Showing posts from June, 2017

Farewell from Pastor Mark

Dear SUMC Family and Community Friends, I want to take the opportunity to thank each of you for the wonderful retirement celebration and send off that you held for Susan and I.We were both overwhelmedby your love, caring and extreme generosity.The worship services, the celebration event and the luncheon could not have been better.The love that you showed us on that day was representative of the love that we have shared for the past 15.5 years.Thank you all so much. I want everyone who gave to the generous love gift and all the individual gifts and gift cards and cards of appreciation to know that Susan and I are truly grateful.The most treasured gifts were the words of appreciation that you shared with us personally and through personal notes.Thanks for all you have done for Susan and me. If you are even in the Kissimmee area please stop by and see us. Here is our contactinformation: Mark and Susan Fisher 534 Anise Court Kissimmee, FL 34759
My cell phone (which will not change): 317-313-6219 E…

Food Collections

Spaghetti and sauce was delivered and weighed in at 156 lbs of food.  Great job and soneeded.  The shelves at the Hunger, Inc.. center on Epler Ave were very empty.  I saw on the news recently how many people have no food for children home during the summer.  It was a staggering number of families that struggle to feed the families during the summer.    Today the people were lined up outside to get food and there did not seem to be very much food.  So THANKS FOR YOUR DONATIONS!!  You are the hands and feet of Jesus to serve others.

The next collection for July will be Pancake Mix and Syrup.  The collection dates will be Thursday, July 6 and Sunday, July 9.  The purple tub will be out by Thursday,  June 22 since July 2 is the 4th of July holiday weekend.  
August collection is Thursday, July 3rd and Sunday, August 6th.  We will collect cereal and last year your donations made a wall of cereal at the collection site.  Hopefully we can do that again. 

Thanks to all who were able to shop …

United Methodist Women

The newest project for United Methodist Women (UMW) is shoeboxes for Christmas for Red Bird Mission.  The paperwork giving directions for these boxes is located at the Guest Services Desk.  Anyone is welcome to help with this project. 
The boxes are due by Sunday, July 16.  They must be transported to Mission U at DePauwUniversity Saturday, July 22.  The boxes may be turned in any Sunday before the due date by placing them in the Coat Rack hallway. They can be placed in the last cubbie for coats on the left-hand side of that hallway.
This Summer, UMW sponsors a Mission U activity at DePauw University Saturday, July 22. All are welcome to attend this very informative sampler day from 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. Registration is due by July 15.  We carpool from the church parking lot.  If you areinterested please contact the church for more information.  Session Topics are:                 Spritual Growth: Living as a Covenant Community                 Issue Study: Climate Justice: A Call to Hope…

Faith Promise

2017 is proving to be a year when we can make a difference in people’s lives through outreach ministries.This is made possible by everyone’s second-mile giving to the FAITH PROMISE fund. We celebrate…. The individuals and families who we serve monthly through Fletcher Place Community Center and GOD’S WILL BREAKFAST. The parents and families with seriously ill children at Riley Hospital who are served through two RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE MINISTRIES, one at the main House and one in Riley Hospital. Those who have hope for recovery or will live because of the blood donations made through our quarterly BLOOD DRIVES. Guest families who are a part of INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK, who are currently homeless and have a safe place to be with food provided and needs met. Children receiving the good news of Jesus Christ through PERRY TOWNSHIP RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. Incarcerated women and men hearing of the love and forgiveness promised to them by accepting Jesus into their lives. People who live in an A…

Mark Your Calendar

PRISON MINISTRY Information July 13 and 16 Leaders from our Kairos Prison Ministry will be available July 13 and 16 to share a variety of opportunities for serving the men and women who are incarcerated and desiring to know Jesus’ grace and love.
JUBILEE’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY – HOMECROFT OPPORTUNITIES The Jubilee Christmas Ministry will be offering several options to support the children and families from Homecroft Elementary School during Christmas in July.Visit the ministry table on Thursdays and Sundays in July and discover some of the ways we can provide essentials for the children as they start back to school. If you enjoy hands on experiences, there will be information about serving at the school with specific responsibilities. We are blessed to be in partnership with the Homecroft community as God continues to open new doors in order to share His love with others.
FESTIVAL AND MOVIE NIGHT AT HOMECROFT Finally construction on the Homecroft campus is near completion.Plans are underway…

Thank You from Kairos

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who supported the spring Kairos weekends at the Plainfield Correctional Facility and Indiana Women’s Prison.  Your help by praying, baking cookies, providing meal tickets and other monetary support, signing posters, makingplacemats were all appreciated.  Your support makes it possible for the incarcerated men and women at these facilities to feel the love of Christ.  Not only are the participants blessed through all the above at the weekend, but they are allowed to participate in a Christiancommunity within the walls of the prisons by attending weekly Prayer and Share times as well as monthly reunions.  Those of us who served on the teams appreciate your help in whatever form it takes.
Look for us at the Next Steps Table July 13 and 16.  We want to let you know about the fall weekends at Plainfield and IWP for which training begins in August.