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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS RESUME - September 12 - December 19

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Will begin practicing Sunday, October 14 from 7-8 PM in the FMC Gym. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Luke Boatright @ 803.466.3747.

RUN FOR GOD BEGINS OCTOBER 16—All ages and abilities are welcome and it’s FREE!
Meet: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:15 pm—Irmo Community Park. Bring H2O and dress to sweat!
Due to the heat we WILL NOT MEET ON SUNDAYS until November 4
Sundays @ 4:00 pm—Lower Level Parking Lot NO Practice: (Oct. 28, Nov. 20 & 22, Dec. 25 & 27)
Nursery available: Sundays & Tuesdays.   Race: December 29—Cold Winters Day

CHARGE CONFERENCE — October 15th @ 7:00 PM at Salem United Methodist Church

THE LIVING CHRISTMAS STORY—Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 9, 6:30-9:00 PM
Look for the cast sign-up forms on October 7, October 14 and 21

• In Adult and Youth Sunday School classes
• On the bulletin tear-off form which can be dropped in the offering plate
• Before and after both Worship services in the narthex of the Sanctuary
• On the church web-site below ...

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Please sign up your whole family for as many nights as you can. Remember, we need to fill at least 500 roles during the 3 nights which means WE NEED YOU!

Many people will be needed to help construct our backyard Bethlehem. Construction will take place on all the weekends in November, so look for more information about how you and your family can help build the setting for The Living Christmas Story. This is a BIG job but also a BIG BLESSING for the thousands of people who drive through each year and for our church members who work together to make the birth of our Savior come to life. There is a place and job for EVERYONE!

The Spirited Singers are now the Unity Choir! The Unity Choir is a project-based choir much like the Summer Choir. ALL are welcome to participate, regardless of age or choral singing experience. Children 5th grade and under are encouraged to sing with an accompanying adult. The group will lead worship several times a year and follow a set schedule which is in this month’s newsletter.Each time this happens there will be a rehearsal on Wednesday night from 7:30 until about 8:15 in the Choir Room. Then we will lead 9:00 worship together on Sunday morning. Each week is separate from the others, so it is possible to sing for selected Sundays. Questions? Contact Don Kirkindoll, Director of Music Ministries: don@unionunitedmethodist.org. I hope to see YOU in the Unity Choir!!

PARENTS NIGHT OUT — October 20 FROM 4:30-7:30pm in F111
$10/child RSVP by Wednesday, October. 17 ... stacy.burggraf@gmail.com

Union is planning our 2nd trip to Guatemala next year with a target date of April 1st. There will be an interest meeting on Sunday October 21, at 5:00 pm in the New Life classroom, F 227. If you are interested in going and cannot attend the meeting, please contact Andy Underwood at andyu2112@sc.rr.com, or call him at (803) 622-4763. This is going to be a medical and construction mission.


SAVE THE DATE FOR JOY CLASS GARAGE SALE —Saturday, October 27, 8am to 1pm
Donation drop off: Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26 from 8am - 6pm in FMC Gym
Donation pick up: Monday, October 22 -Thursday, October 25 from 9am - 5pm; Friday, October 26 from 8am - 1pm.
Questions? Contact Charles Ayer at 803-447-0212 or any other Joy class member.

Lifetouch Photography will be here on Wednesday, October 24, 2:00pm-9:00pm to take pictures of our new members and families that didn’t have pictures for the last directory. We will begin sign-ups on Sunday, September 30 in the Narthex. On Monday, October 1 you may sign-up by clicking on the Lifetouch graphic on this page. Questions? Call Nan Gray @ 917.2259.

Come in costume for trunk or treating, fun, games, and more!
Adults and families —come on out and decorate your cars. Bring candy and get ready to pass out treats! If you can’t come and would like to help, drop off candy to Chris Hix (F 219) to be used for game prizes and to make sure we have plenty of treats!

Hot dog dinners will be available for $5 ($25 family max). Pre-orders help us to prepare. Email: UUMCPathfinders@gmail.com by Sunday, October 21 with your name and the number of dinners you need. The fundraiser by the Pathfinders Sunday School Class benefits missions.

Rev Taylor will host an Interest Meeting for this trip on Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 PM in Room 227 (The classroom used by the New Life Class.) The cruise leaves from Rome and includes tours at Cyprus, Greece, Ephesus, Jerusalem, the Galilee, and Pompeii. Asbury Seminary’s Prof. Ben Witherington, III will be the tour lecturer.

Union UMC and Salem UMC are once again teaming up for the 3rd annual Come2gether workday mission event. This is an opportunity for you to participate in mission work right here in our local community on November 3. If you are interested in helping repair homes and can do small repairs such as drywall, floor repair, painting, yardwork, etc. then we need you! This opportunity is open to anyone 6th grade and older. To sign up or get more information contact:

Chris Lindler (803-518-0605 chris@thelindlers.com)
Doug Smith (803-673-6121 illini78sc@gmail.com)

UUMC’s adult choir robes are over 22 years old and are fabricated using a heavy “unbreathable” polyester material. Not only are the robes careworn, but also they are very hot to wear. The new robes will be made with a durable but lighter-weight, cooler material. Monetary donations are needed - and are much appreciated - to help defray the costs of new robes for Adult Choir members, Bell Ringers, and Acolytes.By ordering in October 2018, we will receive a 15% discount off the total cost, so please donate soon! Remember to earmark your gifts to “UUMC Choir Robe Fund” for accurate accounting. Thank you to our church family for your continued love and support!
— UUMC Music Ministry/ Choir Robe Committee

YOUTH (6th-12th)
Contact Eleanor Smollen for more info at 912-332-2606 or Eleanor@unionunitedmethodist.org

A $50 deposit is required to hold your spot for the June 9-15, 2019 mission trip to Anchorage, AK. Trip info is available at https://union.churchcenter.com. Register NOW – spots are limited! Registration closes December 30, 2018. A few spots are open for adult chaperones who are Safe Sanctuaries trained.

To respond to congregational interest, the Union Board of Trustees has created an exploratory or feasibility committee to determine interest level in a Columbarium at Union. We plan to send a formal interest survey to all church members in January 2018.

Columbarium Feasibility Study Information

Contributions can now be securely debited from your bank account or credit card through the Union web site. Look for the e donate symbol at the bottom of the home page (also on the left on this page.) Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring or one time contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.

You can now give by credit card by downloading the phone App Joyfully2UMC to your smartphone and locating “Unionunitedmethodistchurch” as your home church. This option is available to give to Building, Operating, Youth, or Special funds.

Reminder: Beginning Sunday, October 7 you must now use the UMCGO APP instead of the Joyfully2UMC APP.

Daily Devotional - Provided by the United Methodist Church.

The Union Connection - Our monthly newsletter in PDF format.
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UUMC Activities - Our online church calendar.

Fundraiser Request Form

Church Council - A regularly updated document with a list of General Officers, Team Representatives, At-Large & Honorary members to the Council, Nurture Teams, Outreach Teams, Witness Teams and Administrative Teams.

Event / Program Request Form - Union event planners should submit this form to the church office.

The United Methodist Church - The official website of the UMC.

South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church


Sermon Title

Delivered by
09/3018 Making The Lord's Prayer Our Prayer #4 Rev. Stephen Taylor
09/16/18 Making The Lord's Prayer Our Prayer #3 Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
09/09/18 Making The Lord's Prayer Our Prayer #2 Rev. Stephen Taylor
09/02/18 Making The Lord's Prayer Our Prayer #1 Rev. Stephen Taylor
08/12/18 Four Things Every Child Needs (And School Can't Give Them) Rev. Stephen Taylor
08/05/18 You Are The Man Rev. David Anderson
07/15/18 The Children of Ittai Rev. Stephen Taylor
07/08/18 Unashamed Before God! Rev. Stephen Taylor
07/01/18 Give Us A King! Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
06/24/18 The Sin That Crouches By The Door Rev. Stephen Taylor
06/17/18 To Whom Do You Listen? Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
06/10/18 The Story Of Two Giants Rev. Stephen Taylor
06/03/18 Who Knows You Rev. Stephen Taylor
05/27/18 A Glimpse Of Holy Rev. Stephen Taylor
05/06/18 Generosity: Lived In Faith/Sacrificial Giving Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/22/18 Generosity: Revealed In Prayer Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/15/18 Generosity: Grounded In Gratitude Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
04/08/18 That Persistent Problem Rev. Stephen Taylor
04/01/18 What Just Happened? Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/25/18 Jesus' Fair Weather Friends Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/18//18 Living Securely In A Violent World Rev. Stephen Taylor
03/11/18 Show Grace Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
02/04/18 No Looking Back Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/28/18 Leave Your Family Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
01/14/18 Love Your Enemies Rev. Stephen Taylor
01/07/18 And God Spoke Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/31/17 Divine Refugees Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/24/17 Divine Obstetrics (Christmas Eve Service) Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/24/17 No More Outliers (9:00 AM Service) Rev. Stephen Taylor
12/17/17 What To Expect When You're Not Expecting Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
12/03/17 Prepare Rev. Larry Hayes
11/26/17 The Honorable One Rev. Stephen Taylor
11/19/17 Remember And Give Thanks Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
11/12/17 Gotta Be Right Rev. Stephen Taylor
11/05/17 Gotta Be Plugged In Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/29/17 Mary Loved Jesus Rev. Jim Hunter
10/22/17 Gotta Have It Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/15/17 Gotta Be Great Rev. Stephen Taylor
10/08/17 The Way It Has Always Been Rev. Jeri Katherine W. Sipes
10/01/17 Why Promote The Church? Rev. Stephen Taylor

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