New Position Filled

The Church Council and the Staff Parish Relations Committee are pleased to announce that Suzann Maass has been hired to fill the newest position at Shores UMC:  Music Director for Children & Youth.  Suzann is a loved and respected charter member of SUMC and a member of our Praise Team.  She will now be sharing her musical gifts, talents, and ministry with the youngest members of our church family.  Suzann’s goal is to use music to reach children (and their parents) in our community.  We are truly blessed to have Suzann as part of our ministry for children & youth and their parents!


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Pot Luck Supper

Please join your SUMC friends for a summer time potluck on Sunday, August 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the CEB.  While there, enjoy the opportunity to meet and greet Pastor Carolyn and Dave Westlake.  In addition, Ron Rodgers will be providing updates on the Florida Annual Conference and the Report of the Commission on the Way Forward.  Come join us for great food (bring your favorite dish to share) and fellowship!


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S.W.A.G. for August

Wed. August 1st-Bible Trivia and make your own ice cream sundae! 6pm-7:30pm

Sat. August 4th-LOCK-IN! We are having our annual S.W.A.G. back to school lock in!  As tradition this is pot luck style.  Bring your favorite dinner dish or desert to share with the group.  We will have food games, fellowship, and a movie!  Wear your comfy pajamas.  Drop off 5pm in S.W.A.G. Room, pick up at 12 midnight (This will not be a sleepover!)

Wed. August 8th-DVD Lesson and Devotionals.  We will work together in groups breaking down the daily devotional and the chapter it came from.

Wed. August 15th-Movie Night.  “God’s Not Dead” (Part 2) 6pm-8pm

Wed. August 22nd-“Band-Aid The Cross.”  What can Jesus heal?  Give it all to God.  S.W.A.G. will be partaking in a Band-Aid the Cross craft we will all do together as a group.  6pm-7:30pm

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Need Christmas Trees for Vacation Bible School

Need 10 Christmas Trees to make a forest!

Need for Vacation Bible School to borrow 10 artificial Christmas Trees for the Sanctuary set of “Son Rise National Parks.”  Please call Cynthia Avance at 797-6567 and leave a message if you are willing to let us use your Christmas tree (3-8 ft. undecorated) from Sunday morning 7/22/18-Friday afternoon 7/27/18.  Please have box and trees marked with you name on it.


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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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S.W.A.G. Schedule July

Tuesday July 24th-Happy Birthday Zoe!!

Wednesday July 25th-Movie Night.  We will be watching the Disney Movie “Moana”


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Leading Ladies July Luncheon


The July meeting of the Leading Ladies will be on August 22nd at Briskey’s BBQ on North US1.    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 for more information.

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Vacation Bible School

SonRise National Park Vacation Bible School

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  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.

Vacation Bible School Closing Program and Pot Luck Supper on July 27th 5:30-7:00 pm.  Hot dogs and drinks provided.

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United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men                                                                                                                United Methodist Men’s Club, Saturday, August 4th @ 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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