This Week @ South Shore UMC


WELCOME REV. DAVE OWSLEY

In his late forties God called Pastor Dave away from his career in transportation management and logistics and into ministry as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. He served six different churches in Missouri before retiring in July of this year. He completed his formal theological education at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City.


Kristina and Pastor Dave will celebrate their 30th anniversary in May of 2021. They have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Kristina works as a Child Protection Investigator for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department.


His guiding theology: Life is better with God in it, because that's how we are made!


Please warmly welcome Rev. Dave Owsley in worship leadership at South Shore UMC this Sunday!

LITURGICAL COLOR: WHITE

The paraments – the cloths on the cross and pulpit – are white in celebration of Christmastide,

also known as the twelve days of Christmas, which continues till January 5.

Traditions during this season include singing carols, giving gifts, sharing meals,

and worshipping with your family and your church family.


During this season Christians in the Eastern Church use a specific greeting; the leader says,


“Christ Is born!” and the many respond, “Glorify him!”




CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

The Church Office will be closed through Friday, January 1. The Church Office will reopen for

regular office hours beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.





REMINDER: FIRST SUNDAY FOOD PANTRY NEXT SUNDAY

Please bring donations and place them in the shopping cart in the welcome center.

Your donations support our partnership with Restore Food Pantry at Riverview First UMC and

bring relief to hunger experienced by the most vulnerable in our community.





A WORD OF GRATITUDE

Thank you, Rev. Dave Owsley, for your leadership in worship this morning. I appreciate you

sharing your bold witness with the SSUMC Family. I am grateful for our friendship and to be in

ministry with you. Love, Pastor Sarah