Dear Saints of SHUMC,

Our summer is halfway over and I am grateful for your prayers, your presence, gifts and service in these days of reorientation! I wanted to share some thoughts about our fall season at SHUMC and how it might unfold.

September will find us gearing up for some special activity; There will be a Genesis 6 week Bible Study lead by Rev Michael and Pat Evers, our choir is expecting to be back at full strength, we will hopefully be hiring a youth director and nursery attendant to strengthen one of our core values; providing a place of learning bout Christ and relationship building for young people. Our One Board program should be ready to go this fall, and I am planning a Servant Summit Sunday so that we can retool our spiritual energies toward serving at SHUMC, in St George, and out in the world. We will also have our annual Health Fair Sunday on Sept 26th. Look for our Pancake Breakfast on the 19th of September to kick off our Fellowship Time between the worship settings. 

 October means Fall has sprung, and we will begin casting our gaze toward the busy season that ends the year; Christmas. Keep your eye on the schedule that will offer the Holiday Bazaar October 22nd and 23rd and our season of stewardship. 

 November and December will bring the joy of gratitude, and hopefully the resumption of our Combined Thanksgiving Service, and of course, the Advent and Chiristmas season. Our planning is already beginning to emerge, and your prayers will be needed! However, it will be your presence and service that gets us back on track to be the community that reaches out with courage and grace intot he world that needs a whole lot of Christ’s love!  Please begin praying about how you will help us walk faithfully into the future that the Lord is preparing for SHUMC!  

See you in worship!
Rev. Michael