Chili Cook-Off

This is a reminder to participate in the Chili Cook-off fundraiser during the Fall Festival this Saturday from 3-5 pm by providing Chili and buying tickets at the festival to taste and judge the Chili.  Tickets are $10.00 and this will allow you to sample the chili and vote for your favorite.



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UMW Christmas Market

On Saturday, November 10th, the United Methodist Women will be having their annual CHRISTMAS MARKET.  This is a wonderful time to get started on your Christmas shopping. We will have lots of handmade items, Christmas Decorations, books and toys, a “This and That” shop, chili and as always delicious bakery items. If you can help with any of these categories, we would greatly appreciate your help.  If you have things that you would like to donate for the sale, we will be setting up in the CEB on November 9th at 8 am.  The time for Saturday is 8 am until 12 noon.  If you have any questions call Helen Tenney at 904-797-3265.

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United Methodist Women’s Meeting


The next meeting of the United Methodist Women will be held in the CEB on November 1st at 12:00 noon.  We will be finalizing plans for the Christmas Market.  Please plan to be there so that we can again make this year’s Market a big success.  Please bring a sandwich, drinks and dessert will be furnished.

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CARE Ministry Training for New AND Current team members

CARE Ministry Training for New AND Current team members

Mark your calendar … All are welcome to join our team!

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 12pm-2pm, CEB.  Light lunch provided.

Friends, the lesson in Jesus parable about the talents (Matthew 25: 14-30) given to the three servants is timeless.  Ask yourself, am I making best use of the spiritual talents God gave me?  The Care Ministry offers an opportunity for anyone in our church to use their talents by uplifting and encouraging others, particularly those in need.  Our volunteers send cards; some make phone calls and chit-chat with folks, others go and visit in their homes, hospital, nursing or care facilities or help others in unexpected ways.  But most importantly, everyone PRAYS for those on our CARE Ministry list.  This is a ministry perfect to match one’s abilities and talents with a need.  If you’re housebound, you can write a card or send a letter.  If you’re out and about, you can visit someone.  You can learn more about how you can use your talents to help others by attending the Care Ministry Training on November 4.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Registration will take place Sunday, October 27 in the Narthex, or call Pat Rodgers 797-5658.  Thank You!!!

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Pumpkin Patch Sign-Up

Volunteers are needed to help sell pumpkins at the Pumpkin Patch.  You can sign up  in the Narthex!!!   The Patch will be open from noon to 7 p.m. daily.  The shifts are: 12 noon-2 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Grab your spouse or a friend and sign up for a shift (or two) together.  You can also contact Vicki Hall.  Call 471-6697, text 823-6478 or email to sign up. The Pumpkin Patch  proceeds fund the SUMC Outreach Committee.   All profits benefit  missions and local folk.


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October S.W.A.G. Schedule



Wednesday October 17th– Pumpkin Decorating. We will walk over to the church Pumpkin Patch and purchase pumpkins to paint, decorate and take home. (6pm-7:30pm)

Wednesday October 24th– S.W.A.G. Will be helping with the Exploring L.I.F.E. Group. We will be hosting their dinner and craft and games. (6pm-7:30pm)

Wednesday October 31st– NO CLASS! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Church is hosting Trunk or Treat from 5pm-7pm everyone is invited!

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Children’s Exploring LIFE Camp

Children’s Exploring LIFE CAMP

The children’s Exploring LIFE Program of Shores United Methodist Church is offering a new camp for fall 2018.  Join us for the fun and excitement of the Wild West at Wrangler Roundup!  Parents plan now to have your child participate in the fun of Wrangle Roundupa 13-week camp adventure in Discovering Jesus in the Stories of Moses.  Kids will learn about the ULTIMATE gifts God provides for members of his family!

Each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Christian Education Building, your child is invited to a time of Bible Stories, Games Galore, Crafts, Creative Art, Missions and more!   Children will enjoy an evening meal of pizza, fruit, dessert and drinks.    Wrangler Roundup begins after Labor Day on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and all children from Pre-K4 to 6th grade are welcome to join in the fun. For more information call the church office at (904)797-4416 or visit our website

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Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat!

 Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival, Chili-Cook Off, Trunk or Treat!

Shores United Methodist Church is celebrating the fall season with a number of fun activities during October for the entire family to enjoy.

The Pumpkin Patch is open e Monday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. There are mini-pumpkins, pie pumpkins and larger pumpkins of all sizes.  The Pumpkin Patch supports the local outreach ministries of the church.

The Annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. with free food, face painting, games and more for the entire family to enjoy!  There will be a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser for $10 a ticket to sample and vote on all the different varieties of chili.  The Cook-Off starts at 3 p.m. and will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Christian Education Building.

 On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Halloween night, there will be a Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  This is a fun safe place to bring children for trick and treating.

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Pastor at Panera

Pastor Carolyn will be having office hours in the community.  Every Wednesday she will be at Panera from 9am-11am.  These office hours are open to anyone who would like to stop by during those hours.  This is also an opportunity for her to be visible and approachable within the community.  You are invited to join her for coffee and conversation.



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Information about Donations of Items, Furniture, Books to the Church


In order to remind everyone and inform new folks at Shores UMC,  the United Methodist Book of Discipline gives the Board of Trustees at every local church the responsibility to accept or reject any and all conveyances, grants, gifts, donations, legacies, bequests or devices…for the use and benefit of the local church (section2529.c).   If you are considering donating any property to Shores UMC to be used in either building or on the church campus, please contact the church office or the Chair of the Board of Trustees beforehand.  This will allow the Trustees to consider the donation at their monthly meeting and decide if the donation is within the scope of the missions and needs of the church. It will also give them time to decide the best place to put your donation and how it will be used.    Also keep in mind, the local church budget may not be able to cover any expense related to your donation.   If you have any questions, see Cynthia Avance, the current chair of the Board of Trustees

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