In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC
We ask that everyone, even vaccinated individuals, wear masks in worship due to the substantial spread of the omicron variant in our area.
Masks are uncomfortable and no one wants to wear them,
but we should do it to protect the most vulnerable ones around us.

Remember the words of John Wesley:
"Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.”

Thank you and stay safe,
Order 4 free covid tests
If you have not completed the Small Groups Survey
please do so now. It only takes a couple of minutes
This survey is designed to help us figure out what small groups people are most interested in. Small groups are a great way for us to be formed as disciples and to grow in our faith. Small groups are at the heart of our United Methodist history. So, our church leadership is encouraging everyone to consider joining a small group. Please fill out this survey so that we can better plan our small group offerings.
Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of January 16th
  • Don Critzer requests prayer for his sister, Nora, her son Fred Harry, and his family. Fred passed away a few days ago from brain tumors after battling for a couple of years. 
  •  Janet Stargell as she deals with covid  
  • Christopher Radford, with Hope Beyond the Bars, mourns the death of his mother and asks for prayers for his brother in the hospital with covid
The Week of January 9th

  • praise that Ellen has finished her radiation treatments
  • praise for the crews who worked hard to restore power
  • Randy gives praise for those who helped clean their gutters and who helped Ginny with deliveries
  • praise for all who helped neighbors and others during the storm clean-up
  • prayers for all negatively impacted by the storm
The Week of January 2nd

  •  Joy for the rain!
  • Joy for guests at Scottsville!
  • Joy that Ellen is finishing her treatments this week!
  • Pastor Laura gives thanks for the prayers and support of everyone and for the congregations' generosity
  • Connie's coworker, whose cancer isn't as aggressive as initially thought but who still has several treatments 
  • Ginny's sister's friend, Jim, who is beginning treatment for liver cancer
  • Patricia, the mother of a Hope Beyond the Bars inmate, who was admitted to the hospital on Christmas Day and is on a respirator          
  • Keith's friend, Amy, who is in the ICU with Covid pneumonia
  •  Jeff's friend, Rob, whose son, Joseph, died on New Year's Eve
  • Janet's friend, Mike Hansell, who died last week - prayers for his family and friends
  •  the Cullers, a couple from Pastor Laura's previous church, whose daughter died on Christmas
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Joyce Jarratt
  • Tillie Adcock's Family
Our Shut-Ins
  • Margaret Hughes
  • Mary O'Connell
  • Ruby Willis
  • Agnes Johnson
Additional Requests
  • The healing of our nation, physically, socially & spiritually.
  • All afflicted by COVID-19
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry - volunteer & participant list below
Many of our Reverse Advent items are still needed.

It's not too late for you to bring in items to donate to the Scottsville Bread of Life. If you are not able to find the exact sizes requested, just choose
something close. The Bread of Life is currently serving 84 families each month so every item is needed and appreciated.

75oz Laundry Detergent, 25oz Dish Detergent,
4 roll pk Toilet Paper, 2 roll pk Paper Towels

Virginia United Methodist Foundation
Micah 6:8/ No Harm Do Good Endowment Grant
in the amount of $1,500 has been awarded to
Hope Beyond the Bars.
This will enable us to continue our Bible study ministry through 2022.
If you are interested in sending cards or letters of support to inmates in our program, please contact Staci for further information.
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Blessings, Staci
SUMC Monthly Administrative Council Meeting minutes will now be made available through our weekly newsletter. Click the link at the bottom to read or print a PDF copy
of the most recent minutes available.