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.
Prayers of the People

  • "Duck" Spradlin and his wife Peggy as he continues his battle with cancer
  • Carter Conrad, Mary Curtis' brother, still seeing specialists trying to find answers for his ongoing pain.
  • Dan Dowdy, friend of the Hamners
  • Agnes Johnson now at home
  • Brian Gastin, brother-in-law of Pastor Tom & Carol
  • Marian Lawhorne for healing after surgery
  • Bev Butler, brother of Ellen Pitts
  • Grady Lassiter, friend of the Hamners, battling cancer
  • Eileen Piller, friend of the Hamners, battling cancer
  • Jim Lloyd, friend of the Frosts, being treated for acute leukemia
  • The ministry participants with Hope Beyond the Bars and their loved ones that worry for their health & safety. The men are experiencing depression, anxiety, and loneliness due to extreme and extended lockdowns.
  • Our women's prayer group is in prayer for a return to in-person worship that feels more welcoming and inviting to neighbors and friends while remaining safe for everyone.
  • All impacted by natural disasters
  • All effected by COVID-19
  • All scientists, medical staff, and researchers who are working to develop a safe COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Those who are recovering at home and those who are their caregivers.
  • Our shut-ins who are dealing with physical pain and the pain of isolation.

Contact Staci or Pastor Tom to add your joys or concerns to our prayer list
We are looking for someone willing and able to produce DVDs of Pastor Tom's
on-line Sunday services to be mailed out to shut-ins and those not comfortable returning to in-person worship at this time. If you are interested in taking on this important ministry, please contact Pastor Tom.
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Are you interested in a small group book study on Love Does by Bob Goff? 
If so, please contact
Ann Hamner (962-7799)
Janet Stargell (286-3853)
by Oct 12th for more details.
From the Charlottesville District
Putting Love into Action

Our world has been through so much in the past year. COVID, wild fires, hurricanes, wind storms, tornadoes. These events grab the headlines for a short time. But when the news coverage moves on to other stories, the needs remain.

“UMCOR” (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) is one of the many reasons I am proud to be a United Methodist. When the news has moved on, UMCOR remains to bring the love of Christ to people in need.

UMCOR describes its work this way:

When disasters happen, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding – that disaster response is local – forms the foundation for UMCOR’s U.S. disaster training and response efforts.

When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR works with the conference disaster response ministries to provide the following:

  • Financial assistance - emergency grants may be sent when a bishop of the affected conference contacts UMCOR;
  • Expertise - UMCOR's disaster-response experience and knowledge are made available to those in need;
  • Networking - connections with volunteers, experts, local government and other organizations can help communities recover from disaster.

You can read more about UMCOR’s relief efforts at

Have you felt a tug in your heart wondering how you can help people in need this year? One excellent way might be through a special gift to UMCOR. Our Missions Committee invites you to make a special gift to SUMC, designated for “UMCOR Relief.” The Committee then will add to the special contributions out of the Missions budget and send these gifts on their way to put our love into action.

Please send your gifts by October 4th. Thank you for responding in the name of Christ to people in need.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Tom
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If you would like to place an order, call or email Staci in the church office. 434-286-4736
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If you or anyone you know is interested,
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Blessings, Staci