We will be sending weekly scripture challenges & a by month daily scripture reading through text & posting them on the Facebook & Instagram (follow shumy_lex) pages. Also follow our SHUMY YouTube page for the new & archived teaching videos & conversation recaps.
We are going to continue doing socially distanced porch parties where we meet outside, catch up, and have a devotion, discussion, and pray for each other.  Starting this next week Monday nights will become a middle school group & Wednesdays will be for high schoolers.  Mondays will be at the Bartletts’ & Wednesdays at Brian’s. Bring your Bible, some water & a lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll meet under the pavilion at Southern Hills outside the gym. We’ll text everyone to let you know if that’s the plan.

Email: If you don’t receive emails from Brian about youth updates, please send an email to bshumard@southernhillsumc.org, and you will be added to the list. Keep connected, and keep growing your roots down into Christ!

In Christ,
Brian Shumard
Youth Pastor
Southern Hills UMC
2356 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40503



We are going to continue the porch parties in August with 2 a week on Mondays (at the Bartlett’s) & Wednesdays (at my house 2351 Tulsa Rd), still 7:00-8:30pm. If it is raining we’ll meet at the pavilion by Southern Hills. We will turn Monday nights into a middle school group & Wednesdays will be for high schoolers. The way our groups have been shaping up, this seems like the best way to foster conversation with all those present.
Guitar Club: We are starting a guitar club for youth & adults of all skill levels that will meet in the youth room at Southern Hills. We’ll wear masks, stay distanced, & keep the group at 10 people (we can do more than one time if needed). It will be a good chance to share music & tips, play some songs together, & we’ll encourage each other in prayer as well! This could be a great spot to invite a friend. Email or text Brain S at 8596845626 if interested & after we have a cohort of people we’ll work together to pick a day & time!


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We’ll post a new videos to YouTube  to share a devotional & recap our porch party conversations. Check below for the links to the old  videos. Subscribe to the page to get reminders on when we post a new video!



Spend some time with God everyday by reading the Bible. It is the best way to get to know His heart and character. 

Want to dig deeper into the Bible and who God is?                                                       Here are links to the weekly sermons from some awesome churches.

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If you have a song you want us to sing for worship, you want to help lead a certain song, or you want to share a video of a song you really like let Brian know. Check here to see songs we’re singing or to see the videos we’ve shared!