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You've come to the right place if you are looking for events and activities. During these events we are taking lots of pictures for our Photo Albums. Check below for upcoming activities/events.

To see all scheduled activities and meetings, check our online calendar.
To reserve a room or have something posted on our online calendar, go to our Calendar page.

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Blessings In 2016 

*** Child care is provided on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the church so that parents may participate in choir and other meetings happening there. ***


Growth Groups/Small Groups are meeting.

Sundays October 30 - December 4
~ Angel Tree opportunity to help underprivileged children. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, October 30 ~ Fall Festival! Calling all “trunks, vans, pick up beds or your most creative set up” for our most popular trunk or treating event! Set up will begin at 4:00 in the church parking lot. Judging for the most creative set up will be at 4:45. Trunk or Treating will begin at 5:00. Not able to set up a “trunk?” Consider donating candy or individually wrapped baked goods for the event. Candy drop off location outside the church office. Baked goods can be dropped off at the church on Oct 30th. For more information, contact Chris Wilson (

Thursday - Saturday, November 3 - 5 ~ Calling ALL MEN.....the Refuge is hosting a weekend for MEN to sweat, build, & work together! We will be working on the ORCHARD HOUSE. We can use everyone from a beginner to a master builder. Bring your church men's group, company team, or just come alone!! For more details contact Chip Olmstead ( or 910.326.1246. You can register online at: or call 252.746.4766.

Thursday, November 10 - 13 ~ Lake Junaluska Interfaith Peace Conference. Participants are responsible for their own room & board. Registration costs will be reimbursed later by our Church & Society committee. More info at

November 12 ~ Lay Ministry Classes at Trinity UMC, New Bern, NC. Click HERE for details and registration.

Friday, November 11 - 13 ~ Pilgrimage 16 in Fayetteville, NC. Gather with 5000+ youth for worship and more.

Sunday, November 13 ~ Christmas cards and drawings to be sent to our troops are due. They especially enjoy happy children’s crayon pictures. These cards and drawings will be sent to Operation Gratitude in California. They will be included in gift boxes. Write a note of thanks and cheer. Envelopes not necessary. Place cards and drawings in the box near the building entrance by November 13th.

Wednesday, November 16, 6:25 - 8 p.m. ~ UMW Potluck Harvest Dinner in the Assembly Hall (Bldg 3)

Sunday, November 27

  • United Methodist Student Day ~ The sixth of six 2016 UMC Special Offerings
  • 4:40 - 6:30 p.m. ~ Family Advent Celebration. Bring the whole family to make your family advent wreath. Spaghetti dinner provided as well as items to make a wreath. Bring some greenery from your yard and clipping shears. Please RSVP to church office or sign-up in the Narthex. For more information, contact Bryson McLean at 704.576.4572.

Sunday, December 4 ~ Angel Tree gifts due by end of our 11a.m. worship service.

Friday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. ~ Annual Church-wide Christmas Banquet. All are invited Friday for dinner, fixins, and dessert in the Church Assembly Hall (bldg #3). Special musical presentation, songs, and praise accompany the banquet. As there is limited seating, please make early reservations and pay at the Church Office by December 6th, $15.00 per person, payable to SUMM.

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Ongoing/Recurring Events 


  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ~ Mission Monday/UMW Craft Days ~ Barnum House (by lower parking lot). Whether you’re creative or not, you can get involved in several projects to benefit Haiti or local charities. Contact Lynn Rouse for more information.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ~ Interested in knitting or crocheting for others? Hand Made'ns Prayer Shawl Ministry at the Barnum House. Meetings are short. Knitting or crocheting is done at your convenience. Contact Sarah Austin (910.389.4660) or Jane True (910-325-6365).
  • 12 Noon ~ UMM Peanut Cooking ~ Kitchen ~ Contact Mel Guss for the Schedule.


  • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ~ Teen Community Bible Study at Swansboro First Baptist Church Family Life Center. For more info, contact Joanne School (910.389.8826) or Rachel Morton (910.326.5768) or
  • Every other Tuesday 
    • 1:30 p.m. ~ Men's golf group. Star Hill Golf Club. $35 for 18 holes or $25 for 9 holes. Seasonal activity
      Contact Larry Philpott (910.322.4736).
  • Second Tuesdays
    • 1:00 p.m. ~ Help sort Second Sunday's Food collection, Room 38LL (under the sanctuary).
  • Third Tuesdays 
    • Hand Made'ns
    • 10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ~ Hope Mission trip to serve lunch to the homeless. Meet in Morehead City at 14th & Bridges. 3 volunteers needed each trip. Contact: Linda Biddy at 910.325.7770. SUMC also serves whenever there is a 5th Tuesday in the month - Dec 2015 and Mar, May, Aug, & Nov 2016.


  • UMM Fellowship meetings ~ 6:30 pm ~ Third Wednesday of Every Month.
  • Second Wednesdays ~ UMW Circle Meetings ~ Details are on our UMW page.


  • Men's Bible Study ~ 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. beginning September 29, 2016 and continuing for 8-9 weeks. Meet in Cedar Point Best Western Conference Room.Contact: Frank at or 910.326.7997.



  • Lord's Ladies Lunch
  • UMKids - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. during school year
  • Confirmation Class - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. during school year
  • UMYF (Junior & Senior) - 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Sundays ~ before and after each worship service ~ Food Collection
    Visit our Church and Society page for MANNA details.
  • 2nd Sundays ~ UMW Mary Weeks (Creekside) Circle meets at 7 p.m.
  • September 11 - Nov 20, 2016, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ~ Man Up! Small group study with Cheryl Epperson. Room 33, under Sanctuary. Contact: Merle Epperson, 910-326-4822 Ext320 or