In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC
SUMC will follow the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels
to determine on a weekly basis if masking will be required. (See links below)
Watch for emails to be sent every Friday morning indicating the mask requirements for Sunday Worship.
Upcoming Events:
Sat, May 14th: Scottsville Elementary Yard Sale (see below)
Sun, May 15th: Covered dish luncheon following worship - fried chicken provided
(Rain date is May 22nd)
Weds, May 25th: Bible Study - The Call by Adam Hamilton begins (see below)
Weds, May 25th:
                    Faith & Current Event Discussion Group at 7:00pm in the Scottsville 
                    UMC Fellowship Hall. We will be discussing women in Scripture and
how our interpretation of the role of women affects women today.
Men & women are encouraged to attend. Hope you can join us!
Sun, May 29th: Mt Zion Homecoming at 11:00 (see below)
Sun, Oct 2nd: Mission Sunday with Rise Against Hunger – Mark your calendars
now. Contact Staci if you have questions or want to register. 
Mission Encounter is a joint effort between VAUMC United Women In Faith and Serving Ministries, inviting members to be involved in the mission of God! 
We invite clergy and lay members of our conference to join us in this 4-week online gathering! 

Theme: Building Communities of Hope and Joy (Luke 13)
Date: Online Every Thursday Evening, Starting on June 30, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Registration Fee: $10

Mission Encounter offers two track courses; Track 1 -United Women in Faith course offered in English, Korean, and Spanish & Track 2 - Virginia Conference Courses, which covers three areas of topics that encourage the churches to engage in mission. 
For more information about courses offered go to -
To register for this event - 

For more information please contact
Bible Study - The Call by Adam Hamilton
Morning Study Dates: Wednesday, May 25 - Wednesday, June 29 from 10:00-11:30am in the Scottsville UMC Fellowship Hall
Evening Study Dates: Thursday, May 26 - June 30 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Scottsville UMC Fellowship Hall.

Feel free to order your own book and join us!
Covered Dish Luncheon at SUMC
following worship on Sunday, May 15th
Fried chicken will be provided, so bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share!
(Rain date: May 22nd)
Watch for email and text confirmation on Friday
Perennials Needed
If you have perennials in your garden that you would like to donate to the church, please leave them next to the picnic table by the parking lot and contact Sandy Shongo so she can get them transplanted. Thank you!

May Birthdays
Katherine Dodson                  9th
Hannah Wynnyk                    10th
Sammy Herndon                   15th
Margaret Hughes                   24th
Bill Pitts                                 25th
Randy Haney                        28th
Jessica Schlichting                28th
Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of May 8th
  • joy that Agnes says hi and give thanks for being able to be worship the other week!
  • Joyce Jarratt, who has surgery on the 16th
  • Amanda's friend, Nieccy, who has a brain tumor and who will have surgery asap
  • Matthew
The Week of May 1st
  • joy for Agnes being in worship with us today
  • Martha Warring’s brother, John, facing health issues
  • family & friends of Lindsay Spradlin as they mourn his death
The Week of April 24th
  •   joy for Cindy's new grandson, River Gordon Schoen!
The Week of April 17th
  •  joy for the Easter Egg Hunt and everyone who helped!
  •  joy for Easter!
  • Ginny's sister's boyfriend, Jim, who is undergoing chemo treatments for liver cancer - joy that the lesions are shrinking and continued prayers for him and his treatments
  • Ginny's friend, Barry, who is healing from his throat cancer surgery but who now has been diagnosed with stomach cancer
  • for the Hope Beyond the Bars participants
  • for the Scottsville/Esmont community and our first responders after last week's arson and the deaths on Totier Creek Rd. 
Long Term Requests
  • Raymond Bunch, the husband of Katherine D.'s niece, who is deployed to Africa
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
Our Shut-Ins
Margaret Hughes, Mary O'Connell, Ruby Willis, and Agnes Johnson
Additional Requests
  • The healing of our nation, physically, socially & spiritually.
  • All afflicted by COVID-19
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry - volunteers & participants
Financial Aid to Ukraine
The best way to provide financial support the people of Ukraine is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. - - Please note that while the headline of this Advance Special Giving is Russia and Belarus, the funds designated for Ukraine will go 100% to support Ukraine and the work of the Ukrainian UMCs. The United Methodist Church has mission-founded congregations in both Ukraine and Russia, some from the pre-Soviet period and others dating from post-Soviet years. Both countries are geographically within the Eurasia Episcopal Area and relate to the United Methodist central conferences of Europe. Bishop Eduard Khegay, the resident episcopal leader in Eurasia, is based in Moscow.
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Blessings, Staci