SHEPHERD'S E-NEWS
SHUMC CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
June 28, 2019
WEEKLY PRAYER
Be, Lord Jesus, a bright flame before me,
a guiding star above me,
a smooth path below me,
a kindly shepherd behind me:
today, tonight and forever.   AMEN.

Pastor on Call for Emergencies: 623-584-7642
Prayer Line: 623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: Please send your prayer requests to prayers@shepherdofthehills.org
. Join Us for Worship in Two Different Styles:

Saturday 4:00 p.m. “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Intimate Worship in the Chapel
Especially for those who love the old hymns,
 and that small church “hometown” feel

Sunday 10:00 a.m. "Spirited Traditional Worship"
In the Sanctuary, with Choir, Organ, Piano
Enjoy a variety of musical styles and hymnody

THE PRAISE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:45 a.m. WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. SEE YOU IN THE FALL!

INTERCESSORY PRAYER AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS

Bill and Linda White have been members at SHUMC for two years, sing in the choir and are offering a time on Sundays following the 10:00 A.M. service for Intercessory Prayer.

Intercessory Prayer is an opportunity to have someone assist you and praying for vital concerns. All requests remain confidential unless permission is given to share with others. Since confidentiality is maintained, there is no limit as to what subject can be addressed,

Bill and Linda have been doing this for about 19 years at large and small churches where they were members. In the future, they hope to offer opportunities for other individuals to join them as intercessors in this worthwhile endeavor. Rest assured you will be trained before taking on
this task.

If you are interested or would like more information, you may contact them via email blwhite32@cox.net or by phone at 623-688-7417.
WEST VALLEY FOOD BANK
Please bring your non-perishable food donations next weekend, July 6 and July 7. Your donations will benefit the West Valley Food Bank. Bring your food donations to the Kiosk.

SERMON SCHEDULE:

June 29-30, 2019
"God in the Storm"
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20

July 6-7, 2019
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"
Matthew 5:1-12

SERMONS
June 22 - 23, 2019

"Sounds of Silence"
Pastor Deborah Lerner
June 15 - 16, 2019

"3"
Pastor Lee Hirt
A Memorial Service will be held for Dorothy Hebert on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Stephanie Soon will officiate the service at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ.

A Memorial Service will be held for Bonnie Caldwell on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel. Pastor Alma Aguirre-Olivares will officiate.
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church

Pastor Deborah is offering two 4-week classes: one series in July, and then she is offering the same classes in August, based on a book “Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church.”   Topics for discussion include “Is the practice of homosexuality compatible with Christian teaching?” And “Is same gender marriage compatible with Christian teaching?” The classes will be a time for reflection, sharing and finding answers to your questions. Our church will be changing in undefined ways as we move forward. Bring your questions and wonderings. Be ready to hear challenging ideas from others.

Four opportunities will be offered to give you many possibilities to come!

Wednesdays at 3 PM July 10, 17, 24, 31
Fridays at 11 AM July 12, 19, 26, August 2
Tuesdays at 3 PM August 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursdays at 6:30 PM Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29

The book is available in the church office for $12. The first class will begin Wednesday, July 10 at 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. Please sign up for the class that best fits your schedule at the Kiosk or by the church office.
" Ask Me Anything" with Pastor Deborah Lerner

Pastor Deborah will be available on Sunday, July 14 and Sunday, August 4 at 11:30 AM to take on any questions you may have about faith, prayer, Christian lifestyles, where the UMC is heading, where our annual conference is heading. Mark your calendars for “Ask Me Anything” and join her for a time of conversation. Bring an open heart and the things that are on your mind. Let's talk!
REMINDER: PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF ANY CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE CALENDAR. IF YOU RESERVE A ROOM & FORGET TO TELL US YOU ARE NOT GOING TO NEED IT, THIS LIMITS THE USE FOR OTHERS AND WASTE SHAWN'S VALUABLE TIME.
THANK YOU!
Last Chance
to buy a ticket for the picnic!
Church Picnic
COME JOIN US!
WHEN: JULY 7
TIME: 11:30 A.M.
FELLOWSHIP HALL
$7.00

TICKETS SOLD AT KIOSK
Sing-Along with
Bill Moore-Patriotic Music & Hymns
Menu

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Cole Slaw
Chips
Watermelon
Coffee, Lemonade or
Ice Tea
LEARNING TO PRAY STUDY

Currently Rev. Richard Northup is leading, "Learning to Pray"
 a six week study to learn practices of prayer from many traditions and times. The study began Wednesday, June 12 and continues through July 17. They meet in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room at 11 AM. The study uses Teresa A. Blythe's book, "50 Ways to Pray" and can be purchased for ($12.50).
Can I Trust God with My Health?

Life's storms have a way of challenging our faith in God's provision and guiding hand. This study invites us to address a variety of questions about health and faith, by looking at Scripture, theological positions, the reality of the world around us and our own lives. We will make time to discern how the answers to these questions alter our relationship with God. Finally we will choose how we want to apply our leanings. Some of the topics included are Health, Disability, Stress and Sleep. 

Once you sign up for this class, please pick up your reading materials at the church office. 

Suggested Reading Materials contribution: $6.00
From July 25 to August 29
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Conference Room
"Messy Spirituality" Sermon Series and Class

Pastor Deborah will be doing a sermon series on "Messy Spirituality" in August and we plan on running a concurrent class with Rev. Rick and Linda Walker. The class will use the book by Mike Yaconelli entitled, "Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People."

The book is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to's and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

The classes will begin Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. and run for 6 weeks, ending on September 20, 2019. This class will meet in Fellowship Hall. A sign-up sheet will be available next week.
Changing Seasons

Does your address change from season to season? Please keep SHUMC updated on changes by indicating on your Prayer & Presence Card, or call/email:
623-584-2280 church@shepherdofthehills.org

Need to update your emergency contact information at the church? There are forms in the hallway by the office, or just send us the basic information in an email. We need your name, current address and phone numbers. Then give us the “In case of emergency, please notify” names, their relationship to you, phone numbers and address.
GREETERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY 10:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICES. QUESTIONS, CALL BEV BIRDSELL
AT 217-690-3913
OR SIGN UP IN THE OFFICE.
Save the Date!

40th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, November 17, 2019

3:30 p.m. Choir Concert & 5:00 p.m. Dinner

Watch The Voice and Bulletin Announcements for more details
VOLUNTEER FOR
THE VEW TEAM
(Visually Enhanced Worship)

Do you enjoy the VEW? At this time, we have a need for camera and computer operators to help on the VEW team. Training will be provided.

To volunteer, or if you have questions, please contact Gail Colclough at 623-537-9902 or Deb Helgeson at 623-322-58166.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP

July topic - Nutrition:
Budget friendly ways to include fruits & veggies.
 
Monday, July 1
1:00-2:30 p.m.
FH Meeting Room
For questions, please call Sharon Stewart
623-225-5663 or
Register in the
SHUMC office
623-584-2280

The Chronic Pain Support Group meets monthly and has a variety of speakers. Attendance is open to all.
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SUMMER MOVIES RETURNING SOON!
Free movies will be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on select Wednesdays. Free snacks will be served. All are welcome so bring your friends and neighbors for summer movie fun in a cool environment.


JULY 10 - A DOG'S WAY HOME

JULY 24 - RATATOUILLE

AUGUST 7 - DREAMER starring Kurt Russell and
Dakota Fanning.

AUGUST 21 - MARY POPPINS RETURNS starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

SEPTEMBER 4 - THE SANDLOT

SEPTEMBER 18 - GREENBOOK

OCTOBER 2 - PLACES IN THE HEART starring Sally Field.

OCTOBER 16 - TOOTSIE starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray and Geena Davis.
Have you noticed the absence of a person in worship?
 
The CARE team is truly appreciative when you notify us about someone who has been absent from worship or when you will be gone for several weeks. There are many reasons why any of us might not be able to attend worship. However, we do not want to miss someone who may need the CARE team. Using the Prayer & Presence cards is a perfect way to alert us. If you would write the name of the absent person in the “comments” section of the card, the CARE team will contact them to learn of any support we may offer them. The CARE team follows up with phone calls if a person is absent for three consecutive weeks or as needed.
THANK YOU for being a caring congregation and always looking after each other.

In God’s love,
SHUMC CARE Team.
 
Please join us in prayer for…
Our sister United Methodist Congregations:
Fort Yuma UMC
Gila Mountain UMC, Yuma
Haven UMC, Jerome

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are always welcome and needed to assist with sorting food at St. Mary's Food Bank in Surprise on the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Call Becky Fay at 623-518-9502.
 
D.A.S.H.
Volunteer to help cook & serve lunch on the 1st Saturday of the month to documented asylum seekers.
Saturday, July 6th
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Carpooling is encouraged.

Sign up sheet in the church office


 

Coups For Troops Update
We are collecting manufacturer's coupons only - no store coupons, no rebates, no fast food, and no restaurant. Coupons are going to family bases so all kinds of manufacturer's coupons are useful including those for children and baby items, automobile products, household and laundry supplies and, of course, groceries and toiletries. Any questions about the program, please contact Sand'ee Spears. (623) 546-6775
MISSIONS MINISTRY
School supplies are needed this school year, which is fast approaching for the Dysart Community Center. Collection ends July 31. Here are some of the personal care items needed in the month of August: Shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, combs, brushes, hair ties, and other personal care items.
School supplies are greatly appreciated and needed.

Please drop these items off at the Kiosk or in the office.
 
AUGUST MISSION PROJECT
THE MISSION COMMITTEE WILL BE COLLECTING
BOTTLED WATER FOR THE
D.A.S.H. - D OCUMENTED A SYLUM S EEKERS H ELP PROJECT
PLEASE DROP OFF THE BOTTLES/CASES AT THE KIOSK
OR IN THE CHURCH OFFICE
 
Have you heard about AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. Check it out and if you do shop on Amazon consider using AmazonSmile and choose Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church as your charitable organization.
Alternative Revenue Sources

             SHUMC Window Decals – Purchase at the office for only $5 and $1 of that will go to Missions. Easy to apply yourself and perfect for your golf carts too!
            Recycling Paper & Cardboard - There are recycling bins located in the southwest side of the church parking lot for paper and cardboard. You may deposit cardboard, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, computer paper, office paper and phone books, junk mail, shredded paper in clear plastic bags, colored paper, paper bags, pizza boxes, paperback books, cereal boxes, and hard covered books. No aluminum or plastic please! SHUMC receives $20 per ton of recycled paper from the recycling company, so you can support your church and the environment, too!
            Fry’s Community Rewards Program - You can help SHUMC every time you shop at any location of Fry’s Foods. Participants are required to have an email and must enroll your Fry’s VIP card, and you need to re-enroll August every year to keep donations happening. If you need a VIP card, they can be obtained at any Fry’s location. If you have a Fry’s VIP Card, all you need to do is enroll your card online at www.FrysCommunityRewards.com , and then every time you shop and present your VIP card SHUMC will be credited and receive a reward from Fry’s based on your purchases. The church office has printed instructions for “Creating and Online Fry’s Account” and “Registering for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program”.
Weekly Church Calendar for July 1— July 7
    
Saturday, June 29
4:00 PM - Worship Service (Chapel)
 
Sunday, June 30
10:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary) 

Monday, July 1  
10:15 AM - Parkinson Exercise Class (Fellowship Hall)
1:00 PM - Chronic Pain Management (Fellowship Hall Meeting Room)
Tuesday, July
7:00 AM - Men's Prayer Group (Prayer Room)
11:00 AM - Tai Chi Practice - (Fellowship Hall)
2:00 PM - SPRC (Fellowship Hall Meeting Room)
4:30 PM - TOPS (Choir Room)

Wednesday, July 3
9:30 AM - Staff Meeting (Conference Room)
10:45 AM - VEW Meeting, Conference Room
11:00 AM - Learning to Pray with Rev. Richard Northup (F/H Meeting Room)
Thursday, July 4
OFFICE CLOSED

Friday, July 5
9:00 AM - Bulletin Stuffers (Conference Room)
10:00 AM - Dorothy Hebert Memorial Service (West Resthaven Funeral Home)

Saturday, July 6
11:00 AM - Volunteers serve lunch to D.A.S.H. (Location withheld)
4:00 PM - Worship Service (Chapel)

Sunday, July 7
10:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary)
11:30 AM - Church Picnic (Fellowship Hall)
 
Shepherd of the Hills
United Methodist Church
13658 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375-3700
Website: www.shepherdofthehills.org
Email:church@shepherdofthehills.org
Office: 623-584-2280
FAX: 623-584-1868
Pastor-On-Call for Emergencies:
623-584-7642
Prayer Requests:
623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: prayers@shepherdofthehills.org