Spring Household Sale – May 12

The household sale will be held Saturday, May 12 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Donations will be accepted beginning April 17, they can be left in the hallway near the offices.  Set up will be Friday, May 11 beginning at 1 PM, your assistance would be appreciated.  Help will also be needed on Saturday, May 12 during the sale.  Please contact Vicky Reed for more information, 315-287-2440.

Household items only, please, no clothes or shoes.  Thank you.

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What’s next at First UMC?

Sermon Series: Strengthen Your Core – begins Sunday, April 15 and runs through May 13.  Topics include Prayers, Service, Presence, Gifts and Witness.

Sunday school for children and adults – ages pre-K through adults meet 10 AM Sunday mornings.  Learn about Jesus and grow in faith.

Sparkling Saints Support Group -this women’s group meets monthly in Brown Chapel.  Next meeting, Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 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 eachother up and be grounded in God’s love and care.  Led by Danielle Atria.

Devotional Pilates – helps you care for your body and spirit.  Meets in Brown Chapel Saturday mornings at 9 AM for a time of reflection, prayer and Pilates.  Looking for more fitness opportunities?  Rip It meets Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays.  Contact Amber Ormasen for more information: amberormasen@gmail.com.

Invitation to the Old Testament – our spring Bible study is Invitation to the Old Testament, an 8 week study from the Disciple Bible curriculum.  Class begins on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM.  Please sign up in the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com) or on the sheet in the back of the sanctuary so that an appropriate number of books can be ordered.

Progressive Dinner, Friday, April 27 at 5:30 PM.  We will hit the road for an evening of creative eating and fun.  The meal splits into three stops (appetizers, main course, dessert), at 3 locations.  For this activity please reserve your spot no later than 1 PM on Tuesday, April 24.  You will receive a starting location and map when you respond that you would like to attend.

Meet Jesus*Follow Jesus*Serve (with) Jesus

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April newsletter

April 2018 news

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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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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.

God’s Word is our “trail map”                                      

Students pretend to get into a boat with Peter and to walk along with Jesus as He shows love and forgiveness to the people He meets. Peter often failed, but Jesus forgave him. Peter even lied and said he didn’t know Jesus! Now that’s a big failure. But God’s forgiveness is bigger. Many times we are just like Peter – failing, sinning, and needing forgiveness. God wants to forgive and restore us with just as much love as when He forgave Peter.

Day 1 – Jesus’ invitation – Peter follows Jesus. Luke 5:1-11

Day 2 – Jesus’ love and forgiveness – Jesus shows His love and forgiveness. Luke 18:15

Day 3 – Human failure – Peter fails Jesus. Matthew 26:30-56

Day 4 – God’s Undying Love – Peter denies, but Jesus forgives. Luke 22:54-62

Day 5 – Love and Forgiveness – Peter discovers God’s forever forgiveness. Mark 16:1-7

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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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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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