Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Worship Preview

Traditional Service

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

We Are Pilgrims on a Journey

Lead on, O Cloud of Presence

Rev. Stephen Grantham

Scripture: Exodus 13:17-21

Quest: Leaving Home for Home

Anchor Service

More Than Enough

Firm Foundation

Follow You Anywhere

Called Me Higher

Rev. Jared Wilson

Scripture: Exodus 13:17-21

Quest: Leaving Home for Home

Church News

This Sunday's Communion Offering

Founded in 1872, The Methodist Home provides care for children and families in need across South Georgia, including a continuum of residential care children’s homes, community foster homes, specialized treatment programs, and counseling services to better serve our community. Our Traditional service congregation was fortunate to hear from Alison Evans, the President/ CEO, who preached in worship at IOHUMC last month. Our communion offering in both services this Sunday will support the incredible work of The Methodist Home for Children, so please give generously.

Our July Adult Education Series Begins


This Sunday, we welcome The Rev. Barbara Day Miller, who went to Candler in 1997, and served as Associate Dean of Worship and Music, overseeing the planning, coordination, and facilitation of Candler’s worship and ceremonial life.

Day Miller’s interests include congregational planning and participation in worship, creative worship and the arts, and global hymns and songs. She is the author of “Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning” (Alban Institute, 2010), and “The New Pastor’s Guide to Leading Worship” (Abingdon Press, 2005).

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


Find complete information about this event and our Guest Speakers on our website, and you can watch a short video by Clicking Here.

Backpacks for our Neighbors

School starts for SCCPS students August 1st, and many parents struggle to pay for school supplies for their children. Legacy Circle and the Missions Committee are working together to provide 50 backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary students in the Edgemere-Sackville neighborhoods.

If you would like to help, visit the “School Supplies for IOHUMC” registry at or click here. Deadline to donate is Sunday, July 14. Thanks so much!

Pictured: Some of your purchased items have already arrived!

Some Things Really Are Free


Missed that Bible Study and wish you had bought the book? Loved that small group study and wish you had kept the book? Looking to expand your own personal growth library? We’ve got you covered!

Stop by the table in the main hallway and grab a book (or 12). Free while they last. Grab them before we re-gift them next month!

Vacation Bible School

Thank You!

We had a wonderful week at Camp Firelight this week learning about trusting God. Our theme verse was, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Psalm 56:3. We enjoyed Bible stories enacted by a great drama team. We danced and sang music that helped us remember the truth of trusting in God. We made crafts, played outside, ate yummy snacks, and made new friends!

Our boys and girls were in a very tight competition to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank, and their generosity resulted in almost $1,200.00 for this vital organization in our community. Well done! None of the fun or success would have been possible without this group of tremendous volunteers listed below. If you see them, please thank them for nurturing our children! I love that you loved our children last week!

Melissa Adler, Bob & Teri Akin, Madison, Mason, & Jenny Best, Emma Kate (Y), Hudson (Y), & Melanie Broderick, Carson Brown (Y), Tammie Butler, Ellie Celaya (Y), Wez Childers, Ava Christoph (Y), Brooke Cox, Karen Daniel, Callie Daters, Jan Davenport, Mimi Diamond, Lila Duke, Jack Edwards (Y), Vickie Fore, Paige Fox, Emma Fredrich, Blaze (Y) & Kari Glisson, Carson Glover (Y), Blaine Goodwin, Saylor Goodwin (Y), Paula Green, JoAnn Hagan, Lynn Hagan, Carolyn Hannaford, Holly Hannaford, Amy, Gracie (Y), & Ned Henneman, River Holloway (Y), Madden Holmes (Y), Tarver Holmes (Y), Starr & Skye Horn, Fran Johnson, Mimi Jones, Anna Claire Lossing (Y), Kinsley Maddox (Y), Karen McDonald, Ben (Y), Christy, & Eliza Odom (Y), Grady Pace (Y), Boo Padgett, Maryann Paige, Andrew Parnell, Alex Parr, Claire Patterson (Y), Maggie Patterson (Y), Meg Procopio, Kitty Ramage, Patty Ramage, Elle (Y) & Marci Roberts, Lisa Sharpley, Kayley Shellhamer, Mayette Sims, Nancy Skinner, Ron & Terri Smiley, Emily Thompson, Gary & Joy Thompson, Ava Treece (Y), Lynn Troughton, Jane Tyler, Julie Vann, Nancy Vogelsang, Caroline Watson (Y), Annette Wetmore, Jared Wilson, Tricia Windom, and Marjo Zelinsky

Ignite Student Ministries

No Cross Training tonight due to the long holiday weekend.

Sunday, July 7th - Breakfast Club will be meeting at 10:30am. Bo is back and ready to make a delicious treat for us. Our devotional this week is about pursuing God's plan for our lives. 

Next week, Cross Training will be on Monday, July 8th from 5-7pm due to River of Life Mission Trip. We will be talking about how to ensure we are continuing our focus on building relationships and not becoming "lazy" because it's summer. Our memory verse for this week is Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." 

From Wednesday, July 10th through Sunday, July 14th, many of our high schoolers will be at Tifton First UMC with Andrew, Brooke, Peyton, and hundreds of other students and adults for the River of Life Mission Project. Please pray for them and the community they will be serving - that God will bless them to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Other Church News

Sewing Camp Opportunities

We have two opportunities this summer for everyone, ages 7 and older. Come and learn basic sewing skills and complete one project for missions and one project for you to take home. Sewing machines are available for use, or you are welcome to bring your own. No cost for this fun learning experience! Facilitated by Teri Akin.

Click HERE to register for Week 1: July 8th - 11th, 9am-Noon

Click HERE to register for Week 2: July 22nd - 25th, 9am - Noon

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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