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Dottie West Bake & Craft Sale
Our United Methodist Women (UMW) will hold the Dottie West Bake & Craft Sale today, June 16th, in the Breezeway before & after Sunday School and after the worship service. Be sure to stop by to see what goodies they have for us to enjoy! They will also have some of their new cookbooks available. These books are an enhancement of a former UMW cook- book published almost 20 years ago, and they contain recipes from friends and family members who have passed on and also those who have recently contrib- uted. For more info about our UMW, call Theresa Stanley at 912-674-0744.
 
 
Ministry for Older Adults
The Good Timers will meet in Bailey Hall at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th, for Bingo! Admission is a small prize, preferably purchased from Dollar Tree. They have awfully cute stuff for a dollar! Please call Pat at 912-882-4485 or email pgreen1946@gmail.com if you have any ques- tions. No need to sign up, just “show up“. It will be lots of fun.
 
 
Stephen Ministry
St. Marys UMC is a Stephen Ministry congregation equipped with trained Christian caregivers to walk with you through a variety of crisis. If you’re seeking care or are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact our Stephen Leader Jeremy Cole at 912-227-0976 or youth@stmarysumc.org.
 
 
Thursday Weekly Basketball
Everyone is invited to join us at the Lighthouse Radio Station WECC 89.3 FM every Thursday night at 6:30pm for some pick-up basketball.
 
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New Group Study
“The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself” will begin Thursday, June 20th at 1:00pm. A flyer with more details and how to order your book for the study may be found on the Welcome Desk. Please let us know if you plan to attend this study by signing up on the sheet at the Welcome desk or call the church office at 912-882-5505, ext. 0.
Bible Study
It isn’t too late to join us for the James: Christianity 101 Bible Study each Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Moore Classroom.
Sunday School Classes
Sunday School Classes are available for children, youth, and adults, beginning at 8:45am. You are invited to visit a class or two and find your place in Sunday School. A full description of all the classes is available at the Welcome Desk.
Ongoing Children’s Activities (nursery is available for all activities)
  • Sundays – Children of all ages are invited to attend one of our graded Sunday School Classes at 8:45am; Children’s Church is for children 4years – 5th grade. Children start in the sanctuary with their parents and after a short message during the worship ser- vice, are directed to 2 different classes based on age for a Bible lesson and various activities; “God Squad for 5th Graders” – 5th Graders meet for various activities just for them each Sunday at 4:00pm.
  • Wednesdays at 5:30pm – Children’s Choirs Rehearsals – “Music Time” for 3 year old – K, “Music Makers” for 1st – 3rd grades, “Young Musicians” for 4th – 6th grades.
  • Wednesdays also bring Playhouse Kids for children 3 years – 1st grade time to enjoy learning about the Bible and making new friends. There is also Clue’s Club for chil- dren in 2nd – 5th grade to spend time together “investigating” the Bible through vari- ous enrichment activities. Both activities begin at 6:15pm.
Radio Ministry
Our church is sponsoring “The Man in the Mirror” Radio Minute. It airs Monday thru Friday at 6:40am on The Lighthouse, 89.3FM. The radio minutes will offer life-changing insights from God’s word, with practical solutions for the unique issues and challenges facing men every day. We hope you will be listening!
Update Picture Directory
If you are not in the SMUMC 2016 Pictorial Directory and you would like to be included in our updated electronic version, it is not too late! Contact Lois Quinby at 912-882-2716 or lois.quinby@tds.net for details.
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Eucharist Ministry
The Eucharist Ministry’s mission is to serve communion to parishioners who are homebound or unable to attend worship on Communion Sunday. Our next visits are scheduled for next Sunday, June 2nd. If there is someone you know who may wish to participate in the “in-home” Holy Communion service, please contact Larry/Anne Newton at 912-576-1579 or call the church office, 912-882-5505!
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Our shelves are especially low on baby food, shelf-stable milk, canned fruits, cereal, juice (individual size cans/boxes and regular size cans/bottles), snacks, diapers, and toilet tissue. Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry between 9:00am and 11:30am, Monday thru Thursday (103 W. Church Street, St. Marys). You may also leave your dona- tions in the basket next to the Welcome Desk when you come to worship on Sundays!
SMUMC now has an AED
SMUMC now has an AED that’ll soon be installed in the hallway of the Happy Apple wing. If you are trained on using an AED and are willing to be called upon should someone be in need of help, please call the church office at 912-882-5505, ext. 0. We are also looking into having other AEDs installed in various locations on our campus.