The Well – 2023 Women’s Retreat

Register for “Come to the Well”
January 20-22, 2023
The Cove, Asheville, NC

Women of all ages are welcome to attend and invite your friends.  Renew your Spirit, Rest your Body, Nurture your Faith, and Encourage your Discipleship. Join us as we make time to reflect on God’s presence in our lives and recommit to making time for Him each day.  **Check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. Our retreat will begin with dinner on Friday evening and will close following our worship service on Sunday morning.

2023 Retreat Registration Fees:

 Single Occupancy $ 440.00 per person 
 Double Occupancy $ 315.00 per person

Room price includes lodging, 5 meals, retreat center amenities, all materials and participation in the retreat sessions.  Participants are responsible for arranging their own roommates and transportation.


Payment Deadlines, Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions
A $150 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The final balance is due by November 1, 2022.  Cancellations received before November 1, 2022 are refundable, less a the deposit and 3% credit card processing fee, if applicable. Cancellations after November 1, 2022 are non-refundable. Substitutions may be made until December 15, 2022. Registrations may be transferred to another attendee. Substitutions are allowed using the following guidelines: The substituting attendee must provide an email from the person whose place they are taking authorizing the substitution. The substituting attendee should pay the original attendee directly, since payment will have already been made to the Shandon United Methodist Church. Register for the retreat by completing the registration form and paying the $150 non-refundable deposit with a credit card or check in person.

Your financial support is needed this year more than ever, as we seek to fulfill our obligation to The Cove, during this global pandemic.  If you would like to support us, please visit shandon-umc.org/give and select “Women’s Ministry Fund” from the drop down list. 

Feb
5th

Axe Throwing – Daughters of Esther

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. 

Daughters of Esther (DOEs) will be going axe throwing on Sunday, February 5, 2023, with lunch included. We will meet 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. at Craft Axe Throwing, at 700 Gervais Street, Ste B2, Columbia, SC 29201. Any young lady in 8th grade and above, along with a friend, may attend. Registration will end Monday, January 28, 2023. The cost is $20 per person, and participants must turn in the “Release and Liability Waiver” signed by a parent. Registration is online, and the Release Waiver form is available for printing. Waiver forms will also be available at the security/host desk. The completed forms may be given to Andy Morris.

Feb
5th

MYF (Students Grades 7-12)

Youth Zone |

We invite students (rising 7th and older) to join us on Sundays.

MYF February 2023 Schedule

February 5: Open gym starting at 4:30, followed by dinner, games, and Bible teaching for MYF. This will be our last MYF in the series “Not Yet.”   

Help pay for MYF meals & snacks:
shandon-umc.org/give, and choose MYF Meals/Snacks.

Feb
7th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu

Tuesday, February 7: Cold Plate – Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad, Bread and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

Sign Up

Feb
8th

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 8: Breakfast Casserole, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit

COLD BAR: Prepared Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast

CHILDREN’S MEAL OPTION (includes dessert)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – Turkey & Cheese Wrap, Plain Potato Chips, and a Clementine

2nd & 4th Wednesdays – Cheese Quesadilla, Chips, and a Clementine

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Feb
8th

Art Gallery Opening Reception – Artist George Stone

Bruner Building (1st floor) | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Shandon United Methodist Church will host an exhibition of paintings by church member and professional artist George Stone beginning February 8 and continuing through March 31. His collection of new oil paintings entitled “Capturing the Light” will be on display at the church’s Patricia Beckler Art Gallery. The Opening Reception will be held in the gallery on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and the public is invited.

Feb
10th

Valentine’s Dinner Theater

Gym (Dunn Smith Building #3) | 06:30 p.m.

Reserve your spot now for our Valentine’s Dinner Theater on Friday evening, February 10, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner menu includes Beef Tenderloin, Shrimp Kabobs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Veggies, Salad, and Dessert.  Following dinner, we will have a performance from The Columbia Operatic Laboratory. We hope you will attend and invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Tickets are $15 per person. Register online at shandon-umc.org/register or contact Shannon Bullion at 803-722-1032 for more information.

Feb
10th

High School Ski Retreat

Winterplace Ski Resort, West Virginia |

Our Shandon UMC High School students and their friends are going to West Virginia for a weekend of Skiing and Worship. Our students and chaperones will head to Winter Place, WV, on Friday afternoon and return Sunday evening. We will be staying together in a Glade Springs Resort lodge right around the corner from the slopes. 

The cost of this retreat is $315, which includes: all meals except Sunday Lunch, transportation, lodging, ski tickets, and ski/equipment rentals. Students should bring some money for fast food lunch on Sunday. 

Registered students MUST attend a meeting on January 8th in Player Hall at 4:00 p.m. with a parent/guardian. Throughout the weekend, we will be led in worship by Andrew Doolittle and look at teachings in 1st & 2nd Peter. 

For questions or any adult interested in chaperoning this trip should contact Andy Morris at amorris@shandon-umc.org. If you are interested in learning about scholarship assistance, please get in touch with Andy Morris.

Feb
12th

MYF (Students Grades 7-12)

Youth Zone |

We invite students (rising 7th and older) to join us on Sundays.

MYF February 2023 Schedule

February 12: We will not meet for MYF, as our High School students and leaders will return from the Ski Retreat.  

Help pay for MYF meals & snacks:
shandon-umc.org/give, and choose MYF Meals/Snacks.

Feb
12th

Souper Bowl of Caring

Sanctuary | After All Services

This year we are supporting MeadowFeed of Meadowfield Elementary School as we collect donations for the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring collection on Sunday, February 12.

MeadowFeed currently assists 32 families through their food pantry and they rely on the support of community organizations and churches.

On February 12, Shandon students will be stationed with buckets at exits after all worship services. We ask that you prayerfully consider donating to the MeadowFeed program.

Feb
14th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
Tuesday, February 14 – Roast Beef, Oven Roasted Vegetables, Vegetable, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

Sign Up

Feb
15th

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/.

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 15: Balsamic Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable, Roll and Dessert

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Feb
16th

SUMC Book Club

Bruner Building | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Now on 3rd Thursdays in person!

This month’s book is “The Orchid Tattoo” by Carla Damon

Discussing what you read is an easy enjoyable way to get to know people on a deeper level and to expand your thinking and faith. Come join the conversation!

The SUMC Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Rm. 221 (2nd fl. Bruner Bldg.). The books are in a broad range and chosen six months out at regular meetings. Newcomers are warmly welcomed any time.

To be on the mailing list and receive reminders, contact Anne Cox at anne41450@aol.com

Feb
19th

MYF (Students Grades 7-12)

We invite students (rising 7th and older) to join us on Sundays.

MYF February 2023 Schedule

February 19: Open gym starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner, games, and a new MYF teaching series called “On the Flip Side,” which will focus on teaching from the prophets.    

Help pay for MYF meals & snacks:
shandon-umc.org/give, and choose MYF Meals/Snacks.

Feb
21st

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for Wednesday 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
February 21: Lemon Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetables, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

Sign Up

Feb
22nd

Wednesday Manna

Player Hall | 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Manna takes place in Player Hall. Food service is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required, to order, visit https://shandonumckitchen.square.site/.

Childcare in the gym is available from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Menus are planned but may change based on the availability of food supplies.

HOT BAR:

Wednesday, February 22: BBQ Pork, Baked Beans, Rolls and Dessert

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Feb
22nd

Ashes To Go

Adger Road | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ashes to Go will be Wednesday, February 22 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the turnaround on Adger Road . All who are unable to attend the Ash Wednesday evening service are invited to drive through.

Feb
22nd

Ash Wednesday Service

Sanctuary | 6:00 p.m.

Join us for our Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary as we prepare for the season of Lent

Feb
24th

UWF Clothing / Book Sale

Gym | 9:00 a.m.

United Women in Faith Annual Clothing / Book sale is coming March 24, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m -7:00 p.m., and March 25, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We will be collecting clothing, accessories (to include jewelry) and books on March 21 and 22, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the gym.

Please submit hanging clothes on hangers. Volunteers are needed all week. Also needed are prom dresses, large empty boxes, yard trash bags and flat metal bookends.

For more information, please text Bobbie Moore at 803-728-7255.

Feb
26th

Threes Bible Presentation Sunday

Register your three-year-old, so they will be presented with a Bible during the 11:00 Traditional service or the 11:05 LifeLine service. 

Feb
26th

Barbecue Lunch Fundraiser

Player Hall |

Our Student Ministry is hosting a church-wide BBQ lunch to raise funds for our Youth Zone “Refresh Project”. Order To-Go or Dine-In after Sunday School or after 11:00 a.m. worship in Player Hall.

Tickets are $15 and include Ben Bruner’s Pulled Pork, Tim’s Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Dinner Roll and Banana Pudding. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at shandon-umc.org/fillthebox

Feb
26th

MYF (Students Grades 7-12)

We invite students (rising 7th and older) to join us on Sundays.

MYF February 2023 Schedule

February 26: Open gym starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner, games, and a new MYF teaching series called “On the Flip Side,” which will focus on teaching from the prophets.    

Help pay for MYF meals & snacks:
shandon-umc.org/give, and choose MYF Meals/Snacks.

Feb
28th

Triple T – Tim’s Tuesday Takeout

Main Parking Lot | 11:00 a.m.

Triple T Meals for February 2023

Order your lunch online by Monday evening, then pick up your meals in the parking lot Tuesdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Menu
Tuesday, February 28: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Peas, Roll and Dessert

Meals are $8 each. To order, visit shandon-umc.org/register

Sign Up

Mar
15th

VBS & Day Camp Registration Opens

VBS & Day Camp will be held June 5-9, 2023. Registration opens March 15 and will close April 15.

VBS is for children 3 year preschool (age 3 by 9/1/2022) through 2nd grade (current year 2022-23).

Day Camp is for students 3rd-12th grade and will be held on campus at

More Info

Mar
26th

March For Meals – Meals on Wheels

Let’s Join the March Shandon!

Celebrating the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program

Each year, the March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This legislation supported the rapid growth of the nationwide network of senior nutrition programs – commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels – that collectively serve more than 247 million meals to 2.8 million seniors each year.

Throughout the month, the Meals on Wheels network is joining forces for the awareness campaign to garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.

Jul
16th

2023 Youth Mission Project

Hollywood, SC |

We are thrilled to announce preparations for the return of Youth Mission Project (YMP) in 2023. This mission project is designed for Shandon UMC students who have completed by this summer any of the 9th -12th grades. We will serve together from Sunday, July 16 through Saturday, July 22 to serve the Petersfield Community in Hollywood, SC.  (Please note that we will meet at the church to pack for the trip on the morning of Saturday, July 15.)

We hope your student will join us as we take on home repair projects from roofing, painting, cleaning, and leading a VBS for the community as well as worshiping each evening with our group.

Registration is a commitment by the student to participate in the full work week of YMP.  The cost of this trip is $175, which is used to pay for lodging, meals, and other expenses for our group.  A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration and the remaining balance is due May 14.

All students that participate must attend one of the pre-trip Parent/Participant meetings with their parent/guardian.  The two options for these meetings (Sunday, April 23rd @ 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7th @ 4:00 p.m.) are listed in the registration as well. 

This year we will partner with Home Works of America as they assist us in identifying homes in need of repair and vetting homeowners.  Home Works will also support us logistically with regard to materials and equipment.  Each student and his/her parents will need to sign a waiver as required by Home Works at the aforementioned Parent/Participant meeting.

Wesley Memorial UMC in Hollywood, SC, will be our host church offering us accommodations for the week in their gymnasium.  Their gymnasium facility includes a kitchen, restrooms with showers, and space that we will divide into areas to sleep males separate from females as well as designating a separate dining area for our group. Participants will provide their air mattresses for the week.  More details will be shared at the Parent/Participant meeting but participants should anticipate this experience to be one that requires a servant’s heart, joyful attitude, and patience as well as a concern for those whom we serve as well as those with whom we serve.

Space for YMP is limited and registrations at this time are only accepted from Shandon UMC students.

Additional questions or concerns may be directed to Andy Morris, Director of Student Ministry, at amorris@shandon-umc.org or 803-256-8383.