Leading Ladies June Luncheon


The June meeting of the Leading Ladies will be on June 27th at Drake’s Deli, 138 San Marco Avenue at 11:30 a.m.  All ladies of the church who have been widowed recently are invited to join us for a time of lunch and fellowship.  Contact Helen Tenney if you have any questions tenneytown1@bellsouth.net for more information.

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S.W.A.G. Schedule for June


Wed. June 6th Xscape Room! Meet in room at 5:30pm for pizza and we will go to Xscape from 6pm-7pm pick up at the room normal time.

Wed June 13th Bible Verse of the day, and study of that chapter in the bible. Sharing of the scripture 6pm-7:30.

Sat. June 16th Our church is have a going away party for Pastor Randy (whose last day is June 24th.) Their will be food, drinks, fellowship and kind parting words. SWAG is invited to attend-12pm-3pm.

Wed. June 20th Bible games! Pastor Randy will be joining us as our special guest for the last time as our Pastor. Food, games and fun-6pm-7:30pm.

Sun. June 24th Pastor Randy’s last Sunday Service- 11am ALL SWAG and families are invited as we say goodbye to Pastor Randy before he embarks on retirement.

Wed. June 27th Craft Night! You will be painting and designing your own wooden cross you will be able to take home and display-6pm-7:30pm.

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VBS Supplies Needed

VBS Supplies

Questions Call Cheryl Jeffries at 797-4416

Bags of cotton balls

Polyester to fill pillows

Large wiggle eyes

Brown pipe cleaners

Red felt

Scotch tape

Tongue depressors

Tan felt

3mm leather lacing

Wooden beads

Variety of ¼ inch ribbon

5/8 inch brown ribbon

6 x 6 inch white ceramic tiles

Clear contact paper

4 x 6 inch spiral notebooks

#2 colored pencils

Pocket folders

Large white poster board

Brown feathers

Washable markers

Sharpies- variety of colors

Nature and camping stickers

Butcher paper (large roll for scenery)

Black waxed cotton cord, (1mm)

Aleene’s Tacky Glue—Small bottles

Blue plastic table cloths

G or G2 Gatorade

Small, individual bottles — Variety of flavors

Small bottles of water

Tootsie roll minis

Capri suns

Gold fish crackers


Stuffed animals (husky, beaver, raccoons, squirrels, bears, etc.)

Small pop up tent

Small kayak


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Vacation Bible School

SonRise National Park Vacation Bible School

Discover the best destination of the summer for kids — SonRise National Park!

Get ready for exciting wilderness thrills as you head out to beautiful SonRise National Park at Shores United Methodist Church!  Our campus will turn into a national park of snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls, wildflower meadows, and amazing animals like soaring eagles and friendly huskies.  At Sonrise National Park, kids will learn to trust Jesus as their all-powerful guide and Savior through song, crafts, games and Bible stories. We are now open for pre-registration!

SonRise National Park Vacation Bible School is for children starting Pre-K 4 to 5th grade and rising 6th graders.  Students entering the 7th grade can register as helpers.  VBS is Monday through Friday, July 23 – July 27, 2018 from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is greatly appreciated for planning supplies.  You can register your child by completing the registration form located at www.shoresumc.org.  Click on “Community Outreach” and then “Vacation Bible School.”  The form must be signed and notarized.  The church office offers free Notary service available M-F from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  For more information, call the church office at 797-4416.

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Celebrate The Strickland’s


June 16, 2018   12:00-3:00 pm

Christian Education Building     Light Reception

Presentation of gift and  opportunity to share your appreciation will  be at 1:00pm

A specially designated account is being established at the church for this specific occasion, so if you would like to make a donation to honor Randy and Carolyn thereby helping with the retirement gift on behalf of the church, please indicate on your check to Shores UMC that the funds are designated for “Strickland love offering.”  If you would like to make a donation for purpose of this church wide gift, the window of opportunity for designating a gift for the “Strickland love offering” will be from now   through June 3, 2018.

A basket will also be available  at the Celebration for individuals to leave cards, etc. to the Strickland’s in appreciation for their service to our church.



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Prayers for Our Pastors

As Christians we know that nothing happens without prayer.  We ask for your prayers for Pastor Randy  and his family as he enters retirement and for Pastor Carolyn Westlake and her family as they make their move to St. Augustine.   Please join us on Thursday evening at 7 pm in the Christian Education Buiding.  Prayer Warriors can gather at the church  or pray in place at home.




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S.W.A.G. Schedule for May


Wed May 23rd– Bible Games! Bingo! Trivia!

Wed May 30th– ADVENTURE LANDING! Meet in class at 5pm for pizza, we will leave church by 5:30.   We will do go carts and games. Popcorn/Cotton candy will be provided at facility. Pick up at 8pm.                                                                                       

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United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men                                                                                                                United Methodist Men’s Club, Saturday, June 2nd @ 8:30 am.  We need you! Come for ham/sausage and biscuits, coffee, and Deb’s treats.  We have a good time! We laugh, we joke, we talk about blessing others, and … we pray.  Larry Hallman, UMM President


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Leading Ladies May Luncheon

Leading Ladies

The Leading Ladies will meet on the 23rd of May at the Floridian Restaurant on St. George Street  at 11:30am.  If you are recently widowed, we invite you to join us for lunch and a time of fellowship.  Contact Helen Tenney at tenneytown1@bellsouth.net for more information.

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