Come and enjoy a special concert on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30pm right here
at SUMC! Our very own Carl Fernstrum will perform, and some of his musical
friends will show up and make it a night to remember! Some of these friends you have heard and
enjoyed on Sunday mornings, such as the group that has performed at our Jazz
Service. A free-will offering will be
taken, and the donations will be given to the Capital Campaign Fund in honor of
Rev. Ron and Sue Mowry. Start your
Mother’s Day celebration early. Come,
bring your friends and family, and enjoy a relaxing, entertaining evening with Carl Fernstrum and Friends.
The teens and adults representing the Alive Fest
concertgoers will be hosting a special all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on
Sunday, May 26th from 9 – 11. Proceeds benefit the Alive Fest trip
this summer taking place in June. Don’t plan on ignoring the wafting smell of
YEAR MEMBER RECOGNITION – Did you join SUMC prior to 1964? Have you been a continuous member since you
joined? Then we want to honor you on
Heritage Sunday, May 19 at the 9:25 service.
If you are such a person and have not already done so, please contact
the church at 440-238-6135 as soon as possible.
Music Appreciation Sunday – Each Sunday all year
long our many groups perform as a regular part of the worship service. This tremendous accomplishment reflects the
commitment each musician – man, woman or child – has made to rehearse and work
on glorifying God with his or her voice and/or instrument. On Sunday, April 28, we will celebrate Music Appreciation Sunday at the
9:25 and 11:05 worship services. Be sure
you come to enjoy and join in giving praise with our church’s volunteer
musicians, followed by a special reception.
action program for moving beyond death, divorce, and other losses.
church is committed to offering grief support throughout the year. The next program is called The
Grief Recovery Method. This
12-week program begins Sunday, April 21 from 2-4pm. The cost is $15, which includes a lesson book
by John James and Russell Friedman.
will gather in small groups of 3 to discuss homework assignments. All sessions will be led by Pat Ellis,
certified grief recovery specialist.
do not have to be recent; any loss at any time in a person’s life can be
resolved by this method. Grief is normal
and natural. It is the emotional
response to loss, but most of the information we have learned about dealing
with loss is intellectual. This program
provides actions that help people move beyond the pain caused by loss.
For more information:
Strongsville United Methodist Church
13500 Royalton Road – Strongsville, OH 44136
Rev. T. Christopher Liberati,
Erica C. Penick, Pastors’ Secretary
Bible Study – Rev. Ron will be teaching a men’s only Bible Study beginning Thursday,
April 18—May 23 (6 sessions). The class
will be held from 7:00pm—8:15pm in room 17.
We will be studying the book, When the Game is Over It All Goes
Back in the Box by John Ortberg who tells us “we can take pretty much
only what we brought to the game.
Everything else goes back in the box—the cash atop the corporate ladder,
the vacation home at the lake, and the status vehicle in between. If you think you might need a better game
plan—one that offers an eternal perspective—this strategy filled playbook walks
you through what it takes to really win big at the game of life.”
The participants guide
is $8.79. If you wish to buy the book
itself it is $10.39. In order to have
supplies available, registration deadline is Sunday, April 14.
Please register in the
church office indicating which book(s) you intend to purchase. All payments due no later than the first day
of class. Please make checks payable to
Chicken & Biscuit Supper
Friday, April 19, 2013
5:00pm & 6:30pm
Adults - $9 Children (ages 6-12) - $4 Under 6 - FREE
For Tickets or to place a Carryout Order Call
Betty Smith at 440.238.7379
Marlene Kraatz at 330.721.9943
Strongsville United Methodist Church
13500 Royalton Road
Strong ville, OH 44136
Rev. Dave Scavuzzo Appointed to Strongsville UMC
Bishop John L. Hopkins announces the appointment of the Rev. Dave Scavuzzo as senior pastor at Strongsville United Methodist Church (North Coast District).
"Dave is an inspiring preacher and a
visionary spiritual leader who lives with joy and self-discipline,”
said Hopkins. “He models accountable discipleship by speaking the
truth in love and practicing genuine humility. His ability to engage
people outside the church and develop spiritual leaders inside the
church makes him a perfect match for the growing ministries at
Scavuzzo will follow in the pulpit the Rev. Ron Mowry, who recently announced his retirement.
“Strongsville UMC has a history of leaving
comfort – and what has been – in order to be on an adventure with
Christ in mission in creative and bold ways,” said Scavuzzo. “I’m
thrilled to have our stories converge and believe this to be a wonderful
missional match of like hearts to reach out into the community and
world together with the love of Christ.”
Scavuzzo has served as superintendent of
the Western Reserve District for the past four years. Prior to
joining the cabinet he was pastor at Northampton United Methodist Church (Canal District) from 1990-2009.
Dave and his wife Angie have been married
for almost 31 years and have three adult children; two married
daughters, and a son who is engaged to be married this July. They have a
three-year old granddaughter.
Mowry has been pastor at Strongsville UMC
for the past 17 years and has faithfully served the East Ohio
Conference since 1970. His retirement and the appointment of the Rev.
Dave Scavuzzo are both effective July 1.
© East Ohio Conference UMC, 8800 Cleveland Ave, NW, North Canton, OH 44720
– If one of your New Year's resolutions is reading the Bible, take your first step with Bible 101. This very basic class of 4 sessions introduces practical information such as terms, books of the Bible, helpful hints and more. Bring any version of the Bible or use one provided. You do not have to purchase one before the class. All adults and high school students are invited to begin their journey through the Bible with Connie Border beginning Sunday, January 13 at 10:45am. Contact Connie at email@example.com
or 440.572.0503 for more information or to sign up.Modern Parables
, led by Wendell Ebersole and beginning on January 23, 2013 at 7:00pm, is a six week study exploring the parables and their relationship to modern times. For more information or to sign up, contact Pastor Christopher at ChristopherL@StrongsvilleUMC.org
Other Studies To Be Announced