No In-Person Worship or Sunday School on Sunday, August 1 - Virtual Worship Only at 9:00 and 11:00
Our plans to return to the pre-pandemic worship schedule have been delayed by an increase in COVID cases in our area. I regret to tell you but I am included in those numbers having tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning. Even though I had the vaccine, the doctor shared with me that break-through cases are becoming more prevalent in our community. That being said, for the first three days of this week I exposed the staff and others in the church to the virus.
I spoke with our District Superintendent, David Thompson, and consulted with our lay leadership and staff about worship this week. We agreed that the best option for Sunday, August 1, will be to have no in-person worship and provide virtual worship at 9:00 and 11:00. The 9:00 service will be a replay of a contemporary service and the 11:00 service will be a replay of traditional worship service. There will also be no Sunday School. 
You will not receive the usual eBlast and newsletter this week since there could be more changes to come as a result of the uptick in the pandemic. More information will soon follow regarding the direction we plan to take and any revisions we will make to the schedules for worship, programs, and meetings.
Thank you for your understanding and your faithful support of our church as we continue to face uncertain days. Please keep the pastors, staff, and lay leadership in your prayers as we determine the best direction for our church to take. 

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9:00am Contemporary Worship
11:00am Traditional Worship

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See Below for Content
from our regular Newsletter:
Our Deepest Sympathies
To Mary Brittain and family on the loss of her mother Joann Fritz, who passed away Monday July, 26, 2021 in Buffalo, NY.

Gifts have been given:
In Honor of Margot Howard’s Birthday to the Preschool by, an Anonymous Donor
In Honor of Stella & Bud Avret by, Joyce & Jimmy Bankston
In Honor of Our Church Family by, Joyce & Jimmy Bankston

And in Memory of John Barton by;
-His SSUMC Usher Team of Many Years,
-Joyce & Jimmy Bankston,
-Becky & Lawrence Bridges,
-Libby & Ward Sweat,
-The Beacon Sunday School Class

Prayer Requests
Please take time this week and pray for these individuals:
New Prayer Concerns:
GeeGee & Robert Adams, Vicky Adams, Bud Avret, The Family of John Barton, Rev. David Bohannon, Mary Brittain & family, Shirley Christensen, Darlene Cramer, The Rev. Joyce & Bill Harris, Teresa Helf, Barbara Hill, Danny Hill, Jay Hodges, Kay Holmes, Vernon Langford, Sharon Longmire, Jimmy Orr, Janet Parmelee, Sally Piccione, Ann & Bill Pickard, Cindy Prigg, Donald Rewis, Tennille Sanders, Chuck Sharp & wife, Michael Vice, Scott Waddell, Dee West, John “Whitey” White, Mary Lou Wilcox, Nancy Roundtree Williams family, Stan Wilson
Ongoing Prayer Concerns:
Diana Bailey, Lauren Belt, Tilman Blakely, Ranny Blount, Marcia Boney, Billy June Boyd, Carolyn Bruce, Beth Carey, Lanier Dobrenic, Terri Dunkle, Julia Epstein, Virginia Fortunato, Connie Hallowes, Ginny Holt, Elwanda Hopkins, Amelia Lasater, Shannon Lemmon, Ellie Leroux, Nathan Meadows, Read Montague Family, Spence Mullis, Sandy & Jerry Peterson, Dick Pipe, Don Proctor, Mable Proctor, George Raiford, Bob Rewis, Irene Rohan, Mary Stivers, Dave Vandersall, Paul Wilska, Bobbé Wooldridge, Hollis Youngner, Beverly Zeller, Our Nation
Assisted Living Prayer:
Magnolia Manor: JoAnne Alford, Jack Jenkins, Marjorie Lawrence, Pat Miller, Norma Mock, Joyce Parry, Charlotte Petty, Larry Varnadoe
Senior Care: Anne Pinson
Marsh’s Edge Assisted: Judy Clifton, Nancy Reynolds
When a name is added to the New Prayer Concerns they will remain for TWO weeks unless the office is notified of an ongoing prayer concern. BOLDED names indicate a new addition or current concern.

Financial Report
For your convenience you may give online by visiting our website at and click on the Giving tab.
July 25, 2021
Tithes & Offerings Received | $ 16,785.22
Received YTD | $600,532.44
Expenses YTD | $610,910.53
Budgeted Amount YTD | $669,169.92
Building Fund YTD | $2,946.00

July 25, 2021
Total In-Person Worship | 257
9:00am | 97 11:00am | 160
Total Online Worship Views| 380
9:00am | 195 11:00am | 185
Sunday School/Small Groups | 112

Join the Church
If you would like to join St. Simons United Methodist Church you may do so by one of three ways:
(1) Profession of Faith in Jesus Christ
(2) Transfer from another United Methodist congregation
(3) Transfer from another denomination
If you are interested in more information about becoming a member contact Rev. Tom Jones

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Rev. Tom Jones, Senior Pastor | 678.343.3767
Rev. Richard Soper, Associate Pastor | 912.222.2139
Kevin Lamb, Director of Music Ministries
Anne Frazier, Church Administrator
Heather Keefer, Director of Student Ministries
Allen Morrison, Director of Media and Communications
Carolyn Hamilton, Finance
Mary Brittain, Preschool Director
Holly Lamb, Contemporary Music Associate
Sondra Anderson, Pianist
Church Office: 912.638.3317