Simsbury UMC
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Volunteers in Missions (VIM)

Uganda 2018 Mission Trip

Are you interested in doing mission work? Would you like to travel? Come join the mission team traveling to Uganda from September 26—October 9! We have a great team coming together for this trip and we'll continue to accept travelers until space fills up on a first come, first serve basis up until June 22. This is an amazing opportunity to share your love and faith with the beautiful people of Uganda. If interested, please contact Michelle in the church office at 860.651.3356.


More trip info ~ click here for a flyer.


Volunteers in Mission Sunday!

Please join us on June 17 at  both the 9:00 and 10:30 services  for  Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Sunday! We will be commissioning  the youth Appalachia Service Project  (ASP) team leaving on June 30 with Pastor Peter for a week of service. We will also be introducing the adult VIM team heading to Uganda in September. The CAYA Worship Team is working on a special piece of music sung in 3 languages that will be sure to get you up on your feet and excited about all the great VIM work that both the youth and adults will be doing. Dennis Winkleblack will be preaching, so please join us for this special Father’s Day weekend!


Uganda Medical Supplies Drive Begins July 1

Your donations will help the team treat those in need during their medical mission in Sep/Oct. They will also stock the “pharmacy” shelves at the Guiding Light Orphans clinic, in addition to the medications we will purchase “in country”. The collection of over-the-counter supplies will begin Sunday, July 1 and continue through the summer. A handy shopping list can be found near the collection box in Wesley Hall. Please only new, unopened/unused medications that are not expired or expiring within 6 months can be accepted. Generic and store-brand products are fine. We can always shop for you; simply write "Uganda Medical" in the check memo line, or on an envelope when giving cash, and drop it in the plate or mail it to the office. If you have any questions, please call Michelle in the church office at 860.651.3356.


Save the Date: Ice Cream Social for Uganda!

Mark your calendars for 2 events now as one: the Ice Cream Social and GLO-Fest on Saturday, July 14. Bring a picnic, meet on the front lawn, and enjoy music from the CAYA Worship Team, or just bring your sweet tooth for homemade hot fudge, ice cream, and make your own sundaes, with great music and family fellowship! Feel free to drop in any time between 5:30 and 8:30 pm to enjoy this open house type event! The suggested donation is $7 per person with a $25 family maximum. All proceeds support the Uganda VIM Medical Mission trip in the fall. Plan to stop by because “Uganda” have a good time for sure! If rain, the event will be in Wesley Hall.


2016 Uganda Mission! (NEW!!!)
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Welcoming Gift Basket for Pastor Gene

We are looking for donations for a welcome basket to Simsbury, Connecticut-. It can be a map of walking trails, Library information, babysitter names/vouchers, a gift certificate to a favorite place, anything that is a "favorite" in the valley. Please contribute as you can and help the Ott's establish a new home. There will be a basket on the stage in Wesley Hall until June 29 or see Joanne Maurer, Heather Kaliden or Sharon Carley. Thank you!


Covenant to Care Backpack Drive

Summer vacation will begin soon, but it is not too early to plan our backpack drive supporting children in need. Covenant to Care for Children (CCC) has once again asked if we’ll provide LL Bean backpacks that they will fill with school supplies. Our goal this year is to collect 80 backpacks!! I know we can do it! LL Bean usually has a summer sale on backpacks with free shipping. As always, comparable brand backpacks are appreciated. We can always shop for you; simply write "CCC backpack" in the check memo line, or on an envelope when giving cash, and drop it in the plate. Starting in August, a collection box for the backpacks will be located in Wesley Hall. To get the packs stuffed and to the kids before school starts, the collection deadline is Sunday, August 19