SUNDAY MORNING NOTES
May 5 – Communion, UMW Mission Award, Acts 16:9-15, Paul and Lydia
May 12 – Mother’s Day, Sunday School ends for the summer. Acts 16:16-34, Paul in a jail cell.
May 19 – Pentecost, wear red for flames!
Acts 2:1-21, Happy Birthday to the Church.
No communion. Judy Sibley, preaching.
May 26 – College Graduates, Romans 5:1-5, How is you patience doing?
It’s not too late to join our confirmation class – we just started April 28th. Persons in grade 9 and older are invited to explore their faith and make a decision about church membership. We meet on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30. The projected date for Confirmation Sunday is June 23rd.
HOW ABOUT A VISIT TO CUBA!
Marthalynn Sweet will be sharing with us about her mission trip to Cuba. She was one of the teens taking part in the North East Jurisdiction’s Mission of Peace.
Wednesday, May 1 @ 5:30 p.m. for a potluck supper. She will start her program at 6:30.
HOUSEWARES SALE, MAY 11TH
Don’t miss a double opportunity:
1) Clean out some of those things you don’t use any more and create space at home by bringing donations to Room 105.
(Drop off anytime before the Friday, 17th setup. Please, no shoes or clothing.)
2) Come shop and find your perfect items!
LOOKING FOR MILITARY CONNECTIONS
We know of at least three church families who have Dad deployed to Afghanistan right now. During this month, we’d like to reach out with an extra dose of love and prayer support for these men, their families, and others who may be separated by military service. If you have a family member, friend or neighbor in the service, please call or email with their address and a complete list will be available in a bulletin.
Please share the names of those with a First UMC connection
that are graduating from college or high school this year.
College grad celebration – May 26.
High school grads – June 23
May 26 - PEACE WITH JUSTICE OFFERING
We have the promise of a timed sprinkler system for our veggie beds, and others have expressed interest in keeping an eye out for weeds, etc. Thanks.
The special music and dance during Holy Week was awesome. Thanks to bells, choir, dancers, brass and our talented staff – volunteer and paid! It adds so much.
Thanks for all the Pizza Sale support!
A lot is happening to help get our children and youth get into a week of summer camp! The latest fundraisers are: Pizza Sale, Hot-Diggitty Dogs in the park on June 15 and a yet to be scheduled Car Wash. So far we’ve raised a over $2000 toward our goal of $10,000.
$50 & Go! Families are asked to pay the first $50 toward each camper registration, and, with our $10,000 goal in mind, we can pay the additional camp cost for up to twenty campers. Don’t wait too long to register. Popular camp weeks can go quickly.
Special camp donations can simply be marked “camperships” and will be credited to your giving account. And if you have an idea for fundraising, speak up!
begins May 30th in Syracuse
Pastor Beth and our Lay Member, Dan Sweet, will be off to Syracuse and the OnCenter for this year’s annual conference session. Clergy and laity from across the Upper New York conference come together for three days to worship, celebrate ministry, ordain new clergy and conduct the business that will guide us next year. Other familiar faces there: Glenda Schuessler, Birney Kellogg, Becky, Paul and Marthalyn Sweet.
NATIONAL MEN’S GATHERING
July 12-14, 2013
Belmont University, Nashville TN
Dynamite Worship, Great Music
Hands on Mission Projects
Registration: $199 before June 1,
Lodging on campus: $100.
GUYS – get talking to one another. We do have some men interested in going and there may be opportunity to share travel with others from northern New York.
Our youth group will be meeting on Friday evenings, now and on through the summer!
We have had the opportunity to utilize various grants to really boost up some of our outreach ministries, such as We’ve Got Your Back, Friday Luncheon and our Garden. If your company, employer or civic organization offers a community outreach or educational grant program keep the church in mind. Email or drop information off at the church office. Thanks.
Brayden Kirby, son of Leigh Ann & Josh
Moriah Leslie, daughter of Christine
Stephanie Rodriguez, daughter of Christine
Ariyonna Savage, daughter of Tiffany
You may have noticed that prayer request from one Sunday are no longer being listed in the next week’s bulletin. The worship team has been discussing other ways to keep the importance of mutual prayer before and an integral part of worship and our weeklong faith journey.
Idea 1 - Since our previous method often included prayer requests that were a week old we’ll provide a “Prayer Post-it” for your own notes and comments from worship. Check the back table in the sanctuary for half sheets that will give you space to make both prayer and other worship notes.
Idea 2 – More folks have commented that they missed our Lenten Prayer Partners as done a year ago. So, we’re starting the option of a monthly prayer partner. Those that choose can exchange names with an intentional commitment to hold that person in prayer for the month. Then we’ll switch names, add more people, etc. This may be an additional prayer commitment or a means to get started in regular intentional prayer for others.
Idea 3 – If you used the previous listing of prayers in your prayer life, speak up. Only two have mentioned their disappearance.