WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE is moving to SUNDAY nights!
In an effort to act on some of the excellent ideas from last summer's Home Meetings, we are moving Wednesday Night Live to Sunday nights in January to make our ministries more accessible. The new Sunday Night Live will begin Sunday, January 13th. This exciting opportunity will allow more children, youth, and adults to attend, to have dinner together, and then go to their own faith formation areas. For adults, there will only be ONE class for the first 4 weeks: Evangelism 101, taught by the Rev. Dr. Dick Lincoln, the former pastor of the largest Baptist church in SC. Pastor Mike encourages everyone--especially committee members and other church officers--to attend.
Sunday Night Dinner will follow a new format with a rotating schedule of Potluck, Catering, and Group Fundraisers.
To volunteer for a meal click here: SignUpGenius
JANUARY 28 - APRIL 29
We will be offering a grief support program beginning January 28 in the evening from 6-8 pm. This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one.
The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion. Past participants related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them.
Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one's death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. These sessions will help you learn about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.
Cost is $15.00 for participant workbook.
For more info contact:
Clayton Easter: firstname.lastname@example.org (288-4665)
or Katherine Riley: email@example.com (228-5893).
Sunday, December 2, 2018
8:40 am and 10:55 am
The Christmas Story will be told through music, liturgical dance, and projected images, featuring adult choirs and instrumentalists. Come and bring your family and friends as we begin the Christmas Season!
We will host our annual Thanksgiving meal for the homeless at the Simpsonville Senior Activity Center on Curtis Street.
Church members are invited to share the meal as well and will be asked to bring vegetables and desserts. Please bring food to the Senior Center. There will be someone at the Center around 9:30 am if you want to drop off your dishes.
Clothing is needed:
Gifts of warm clothing: We need sweatshirts, socks and cotton gloves.
Volunteers are needed:
Please click on this link for volunteer sign up.
JOIN US FOR A SUNDAY AFTERNOON OF PRAISE & SINGING
BLACK FAMILY SINGERS
Sponsored by the 4 F’s (Senior Adults @ Simpsonville UMC)
Invite your friends and neighbors for this great time of fellowship and singing.
No charge. Offering plates will be available at the door as you leave, if you would like to give.
Sunday, October 28, from 5 - 7 PM
You're invited to Trunk-or-Treat at Simpsonville UMC! There will be face painting, games, snacks! Everyone wear your costumes!
When: Sunday, October 28, from 5 - 7 pm
Where: SUMC back parking lot & classrooms
Church members please decorate your trunk by 5:30 and prizes will be given for the best decorated trunk. And bring lots of pre-wrapped candy!
FOOD, FELLOWSHIP AND FUN!!
Support United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women
Saturday, October 6
BBQ & Bake Sale
8:00 am- 1:00 pm
Music & Bounce House Fun
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Bulk, Tail Gate Meals, Eat In or Carry Out
Proceeds support missions
A time of fellowship, food, music, and study for all ages. We'll have dinner in the Fellowship Hall then move to activities by age group. All are invited to dinner and to participate in the activities. Please make reservations for dinner and sign up for bible studies either online or by contacting the church office.
We need volunteers to help cook, serve, and clean up after dinner. We need volunteers to help make sure rooms are set for the next day's preschool classes. To volunteer, contact Pastor Michelle at MCockcroft@Simpsonvilleumc.org or Emily Yancey.
5:30-6:15 Dinner served
[6:15-6:30 clean up to prepare the space for other activities]
Adult Choir 6:00, 7:00, 7:30
6:00-7:00 Adult 8:40 traditional choir – sanctuary
7:00-7:30 Adult cantata practice beginning October 3
7:30-8:30 Adult 11:00 traditional choir - sanctuary
Children’s Ministry (through 5th grade) 6:30-7:30
6:30-7:00 WOW Musical Kids – choir room, 30 minute music program for children through 5th grade
7:00-7:30 Children’s Bible Burst – E29, a time of active learning Bible lesson, fall theme: Go & Tell, ending with a time of purposeful free-play.
Youth (Middle & High School) 6:30-7:30
Hang Time – Students gather to share the ups and downs of their lives and the question of the week. This is followed by activities such as Frisbee golf at park, Cookies for Kairos (prison ministry), improv games, planting in the garden, visiting a retirement community, painting canvases, doing skits, putting together homeless kits. At least once a month the activity is a mission/service project for the church or broader community.
Adult Studies 6:30-7:30
The Lord’s Prayer
Led by Pastor Mike Smith, no cost, 10 weeks
This class will be a verse-by-verse exploration of the model prayer. Bring your bible and learn the deeper meaning of each line of this prayer that is so much a part of our lives.
Survey of the Major Prophets
Led by Harry Pratt; 9 weeks, no class October 3; no cost
This class introduces students to the Major Prophets in the canon: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. It begins with consideration of the prophetic office—its nature and prevalence, as well as the means by which God called His prophets. We’ll study the setting of the Prophets and see how they fit into the First Testament and how they relate to the good news of the NT. Tracing the biblical theme of God’s promise covenant through the Major Prophets, the course demonstrates how the ancient words of God to Israel are still relevant today.
Lectio Divina, Praying the Scriptures
Led by Pastor Michelle, 10 weeks, no cost
This will be a time of sharing and prayer using the practice of Lectio Divina, an ancient method of praying the scriptures.
Tabitha Circle would like to open the opportunity for the church to help fill backpacks for our community’s students that are struggling to meet the supply lists. If you are interested in helping please bring a backpack filled with the items by Wednesday August 8th. Backpacks will be taken Thursday AM to United way. Please feel free to participate even if you can only provide some of the items.
Find the list of items here!
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