In-person worship every Sunday with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
9am at Mt. Zion UMC & 11am at Scottsville UMC
Due to the substantial spread of Covid in our area, we encourage everyone, even vaccinated individuals, to wear masks in worship.
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 7th

Set clocks back one hour.
We want everyone to show up at church at the correct time.

The Administrative Council will have a planning meeting this Sunday, November 7
after the service. Please review the Listening and Learning report responses and bring your calendars for scheduling.
You do not need to be on the council to attend the meeting and offer your input.
Upcoming Calendar Items:
Saturday, November 6th from 9 to 1: Church Workday - See details below
Sunday, November 7th following worship: SUMC Administrative Council planning meeting in the fellowship hall
Every Thursday from 10-2: Skippers Senior Club meets in the SUMC fellowship hall.
All seniors are welcome!
Wednesdays beginning December 1st - 22nd from 10-11:30 in the fellowship hall -Advent Bible Study titled The Light of the World. Contact Staci in the office to register. Books are $9.49 each.
Saturday, November 6th
from 9-1
General cleanup outside of the church
Finish cleanup in kitchen area
Clean out former Baby Steps closet
Move costumes to Baby Steps closet
Clean former Youth Room
If time permits: 
Clean/organize closet where costumes were (need Lora for this)
Clean/organize 2 rooms off the balcony at the front of the church
Nominations for 2022 Annual Conference
At-large Members Due Nov. 8
The Charlottesville District may elect 13 At-large Members to the 2022 Annual Conference scheduled for June 16-18 in Hampton. At-large Members will receive $300 to help pay for conference expenses. If you or someone you know would like to serve in this capacity, please send an email by Nov. 8 to  with name, church, home address, email and phone number and a paragraph stating experience, a form will be emailed to you to complete.
Joint District Conference to be held
Sun. Nov. 21 at 3pm
This is an important update and change: The Charlottesville and Richmond Districts will hold a joint District Conference on Sun. Nov. 21 at 3pm. This will be a hybrid meeting - persons who want to attend in person may do so at Aldersgate UMC, 1500 E. Rio Rd., Charlottesville. Those who want a virtual option will be able to attend the Zoom Webinar. At the District Conference, D.S. Lee will help us look to the future of the combined districts. In addition, for each district, we will vote on: the 2022 budget, At-large members to Annual Conference, and 2022 Lay Leadership. More details will be shared soon!
Our 2022 Calendar Fundraiser is now underway

Calendars are now available for pick-up in the church office

Please make a $24 donation for each calendar ordered.
Proceeds will allow each artist to receive $1.50 and provide a bi-weekly devotion for 10 inmates.
Fe2022 Pledge Cards
for SUMC may be mailed in, put in the donation box in the Narthex or the offering plate.
Please return by Sunday, November 28th
Mt. Zion

Adopting 3 families for the holidays.
The last Sunday to donate food for Thanksgiving is
November 14th

Collecting yellow cake mix and chocolate icing to distribute to the clients of the Bread of Life.
The last Sunday to donate is
November 28th.
Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of October 31st
  • Praise for the healing of Martha's niece, nephews, and great-nephew!
  • The Fishers, who are not feeling well
  • Sherando UMC, as they grieve the loss of their church building in a fire
  • The people of Yemen and for leaders to allow food and supplies to get to those who need it
The Week of October 24th
  • Praise for the church workday at Scottsville UMC!
  • Connie K.'s friend, Doug, who is still fighting a Covid infection and may be on a ventilator
  • Praise for Don and Madelyn Critzer's 39th wedding anniversary!
  • Praise that Mike's sister and husband are fully recovered from Covid!
  • Praise that John Page and Bruce Jackson were back in worship and continued prayers for their recovery!
  •   Chesley L.'s grandmother, Joyce, who is recovering from a fall and a stroke and who will not be able to return to her home
  • Connie K.'s friend, Doug, who is still fighting a Covid infection and may be on a ventilator
  •   Connie K.'s friend, Susie, who is mourning the death of her husband, Bruce
  • The woman who was shot last week in Scottsville
The Week of October 17th
  • Family and friends of Rev. Buster Payne, a pastor on Charlottesville District, who died from Covid
  • Margaret Hughes, who fell and is in the hospital
  • Martha's niece, nephew, and great-nephew who have Covid and especially the niece, who also has shingles
  • Martha's other nephew, who has a punctured lung from a car accident
  • Ann's friend, Bessie Breeden, who is undergoing testing
  • Roger Breeden and Justin who are mourning the death of a beloved pet
The Week of October 10th
  • Praise for Chelsey's friend, Kimberly, whose brain scan revealed that she is cancer free!
  • Prayers for Ellen Pitts, who will have 7-8 weeks of radiation beginning in mid-November.
  • John Schlichting and his family, as they mourn the death of his grandmother
  • Nancy Schlichting, as she mourns the death of her friend Patty
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
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
On the morning of Friday, October 29, the Sherando United Methodist Church building was destroyed in a fire. Sherando UMC is located not far from Waynesboro and Stuarts Draft on the Staunton District.
This morning, the saints of Sherando UMC packed the local Ruritan hall for worship, and two new members united with the congregation. Through tears and even moments of holy laughter, fond memories were shared and the congregation demonstrated great resilience as we looked to God's future with hope.
As soon as the news of the fire broke, a number of you reached out to both the Roanoke and Staunton District offices looking for ways to help. Right now, the most useful way to help Sherando is by monetary contributions. If you or your congregation feels moved to support the people of Sherando UMC in this way, please mail a check made out to "Staunton District" to 
Staunton District United Methodist Church
26 Orr Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939
Thank you so much for your prayers and concern. They have been of immeasurable benefit to the church. It is our connection at its best.
Grace and peace,
Doug Forrester
Staunton District Superintendent 
As We Near Advent
Enhance your Advent studies with a devotional written by Matthew Harper, a Hope Beyond the Bars participant studying to become a pastor.

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