-9

Life in the Cloud

Anchor Service


Gloirius Day

Who You Say I Am

10,000 Reasons

Mighty to Save


Anchor Service: Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: Mark 2:2-9

Shhh! Don't Tell Anyone

Church News

"Meditation" Choir Preview Night

Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m.


Interested in singing this Lent/Easter? Join the Isle of Hope Choir tonight for a "preview night" of the music they will be preparing for "Meditation on the Passion of Christ," a special service that will be presented on Sunday, March 24, at 5:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center.


"Meditation on the Passion of Christ" will focus on the last twelve hours of Jesus' life using multimedia, including video and music. The choir will be accompanied by piano and string orchestra. For more information, contact Rev. Jared Wilson.

Flapjacks and Jazz

February 13, 2024 - 6:00 PM


Join us on "Fat Tuesday" in the Ministry Center for a night of Flapjacks and Jazz!


Following a delicious meal, we will enjoy a Jazz Vespers Service with some of the best jazz musicians around! This service combines the liturgical traditions of Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the musical improvisation of jazz. With a theme of hope, the service will be led by our Isle of Hope UMC ministers, and the music will feature some of our favorite hymns arranged in a jazz style. Sara Fullerton, the worship leader at Encounter UMC in Rincon, will be our special guest soloist.


This event is free and open to the public, so invite a friend! Reservations are required to help us best prepare for the meal. Reserve your spot by visiting the church website, www.iohumc.com.


For more information, contact Rev. Meg Procopio or Rev. Jared Wilson.

Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2024 - 7:30 AM & 6:30 PM


The Imposition of Ashes will be offered in the Sanctuary.


Ash Wednesday emphasizes a duel encounter: we confront our own mortality and confess our sin before God within the community of faith. The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in both Jewish and Christian worship, and the Imposition of Ashes is a powerful experiential way of participating in the call to repentance and reconciliation during the season of Lent.



Annual Valentine's Luncheon




You are invited to join our 85-year-old "plus" ladies for a fun time celebrating them, as well as Valentine's Day. Let Nancy know you're interested in joining them by calling her, 912.660.7328.

Coffee With the Pastors


Interested in becoming a member of IOHUMC? Questions about what that means? Join us for Coffee With the Pastors on Sunday, February 18th at 10:30 AM in the Connection Point room across from the office.



This will be an informal time to learn more about the ministries of Isle of Hope UMC, membership expectations, and to answer any questions you may have.



For more information, contact Rev. Stephen Grantham at sgrantham@iohumc.com.



Church-Wide Lenten Study

Beginning February18th at 10:30 AM


Join one of our adult Sunday School classes during Lent for, “The Third Day: Living the Resurrection” by Tom Berlin. In this study, Bishop Berlin uses his gifts of storytelling and understanding the Scriptures to connect participants to the experiences of several individuals around Jesus in his final days, focusing on new life and redemption rather than loss. Join Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas as they feel the despair of losing Jesus and the surprise and joy that awaits them in the resurrection. This study traces events around these characters, along with Paul and the disciples at Emmaus, and how the resurrection transforms their lives.


Tom Berlin was elected a Bishop of The United Methodist Church in 2022 by the Southeastern Jurisdiction and currently serves as the episcopal leader of the Florida Annual Conference. He is a native of Winchester, Virginia, and is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Candler School of Theology at Emory University.


For more information about this study, contact Rev. Meg Procopio or Rev. Jared Wilson.

"When we pray with one another... we realize how much we mutually need God and how we mutually need to encourage one another." Jim Cymbala, Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.


Come on Wednesday nights to our Sanctuary as we join our hearts together in prayer. We begin at 6PM, but you may come and go as your time permits. Your prayers may be silent or spoken. Let's love one another as we gather to pray together. As Pastor Cymbala says, "when we do, there's no telling what God might do."


If you do not have a tile for entrance, you may call or text Gary Thompson at 856.981.8117 and someone will open the door.

Wesley Community Centers Love Walk 2024


Come join us as we walk through historic downtown Savannah and raise funds for Wesley Community Centers. Proceeds will benefit their childcare programs for low income and homeless children; provide scholarships for their summer camps; and assist families with crisis intervention.


You can pick up a registration form at the Connection Point in the main hallway. Activities begin this Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 AM at Wesley Community Center, with the 3.6 mile Love Walk beginning at 9:00 AM. Come help WCC celebrate 75 years of service to people living in poverty in the Savannah area. Contact Julie Vann at jvann@iohumc.com with questions.

Children's Ministry


During the Season of Lent

Sunday, February 11th


We will have Lenten devotional books for families available, including a calendar that invites families to donate coins to help fund the mission of P.A.C.K., a Savannah mission that feeds hungry children, as part of giving during Lent. The materials will be outside Beth's office. This is not limited just to families with children. Anyone can participate.


Upcoming Dates


March 23 Pretzel Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


June 10-14 - Preschool Camp - Registration opens March 25th

Ages 2-5, M-F; ages 6 - 24 months, T-TH


June 17-20 - VBS "Camp Firelight"

Ages 3-5th grade (by Sept. 1, 2023); Registration opens March 31


July 8-12 - Elementary Camp at Epworth by the Sea

Entering 4-5th grade

IOHUMC will provide transportation if needed

Register online at campconnectumc.org/summercamps

Ignite Student Ministries

Super Bowl Subs - Pick-up this Sunday


Remember, if you ordered subs, they are to be picked up from the Green House between 10:30 AM - 12 Noon this Sunday. Thank you for your support of Student Ministries!





Student Ministry Night Out



Let's support Savannah's own Ghost Pirates Hockey Team!

March 29th (Good Friday) at 7:30pm

We will be in Section 228.

Cost is $26 per student. 



We have to submit our list by February 20th, so not much time to register for this really fun event! We only have 20 student spots available! Register HERE now!



Save-the-Dates

Saturday, April 27th

Onion Gleaning in Glennville, GA to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank


Come join us as we gather the "leftover" onions after harvest to share with our neighbors in need through Second Harvest. This will be a great church-wide activity.


"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and foreigner. I am the Lord your God."

Leviticus 19:10

Wednesday, March 6th, 3-7pm

Isle of Hope UMC


The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. Your blood donation is needed now to help alleviate the shortage and ensure life-saving medical procedures are not delayed. Click the link below to register, or contact Julie Vann at jvann@iohumc.com


https:??www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=iohumc


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.
  • Text GIVE to 855-712-6960
  • 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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