On Sunday, October 8, we will begin a sermon series called “Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity.”  Over a period of four weeks, we will look at some of the financial challenges we face and examine our personal spending, saving, and giving habits.  In addition to exploring biblical principles of financial management, we will learn ways to assess our financial situation and develop a financial plan that will allow us to experience the true joy that comes through simplicity and generosity.  The sermon series will include the following:
Oct 8 – “When Dreams Become Nightmares”
Oct 15 – “Wisdom and Finance”
Oct 22 – “Cultivating Contentment”
Oct 29 – “Defined by Generosity”
At the end of the sermon series we will have the opportunity to make our personal commitments of giving for the coming year. We will consecrate these commitments on Sunday, October 29th.  Invite your friends to join you in worship as together we explore ways to discover joy through simplicity and generosity.

Mens OPS Pizza Night:
All men are invited to meet at OPS Pizza in Kingsland (in the Loft) on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30pm for an evening of food, fellowship and football! The invitation is not exclusive to just the men of the SMUMC, so bring a neighbor, friend, newcomer to the area, etc. For more information, call Jeff Barker @ (912) 674-9353.
The Good Timers, our ministry for older adults, will meet once each month on the first Wednesday at 1:00pm. Some planned activities include bingo, board games, card games, entertainment, special guests, outdoor sports and activities, and day trips. We will alternate months between meeting in Bailey Hall for lunch and an activities period, with gathering for a Dutch Treat lunch at a local restaurant. Check the bulletin on Sundays for details on our next lunch outing. Be sure to sign up for the outing at the Welcome Desk or contact Pat or Michael Green at 912-882-4485 or 910- 352-5445 if you plan to attend.


The Recreation Committee invites everyone to come play pick-up basketball each Thursday at 6:00 pm at WECC 89.3 FM Radio Station’s basketball court. Contact Cal Lang at calvinlangjr@gmail.com for more information.

Mid-Week Bible Study Opportunities

Secrets Jesus Shared:

Join us for “Secrets Jesus Shared” by Jennifer Kennedy Dean. The six week study will be led by Adell Hamilton and Theresa Stanley at 9:30am on Wednesday mornings, beginning on September 6th, upstairs Bailey Hall. This Bible Study is designed to lead participants into a deeper understanding of what it means to live fully in the kingdom of God, focusing on kingdom insights in Jesus’s parables. All are invited to join us on this Biblical journey!



This Women’s Bible Study, “Entrusted” by Beth Moore will begin Wednesday, September 6. In this 6-session Bible study based on 2 Timothy, you will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. In this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness. Join Laurie Lentz Wednesday afternoons at 12:45pm-2:15pm or Toni Hoylman Wednesday evenings5:45pm-7:15pm, upstairs in Bailey Hall. Cost of the workbook will be $13.


Man Cave Bible Study:

All men are welcome to join the “Five Weeks to Live” Patrick Morley Bible Study. This study covers various topics that are relevant in the lives of men. Beginning the evening of Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm, men will join in fellowship, study, discussion, and partake of MAN FOOD. The Cave is located off campus on Devon Drive,  St. Marys. Contact Pat Winn at 912-674-5449 for more information.