Sugar River
Still Connecting, Growing and Serving
Connect
Lent Drive-Thru Event THIS Sunday, Feb. 14!
Join us anytime between 11am-Noon!
Visit the Connect, Grow, and Serve stations and wave hello to staff and friends while staying in the comfort of your car.*
You can safely drop off & pick up special items including a Lent gift bag for each household and sweet care packages for the kids! Valentine's Day is a great day to share the love, so come on by Sugar River and connect again.
See you there!
*For the health & safety of all, we will be wearing masks and staying distanced. We encourage you to wear a mask as well and ask that you stay in your car the entire time you are at church. Thank you!
Sunday's Online Message
This Sunday is Family Sunday!
Luke 15:11-32
Participate in this fun, family-based worship service planned by Children & Family Ministry with help from our High School Youth. The theme of the day is.... you guessed it-- LOVE!
Joint service with People's & Mount Horeb UMC.
Tune in to Facebook or YouTube at 9:30am!
Invite friends & family to watch with you & share the service!
Keep connecting with us by liking, commenting, or sending us a message whenever you watch the service. We LOVE to interact with you!
Drive-Thru Ash Wednesday
Feb 17, Noon - 1pm. Pastor Gary will impose ashes and offer a brief blessing for a meaningful way to begin the Lenten Season. Ashes will be placed on the back of the hand via the driver's side of your car.* Safety measures have been planned such as an acrylic barrier, masks, hand sanitizer between each person, and more. We look forward to seeing you!
An online Worship Service will also premiere on Facebook & YouTube at 6:30pm.
*For the health & safety of all, we will be wearing masks and staying distanced. We encourage you to wear a mask as well and ask that you stay in your car the entire time you are at church. Thank you!
Hallelujah Chorus for Easter
You and everyone you know is invited to participate in a pre-recorded Easter service presentation of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." People of all ages and musical abilities can sing along. Music booklets and rehearsal tracks for all four parts (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) will be provided by People's Church. You will need: a computer with earbuds, a cell phone to record yourself, and the ability to sing and smile simultaneously! Technical assistance will be available. The deadline for submitting tracks is Sunday, March 7. Email People's UMC Music Director Anne Meyer for complete instructions.

Grow

Core Event NEXT SATURDAY at 10am February 20: "Big Dreams, Big Miracles." We are excited to welcome author & speaker Bill Schultz from The Miracle League of Dane County. More info about the event HERE. Email us to register and get the Zoom link. Grow and Serve have partnered to feature this wonderful cause; see below for ways to support the February Monthly Mission!
*While this event's focus is toward men, all are welcome to learn more about the context and join if interested.
Check out this clip from a news interview w/ Bill about the organization!
Core Groups for Lent Begin Soon!
We have some great options for digging deeper into our Lenten Series "Made for a Miracle"
All are invited to join a virtual Core Group beginning the week of February 21.
Leaders for these Zoom-based groups are ready to guide us through this inspiring study, so reach out to them for details and sign up today!
You can also email core@sugarriverumc.org to sign up or for more information on any of these offerings.
Follow along in the church-wide focus with "Made for a Miracle" 
We have several left! If you'd like to order this great book for only $5.00, please email us right away to save your copy, and we can arrange for you to get it in time for Lent OR simply pick it up at the drive-thru event this weekend!
Generous Hearts
Would you like to give to Sugar River? You can easily give online via our Give Page or within your Realm Connect app! Questions? Contact Dan Day. Your generous hearts make our ministry and missions possible! THANK YOU!

Serve
February Monthly Mission: The Miracle League

We are so delighted to support The Miracle League of Dane County this February because "every child deserves a chance to play baseball!"

Click to read more about this incredible community program, supporting and celebrating every person, regardless of ability level: The Miracle League!

We are collecting donations for a local branch of this program!
$19 will provide a child with a jersey
$25 will provide the organization with a pack of adaptive baseballs
$45 will provide a child with a scholarship to play

Due to COVID-19, there are not plans to provide volunteer opportunities with the program but when we are invited to do so, know that we will share joyfully share the opportunity with you!
 
Are you interested in donating?
Send a check to SRUMC with Miracle League in the memo or drop off a donation at the Drive-Thru Lent Event on Feb. 14th!

Thank you for your generosity!
SERVE Celebration: Community Birthday Bags!

THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS!
Elise Hinzmann kindly volunteered to put the kits together for us and delivered them to the BPNN this past Monday!

Our goal was 30 kits...YOU donated enough for 36 kits! WELL DONE!

Thank you for supporting the Verona community!
Reminder: Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives at SR:

March 18th, April 7th, and May 18th! Stay tuned for more details and links to sign up!

Thank you for considering this life-saving opportunity!
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We care about you! The SR Care Team continues to reach out to people in our congregation to check in. Please let us know if you have any needs, questions, or want to check in.
Simply email here to contact the care team.
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