The Seminole Heights United Methodist Preschool Committee and Seminole Heights United Methodist Church would like to share that after a successful 17 years as Director of Seminole Heights United Methodist Preschool (SHUMPS), Mrs. Christine Messer will be retiring effective December 31, 2021. Her dedication to providing a safe, loving, Christian-based early education experience to the families and employees of SHUMPS has been a blessing to the church and community. During Mrs. Christine’s time as Director, she transformed SHUMPS into the Preschool of choice for the Seminole Heights community and positioned SHUMPS for success for many years to come. We are confident that the high-quality teachers and staff she has recruited over the years will carry on her legacy of excellence. We are grateful for her many years of faithful service and wish her all the best during her well-deserved retirement.

The Preschool and Staff-Parish Relations Committees will start the search for a new SHUMPS Director soon and plan to have the new Director in place by mid-December. During the search process, we will seek feedback from families, staff, and community members. We know we can never replace Mrs. Christine, and we have nothing but gratitude for her faithful service to our community, church, and school. There will be many chances to celebrate Mrs. Christine’s hard work, and we hope you will join us in showing her how much she means to our church and community.

In peace,

Candice Legg, Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair

Lisa Culberson, SHUMPS Committee Chair

Throughout this pandemic, we have been following CDC guidance for how to keep each other safe. Following the latest CDC guidance, starting today, we will require all persons aged 2 and older in the church building, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks at all times. Please be mindful of this in worship or when using any spaces in the church building. We will have extra masks if you forget yours, and we will still livestream worship for those who are not comfortable wearing a mask at

Dear friends,

Thank you for all you do for our church!

This year has been hard on many levels, and our church is no exception. Due to the pandemic, we have lost much of our Building Use income, and financial giving has not bounced back yet.

The Administrative Committee has cut our budget down to the bare bones, but we want to stay vital and keep making a difference in our community during this difficult time.

So we need your help. Your financial gifts do more than just keep the lights on. Your gifts allow us to host community groups, change lives, and keep our building accessible for future generations.

If you have not given before or if you don’t normally give, we invite you to prayerfully consider how you might become part of our ministry. And if you already give regularly, we ask that you consider increasing your gift to make up for those who have had to cut back during this season.

We have 3 easy ways you can give:

1. In person by cash or check during worship.

2. Texting “semheights” to 40101 to give through your smartphone.

3. Online at

Setting up a recurring gift online is the easiest way to make sure your gift makes a difference!

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for all you do to support our church.

Grace and Peace,

Ken Brown, Finance Chair

Emily Swiger, Administrative Committee Chair

Rev. Tiffania Icaza Willetts, Pastor