New Sermon Series in August
Is there a more mysterious and bewildering book in the Bible than Revelation? We’ve seen preachers on TV talking about end times and secret codes. What on earth is it about and what does it mean for our everyday lives? Each Sunday in August, plan on joining us for a sermon series on Revelation as we explore the promise of good news and hope.

Upcoming Events
July 30 – August 13 – Camp Meeting
August 8 – Salem’s Choir at Camp Meeting
August 9 – High School Girls Small Group
August 15 – Church Council
August 16 – First Day of School for Lincoln Charter School
August 19 – Love Denver Festival
August 27 – Promotion Sunday
August 28 – First Day of School for Lincoln County Schools

District Spiritual Renewal Event
The Catawba Valley District is sponsoring a spiritual renewal gathering on Saturday, October 21. Come “Light the Fire of Discipleship” at First UMC in Gastonia from 3:00-5:00 pm. The event is led by Rev. Dr. James Harish, author of A Disciple’s Path. Doors will open at 2:00 pm and resources will be available for purchase through Cokesbury.

Funtimers September Outing
The next Funtimers event is Thursday, September 14, when they will tour the Troutman Chair Company. Established in 1924, Troutman Chair has made many different styles of rockers such as the Boston, the Windsor and the Kennedy rocker. Troutman Chair has placed their rockers at the Charlotte airport since 1994; now more than 100 are there.
Our tour begins at 10:30 with lunch to follow at Julia’s Talley House, which offers a buffet including desserts and beverages for $8.95 per person.
Sign up in the mission hall by September 10. The only cost is lunch.

Women’s Retreat Coming Soon
Mark your calendar for November 3-5 and stay tuned for more details. See Jenny Reilly if you have any questions or suggestions.

Catawba Valley District 2017 Lay Servant Ministry Training
It’s coming this fall on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1 from 3:00-5:30 pm at Bradley Memorial UMC in Gastonia. Attendance is required all four days in order to complete the ten hours needed for certification. For more information, contact the church office.

Love Denver!
See Julie France or Angela Streur-Lott for more information on how you can volunteer for this event.

Nursery Helpers – 11:00 Service
August 13 – Jessica DeBerry and Salem Fowler
August 20 – Cheryl Brook and Christa Reilly

Salem Ambassadors
August 13 – Sue Murdock and Joe Thomas
August 20 – Blaine Moore and Dianne Tannery

August 13 – Ellen Caldwell and Melissa Cipriano
August 20 – Janice Rankin and Dan Reilly

GriefShare to Begin at Denver United Methodist Church
GriefShare, a non-denominational grief recovery ministry, exists to provide a support group where grieving people can find healing and hope while experiencing God’s love through the caring of others. Thirteen sessions are offered to grieving people in the community who have lost a spouse, family member or a close friend. GriefShare will meet at Denver UMC every Thursday from August 17-November 6 at 6:30 pm. Registration fee of $10 will help cover the cost of materials. Scholarships are available through Denver UMC.
For more information, contact Rev. Janice Combs, GriefShare Facilitator at Denver UMC, at or 704-582-3103. You can also find more information at