This Week At A Glance

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.



This Week At A Glance

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.



This Week At A Glance

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. 
 


This Week At A Glance

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.



This Week At A Glance

This Sunday Pastor Chris Stahlman will continue his exciting “Courageous Faith” series in both the 8:30am blended service as well as the 10am modern service. You will enjoy the coffee bar between the two services which opens up at 9:30am.

There is something for everyone in this growing vibrant church. Fusion for the youth will meet at Klepinger’s home from 6-8pm on Sunday Oct 23rd. Starting on November 1st both men and women will have a chance to drop off their kids in child care, and join a small group study. The men’s study will be led by Pastor Chris, the women’s study will be led by Cindy Stahlman, and both will run for 6 weeks from 6:30-7:30pm every Tuesday evening.
 
Zumba classes are resuming Wednesday, Oct 19th at 7pm. Contact the church office if you are interested in participating in this fun and active group.
 
Children’s ministry director, Julie Klepinger is preparing for our annual Trunk or Treat, which will be open to anyone from 4-6pm on October 29th. You will find decorated cars, trunks, hot chocolate, and lots of treats, in the back parking lot of the church (6685 W SR14, South Whitley).


This Week At A Glance

A Journey to Joshua–what made him so powerful?  This topic will be of much interest throughout the month of October as we learn from PC many new insights into the life of Joshua.  Remember new service times are 8:30 am and 10:00 am with coffee bar between and small groups meeting at a variety of convenient times.  You are invited to a fabulous fall festival to be held at the home of Jim and Jeanette Eberhart’s on October 8 beginning at 4pm.  Bring a salad or dessert and everything else is provided!  This event is fun for all ages, bring your lawn chair and enjoy!  More info about it at 260-723-5107. 

 
Youth Fusion will meet the next evening October 9 at Klepinger’s 6-8 pm.  Back-pack meal ministry can still use help.  Call the above number to volunteer and send kids home with good nourishment for the weekends.  


This Week At A Glance

Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton, the 13th President of Huntington University will be the guest speaker at South Whitley UMC on Sunday October 2nd for both the 8:30 am and 10:00 am services.  The Gospel Choir from Huntington U is also expected to join Dr. Emberton. Small discussion groups will also meet at 8:30 am or 10:00 am, in various classrooms, alternating with the sanctuary service.
 
October 1st is planned as a Youth Service Day in which Youth Ministry Director, Tony Klepinger, will find many interesting ways to occupy the youth in genuine acts of service to the community.
 
A rewarding membership class will be offered from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday October 23rd at the church lower level social hall. Child care and children’s church are offered each Sunday.

Warm and welcoming people will greet you anytime you drop in to visit a service.



This Week At A Glance

An impressive number of people were baptized last Sunday at the amazing ceremony at River City Campground in South Whitley.  Thank you River City for your hospitality!  This coming week even more excitement and enrichment is awaiting you.  Pastor Chris Stahlman will be leading a short service on Sunday morning at 9:00am followed by willing hands in casual clothing going out into our local community and offering all kinds of services and help to anyone who asks for help.  Lawn mowing, vacuuming, trimming bushes, small repairs, mending clothing, washing windows, small painting jobs, weeding, or you name it!  Call the church office at 260-723-5107 and we will come to you and help with any and all we are capable of doing until around noon Sunday.  No charge–free service.  BUT That is not all!  Sunday evening September 4 you will want to arrive at the SWUMC fellowship hall downstairs at 5:30pm for a free meal–that’s right, no charge!  Right after the meal you will be invited to see the nationally high rated movie God’s Not Dead 2.  Again…no charge! This movie will bless your whole family with positive inspiration and hope.  Please consider joining all of us this Sunday for a day and evening that will make you glad you came!  Child care provided during the movie..again..no charge!



This Week At A Glance

What is a “Spiritual Olympian?”  Join others this Sunday at 8:30 am or 11:00 am to hear the excellent explanation that will be given by Pastor Chris Stahlman.  This effervescent and engaging pastor always provides wonderful memories that help support his congregation for the following week. 
 
There are many programs offered by this vibrant and growing church that will benefit you and your family.  A women’s group meets at 6:30pm Tuesdays to discuss “Total Wellness.” The annual Days of Hope event will be Saturday August 6th when backpacks filled with school supplies for South Whitley Elementary students, a free breakfast, and haircuts are provided for returning students.  If you are interested in helping South Whitley UMC reach out and touch our community you can contact the church office at 260-723-5107

Youth Fusion will meet at Klepinger’s on August 7 from 6-8pm and they are gearing up for the back to school pool party. Interested kids need to contact our youth director Tony Klepinger.



This Week At A Glance

 

Pastor Chris Stahlman will wrap up his “Letters to Timothy” series this Sunday.  Even if you missed one or two of the other Sundays in the series, you will still greatly enjoy this Sunday!

If you are interested in total wellness, you can still join the women’s group at 6:30pm every Tuesday evening as they walk and talk about the journey through life.

The annual Days of Hope event will be Saturday August 6th and once again this generous church will fill backpacks with school supplies, and provide a free breakfast and haircuts.  If you are interested in helping South Whitley UMC reach out and touch our community you can contact the church office at 260-723-5107. 

Youth Fusion will meet at Klepinger’s on July 31 from 6-8pm and they are gearing up for the back to school pool party on August 14th.  If you or your kids are interested in participating contact our youth director Tony Klepinger.