Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

Rejoice, the Lord is King

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Hymn of Promise

Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: Mark 4:26-34

Mustard Seed Faith

Anchor Service

Battle Belongs

Build My Life

Lord I Need You


Rev. Jared Wilson

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

A Story without Labels

Church News

Join Us For Quest, our

July Adult Education Series


Whether you travel far away or see your local surroundings as if for the first time, pilgrimage has long been a spiritual practice, and “journey” a deeply-felt metaphor for our spiritual lives. “Quest” comes from the Latin root meaning, “ask, seek.” This four - week series will encourage us to open ourselves more fully to the curiosity and wonder, reflection and transformation, that travelers – not merely tourists – experience when they choose to immerse themselves in soul-widening adventures.


All adults are invited to join in the Ministry Center at 10:15am each Sunday in July for food, fellowship, and fun learning as we travel through July together.


Sunday, July 7 - Leaving Home with Rev. Barbara Day Miller


Sunday, July 14 - The Encounter with Bishop Kenneth Carder


Sunday, July 21 - The Reflection with Dr. Fred Edie


Sunday, July 28 - Returning Home with Garlinda Burton


Find complete information about this event and our Guest Speakers on our website, and by Clicking Here.

Thank you!

What a beautiful day! Thanks to the many, many people who brought "Let's Go to the Movies" to life this past Sunday evening: the Isle of Hope Choir, the Anchor Band, soloists, guest musicians, our sound and AV team, Isle of Hope's wonderful Missions Committee, the Isle of Hope staff, and the list could go on and on... As Lacy and I complete year one in Savannah, we feel so blessed to be part of the wonderful community at Isle of Hope UMC. Our hearts are full, and we are thankful.

Jared Wilson

Note: Thanks to everyone's efforts and financial support, we are able to contribute over $6000 to Wesley for their Capital Campaign. What a blessing! Thank you!

LED Lighting Project Update

Thank you to our Trustees for the wonderful new, bright lighting throughout the administrative area and main hallways of the Church! With the GA Power rebates and the generous contribution from Rushing Electric, we will save money and be more energy efficient.

Student Ministries

See You Tonight!

Our first Cross Training of the summer is 5-7pm with dinner, games, devotional, and maybe some bragging rights.Each week's winnder will get to take home our "totem" to decorate and bring back the next week.

Weekly Points: Attendance (100 points); Quoting a Memory Verse (100 points); Bringing a physical Bible (100 points); and Bringing a Friend (300 points).

This week's lesson is Living a Summer of Significance.

Our memory verse for the week is, "Do everything without grumbling or arguing," Philippians 2:14.

Beach Day Tomorrow!

For our first Internz Day Out, we are going to Tybee Island's North Beach tomorrow, June 13th, from 1-4pm.

If your student would like a ride, please RSVP to so we can have a good head count and be prepared.

We will leave from the church at 12:15p and return at 4:30p. Parents, you are welcome to come to Tybee as well and hang out with us!

Don't forget, Sunday morning Breakfast Club at 10:30am. We will have some delicious food and a devotional led by Brooke. You do not want to miss this

Other Church News

South Georgia Annual Conference Update

The 160th session of the South Ga Annual Conference of the UMC was held in Tifton, GA, June 2-4, 2024. Our Bishop, David Graves, presided over an uplifting conference that was filled with hopeful messages for our future. Though our grief and loss over the past few years was acknowledged, we are not a people who remain in the past. We instead look forward and upward as we live into the life God has called us into as United Methodists. Ours is a bright future if we remain steadfast and faithful, with our eyes focused on Christ!

The theme for this conference was “One Matters,” as it is expressed in Luke 15 with the parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost (prodigal) son. Jesus said he came to seek and save the lost, including the least, the last, and the lonely. Every person matters to Jesus, and because of that, every person should matter to us. This can be difficult at times, but Jesus calls us to “do hard better,” which was another theme of the conference. We do this by leaning into Jesus, loving Him, and loving others better. When we show others that they matter to God and to us, then others see the light of Christ in us and they can be won for Christ.

We were privileged to see our own Shannon Baxter's ordination as Deacon in Full Connection, along with three Elders. Shannon is the former IOHUMC Director of Missions and Outreach, now serving at West End UMC in Nashville, TN.

Throughout the conference, we had “One Matters Moments,” giving us creative, fresh expressions on how to reach the lost, often in ways that look different from how we may have reached them in the past. We encourage you to take a look at these creative ideas at In summary, this was an uplifting conference full of hope for the future. Let us embrace that future! Everyone matters to God, and everyone matters to us. Let us rise to the challenge, and “Do Hard Better!"

Fred and Karen Daniel

Lay Leaders

Lunch Bunch Bake Sale This Sunday!

We will have delicious brownies, cookies, cakes, and pies.

Proceeds will benefit Missions, our Circle (which financially supports local missions), and our Church.

Brooke & Peyton are All Set!

Thank you to everyone who helped fill the welcome gifts for Brooke and Peyton as they start their summer with us!

You ensured they won’t starve or fall asleep, or run out of fuel for their cars or their bodies! Thanks to you, they won’t miss a moment to love on our students or lead us in worship!

What blessings they have both already been to our congregation! When you see them, please take a minute to let them know how much they are appreciated!

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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