Sylvia Lake worship times – August 27 and September 3

Save the dates!  In addition to the 10 AM worship times in Brown Chapel we will worship at 6 PM at Sylvia Lake on August 27 and September 3.  The location for the August 27 worship will be Ron McDougall and Dede Scozzafava’s camp on Mansion Grounds Road, September 3 we will gather at Elaine Hopper’s.  More information to come.  For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440.

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We’ve Got Your Back to School

School supply give away, Sunday, August 20, 1 PM – 2:30 PM.  Volunteers needed!  School supplies needed!  The donation bus is ready to be filled with your donations of school supplies, hygiene products and/or boys and girls underwear and socks.  To volunteer please call the church office 315-287-2440.

Supply List:#2 pencils, pens (black and blue), erasers (regular and cap), colored pencils, markers, highlighters, 4 pk. Expo Dry erase markers & eraser, crayons, glue sticks, pencil box/pouch,scissors, index cards (3×5 and 5×7), sticky notes (4×4), pencil sharpeners, 5 pack tab dividers, 3 ring binders (1 and 2 inch), pocket folders (no red, with and without fasteners), composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper (wide ruled)

Hygiene items: stick deodorant, tooth paste, combs, hairbrushes

Clothes: boys and girls socks and underwear (pre-school through teen sizes)

Donations can be brought to the church during office hours, 9 AM – 1 PM.

Thank you in advance!

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Chicken BBQ – August 19

Chicken BBQ, Saturday, August 19.  Serving begins at 12 noon until gone.  $10.00 includes 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, green beans and dessert.  Eat in or take out.  Proceeds will support church expenses.  For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440.

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Save the date! Sept. 9, 3rd Annual Golf Tourney

On Saturday, September 9 our 3rd annual golf tournament will take place.  Golf or not, there are lots more activities including a silent auction and dinner.  Gouverneur Country Club, Country Club Road.  For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440.

Volunteers, golfers, sponsors, gift baskets all needed!

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We’ve Got Your Back to School

Sunday, August 20

Beginning at 1 PM (until 2:30 PM) we will distribute school supplies, please contact the church office (315-287-2440) or Melissa Simione if you can assist that afternoon.  School supply donations will be gratefully received, drop off anytime the church office is open (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM).  For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440.

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Summer newsletter & calendars

Summer 2017

July 2017 Calendar

August 2017

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Worship Time/location change

Beginning Sunday, July 2, worship will be in Brown Chapel at 10:00 AM.  The air conditioning will be welcome on hot summer Sundays!  Nursery will be available at 9:45 AM continuing through the conclusion of the worship.  If you have questions please call the church office, 315-287-2440.

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Sunday, August 13 we will gather at Riverview Park, W. Barney Street (Route 58) for worship and a fellowship picnic.  Bring a lawn chair, dish to pass, and a game. For more information please call the church office, 315-287-2440.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, rolls, condiments, water, paper plates, etc. provided.

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Sunday School teachers needed

Additional Sunday School teachers are needed to fully staff our program this fall.  Folks with spiritual maturity and a heart for children are desired.  To learn more about this opportunity please speak with Pastor Beth or Heather Bowman, call the church office at 315-287-2440.

Sunday School staff meeting Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM at the church.  Please enter through the new building.

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Women’s Summer Bible study

Open Your Bible is a 7 week study focused on leaving participants with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to know the Bible inside and out.  Please join us in a fellowship meal before the study.  Children are more than welcome to attend.  The study will commence on July 6, 5 PM, led by Cadie Hockenbary.

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

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