In-person worship at 11am on Sundays.
Pastor Tom will continue to post a pre-recorded sermon every Sunday morning on Facebook & YouTube. Watch your email for direct links to our on-line worship.

Sunday, July 4th
Following worship
We will have a
welcome reception for
Pastor Laura Stratton
and her family.

We hope to see you all there!
Dear Friends in Christ,
We are so excited to be in Scottsville! Thank you all so much for the incredible welcome you have shown us. Your generosity in giving of your time to ready the parsonage, to provide us with food, and to create the incredible gift basket for the girls is humbling and deeply appreciated.
I enjoyed reading the story pages that y’all created for me, and I look forward to meeting each of you!
I thought I’d use the story pages as inspiration and share a few things about myself.
My Church: My home church is Luray United Methodist Church in Luray, VA. I’ve also either attended or worked at several other churches – Williamsburg UMC, Pyatigorsk UMC, Bethesda UMC, Wesley UMC in Vienna, and Del Ray UMC. I then served Page UMC for 8 years as their pastor. I feel blessed I now get to add 2 more churches to this list!
My Favorite Hymn: I have too many favorites to choose from! A few that I love are It Is Well, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Hymn of Promise, Pass It On, Stand By Me, As the Deer, and Trading My Sorrows.
My Favorite Scripture Verse: John 13:34-35 – I had this verse shown when I was ordained.
I will share more in future newsletters. I pray that everyone has a safe and fun Fourth of July!
In Christ,
Pastor Laura

Listening Sessions with
Pastor Laura
Starting in July, Pastor Laura
will be hosting a series of
“listening sessions”
for our congregation.
 These sessions will give everyone an opportunity to answer the following questions:
  1. What is the one thing that I, as the new Pastor, need to know about this congregation?
  2. What is one way that we are going to reach new people in this area?
  3. What is one dream that you have for our church?
The sessions will be held in the Fellowship Hall on the following dates:
               Tuesday, July 13 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
               Thursday, July 15 – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
               Wednesday, July 21 – 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
               Tuesday, July 27 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Signup sheets are in the Narthex
Week of July 4th
  • We give thanks and praise for our new pastor, Rev. Laura Stratton and her family, husband J.R. and daughters Annabelle and Elizabeth (Lizzy). We look forward to the blessings that God has in store for SUMC and Mt. Zion under Pastor Laura's leadership.
  • J.R. Stratton: J.R.'s uncle passed away on July 2nd.
  • Ellen Pitts: Ellen is scheduled to undergo surgery on July 9th to remove a tumor from her lower back.
Week of June 27th
  • Marcia Warring: Marcia, Bob Warring's mom, is recovering from partial hip replacement surgery on Friday, June 18th.
Week of June 20th
  • John Smith: John has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
  • Roger Breeden: Roger had eye surgery this past Thursday, June 18th and is recovering at home for 2 weeks.
  • Bobbie Pugh: Bobbie, Randy Haney's sister, has been moved to a rehab center in Charlottesville to recover after receiving a pace maker.
Week of June 13th
  • We rejoice with Tom & Carol Frost as they celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 12th.
  • Prayers for safe travels for Ann and Jack Hamner's granddaughter, Addie and her aunt Kirsty. They are leaving this Friday for a wonderful 12-day trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos.
Long Term Requests
  • John Smith & his mother Katie
  • Tillie Adcock
  • Bev Butler, Ellen Pitts' brother
  • Bob Srigley, friend of Ginny Haney
  • Eileen Pilar, friend of the Hamners, battling cancer
  • Hope Beyond the Bars prison ministry participants & volunteers
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
  • All scientists, medical staff, and researchers who are working to stop this pandemic.
  • Those who are recovering at home and their caregivers.
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Blessings, Staci
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