Hi, Everyone,
Well, we have finally finished up that study on spiritual formation. Now, this Friday, October 28, we will start a brand new topic ― boundaries. We’ll look at what boundaries are and what they are not. We’ll explore the problems of poor or no boundaries and discover that having good boundaries, for both yourself and your other family members leads to freedom and happiness.

Date Topic Refreshments
October 28 Boundaries – A Review Diane
November 4 Boundaries – Social Media Donna R.
November 18 Loving When We Disagree Cindy H.
December 2 Advent Study
December 9 Advent Study Beth

See our complete schedule and more on our Web site

SUMC Book Club: The Case for Grace by Lee Strobel. Discussion night is November 1 at 7:00 PM.
The World Hope Gift Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hearth Room and Sunday, November 6 before and after services in Fellowship Hall. Stop by and shop a beautiful selection of handcrafted items, jewelry, coffees, teas and chocolates from all over the world. This is not a fundraiser for our church. All proceeds from items purchased at the World Hope Gift Fair go back to the artisans, farmers, and crafters from around the world.
Fair Trade Organizations and not-for-profits that will be represented include the following:
Mayan Hands – woven handicrafts, table runners, and baskets
Equal Exchange – coffees, teas, cocoa and chocolates
Bead for Life – necklaces, earrings and bracelets as well as Shea Butter products
SERRV – home décor, gifts, Christmas items. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and SERRV are formally collaborating to promote fair trade through sales such as our World Hope Gift Fair.
To Love A Child – handmade crafts from Haiti and Zimbabwe
African Team Ministries – handcrafted gifts, jewelry, and soapstone. African Team Ministries is a Christian ministry working as an intermediary between African and American churches. With help from Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Anglican denominations, they provide funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa.

We hope you will take a moment to stop by and shop either on Saturday, November 5 or on Sunday, November 6. Your purchases will generate a world of hope.
Questions may be directed to Donna Rischbieter at 877-0553 If you would like to help with setup on Friday evening, Nov 4 or with take down on Sunday, Nov 6 please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

I’ll look for you all on October 28 at 9:00 AM.

Grace and peace,