All Saints Sunday, November 4

On Sunday, November 4 we will celebrate All Saints Sunday in worship, remembering our loved ones who have died in the past year.  If you have the name of a loved one you would like us to remember, please contact the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com) by Monday, October 29.  We will also take time during worship to remember loved ones from over the years.

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Fall Bazaar and Craft Sale – November 9 and 10

 

Friday, November 9, 9 AM – 3 PM and Saturday, November 10, 9 AM – 12 Noon.  Soup and salad luncheon on Friday beginning at 11:30 AM, $7.50 for a full lunch (soup, sandwich, dessert, beverage). The menu includes: Methodist vegetable beef soup $2.50/bowl, $1.00/cup; sandwich $2.50, dessert (strawberry shortcake) $3.00. Soup by the quart, $5.00 if you bring your container, $5.50 if we supply the container. Women of the church will have baked goods, homemade candy, knitted and craft items, dishcloths, knives, and gently used items.
Crafters will have items for sale. Crafters, space is available, to reserve your space please call Vicky Reed (315-287-2440 at the church or 315-287-0122 at home). Please reserve by Thursday, October 25. The cost is $25.00 for a half room, 10 foot table for the 2 day event.

Units 2 and 4 have been working on craft projects and baking plans.  If you have clean gently used items for the “This and That” table please bring them to the church by Wednesday, November 7.  Please, NO clothes or books, save books for the Household Sale in the spring.  Please contact Vicky Reed (information above) if you would like to help or have a question.

See you there!

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Blessings Box

Blessing Box – have you seen the new Blessings Box outside the church Key Bank entrance?  This box (cabinet) is meant to provide non-perishable food items and toiletries for folks with an immediate need.  Take what you need, give what you can, share the word if you know of someone who needs a little boost.  You may add items to the box at any time, if the box is full you may drop items off at the church office (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM) to replenish when supplies are low.

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Community Open Office Hours

Pastor Beth has some “office hours” out in the community each month.  Drop by to chat any time, stop in for a word of prayer, or sit and stay for lunch.  She’ll be at the Community Room at Cambray Courts on Wednesday, October 24.

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Bible Study Opportunities

Follow Jesus

Animate Bible is the fall Bible study, the group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Each week we will view a short video and spend time learning about the Bible and discussing what it means to us.  This is a great study for both folks who are new to the Bible and those who are more seasoned readers of scripture.  Childcare is available.

Moses, by Adam Hamilton will be the resource for a monthly study Pastor Beth will lead at Cambray Courts.  The study will begin on Wednesday, October 17 at 10AM.  The second floor activity room will be the meeting space.  Please let Pastor Beth know if you plan to attend (315-287-2440 or bethquick@gmail.com).

Enough by Adam Hamilton will be the study guide for a short 4 week session beginning on Sunday, October 28 at 6 PM.  Please contact the office if you plan to attend, 315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com.

Small Group Leader Training are you interested in or curious about leading a Bible study, a small group, or a Sunday school class?  Please join us on Thursday, November 1 at 6 PM for a small group leader workshop.  Please contact the church office if you plan to attend, 315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com.

 

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September newsletter

September newsletter

Please check the calendar section of this website to see the calendar listings.

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What’s next at First UMC?

Meet Jesus

Sunday School – classes for all ages begin at 10 AM.    All parents/guardians must complete a registration form for students.   We’ve got a great group of teachers, classes for Kindergarten students – Adults.  Child care is available during Sunday school, for parents who wish to attend the Adult Class or sing in Choir.  Please join the group!  2018-19 SS:Youth Reg.

Sparkling Saints Support Group -this women’s group meets monthly in Brown Chapel.   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.

Youth in grades 6 – 12 are invited to gather on Sunday, October 21, 2pm.   Plan to meet at the church and please bring rakes if you have them!  We plan to meet monthly to spend some time playing games, getting to know each other, learning about following Jesus, and making some plans for the year ahead.  Please let Pastor Beth know if you plan to attend (315-287-2440).   For students in grades 6 – 12.

Devotional Pilates – helps you care for your body and spirit.  Meeting time TBA.  Looking for more fitness opportunities?  Rip It meets Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays.  Contact Amber Ormasen for more information: amberormasen@gmail.com.

Meet Jesus*Follow Jesus*Serve (with) Jesus

Neighborhood Center Volunteer Opportunity – the Neighborhood Center is looking for volunteers every other Wednesday morning to help unload the Food Bank truck.  Can you help?  Please contact the church office (315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping.

Friday Lunch – on Friday each week a team prepares and serves a home cooked meal to the senior citizens of our community. Meals can be consumed in Fellowship Hall (noon) or can be delivered to locations in town. Assistance is always needed – from dishwashers to delivery persons. If you would like more information about volunteering your time or would like a lunch please call the church office (315-287-2440).

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Congratulations to our college and high school graduates.  They were honored June 17 during the morning worship.  We wish them the best in their future endeavors!

Congratulations to our confirmands! Welcome to First UMC Gouverneur!

                                          

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Sparkling Saints Support Group

This women’s group meets every third week.  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.   The group will be studying the book Keep It Shut.  For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur@gmail.com.

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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 10/15/18 $163.05 has been contributed from cans and bottles redemption. It’s quick and easy!  We’re running behind our budgeted target – can you help us out?

In 2017 $215.90 was received by the church from your donations. Thank you!

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 9:45 through the conclusion of the 10 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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