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Blessings In 2018 

*** Child care is provided on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the church so that parents may participate in choir and other meetings happening there. ***


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Tuesday, May 29, 6:00 p.m. ~ Monthly Prayer Service in the Sanctuary. Join us as we pray for our church, community and nation. Pastor Crystal will also minister through liturgical dance. (Rescheduled from May 22nd)

Saturday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ~ An evening of worship, stories and songs with Paul Colman. Paul Colman is a Grammy-nominated and GMA Dove award-winning singer/songwriter/speaker/producer/entertainer and former guitarist for the Aussie rockers, the Newsboys. You can find all of Paul’s music on iTunes and on other streaming platforms online. The concert is FREE, but tickets are required. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, an online ticketing system, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paul-colman-live-at-the-beacon-tickets-46177481089. Contact church office for questions or assistance getting tickets. Location: Assembly Hall, Bldg 3

Sunday, June 10 ~ Second Sunday Food Collections continues through the summer. The following items are needed: canned meats, veggies and fruit, mac/cheese including canned spaghetti, ravioli, soups, peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk, energy and/or cereal bars, oatmeal and other cereals. No dry beans or glass jars or large size “commercial" cans please.

Sunday, June 10 ~ Senior Sunday. We will recognize our graduating seniors at each worship service. (If you are a senior, please let Pastor Andrew know which service you will be attending.)

Sunday, June 17, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ~ Fairwell reception in honor of Pastor Crystal DesVignes. We give thanks for Pastor Crystal and her fruitful, joyful, beautiful ministry as she prepares to move to her new appointment in Durham. We will have a basket for your cards, gifts, notes, etc. for you to let her know how she has touched our lives. Brief time of recognition and presentation at 5:00 p.m. Location: Assembly Hall, Bldg 3

Sunday, June 17 - 23 ~ Appalachia Service Project (ASP) mission trip to Tennessee. Contact Lance Tucker at ASP@SwansboroUMC.org or 910.389.4068 for more info.

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 a.m. service ~ Commissioning of our Stephen Ministers. Our Stephen Ministry Leader is Linda Carlsen. If you would like any additional information about the Stephen Ministry, or our Stephen Ministers, please contact our Pastor of Discipleship at PastorCrystal@swansboroumc.org

Sunday, July 8 ~ Second Sunday Food Collections continues through the summer. The following items are needed: canned meats, veggies and fruit, mac/cheese including canned spaghetti, ravioli, soups, peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk, energy and/or cereal bars, oatmeal and other cereals. No dry beans or glass jars or large size “commercial" cans please.

Monday - Thursday, July 16 - 19, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. ~ Vacation Bible School. Online Registration Form. Rolling River Rampage invites Rafters of all ages on a whitewater rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Light dinner served at 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed in these areas: Grade Guides (K-5th grade guides who get to experience it all with the kids, no prep required); Science Leader (curriculum provided with lots of ideas) for older elementary grades 3rd-5th; Recreation Leader (Game ideas included); Food Coordinator(s) to shop for nightly dinners and organize volunteers to prep/serve; Decorating Team (transform SUMC into a rolling river on July 15 starting at Noon/Clean up on Friday, July 20 at 8 am). Contact Susan Fulp at rsfulp@vol.com or 252.393.7805 to see how can be a part of VBS 2018.



Ongoing/Recurring Events 

Mondays

  • 9:00 a.m. - UMM Peanut Cooking - Bldg 1, lower level Kitchen - Click here for schedule. Contact: Mel Guss.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Mission Monday/UMW Craft Days ~ Rm 33 (lower level), Bldg 2. Whether you’re creative or not, you can get involved in several projects to benefit Haiti or local charities. Contact Lynn Rouse for more information.

Tuesdays 

  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Teen Community Bible Study at Swansboro First Baptist Church Family Life Center. For more info, contact Joanne School (910.389.8826) or Charlton Burns (252.675.9550) or crystalcoastteen.cbsclass.org
  • Every other Tuesday 
    • 1:30 p.m. - Men's golf group. Star Hill Golf Club. $35 for 18 holes or $25 for 9 holes. Seasonal activity.
      Contact Larry Philpott (910.322.4736) or Golf@SwansboroUMC.org.
  • Second Tuesdays
    • 1:00 p.m. - Help sort Second Sunday's Food collection, Room 38LL, Bldg 2 (under the sanctuary).
  • Third Tuesdays 
    • 10:00 a.m. - Hand Made'ns Prayer Shawl Ministry - Crochet/knit shawls with love & prayers of healing September - March. Contact Sarah Austin (910.389.4660) or Jane True (910.325.6365). Location: Library - Rm 25, Bldg 1
    • 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Hope Mission trip to serve lunch to the homeless. Meet in Morehead City at 14th & Bridges. 3 volunteers needed each trip. Contact: Linda Biddy at 910.325.7770. SUMC also serves whenever there is a 5th Tuesday in the month - Jan, May, Aug, & Oct 2017.
  • Fourth Tuesdays
    • 6:00 p.m. - Monthly Prayer Service in the Sanctuary (Verify with calendar entries above.)

Wednesdays

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - UMM Bible Study (Starting Sep. 5, 2018) Contacts: John Lee (jwlee@yahoo.com) and Bill Smith (bmw.wrs@ec.rr.com) Location: Bldg 1 Rm 13 (Enter from lower level)
  • Second Wednesdays - UMW Circle Meetings ~ Details are on our UMW page.
  • Third Wednesdays -
    • noon - Fellowship Luncheon. Location: Assembly Hall, Bldg 3
    • 6:30 p.m. - UMM Fellowship meetings. Location: Bldg 1, Room 13 (lower level Education Bldg)

Thursdays

  • Growth Groups - see Growth Groups page for info
  • 7:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir. Building 1, Room 21 (Music Room)

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays 

  • Lord's Ladies Lunch
  • UMKids - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. during school year
  • Confirmation Class - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. during school year
  • UMYF (Junior & Senior) - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Sundays - before and after each worship service ~ Food Collection
    Visit our Church and Society page for MANNA details.
  • 2nd Sundays - UMW Mary Weeks (Creekside) Circle meets at 7 p.m.
  • Growth Groups - see Growth Groups page for info