Showing posts from December, 2014

A Letter from Pastor Mark- January

Dear Friends,
As we embark upon a brand new year I think it would be good to reiterate the mission andvision of Southport United Methodist Church.In 2015 we are continuing to emphasize the call of Jesus to all Christian churches to reach beyond ourselves and out into our communities with the message of Jesus that can heal our hearts and set our lives in the right direction. Our mission continues to be “to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world.”The goal and focus of the church is to create new disciples for Jesus.We do this because Jesus commanded us to do it and we do it because we love people, and the best thing for people is to come to know Jesus.
The vision of Southport United Methodist Church is to help those new disciples grow in their discipleship through the discipleship pathway of

Journey Groups are Coming!

In February and March of 2015, we will have an all-church study that will be used in all of the Journey Groups that occur during that time period.We will start signing up for Journey Groups in January.
This all-church study will be called The God Who Speaks.  It will be seven weeks in duration, starting the week of February 1 and will coincide with the sermon series also called The God Who Speaks. 
We will have large group teaching sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will also have Journey Groups that meet at other times as well.
The following topics will be covered:
How does God reveal Himself?

A Sincere Jubilee Christmas

Webster’s dictionary defines Jubilee as: 1.a year of emancipation and restoration provided by ancient Hebrew law to be kept every 50 years by the emancipation of Hebrew slaves, restoration of alienated lands to their former owners, and omission of all cultivation of the land 2.a special anniversary or a celebration of such an anniversary 3. and jubilation as a season of celebration

Hunger, Inc.

Another year is starting and we will continue to battle hunger in our community.  We invite you to help with another year of donations for Hunger, Inc. Food Pantry in PerryTownship.  We collect food Thursday through Sunday, the first of the month as we takecommunion remembering that Jesus gave His life for us. In gratitude and thanksgiving we feed others. We are the hands and feet of Jesus on this Earth.

Thank you for all the wonderful donations in 2014.  If you are interested in serving with the Food Drive Ministry, please contact the church office.  Your willing hands will be a greataddition.

Food Collection Items for 2015

January– Peanut Butter/JellyJuly– Pancake Mix/Syrup February– Canned FruitAugust– Cereal
March– Cans of Tuna/other meatsSeptember– Soups April– FOOD DRIVE for Feltcher PlaceOctober– FOOD Drive for CROP WALK