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Bits & Pieces

Giving Your Heart a Reset

“Cast your anxieties upon the Lord, for he cares for you.” I Peter 5:7 Saints of SHUMC, How is your extended Sabbath going? I do hope all of you are social distancing and washing those hands! But if you are like me, you might be discovering that Sabbathing is actually...

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Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids Fundraiser Each year our goal is to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to disadvantaged children. Our needs are growing annually, to over 800 packs. We project that 1000 packs will be needed in the near future. Donations and volunteers...

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UMCOR Sunday, March 22, 2020

What is UMCOR SUNDAY ? The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) lives out signs of Christ’s extravagant grace in the world by prayerfully working with communities that are overwhelmed by natural or man-made disasters. UMCOR builds on the strengths of what is...

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Getting to Know Each Other

Small groups bring people together. It gives us a time in which to get to know someone that we might only see at a worship service or church large group function. The focus is on friendships, common interests, and social activities. The whole point of these is to get...

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Some Strengths of SHUMC

At a recent Congregational Revitalization meeting, the team was asked “What are the strengths of SHUMC?” The following is a recap of the team members’ answers: Pastors and congregation are great at meeting and greeting new faces in worship. Our outreach programs-soup...

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SHUMC Congregational Revitilazation

You may have noticed some changes in your worship experiences over the last year and a half at SHUMC. Some subtle and perhaps some not so subtle. It is our hope that if you have noticed any changes, they have been ones that have enhanced your worship experience to...

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Learning is Foundational for Believers

Ronald Reagan tells a great story of a youngster who reached the age for kindergarten. His mother began to prepare him for the school experience, buying him new clothes, telling him about all the projects he would do, the other children he would meet and managed to...

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SHUMC’s Investment in Pinecliff is Growing

On April 28th and again on May 5, 2019, SHUMC took a special offering for Pinecliff Camp and Retreat Center. That offering was designated to defray the cost of planting trees at Pinecliff. We collected $1,315.00 towards that effort. Your generous donations exceeded...

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What is Shrove Tuesday?

Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent. It’s a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. But there’s more to Shrove Tuesday than pigging out on pancakes or...

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