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.
Please take time to fill out the Listening & Learning Response sent is a separate email. Your participation is vital as we make plans for the coming year.
Any SUMC People Like To Bake?
We are still looking for bakers to provide cookies for Cookies After Church for the next few weeks
Contact Staci to sign-up today.
Upcoming Calendar Items:
Monday, October 4th from 7-9pm: Cluster Charge Conference, includes SUMC and Mt. Zion. ~ This will now be held on Zoom (Links will be sent in a separate email)
October is SUMC's month at Bread of Life - Details to follow
Each Wednesday through October 6th from 10-11:30am at SUMC: Simon Peter Bible study will be held in the fellowship hall
Every Thursday from 10-2: Skippers Senior Club meets in the SUMC fellowship hall.
All seniors are welcome!

Prayers & Praise of the People
The Week of September 26th

  • Bonnie Danley, Madelyn Critzer’s sister, passed away on Tuesday from Covid
  • Bruce Jackson who had shoulder surgery on Monday
  • John Pace who had shoulder surgery on Friday
  • Diane Pullaro's sister-in-law whose baby died in utero - prayers as the family mourns and as she physically recovers
  • John Schlichting's grandmother, who has health struggles
  • Nancy Schlichting's friend, Patty, who is nearing the end of her earthly life
The Week of September 19th
  • Roger Breeden had cataract surgery on Thursday
  • Bonnie, Madelyn Critzer's sister, is in the hospital recovering from Covid
  • Ginny's friend, Joey Sandrige's wife, has been ill since May without any dignosis
  • Ginny's sister, Connie, is very sick with Covid
  • Joy that Amanda's ankle is healed enough to be released from the doctor's care!
  • Joy to have Jack and Joseph Adair in worship and prayers for those in their youth group who have Covid.
  • Chelsey's friend, Kimberly, who had her second brain scan on the 22nd.
  • Diane's sister-in-law, who is pregnant and whose baby has a weak heart
  • Diane's in-laws, who have Covid
The Week of September 12th
  •  The Wormser family as they mourn the loss of Ron’s mother, Edith Wormser
  •  Charles Carter, friend of the Hamners, had a stroke
  •  Tom Lanier, Hope participant, mourning the death of his cousin Robin
  •  Tom Lanier’s brother-in-law, Brian, diagnosed with cancer in a lymph node. 
  •  Praise that Dr. Hedian had recovered from Covid
  •  Praise for Noreen’s 90th birthday!
  •  John Smith whose cancer has shrunk but who still is undergoing treatments
The Week of September 5th
  • Praise for Jeff & Staci's 33rd wedding anniversary
  • Praise for Harvey & Alice's 25th wedding anniversary
  • Praise for Tyler's 29th birthday
  • Mary, friend of Ann Hamner, who is recovering from thyroid cancer surgery on Sept 2nd.
  • The family and friends of Thelma's cousin, Phyllis Johnson, who died from Covid
  • The family and friends of Rev. Canon Fletcher Lowe, who died, leaving his wife of 67 years
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Joyce Jarratt
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
Open Doors Letter Writing Campaign to Encourage Persecuted Christians
Find details by clicking on the link below
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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.