Stanardsville United Methodist Church
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Our Vision: We envision a community of faith in which all people are welcomed with the love of Christ and offered His saving grace.
Monday, Jan 26
10:00 am Life Group Pat
6:30 pm Life Group Carroll
Tuesday, Jan 27
4:00 pm Tuesday's Table

6:30 Praise Team Practice
Wednesday, Jan 28
3:15 pm Kidz Club 
3:15 TAT

7:00 pm Choir Practice
Thursday Jan 29
3:00 pm Through the Bible
Saturday, Jan 31
10:00 am His Bounty
Sunday, Feb 1
8:30 am Contemporary Service
10:00 am Sunday School
 11:00 am Traditional Service
 6:00 pm Life Group - Julie
_______________________________        Lectionary Readings for  next Sunday
 Old Testament: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
 Psalm:            111
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13    
Gospel:           Mark 1:21-28

            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 February, 2015 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 .

Robert Rogers Is Coming!

We have arranged for Robert Rogers, a Christian teacher and evangelist, to be in our church on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 p.m.  Robert's ministry calling is to turn the hearts of people to God, and the hearts of parents and children to one another worldwide.  Robert's ministry called Mighty in the Land brings his personal testimony of faith to us in powerful ways.  Having experienced a tragedy of biblical proportion in the loss of his wife and all four of their children in 2003, Robert teaches us how to live a life of no regrets built on putting all our trust in God. Robert is an author, and an accomplished musician and songwriter who has been featured in many national radio and television shows.  His message of Scripture, song, and personal testimony is something you will not want to miss.  Please plan to be with us on February 8 following Sip 'n' Chat.

                                                                   SAVE THE DATE!
Mega MULTI-MEDIA SALE March 21, 2015 at the American Legion Post 128, 638 Madison Road Stanardsville VA for the benefit of the new Heart Havens Home to be built in Charlottesville.
Donate your books (including cook 
books), DVD's, CD's, video games, music or
anything "media" (except encyclopedias).  For more information please contact Carroll or Ellen Deane.