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.
Any SUMC People Like To Bake?
Sign up to bake/buy and share your favorite cookies with the congregation following church on the patio at SUMC
Beginning Sunday, October 3rd and continuing as long as the weather allows.
Contact Staci to sign-up today.
Upcoming Calendar Items:
Saturday, September 25th from 2:30-5:30: B.L.A.S.T. Event ~ Fall Festival ~ Invite your family & friends and join in the fall fun!
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)
Each Wednesday through October 6th from 10-11:30am at SUMC: Simon Peter Bible study will be held in the fellowship hall
Sunday, October 10th at 11am: SUMC Homecoming Has Been Postponed
Every Thursday from 10-2: Skippers Senior Club meets in the SUMC fellowship hall.
All seniors are welcome!
Upcoming Community Event Information Below
We can never have enough hands to clean up, so if you are available, your help would be greatly appreciated.
It's Not Too Late to Participate
in the B.L.A.S.T. Fall Festival
If you would like to bake something for the cake walk event, please have your goodies to Mt. Zion between the hours of 12:30 & 2:30.
Invite a friend and stay for the fun!
Prayers & Praise of the People
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
Week of August 29th
  • The Hamner's friend, Mary Yager, is scheduled to have surgery for thyroid cancer this Thurs., Sept. 2nd at UVa Hospital. 
  • Praise that Diane Pullaro's cousin is home from Afghanistan!
  • The family and friends of Staci's cousin, Todd, who died
  • Nancy Schlichting's friend, Patty, under hospice care and at the end of her life
  • Joyce Jarratt's son, who is doing better from his Covid infection, and also his girlfriend and her father. The father is in the ICU.
  • Rev. Laura's grandmother who is on comfort care
  • Rev. Laura's nephew, Locklan, who has facial paralysis from Lyme disease
  • The family and friends of the service people killed in Afghanistan
  • The situation in Afghanistan
  • All affected by Hurricane Ida
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
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Blessings, Staci
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of the most recent minutes available.