Top 5 @ SPUMC

This past Sunday, we wrapped up our Do. Love. Walk. worship series. Rev. Ron preached about the power of keeping a humble disposition in all of our relationships – in our families, at work, with our friends and wherever we are called to witness for Christ. His sermon included “humility guides” as far ranging as NFL QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, former FBI Director James Comey, C.S. Lewis, Tim McGraw and a guy with an umbrella. If you didn’t pick up your Micah 6:8 card for your wallet/fridge so you can continue to reflect on Doing Justice, Lov(e)ing Mercy and Walking Humbly, be sure to get yours at the Welcome Desk this week. Special thanks to Wayne Kerr who helped lead us in worship this week and who led a workshop with our bands on Saturday. ps: You can still visit our Do.Love.Walk Resource Page to discover ways that you can live more deeply into Micah 6:8.

What an amazing and fun afternoon we got to spend together at SPUMC. Over 100 people turned out to pack 15,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, 80% of which will be delivered to schoolchildren in poorer countries. Many thanks to all of the families, individuals and couples who came out to make our first RAH meal packing such a success. And special thanks to Coordinators Becky & Rick Clapp and their awesome team who set up and cleaned up. What a great inter-generational event where EVERYONE made such a meaningful difference!

Our Pumpkin Patch fundraiser, sponsored by the United Methodist Men (UMM) is back in business as of this past weekend and runs through October 31. Come find some beautiful pumpkins and gourds raised by Navajo Indians in New Mexico. We need sales volunteers through Halloween day. Please sign up online or contact Reid for info.

Want to learn more about our church? If you’re just curious about our church, or if you’re ready to join, you are invited to attend a Connections Class Sunday, October 28 at 11am in the Parlor. We’ll talk about our mission statement, our core values and ways you can get involved. Childcare is provided. RSVP to Beth.     

Come be part of an important conversation led by Rev. Ron in the Parlor on October 23 at 7pm as we explore our 2nd book, Raising White Kids. Books are available in Fellowship Hall for perusal or purchase ($16). The Faith & Race Book Group  meets the 4th Tuesdays of each month and you can come to one, some or all – no matter how much you have read (or not read!) of that month’s book.