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Part-time Job Opportunity at SUMC

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“Seeking a Director of Music Ministries”

Cindy Butzke

Crossfire signing group with director Cindy Mavis
Crossfire Teen Choir

The Seward United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time director of music ministries. Responsibilities include planning, enabling and implementing a comprehensive program of traditional and non-traditional Christian music and liturgy for worship and other special activities of the church. Position is salaried and includes paid time off. A full job description is available here.

Email cover letter and resume by June 30 to Sandy at or mail to 1400 N. Fifth St., Seward, NE 68434.

2017 SUMC Graduates

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“High School Graduates Recognized on May 14th”

JoEllen Axthelm, Aaron and Julie Christensen

2017 Graduates recognized
2017 Graduates recognized

This Spring Seward United Methodist Church honored eight high school graduates (not all from Seward High School) The graduates included: Hannah Core, Logan Craig, Miguel Dubs, Brandon Grendell, Cara Henre, Jake Reeves, Tristan Snover, and Jacob Tempel (not present).

2017  Godparents/Graduates Photo
2017 Godparents/Graduates

Each high school graduate received a gift pack from the Seward United Methodist Church which included a mug from the UMW, a book from Mission and Outreach, a book from Nurture, and also a financial scholarship from the Seward United Methodist Church Foundation. Godparents Aaron and Julie Christensen presented a powerpoint presentation detailing all four years they had this special group. A gift from the Godparents had been presented at another time. The Seward United Methodist Church family wishes each graduate the very best in their future endeavors.

Graduates receive gifts
Graduates receive gifts
Graduates with Gifts
Graduates with Gifts

Spring Bible Study Opportunity

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“The Case for Christ”

JoEllen Axthelm

A book by Lee Strobel, a seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history–is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of god? A six week DVD bible study will be starting Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00pm in the Parlor. Everyone is welcome.

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

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Other bible studies available now are described here.