Stanardsville United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10:00 pm Life Group Pat,
1:00 pm Life Group - Lucy
Tuesday, Dec 16
4:00 pm Tuesday's Table
6:30 pm Praise Team Practice
Wednesday, Dec 17
9:00 am Life Group - Tim,
3:15 KIDZ Club,
Saturday, Dec 20
10:00 am His Bounty
Sunday, Dec 21
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 Combined Service
12:15 Healing Service
12:15 Sip 'n' Chat
6:00 pm Christmas Program
Lectionary Readings for next Sunday
Old Testament: Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Epistle: Romans 16:25-27
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38, 46b-55
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 December, 2014 of our newsletter,The Messenger, and the monthly calendar,please click here.
To view the latest edition of the SUMC Parent Link newsletter, click here. (Scroll down for it)
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, including Tweens and Teens, please click here .
Family Game Night
Second Friday Family Fun Night
January 9th from 6:00-7:30 pm
In the Fellowship Hall
Come enjoy a relaxed time of fellowship, devotion and food (spaghetti and salad).
RSVP by January 8th if you plan to attend.
People of all ages are welcome
MULTI-MEDIA SALE COMING!
WE NEED your books (including cook
books), DVD's, CD's, video games and
anything "media" (for the benefit of the Heart
Havens Home to be built in Charlottesville).
Please box up anything you can donate for our
sale in March (if you need a box, see Tim
Torrey). If you have questions, please ask one
of Carroll Deane's Life Group members: Ellen
Deane, Tim and Dottie Torrey, Doris Roach,
Jeanne Van Dyke, Carolyn Warren, or Jane
Winner. If you would like to volunteer to work
the Sale with us - we are taking HELP!!