A tremendous thank you!

Thank you to everyone who responded to our fall financial stewardship campaign.  Your faithfulness and generosity have been inspiring!  Our original goal was to have at least 50 pledging units by the end of the campaign.  As of this writing, we have a total of 62 households who have made a financial pledge to support the mission and ministry of our church for 2020!  Of these 62 pledges, 13 increased over last year, 12 decreased, 17 are new pledges and 20 remained the same.  In addition, for 2019 we budgeted $80,000 in pledges. For 2020 we already have commitments for over $105,000!  This is a 30% increase over last year.  Praise God!! To everyone who has made a financial pledge and who supports our life together as the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church – THANK YOU.  We are in a good position to start the new year thanks to your faithfulness.

Our Youth

  I “CAN” do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 3:14

Our Youth are collecting redeemable “CANS”!  Please bring your redeemable beverage cans to the Parish Hall where there is a large box under the bulletin board in which the kids painted to hold the donated cans. We greatly appreciate your support!

What a joy to have our youth part of Sunday’s special baptism service. Thank you all for living out your faith and leading us in worship.

Always giving thanks for our young people… 

A blessed Christmas my friends,

Valerie Jansson

Welcoming our visitors!

As SYUMC continues to strive to welcome everyone and let all know that they have a place here within our community of faith, the Membership, Shepherding and Fellowship Committee has come up with another creative idea.  We now have mugs that will be handed out at each worship service to all people joining with us for worship for the first time. This simple gift is a way of showing our visitors that we appreciate them and hope that we will see them again. Additional information about our congregation will be included with each mug.  

We hope that, not only through the receiving of these special cups, but by the love, warmth and welcome all our visitors receive here at SYUMC, those who visit with us will gladly return once again to be filled by the Spirit of the living God.  

We thank Cookie Barry, Ruby Ackert-Herzig, Kali Jennings (who also designed our new website!) and all the members of the Membership, Shepherding and Fellowship Committee for their work on this project!    Be sure to check out the mugs on Rally Day, September 8th!   We have plenty of mugs and they’re available for a suggested donation of $5.00 should you wish to have one.

Bay to Sound Neighbors

This volunteer-driven membership-based organization seeks to assist mid-life and older adults in Dennis and Yarmouth with the support they need to live independently at home.  

Most people would prefer to remain in their homes and communities as they age. However, staying put gets more complex as we grow older. We frequently find we need a little extra help doing the things we once did easily by ourselves.  

Bay to Sound a few examples of their services include:
Transportation to and from 
Medical & vet appointments
Visit a friend, go the library or a social event
Grocery shopping, hairdresser/barber
Technology assistance:  
PC and MAC computers and printers
Cell phone, tablet and TV remote set-up 
In-home projects/minor repairs:
Change smoke and carbon monoxide batteries
Change light bulbs or hang pictures 
Take out trash barrels 
Change smoke and carbon monoxide batteries
Change light bulbs or hang pictures 
Take out trash barrels 

You may not need Bay to Sound Neighbors yet, but you can get involved by becoming a volunteer.  You may devote as much or as little time as they choose.  

For further information, you may phone 508.470.0585, go to or www.baytosound  Annual membership fees are $250 for an individual and $375 for a household of two.  Waivers are available depending on income and needs.  

This article is included solely for informational purposes.  SYUMC does not endorse this organization.  

Summer Fair

Many thanks to all who worked so hard to make our Summer Fair a success in spite of the extreme heat. A special thank you to John Duncan and Steve Lavin, the fair co-chairs.  Thanks to everyone’s assistance we made $1,700.

Yarmouth Senior Center expands Voyager Van service

The Voyager Van Service is now operational 7 days a week with an increase in the daily hours of operation. The demand for transportation is growing and they want to meet this challenge. One reason for their increased hours is because medical offices and labs are offering Saturday hours.  Other destinations include pharmacy trips, supermarkets, church services,cemetery visits, seaside festivals, Cultural Center events and Library activities to name a few. 

Call Ken Watson to schedule your ride at 508.394.7606 x 1331.

New Voyager Hours:  
Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 8 AM to 1 PM