Author Archive: Curt Christiansen

Grapple Sunday school for 5th and 6th grade

    5th and 6th graders go in-depth into the old, familiar Bible stories. Grapple is specifically designed to help preteens “grapple” with tough questions in meaningful ways so that they understand and own their faith. As they learn how to search the Bible for answers they will build a faith foundation that guides wise […]

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J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) Mid Week Children’s Ministry

  J.A.M. Children’s Midweek Ministry program is for children age 2 years to 5th grade.  J.A.M. is a children’s Bible study program and is located in room 100. J.A.M. is part of our Wednesday CrossWalk Fellowship and meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 PM. Nursery care is available for 0-24 months from 6:45 pm- 8:30 pm. For […]

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Acolyte Training September 27

Acolyte training will be held on September 27 at 12:15 in the Sanctuary for all 3rd – 6th graders who would like to serve as an acolyte during the course of this school year.  Please contact Colleen Scout or the church office to sign up. This is an important and meaningful way for children to participate in […]

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Spanish Classes Starting September 14 and 15

We offer beginning and Intermediate level Spanish language classes here at the church. Beginning Classes: 6:00-7:00 PM on Tuesdays Intermediate Classes: 6:00-7:00 PM on Mondays Participant fee is $56 per 8-week session. Teacher:  Yasmine Franco. Classes begin on September 14 for intermediates, and September 15 for beginners.    

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Library Corner

Do Yourself a Favor….. FORGIVE! by Joyce Meyer. Joyce Meyer has written an impressive number of books, 90 and counting! This prolific author is no stranger to the SUMC Library (Room 103). We have seven of her books on our shelves (nonfiction – yellow spine label, alphabetized by author’s last name). Also in our library […]

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Esquina Biblioteca

Hazte un favor a ti mismo ….. PERDONA! por Joyce Meyer. Joyce Meyer ha escrito un gran número de libros, 90 y contando! Este prolífico autor no es ajeno a la Biblioteca SUMC (Habitación 103). Tenemos siete de sus libros en nuestros estantes (no ficción – marcado con amarilla, en orden alfabético por el apellido […]

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WoRM Sunday School Update

The first rotation for the Workshop Rotation Sunday School (WoRM) will begin on Rally Day, September 13. The first rotation is on the Anointing of David as king of Israel.  The Anointing of David rotation focuses on how God chose David, an ordinary shepherd, to be king.  The workshops include: Games Science Multimedia Cooking And […]

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UMCOR KIT Instructions

  The following are instructions for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) kits: School Kit  Value:  $11 per kit Place all items in cloth bag (see below).  1 pair blunt scissors (rounded tip only no plastic scissors) 3 pads of paper (8 1/2 x 11)  [Spiral notebooks or top-bound pads; 150 sheets  or less of […]

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Canton Mission Team Update, Day 3, Tuesday

Third day in the books here in Canton. The SUMC team rose early to start the day. After breakfast and a morning devotional from Mike and Matt Lauer, the teams all headed to their worksites. Two teams worked on siding, while one went to hang drywall. Our fourth team went to go work at the […]

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Canton Mission Team Update, Day 1, Sunday

After eight hours on the road, with a few rainstorms along the way, the team all arrived safely in Canton. After quickly unpacking all the gear and getting the camp kitchen up and running, Mike Dinsmore (and helpers) cooked us a delicious spaghetti meal. Following dinner the team gathered around the non-existent campfire (due to […]

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Canton Mission Team Update, Day 2, Monday

Our first work day started a little later than normal, as we did not need to be at the worksite until ten. After another wonderful Mike Dinsmore meal for breakfast, and a morning devotional from Don “Gramps” Meyer, the four groups all headed to their respective worksites to begin the day. Two small groups headed […]

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Youth Choir Tour Update

Youth Choir Tour Update We just want to say thank you for all of the prayers we have been receiving from church. It is awesome to know our church family is supporting us while we are away. We have been working hard, performing strong, and having a lot of fun in the name of the […]

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Reflections on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!  All fathers will receive a special gift at worship on Sunday, June 21.  Join us! Below are two reflections on Father’s day from our Communications Assistant, Angie Wortman. A Scriptural Reflection on Father’s Day Ephesians 3:14-15 says:  “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and […]

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