Fall 2017 Men’s Spiritual Weekend

The Florida Conference is having a weekend retreat for UMM in Fruitland Park (Leesburg) this fall from October 13-14 at the Life Enrichment Center.  The goal for the weekend is to give men the tools needed to renovate their man cave in such a way it brings Glory to God!  The retreat will be ending on Saturday at 4 p.m. so participants will be home before Sunday.  Deadline for registration is Thursday at 8 p.m., October 5, 2017.  There are registration forms with the retreat schedule in the narthex.  Registration can also be done On-Line at http://ummflconf.org/event-registration.


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United Methodist Women


The United Methodist Women will meet on October 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the CEB.  The executive board will meet at 11:00 a.m.  Plan to bring a brown bag lunch.  Drinks and dessert will be provided by our hostesses.  A Sign up sheet for the Holiday market will be available.  Also, many dates and activities for the fall will be discussed.  UMW is open to all women of Shores United Methodist Church.  Please mark your calendar.  We would love to have you attend.


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Bishop Carter

 You are invited to a conversation with Bishop Carter!  Meet in the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 25 as we journey to Mandarin UMC in Jacksonville.  Go online to the Conference website (www.flumc.org) to register and submit your question to Bishop Carter—reception will follow.


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S.W.A.G. Fund Raisers

S.W.A.G. Fund Raisers

Hello member and guest of Shores United Methodist Church. S.W.A.G. Youth Group has decided to do a fall fundraiser that will begin Wednesday November 1st, 2017 through Sunday December 17th, 2017.

We will have multiple boxes in the Narthex where you can drop belongings and a donations box where you can place gift cards and cash donations and holiday cards to the woman and children of the Alpha and Omega Miracle home.

Alpha-Omega Miracle Home (AOMH) is a faith based non-profit 501(c)(3) offering supportive housing, along with holistic program offerings, to single mothers, their children, and senior women. AOMH also broadly serves St. Johns County through various outreach initiatives: a community diaper bank, an annual back-to-school Shoes of Hope giveaway, an Extended Families Program, adoption services.

We have decided to do a fundraiser for the Alpha and Omega unwed mothers home. We will be collecting anything from cash, gift cards, diapers, wipes, toiletries (for women) clothes (in good condition) toys new or gently used, and books.

During the Holiday Season, we want to spread the word, kindness, and grace of God and by giving to others. Yes, the holidays for the little ones is about the presents but we want to share that it is so much more than that. Jesus Christ died for us and we need to keep the CHRIST in Christmas.

Thank you from myself and the S.W.A.G Youth Group. All your help is greatly appreciated.


Taylor Lowery, Youth Director

St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church

SWAG T-Shirt Orders

To help raise funds for our amazing and growing youth group we will begin selling our t-shits for the holidays. There will be a signup sheet in the Narthex where you can place your order. Donations are also welcomed. We appreciate all your support so that our Youth Group can grow and be prosperous.

T- shirts $10.00

The last day to sign up for a shirt will be November 29th, 2017

The final order will be placed November 30th, 2017


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Pumpkins, Prizes, and Candy in the Shores, Oh My



Shores United Methodist has announced activities to celebrate the return of fall to North Florida.

The Pumpkin Patch will open on Saturday, October 7, 2017 following the delivery of the pumpkins that morning. There will be mini-pumpkins,  pie pumpkins and larger pumpkins of all sizes for sale.   The Pumpkin

Patch supports the local outreach ministries of the church.  The hours of the Pumpkin Patch are Monday – Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 7 pm.

The Annual Fall Festival will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 3pm – 6pm, with free food and games for the family to enjoy, including face painting and a ninja course.  There will be fun for the entire family.

Trunk or Treat will be in the church parking lot from 5 pm – 7 pm on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.  This is a fun safe place to bring children trick or treating.


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Bible Study

Gospel of Matthew Bible Study

Tuesday Morning at 10:00 am schedule:  September 19th-October 3rd and October 17th-November 7th

Wednesday Evening at 6:00 pm schedule:  September 20th-September 27th and October 18th-November 8th

“Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ.
Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation–the Common English Bible–stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they’ll be able to discover God’s revelation through readings and reflections.”

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S.W.A.G. Wednesday Schedule for September


Wednesday, September 20th-Bible Bingo!!!  Winners will receive a gift from the Youth Director!

Wednesday, September 27th-Painting With A Twist!  6pm-8pm @ Painting With a Twist.  Down from Hobby Lobby on SR 312.  Meeting there!!  I will be providing food and treats there.  Eat, paint and talk.  We will be painting crosses!  Please bring you $5.00.

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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 shoresumc@bellsouth.net.

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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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