Dear Friends in Christ, During this month’s Generosity Campaign, Chip Ingram has been our guide. His friendship with John Saville when Chip was a pastor in his twenties and John was an affluent businessman in his seventies became the core idea for his 2011 book: The Genius of Generosity. John gave Chip $5,000 to spend…

Dear Friends in Christ, Last Sunday’s service of worship at Sudbury UMC included the baptism of three children. Actually, a baby boy and a baby girl were baptized and another child, a one-year-old who was previously baptized under emergency circumstances, was reaffirmed as a child of God’s baptismal covenant and welcomed as a member of…

Dear Friends in Christ, Last month, while we were celebrating Christmas at Sudbury UMC, I was also reading a book to prepare for this month’s 2017 Stewardship Emphasis. Dr. Tom Melzoni gave me The Genius of Generosity by Chip Ingram last year. Remember Tom? He’s the consultant who coached Sudbury UMC’s leaders while we were…

Let’s Raise the Roof! Since 1979, SUMC has nurtured and developed a strong relationship with the island of Dominica, focused primarily on the neighboring communities of Marigot and Wesley and the Methodist churches in those two villages.  The relationship has included a Family Sponsorship Program in which SUMC families offer financial assistance to individuals and…

Building Committee Update March 6, 2016 Pledges to the Pave the Way campaign have now exceeded $2.4 million. $619.000, or about one fourth of that total, has already been received and is being held in safe investments until it is needed. By the end of this year, more than $1 million will likely have been…

Here is a story about how UMCOR is helping on the ground, even when we might not know a need exists. In Potosí Department, a province in southwestern Bolivia, where 5 percent of the world’s silver is mined, the Juckucha River runs. Up until 2008, the Juckucha River ran clean. It watered plants and livestock….

If you drove by SUMC today you might have noticed a large truck and a digging machine. And, some men trailing the machinery and peering into the new holes that have been dug. The first steps toward Paving The Way have been taken today.

On Sunday, October 25th, we kicked off the stewardship season with two campaigns:  the annual fund drive and the capital drive, Pave The Way.  There is a campaign magazine that has been mailed to every household, and there are copies in the pews here at SUMC.  And, you can click HERE for a copy to…

Celebrating the Spirit of Giving!!! As we wrap up 2014 and celebrate the Christmas season, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate the spirit of giving at SUMC. Who is supported by our giving? Who are our partners in Outreach ministry? You may have heard that SUMC “tithes” our pledges by allocating 10% to…

The results of the Capital Campaign Assessment Survey were invigorating: over 140 members answered the online questionnaire and mixed with one-on-one discussions we learned SUMC is in a promising position to grow and accelerate our church in a vision inspired way. The results of the survey are published here and paper copies are available in…

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