During Lent, we come together on Sunday evenings (beginning this Sunday, February 25) for a covered dish dinner and a program. This Sunday, Leap of Faith will be bringing the program. Please join your church family!
On March 18, the Lenten dinner program will be the 5th Annual Church Family Feud. To prepare, the responses of 100 people are needed. Please take a few moments to respond to potential Church Family Feud questions by clicking here.
Some of you may remember TJ and his mom, Anna, who attended church here one Sunday in December when they helped light the Advent Candle during the 11 am service. TJ lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 7, and has been welcomed into heaven.
On a day when many of us will be sharing in the blessings of a Super Bowl gathering, the SUMC youth are asking for your help in sharing some blessings globally. Our teens will have a super, or “Souper,” Bowl in the sanctuary during both services Sunday to collect coins for Heifer International. Paper currency is also welcome. Heifer International is an agency that provides sustainable food and water options to families around the world.
The Lenten dinners will begin on Sunday, February 25th and run for 5 weeks ending on March 25th. Each dinner will begin at 5:00; main dish, rolls, and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish for the table.
My running route has turned into somewhat of an obstacle course with discarded Christmas trees strewn on the sidewalks. As I was running, I thought, only a month ago, these trees held special meaning and had a prominent place in the warmth and love of homes. And only a few weeks later, they are thrown to the curbside. The once beautiful, green branches decorated with lights and ornaments are now a tarnished brown, waiting to be burned or shredded into mulch.
The end of one year and the beginning of another is usually a time to look back to what has been and to look forward to what can be. To look back includes both the positive, as well as the negative, things. To look forward to what can be or should be possible is also an important exercise. As we stand at the threshold of a brand new year, it might help us explore the answer to the above exercise by reexamining one of the classic Peanuts cartoon strips.
In today’s fast-paced life, many of us miss the chance to connect with people through the written word. For the month of May, the Witness Committee challenges every member of our church family to slow down and send a handwritten note to someone meaningful in your life. Blank notecards are available in the back of the sanctuary, or you can send your own. Maybe it’s an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while; maybe you need to thank someone in a special way; maybe there is a birthday coming up. Regardless of the reason, we all know someone who is NoteWorthy, so take a minute to let them know.
Each month, the SUMC Witness Committee is challenging our congregation to live their faith more fully every day. We begin by challenging you to share things you love about SUMC with others, particularly through social media.