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Collecting School Supplies

For the past two years, SPUMC has gathered backpacks and school supplies for two of our local schools, Cottage Hill (K-5) and Magnolia (6-8). This year we have been asked to supply School Supplies only. No Backpacks needed. Beginning Sunday, July 7, we will have a sign-up list with specific supplies to purchase. Please bring…

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Our New Pastor

Rev. Suzanne Calhoun is excited to join us in ministry at Sierra Pines UMC on July 1, 2019! Read her biography here. Join us for a Welcome BBQ on Sunday July 7, 2019 after morning worship. Contact the office for information about participating in a series of Cottage Meetings to meet Pastor Suzanne in small…

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UMC Next

More than 600 United Methodists gathered in Kansas from May 20-22 for UMCNext, a conversation in response to the adoption of The Traditional Plan by the 2019 Special General Conference. Two possible approaches toward a new Methodism were discussed – resistance to the Traditional Plan with the goal of reforming the church from within, as…

UMC News – Judicial Council Ruling

The Judicial Council, the United Methodist’s top court, has ruled on the constitutionality of the Traditional Plan that was passed by the 2019 Special General Conference in February. While some provisions of the newly adopted Traditional Plan remain unconstitutional, the rest of the plan is valid as church law. In a separate ruling, the court…

Easter Day

Easter 2019

Sunrise Service at 6.30 a.m. followed by Breakfast Our Easter Sunrise service is at 6.30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast. Weather permitting, the service will be outside on the lawn as we watch the sun come up. Easter Worship Service at 10 a.m. Our main Easter morning worship is at 10 a.m with Holy…

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April 7 – Emergency Fire Drill

On Sunday April 7, Lake of the Pines is participating in an emergency drill. About 200 emergency vehicles will be arriving in the area at around 8 a.m. Residents of LOP will have the opportunity to participate in the simulated fire evacuation that begins between 9 and 9.30 a.m.  Be aware that the drill also…

Lent

Lent 2019

Sermon Series The 40 days of Lent begin this year on Wednesday March 6, and are followed with Easter on, Sunday April 21. Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new life to emerge.…

Lent for Everyone Year C

Lent Devotional 2019

Read through the Gospel of Luke this Lent and read a short reflection each day by N.T. Wright, a retired Anglican Bishop and New Testament scholar. Copies of the daily devotional book Lent for Everyone will be available from February 17 for a suggested $12 donation. Readings start on Ash Wednesday March 6 and finish…

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

2019 Special Session of the General Conference

UPDATE 2: The Judicial Council, the United Methodist’s top court has ruled on the constitutionality of the Traditional Plan.  Details on our website here. UPDATE: The Conference has concluded. The Traditional Plan was passed (see below). This plan retains the restrictive language of the Discipline and toughens prohibitions on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The…