But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  — Galatians 4:22 – 23a CEB)

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Ministry Moment

WV United Methodist Annual Conference
Disaster Response Center

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New Vision Depot – WV United Methodist Annual Conference Disaster Response Center

A Disaster Relief Ministry of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Perry Visits Old Rehoboth Church

Thank you Anita for your time and tour of the Rehoboth Church. our Perry Memorial United Methodist Church PATHFINDERS Youth Confirmation Class and families enjoyed our time learning from you about our United Methodist history and this historical church right here in West Virginia.

is was very special day as we prayed and celebrated Holy Communion at a table and in a church where so many have done before us.

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Perry confirmation class visited the 230 year old Rehoboth Church near Union WV – the oldest existing House of Worship West of the Allegheny Mountains.

New Book Study
When Christians Get It Wrong
Begins Sunday, June 5

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More and more young adults have opted out of Christianity and the church. The reason? Christians. When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the how’s and why’s of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world. Those who read When Christians Get It Wrong will gain a different way of understanding the issues that keep people away from Christianity and keep Christians from living a more compelling faith. Because, honestly, if we don’t start getting it right, we may lose an entire generation

When Christians Get It Wrong


How much more, when all he said to you was, “Wash, and be clean?”  2 Kings 5 : 13b (NRSV)


Ministry Moment

Ministry Moment – Perry Scholarship Fund

Scout Sunday, Welcome

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Thank you to all of the Perry & Scout families that gathered at Perry Memorial United Methodist Church in celebration of Scout Sunday. We so much enjoyed welcoming you to our church, and we extend an open invitation to join us again anytime.

With a salute and hand-shake we Thank our Scouts from Shady Spring Area Boy Scout Troop 16 and Cub Scout Pack 16 (our Perry hosted groups) for Doing Your Best in participating in both Sunday worship services.

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A story in the Cub Scout Handbook reads; I went to Boy Scout camp for the first time last summer. We did a lot of cool stuff like shooting and swimming, and we really had fun at the opening and closing campfires but one of my favorite times was the chapel service we went to on Wednesday night. During the service the chaplain pointed out that the camp chapel didn’t have a roof or walls, which meant there was nothing to separate us from God above us or from the world around us. He said that even when we go back to our places of worship with their roofs and walls, we should keep working to stay connected to God and to God’s people.

We all “acted like” Scouts Today at PerryScout Sunday 2016 patch

On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent…

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“Follow Me” by Tonya Mills

Follow Me

At our recent Perry Church Picnic we had a Special Guest join us by the lakeshore. She started with a blank canvas, then while listening to a few of her favorite hymns she began to paint. We all watched with anticipation as our guest, Tonya Mills created – “Follow Me.” We appreciate Tonya joining us by the lakeshore to create this special gift to our Perry family and our community.

Perry Packers Start Packing

September is here, school has started and we are excited to start our Backpack Ministry again! We have changed our packing day to WEDNESDAY’S AT 6:00 PM. Food items for September are cans of pasta and breakfast items, such as pop tarts, granola bars, individual cereal boxes, shelf milk.

Come join us on Wednesday evenings to pack a backpack for our community students in need. It doesn’t take long to pack and we have great fellowship. As always, thank you, hearts of Perry.

Perry Packers Always Packing

Below is a list of donation items that will be needed throughout the year for packing into our food backpacks.. You may donate anything of your choosing. Trust me, it will be used. Also, remember we use the plastic shopping bags for packing, so bring all you have!

I continue to be in awe over your support for this ministry and I thank God for all of you.
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Individual Cereal
Oatmeal Packets
Cereal Bars
Granola Bars

16 oz. Jars of Peanut Butter
Beanie Weenies
Ramen Noodle Bowls
Ramen Noodles
Pinto Beans
Chef Boyardee Pasta
Vienna Sausage
Mac N Cheese Bowls/Packs
Cans of Chicken
Chicken & Dumplings
Beef Stew

Green Beans
Baked Beans

Fruit Snacks
Pudding Cups
Individual Bags of Chips/Pretzels
Animal Crackers
Jello Cups
Mini Cookies
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Peanut Butter Crackers

Cheese Crackers
Cheese & Dip Crackers

Juice Boxes
Shelf Milk

Bottled Water
Hot Chocolate Packets

Fruit Cups


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Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit


West Virginia Annual Conference Review

 The 47th session of the West Virginia Annual Conference met June 11-14 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va.  For a review of resources and information from the Annual Conference visit

2015West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church


 Welcome to
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church

“the church that faith built”

Join Us

Sunday Worship

Sunday Classes
9:30am Adult Bible Study
9:45am Youth Class 2nd Grade to 18yrs
10:45am Children’s Church

for all children through 1st Grade

Pastor’s Bible Study
Sundays 4pm
Tuesdays 10am

Pathfinders Youth Group
Age 11-18
Wednesdays 6pm

Perry Cubs Youth Group
Age 3-11
Wednesdays 6pm

Choir Rehearsal
Wednesdays 6:30pm


Perry Memorial United Methodist Church realizes that the future of our church and the Christian faith is not just the folks already in the pews, but those yet to be invited and welcomed into the worship of God and the fellowship of the Church. Perry Memorial is continuously working to develop the future of the Christian faith by exposing the community to the works of Jesus Christ through service and opportunities for worship. We as a congregation are firmly committed to the mission of The United Methodist Church; “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Perry Memorial United Methodist Church is here for you. We are not just a church, we are a fellowship of believers coming together to support one another, hold eachother up, and work together to become the disciples that Christ has called us to be. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!

 The First 50 Years
of Perry Memorial United Methodist Church  1957 – 2007
The House That Faith Built


Find a history that was written in 2007 to celebrate Perry Memorial United Methodist Church’s 50 years of spiritual growth in Shady Spring, West Virginia. These words spoken in 1964 are as true today as they were then;

“Today with humble gratitude to the Father of us all and grateful appreciation to all who in any way, have entered into our labors and brotherly love for the family of God everywhere. We are indeed proud of Perry Memorial United Methodist Church and extend to all of you a warm welcome to join our family of worshippers in any and all of our activities. We earnestly ask your prayers for our continued growth and influence to the betterment of our community.” Edna Starr, Celebration at the United Methodist Temple, Beckley WV, May 1964

For a copy of The First 50 Years history book please contact Perry Memorial UMC

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 Helpful Info & Links:

Perry Memorial
United Methodist Church
202 Livingston Street
PO Box 1264
Shady Spring WV 25918
.. and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.  Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  1 Kings 19: 12b, 13b (NRSV)
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