Pastor Keith and his wife, Linda invite you to explore the

Holy Land 

January 18-28, 2021

This visit will expand your knowledge of the Bible and this sacred land.  A journey following the footsteps of Jesus will change the way you read the Bible, and learn why scholars refer to it as the "Fifth Gospel."  Please read the brochure and if you are interested in this adventure and experience, let us know.  

Six-Week Evening Bible Studies are back!

They will begin on Wednesday, January 29.  Please sign up in the narthex.  Dinner will start at 6:15 p.m. with the Bible Study to follow at 6:50 p.m.

Here are the Bible studies you can choose from:

Soul Reset by Junius Dotson led by Linda Morey

Everything seemed fine -- until it wasn't.  Rev. Junius Dotson was preaching at a funeral when suddenly he realized he wasn't going to make it through.  He fainted.  Diagnosis was extreme fatigue.  Later, he realized he needed a "Soul Reset" - a hard stop to chronic busyness.  This book offers a practical help about stepping away from constant busyness.

Twelve Women of the Bible  led by Sue Fuller
Perfect study for women of all ages:  grandmothers, mothers, daughters and teen girls!  Video Bible Study with discussion questions talking about women from the Bible and God's unique plan for their lives!  Learn deep spititual truths from their successes and failures that God can and will use anyone regardless of circumstances.  Join us for an inter-generational group of women to learn from each other's unique perspectives.

Crazy Love  by Francis Chan led by Judi Faulhaber

Does something in your heart long to break free from the status quo?  Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world?  God is calling you to a passionate love relationship.  Once you encounter His love, you'll never be the same!  Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.

The U. M. Women will sponsor a

"SOUPer BOWL" Soup Sale 

Sunday, February 2

You are invited to make your favorite soup! 

The soup sells for $7 a quart and it is a great meal to take home and share on Super Bowl Game day or put one in the freezer for a meal during the week.   You'll find the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall as well as the Styrofoam quart containers w/lids.  The proceeds will benefit the U. M. Women and our Campership program.

​Have you been asking yourself these questions?

  • Where do I fit in?
  • Where can I make a difference?
  • How can I share my talents?
  • Is there a place or ministry for me to volunteer or serve in?
  • Is there a place or ministry where I can grow within the church?
  • How better can I connect with members of the church and my community?

You are invited to join us at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, February 16 after worship.  This is a special event to encourage YOU to practice the stewardship of your time and talent.

SHUMC holds a Ministry Fair every year to educate you on all lthe ministries in the church where you can be involved.  This is an event  to showcase not only the ministries of the church but, also, all the volunteers who contribute so much with their efforts and talents.

Each ministry of the church will have a table in the Fellowship Hall to give you an opportunity to meet and talk with someone who is already involved in that ministry.  They will answer any questions you may have and help you determine/recognize your gifts and talents for a particular ministry.  If you are already involved in a ministry, this may be the perfect time for you to recommit your time and talent to carry out SHUMC's mission statement and help to build the Kingdom of God.

Please consider sharing your time and talents so that we, as a church, will continue to

thrive and be vibrant not only in our community but also as followers of Disciples of Jesus Christ.




We will be having a

Valentine's Day Dinner

on Friday, February 14

at 6:00 p.m. 

The cost of the dinner is $6/person 

Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall so that we know how many to prepare for.  There will be lots of fun and delicious desserts auctioned off.  Anyone is free to make a dessert for the auction.  All the proceeds will go to support the Erie United Methodist Alliance programs.