Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

O Lord, May Church and Home Combine

I Love to Tell the Story

Go to the World!

Rev. Jared Wilson

Scripture: Acts 1:1-11

Snap Out of It!

Anchor Service

Your Love Awakens Me

Sons and Daughters

10,000 Reasons


Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-12

Let us Love One Another, Love is from God

Church News

Staff-Parish Relations Committee Update

Please join us in welcoming Brooke Cox, our Student Ministries summer intern beginning May 29th. Brooke is from Memphis, TN, and just completed her freshman year at Tulane University where she is studying Art History and Anthropology.

Brooke works for the Center for Public Service and is an enthusiastic member of the ballroom dance and gardening clubs, as well as their student-run food pantry.

Brooke is excited to be at IOHUMC this summer and looks forward to getting to see God work in all!

We are excited to announce that our very own, Peyton Lewis, will be serving our church in a unique way this summer. Peyton just completed her freshman year at Auburn University where she is majoring in Commercial Music and Voice, with a minor in Public Relations.

Starting May 13th, Peyton will work with our Anchor Service, certainly a place familiar to her! For the month of July, she will also serve in our Student Ministry program alongside Brooke Cox as an additional summer intern.

Peyton says she is passionate about music and is excited to use this passion towards worshipping God, and serving in the Church this summer.

Welcome our Summer Staff

We invite the congregation to Click Here so that both Brooke and Peyton will experience a welcome that only IOHUMC can give!

Update to Church Office Hours

Beginning May 31st, the church office will be closed on Fridays. The office will still be open Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm, except for regular holidays. Your SPR committee views this decision as a show of appreciation to our administrative staff and our volunteers, and the change should have very minimal impact, if any, on our congregation. 

VBS Volunteer Orientation - May 15th at 5:30pm

Thanks to everyone who has agreed to help with Vacation Bible School this year. It’s going to be a wonderful summer for our children and youth.

We need all volunteers to help us kick things off at orientation on Tuesday evening, May 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Ministry Center. We will have a light supper so please text or email your plans to attend, and if you need childcare, by Sunday, 912-663-7466 or

At orientation, you will see your schedules, hear the Bible stories, and get your materials. We will also do our yearly Safe Sanctuaries review which each leader must complete to participate in VBS and other children and youth ministries.

Participant registration closes on May 30th, so class lists will be available June 2nd. If you know of any youth who are interested in participating and not signed up yet, tell them to attend this orientation. They will be able to fill out a registration form and complete their Safe Sanctuaries review at the same time.

Ignite Student Ministries

Student Worship Night

This Sunday night, we are doing a Night of Worship. We have some of our students leading us in songs and we will be playing some games and having dinner. So come at 5pm to support your friends, let loose, and worship God! 

For the most up-to-date information on all of our events, please make sure you follow us on Instagram (@iohumcyouth) or our website,


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Andrew Parnell, Director of Student Ministries,


Looking for a new way to serve?

Only have a limited amount of time in your schedule? Maybe you have a little free time once a month - 2 hours max? Can you lift a bag of groceries? If so, we need YOU!

Your mission work, should you choose to accept it: delivering food items (canned goods, etc.) to stock the pantry at Wesley Community Center. For more information on how to join the Wesley Brigade, contact Julie Vann at

Current Wesley Community Center Food Request:

Canned chicken, tuna, beef stew

Small jars of peanut butter

Small bags of rice

Mac-n-cheese; Soup

Small or medium cereal boxes

Brownie & cake mixes

What a

Gleaning Success!

We had the most amazing day gleaning onions last Saturday! Many thanks to everyone who made it all possible - the gleaners, those who prepared delicious food for us to share, and those who prayed for a good day. God blessed us with great weather and a wonderful group of people who gathered 2000 pounds of onions to be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank!

A special word of thanks to Boo and Raymond Padgett and their family who graciously opened their farm to us, provided everything that we needed, and gathered onions alongside us.

Music and Missions

Benefit Concert Coming Soon

Please mark your calendars and invite your friends and plan to attend 'Let’s Go to the Movies,' a concert to benefit the Capital Campaign for Wesley Community Centers Childcare Center on Drayton Street.

You will not want to miss the great music, silent auction, and an experience to remember that will also make a difference! Watch for further details, but make plans now to be in the Ministry Center on Sunday, June 9th at 5:00PM.

Ways to Give

  • In Person - On Sunday mornings, before or after worship, place your offering in the designated box or basket at church.
  • Online - Visit our website to make a one-time donation or recurring gift.
  • Text GIVE to 855-712-6960
  • Automated - Have your donation given automatically by setting up electronic bill pay with your bank.
  • Mail - Mail your gift to Isle of Hope UMC, c/o Marla Grady, 412 Parkersburg Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406.
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