June 2021: Summer at SIFAT
Editor’s Note: Each month, we mail an article with our contribution statements to the previous month’s donors. Click here to download a PDF version. This month, we share about summer at SIFAT in Alabama this year – Worship on the Water and Learn & Serve Retreats!
Written by Marie Lanier, Promotions and Marketing Coordinator
Worship on the Water 2021
The summer season has kicked off in Alabama! From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, SIFAT sponsors Worship on the Water (WOW) for our local community and visitors to Lake Wedowee. A guest speaker and musician/musical group lead the service, which starts at 9 a.m. and lasts about an hour. We meet under the pine trees on the shore of the lake at Lakeside Marina, just north of downtown Wedowee on US Highway 431. After postponing and eventually making the difficult decision to cancel last summer, it has been a breath of normalcy to return to our Sunday morning tradition.
Worship on the Water 2021
We’re back! Worship on the Water at Lake Wedowee this summer …
After having to cancel WOW last year, we are so excited to be looking forward to seeing you in a few short weeks. It actually feels like summer now that we’re looking forward to WOW. Please help us spread the word that we will kick off the summer on May 30 – Memorial Day Weekend – at 9 a.m. under the pines at Lakeside Marina. Come by boat, come by car, come as you are!
Worship on the Water 2020
July 22 Update: Canceled for the rest of 2020
We love seeing each of you at WOW on Lake Wedowee during the summer. However, for the protection of everyone on our staff and those participating, we are canceling WOW for the rest of 2020. This decision was not made in haste. We have monitored the rising number of cases in our county and state, read guidelines about group gatherings and church services, and consulted with our board of directors. We do not feel it is wise to resume WOW this summer. We hope you understand, and we are praying that we will be able to host Sunday morning services once again next summer.
Please help us spread the word of this cancellation with your friends and family who make WOW part of their weekends on Lake Wedowee. Come by boat, come by car, come as you are … in 2021!
Save the Date – 40th Anniversary Celebration
We are planning an exciting event to commemorate 40 years of Sharing God’s Love in Practical Ways and want you to be part of it!
Mark your calendars to join our staff on September 21, 2019, on the Galilee Campus of SIFAT for a meal, tours of campus, demonstrations of appropriate technology and a special program to remember 40 years of ministry, to update our current projects and program, and to hear the vision for our future. Watch your email, our social media and website for more details to come.
Dress casually and plan to spend time outside enjoying Mad Indian Creek and our grounds here at the international headquarters. The event is free, but reservations are needed by Sept. 1. Call the SIFAT office at 256.396.2015 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact number or email and the number of people attending.
Other events prior to Our 40th Fiesta:
Sept. 17, 6 p.m. at Wedowee FUMC – International Graduate Projects
Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at Wedowee FUMC – Book Signing
Worship on the Water 2019
Worship on the Water (WOW) starts this weekend! Sponsored by SIFAT, WOW is a casual, nondenominational worship service held at Lakeside Marina in Wedowee, Ala., Sundays at 9 a.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Each week features a different speaker and musician. Whether you are a local resident or a weekend visitor, we hope to see you at WOW this summer!