This Week At A Glance

New beginnings and a new year are a perfect time to come and learn from a new pastor! Jerry Milner

will explain “an inside out faith” based on Mark 7:1-7 on Sunday January 13. Service starts at 9am

with uplifting and enjoyable music at this friendly and welcoming church. Lots of things for your children

and plenty to take with you for the following week to carry you through good and bad times. At 10 am

we adjourn to the lively time to be had meeting neighbors and making new friends at the free coffee bar

with refreshments. Following this small groups are offered–take your pick or shop around to find one

that fits your needs. Fusion youth group will meet at the church from 6-8pm. Plans for youth to have

a bowling outing after church on January 20. Could use some drivers for transportation. Come this

Sunday to 6685 W. State Road 14 and find out why this church can fill many needs for you and your

family. You will see more than a light on the door, you will meet welcoming and friendly folks!

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Vacation Bible School kids came to church last Sunday and shared some of their activities and music with us. Wow, did they have a great time. Please think about this wonderful free opportunity for your own children next year. The fire department hose spray was a spectacular hit. Thank you Fire Department members!

The week of August 5th at 9:00 am will bring a new service in the current series on difficult subjects in the Bible. Pastor Keith will lead the discussion. The “Days of Hope” will be held on Saturday August 4th in South Whitley from 9 am to 11 am. Music,
entertainment, backpack ministry for kids returning to school, free haircuts and more will be the activities du jour. This church is very involved in helping the community in many ways.

The music ministry can use additional vocalists and musicians. August 5 the youth Fusion group will meet at 6 pm with fun and activities and a welcome to other youth looking to make new friends.

A staff position is open for an assistant teacher in the Sonshine Child Care daily program. Contact Jodie Sims at 260-723-5105 to inquire.

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The Third Sunday of each month, in this case, September 17th, you are welcome to not only come and hear a very good message to last you through the week, but you can help your less fortunate neighbors by dropping non-perishables in the grocery carts just inside the front entrance of the church. The carts are filled for the local food bank once each month. Your help is needed and welcome. Stay after the service Sunday for a free coffee bar and small group sessions on a variety of topics.

At 9am this Sunday, Pastor Keith will share his thoughts about a section of the beautiful part of the Bible called The Psalms. Child care is provided so you can relax and make new friends and ask those questions you always wanted answered.

Ladies “Restore” retreat still has openings for this October at Epworth Forest gorgeous new facilities in Kosciusko County. Stay a day or sign up for all three and enjoy a variety of workshops, amazing worship, special prayer walks and much more. Food included. Sign up next Sunday at the reservation table or call 260-723-5107 to submit your name and save your space! You can also click HERE for more details.
Fusion Youth Group will meet at Hewitt’s house for a pool party from 5:00-7:00pm.

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This church always supports Day of Hope.  This year the event will be on Saturday August 5th. Day of Hope provides breakfast for families, free haircuts for kids, shoes for kids, and book bags/backpacks for kids K-5th grade attending South Whitley Elementary. (Book bags include school supplies based on the school supply list for each grade (k-5th) at South Whitley Elementary.)
Rainbow pre-school is registering kids for the 2017-2018 school year.  The morning session is already filled but afternoon openings are still available.  Contact Traci Kreider through the church office at 260-723-5107. 
On Sunday. August 6th, come and hear a beautiful message by Pastor Keith.  There will be much to take home and sustain you through the week.  The title of this inspirational speech is “God can use you too…”  Based on Matthew 9:35 through 10:8, it will speak to your heart.
This is also communion Sunday so come and find many blessings with this friendly organization where the service starts at 9am, the fun and lively coffee fellowship follows the service, and immediately after coffee, smaller groups convene for more informative and fun opportunities to make new friends and  discuss questions you’ve always wanted answered! 

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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 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:  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.