If you stop in to South Whitley UMC next Sunday morning, July 23rd, around 9am you will be privileged to find yourself surrounded by some very wonderful things.  A positive message you can draw on the entire following week, ministries to help your children, awesome music, ministries to help the community, and the opportunity to meet some warm and welcoming friends. Pastor Keith Schreffler has accepted the call to serve this church and has embarked on a remarkable journey with us.  Come and find out how it can benefit you and your family. 
 
Fusion for youth will meet from 6-8pm at Klepinger’s home this week.
 
Vacation Bible School is always a joyous event for kids.  It starts next week!  For more details or to register your child age 4 yrs old through 5th grad (2017-2018 school year) CLICK HERE or call 260-723-5107 for more information. 
 
We welcome your children!  Coffee fellowship and more opportunities for your questions you’ve always wanted answered are in small groups following the service at 10:00am.

 



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On June 11 at 9am you will be blessed to hear a continuation of Pastor Keith’s message explaining things from the view of Acts 2 verses 21-47.  You will hear a wonderful expositor describe the scene during those amazing times of signs and wonders and what is now called The Pentecost.

Coffee Fellowship right after the 9:00 am service will allow you to make new friends.  Small groups covering a variety of topics meet following coffee. Save the date of June 25 for a new small group series you may find interesting on Defending Your Faith and includes understanding Islam. Popcorn prayer continues each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. The web site at www.southwhitleyumc.com lists the youth Fusion meeting dates, summer camp opportunities, how to join the praise team, and other areas of interest.


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On Sunday April 23, at 9:00 am, Tony Klepinger, always a great speaker, will offer an interesting message titled “Are you rich?” based on Luke 12. Babysitting and children’s church will be available. coffee fellowship follows the service and small groups meet after coffee.  A mini-seminar will also take place right after the service that you will want to attend if you have ever wondered about your purpose in life.  Led by Michele Payton, who also teaches this seminar at Grace College, it will help you identify those special spiritual gifts you have been given and how best to utilize those for a fulfilling life.  The three sessions will be held on April 23, April 30, and May 7 immediately after coffee fellowship.  Contact Sherina at the church office at 260-723-5107 to sign up and to be sure your supplies will be available.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about your gifts.



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Are you tired of hearing news that puts you in a salty mood?  Maybe you are just tired and looking for a change. We believe you will find what you are looking for at South Whitley UMC!  You will find time to reflect and slow down from your hurried life in our Good Friday service, which starts at 7pm on April 14th.  Easter Sunday, April 16th, we have breakfast at 8am, the main service at 9am, and an Easter egg hunt at 10am. April 16th is also our “fill the cart” Sunday, where everyone brings something to put in the cart for the local food pantry.

Come bring your squad to this house of worship where everyone is welcome!



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Happy April 2nd at South Whitley UMC!  This will be a communion Sunday and to welcome spring we will also welcome a very special guest speaker.  Dave Neckers, the United Methodist Northeast District Superintendent, will provide an entertaining and informative sermon. There will be no youth meeting this week due to spring break, but choir preparations continue for Easter in case you would like to participate.  Just contact Michele Payton for additional information at her email:  worshiparts@southwhitleyumc.com.  Remember child care is provided and Time of Growth hour featuring children’s and youth programming, plus adult small group meetings along with a free coffee bar are held following the 9 am service each Sunday.  Hope to see you there! 


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Want to be inspired?  Join South Whitley UMC on Sunday March 5 at 9:00 am for a joyous musical celebration as this church transitions to a new 9:00 am Sunday Service Time!  The Whitko Gospel Choir will be providing their annual excellent music program and you are invited!  Following the music, please join us for a free breakfast in the social hall on the lower level.  Again, it is free, and all are invited.  This week will kick off a new and exciting time when it is most convenient for those who wish to attend Sunday mornings.  In the future the service will begin each Sunday at 9 am followed by a short coffee bar and then Time of Growth small group meetings you will greatly enjoy.  During Worship children 3 years old and younger are welcomed in the nursery.  Those age 4 and older will join their parents in the sanctuary.  During the Time of Growth hour programs will be offered for children in 4th and 5th grade, 5th through 8th grade, and 9th through 12th grade.  Four Time of Growth group meetings will welcome you to join them where you can meet new friends and enjoy an opportunity to ask questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Plan to drop in and give this growing church a try beginning March 5th.



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Sunday, February 26,  will bring an enthusiastic crowd to hear the final message in Pastor Chris Stahlman’s “The greatest of these is…” series.  Based on 1 Corinthians 13, this inspiring discussion will give you something to meditate over for the following week.  A transition is coming to this church in the organization of their Sunday mornings.  You will want to stay posted and come visit to see what exciting progress is being made.  Lots of things for your family to do here, and special things for youth and children are always available.  Come and meet some new friends this Sunday at either the 8:30 am or 10:00 am services.



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Since Walls seem to be a popular topic this year, Pastor Chris (PC) will keep us informed about how Nehemiah was also involved in a “Build That Wall” project! Always providing a contemporary and entertaining focus on subjects that stick with us as we face our busy lives each week, PC provides informative and helpful insights. Please remember that during our 10:00 am service, while parents get to hear him speak, there is a wonderful “Children’s Church” for kids from infancy up to fifth grade. This 10:00 am service also features wonderful music you will enjoy. Come and enjoy this service and obtain a blessing for both your kids and yourself! You will also meet some amazing and wonderful new people. The earlier, 8:30 am service has babysitting only, but same sermon topic. Free coffee bar and refreshments at 9:30 am. Think about joining us this coming Sunday.

There is something for everyone at SWUMC, from youth groups meeting this week at the Klepinger home, to Bible studies, to exercise classes. There are small groups with a variety of topics and studies, to pre-school, to many outreach opportunities. Also looking for your talents, including musical. Enjoy or join a great band and praise team.



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Will the new year bring love, peace, joy and optimism to your family?  A resolution to begin attending one of the services held each Sunday at South Whitley UMC at 8:30am or 10:00am is a great way to start the year and bring you a good opportunity to find those things for your life.  Join Pastor Chris Stahlman on Sunday, January 8 and go home inspired by his uplifting examples.  Childcare at first service and a wonderful Children’s church during second service allows  you to concentrate on the beautiful message that will be offered while your children are also blessed with their own age-appropriate adventure.  Make a New Year Resolution to provide something special for your family and come join this vibrant and growing church for answers your heart has been asking.  At the corner of State Rd 14 and 5 in South Whitley. 
 


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The secret of philanthropy and how to gain great joy from your generosity will be the topic Pastor Chris will bring to our attention on November 20.  Delighting the attendees with visuals, videos, and an extremely great skill at making presentations, you will be glad you came to hear this Pastor.  This coming Sunday is also the day we “Fill the Cart” by bringing things for the food pantry, so go shopping, pick up a few extra things, and gain some of that joy that will again be discussed for our edification.  The youth Fusion group will be gathering under Tony Klepinger’s leadership at Klepinger’s home that same evening from 6-8pm.  Musicians and vocalists are welcome to contact Worship Arts Director, Michele Payton to try out for a position with one of the worship teams (swumc@embarqmail.com). Children’s church, called “Ignite” is held at 10am each Sunday and nursery is also provided at 10.00.  Services are available at 8:30 am and 10:00 am with a coffee bar between each service.