For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God – Ephesians 2:8 (NRSV)

Perry’s Charge Conference
Sunday, November 22
Following Morning Service

Perry’s Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, November 22nd immediately following the 10:45a Service.

Charge Conference is a time to reflect on where Perry has been in 2015 and to look into the future for 2016.

The entire congregation is strongly encouraged to attend.

Dr. Rev. Joe Kennaston, District Superintendent, will deliver the message at the 10:45a Service. Charge Conference and dinner will immediately follow the service.

This is an important event in the life of a United Methodist Congregation. Please come and show Pas-tor Scott and Joe Kennaston how much Perry means to you!

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The Advent Season will soon be upon us. During this Advent Season Pastor Scott will be focusing his sermons on the book “Not a Silent Night” by Adam Hamilton. Books are now available in the church office for $10. We have a limited supply so get yours today.

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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.

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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


UMW LOGOThe United Methodist Women (UMW) of Perry Memorial is a mission focused organization which provides opportunities for its members to grow spiritually through service to their church and their community. There is always an open invitation for all women to join this organization. Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month in the fellowship hall.

September is going to be a very busy month for the UMW. On September 12, 2015, Perry will host the Fall District Meeting. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $8.00 per person and will consist of sandwiches from Heavenly Ham, salads, desserts, and drinks. Those who are planning to attend must let Vivian know by September 5th.

September 19, 2015 is our Fall Festival and the UMW will be selling those delicious hot dogs along with lots of homemade cakes, cookies, pies, breads, etc. That mouth watering Easter Eggs will return disguised as an orange pumpkin and a White Elephant Sale will showcase unique treasures only found at Perry. Anyone wanting to donate baked goods or items for the White Elephant Sale (only gently used items and no clothing) please see Vivian or another member of UMW.

UMW is looking for gently used fall and winter clothing for a rummage sale during our Shepherd’s Table meal on September 26, 2015. Go through your closets and donate those items that you feel would benefit the guests we serve at Shepherd’s Table. The only shoes we would like to have are gently used boots. Please make sure the clothing is clean and neatly folded. This is not our typical rummage sale rather an opportunity for those less fortunate to obtain clothing to sustain them through the winter months.

Pray for our church and the outreach ministries within the church as we continue to fulfilling God’s mission.

Matthew 25 verses 35–40. “ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me and I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Jesus replied: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

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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

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 Welcome to
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church

“the church that faith built”

Join Us for Worship

8:30am Early Service
9:30am Adult Bible Study
9:45am Youth Class 2nd Grade to 18yrs

10:45am Family Service

10:45am Children’s Church
for all children through 1st Grade

4:30pm Perry’s Youth Group Choir
4:30pm Bible Study

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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Perry Memorial
United Methodist Church
202 Livingston Street
PO Box 1264
Shady Spring WV 25918

God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”    Genesis 1:28 (NRSV)

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