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!
she’s turned out to be better than her Daddy at both). He loves playing in the dirt and as a Clemson Master Gardener, he puts that love to practice by planting vegetable gardens for his family and for mission projects. He coaches Anna Faith’s baseball team and still doesn’t think he’s too old to play church league softball and basketball (although Faith disagrees). He is also an experienced chicken whisperer (listen for more about this in an upcoming sermon).
His passions in ministry are preaching, teaching, worship, evangelism, and missions.
He studied at Lander, Erskine, St. Cyprian’s, the Fuqua School, Duke, Cranmer House, and Clemson, and holds a Bachelor’s degree, two Master’s degrees, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology. He also holds graduate certificates in Church Leadership and Preaching.
He is an endorsed chaplain through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and has served as an Army chaplain, a law enforcement chaplain, and as a fire department chaplain.
In the 1990’s, he was twice named one of “48 Outstanding Youth Ministers” in North America. And at this year’s Annual Conference, he will receive the Bishop Joseph B. Bethea Distinguished Service award.
He met his wife Faith when he was appointed as pastor of her church in Bennettsville and she was a member of the PPRC. They later married, although not while she was on PPRC! They have been married 18 years and have been blessed with two beautiful daughters, Anna Faith (8) and Emma Grace (1). They are also the proud parents of a 3 year old Chocolate Lab named Rosabelle who couldn’t sit still long enough to be in the attached photo.
Most of all, he is thankful beyond measure that the Lord called him to ministry and entrusted to him the awesome responsibility of sharing the Good News of God’s redeeming love in Jesus Christ. He and his family could not be more excited about “coming back home” to Simpsonville, being appointed to such an amazing church, and about the untold possibilities for reaching people with the Gospel and expanding God’s Kingdom in this community and beyond!
The World Renowned group Tim Zimmerman and the Kings Brass will be performing at Fountain Inn First Baptist Church on June 12 at 7:00 pm. Our Hosanna Brass will be included in this performance. SUMC is sponsoring this program and it is a free will concert.
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