Three Simple Rules

Hi Everyone,

For our last three weeks of the season before we break for summer vacation, we will be studying John Wesley’s “Three Simple Rules” which are: do no harm, do all the good you can, and stay in love with God.  And although these rules are said to be “simple” they are not easy.  This Friday, May 2, we will take a look at “do no harm” and try to understand that it’s not just what we do that causes harm, but also what we don’t do.

Coming attractions:

 Community Dinner – Tuesday, April 29. (Spiral ham)

Sponsor a Child to VBS- Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a special time of year for the children both in our church and our community! This year our theme is Weird Animals, it is open to all children 5 years old through grade 5 and is being held July 7-11. It costs approximately $35 per child for the week. We will be taking up a collection for the next three weeks and we hope to be able to sponsor at least one child for VBS.

Kids’ Club – A new program beginning this summer for children age 5 through 5th grade.  Learn about God through fun science experiments and cooking yummy treats!  Registration will begin soon.  If you’d like to volunteer to help with Kids Club, contact Stephanie at

Kids Club will take place during the new summer worship series Wednesday nights at 7 o’clock beginning July 2. Stephanie will lead this service and music from the Work Camp will be sung. Everyone is welcome.

A Wild West Potluck   – A Fun Night Out for EVERYONE!   

The evening will begin with TRACKS, TRAILS AND TREASURES – a fun, informative and fast moving multimedia presentation with local author and entertainer, CHUCK OAKES.  Chuck tells stories, sings songs and shares video clips of his adventures exploring ghost towns, mining camps and historic railroads of our American West.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 10:  4:30 – 7:00 PM  (Potluck will follow presentation)

WHO:  Round up your family, friends and neighbors ‐ all are welcome!

COST:  Free!  An optonal donaton to benefit the Kenya Well Project is appreciated.

SPONSOR:  SUMC Missions Committee

CHUCK OAKES is a man of many talents, including acting and entertaining.   Perhaps you’ve seen him on billboards, television commercials, appearing as  “The Stetson Man” on the television series “Kate & Allie”, or, as the Opening Act  for the Kingston Trio.  He is also a published author and photographer. His articles, exhibits and photographs focus on the  time period 1880-1930 and capture the “spirit of the Old West”.  His work has been in restaurants, malls,  travel articles and exhibits.  Chuck is volunteering his talents to SUMC in support of  the Kenya Well Project.

So SADDLE UP and RSVP to Julie Keegan    ( or sign up in Fellowship Hall.


Moms Do Lunch!  This Friday, May 2, all are invited to stay after the meeting as we will gather and depart for an exotic lunch location somewhere in Clifton Park.  All are welcome.



I hope to see you all on Friday,  May 2 at 9:00 for Friday Morning Moms.

Grace and peace,