Our Mission: To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

He is Lord

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

Marching to Zion

I Will Joyfully Sing

Child of God

Chancel Choir

Traditional Service: Rev. Meg Procopio

Scripture: Romans 14:1-9

“This is Not about That”  

Anchor Service

I Thank God

Reason To Praise


Who You Say I Am

Anchor Service: Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: Romans 14:1-12

"Living for the Lord"

Church News

Way Forward Prayer Emphasis

September 17th - 23rd


For our Way Forward Prayer emphasis this week, please pray for the IOHUMC Weekday Ministries Program (formerly the Preschool and First Things First Programs, combined in 2017). Savannah Magazine has named them the #1 Preschool in Savannah. Pray joyfully in celebration for this recognition of the great work done by the leadership and teachers in this amazing program. They continue to be a great blessing to students and parents, in our church and in the community. Prayerfully consider ways that you can show your enthusiasm, support, and respect for their accomplishments.

New! Sunday Morning Class for Parents: Survivors from the Valley

Survivors from the Valley, our new Sunday morning class for parents, continues this Sunday, September 17th, at 10:30 AM in Room 15. Our study is based on the book, "Bags: Helping Your Kids Lighten the Load." Do you want your kids to grow up to be emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually healthy? We do, too! More and more kids today are struggling to live into this dream. As they go through life, they encounter people and situations that lead them to pack and carry some enormous emotional baggage that holds them back from living in the grace and freedom God intended.

This study offers parents practical strategies to leverage the influence of these bags, and to prevent some of them from getting packed in the first place! The class is taught by Wendy Williamson, Bob Akin, and Carolyn Hannaford. For more information, contact Rev. Meg Procopio (mprocopio@iohumc.com).

Common Table

Tonight, Wednesday, September 13th, join us at 5:00 PM as we share life and faith together. Dinner will begin at 5:00 PM in the Ministry Center, followed at 6:00 by an exploration of what we believe, “Food for Thought.” Our first topic is Who’s Your Daddy, with 9 weeks to follow.


Reservations were required for tonight's meal so we could be prepared. But you can always come at 6:00pm for the study portion of our evening!

Common Table Weekly Schedule (Sept. 13 - Nov. 15)

5:00 - 6:00pm: Church Family Dinner in the Ministry Center

Cost: $8 (adult portions only). Children ages 8 and younger eat free, but please include them in your reservation count so we are prepared.

5:30 - 6:00pm - Consider joining us for a time of prayer in the Sanctuary.

See below for more information.

6:00 - 7:00pm: Exploration/ Activities

Adults - Food for Thought

       Children - Mid-week Hope Kids Program*

       Students: 211 Worship in the Green House

*Children may begin arriving for their program at 5:45pm. We will enjoy music, crafts, Bible stories, and more!

Wednesday Prayer Meeting

"People ask, "Which is more important - private prayer or corporate prayer?" The answer is yes. This is like asking, "Which is more important for walking - your right leg or your left leg?" - Daniel Henderson

Prayer is a Christian's lifeline. Jesus tells us that where two or three are gathered together in His name, He will be there in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:-19-20) Each Wednesday evening you are invited to come to the Sanctuary at 5:30 PM for corporate prayer. You can come and go as the Holy Spirit directs you. You need not pray out loud. This is our opportunity to join together in prayer lifting up our Church, pastors, staff, world, and persons in need of healing, peace, strength, or comfort. If you cannot attend, but have a prayer request, you may contact the church office at (912)355-8527.

Music Ministries

New Opportunity! Hope Orchestra

Hope Orchestra is a new, multigenerational ensemble that invites wind, string, brass, and percussion instrumentalists to join together to use their gifts in Music Ministry. We will have an informational meeting this Sunday, September 17th, at 4:00 PM in the Choir Room. Hope Orchestra is open to adults and students in grades 7-12. No audition is necessary. For more information contact Rev. Jared Wilson (jwilson@iohumc.com).


Wesley Community Center

Wesley Community Center is in need of your help! When doing your own grocery shopping, please consider picking up canned chicken or spaghetti pasta. Thank you for helping others help those in need.


Come join us as we tour P.A.C.K and learn more about their ministry to school children. P.A.C.K  collects and distributes over 10,000 bags of weekend food for local children each month. During our visit, we will also help pack food and write notes of encouragement to the children that will be included in their bags.

Meet at P.A.C.K. (4 Mall Terrace, 31406) shortly before 10:00 AM on September 28th, and we will serve until 12 noon. Contact Julie Vann with questions (missions@iohumc.com).

“Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc. continues to be a pillar of hope and help for people in time of need. We are grateful for the support from Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, as you have always kept Wesley’s mission at the forefront of how you choose to help the least of these... Your support has helped us feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide financial help to clients in times of crisis, and you show your LOVE for the women, children, and families who come to us for help. We are truly grateful for you being a vessel for God’s people!”

Tammy A. K. Mixon-Calderon

Wesley Community Centers of Savannah, Inc

Children's Ministry

Hope Kids, grades 1-5, directed by Terri Smiley, will be singing in both the Traditional and Anchor services on Sunday, September 24. They've been practicing each Sunday morning and are looking forward to sharing with our congregation. Both the Age 3 - Kindergarten and Grades 1-5 are enjoying their new curriculum, Grow. Proclaim. Serve! We hope others will come and join us! For more information, contact Beth Parr (bparr@iohumc.com).

God Squad - Our 5th Grade Program

God Squad began last Sunday, and we had a great time sharing baby pictures, eating together, and playing games! All 5th graders are welcome to join us each Sunday at 5:00 PM for dinner in the Ministry Center and then in Room 15 for our program and fun. Bring a friend this week! For more information, contact Beth Parr (bparr@iohumc.com).

Student Ministry

211 Worship

211 Worship is in the Green House on Wednesdays, beginning tonight! Meet for supper in the Ministry Center with the Isle of Hope Family from 5:00 - 5:45 PM (reservations were required), and then head over to the Green House at 5:45 PM for worship led by our awesome Student Worship Team and a message on Forgiveness.

CORE Groups

We had a great kick-off event on Sunday with hamburgers, hot dogs, giant Connect Four, and a little corn hole.

We hope all of our 6th - 12th graders will join a CORE group! Interested? Please let us know a little about you by clicking HERE, or by going to the "Resources and Events" tab on our website and click "Event Registration."

Other Church News

Good News Sunday School Class

They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Join the Good News Sunday School Class in this 5-week Bible study to search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture.

The clichés include:

Everything happens for a reason.

God helps those who help themselves.

God won’t give you more than you can handle.

God said it, I believe it, that settles it.

Love the sinner, hate the sin.

If you have questions, reach out to Donavan Eason at (229) 376-9017 or easondk@outlook.com.

Young Moms' Small Group

Please join Heather Batchelor and other young moms! Our Small Group Bible Study will meet every Thursday morning at 8:30 AM at IOHUMC on September 14,21,28, and on October 5. We are spending time in a Sadie Robertson Huff study focused on committing to follow Jesus in all aspects of our lives. No preparation needed, just come for fellowship, community, and connection.

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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