June 17, 2018
What a wonderful Honors Day we had for 2018. Our Sunday School students and teachers marched in singing “This Little Light of Mine” and went on to lead much of the Worship Service, perform an original Puppet Show written and produced by the Middle School class and lead us in many songs. Our children are the future and we are so blessed to celebrate with them!
May 5, 2018
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you say to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” – James 2:14-16
Such an amazing day of faith in action as on May 5th 16 youth and 12 adults headed to New York City to bring food, new shirts and socks, and self care items to our brothers and sisters in need. Breakfast was cooked on griddles by the teens. Backpacks, water bottles and fruit were shared with approximately 55 special guests at our assigned street corner. (Many thanks to the members of the congregation who donated items!) Let us keep these people in our prayers.
On Friday, June 8th, another group of 15 people went to New York City on a Midnight Run and provided clothing and lunches for the homeless. In addition to meeting these basic needs, our group also visited with these people who often feel so alone. It was such a blessing to all.
Sounds of Life Choir
We were privileged to host the Hoving Home ladies on Sunday, April 29th, 2018. Twenty ladies from the Hoving Home blessed us with praise songs and shared their testimonies of how Christ is working in their lives to free them from addiction and various struggles they have faced. After an inspiring and spirit filled worship, we got the chance to get to know one another over a meal. We were fed spiritually as well as physically!
Ladies Tea 2018
The theme for this year’s tea was “Shades of Love”. Approximately 30 ladies gathered on Saturday, April 22nd for the Ladies Tea. Great time was had by all as we ate, talked and remembered that we are loved and named as daughters of the God of all creation! We are blessed!
April 13, 2018
On Friday, April 13th, 7pm, we gathered in the GP Room to paint God’s beautiful creation of the Lotus. Twelve folks joined in the fun as we painted the flower reflecting our individuality as shown in the picture above. We left the event appreciating the never ending creativity of our God who has made each one of us uniquely and perfectly in God’s image.
SINGING THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
Fieldhome Nursing Home – Dec. 10th, 2017
UMCSO at the Jefferson Valley Mall
December 17th, 2017
We were blessed to sing the good news of joy at various places in the community this Christmas! On December 10th, the Confirmation Class, along with their parents, mentors & UMCSO members joined together for the second year to sing carols and songs of the season to the folks in Fieldhome Nursing Home. It warmed our hearts to see the residents clap along and join in singing familiar carols.
On December 17th, UMCSO traveled for the first time to the JV mall to sing Carols reminding us of the reason for the season – Christ! What fun we had as we sang, danced and clapped! So much so that as folks walked by a couple of them even joined us in singing joyously.
We hope to do this again next year and invite you to join us as we proclaim the good news of joy!
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication
November 19, 2017
It was a joy to celebrate our Operation Christmas Child ministry again this year by packing beautifully wrapped boxes with toys and goodies for needy children around the world. The shoeboxes were dedicated on Sunday morning, November 19, 2017 during Worship.
Summer Family BBQ & Campout
August 25-26, 2017
The event began on Friday as the church family gathered for a BBQ at 5:30pm. The tents were set up on the church grounds, steak and ribs put on the grill, and the kids did what they do best – play! Along with food, fun and fellowship we also enjoyed campfire songs and ended the evening with delicious late night s’mores.
After a restful night under the stars, we were greeted with a scrumptious breakfast including pancakes, egg & bacon.
If you missed it this year, plan to join us next year!