Pastor Garth and Sister Kim welcome you to SOUMC! You are our special guests.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study at SOUMC takes place every Wednesday night at 7:00PM-8:30PM, in the Fireside Room, and is an important component in any Christian’s life. Weekly group study not only helps you learn and understand scripture, but also find meaning in your life and manage hard times. Group support is vital for spiritual and emotional survival in difficult seasons. It also helps you experience the joy of sharing your experiences with an accepting, loving group. For more information on our latest Bible Study theme, please check out our Facebook page.
Our current study is:
Churchwide study: “Believe” A CHURCH WIDE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, “FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY”:
GET YOUR COPY AND A COPY FOR A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR OR FAMILY MEMBER AND INVITE THEM TO JOIN US ON THIS ADVENTURE! Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NIV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. We will walk through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Christ. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: WHAT DO I BELIEVE? WHAT SHOULD I DO? WHO AM I BECOMING?
Each chapter uses short topical passages from the New International Version to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this Bible, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything.
TUESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
“Whether you like it or not, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way.” John Wesley (August 17, 1760).
Our current study: The Complete Counsel of Christ
The Word of God is alive and gives life. Join us in this 3-5 year Bible study that will glorify the Lord and transform the life of the student. We will read and discuss the entire Bible canonically, from Genesis to Revelation, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, and book by book, with a total historical and spiritual focus on Jesus Christ: The promise of the Messiah, appearances by the Angel of God, prophecies, the birth of the Messiah, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, the Great Commission and the prophetic Revelation of Christ.
HOUR OF POWER
Hour of Power prayer ministry takes place every Wednesday night at 6:00PM-7:00PM, in the main Sanctuary, and gathers Christians for intercessory as well as personal prayer. It is a powerful time of growth and hope, where you can see great fruit come from having others pray for you and your needs. You can also plant yourself in your community and pray for others around you.
SOUMC hosts free filmmaking classes! Dedicated To Teaching Christian Filmmaking, the producer and director of the SOUMC “Return to Me” have teamed together under the auspices of the SOUMC Film Ministry to bring you free Filmmaking Classes at SOUMC. Technical filmmaking is taught by 20-year technical filmmaking instructor Rush Hamden, and artistic filmmaking is taught by 40-year acting coach Stephen Heu. Mr. Heu has been acting, directing and teaching for nearly 40 years. Rush Hamden is the creator of the Digital Cinema Filmmaker’s Training Course, and has been in the production side for over 20 years. Please contact us for more info.
This new ministry meets several Sundays a month, at 5:00PM in the conference room, to produce video content to serve the kingdom of Christ. It’s exciting and fun! Come join us, especially if you have filmmaking experience or desire to learn filmmaking. Our video channel is at: vimeo channel
SOUMC CAMPUS RADIO STATION
Tune into 88.8 on your FM dial to hear our Sunday morning service anywhere on campus or near the church grounds.
MOVIE NIGHT (ON HIATUS)
Come join us every Tuesday night at 7:00PM, in the Fireside Room, for Movie Night! Bring yourself and a friend, and enjoy the company of kindred spirits. After the movie, we hold a discussion. Movie Night provides a good way to communicate and share good times with your fellow Christians in a meaningful, fun way. Before the movie, we catch up on everything that’s been happening this week. Then, we watch the film, and discuss it for about 45 minutes. During that time, we may discuss parallels to our lives. It gives each person an opportunity to voice an opinion, share something, vent a little, and have an event to look forward to every week.
H.O.P.E Ministry (Helping Other People Every day) continues its efforts to reach out to the poor and homeless in our community. We minister and provide toiletries in “Dignity Packages” on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. We are in dire need of travel-size toiletries (99c Stores, CVS, Target) such as: Shampoo, Deodorant, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Disposable Razors, White Socks, Nail Clippers, Mouth Wash, Toothpaste, Tooth Bushes, Combs & Hair Brushes, and Protein Bars. Donation Bins are at the Narthex and the Fireside Room. We also accept full-size toiletries, hotel toiletries, and check donations. Is the Lord prompting you to help the poor in our community? HOPE is looking for a volunteer to help with sorting and distributing clothing. Please contact Feni Obi (email@example.com) or Joyce Rose (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you and God bless you!
Youth Ministry: Life Crew is the Young Adult arm of SOUMC who truly seek to know each other better and become “each other’s” keeper. It’s a group of young people taking every given opportunity that they can to grow more in love and unity with each other every day. We look for ways to support each other not only in prayer, but by deliberate and active time spent together in the Word and Outdoors. When was the last time you checked on a brother or sister you haven’t seen in a while?? That’s what SOUMC Youth Ministry is all about: Being “OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER!!” When was the last time you checked on a brother or sister you haven’t seen in a while?? That’s what SOUMC Youth is about, being “OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER!!” Go ahead! Make contact!
How is God calling you to serve? With so many avenues of training, Lay Speaking Ministries offers you a valuable education in multiple ministry areas. A Lay Speaker is Leader and: An active, supportive (professing) member of a United Methodist church; Eager to serve the church, community, and world; Well-informed on Scripture and on the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church; Committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries, and spoken communication; Willing to improve his/her skills by training for service. Lay Speaking Ministry is more than just speaking! This ministry goes beyond filling in for the pastor or speaking in public. Lay Speaking Ministries offer many options for serving in roles other than the traditional pulpit supply. Teaching, serving, training, leading, participating, caring, loving, and communicating are now integral parts of Lay Speaking Ministries. With so many avenues of training, Lay Speaking Ministries offers valuable education equipping the People of God for all facets of lay ministry. SOUMC regularly hosts Lay Speaking Courses that will prepare new local church lay speakers and also meet the requirements for an advanced or refresher course for continuing local & certified lay speakers. SOUMC warmly invited any interested member of SOUMC or other Methodist Churches to sign up for these exciting times of learning, leadership development and growth. God calls every one of us to proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we say and do.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP CHOIR
Praise and worship choir: Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church has been blessed with volunteer vocalists and musicians who are excited to praise and worship the Lord with their gifts. SOUMC is blending its Traditional and Contemporary worship elements to create a style of worship that is accessible to everyone. Whether you prefer traditional choir or contemporary Christian music, you are invited to bless the Lord’s heart with us. Also, would you like to join the music team? There is a place for you in SOUMC’s music program. We are looking for voices of all types (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass), as well as keyboards, guitars, bass, drums/percussion, horns and strings. We are also looking for a sound engineer and multi-media person as well. Please contact Joe Ambrosavage for more information.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is: To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; To develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women. Out of the Purpose are four mission points: To be a community of women; To know God; To develop a creative and supportive fellowship; To expand concepts of mission. Link to UMW – http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/
HOPE FOR CHILDREN OF AFRICA
HCAT (Hope for Children of Africa), is a ministry that derives its funds from generous donations at the yearly Music Fest event. HCAT aims to help the children of Africa by boring drinking wells for clean fresh water. More details of our mission: Clean Water for Villages through bore hole wells; The Needs of our UM Orphanage in Jalingo, Nigeria; Partnering with growing Nigerian Churches in need of Facilities; Malaria Nets & Other Health & Medical Needs in Nigerian Villages; The Urgent Need of Leadership Development; Affordable Scholarships for Students in Nigerian Seminaries; “Urban Plunge Africa”, A Mission & Cultural Learning Trip
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