Our Mission: To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

O Spirit of the Living God

Sweet, Sweet Spirit

For the Bread Which You Have Broken


Come, Holy Spirit

Come to the Table

Greg Smith, Kevin Vogelsang, Bill Hagan

Traditional Service: Rev. Meg Procopio

Scripture: Acts 2:1-22

Anchor Service

1,000 Names

Reckless Love

Living Hope

Holy Spirit

Anchor Service: Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: Acts 2:1-22

Church News

We have been gifted with 3 boxes of Ensure. If you or someone you know could benefit from them, please come by and pick them up from the church office. First come, first serve!

Staff Updates

The SPRC is pleased to announce that Caryn Andrews has accepted the position of Director of Missions and Outreach. This position is tasked with guiding our laity in the continuance and growth of the Missions work for our Church. The responsibilities also include oversight of our Hope Arbor Respite Program and the development of our Prayer Ministry. Caryn has a broad background in missions and outreach work including several years as the Assistant Director here at Isle of Hope. Caryn is to start in this role June 1.

The SPRC is pleased to announce that Aaron Fox has accepted the position of Interim Student Ministry Leader. This position is tasked specifically with relationship-building and fall planning for our Student Ministry program. Aaron has been a member of IOHUMC since 2013. He has participated in youth events, assisted with chaperoning trips, speaking at small groups and attending youth group meetings. Aaron is to start in this role May 28.

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day! We'll reopen at 8am on Tuesday, May 30th.

A Special Thank You

Dear Isle of Hope,

I wanted to take this opportunity to formally thank each one of you for your support, love, and guidance during my time at IOH. Not only have the last 6 years been memorable and fruitful, I have had the privilege to work with some of the best staff and am leaving with lasting friendships in which I am forever grateful .

Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart.

In Christ,

Kristen Tillman

2023 Stewardship Campaign

Dear Isle of Hope,

As we conclude our Stewardship Campaign, we are reminded of the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 12, "There are different kinds of gifts, but they are all given to believers by the same Spirit." We are all parts of one body, each with unique gifts and talents, and each one of us is a part of it.

Over the past few weeks, we have had the privilege of hearing from various members of our congregation, sharing their personal experiences on prayer, presence, service, and gifts. Their stories have been a testament to the power of faith and the strength of our church family. We hope that these testimonies have inspired you, as they have us, to consider how we can each contribute to the life of our church.

As we move forward, we are calling on each of you to prayerfully consider how you can unite as a community of faith and move forward with intentional commitment. This is not just about your financial pledges, but about your commitment of time, talent, and heart.

We are asking each of you to complete the pledge card that can be accessed by clicking the button below. This is a tangible way for you to express your commitment to our church and to the work that we are doing together. Whether it is through prayer, presence, service, gifts, or witness, we invite you to consider how you have been called to participate in the ministries of our church.

Remember, we are one body in Christ. Each one of us has a role to play, and each one of us is needed. As Paul reminds us, "God has placed each part in the body just as He wanted it to be. If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body? As it is, there are many parts. But there is only one body."

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10. Together, let's continue to be the body of Christ, serving and loving one another, and shining His light in the world.

In Christ's love,

Donavan and Ashley Eason

Let's Move Forward Together

Stewardship - Service

Check out videos from both the Anchor and Traditional services, as our speakers shared

on Stewardship and Gifts.

Way Forward Committee  - Prayer Emphasis May 31-June 3

For our Way Forward Prayer emphasis this week, please pray for Stephen and Sheri Grantham and their family. We are so grateful that the bishop sent them to us now. Pray that we will each find ways to show our appreciation and welcome them into our lives and our hearts. 

As Rev. Grantham leads us in the Way Forward to make disciples of Jesus Christ, let us pray for open ears to hear his message, open minds for understanding the word and open hearts to share the love.

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. - Hebrews 13:6-11

Wednesday Night Supper

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

The menu for 5/31 is BBQ sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, 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.

This will be the last Wednesday Night Supper before summer!

Register for Wednesday Night Supper

Waffles & Worship

Beginning this Sunday, May 28th, get ready for Waffles & Worship with our students during the Sunday School hour at 10:30am in the Green House! Come and enjoy waffles and fellowship.


Tapachula Mission Trip (August 1 - August 8)

Join the team as we provide summer vacation recreation and devotions to the children living at Mission on the Move’s Mexico location. Our team will be one of only three who have visited the home since the pandemic. Witness first hand how God is moving in the lives of these precious children. For more information, contact Julie Vann jhv7wi@aol.com, Eric Harlan eric.harlan54@gmail.com, or Joy Thompson jthompson116@comcast.net .

We Still Need Volunteers! Sign Up ASAP!

‘…whatever you have done for the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto me.” Matt. 25:40

Many have said our Rise Against Hunter event on April 22 was a great event! Here is another opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus! Summer is a tough time for children who face food insecurity. In Coastal Georgia, 1 out of 6 children go hungry every day. You can make a difference.

Second Harvest needs volunteers to help pack breakfast kits for kids. This is a family-friendly event! Children are welcome to participate if they are able. Please consider joining them at the Second Harvest facility, 2651 Causton Bluff (31404), on any of the following dates and time slots:

May 31 (Wednesday) 9am - 11am

June 6  (Tuesday)  9am - 11am

June 10  (Saturday) 9am - 11am

To sign up, contact Karen Daniel at (912) 663-0113 or email her at kmd3@comcast.net. Carpools from the church will be available.

Student Ministry

Student Summer Kickoff Event

Our first student Cross Training will take place next Wednesday, May 31st, and is for both parents and students! We will highlight trip information and introduce our summer staff/ adult leadership. We hope you'll join us!

SIFAT Mission Trip

Learn & Serve (L&S) is a ministry of SIFAT that provides an opportunity for students to gain a holistic view of the developing world. Throughout the year, churches, universities and school groups visit this 176-acre campus to learn through interactive programming and simulations. A simulated rural Global Village and an Urban Slum are used as teaching tools to let people experience the lives of our brothers and sisters living in the two-thirds world. SIFAT believes, “When we walk in their shoes and feel what they are feeling, reasons for poverty become much clearer. Then we begin to understand the Biblical teachings on our responsibility in the face of poverty and need.” After receiving a global view, they challenge students to take what they have learned and respond in their local communities with action. 

This trip will be led by Hope Treece and Bill Simmons and is open to rising 7th - graduated 12th graders.

Register for SIFAT

Children's Ministry

It’s time to register for summer activities! We want to know if you are coming! Hurry before the fun fills up!

June 19-22 Vacation Bible School: Hero Hotline Headquarters

9am-12pm Cost: $15.00

VBS Registration is open for Isle of Hope UMC members and current Weekday Ministries (Preschool) students.

Ages 3 (by September 1, 2022) – completed 5th grade *

Two-year-olds can register if a parent volunteers.

  * Fifth graders can choose to be assistants or participants.

We still need adult and youth assistants. VBS is the perfect fun opportunity for community service hours for youth!

Registration forms and volunteer forms are available at the VBS display in the hall, from Beth Parr, and they are online and can be downloaded from www.iohumc.com.

June 7 Trip to Ed-Venture Children’s Museum, Columbia, SC Cost: $25

Ages: Pre-K – 3rd Grade (just completed)

Limit: 20 children

Register by May 25.

June 27- 28 Come Sleep with the Fishes at the Georgia Aquarium! Cost: $106

Ages: 1st – 4th Grade (just completed)

Limit: 16 children

Register by May 25.

July 10 -14 Elementary Camp at Epworth By the Sea

Rising 4th and 5th Graders Register at sgaumc.org.

Cost: $415 (Scholarships available from IOHUMC)

We will provide transportation. Notify Beth when your registration is confirmed.

Health Forms must be completed for all activities. These are available online, in church office, or from Beth Parr.

Register for Children's Events

Your Tithes & Offerings

Year to Date

As of 5/14/23

As of 5/13/22

Total Receipts



Total Expenses



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** Please note that our revenue greatly fluctuates throughout the year and is not linear. Seeing periods that appear as "overspending" is historically common, particularly during the summer months when we see a slight decrease in attendance but have an increase in expenses.

Other News

New Study - SALT Class

The SALT Sunday School Class is launching into an 8-week study of Ephesians called Chosen. As believers in Christ, our identity has been radically changed. We are adopted as sons and daughters into the family of God. What does it look like to live out our identity in Christ?

For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him (Ephesians 1:4).

Purchase your book here: https://thedailygraceco.com/products/chosen-study-of-ephesians?_pos=1&_sid=9be815590&_ss=r

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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