Fellowship Outing

Women’s Hockey Game – we will be taking an outing to Appleton Arena in Canton to see the St. Lawrence University women’s hockey team play RPI at 3 PM on Saturday, January 13.  Tickets are FREE!  Contact the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com). Carpooling available as well as the opportunity to share a meal together.

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Sparkling Saints Support Group

This monthly group for women will start on Wednesday, January 10 at 7 PM.  Do you have burdens that you carry with you daily?  Are you seeking healing through a connection with God and support from friends in faith?  Come and talk with other women to lift each other up and be grounded in God’s love and care.  Led by Danielle Atria.

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New Sermon Series

January 14 we will start our sermon series Why? Asking the Tough Questions of Faith.  Together we’ll explore questions like why we experience pain and suffering, why we hear or don’t hear God’s voice, or why sometimes it feels like our prayers aren’t answered.  Join us for worship each Sunday at 11 AM as we wrestle with these challenging questions of faith!

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January newsletter and calendar

January 18 newsletter

Jan 2018 cal

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Save the Dates! VBS and Aldersgate

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be in cooperation with St. James again this year, they will host at the school at 20 S.Gordon Street.  June 25 – 29, 9 AM – 12 Noon.  More details to come.

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center will host a week of camp Sunday, July 8 – Friday, July 13.  Watch the website for more information: http://aldersgateny.org/  Family Life Weekend will be Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15.  http://aldersgateny.org/join-us/event/4127

 

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New church email address

The church office has a new email address: FirstUMCGouverneur@gmail.com.  Please update your contact list.  Thank you.

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Sunday school, Sunday school – it’s time!

Sunday school is active and alive!  There are classes for Kindergarten – age 100!  Yes, kids, teens, adults; you are invited and encouraged to attend.  The nursery is staffed for children of Sunday school teachers, participants in the adult class as well as choir members.

Sunday school classes meet each week 10 – 10:45 AM. Registration is easy, please call the church office, 315-287-2440, for more information.

Grades K – 4 will be using the Holy Moly curriculum, Connect will be the curriculum for grade 5 and up.  The adult class will be led by Cadie Hockenbary, the study will center on the New Testament book of Hebrews.

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Returnable cans and bottles

Do you have bottles and cans to return? It is easy to drop off your cans/bottles at the  Bottle Redemption Center, 470 East Main Street, Gouverneur. Please tell them you would like the First UMC Gouverneur to receive the proceeds of your donation.

As of 12/16/17 over $200.00 had been collected from your donations, the Finance Committee projected $200 income on this line in 2017.  Can you help us out by donating?  We’ve love to best our 2016 amount!

In 2016 over $225  was received by the church from your donations. Thank you!

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Nursery care available

The church nursery is open on Sunday mornings.  JoAnne Crandall is our Nursery Coordinator, the staff includes Lori Chambers, Mandi Dake and Tara Barbarito.   The nursery is open from 9:15 through the conclusion of the 11 AM worship time.  You will be asked to sign your child in and out, leaving any special instructions with the workers of the day.  Our staff has been “Safe Sanctuary” trained and background checked, we are grateful for their ministry with our children.

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Contact information requested

The church secretary is working to collect up to date information for the church directory and mailing list.  Please complete the form available from the church office, call her with your information (315-287-2440), or print and complete the form found here.  Your participation is appreciated!  If you are not on the newsletter mailing list and would like to receive one, please call the office.

Directory information sheet

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