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Liturgists are needed for December. Please sign up on the clipboard being circulated.


Please note: special insert in Sunday's bulletin about winter clothing collection needs. If you have winter clothes for men, women and children to donate, please bring them in asap. Any questions, check with Judy Swain.


As many of you are aware, the SUMC Women’s Group voted unanimously to postpone the annual rummage sale due to COVID restrictions and concerns. Unfortunately, this has caused a shortfall in funds that the group normally uses for Christmastime donations to various causes supported by the Women’s Group. These are wonderful causes that the Women’s Group has been proud to support over the years. We are asking for help from our church family in continuing this tradition of giving in 2021. If you’d like to help us make a Christmastime donation to a cause listed below, please place your check payable to Scotia Methodist Women in the offering plate by December 12, 2021. To specify a cause you would like your donation to go to, list it on the memo line of your check. Otherwise, we will allocate the contributions to all of the causes. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


City Mission of Schenectady, Scotia Relief , Gateway-Longview Foundation, Schenectady Inner City Ministry, Joan Nicole Prince Home, Youth for Christ, Albany Maritime Ministry, Things of My Very Own, Inc., STEP UP


The Scotia UMC has a long history of providing and serving lunches at the Salvation Army location in Schenectady. This history was interrupted in March 2020 by Covid 19 when the Salvation Army closed their kitchen to all indoor meals. Our church has been advised that the Salvation Army is serving lunches and would like to know if we will come back and do what we did before, serving every other month. Before we can answer we need to know that we will have at least 8 volunteers to serve and clean up. It will be better if there are 10 to 12 volunteers. Volunteers will:

*Arrive at the Salvation Army, 222 Lafayette St., Schenectady by 9AM with a MASK, hat, apron and a smile. (There is a parking lot in the back by the service area.)

*Be sure all surface areas are clean (Clorox wipes will be provided)

*Prepare the lunch (everything will be provided)

*Lunch is at noon ending at 1:00

*Clean up

*Eat lunch

*Go home and be very tired but HAPPY

If you have any questions call me or we can meet in the WorkRoom after church.

-Dick Knapp (518) 810-6569 (C)

(518) 393-5737 (H)


Chicken Dinner Success - Our first ever drive through Chicken Dinner was a "Winner - Winner" for all of us at SUMC. The weather was perfect, the chicken was delicious , great turn-out, we had a devoted team helping, the neighbors stopped by to chat. It was the perfect evening. We are truly blessed. Through the efforts of everyone we netted over ~$1,100. Looking forward to doing it next year. Thanks again to everyone!



Prayers - Madelyn Lane died on Oct. 1st, please keep the family in prayer in their loss of a loved one.



Food Pantry - Always in need of plastic bags if you have any you are recycling.


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I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up. Acts 20:32 KJV