New Members: We will be hosting a New Members lunch on January 21st at 12:00pm in Kitchenette #1.  Anyone interested in becoming members of SSUMC, please join us for a meal and conversation.  For more information or to let us know you plan to attend. please contact Pastors Heather or Drew. We will be welcoming New Members on January 28th during both the 9:00 and 10:45 worship services.  Join us for the celebration!

Child Care: Children are always welcome in worship. Child care is provided for your little ones age 0-2 years in the Nursery Room.

Sunday Morning Discussion Group: We continue The First Christmas by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan.  Please join us in the Lounge at 10:45am.

Youth Musical Jam Session: All 7th – 12th graders are invited to come to sing or play their favorite instruments Sunday mornings at 10:15am in the Adkins room.

UMM Lunches: This week we will be meeting at Applebee’s on Monday and Ninety Nine on Thursday at noon.

UMW Lunch: All women are invited to a monthly lunch gathering the first Thursday of every month. Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 1st at 12:00 noon at Denny’s.

UMW Reads: will meet tomorrow evening, Monday, January 8th at 7:00pm in the Lounge to discuss the novel “Origin” by Dan Brown. Join us!

Third Thursday Fellowship and Talent Show: Join us on Thursday, January 18th for a pot luck dinner! Please bring a dish to share. And a talent!  Dinner begins at 6:00pm with an opening grace and the talent show will follow. Interested acts should contact Rand Reeves, Pamela Easler, or Laura LeCours.

Ham Dinner:  We will be hosting a Ham Dinner with Homemade Pies for dessert on Saturday, January 27th from 4:30 – 6:00pm.  Cost:  Free will donation.  Come join us!

Youth Lock-in: Saturday January 20th to Sunday the 21st. We will sleep over in the church, play fun games, and eat pizza as we learn more about our faith. Bring your friends!

New Book Study: We begin a new sermon series – “Jesus, the Man of Mystery” today. To guide this sermon series, we will have a book study Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm on “Why Jesus” by William H. Willimon. The first session will cover Chapters 1 and 2. For more information or to acquire a book, please see Pastor Heather or register on the sign-up sheet at the Hospitality Table.

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Monday Night Readers: will return tomorrow evening, Monday, January 8th at 7:00pm continuing with the book – “The Parables –Understanding What Jesus Meant” by Gary Inrig. Please read chapter 7: Assuring my Future (The Shrewd Manager). There will be no session next Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. All are welcome.

Tuesday Night Readers: will resume this Tuesday evening, January 9th at 6:30pm with the book “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True” by Gabrielle Union.

Fresh Start Lite: is a spirituality and recovery group. This is an additive group for any 12 step program, or recovery support system. We gather at 6:30pm Fridays for coffee and a time of sacred sharing. All are welcome.