Save the Date!

Fishermen’s House Thrift Shop and Furniture Barn

Saturday, May 18th

The Thrift Shop and Furniture Barn’s semi-annual  Super Sale is planned for Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. , rain or shine.  The Thrift Shop and Furniture Barn will be open as usual. In addition, many extra sale items will be spread out on the front lawn, in the driveway and back to the Furniture Barn for this special Super Sale.  A food court with good things to eat will also be available.  Plan to stop by for lots of great bargains!

We are grateful  for all the volunteers  who continue to work tirelessly to make this special offering available to the community.  

From the Pastor’s Desk

May Day, May Day!

During the month of May, we will be having a collection of personal care items and other gifts for the women and children being supported by the Independence House in Hyannis.  Independence House is Cape Cod’s leading domestic and sexual violence emergency housing resource, counseling, and advocacy center to address and prevent domestic and sexual violence. 

We encourage members and friends of SYUMC to look for the “Lobster Trap” with many “life savers” on it.  Each life saver will have the name of an item to purchase, so they can be included in some special gift bags that will be delivered to Independence House. 

This emergency fund will be used to assist people in “peril” and other crisis situations in our local community.  The names of those who make donations to this fund, as well as their dedications, will be included as an insert for our Memorial Day weekend Sunday service.  We will also have a Lifesaver assembly time after worship on Sunday, June 2nd.  See page 5 for additional details.  Let’s all do what we can to support these neighbors in need.


Pastor John

An Update from the Church Council

At the April 21st meeting of the Church Council, after much discussion, and reflection, a vote was taken on the request our congregation received to share space with the Nazarene Missionary Church of Brockton.  It was decided that we would not move forward with this affiliation.  We thank everyone who participated in the process we undertook as a congregation, to prayerfully honor this request, especially everyone who took the time to attend the Council meeting.  We thank Lesa Dovell and Donna Shaw who offered valuable leadership during this meeting.  We also thank John Duncan, Chair, and all the members of the Board of Trustees for the additional work they did on behalf of our congregation to explore this request, gather important information, make recommendations, and assist the congregation in the decision-making process.

Intergenerational Game Night

Set aside the date of Sunday, May 19th for an intergenerational “game night.”  We encourage everyone who would like to attend to come from 4-6 p.m. for a fun evening of fellowship and games.  Pizza will be provided.  Appropriate games will be available for all ages.  We’ll be holding the event in the newly renovated second floor, as this night is being hosted by the Fun-Filled Faith Followers – the 4F Group ! (The children of our church and the  Christian Education Committee) Please sign up in the Parish Hall if you’d like to come and bring a dessert to share!

South Yarmouth United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund

Once again, the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church is making scholarship funds available for graduating high school seniors and other individuals continuing their education.  This is one way our congregation supports and encourages young people as they begin a new chapter in their lives and pursue the dreams God has placed within them.  Graduating seniors and others who are interested in applying for a scholarship are invited to request an application from either Valerie Jansson, Pastor John or by calling the Church Office.  After filling out the application and writing a statement about what the person’s participation within the church has meant to them, materials will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and awards will be announced.   The deadline to request applications for this year is May 26th

New and Prospective Member Gathering

A new and prospective member gathering has been scheduled for Sunday, June 2nd from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Cookie and Buzz Barry.  This is a great opportunity for people to learn a bit more about the United Methodist Church in general and the South Yarmouth United Methodist Church in particular.  There will be time for fellowship and refreshments, as well as plenty of time for questions about our life together.  Gatherings like this can be especially valuable for those who have taken an interest in this community of faith and may be considering becoming a full member.  For those who feel ready to formally join the church, we will be receiving people during worship on Sunday, June 23rd.   If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with Pastor John, Eve Hoffman our Lay Leader, or Cookie Barry, the Chair of our Membership Committee.

Let’s Take a Hike—Together!

Our next church hike will be held on Saturday, May 25th at Bell’s Neck in Harwich.   Joy, Bailey, and Pastor John will meet all who are interested at our church’s parking lot at 10 a.m.  All ages are welcome and feel free to invite a friend.  It is pet-friendly, as well.  This scenic walk is just under 3 miles long and includes a herring run.

May Day, May Day!  Lifesaver Assembly

On Sunday, June 2nd, following church service, we are requesting all hands on deck to join as our crew to assemble our ingathering of  ‘Everyday Essentials’ gift bags.  These will be lifesaving to all who receive them from Independence House.  This is our first mission of helping mothers and children who are in peril.  Please join us and become a mate to those who need our help.  We will also be having a potluck lunch after we have finished our gifts.  So please bring your favorite dish and stay to meet all our crew and hear about our future mission plans to assist Independence House by answering their May Day call!

Thought for the Month

“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”

– G. Hinckley

(courtesy of SYUMC member)

Easter at SYUMC

Easter Egg Hunt at the Mueller’s

Sr. Advocates Easter Brunch

Easter Breakfast at SYUMC

Thank you to the Dickey family for a wonderful breakfast!