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The End-of-the-Year UMYF Banquet took place this past Sunday night, and as usual it was a night full of emotion. There was lots of laughter, a few tears along the way and an overwhelming feeling of love and community that pervaded the Fellowship Hall. Seniors were honored, counselors thanked and a bunch of awards from the silly to the serious presented. Rev. Lee was surprised by a group gift of a new guitar (badly needed) and wasted no time in leading a rousing rendition of “Peter Rock.” Thanks to Lee and the entire UMYF team that does such a marvelous job of loving our youth into the faith!


In her sermon on the second word of our new mission statement — Serve — Rev. Carissa invited us to flip the script on a familiar biblical passage, the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matt. 25:31-46). Rather than ask the question of “Who can we bring Jesus to?” and keep the focus of serving on ourselves, she encouraged us to take our cue from this powerful story and work on our facial recognition skills so that we can see Jesus in the neighbor who may need us. Next week, we’ll close out this series when Rev. Enger preaches on  Follow (May 28).


On a hot and sunny Friday, our SPUMC Nursery School carried on one of the best traditions and days of the year for their students: Field Day! Boys and girls hopped, ran, tossed, sponged, skootered and bit dangling donuts among other fun activities. The school will wrap up their year with closing ceremonies this Monday and Tuesday night. To learn more about this SPUMC treasure, check out their website.


The Young Adult Group (YAG) joined forces with Moms Connect at Kinder Farm for an end-of-the-school-year picnic and the result was a night of great food, corn hole, chasing small children and good conversation. Over 40 people turned out — couples, families, babies — and the weather cooperated just enough to make for a great night. YAG’s next scheduled event is a Paint Night this Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm at Muse Paintbar in Annapolis. Cost is $39 for paint supplies, and food is available. Sign up by May 24.  Contact Carissa for more info or to sign up.

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Join the Fellowship Clubs for an End-of-Season Picnic together at the UMC’s beautiful West River Center in Churchton, MD on Sunday, June 4 after church. The $7 cost includes retreat fees for the Center. Look for the sign-up in Fellowship Hall on Sundays or contact Dixie Catlett for more info. Tickets must be purchased by May 28.