South Shore UMC

11525 Big Bend Rd.
Riverview, FL 33579

 Dear Friends!  

YES! Why is this word so difficult to say to God? We want to say yes. We know God is good. We say we trust God. So why is it so hard to say? Often times it is because we have to or think we have to say no to something else. What we need to evaluate is if the thing worth saying yes to is worth the sacrifice. The call from Jesus is, "Do you want life?" What life is Jesus calling you to? What is Jesus asking you to say Yes to? 

Pastor Cory Britt


* Children's Ministry                                              * Youth
* This Month's Challenge                                      * Ministry Opportunities
* Did You Know                                                     * Something To Consider

 "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it." -Albert Einstein

We are here for but a brief span in time. Life as we know it now is just a layover in eternity and we are not living in our final destination. We are sojourners with a song in our ear to live a life more grand than we can comprehend, to be formed into persons we've only dreamed of, with a God who is incomparable yet made himself known in Jesus.

You are not a completed creation of God but being ever transformed. We cannot remain where we are but must learn to have "faith on the move". Over the next four weeks we are going to look at what it means to live as Sojourners. Who has God called us to be? What voice do we listen to for direction? Who do we look to for strength? What path are we taking to get where our heart is calling us?

We drift into bad habits and we accidentally become lost. But good habits, direction, and being found are done with intention and vision. So I ask you, my fellow Sojourners, what vision for life do you have and what are you doing to get there?

When The Coach Calls Your Number
When The Coach Calls Your Number

Are you ready to act when God gives you the chance? Check out this video. What would you have done?




Are you looking for one last thing to do with you kids before school? Are you looking for someone else for them to say, "look at this, look at this, look at this!" to? Are you looking for a few more hours of sanity? Well we have we the solution for you!

The Children's Ministry at SSUMC is having a Summer Fun Week, August 11-13 from 9-12

Fee:  $20 per person.  Multiple family members?  No problem! $20 for the first child and only $5 for each additional sibling!!  

Space is limited!  FREE T-Shirt to all who Pre-Register and Pay in Full by August 5th, 2015.


Click Here to register 





10:00 am = FX in Room 114 for All Ages!! 

(children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult)


11:15 am = Large Group 

Pre K - Rising 5th Graders meet in Room 114








YOUTH! This week promises to be SOMETHING... no matter what, it will at least be something fun! 


Check out the week and bring a friend.

Monday-       Road Rules Scavenger Hunt 6pm-8pm
Tuesday-       Drive in movie meeting at the church at 7:45.   6$/per person  

Wednesday- Messy Games starts at 2pm to 5pm (Be prepared to pick up very                                         messy kids!) 10$/per person 

Thursday-     Field Day/ Game Day weather permitting! 4-6PM

Friday-          Lock-In 20$ per person (includes laser tag, food/snacks, and bandana)                                 5pm- 7am SHARP! 
Total Price for the week 36$ 
Payment for individual days


Sunday Night Live

Sundays from 5-7pm

SNL is our main, weekly program for 6th-12th grade students.  This is a night filled with games, music, dinner and small groups.


South Shore Youth Welcomes Rising 6th Grade Students

Summer time is a time of fun and warm weather, but it's also a time of transition.  Students who were considered elementary school age are now seen as middle schoolers even though they've never been to middle school.  Youth Group is a great place to meet friends and get introduced to students who are a little older.  

Join us on Sunday nights all summer from 5-7pm.





How's your faith nourishment? 



Are you communicating with Jesus?

Reading your Bible, spending time in prayer, in a small group with friends, living your faith in community?



Here is your Prayer/Scripture challenge


16 Day Challenge

The Book of Romans

  1. Pray the A.C.T.S prayer
    1. Adoration: acknowledging God's greatness
    2. Confession: confess your sins to Jesus
    3. Thanksgiving: Give thanks to God
    4. Supplication: ask for God's provision for you and others
  2. Pray: Jesus, reveal your word for me this day.
  3. Read one chapter of Romans (a day)
  4. Note: What verse spoke to you
  5. Note: What does this look like in your life?
  6. Pray: Lord help me live our your word today and show me how to be a part of what you love.
When reading scripture it is good to take your time and absorb it. It is challenging and sometimes confusing. Allow yourself room to be ok with not mastering it in one sitting. Write down your questions, challenge yourself, and allow God to work through the pages.

Read Scripture (this is a scripture reading plan I have followed for almost two years now)
Get involved in helping the community




NEXT STEPS: August 9

Are you looking at going further in your walk with God, but just don't quite know how to do that?

Join our NEXT STEPS class on AUGUST 9 at 12:30

We will talk about how to Pray, getting into good reading habits, discuss good resources, and how to get connected into small groups, fellowship, and service.

Contact Kathi Sheehan at



CAREFEST: September 26

CareFest┬« is a Christ centered community service day. CareFest┬« unites churches, businesses, organizations and cities for the purpose of demonstrating God's love in practical ways. We believe the Church is God's gift to every community, and as we serve our communities together in love as Christ did, we become that gift. 





South Shore UMC will be participating.

Look for sign ups at worship on Sunday.










One of the great ways to grow in our faith is by being in fellowship with other Christians. Fellowship, prayer, study, and service. 

Are you looking for a group?

Are you interested in starting a group?


Please Contact Kathi Sheehan at

DID YOU KNOW?didyouknow













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"I had perceived by experience, how that it was impossible to stablish the lay people in any truth, except the scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue, that they might see the process, order, and meaning of the text."
-William  Tyndale (1494-1536)

William Tyndale, born in Gloucestershire, England, was a scholar and theologian who first translated the Bible into common english in 1525. He believed that one should not have to first become a scholar in order to read the Bible and that it should be made available to the common person. His belief in this matter made him quite controversial. When he succeeded and Bibles were smuggled into England in 1526 he was marked as a heretic by the church which soon lead to his death. I
t wasn't just his work against the church and being marked as a heretic that killed him. He was also vocal against the many divorces of King Henry the 8th.  Tyndale's final words at his execution were, "Lord! Open the King of England's eyes". Four years after Tyndale's death King Henry the 8th asked for english translations of the Bible to be published.
Lives have been risked for the sake of making the revelations of God available to all. What risk do we take in sacrificing time to see what it says?



Cory Britt
South Shore UMC