Stanardsville United Methodist Church
Friday, August 26, 2016
Monday, August 15
9:00 AM Garden Angels
Tuesday August 16
4:00 PM Tuesdday's Table
5:00 PM Praise Team Practice
Saturday, August 20
10:00 AM His Bounty
Sunday, August 21
8:30 AM Contemporary Service
10:00 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM Traditional Worship Service
12:15 Sip 'n' Chat
6:00 PM Youth Group
Lectionary Reading for Next Week Old Testament Jeremiah 1:4-10
New Testament Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel Luke 13:10-17
2016 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Stanardsville United Methodist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on Wednesday, June 22nd, Thursday, June 23rd., and Friday, June 24th from 6:00 PM until 8:30 PM each evening. Our theme this year is TALKING TO GOD!
We hope to provide our children and youth with models of praying that will encourage them to develop regular habits ofprayer. Activities will include games, snacks, crafts and a time for Bible stories.
All children and youth from rising kindergarten and up are invited to attend. There is no cost and no pre-
registration is required. However, every child who attends must have a completed parental authorization form that will be available at check-in. Come and join the fun and Christian fellowship as we strengthen young prayer lives.
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 August 2016 of our newsletter,The Messenger, and the monthly 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, including Tweens and Teens, please click here .