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Education classes on summer hiatus

The Wired Word Sunday morning class with Rich Hentosh and the Children’s Sunday class with Sue McLaughlin are on summer hiatus. They will resume at the end of summer or beginning of fall. Updates will be provided in August. The Sunday morning Lectionary class will continue through mid-July.



What is Pinecliff Camp?


Pinecliff is the name of a campground owned and operated by our Conference, situated in the foothills of Uinta Mountains outside of Coalville, Utah. During the summer months, it offers weekly camping opportunities for youth. For several years, at the end of the summer, our mission team has volunteered to go up and make necessary repairs and prepare the camp for winter. The site of the camp was one of the original stops for the Pony Express so it has a historic significance as well.



This past week found one of our youth attending camp there and several others are considering going later in the summer. If you are interested in helping in some way, either financially or by becoming part of the work team, contact Gregg Freeman, chair of the Missions Ministry Team at



 New Storage Container

Thanks to one of our anonymous donors, we now own a storage container. The ERT Team will have use of the old shed. We are now able to reorganize and solve many of our  storage issues with our new container, which is 45 feet long by 8 feet wide by 9.6 feet high. The decals on the container have been scraped off thanks to Keith Christenson, Gregg Freeman, Lee Stevens and Kim Riley donating their time on Memorial Day. The next day, Gary Broomfield—with an airless sprayer—Bob Moffitt, Les Evers, Ed Adams, and Kim Riley painted the red container a less conspicuous beige.



As our program church grows, there will be more opportunities for our congregation to get involved. There is much to be done to maximize the use of the container for safe, clean storage including interior design, ventilation, doors, windows, lighting, a roof cover, and connection to our existing building, sky lights, electricity, and landscaping that will include a drip system for trees and plants. Donations of time and money are needed to finish the following:              


Garage-roll-up door in the center of unit,  $600

Landscaping to the south, $300

Cost of painting, $150

Drip irrigation, $150

Blocks to hold gravel under container, $500

Shelving for interior, $275

Patio pavers for entrance,  $200



 Upcoming Missions Activities

Short Creek Food Pantry         June 27

Soup Kitchen                           June 29


Switchpoint Food Distribution:  Help is needed each month with stocking and giving out food. Our work dates are the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month with two shifts that need help: 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Even though these are our specific work times, the food pantry will accept help any day they are open.


Switchpoint Dinner:   To serve at Switchpoint we have an email list that we send out each month.  People who want to volunteer for that particular month reply to the e-mail.  At Switchpoint we cook and serve from 4:00-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday each month.  If you would like to be contacted about the possibility of helping with dinner at Switchpoint, please sign up on the list provided in the Narthex.


Soup Kitchen:  We prepare and serve dinner at Grace Episcopal Church located at 1072 East 900 South.  Two shifts need staffing on the last Friday of each month:  Setup and Prep between 9:15-11:45 a.m. and Serve and Clean Up between 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.  An orange signup sheet is in the narthex on the bulletin board. 


Pine Cliff: Here are the important schedules for Pinecliff Camp this year.


Jr. High Camp, 6/12 to 6/17
Elementary Camp, 7/15 to 7/20
Senior High Camp, 7/22 to 7/27
Other important Pinecliff dates are:
UMW sub-district retreat 6/1 to 6/3
SHUMC work retreat 8/24 to 8/30
Mens retreat 9/14 to 9/16

Possible Mission Trip to Puerto Rico

Several United Methodist Churches in Utah have expressed interest in a Puerto Rico mission trip. As a result, a joint mission trip has been planned from November 3-10, 2018 with a limit of 14 participants. Anticipated cost per person will be approximately $1300 ($500 for lodging, meals, in country transportation and translation services and air transportation cost from SLC to San Juan ranging from $550 - $700). If you would like more information, please contact Mike Cummins at

Oberammergau Passion Play

Rev. Michael and Anne will be hosting a group to see the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau Germany through Educational Opportunities Tours. This 10 day trip will also include professionally guided sightseeing in Munich, Innsbruck, Regensburg, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin and is all-inclusive with airfare from New York starting at $4575. (4% cash discount is available.) For more information or to register online, go to: and click Find a Trip and Know Your Tour Info? then enter the following: Tour PR20 Date 08/26/20 Code P and ID# 28312



Members in Need of Transportation: If you are able to help transport two ladies from the assisted living facility at Sun River to the 11:00 a.m. worship on Sundays, please contact Sandi in the church office at 435-627-8638.













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