SHEPHERD'S E-NEWS
SHUMC CELEBRATING 40 YEARS

Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
June 21, 2019
WEEKLY PRAYER

Lord, help me to not despise or oppose what I do not understand. 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 confidentially 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.

SERMON SCHEDULE:

June 22-23, 2019
Sounds of Silence
I Kings 19:1-15a, Psalm 42

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

Due to technical difficulty, the sermon link is not available
in this issue of ENews.
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.
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!


A Memorial Service will be held for Helen Ford on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Reception to follow in the Narthex.
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

The Voice will be printed for a combined July/August issue. 

If you have articles you want to include, please submit them to the office no later than Monday, June 24.  
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
Pastor Deborah will be doing a sermon series on "Messy Spirituality" in August and we plan on running a concurrent class. 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.

Watch for details on class meeting times and book procurement.
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.
School Supplies Needed

The Dysart Community Center needs school supplies for 325 students who participate in their programs. The Center offers students a variety of activities to promote education, skill-building, civic engagement, the arts and mentorships. The number of youth served through programming, services and special events is 700. Approximately 27.9% of El Mirage residents are below poverty level.

Please be generous as you shop for school supplies for the Dysart Community Center. These children need our help for this school year. Please leave your donations in the box at the Kiosk.

Mary Jane Banfield, Mission Chair


THE SHEPHERDS’ D.A.S.H.
( D ocumented A sylum
S eekers H elp)


MISSION PROJECT
PLEASE DONATE THE FOLLOWING:

JUNE
NEW PACKAGED UNDERWEAR
FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
SIZES SMALL & MEDIUM REQUESTED
DIAPERS NEEDED

FOR D.A.S.H. PROJECT

(Donations can be placed in
the box located at the Kiosk).
RUMMAGE SALE UPDATES

Pick-ups quiet down as we head into the hot days of summer but can be arranged if we are given enough notice. If you require a pickup before the fall when it is cooler and we have more people available, please contact the church office and your call will be referred. If you need to drop off items, Shawn opens the containers on the 2 nd and 4 th Tuesday. Left container is for furniture items and right is for all others.

Our next sort and pack is 9/13 and drop-offs will be the preceding 4 days. We have changed the date to allow more time for people to start returning.
While having an annual rummage sale requires a lot of work by a lot of people, the benefits are more than worth our efforts. The friendships and comraderie that develop are wonderful. We make donations to Missions and we help our church by donating to the Trustees who in turn use the money to make improvements to our facilities. One such improvement is the sound system in the Fellowship Hall which can now be appreciated not only by our members but also our guests. Another improvement is the prayer room – the Trustees did a great job creating a warm, soothing environment!

So a big thanks to all who help through your donations, your physical work or prayers! And a big thanks to those who work the Arts and Craft Booth . Lil Mueller has done a wonderful job for years – thanks Lil – and this past sale, she starting turning the reins over to Charlotte Spellman – thanks Charlotte for stepping up. Lil was there to help along with Lori Moody, Judy Gerboth and her daughter. If anyone has an interest in helping out in this area, feel free to volunteer.
Remember – sale dates are 11-7-11/9 with set up the week before!

Pat Burke, Chair


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.

JUNE 26 - MRS. DOUBTFIRE starring Robin Williams and
Sally Field.

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.

IMAGINE 40 MORE YEARS
CAMPAIGN PROGRESS

Progress as of June 1, 2019

133 Pledges

Total Dollars Pledged $179,776

Total Dollars Received $145,053

40 YEARS AGO

It happened in 1979 President Carter and Soviet Leader, Leonid Brezhnev signed SALT II treaty limiting nuclear weapons.
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
DYSART COMMUNITY CENTER
NEEDS SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Dysart Community Center provides students with a variety of activities to promote education, skill-building, civic engagement, the arts and mentorships.

After-School Program:
♦ One hour homework session each day with additional 20 minutes for reading, with 80% student participation;
♦ One hour of physical activity;
♦ One nutritious meal per day;
♦ Developmental needs are nurtured in small group activities: Social skills and
values like anger management, teamwork, and respect for diversity are
taught;
♦ Arts and crafts, science projects, music lessons, and various enrichment
projects through many organizational partnerships.

The number of youth annually participating in the Dysart Community Center is 325. The number of youth served through programming, services, and special events is 700. The 2013 census shows that 27.9% of El Mirage residents are below poverty level. Please be generous as you shop for school supplies for the Dysart Community Center. The children need our help for this school year.

Mary Jane Banfield, Mission Chair 
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 June 24— June 30
    
Saturday, June 22
 1:00 PM - Helen Ford Memorial Service
4:00 PM - Worship Service (Chapel)
 
Sunday, June 23
10:00 AM - Worship Service (Sanctuary) 

Monday, June 24  

Tuesday, June 25
Rummage Collection at the containers 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - Men's Prayer Group, Prayer Room
11:00 AM - Tai Chi - Intermediate, Fellowship Hall
12:15 PM - Tai Chi - Beginners, Fellowship Hall
4:30 PM - TOPS, Choir Room

Wednesday, June 26
10:45 AM - VEW Meeting, Conference Room
11:00 AM - Learning to Pray Class, Rev. Richard Northup, F/H Meeting Room
1:30 PM - Movie "Mrs. Doubtfire," Fellowship Hall
Thursday, June 27
11:00 AM - Cancer Support Group, Prayer Room

Friday, June 28
9:00 AM - Bulletin Stuffers, Conference Room

Saturday, June 29
4:00 PM - Worship Service, Chapel

Sunday, June 30
10:00 AM - Worship Service, Sanctuary 
 
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