Stout Memorial United Methodist Church
We exist to see ALL who feel disconnected from God and the church find hope, healing and wholeness through Jesus Christ.
Join us in WORSHIP
Worship offers an avenue of connections to those who are just beginning to reconnect as well as those who have been working at it for a number of years.
A traditionally formal worship service held at 10:45 on Sunday morning. It features all of the traditions set forth by the Methodist Church at its start.
PRAYER and Worship
Prayer is powerful tool. The most powerful tool that God gave us. One that is sometimes neglected. Join us as we seek to worship God through our prayers. We read the scriptures and meditate on them as we pray over our special needs. Join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm for a special Prayer and Worship Service.
Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
Stout Memorial has many groups that meet to encourage our spiritual growth. We have three adult Sunday school classes that meet on Sunday mornings as well as three youth and children's classes. The Journey and K.I.D.S Life meet on Sundays as well. On Wednesday morning there is a Bible study group that meets at 10:30 and we have several small groups that meet through out the month. If you would like more information just go to our "Growth Opportunities" page, you can find all of the information there.
As another method of spiritual growth, we are now featuring an audio recording of the pastor's sermon on our website. All of the pastor's sermons will be posted in the "Pastor's Blog". You can find this page by clicking the button above or under the "HOME" menu at the top of every page. Each week we will post the audio as well as the scripture that goes with the sermon.
We hope you enjoy listening to the pastor's sermons and that you would share them with your friends on social media.
The church-wide covered dish Thanksgiving will be Sunday, November 24th at 5:00 pm in the Family Life Center. If you would like to join us for an evening of Fellowship with the church family you can sign up by clicking the button below.
The church will provide the meat, mashed potatoes, dressing, rolls, beverages and table service. If you plan to attend, all we ask is you bring a covered side dish or dessert. We can't wait to have dinner and fellowship as one church family! God Bless!
More information about these events can be found in our Weekly Newsletter, during the weeks that they occur. Our Newsletter can be viewed above.
Sunday 17th - United Methodist Men Chili cook-off
Sunday 24th - Stout Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday 27th - Worship & Prayer Service 6:00 pm
Office Closed November 28th & 29th
Sunday 15th - Chancel Choir's Christmas Cantata
Christmas Eve - 6:00 pm Children's Candle light Service
Christmas Eve - 11:00 pm Traditional Candle Light Service
Office Closed December 24th - January 1st
As faithful stewards of the ministry and mission of Stout Mem. UMC, we continue to seek ways to live generously in Christ. We’re excited about our stewardship journey, together we will explore what it has meant to saints of the past and present to live generously.
“Giving” stories will be an important part of our journey. Each week we will tell the story of one of the vital ministries God has entrusted to us and show how that ministry demonstrates God’s love and leads to changed lives.
Along the way we’ll also reflect on giving stories from the past, as we remember the examples of people who have taught us to be generous; on giving stories from the present, as we share stories related to supporting ministry today; and on giving stories related to the future, as we consider the legacy of giving we would like to leave.
Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH)
Share Your Harvest Sunday
In conjunction with the West Virginia Council of Churches, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Section has designated Sunday, November 3rd, as Share Your Harvest Sunday. Congregations throughout the state are encouraged to collect donations to keep HHH alive and growing. Any donation, $1, $5 or whatever parishioners can afford, is greatly appreciated and goes to provide high-quality meat to those in need.
All donations go to help Mountaineer Food Bank and the Facing Hunger Food Bank pay to process hunter donated deer and associated distribution costs. The processed ground venison is distributed to charitable agencies throughout the state to feed West Virginians in need.
Hunters are encouraged to ask their churches to participate in this worthwhile endeavor to help the HHH program fulfill its mission to provide balanced, healthy meals for the less fortunate of West Virginia.
Since its inception in 1992, HHH has provided venison for 1,349,660 meals for West Virginians.
Let's Join with Mountaineer Food Bank in Feeding West Virginia this Hunting Season!
From the first day of any hunting season until December 31, hunters who legally harvest a deer and wish to to donate the meat to HHH can deliver the deer to to the nearest meat processor. Acceptance of the deer subject to the individual meat processor's scheduling.
The meat processor will skin the deer; debone and grind the meat (no other cuts); freeze it in two-pound packages; and hold it for pick-up by the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway,, West Virginia, or the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington.
These food banks are the only certified West Virginia members of Feeding America, a national network committed to feeding the hungry. Both are nonprofit organizations, inspected and approved by the WV Dep. of Agriculture. They distribute the ground venison to the needy through their network of qualified charitable agencies.
Hunters Helping the Hungry provides thousands of pounds of venison to hungry West Virginians each year. Although the wildlife resources section of the West Virginia division of natural resources coordinates in publicizing the HHH program, state law prohibits spending license fee income on food processing and distribution costs.
Meat processing cost $2 per pound, with the average deer providing 35 1/2 pounds of ground venison (approximately 142 meals). Food banks are paid only for pickups and distribution costs.
The program is funded solely by the generous donations of caring individuals, businesses and organizations, including the West Virginia Council of Churches and Governor’s One Shot, Inc. Their generosity enables the program to fulfill its mission.
... provide balanced, healthy meals for the less fortunate of West Virginia..."
For more information on which meat processors participate in the HHH program, visit the WVDNR's webisite.
All information in the article above was taken from the pamphlet provided by the WV Department of Natural Resources. Any questions or comments regarding the above information should be directed to the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources; their contact information can be found at their website HERE. Stout Memorial United Methodist Church assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information above.