Blessings in a Backpack

School starts back on August 10th and we start our Blessings in a Backpack mission on August 11th, our cupboards are very low. Items we use each week are: juice pouches, ramen noodles, individual peanut butter, individual mac n cheese, meat (Vienna sausage, tuna, etc), ritz crackers, individual applesauce, individual cereal, oatmeal, cookie snacks and cracker snacks. Your help as always, is appreciated, items can be dropped off in the overflow area in the basket marked Blessings in a Backpack.  Your blessings in a backpack team.


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Children Exploring L.I.F.E. Begins September 6th

Starting this fall on Wednesday September 6, the children’s Exploring LIFE Program will start a new 13-week adventure “Summit Seekers.”   Summit Seekers packs the fun and excitement of the great outdoors with the discovery of God’s tremendous love and the amazing promises He has given us. Through engaging lessons, music and activities children will develop an awareness and confidence in the promises of God.  Plan to have your child participate in the fun and discovery of God’s love and promises for True Joy, True Wisdom, etc.  Each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Education Building, your child is invited to a time of games, Bible stories, missions, creative art and more!  Pizza, dessert and refreshments are served.  The program is for children Pre-K 4 thru 6th grade. Sign up today by calling the church office at 797-4416 or by e-mailing

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United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men meet the 1st Saturday of each month @ 8:30 AM. Hope to see you Saturday, August 5th in the Christian Education Building.  We have jobs to do and will be assisting those on our Care Ministry as well.   Ham/sausage biscuits, coffee, and juice are on the menu. We need you for our brotherhood! R.S.V.P. Larry Hallman


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Sunset Circle Monthly Meeting

The Sunset Circle will resume monthly meetings in September!  The group meets on the second Thursday (September 14, 2017) in the Christian Education Building.  This group of talkative Mission workers will be finalizing plans for their first “High Tea & Crafts.  All women are invited to be part of the Sunset Circle.  If you need transportation or more information, call Vicki Hall, Cheryl Jeffries, or Phyllis Wolfe at 797-4416.

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Sunset Circle at Shores UMC will sponsor “High Tea & Crafts”

The Sunset Circle at Shores United Methodist Church will sponsor “High Tea & Crafts” on Saturday, September 23, 2017 between 10 am – 2 pm. This free event will allow participants to sample a variety of traditional tea sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea and to learn a new craft or two. Areas will be set aside for crafting at least three different items that could be used as gifts. The event is free and reservations are appreciated but not required. Call the church to save your seat. Bring a friend or two!

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Shores United Methodist Chooses a New Youth Direct

Taylor P. Lowery is the new Youth Director at Shores United Methodist Church.   She was born Raleigh North Carolina and is currently a student with University of Phoenix, finishing a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Health Administration. She volunteered for two years at the Holly Springs United Methodist Church (NC) as a nursery assistant. She is a full-time Marketing Coordinator for Island Doctors and enjoys swimming, dancing, fishing, and spending time with her family.  All local middle and high schoolers are invited to be part of the   S.W.A.G. (Saved with Amazing Grace) youth group.   The group meets every Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm in the church’s Christian Education Building.   A pizza supper is served weekly.  Shores United Methodist Church is located at 724 Shores Blvd, between the Shores Golf Course Clubhouse and Hartley Elementary.   More information is available at or by calling 797-4416.  Rev. Randy Strickland is the pastor.

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Leading Ladies

The “Leading Ladies” will meet on July 26th at Violas Restaurant on the beach.  If you are a recent widow, come and join us for lunch and a time of fellowship.  If you have any questions, contact Helen Tenney at or Nancy Williby at

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