Top 5 @ SPUMC

We had a very full Sunday that began with our first Sunday morning in-person worship on the parking lot at 8am (couldn’t have had a more beautiful day for it!), followed by our Livestream at 10am which included the first baptism (Parker Tilghman Linehan) in the Sanctuary since the pandemic began and the launching of our new worship series, “Love* (*and other Superpowers) Will Hold Us Together.” Rev. Carissa preached an inspiring sermon on the superpowers of Hope & Perseverance from Romans 5 and we topped off the day with a second baptism (Claire Vivian Jensema) in the garden at 11:30am. What a great morning!

We are excited to announce that we have just added an In-person Outdoor Worship service at 8am for as long as the weather allows this fall. Sign up online (space is limited to 80 people), wear a mask, park in every other parking space as directed by our Hospitality Team, BYOC (bring your own chair!) and come out to reconnect with familiar faces and some new ones, too!. We will be continuing our Livestream Worship Service at 10am each Sunday, as well and if there is enough interest, may be adding a 10 am live worship option, too. Our plan at this point is to continue our Wednesday Night Worship at 6:30pm (note time change) through the end of September.

Be sure to check out the two videos that highlight our 4 new short-term classes that we will be offering this fall, including Bible 101 (an intro to the Bible Class with Rev. Ron), Better Together (a marriage enrichment class led by Rev. Carissa & Matthew), Soul Reset (a class on spiritual disciplines with Todd Popham as facilitator), and The Gospel of Mark (taught by Rev. Byron) AND our ongoing groups (like Moms Connect, Faith & Race, The 11th Hour SS Class, Sacred Worth, LIFT (Live in Faith Together) and Women’s Bible Study. Visit our Fall Classes page to get more information on dates and times so you can register for one or more of our new classes.

Our new church database system is ready for you to jump in! Click here to create an account. If your email address is already in our system, Breeze will match you automatically. If it’s not, you’ll get a chance to create a new account. Take a minute to make sure your information is accurate, and please upload a picture (and we’d especially appreciate a family photo, too, if applicable). Breeze comes with a cellphone app that will allow you to connect with other church members, download your own record of giving and lots more. If you have any difficulty, please email our Office Manager Beth Frank with any questions.

We’re thrilled to be holding our third annual Rise Against Hunger food packing event on Sunday, October 18. This is a fun and meaningful mission project that is great for families, couples and individuals. We’ll have more one hour shifts throughout the day with smaller numbers of people to keep it safe this year. By October 5, we need to commit to the number of meals we think we can pack (last year it was 20,000), so let us know if you are interested in participating by signing up online. Contact Becky Clapp if you have any questions.

Your giving and support of our church remain critical during this time and we a grateful for the outpouring of generosity in these first few Sundays out of our building. We encourage you to continue to send in your offerings via mail or through multiple options we have for digital giving (direct debit, credit card and text giving). Many Thanks!!

To contact the Church Office with questions or information, please email Beth Frank.