In-person worship at 11am on Sundays with Rev. Laura Stratton, Pastor
Due to the substantial spread of Covid in our area, we encourage everyone, even vaccinated individuals, to wear masks in worship.
Reverend Laura wants to hear from you!
Is there something about God or about the church or about our faith that you want to know more about? Do you have a question about why we do something in worship?

Next Sunday, August 29, Rev. Laura wants to answer some of your questions. So email them to Rev. Laura by Monday morning (8/23).

From Bishop Lewis: Responding to Humanitarian Crises
August 18, 2021 
 
Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 

Over the weekend, our hearts were troubled by the two humanitarian crises around the world. As a church, we will continue to join in prayer as we "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15). We ask churches to remember the call to join in prayer for those who are suffering, by remembering both the people in Afghanistan and Haiti. 

As we wait to see how the church can share hope with the world overwhelmed by such crises, we would like to offer ways to respond to the relief work in Haiti. The devastation caused by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake is compounded with extreme poverty and social and political unrest to a nation barely recovering from the previous earthquake in 2010.  
 
The Eglise Methodiste d'Haiti (EMH), led by Bishop Jean-Lesley Dorcely, sent out a request to aid the people impacted by this earthquake with food, water filters, humanitarian kits, and tarps. In response to this request, we ask churches in the Virginia Annual Conference to respond in the following ways. 

1.     UMCOR Disaster Relief Fund (#982450) - 100 percent of what is sent to the UMCOR Disaster Relief Fund will aid the recovery effort in Haiti. Please send the fund directly to UMCOR or use the online giving option below.
 
2.     VAUMC Disaster Relief to Eglise Methodiste d'Haiti - This fund will help the churches of EMH directly impacted by the earthquake to help their recovery. This fund will also be used to provide food, water filters, kits, and traps directly to people in the circuits (districts) impacted. 
 
3.    Join Prayer Vigil on Aug 26, 2021 at 7 pm - We will host a prayer vigil remembering the victims of this earthquake and lifting up the work of relief through a virtual prayer vigil. The prayer vigil will be premiered on Youtube and VAUMC’s Facebook page. 
 
  
We are grateful for the work of all our churches, as we unite in prayer and mission to share the good news of Jesus Christ to this world! 
Peace and Blessings, 
Sharma D. Lewis 

Resources 

A Prayer for Haiti, Discipleship Ministries, January 15, 2010 - Click here

Online giving to UMCOR Disaster Relief Fund - Click here
 
Upcoming Calendar Items:

Friday, August 20th: Bread of Life Unload and Packing at 1:00 behind the Scottsville
School Apartments
Saturday, August 21st: Bread of Life Distribution at 8am at the Scottsville School
Apartments (This is not SUMC's month but volunteers are welcome.)
Sunday, August 22nd: Administrative Council meeting following worship in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, September 1st from 10-11:30am: Bible Study
Every Thursday from 10-2: Skippers Senior Club meets in the SUMC fellowship hall.
All seniors are welcome!
Save the Dates

Sunday, September 5th at 11am: Faithful Praise will lead us in worship
Saturday, September 25th from 2:30-5:30: B.L.A.S.T. Event ~ Fall Festival (see details below)
Monday, October 4th from 7-9pm: Cluster Charge Conference, includes SUMC and Mt. Zion, at Palmyra UMC ~ 258 Palmyra Way.
Sunday, October 10th at 11am: SUMC Homecoming

Community Event
Our next B.L.A.S.T. children's event is a Fall Festival on September 25th from 2:30-5:30pm at Mt. Zion UMC!!! We will have several stations and games for kids and families to attend. Here are some of the things we have planned.
*  Arts and crafts (cross necklaces, banner making, scratch off leaves, etc)
 *  Pumpkin Station – tentative based on availability of pumpkins (decorate a pumpkin, guess the weight of a pumpkin, pumpkin ring toss)
 *  Obstacle Course
 *  Scavenger Hunt through the cemetery
 *  Yard Games/Carnival Games
 *  Cake Walk
 *  Petting zoo
There are many components to this event so we are hoping many of you will be able to come and help on the day of the event. Here are some of the areas where we need help.
*  Set up (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
 *  Clean Up (5:30pm – finished)
 *  Parking (set up signs to designate parking and monitor the parking area when crowded)
 *  Run the cake walk every 15 minutes or so. (start the music, stop the music, draw a number, announce the winner, etc.)
 *  Welcome guests at the welcome table and pass out goodie bags as they leave
 *  2 Arts and Crafts leaders
 *  Run the petting zoo, stand with animals and answer questions, monitor safety, etc.
 *  Help kids with pumpkin painting
 *  Collect estimates on the weight of the pumpkin
 *  Lead games
 *  Ring toss
 *  Scavenger hunt
 *  Grab an apple (like bobbing for apples but with hands)
 *  Needle in haystack search (kids search for prizes)
 *  Pumpkin knock down (throw a ball at a target)
 *  Corn hole
 *  Donate cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, etc. for the cake walk
If you would like to help, please email Chelsey Lundgren.
We are really excited for this event and hoping it will be a big success!
Prayers & Praise of the People
Week of August 15th
·     Ruth Jackson & family as they mourn the loss of her mother Dixie on Wednesday
·       Joy that Philip and Emma had a girl - Georgia Kate
·       Bev Baber and her family as they mourn the death of her uncle, Malcolm Butler
·       For the people of Haiti
·       For the people of Afghanistan
·       Locklan, Rev. Laura's nephew, who has either Lyme disease
Week of August 8th
·       Joy for family visits
·    Travel mercies for everyone on the road and in the air
·    Diano Pullaro and her family as they mourn the death of her uncle and her aunt
·    The family and friends of Bob Srigley, who died
·    The family and friends of Blair Collins, who died
·     Blair's mother who is in the hospital
·     Sandy's friend, Jim, who had a stroke
·     Sandy's friend's sister, Brenda, who broke her hip and had surgery
·     Jack Emilut
·     The Morris Family: joy that the baby is discharged from the hospital and continued prayers for the 18-year old. Joy that he has a little sensation in his legs.
Week of August 1st
  • Diane Pullaro’s uncle, who is on life support
  • Morris Family, who was in a bad car accident on 20 and the father who is in the ICU.
  • All affected by the storm on July 28th.
  • Joy that Randy Haney's youngest son found a place to live.
  • Joy for Jack and Ann's 51st wedding anniversary.
  • Joy that Sammy Herndon's surgery was successful. He gives thanks for all of the
support.
Week of July 25th
·       Sammy Herndon’s back surgery went well. Prayers for his recovery.
·       Ellen Pitts: No follow-up treatments necessary! An MRI is scheduled at the end of
September
·       May Roy, Lucia, and their family as they mourn the death of Mary Roy’s brother last
week.
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Tillie Adcock
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
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
Mark Your Calendars Now!

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