Stanardsville United Methodist Church
Friday, April 28, 2017
 Our Vision
Our vision is for every neighbor in our community to hear and know the good
news of Jesus Christ and to be free from physical and spiritual hunger or thirst.
Our Mission
We seek to make more and better followers of Jesus Christ by making strong
connections with Jesus; by helping all followers to grow spiritually; and by serving our community’s physical needs. 
 
25 Court Street, PO Box 740
Stanardsville, Virginia 22973
Church Office: (434) 985-3888
Pastor’s Cell: (804) 384-7678
Pastor’s Personal e-mail:
pastorchuck7@aol.com
Church: stanardsvilumc@embarqmail.com
Secretary: secretarysumc@embarqmail.com                          
 Monday, April 24
10:00 AM- Life Group Pat
6;30 PM - Life Group- Carroll
Tuesday, April 24
4:00 PM Tuesday's Table
Wednesday, April 25
10:00 AM Life Group - Lucy
3:15 PM Elementary Wednesday
Thursday, April 27
1:00 PM Susanna Wesley Circle UMW
3:00 PM TTB2 - The Apocrypha
Saturday, April 29
8:30 AM Jaida's Joy
10:00 AM His Bounty
Sunday, April 30
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Combined Worship (UMW Sunday)
11:45 AM Pot Luck Meal
  
 

                                                                                   Lectionary Reading for Next Week   
                                                                                    New Testament     Acts 2:14a, 22=32
                                                                        Psalm                   16
                                                                        Epistle                 1 Peter 1:3-9
                                                                        Gospel                 John 20: 19-31
                                                                                                  
 
 

 CONNECT - GROW - SERVE
We understand that we exist as God’s church primarily to make
more and better followers of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this we
seek to partner with God using a pathway for following Jesus we
call Connect – Grow – and Serve.
On this pathway we want to help persons connect with God in
meaningful ways inside the church through compelling worship,
and outside the church through the work of our Congregational
Care Team. This team reaches out to newcomers in our community and follows up with the
ongoing needs of our congregation.
To grow involves our call to help persons become more spiritually formed. We offer
programs, studies, and ministries designed to help deepen our understanding of God and our
faith.
To serve engages us with our community outside the church. We are involved in mission
and outreach programs that are meant to help those in our community who are in need.
We invite you to join us on this pathway. Should you have any questions or would like to
become more involved, please contact Pastor Chuck at 434-985-3888.
 
ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

For the 2016-2017 school year, Stanardsville United Methodist Church will hold an after-school program at the church called, ELEMENTARY WEDNESDAYS.  Rising 3rd to 5th grade students are invited to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 3:15 PM until 4:30 PM.  Activities will include crafts, a Bible lesson, snacks, and fun games.

 

Bus transportation will be provided from Nathanael Greene Elementary School on bus #49.  Parents must send a note of authorization for this transportation each Wednesday, or they may call the school.  Students from Ruckersville Elementary School are welcome to attend but must provide their own transportation.  Parents must come to the church to pick up their student by 4:30 PM each Wednesday.  Space is limited to the first 12 children who sign up.

 

Registration/release forms must be completed before a student may attend.  Please contact Sharon Morris at 434-985-3321 to arrange picking up of a Registration/Release form.  Join us for a time of fun and learning this coming year.

                                                   STANARDSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

 
WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
            At Stanardsville United Methodist Church we affirm our belief in the one living and true God in whom there are three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We witness to the presence of God’s grace, God’s unmerited favor toward us, revealed to us in God’s Son Jesus Christ, and constantly at work in and through us in our daily lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. 
 
            We believe it is God’s grace that first comes to us convincing us of our need for God. Through grace, once we have repented of our sins, we are forgiven and our relationship with God is reconciled and restored. This same grace continues to work in our lives drawing us ever closer into the very likeness of God in Jesus Christ and creating in us a strong faith relationship with him. Our salvation then is by God’s grace through our faith in Jesus Christ.
 
            Through the power of the Holy Spirit we seek to understand and communicate to others the love of God given to us in Jesus Christ. As we grow in understanding, we reflect critically on four guidelines in matters of our faith. First, we believe in the primacy of Scripture as necessary to our salvation and to the revelation of God. Second, we rely on our Christian traditions as authentic and faithful witness to the message of Scripture. In order to be effective in our witness to Scripture and the traditions of the church, we rely thirdly on our own Christian experience along with lastly our reason. We seek confirmation within our own experiences of the truth of God’s grace, and we engage our God given minds as the practical source of reason for providing insight to the deeper meaning of our faith.

 
 
 To see our April2017 edition  of our newsletter,The Messenger,  here.
For the April 2017 calendar, please click here.
To download Child Sign in and  Sign Out forms, please click here..
To download the Stanardsville UMC Parental Consent and Liability Release  form, required for all Children's and Youth Ministry activities please click here .